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Czech Republic Shopping, Embassy and Communication




The official language is Czech. Slovak, Polish, German, Russian and English are also spoken.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/08/2022 Liberation Day

05.07.2022 The holy apostles Cyril and Methodius

06.07.2022 Anniversary of the martyrdom of Jan Hus

09/28/2022 Day of Independence of the Czech Republic

10/28/2022 Independence Day

11/17/2022 Freedom and Democracy Day

12/25/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into the Czech Republic (when traveling from non-EU countries) when entering the Czech Republic by plane (persons over 18 years of age): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco (persons over 18 J.); 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% and 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine (persons aged 18 and over); 4 l table wine (persons aged 18 and over); 16 liters of beer (over 18s); Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car).

Import regulations

A weapons accompanying document is required for weapons. Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution.

Prohibited Imports

There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). More information is available from

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. At least the following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 18 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 18s); 200 cigars (over 18s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 18 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 18 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 18s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 18 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 18s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported from an EC member state exempt from mineral oil tax if it is in the vehicle’s tank or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.)


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Czech Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Consulates in Lugano and Basel.

Muristrasse 53
+41 (31) 350 40 70.

Mon-Fri 7.45 a.m. – 4.15 p.m. Consular section: Telephone information: Mon-Fri 2-4 p.m. Opening times: Mon-Fri 10am-12pm.

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Honorary consulates in Graz, Innsbruck-Wattens, Klagenfurt, Linz and Salzburg.

Penzinger Straße 11-13
+43 (1) 89 95 81 11. Consular Section: +43 (1) 89 95 81 55. Visa Section: +43 (1) 89 95 81 48. /vienna

Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00 (visits by appointment only). Consular section: Mon-Fri 08.30-11.00.

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Consulates General in Dresden and Munich. Consulate in Dusseldorf. Honorary consulates in Dortmund, Frankfurt/M., Hamburg, Nuremberg and Rostock.

Wilhelmstrasse 44
+49 (30) 22 63 80.

Mon-Fri 08.00-16.30. Consular section: Mon-Fri 08.30-11.00.


Business etiquette

Many business people speak German. The attire is quite formal. Long meals are common in negotiations. During the holiday period in July and August many companies are closed.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-17.00.

Business contacts

Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy of the Czech Republic Wilhelmstrasse 44, 10117 Berlin, Germany Tel. +49 (0)30 22 63 81 95, +49 (0)30 22 63 81 96. Website: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy of the Czech Republic Penzinger Straße 11-13, 1140 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43 (0)1 89 95 81 11. Website: Chamber of Commerce Switzerland-Czech Republic Lighthouse building, Jankovcova 1569 / 2c, 170 00 Prague 7, Czech Republic Tel. +42 (0)2 22 51 66 14. Website: Hospodárská Komora Ceské Republiky (Czech Chamber of Commerce) Florentinum, Na Florenci 2116/15, 110 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic Tel. +42 (0)2 66 72 13 00. Website:



According to, the country code is 00420. There are still public telephones in the Czech Republic. Most public payphones can be used with a prepaid phone card, which can be purchased at hotels, tourist information offices, newsstands and tobacconists. Hotels usually charge a high surcharge for international calls.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800 and 2G. Compatibility with 3G and 4G in Prague, Brno, Pilsen and in Ostrava. Reception/transmission range nationwide very good. Network operators: Among others, O2 and T-Mobile. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017. Under certain circumstances, however, it may be worth purchasing a Czech SIM card or prepaid cards from local providers.


Internet cafes are plentiful in Prague and all larger cities. Local internet provider is among others T-Mobile. Wireless access to the Internet via Wi-Fi is available in restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, libraries, numerous forms of public transport, train stations, airports and many other public places. Large cities in particular are well covered with signals.

Post office

The main post office in Prague (Jindrisska 14, Prague 1) is open 24 hours a day. Post offices can also be written to with poste restante. Post office hours: Mon-Fri 08:00-18:00, Sat 08:00-12:00. Mailing within Europe takes a few days.


Numerous German-language radio stations can be received in the Czech Republic, for example via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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