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Smoking at Prague's Valcav, Ruzyne International Airport (PRG)

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Before and After Security Smoking


All smoking areas past security will be closed on the 1st May 2018. You will only be allowed to smoke only on one of fourteen seats at the entrance to the airport.

E-Cigarette's liquid restriction may also come into place with you not being allowed your e-Cigs past security.

Feedback from Kateřina T on the 16th April 2018: According to statement from PRG Airport Officials there will be NO smoking allowed inside airport as of May the 1st. Smoking will be allowed only outside. See https://ekonomika.idnes.cz/letiste-praha-ruzyne-zakaz-koureni-d63-/ekonomika.aspx?c=A180416_135550_ekonomika_jj (in Czech).

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Also known as Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

Good news, received news that there is at least one new smoking booth that has opened in Terminal 1 and 2, confirmation of others (if they exist) would be appreciated.

There is also a smoking booth in arrivals in terminal 1.

Thanx to Vlad,  Ivan, Janis, Daniel and Pelin for the updates. More info see below.

Terminal 1:    

Whilst walking towards gates B,C & D yesterday I spotted the smoking area you show in the photos relating the Prague airport so was thankfully able to stop and enjoy a couple of cigarettes before departure. It’s quite a good smoking area as airports go, it’s bigger than it looks, there are plenty of tables each with ashtrays on. There are no seats but there’s a windowsill along one side where you can perch and smoke with your own table. Ventilation was pretty good for those smokers who can’t bare a smoky room. Just thought I’d let you know so you can update and us smokers don’t have to suffer unnecessarily, I was so happy to see it it was like a smokers oasis in a nicotine devoid desert haha! Thanks. Feedback from Mitchell Y. on the 27th March 2018.

Smoking is allowed in a cabin at Pause cafe in gates B area by duty free zones before gates start. The cabin is for about 20 ppl with a great view at the departure lanes. There are no seats indeed and ventilation is poor, still this area is available for departures and arrivals, which makes it valuable. Feedback from Vladimir Y. on the 3rd Feb 2018.

Was a bit put off when I read the page on Prague airport T1 lacking a smoking area. Actually there is one, right next to Pause Cafe, Terminal 1 between gates A and B. Photo below, feedback from Vlad B. on the 30th September 2017

Update from Daniel, 22nd July 2017: I flew into terminal 1 yesterday and was pleasantly surprised to find a smoking room in the baggage reclaim area.

In T1 departure area there is a smoking room near "pause cafe". Its at Gate B exit after duty free. The room is big enough for 20 persons with tables but without seats. Feed back from Ivan on the 24th September 2017.

I can now confirm that there is no smoking in T1 at Prague airport. This is in part due to the introduction of a complete no smoking ban last month. They also only have 1 ashtray outside T1. Strangely the toilets smell of smoke... I wonder why? Avoid this airport if you can. Feedback from Daniel on the 10th July 2017.

Terminal 2:

I can confirm there is a smoking booth in Prague airport (PRG). You'll find a picture below. It is accessible when arriving and departing. It is situated in the C area, close to the exit, and is very small. It seems to be the only one. Feedback from Quentin, 8th Aug 2017.

I can confirm there is a tiny little smoking booth at Prague airport in Terminal 2. Very easy to miss as it is located behind a corner just before the exit towards baggage reclaim. No designated smoking area signs to guide you. When departing, you are better off to smoke outside and dash through Security checks to your boarding at the last minute. Take the security check on the complete right. it always seems to be the busiest but it is located next to the fast track point and they tend to redirect people to it, which turns it to the faster moving lane. Feedback provided by Janis on the 24th July 2017.

Smoking booth (at least one has been installed in T2 at concourse C (actually very near to the exit). Booth is ridiculously small (3-4 ppl max) - Feedback from Pelin on the 20th July 2017.

Remember smoking is still prohibited in public places.

Images of Smoke Areas

Smoking area in Terminal 1, Prague Airport (To be closed 1st May 2018)

Smoking area in Terminal 2, Prague Airport (To be closed 1st May 2018)

terminal 2 smoking area PRG     

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