Get Ready for the Trip
The best way to avoid an emergency is to prepare for it in advance. If you wear glasses or contact lenses, bring a copy of your prescription. If you take some special medication, bring enough for your entire stay. If you have any serious food allergies or restrictions, we recommend to bring a plastic card with this information to carry with you in your wallet, so that you could show it in restaurants. Our staff will be happy to translate the information into Czech for you. By considering possible health difficulties in advance, you can save your time, nerves and money. IUY recommends seeing a doctor at home to discuss health issues before departure.
Preparing for your trip, make sure to bring appropriate clothing and footwear according to the Czech climate to avoid any unnecessary discomfort and health problems. Czech Republic lies in the temperate climate zone and it can be described as typical European continental. The winters are cold, snowy, cloudy and humid, with cold winds and average temperatures usually around zero. Summers are warm, and somewhat humid, with average temperatures 20-27℃, sometimes reaching as high as 30-35℃ in July/August. Sudden rainfall and thunderstorms are common, although it rains more in spring than in summer. For summer months bring a sweater for cool evenings and an umbrella/raincoat; for winter, warm, waterproof heavy wear is recommended.