Good to Know

AC Power Plugs and Sockets

The Czech Republic uses a 220-volt 50Hz system, sockets have the European standard and plugs are three-prong grounded.

Cell Phones

Participants are kindly requested to turn off or switch their cell phones to silent mode in the meeting rooms where scientific sessions are held.

Public Transport

Travelling by Prague city transport is possible with a valid ticket only. Passengers have to obtain their tickets before boarding the vehicle or entering the Metro system. The ticket is valid only if marked in the validation appliance.


The official currency of the Czech Republic is the Czech Crown = Česká koruna (CZK = Kč) which is subdivided into 100 hellers (h). International credit cards are accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Exchange offices and ATM machines are easily available throughout the city and at the Prague International Airport. Payment in cash in EUR is also available in some restaurants and shops, please ask for details on-site. You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.

Czech Language

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.

Ahoj     Hi
Dobrý den   Hello
Dobrý večer   Good evening
Dobrou noc   Good night
Jak se máte?   How are you?
Mám se dobře   I am fine
Děkuji   Thank you
Kolik to stojí?   How much is it?
Nechceš jít na pivo?   Would you like to go for a beer?
Pivo   Beer
Jeden   One
Dva   Two
Tři   Three
Deset   Ten

Visa Requirements

Invitation letters for visa purposes can only be sent to participants who have completed the registration process. Further information regarding visa requirements can be found here.

Important Telephone Numbers

112 – General Emergency (The European Standard number)
150 – Fire Department
155 – Ambulance
158 – Police


The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the Workshop participants, either during or as a result of the event. Participants are advised to take out proper travel and health insurance before departing from their home country.

Language of the Gastro 2020

The official language of the Gastro 2020 is English. Translation services will not be provided.


Smoking in the Gastro 2020 area is not allowed.


Most shops in Prague are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday till Sunday.

Time Zone

The Czech Republic is on Central European Time – Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) plus 1 hour. From April to October is summer time, i.e. GMT + 2 hours.


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.


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