Baggage Shipping to Czech Republic
The Czech Republic, situated in Central Europe, is a small landlocked country which borders south-east Germany, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. The currency used is the Czech Koruna and the official language and main language spoken is Czech. The climate in the Czech Republic is described as being generally mild, with warm and dry summers followed by fairly cold winters. Winter temperatures usually sit around zero, but occasionally can drop to way below freezing, with strong winds and snow lying on the ground for around 40 days per year in the low-lying regions. Summer temperatures are, on average, between 20C and 25C, but can reach above 30C. To find out about Send My Bag’s shipping service to the Czech Republic please read on:
Why Ship to the Czech Republic?
If you’re an experienced hiker and are planning a walking holiday in the Czech Republic to see the country’s spectacular mountain-top views, or if you are going on a skiing trip in the Krkonose Mountains, for example, you will likely want to use your own equipment. Send My Bag can send your skis or hiking equipment to the Czech Republic for you, thus saving you the hassle of carting heavy bags with you, as well as saving you the embarrassment of excess baggage fees.
Our courier service is also excellent for students who are moving to the Czech Republic for their studies and want to take daily necessities and home comforts with them. We can send all sorts – clothing, books, DVDs, writing materials, and much more.
Ways of Shipping to the Czech Republic
If you are going hiking or skiing in the Czech Republic, or if you are moving to the Czech Republic to study or to live, you will need to get your possessions there too. To decide on the most appropriate way to do this, you should look into the various options available for shipping items to the Czech Republic. There are several different options for international shipping to the Czech Republic to choose from. Here are some of them below:
Send Luggage to The Czech Republic
You can send baggage and boxes to the Czech Republic with Send My Bag, which is an excellent option if you are going on holiday to the Czech Republic and you need to bring lots of clothing or sporting equipment with you. It’s also a great means for students to bring with them all the things they need to set up home in the Czech Republic for a term, a year, or a full degree course. If you send your luggage to the Czech Republic with Send My Bag you can bring many more of your favourite things with you than you could on the plane. To read more about sending luggage to the Czech Republic visit our ‘How it works’ page, or our ‘FAQs’.
Send golf clubs to The Czech Republic
You can enjoy golfing in the Czech Republic and can choose from around 100 courses, including Casa Serena, Albatross and Royal Marianske Lazne. If you want to sample some of these courses, you can do so using your own clubs by shipping them to the Czech Republic with Send My Bag. This means you can also avoid oversized baggage fees from your airline and avoid having to drag heavy golf clubs onto public transport. Read more about how to send golf clubs with Send My Bag, including how best to package your golf clubs.
send your bike to The Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is an excellent location for a cycling holiday. It has numerous well-maintained cycling routes for you to enjoy, plus both flat and mountainous regions for you to choose from. You can easily use your own bike, rather than renting one. You can send your bicycle to the Czech Republic with Send My Bag. This is much more practical than checking your bike into the hold of your plane. You will avoid oversized baggage fees and won't have to carry the bike to and from the airport. Your bike will have to be taken apart and securely packaged before being sent to the Czech Republic. Have a look at our information on bike shipping to learn more.
Send skis to the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic may not be well-known as a ski destination, but it is a real hidden gem, with the initiated enjoying fabulous skiing in resorts such as Pustevny, Jeseníky and Cervenohorské sedlo. Czech resorts pride themselves on catering for beginners, making it a great place to ski for the first time. If the Czech Republic sounds like the right place for your skiing trip, you don’t have to hire skis once you get there. Instead, you can bring your own skis with you by sending them with Send My Bag. This means you will avoid oversized baggage fees and will save yourself the hassle of dragging your skis on to public transport. You can read more on our ski shipping page and find out how to correctly package your skis for transit.
Removals to The Czech Republic
If you are thinking about relocating to the Czech Republic to live there permanently, you will have to research international removals to the Czech Republic to take all your things with you. Make sure you go for a reputable removal company and pack everything up well before you hand your items over to the movers.
student shipping to The Czech Republic
More and more international students are choosing to study in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has several good universities to choose from, such as Charles University, Czech Technical University in Prague and Masaryk University. If you are a student moving to the Czech Republic, you will need to bring a lot of things with you, like your course textbooks and many other items, such as fiction books, clothes and DVDs. Shipping your possessions is a handy option, allowing you to quickly set up home in your student accommodation. Find out more about student shipping on our student removals page and find out how to receive your student discount.
Sending a parcel to The Czech Republic
If you realise you have left some items at home, sending a parcel to the Czech Republic with Send My Bag can be very useful. A friend or family member can put the forgotten items in a box and send them on to you in the Czech Republic. Or, friends could send you care packages and gifts to the Czech Republic. Just make sure they know about any restrictions on sending brand new items (see below). When sending a parcel to the Czech Republic, pick a sturdy box and seal it up well so nothing gets damaged in transit. Find out more about sending a parcel and learn what you can send with Send My Bag and how to package your items.
