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Slovakia international travel guide in 2023

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Slovakia 🇸🇰

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Slovakia is part of Europe with main city at Bratislava. It's usually 🌤️ -1.76 °C in Slovakia with a rainfall of 🌧 51.04 mm. Internet speed in Slovakia is on average 12.5 Mbps. In Slovakia you drive on the right side. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Slovak. Automatic teller machines are common in Slovakia. Current travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
👍 Developed   🌤️ ~-1.76 °C   🌧 ~51.04 mm  👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M people

Slovakia Travel Advice

🛡️ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed our advice for Slovakia. We haven't changed the level, exercise normal safety precautions. There are no COVID-19 restrictions for entry into Slovakia. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is ongoing. The security situation continues to be volatile. Do not travel from Slovakia to Ukraine. We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Slovakia.
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Slovakia Weather

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Slovakia Essential travel details

🔌 Plugs

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

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Slovak

Money in Slovakia

💱 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 in Slovakia

📡 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 in Slovakia

🛣️ 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 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

Fire department

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Slovakia travel details

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