General Information


Venue

The congress will take place in the campus of Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic) from September 01 - 05, 2009.


TRAVEL INFORMATION 
Information about transport
Map of CULS Campus

Transport to the congress venue

Because of a low interest of participants the transport from the Prague airport to the congress venue will not be provided. Please use the city transport or taxi according the travel information

Transport in the Czech Republic

The Czech University of Life Sciences is located on the north-western border of Prague, close to the Prague airport and with a very good access to the Prague city centre. The Prague Airport is located approximately 10 km away from the city centre and 5 km from University Campus. Prague has an international connection with all the main cities of Europe and other continents.

Czech Railways provides clean, efficient train service to almost every part of the country. Travel is cheap compared to Western standards.

Long-distance coach connections tend to be faster, more frequent and marginally cheaper than train connections, and remoter locations require fewer transfers.

 
Facts for the Traveler

The Czech Republic shares the principles of the migration and visa policies of the European Union and is currently finalizing its legal matters to match European Union law.

EU Nationals and citizens of Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein (which are members of the European economical area) traveling to the Czech Republic may use a passport, diplomatic passport or any government-issued ID. Nationals of Japan, USA, and New Zealand can visit the Czech Republic for up to 90 days without a visa. Nationals of Australia, South Africa and many other countries must obtain a visa, which is good for a stay of between 30 and 90 days depending on your nationality. Citizens of states who must provide a visa to enter the Czech Republic include Ukraine, Morocco, Singapore and Brazil.
The official list of states and types of visa contacts is available on the web pages of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Language

The official language of the Congress will be English. No translation facilities will be available.

Czech Republic

The country is a democratic republic and is a member of European Union.

Bank and currency exchange:

The currency is the Czech crown (Kc / CZK). Banknotes are in denominations of CZK 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000. Coins are in denominations of CZK 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50.

Rate of exchange:
  • 1 EUR = approx. 25,2 CZK
  • 1 USD = approx. 16 CZK
  • 1 GBP = approx. 31,7 CZK