Health Insurance

The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. All participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.

Language of the Congress

The official language for the ICHC 2022 is English.

Czech Language Glossary

Even though at the majority of the hotels, shops and restaurants English is spoken, we include a few basic Czech words and sentences that can be useful during your stay in Prague.

Hi = Ahoj (ah-hoy)
Hello = Dobrý den (dob-ree den)
Good evening = Dobrý večer (dobree vecher)
Good night = Dobrou noc (dobrow nots)
How are you? = Jak se máte? (jak se mahte)
I am fine. = Mám se dobře. (mam se dobrzhe)
Thank you = Děkuji (dyekooyi)
Please = Prosím (proseem)
How much is it? = Kolik to stojí? (ko-lik to s-toyee)
Would you like to go for a beer? = Nezajdeme na pivo? (ne-zay-de-me na pivo)
Beer = Pivo (pivo)
One/two/three = Jeden/dva/tři (yeden/d-vah/trzhee)

ICHC 2022 Program Changes

The organizers cannot assume liability for any changes in the program due to external or unforeseen circumstances.

Climate conditions

August is usually considered the hottest month of the year for Prague. However, by the end of the month, the temperatures reach a low of 16°C and highs of 21°C on average during the daytime.

Throughout August, Prague enjoys an average of ten hours of daily sunshine. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 41% of the time, partly cloudy 25% and mostly cloudy/overcast 25%.

You can check for current weather conditions in Prague at

Currency and Banking

Czech Crowns are the official currency in the Czech Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at Václav Havel Airport Prague and at most hotels, banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. Paying by cash in EUR is also possible in some restaurants and shops.

You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.

As in every European city, Prague has numerous ATMs which accept most credit and debit cards. Visa, MasterCard and American Express, are widely accepted in shops and restaurants.


The Czech Republic uses a 230V/50 Hz system. Sockets are the standard European type (two-prong round pin plugs with a hole for a male grounding pin are standard). To use electric appliances from your country you may need a special voltage converter with an adapter plug. More information here.

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.


Most shops in Prague are open from 9:00 to 18:00, Monday till Saturday. Shops in the city center are usually open from 9:00 to 21:00, Monday till Sunday. 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.

Emergency telephone numbers

112 – General Emergency for Europe
150 – Fire Department
155 – Ambulance
156 – Prague Police
158 – Police