INFORMATION FOR DELEGATES
XLII ANTARCTIC TREATY CONSULTATIVE MEETING AND XXII MEETING OF THE COMMITTEE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
*1) Agreement with Limited Territorial Validity for Diplomatic Passports is under negotiation, and should be in effect before the beginning of the Conference (ACTM).
Diplomatic /Official Passports
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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
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TOP HOTEL Prague
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
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Single 40 EUR
Double 60 EUR
PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA
Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 15 minutes, bus 60 minutes
Single 35 EUR
Double 40 EUR
PROMO CODE: ANTARCTICA
Distance hotel to TOP HOTEL: car 25 minutes, bus 60 minutes
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.
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
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.
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.
Country calling code: +420
Emergency calls (always toll-free):
General emergency: 112
Fire brigade: 150
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.
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.
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
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
Tipping is voluntary, although it is customary to tip approximately 10% of the total price in cafes, bars and restaurants.