Good to Know
Currency and Banking
Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.
The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug.
Czech Republic is one hour ahead of GMT (UTC).
The official language of the Conference is English.
The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.
Liability and 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 Conference.
Vaccinations are not required to enter the Czech Republic. An individual travel and health insurance is recommended.
Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday.
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.
Important telephone numbers
112: General Emergency for Europe
156: Prague Police