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Safety in Prague

Safety in Prague

While you are abroad we hope that you have a safe and exciting semesters. It is wise to learn about the area you are living in as well as the different places you will be travelling. Prague has relatively little violent crime. At the same time, don´t be lulled into a false sense security. You may be more vulnerable than local residents because many of you will be easily identified as tourists. Students are encouraged to try to blend into the local culture as much as possible.

Tips to help you avoid being a victim of crime:

• Beware of pickpockets, be alert in crowds or when you feel someone standing close to you. Carry purses securely.
• If you can´t call a taxi, try to hail one on the street. Taxis operating from stands in the most common tourist areas charge significantly higher fees. Try to determine the fare to be charged and agree on app price before beginning a taxi ride.
• Carry your money in more than one place.
• Turn your bags forward when in crowded areas such as Old Time Square, Charles Bridge, Tesco or the Trams 22 and 23, on the metro (especially around Můstek and Muzeum).
• Remember – Czech laws and regulations apply to you.
• When driving make sure you have international driver´s licence.
• Penalties for possession, use, or trafficking in illegal drugs in the Czech Republic are strict and convicted offenders can expect jail sentence, heavy fines and possibly expulsion from this country. I tis illegal to possess „more than a small amount“ of marijuana, the quantity i sup the discretion of the police.
• Make copies of your airline ticket, passport identification page, driver´s licence and credit cards and keep separately from the actual documents. Record the serial numbers of your traveler´s checks.

What to do if you are robbed:

If any of your possessions are lost or stolen, report the loss to the police. Thefts must be reported to the nearest police station, i.e. the station closest to the spot where the theft happened.
Keep a copy of the police report for insurance claims. Also report the loss of:
• Traveler´s checks to the nearest American Express office
• Airline tickets to the airline company or travel agent
• Passport to the nearest embassy or consulate
• Health insurance card

Lost Credit Cards/ Blocking:

American Express 222 800 111 (For Cards issued in other markets, please call the number on the back of your card).
Mastercard: 800 142 494
Visa: 800 142 121
Diners Club: 267 197 450