Good to Know
Complete information about Czech Republic is available at the official website of the Czech Republic.
The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.
The official language for the International IUFRO Conference 2018 will be English.
The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external or unforeseen circumstances.
September weather in Prague is usually warm with temperatures around 20–25°C (70–80°F) and somewhat humid. Sudden showers and thunderstorms are common, so bring an umbrella or be prepared to dash for cover.
You can check for current weather conditions in Prague at www.weather.com.
Currency and Banking
Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in Euro is also possible in some restaurants and shops.
You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.
The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug. More information.
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.
Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city center are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday till Sunday. 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 ten percent.
Important telephone numbers
112: General Emergency for Europe
156: Prague Police