Traveling information
Traveling to Prague

Note that the information below is for orientational purposes only and is subject to change.

Visit the maps section to see maps of the key locations.

About the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, the youngest in the family of European countries, was born in 1993 when the Czechoslovak Federal Republic split into two independent states. Even though the Czech Republic’s area of 78 864 square kilometers ranks it among small countries, its wealth of natural beauty and monuments of cultural heritage contribute greatly to its global prestige as a major cultural destination. Geographically, the country (population: 10.3 mil.) and its historical lands (Bohemia, Moravia, and Silesia) are divided into 14 local administrative units controlled by regional administrations. The Czech Republic is a full-fledged NATO member, and since May 1, 2004, member of the European Union.

Visa Information

As of May 2004, citizens of the following countries do NOT need a Czech visa: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, USA, UK, Vatican. Visa is also not required for the holders of UN and EC (Schengen) passports. Holders of other passports should contact the embassy of the Czech Republic in their respective countries. Note that the information given here is not official. We recommend that holders of all passports contact a Czech embassy in their respective countries.

Useful links

www.czechtourism.com
Czech Tourism. Good selection of information about traveling to Prague (in many languages).

www.czechsite.com
Brief site with short, selected information about the Czech Republic, its history and culture. Good for a start (in English language).

mapy.atlas.cz
Excellent interactive map of Prague and the Czech Republic (in English language).

www.dpp.cz
Prague public transport information, timetables and routes (in English and German languages).

www.praguepost.com
The Prague Post. Online newspaper about the Czech Republic (in English language).

mapy.czechtourism.com
Interactive map of Prague and the Czech Republic (in English language).

www.czechembassy.org
Czech Embassy in Canada. Site contains general useful information regarding traveling to the Czech Republic (in English language).

www.mzv.cz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Czech Republic. Official information (in English language).

www.squaremeal.cz
Square Meal. Extensive online Prague restaurant guide and reservation system (in English language).

www.inyourpocket.com
In Your Pocket, Prague guide (in English language).

www.czech.cz
Czech.cz. Official page of the Czech Republic, contains news and traveling information (in English language).

www.prague.com
A portal with Prague-related info (in English language).