Prague Travel Checklist

Prague Travel Checklist

Some of the stuff on this list is so obvious that you’ll think you’ll never forget it. But enough people have forgot that I wrote a page that you can more or less use as a tick sheet for the most essential items.

garden courtyard in prague
A garden courtyard in Prague

The Prague Travel Checklist – General info

  • Visa collected (if required) before travelling.
  • Flight/Train Tickets or reservation numbers.
  • Frequent Flyer card.
  • Travel Insurance (if required).
  • Passports have at least 6 months validity left on them i.e. if you arrive January 1st, the passport must not expire before July 1st.
  • Children aged 15 years or more must have their own passport.
  • Private healthcare details and cover.
  • Sheet of paper containing hotel address and duration of stay plus home address and placed in each piece of luggage.
  • Mark each piece of luggage that it can be clearly identified as yours. Personally I put medium sized coloured cord on the handle as it cannot be mistaken as can a side sticker for example.
  • Description of your suitcase in the event it is lost. Include size, colour, make and/or identifying marks. You can even take pictures to be sure.
  • Memory cards/sticks.
  • Contact the hotel and confirm your reservation.

Prague Travel Checklist – Copying Documentation, make a photocopy or scan of the following:

  • Passports (including relevant visa pages).
  • ID cards.
  • Driving Licence.
  • Flight tickets/insurance.
  • Printed Hotel/transfer reservations and details (not just a booking number).
  • Address/telephone of hotel.

Prague Travel Checklist – Money

  • Bank Telephone numbers (for unblocking credit cards).
  • Lost credit card telephone numbers.
  • Cash in the required denominations
  • Travellers Cheques.
  • Debit Cards (Licenced by bank and may require permission).
  • Credit cards (still valid during your stay).

Prague Travel Checklist – Medication

  • UK visitors should bring your GHIC card.
  • For EU citizens, bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Apply at any post office. It’s free.
  • Non-EU visitors with private health insurance should confirm their cover.
  • The dispensing chemist/drugstore at the airport is in Terminal 2 (upstairs).
  • Bring enough special medication for TWICE the estimated stay.
  • Make a note of specialist medical centres that you may need.
  • If you need to replace medication here, take the bottle and/or packaging with you to the chemist/drugstore.
  • Food packaging here does not always show full product ingredients.
  • First-aid kit.

Prague Travel Checklist – Power/Telephone

  • Remember that power plugs in CZ do not have a fuse like in the UK. If you bring something that is hard-wired i.e. not a separate power cord, then bring spare fuses.
  • Adaptors (do not leave adaptors plugged in for long periods i.e. more than 24 hours).
  • Power transformer for US visitors (110V to 230V etc).
  • New batteries in battery operated appliances.
  • GSM/GPRS/3G/4G Mobile phone roaming information.
  • Calling card etc plus access number.
  • Spare camera batteries.
  • Phone/camera chargers.

Prague Travel Checklist – Other

  • Personal smoke alarm.
  • Multi-tool packed in “Hold Luggage”.
  • Single use, panoramic camera.

Prague Travel Checklist – Some reminders for Children

  • Unbelievably important pen, pencil, book, toy, picture card, portable game etc etc.
  • Single use camera (remember them?).
  • Addresses of friends (if you still send postcards….).
  • Favourite sweets.

My Own Guided Tours – Cheaper Than You Think!

prague tour guide jason next to the vltava river
“Like being shown around by a knowledgeable friend” – Trip Advisor Review

Some Random Things to Do and See in Prague