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 consult Smartraveller to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.


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.


General health advice when visiting the Czech Republic:

  • Avoid tap water as it is safer to drink bottled water.
  • Medical and dental services are of a good standard.
  • English is spoken in hospitals and private practices in major cities and many of these will accept credit cards.
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medicines are readily available from chemists.