Capital: Prague

Language: Czech

Area: 78866 km²

Population: 10553948

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)

Code: +420

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type E: this type is of French origin. This socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole.

The Czech-Republic is a member of the Schengen Agreement.

To travel to the Czech Republic U.S. citizens are required to:

  • Hold a valid machine-readable passport or an equivalent recognized travel document
  • Obtain a valid ETIAS visa waiver for the Czech-Republic for visa-free travel, or a relevant Schengen visa
  • U.S. citizens whose stay in the Czech Republic will exceed 30 days are required to register within 3 working days of their arrival in the Czech Republic with the Foreign Police
  • In case you stay in a hotel or a similar institution, the accommodation provider should arrange this registration for you
  • Children inscribed in their parents’ passports are allowed to travel with their parents up to the age of 15. Once the child has reached the age of 15, a separate passport is necessary

U.S. citizens staying in the Czech Republic for more than 90-days:

  • ETIAS for U.S. citizens is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. If you intend to remain in the Czech Republic longer than 90 days, you must obtain the appropriate visa.

U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic

Address: Tržiště 15, 118 01 Praha 1 – Malá Strana Czech Republic

Phone:(+420) 257 022 000

Fax: (+420) 257 022 809

Office Hours: Open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Friday

Tourist Travel Information about the Czech-Republic

etias czech republicThe Czech Republic is a small landlocked country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany, Austria, Poland, and Slovakia.

The Czech Republic has a rich, eventful history. The Czech state was formed in the late 9th century as the Duchy of Bohemia. It was recognized as part of the  Holy Roman Empire in 1002, becoming the Kingdom of Bohemia in 1198. With the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806, the Bohemian Kingdom became part of the Austrian Empire.

Czechoslovakia was formed in 1918 following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I, and it remained the only democracy in this part of Europe in the interwar period. In 1989 the communist regime collapsed with the Velvet Revolution, and democracy and federalization were deepened. On 6 March 1990, the Czech Socialist Republic was renamed the Czech Republic. On 1 January 1993, Czechoslovakia peacefully dissolved, with its constituent states becoming the independent states of the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.

The Czech Republic is a developed country ranked as the 6th most peaceful country in the world. It has the lowest unemployment rate in Europe while achieving strong performance in democratic governance.

The Czech Republic contains a vast amount of architectural treasure, as well as beautiful forests and mountains to match.


Interesting facts

  • There are over 2,000 castles, keeps, and castle ruins in the Czech Republic, one of the highest density in the world
  • The Czech Republic is almost entirely surrounded by mountains
  • The Czech people have the highest beer consumption per capita in the world. Its first known brewery existed in 993. Pilsners originated in the Czech Republic as did the first ever blond pilsners. There are several beer festivals hosted annually
  • Mushroom hunting is a favorite pastime of the Czech people. In the autumn it is a national passion in the damp forests. They gather yearly at St. Václav Day in September and the hunts can be quite competitive
  • In Prague an architectural wonder called the Dancing House, designed by architect Frank D. Gehry, pays homage to famous dancing partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. The real name of the building in the Nationale-Nederlanden building

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • 112 – Emergency
  • 150 – Fire brigade
  • 155 – Rescue/ambulance
  • 156 – Metropolitan police
  • 158 – Police

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