Change money only at banks or money exchange shopfronts, which are common in tourist areas. Declare cash of 10,000 Euros or more (or the equivalent in another currency) if you're travelling between the Czech Republic and any non-European Union (EU) country.

This form can be downloaded from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republicwebsite or you can get a copy at the local branch. If you stay in a hotel or other commercial accommodation, confirm registration is part of the check-in process.

Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months after the date you intend to return to Australia.

As an independent institution, the Czech National Bank maintains price stability, supervises the financial system and supports its balanced development, and ensures smooth circulation of money and smooth payments.

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Foreigners have been robbed in night clubs, bars and restaurants, including fast food shops in the centre of Prague and after accepting offers of help, particularly with luggage, at Prague's main railway station.

Foreigners have also been robbed or assaulted after accepting spiked drinks from strangers.

This allows you to enter the Czech Republic without a visa in some circumstances.

In other circumstances, you'll need to get a visa before you travel.

If the child is travelling with one parent only, the letter isn't needed.

You'll need travel insurance, which includes health coverage, to enter the Czech republic.

Your passport is a valuable document and attractive to criminals who may try to use your identity to commit crimes. Be aware of attempts to get access to your passport by deception.