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Czech Republic | Czechia

Czech Republic | Czechia: At a glance

Capital: Prague

Population: 10.5 million

Official language: Czech

Time zone: Central European Time (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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Czech Republic | Czechia: Travel Health Information

The Czech Republic is known for its rich art, culture, and history. It is home to a seemingly endless landscape of beautiful architecture within medieval towns and cities - including Prague, nicknamed the Golden City.

Healthcare

The standards for patient care and medical services in the Czech Republic may differ from your home country. The Czech Republic has both public and private health sectors that generally provide an adequate standard of care. Healthcare outside of major cities may not meet international standards.

In the event of a medical emergency, contact your travel health insurance company immediately. Hospitals in the Czech Republic typically require upfront payment in cash or credit card, regardless if you have travel health insurance. Complex emergencies may require medical evacuation to Western Europe. Ensure that you have accessible funds to cover upfront fees and adequate travel health insurance, including evacuation. Before you depart, check with your insurer about the extent of their coverage in the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic generally has a pharmacy in every town. Prescriptions for medications must be obtained from a doctor and prescription drugs cannot be purchased without one. Pharmacists are trained and licensed and service is usually timely.

If you are travelling with medication, check with the Czech Republic’s embassy, consulate, or Ministry of Health for details on medication allowances and restrictions. If your medication is a psychotropic or narcotic, you can review the Czech Republic’s regulations on the International Narcotics Control Board. Note that these sources may provide incomplete or out-of-date information.

Road safety

Roads in the Czech Republic are generally well maintained. Seat belts must be worn by all passengers at all times. For cyclists, helmets are required by law for all riders under 18 years of age.

Travelling to the Czech Republic?

Before you go, check the list of vaccines and relevant health risks for the Czech Republic. For personalized advice, check out our Travel Health Planner to get health information that’s tailored to all the destinations on your itinerary:

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IAMAT-affiliated doctors are available in the Czech Republic.

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Czech Republic | Czechia: At a glance

Capital: Prague

Population: 10.5 million

Official language: Czech

Time zone: Central European Time (CET), Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Emergency #: 112

Vaccinations required: No

Risk of malaria: No

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