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Visa Information

Citizens of EU countries will not need a Visa to enter the Czech Republic. Tourist Visas (up to 90 days) are REQUIRED for other countries. For instructions on how to fill in your application, please visit the website of the Czech Foreign Ministry:


Taxi prices in Prague are not regulated. Cab drivers can charge whatever they like, as long as they post their price-per-kilometer, usually on the door. It's a good idea to agree on a price with the driver before committing to the ride. As in many big cities, cab drivers sometimes prey on foreigners who are unfamiliar with the language or currency. Whenever possible it's better to call for a taxi in advance. 

Public Transportation

The metro, trams and busses will get you just about anywhere you need to go in town. Prague's web of tram routes and its three metros lines are the most efficient means of transportation. Tickets can be purchased from automats or ticket booth attendants in the metro stations, or from local Trafika shops.

Transportation information centers are located in the metro stops at Karlovo Namesti, Muzeum, Mustek and Nadrazi Holesovice. 

Money Changing

What's the best way to change money? The best option is usually one of the major banks, which generally charge the lowest commission . For smaller amounts, the charge can go up dramatically. Visitors with American Express travelers checks can redeem them at the American Express office for local currency at full value, with no commission charged.

The many "exchange" outlets around Prague may be convenient, but they tend to charge higher commissions, which can sometimes be hidden from you.


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