Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Czech Republic. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers register your travel and contact details, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Czech Republic. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended for Australian travellers to register, before travelling, on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, in case of an emergency.

Security

Make sure you take extra care of your personal belongings. Emergency telephone numbers which you can call from anywhere within the Czech Republic are:

  • State police – 158
  • City police – 156
  • Ambulance – 155
  • Fire alert – 150
  • Road service – 123
  • Local phone numbers search – 1180
  • International phone numbers search – 1181

Health

There are no special vaccinations recommended. Tap water is good, but it is recommended that visitors drink bottled water.

Medical treatment or any other medical care for foreigners is provided at the respective health centre nearest to the hotel or place of accommodation. English speaking doctors can be found and treatment is administered at mutually agreed prices in koruna (CZK).

Free treatment is provided only to foreigners from countries with inter-governmental agreements with the Czech Republic, which is not the case with Australia.

A travel insurance policy that covers medical treatment abroad is highly recommended and you should carry your insurance policy on you. If you have a medical problem, you may need to quickly confirm your insured status to assistance providers.

Generally, you should expect to pay the bill and then seek reimbursement from your insurance company. Emergency treatment and non-hospital first aid (extreme cases) are available free-of-charge to all guests of the Czech Republic. Call ‘Zachranna sluzba’ (Emergency service) by dialling 155 from anywhere in the Czech Republic.