Information here will be updated as necessary. Last update 2022-May-6.
- There is no limit on the number of participants in mass events in Czech republic.
- No test or vaccination is required for entry to an event.
- Entry into the Czech Republic is no longer subject to any special epidemiological conditions.
As of 9th April 2022, the protective measures regarding the conditions of entry into the Czech Republic in relation to the epidemic of covid-19 have been suspended. Entry into the Czech Republic is no longer subject to any special epidemiological conditions to prevent the spread of the disease.
Information of the Ministry of Interior - https://www.mvcr.cz/mvcren/article/coronavirus-information-of-moi.aspx
Before you travel, check the current status at the links above.
Getting around the city
We strongly suggest using the public transport for travel around the city, especially the center. Prague's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely.
The system also includes P+R (park + ride) parking lots, located close to urban public transport - P+R map
You can reach the event venue by tram, bus, or even by a small ferry.
You can by public transport tickets for 72 hours for approx 12 EUR - https://www.dpp.cz/en/fares-in-prague/
More information about the public transport - https://www.dpp.cz/en/travelling
If you arrive by car, find a safe parking space and leave the car for the weekend.
Parking in nearby streets is
either free during weekends (purple zones) or reserved for locals
residents only (blue zones) - map here.
Parking tips by Prague city, including interactive map - https://www.parkujvklidu.cz/english/homepage/
Event venue has a small parking area that will be reserved for the gigaevent team and disabled visitors.
Disabled parking at the event - please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving to Prague
You need to pay for highway (motorway). Purchase 10 days vignette, for roughly 13 EUR. Try to buy it before you enter the country - you can buy it online here https://edalnice.cz/en/single-purchase/index.html#/eshop/order?days=10
You can also get it at selected petrol stations on the way to the Czech Republic. find more information here https://edalnice.cz/en/how-to-buy-an-electronic-vignette/index.html#/trading_places
You do not need emission sticker, there are no "Umwelt ZONE" in Prague.
Money at event
Our event shop will accept card payments, cash euros, czech crowns.
Food stalls within the event venue will accept cash euros, most of them will accept cards. Cash euros will be accepted only in banknotes, not coins. Change will be returned in czech crowns. Same applies for payment for tickets on location.
We highly suggest to order tickets online here - https://zlutelazne.enigoo.cz/app/tickets/events/242
There is an ATM at the event venue and several more in close proximity.
Official currency is Czech crown. The Euro is accepted in many places but certainly not everywhere. Cash in euros may not be accepted especially in smaller venues - small shops, market stalls, kiosks.
Credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted, so there is no need to have large amounts of cash at hand. You can pay larger amounts by cards and take along some cash for smaller payments and places that do not accept cards.
Don't change money on the street!
Book your accommodation well ahead. May is a start of peak season.
Accomodation in south east parts of Prague will help you to avoid complicated traffic in the city centre.
offers wide variety of accomodation - use your favorite booking site to
find accomodation that fits your needs and budget.
Campers - You may want to check this caravan park on the island near giga event.
Geocaching in the city centre
City centre is generally crowded, consider to visit geocaches in the city centre rather early morning.