10 essential tips for traveling to the Czech Republic


With this guide of tips for traveling to the Czech Republic We hope to help you organize your trip and above all, optimize the time to get to know one of the most amazing and wonderful countries in the world.
Occasionally overshadowed by Prague, its capital and maximum objective of many travelers, we believe that spending a few days to get to know the most tourist places of this incredible country, is one of the best ways to know it and above all, surprise you and understand that the Czech Republic It is much more than Prague.
Charming villages, cities full of life, breathtaking landscapes and a unique culture, together with delicious cuisine, will make this destination one of the best trips you could imagine.

Based on our experience of the trip to the Czech Republic, we leave you a selection of those that are for us 10 essential tips for traveling to the Czech Republic. We start!

1. What is the best time?

As we always say with most destinations and despite the fact that any time is good to travel and get to know, in this case, the Czech Republic, we do believe that it is important to have different factors in mind, such as the weather, in order to enjoy to the maximum of the country and squeeze it to the maximum.

  • High season (from June to August and December in Prague): Without a doubt, the warmest months of the year and the Christmas month par excellence, are the most frequented by tourists.
  • Mid season (from April to May and September): According to our experience, this is the best time for a trip to the Czech Republic, taking into account that the weather is usually benign and there is not so much overcrowding.
  • Low season (from October to March): These are the coldest months and also those that take advantage of some tourist places to close.

We remind you that in case of traveling in high season, it is important to book transportation, accommodation and excursions in advance, if you want to have more options and above all, more adjusted prices.

2. Entry requirements

If you are a Spanish citizen or of the European Union (EU) you will only need to enter the Czech Republic your ID or passport without a visa.
If you have another nationality, we recommend you check the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Embassy to have all the updated information.

In addition to the ID and passport, another of the tips for traveling to the Czech Republic, is to take with you the European Health Card so that in case you have any setback, you can be treated in a public hospital.
It is important to know that in addition to this card, which is obtained for free, if you want to have medical care in the best hospitals and that a repatriation is included if necessary, it is highly recommended to take the best travel insurance for Europe.

We always travel insured with Mondo, with whom we carry a totally adequate insurance to the needs that we will have on the trip. Hiring your insurance here with Mondo, just for being a Street Travelers reader, you have a 5% discount.


More tips for traveling to the Czech Republic

Other of the best tips for traveling to the Czech Republic are:

  • Remember, as we said before, that despite belonging to the European Union, the Czech Republic maintains its currency: the Czech crown.
  • The official language is Czech, although there is a very high percentage of the population that speaks English, even at a basic level, especially in the most tourist places.
  • The time zone of the Czech Republic is the same as in Spain and they also maintain summer and winter time.
  • Although it is not mandatory, in the country it is well seen to leave tips in restaurants, between 5-10%, for what we believe, it is advisable to follow this unwritten rule, especially if you liked the food and the service has been good .
  • In the Czech Republic the voltage is 230V, the frequency 50Hz and the plugs are type E.

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