Prague transport is expecting a short-term restriction in traffic, especially in the street Evropskym in the direction from the airport to the center of Prague. According to Deputy Chief of Police Tomáš Lerch, there will be partial traffic restrictions during the passage of government delegations. “However, we are not planning any closures,” he adds.
Prague Castle and backbone communication to the center
According to Tomáš Lerch, traffic lights may be regulated in the vicinity of Prague Castle, or on other backbone roads leading to the center, in order to ensure the so-called green wave for the smooth passage of vehicles.
Residents of Prague can expect partial traffic complications throughout Thursday 6 and Friday 7 October. The policy therefore recommends passengers to mainly use public transport.
The summit of the leaders of the European Union will also affect Václav Havel Airport. Due to the specific arrangements for the clearance of individual state delegations, some flights may be delayed. Ordinary passengers do not expect any restrictions at the airport.
Closed Prague Castle
The entire area of Prague Castle is also closed from Tuesday, October 4. The restrictions there will last until Saturday. Although Hradčanské náměstí remains open, traffic there will also partially limit the arrival of delegations.
On Thursday, the Czechia is holding the first meeting of the so-called European Community during its EU presidency. Over 40 presidents and prime ministers from all over Europe will sit at one table in the Spanish Hall. On Friday, we will follow it up with an informal summit of the leaders of the European Union.