Good to Know

Climate

The climate is a mixture of ocean and continental influences. The month of August is characterized by gradually rising daily temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 20°C to 23°C over the course of the month, exceeding 30°C. The average probability that some form of precipitation will be observed in a given day is 60%, with little variation over the course of the month. Throughout June, the most common forms of precipitation are moderate rain, thunderstorms, and light rain.
You can find the current weather 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.

For the official exchange rates on the website of the www.cnb.cz.

Electricity

The Czech Republic uses a 230 volt 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.

Time Zone

Czech Republic is GMT/UTC + 2h during Summer Daylight Saving Time.

Shopping

Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 21:00, Monday till Sunday.

Important Telephone Numbers

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

Liability and Insurance

The organisers 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.

Health Care

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

Programme Changes

The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

Official Language

The official language of the Conference is English.