Good to Know
The climate is a mixture of ocean and continental influences. The month of June is characterized by gradually rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 20°C to 22°C over the course of the month, exceeding 28°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 http://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.
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.
The Czech Republic one hour ahead of GMT and at the time of the symposium this will be GMT +2 due to Summer Daylight Saving Time.
The official language of the Conference is English.
The organisers cannot assume liability for any changes in the programme due to external or unforeseen circumstances.
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 Conference.
Vaccinations are not required to enter the Czech Republic. An individual travel and health insurance is recommended.
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 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.
Even though at all the hotels, shops and restaurants in Prague are English spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.
|Dobrý večer||Good evening|
|Dobrou noc||Good night|
|Jak se máte?||How are you?|
|Mám se dobře.||I am fine.|
|Kolik to stojí?||How much is it?|
|Nechceš jít na pivo?||Would you like to go for a beer?|