If you have to send more than parcels, baggage and luggage to the Czech Republic, you could look into the following options for shipping items internationally, particularly if you need to send big, bulky items like a console table or armchair:
Air Freight to The Czech Republic
For sending large bulky items you could try air freight. Air freight usually takes about one to two days. This means it is quite a fast service, but it can be quite expensive, especially if you have a particularly large shipment. You will probably also have to pay for the help of a customs agent to handle customs clearance for you, and you will need to find a way to get your items to and from the airport. The price could, therefore, rise quickly. If you send internationally by air freight to the Czech Republic your items will likely arrive at one of the major airports, such as Prague, Brno or Ostrava.
Sea Freight and Container Shipping to The Czech Republic
Instead of air freight, you could choose sea freight, or container shipping, to shift large items like a fridge or a sofa to the Czech Republic. Since sea freight can take a number of weeks, it is best if you don’t need to receive your items immediately. This option can be cheaper than air freight, but you will still need to pay for the help of a customs agent and will need to arrange how to get your items to and from the ports. As the Czech Republic is a land-locked country, your items will probably arrive at a port in neighbouring Poland or Germany.
Shipping Goods to The Czech Republic
If you need to ship goods to the Czech Republic, you need to find out about any customs duties and taxes you need to pay, due to your items being brand new and not used personal effects. Also make sure you are aware of what items are restricted and which are completely forbidden from being shipped to the Czech Republic.
Important Czech Republic Customs Information
The consignee will be required to provide a copy of their passport along with a copy of their flight ticket showing travel to the Czech Republic from the country they are shipping from, to assist with customs clearance. Customers travelling to Czech Republic for study may also be required to provide proof of study such as an enrolment letter. If the consignee is relocating to the Czech Republic permanently, then evidence of their living arrangements e.g. property lease or rental agreement, or letter from their employer confirming their employment in the Czech Republic may be required.
General customs information
Because most countries allow personal items (known as personal effects) to cross their borders duty free, most Send My Bag shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs officials.
Personal effects are normally considered to be personal possessions that have been owned by the sender for at least six months. If your bag is stopped and checked by Czech customs officials and they find brand new or commercial items, you may be required to pay customs duties and taxes. You should, therefore, be aware of potential customs duties when sending Christmas presents to the Czech Republic. You should follow any advice given by Czech customs and attach all necessary documentation.
To indicate that your shipment is made up of personal effects, you will need to complete a short packing list online, with entries to be completed as follows: "2 x Leather Jacket, 5 x Pairs of Socks, 3 x Cotton Shirt", and so on, rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
When a bag is stopped by customs for any reason (missing documentation, prohibited contents, commercial contents or further information required) Send My Bag™ records how long customs hold it for. Our historical statistics for this route indicate that if the customs authority stops your bag they will on average take 3 days to process it and release it back to us for delivery.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country, so we suggest all travellers take 5 minutes to assess how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be considered under current Czech customs regulations.
More information is available on our customs information page.
What can I send to Czech Republic? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a holiday suitcase however for security and customs reasons certain items are prohibited.
On EU standard services (not express) and all UK and US domestic services you may send:
- Shower gel.
- Other non flammable and non alcohol based liquids, pastes & gels for use on holiday.
Flammable liquids such as nail varnish, perfume, aftershave, liquid deodorant and aerosols are not permitted. If these items are included in your luggage it may be returned to you.
Whilst non alcohol based liquids are permitted, damage caused by leakage is not covered by complimentary cover and therefore only small amounts should be sent. If an x-ray shows liquids of any type security may stop your bag for inspection.
A maximum of 1 lithium battery is permitted per shipment when it is contained within a working personal electronic device such as a mobile phone. Review our battery policy.
The following items are prohibited at all times:
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Alcohol based or Flammable Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type including, but not limited to, nail varnish, perfume & aftershave;
- Toner Cartridges;
- Loose Batteries & Power Banks;
- No more than ONE device containing a lithium battery in line with our battery policy OR when shipping to / from Australia or China, NO device containing any type of battery;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable, animal origin and controlled food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Fruit & vegetables, dairy products (including dried products containing dairy such as protein powder), meat, fish, nuts, seeds, wine, beer, spirits and champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones and electrical equipment (low value electrical equipment is permitted but sent at the owner's risk);
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Credit cards;
- Passports or other confidential personal documentation;
- Irreplaceable items;
- Other Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Counterfeit goods;
- Other illegal or restricted goods.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
In addition to the above when sending to Czech Republic we prohibit the sending of:
- Non-prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Food, health and fitness supplements.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Mobile Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
About the Czech Republic
The Czech Republic, formally part of Czechoslovakia, has a rich and varied history and culture. The country separated from Slovakia in 1993. The capital city Prague is a popular destination for long holidays spent exploring its history and culture, and for weekend breaks for hen and stag parties, given its vibrant nightlife and low costs.
The countryside of the Czech Republic is renowned for being especially beautiful, with several protected areas and national parks, as well as landmarks, including castles, caves and stunning mountains. Many tourists like to participate in cross-country skiing in the northern resorts during the winter, and hiking in the summer.