INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES

XLII ANTARCTIC TREATY CONSULTATIVE MEETING AND XXII MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Consultative Parties:

Regular Passports
Diplomatic Passports
Service Passports
Argentina
Australia
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Chile
China
Ecuador

(*1)

Finland
France
Germany
India
Italy
Japan
Korea (ROK)
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Poland
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Ukraine
biometric passport
United Kingdom
United States
Uruguay

*1) Agreement with Limited Territorial Validity for Diplomatic Passports is under negotiation, and should be in effect before the beginning of the Conference (ACTM).

Non-consultative parties:

Regular Passport
Diplomatic /Official Passports
Service Passports
Austria
Belarus
Canada
Colombia
Cuba
Denmark
Estonia
Greece
Guatemala
Hungary
Iceland
Kazakhstan
Korea (DPRK)
Malaysia
Monaco
Mongolia
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Portugal
Romania
Slovak Republic
Slovenia
Switzerland
Turkey
Venezuela

ACCOMMODATION

The promotion for the accommodation discount ends on 30 April 2019. The price cannot be guaranteed after this date.

 

The hotel at the venue of the ATCM
Among other possibilities

TOP HOTEL Prague

4 ****

PRICE:

Single standard (no AC) 64 EUR
Double standard (no AC) 80 EUR
Single executive (no AC) 68 EUR
Double executive (no AC) 84 EUR
Single superior (with AC) 72 EUR
Double superior (with AC) 92 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA

OCCIDENTAL PRAGUE WILSON

5 *****

PRICE:

Single 149 EUR
Double 164 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARKTIDA1

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 15 minutes, bus 35 minutes

AMBASSADOR

5 *****

PRICE:

Single 110 EUR
Double 120 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 15 minutes, bus 40 minutes

IRIS HOTEL EDEN

4 ****

PRICE:

Single 65 EUR
Double 69 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL:  car 10 minutes, bus 26 minutes

OCCIDENTAL PRAGUE

4 ****

PRICE:

Single 79 EUR
Double 89 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARKTIDA1

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 15 minutes, bus 30 minutes

Hotel Globus

3 ***

PRICE:

Single 37 EUR
Double 43 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 10 minutes, bus 20 minutes

For more information on accommodation please visit https://www.prague.eu/en/objects/accommodation 

HOTEL SVORNOST

3 ****

PRICE:

Single 40 EUR
Double 60 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 15 minutes, bus 60 minutes 

FORTUNA WEST

3 ****

PRICE:

Single 35 EUR
Double 40 EUR

PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA

Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 25 minutes, bus 60 minutes

GENERAL

WEATHER

The climate of the Czech Republic is mild but variable locally and throughout the year. The air temperature in Prague in July might be 23-35 °C during the day and the night 10-25 °C.

HEALTH

There is no mandatory vaccination requirement for those entering the Czech Republic.

Water from the water network is drinkable.

Patients covered by the health insurance recieve health care depending on their insurance policy. Other patients may be required to pay in cash. Patients covered by international healthcare agreements receive urgent and necessary care free of charge (outpatients will pay for medications and materials; hospital care is free of charge including medications and materials). EU citizens should carry the European Health Insurance Card.

For more information on healthcare, please visit: https://www.prague.eu/en/practical

ELECTRICITY

In the Czech Republic, the voltage is 230 volts (230V) and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Czech Republic uses plug type E, which has two round pins and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin.

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TIME ZONE

UTC/GMT +1

OPENING HOURS OF SHOPS

Business hours for shopping malls are from Mondays to Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Banking hours run from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on weekdays only.

Most restaurants are open from early morning until late.

COMMUNICATIONS

Country calling code: +420
Emergency calls (always toll-free):
General emergency: 112
Ambulance: 155
Police: 158
Fire brigade: 150

PRAGUE TRANSPORTATION

Metro

The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour:

Green colour (“Depo Hostivař” station – “Nemocnice Motol” station) – line A

Yellow colour (“Černý Most” station – “Zličín” station) – line B

Red colour (“Letňany” station – “Háje” station) – line C

Changing stations are “Muzeum” (lines “A” and “C”), “Můstek” (lines “A” and “B”), “Florenc” (lines “B” and “C”).

The metro operates daily from 5:00 a.m. to midnight. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2-3 minutes during the workday rush hours and     4 -10 minutes during off-peak hours.

Trams

Daytime operation is from 4:30 a.m. to midnight. Night operation is provided by tram numbers 91 to 99 in 30 minutes intervals. The central interchange station for night lines is “Lazarská”. Tram schedules are located at each individual stops.

Buses

The daytime and night operation of buses is similar to tram operation. Night service is provided by bus numbers 901 to 915. Bus schedules are located at each individual stop.

Some useful links

Prague public transport: Tel.: +420 239 191 817, www.dpp.cz  

Public transport in the Czech Republic: www.idos.cz  

Non-stop airport information service: Czech Airlines: +420 239 007 007, Prague airport: +420 220 111 111

Train connections in the Czech Republic and Europe: Tel.: +420 840 112 113, www.cd.cz

Bus and train timetables: www.jizdnirady.cz

https://www.prague.eu/en/practical

https://www.czechtourism.com/a/transport 

CURRENCY

Currency: Czech crown (Koruna česká)

Exchange Rate: 1 USD  = app. 22,- CZK

Exchange Rate: 1 EUR   = app. 25,- CZK

 

Typically, foreign currency may be exchanged at airports, hotels or exchange offices. Opening hours for banks are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., from Monday to Friday. Exchange offices operate from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. hours. The exchange rate will be listed without the exchange fee.

 

Money can be withdrawn from ATMs, in service 24/7.
To learn more about banknotes and coins in circulation, please visit the Czech National Bank: http://www.cnb.cz/en/banknotes_coins/ 

For the Exchange rate please consult the website: http://www.cnb.cz/en/index.html

For more information on Czech currency visit: https://www.czechtourism.com/a/currency 

 

Tips

Tipping is voluntary, although it is customary to tip approximately 10% of the total price in cafes, bars and restaurants.