Essential Information

Airport

Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

Weather in April

Season: Early Spring
Min. Temperature: 5℃
Max. Temperature: 14℃
Avg. Temperature: 9.5℃

For the latest weather information, visit:
Prague Weather Forecasts

Time Zone in April

Prague: GMT +2:00 hrs (Daylight savings included)
Singapore / Hong Kong: GMT +8:00 hrs

*Hong Kong and Singapore are 6hrs ahead of Prague.

Sunrise/Sunset Time

Sunrise: 6:06AM
Sunset: 7:59PM

Currency

Czech Koruna (CZK)

100 CZK5.99 SGD*
100 CZK35.25 HKD*
100 CZK4.51 USD*

*Rate is last updated as of 15 Dec 2023 

Payment Type

Card payments are widely accepted in Prague. Most credit cards are widely accepted at most restaurants and shops in Prague. However, cash is still commonly used for small purchases and transactions with street vendors.

VAT

Standard Rate: 21%

Language

Main language in Prague is Czech, but many people do speak English, especially in tourist areas

Electricity

  • 230 Volts, 50Hz
  • Prague uses Type C and E plugs

Please bring along your Voltage Converter / Travel Adapter if required. 

Water Potability

Tap water in Prague is safe to drink

Dialling Code

Country Code: +420

Useful Contacts

General Emergency: 112
Ambulance Service: 155
Police: 158

Cuisine Type

Prague offers both traditional Czech cuisine and International cuisines.

Passport / Visa

Passport

Please ensure your passport has at least 6 months’ validity.
Kindly renew your passport if the validity period falls before 19 October 2024.

Visa Eligibility

Citizens of the following countries will require a SchengenVisa to enter Prague, Czech Republic:

  • China
  • India
  • Indonesia

Please click here to find out if you require a visa to enter Prague.
If you do not see your country on the list, you DO NOT need to apply for a visa.

You are advised to apply for a Schengen visa as soon as you can before your departure. The legal processing period is 15 days. However, in individual cases, the processing period can be extended to 45 days. 

Please click here for more information on Prague Visa Applications.

COVID-19 Checklist for Travel into Prague

  • Please check with your respective airlines if mask is required onboard.
  • Vaccination Certificates are not required in Prague, but you are strongly encouraged to prepare them in the event of checks upon arrival.

Testing Positive for COVID-19

  • If you test positive before your trip, kindly inform us via email at [email protected].
  • If you test positive during the trip, although you are no longer required to self-isolate, it is highly recommended that you:
    • Exercise caution and minimize social interactions as much as possible.
    • Wear a mask and observe physical hygiene for 10 days after the test result.
    • If symptoms got worse, you may call Prague’s health hotline at 155.

If you test positive after the trip, kindly adhere to the prevailing country’s COVID-19 guidelines for recovery.

VAT Refund

The standard VAT in Prague is currently 21%.

You are eligible for a VAT Refund before leaving Czech Republic if you meet all the following requirements:

  • Resident of a non-EU country at the time of purchase.
  • A tax refund form and receipt must be obtained from the retailer. 
  • Purchased items must be brought out of the country within 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Total amount per receipt (tax inclusive) must be greater than 2,001 CZK* 

                 *Goods must be bought in the same shop on the same day.

VAT Refund Process 

  1. Buy goods of over 2,001CZK in a single day from a retailer displaying the TAX REFUND sign.
  2. Request for the envelope, VAT REFUND FORM and receipt from the retailer.
  3. Ensure that the VAT REFUND FORM is completed with the VAT amount specified and stamped by the retailer.
  4. Have the VAT REFUND FORM validated at the border or at the airport by the Czech Customs Office. 

3 Options to Receive VAT refund:

  1. Visit a refund office at the border operated by a specialized collecting agency and receive a cash refund on spot. 
  2. Return home and send your VAT forms and receipts to a specialized collecting agency by mail, requesting the refund within 90 days from the day of purchase.
  3. Retain all the forms and receipts and claim the refund with the same retailer during your next visit to the Czech Republic, within 90 days from the day of purchase.

Embassy Information

Singapore

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Prague
Opletalova 27 110 00 Praha 1 Czech Republic
Tue & Thu (9:00AM – 12:00PM)
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun closed
+420 2240 91385 / +420 2240 91388
+65 6379 8000 (After Hours)
Website

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Embassy in Prague
Pelléova 18,160 00 Bubeneč Praha Czech Republic
Mon – Fri (8:30AM – 12:30PM), (2:30PM – 5:30PM)
Sat & Sun closed

+420 2330 28800Website

Malaysia

Embassy of Malaysia in Prague
Komornicka 1852/25 Praha-6 Dejvice, Prague
Mon – Fri (8:30AM – 4:30PM)
Sat & Sun closed
+420 2347 06600Website

India

Embassy of India in Prague
Milady Horakove 60/93, 170 00 Praha 7-Letna Czechia
Mon – Fri (9:00AM – 1:00PM), (1:30PM – 5:30PM)
Sat & Sun closed
+420 2575 33490Website