Safety in the Czech Republic

Safety in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is in general a safe destination for international students to travel to, with low crime against students. The most likely crime you will encounter is low level theft such as pickpocketing or bike theft.

Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime.

General tips

Here are some general tips for foreign student in Czech Republic in order to be safe.

  • Avoid carrying around large amounts of money.
  • Stay in groups, especially at night and never walk alone.
  • Try not to make valuables obvious.
  • Always have a route home planned and never get into unlicensed taxis.
  • Always be wary of strangers.
  • Be careful of traffic.
  • Be vigilant in and around popular tourist attractions, major hotels and the main railway station.
  • Be cautious when travelling on public transport as gangs and thieves usually target subway stations and tram routes.
  • Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Also be wary of accepting snacks, beverages or gum from strangers.
  • Exercise normal safety precautions. Do not show signs of affluence, and ensure that personal belongings, passports and other travel documents are secure at all times.
  • Wear a money belt instead of a handbag, but if you do carry a handbag, then you should be always aware of it and keep it closed up.
  • Don’t change money on the street. It is better to choose a bank.
  • Be aware that driving in the Czech Republic can be dangerous due to poorly repaired roads, lack of safe infrastructure and poor or inadequate signage.
  • Enjoy delicious Czech beer responsibly. Drinking to excess can make you vulnerable to any number of crimes.

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