Slovakia travel advice, temperature, rainfall, SIM cards, ATM and road rules

Slovakia 🇸🇰

Slovakia is part of Europe with main city at Bratislava. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Slovak. the Slovak Republic is the formal name of Slovakia It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~13.49 °C   🌧 ~58.31 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've published a new travel advice for the Slovak Republic.  We've set the level at our lowest – exercise normal safety precautions in Slovakia.​

issued date: December 21, 2018

Weather

🌤️ Temperature

Chart 17.0 11.3 5.7 0.0

🌧 Rainfall

Chart 98.0 65.3 32.7 0.0
General

🔌 Sockets

Slovakia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Slovak

Money

💱 Currencies Used

Slovakia uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

💳 Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Slovakia (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Slovakia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Calling

📡 Internet

Internet speed in Slovakia is on average 12.5 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Slovakia is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

📱 Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about €11.27, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: 4ka (by Swan), O2, Orange or Telekom. Slovakia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Slovakia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

📞 Calling

To call Slovakia, dial +, then 421 (the country code for Slovakia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Slovakia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 2 .

Driving

🛣️ Road rules

In Slovakia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas, 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways, 90-130 km/h (55-80 mph) on motorways and 90-130 km/h (55-80 mph) on expressways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.00%.

🚦 On the road

Road assistance is available at 18 112 (Autoklub Slovakia Assistance (ASA)). For general news on Slovakia's traffic use Zjazdnost.sk or Slovenská správa ciest. For news on Slovakia’s motorways and tolls use Národná dia?ni?ná spolo?nos?, a.s. or eznamka. Most popular petrol stations in Slovakia are ENI, Shell, Lukoil, OMV, BP, Normbenz and Slovnaft. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Natural (95) or benzin. Petrol costs about €1.22 per liter.Diesel option is called Nafta.

🆘 Emergency

Universal

112

Police

112

Ambulance

112

Fire department

112

Last updated: September 2, 2019

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