The following is based research I have done for a forthcoming trip plus any feedback by other users. It’s purely anecdotal and using the information you find in this guide is at your own risk. Your own milage may vary!
- Currency: Koruna
- ISO 4217 Currency Code: CZK
- Symbol: You’ll see prices maked with either Kč or CZK.
Card acceptance is high in Czechia. This is especially true in the cities.
Contactless has a limit of 500 CZK. In some places you’ll be able to make higher value contactless purchases by entering a PIN.
Regardless of which ATM you go for, rejecting dynamic currency conversion is likely to save you money, especially if you’re using fintech cards that do not attract a markup on currency conversion.
Czechia has many Euronet-branded ATMs. These are fine for locals, but tend to level eye-watering fees upon unsuspecting tourists. 75 CZK/transaction on Mastercard reported summer 2018 some evidence suggests VISA cards are not charged a fee. Check before use.