English is the official language of the Conference. Please note that no simultaneous translation services will be available.
The official language in the Czech Republic is Czech, a Slavic language. Many of the older people speak some Russian, while English (and often German) is spoken well by the younger generation.
The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech crown (Kč/ in English CZK).
Coins: CZK 1, CZK 2, CZK 5, CZK 10, CZK 20 and CZK 50
Banknotes: CZK 100, CZK 200, CZK 500, CZK 1000, CZK 2000 and CZK 5000
The Czech Republic will be on the Central European Summer Time (GMT + 2h) during the Conference.
The Czech Republic has a mild continental climate with warm, sometimes damp summers and cold winters. The weather in Prague in August is generally pleasant, usually sunny, though light rain is possible. So, it is advisable to bring an umbrella or a raincoat. The average temperature in summer is 24 °C (74 °F), although temperatures can rise to 30 °C (92 °F). At night, temperatures fall to 15 °C (46 °F).
The Czech electricity system uses 230V AC, 50 Hz (50 cycles). Czech sockets are the standard European type E sockets (French, CEE 7/5) which are compatible with CEE 7/6 plugs (French, two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for the main ground pin) and CEE 7/7 plugs (French+German) or with the unearthed CEE 7/16 plug (Europlug) or CEE 7/17 plug (see more info and photos). For other types of, please make sure to bring adapters. For equipment from USA or elsewhere with 110/120V, a voltage converter is required to be able to connect it to 230V.
Most museums and shops are open daily from 9am to 6pm. Museums are closed on Mondays and state holidays. Banks operate similarly, but remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
No vaccination is required to enter the Czech Republic. During a visit to the Czech Republic, the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) enables an access to a necessary state-provided healthcare on the same basis as for Czech residents.
112: General Emergency
150: Fire Fighters
156: Prague Municipal Police