In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!
This week we visit: Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a country that is as safe as any other larger country in the European Union, often even safer. Therefore, there are no special measures of precaution that you need to take when traveling to the Czech Republic. Still, there are some things that you need to keep in mind to ensure that your visit to this beautiful country is absolutely problem-free.
The number of violent crimes is quite low in the Czech Republic, although the recent statistics say that the violent crimes are now more likely than they were a few years ago. Of course, if you visit nightclubs and other places with a large percentage of inebriated visitors, the chances of violence increase. That being said, it is not that common to witness any type of violent crime in the Czech Republic.
Pickpocketing and purse snatching can be an issue, especially in Prague and other tourist-heavy cities and places around the Czech Republic. These crimes mostly happen around the most popular attractions, major hotels, main railway station and subway stations.
It is also recommended to be cautious on public transport, especially at certain subway stations such as Muzeum, Staromestska, Malostranska and Mustek in Prague. In addition to this, the 22 tram route is also pointed out as being a line where you should be extra careful.
Purchasing products or services of an illegal nature – such as the purchase of drugs, sexual services, illegal tobacco and counterfeit alcohol -is never recommended.
Prague is one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in Europe but it needs to be said that outside of Prague, especially in smaller places, the views on LGBT population are still very traditional and conservative.