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OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

Entry Formalities

All foreign visitors to the Czech Republic must possess a passport valid for at least the next three months. Participants requiring visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay in travel to the Congress. Please see part Registration for detailed information.

Weather

The climate is a mixture of ocean and continental influences. The season begins to change in September as average highs dip 10 degrees in Prague, Czech Republic, reaching 18°C (that's about 64°F) during the day.

Prague evenings for September are still seasonably cool with night time temp averages of 10°C (about 50°F).

You can find the current weather conditions at www.weather.com.

Health Care

Vaccinations are not required to enter the Czech Republic. An individual travel and health insurance is recommended.

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 220 volt 50Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.

Currency and Exchange Rates

Czech crown (CZK) is the official currency of the Czech Republic. Exchange of foreign currency is available at Prague international Airport and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payments in hotels, restaurants and shops. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site. You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank at www.cnb.cz.

Insurance

The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the meeting participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.

Tipping

Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about 10 percent.

Important Telephone Numbers

112: General Emergency for Europe
150: Fire
155: Ambulance
156: Prague Police
158: Police