Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Prague, Czech Republic

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Event: Crowds have returned to Prague, and with crowds comes an increase in petty crime. The Czech Republic is a relatively safe environment for visitors. However, local pickpockets and bag-snatchers target western tourists. For this reason, you should view Prague as you would any large U.S. city and practice common sense security precautions.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when walking or traveling on public transportation at night. Traveling with others is preferred.
  • Be vigilant when visiting banks or using ATMs.
  • Avoid flashy displays of expensive jewelry or watches.
  • Always drive with doors locked, and park in well-lit, frequently traveled areas.

Assistance: In case of an emergency in the Czech Republic, dial 112 for local emergency services and ask for an English speaker.

If you require consular assistance: