The Czech Republic Raises the Price of an Annual Motorway Vignette

ARCHIV - Ein Schild weist an einer Straße auf den Beginn der Tschechischen Republik in 1000 Metern hin. Foto: Nicolas Armer/dpa
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Toll revenues will be used to maintain and expand the motorway network, said Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka.

The Czech Republic is raising the price of an annual vignette for passenger cars to 2,300 kroons from March next year, which is equivalent to just under 97.50 euros. This was announced on Friday by the Ministry of Transport in Prague. Since 2012, the price has remained unchanged – 1500 kroons, which at the current exchange rate is about 64 euros. Electronic vignettes can be purchased, among others, on the website edalnice.cz.

Toll revenues will be used to maintain and expand the motorway network, said Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka. What is new is that from March there will be a one-day toll pass, which costs just under 8.50 euros. The price of a ten-day vignette will even drop slightly to 270 kroons (11.45 euros), while a monthly vignette will cost about 40 euro cents less than before.

Thus, the Czech Republic implements the latest version of the so-called EU Eurovignette Directive. It sets price ceilings for short-term vignettes for passenger cars. In addition, daily vignettes must be available for transit passengers. The mandatory vignette for passenger cars covers more than 1,000 kilometers of roads in the Czech Republic.

Source: aussiedlerbote