Brazilian citizens do not need a tourist visa for a stay of up to 90 days in the Czech Republic and other Schengen member countries (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary , Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland). However, upon disembarkation in Europe, a valid passport and other proofs will be required, such as a return ticket, proof of financial resources, health insurance valid in all member countries of the agreement, among others.
Prague is a safe city for tourists, but the tip is to pay attention to bags, wallets and items like camera and cell phones when visiting very tourist and / or busy areas.
Prague’s beautiful and scenic streets are cobbled, so for your safety and comfort, it’s best to opt for shoes like sneakers or comfortable boots with no heels in the winter. Heeled shoes are not recommended at all!
In the communist era, offering a tip to a service provider in the Czech Republic was out of the question, as a waiter or waitress worked hard to make the state better off. The satisfaction, therefore, was not personal, but to see the boss satisfied.
With the fall of communism, offering a tip has become standard in the country and those who do not are not well regarded. The percentage for tourists is around 10% to 15% of the bill; as soon as it arrives at the table, the customer must include (on his own) this “something more” in the amount and thank the waiter / waitress. If you pay in cash and on a high note, just let the provider know the amount you want to pay and wait for change.
Are you going to stay in Prague for a few days and want to see various sights saving time and money? Then tourist passes can be a good alternative for you. In Prague, there are two options: the Prague City Pass and the Prague Card, both of which allow you to enter free of charge at tourist points without facing queues, discounts, in addition to using public transport and tours.
Prague City Pass – with this card, the visitor has free admission to sights such as Prague Castle, St. George’s Basilica, the Jewish Museum and Josefov’s synagogues, check them all out here. Not to mention that the package includes two tours: one by bus through the city center and the other by boat along the Vltava River. The benefit costs 1,390 CzK (adults), 990 CzK (children) and can be purchased online.
Prague Card – with this benefit, the visitor also has access to attractions such as the Castle, the City Hall and the Antigae Petřín tower, not including the unlimited use of public transport. According to the website, when using the card, the visitor would save 1,520 CzK over three days. The Prague Card is available in two versions, three and four days, see here the prices and click here to get your advance.
Can I get by in English?
Certainly, but in the tourist areas of Prague. If you want to spend a day or a few hours exploring areas further away from the city, chances are there is a need to know something in Czech or to use gestures and mimics. If you want to do this, have a book or an app on your phone with some emergency phrases.