Visiting the U.S.

The United States is a beautiful, diverse country with friendly people, exciting adventures and dazzling locations to suit every interest. Whether your dream vacation is skiing the western Rockies, riding a San Francisco cable car, camping in our National Parks, surfing the beaches in California, sun tanning and salsa dancing in Miami, visiting historic homes in New England, or catching a Broadway show, the United States is a land of opportunity. We have something for every family and every budget. is the official travel and tourism web site of the United States. It offers in-depth coverage of the 50 states, five U.S. territories, and 50+ individual city destinations, as well as hundreds of useful links.

There is no central office for tourist information within the American Embassy in Prague. You may wish to contact the tourist offices of the states you plan to visit.

AST (Atlantic Standard Time) = GMT – 4 hrs
EST (Eastern Standard Time) = GMT – 5 hrs
CST (Central Standard Time) = GMT – 6 hrs
MST (Mountain Standard Time) = GMT – 7 hrs
PST (Pacific Standard Time) = GMT – 8 hrs
Alaska Standard Time = GMT – 9 hrs
Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time = GMT – 10 hrs

For most of the United States, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on the second Sunday in March, and ends at 2 a.m. on the first Sunday in November. Daylight Saving Time is NOT observed in Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and by most of Arizona (with the exception of the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona).

Three-band (900/1800/1900 MHz) cell phones will work in the United States. For roaming information, please contact your service provider.

The voltage is 110V/60Hz in the United States. Electrical equipment of 220V/50Hz with Hungarian/European two-prong plug requires the use of an adapter and/or voltage converter.

Czech citizens who encounter trouble (e.g. lose their travel documents, get involved in a road accident or a crime, etc.) while traveling in the United States should contact the nearest Czech representation: