Good to Know

AC Power Plugs and Sockets

The Czech Republic uses a 220-volt 50Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Cell Phones

Participants are kindly requested to turn off or switch their cell phones to silent mode in the meeting rooms where scientific sessions are held.

Public Transport

Travelling by Prague city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers must obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance.

For more information about Public Transport in Prague click here.

Currency

The official currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown = Česká koruna (CZK = Kč) which is subdivided into 100 hellers (h). International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Prague International Airport. 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.

Czech Language

Even though at all the hotels, shops and restaurants in Prague are English spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.

Ahoj      Hi
Dobrý den   Hello
Dobrý večer   Good evening
Dobrou noc   Good night
Jak se máte?   How are you?
Mám se dobře.   I am fine.
Děkuji   Thank you
Kolik to stojí?   How much is it?
Nechceš jít na pivo?   Would you like to go for a beer?
Pivo   Beer
Jeden   One
Dva   Two
Tři   Three
Deset   Ten

Entry Formalities

The Czech Republic (Czechia) is a member of the European Union (EU) and the Schengen area, therefore most tourist visitors do not require a visa to visit Prague, just a valid passport (or ID card for EU citizens). All non-EU visitors of the Czech Republic must possess a passport valid for at least the next three months. Participants requiring visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay in travel to the Congress.

Important Telephone Numbers

  • 112 - General Emergency (The European Standard number)
  • 150 – Fire Department
  • 155 - Ambulance
  • 158 - Police

Insurance

The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the Workshop participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.

Language of the IFSO-EC Congress 2020

The official language of the IFSO-EC Congress 2020 is English. Translation services will not be provided.

No-smoking

Smoking in the IFSO-EC Congress 2020 Venue is not allowed.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday till 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.

 

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