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.
Participants are kindly requested to turn off or switch their cell phones to silent mode in the meeting rooms where scientific sessions are held.
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. ATM machines are easily available throughout the city, exchange offices are mostly in the city center.
You can find the official exchange rates on the website of the Czech National Bank.
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 Brno.
|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)|
For EU nationals it is enough to hold a passport or national ID card valid for the duration of stay. Visitors from non-EU countries must possess a passport valid for at least three months longer than the planned date of departure from the Czech Republic. Participants requiring visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Czech Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay in travel to the Meeting.
Important Telephone Numbers
The organizers can accept no liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to the 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 Meeting
The official language of the ELMI 2019 is English. Translation services will not be provided.
Smoking in the ELMI 2019 area is not allowed.
Most shops in Brno are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday till Friday, on Saturday they have usually adjusted opening hours. Shopping centres are open Monday till Sunday from 9 a.m. to 20 p.m.
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.