GOOD TO KNOW 

Czech Republic & Prague
 Getting Around
 Good to Know

 

 

 

Official Language 

The official language for the ECNDT will be English. Interpreting at the ECNDT is not provided.  


Internet Access

Free WIFI Internet access is available throughout the conference venue PCC with no time limit. Big data downloads will have an impact on the internet speed for all participants, please use the internet with mutual respect.


Insurance

The organisers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Convention.   


Currency & Banking

Czech crown (CZK) is the official currency of the Czech Republic. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site. You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank at www.cnb.cz  


Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 230 volt 50 Hz system. Sockets follow the standard used also in France, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Greece, Italy, Ireland and some other countries, and have a grounding pin sticking out of the power socket. Information for proficients: type E socket


Entry Formalities

All foreign visitors to the Czech Republic must possess a passport valid for at least the next three months. Participants requiring a visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay when travelling to the Conference. List of countries whose citizens are required to have visa can be found here:

http://www.mzv.cz/jnp/en/information_for_aliens/list_of_states_whose_citizens_are/index.html   


Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday to Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday to Sunday.   


Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time - Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.   


Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.   


Weather

October weather in Prague can be quite pleasent but it is still unpredictable with temperatures around 18-22°C/65-75°F and somewhat humid. Sudden showers and thunderstorms are common, so bring an umbrella or be prepared to dash for cover.

You can find the current weather Conference at www.weather.com  


Parking

Parking space in or at the Prague Congress Centre will not be provided for the participants. Expenses for the parking space will be covered by the participants on their own.  


Important Telephone Numbers

112: General Emergency for Europe 
150: Fire
155: Ambulance
156: Prague Police
158: Police

 

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