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General Information

The official language of Slovakia is Slovak.

The national currency of Slovakia is Euro (€) (EUR).

1 EUR equals  .
equals  EUR.

Location

Slovakia

The distance from to Slovakia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Slovakia. Exercise normal precautions in Slovakia. Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Slovakia is 29. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 112 to call the police in Slovakia.

LGBT

Slovakia has a score of 4 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Slovakia ranks #39 worldwide.

LGBTI American citizens in same-sex marriages or civil unions who travel to or reside in Slovakia may face difficulties and legal issues, as the country does not recognize same-sex unions and adopted a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in 2014. Same-sex sexual activity between consenting adults is legal. Slovak law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and classifies crimes based on sexual orientation as hate crimes, though these laws are not always enforced. Prejudice and societal discrimination persist. LGBTI persons occasionally report that they receive verbal abuse in the form of gay slurs. However, Bratislava and Kosice; however, have hosted annual Pride parades without major incident since 2010.

Travel Vaccinations

All travelers to Slovakia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Slovakia:

  • Hepatitis A

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Slovakia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Slovakia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Slovakia, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
  • Type E
Weather

The temperature difference between Slovakia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Slovakia. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Mixed precipitation tomorrow through next Friday.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Fri November 08 36–45°F  /  2–7°C 100% 14%
Sat November 09 38–45°F  /  4–7°C 100% 95%
Sun November 10 34–40°F  /  1–4°C 100% 98%
Mon November 11 34–44°F  /  1–6°C 99% 25%
Tue November 12 36–46°F  /  2–8°C 100% 98%
Wed November 13 40–48°F  /  5–9°C 100% 99%
Thu November 14 42–50°F  /  6–10°C 100% 94%
Fri November 15 43–51°F  /  6–10°C 100% 46%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:41 am and sets at 04:14 pm. This equates to 9.6 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Slovakia, it is in . When the sun sets in Slovakia, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Slovakia is 3.00 EUR. Every kilometer costs an additional 0.00 EUR. Every hour of waiting time costs 12.50 EUR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Slovakia.

The minimum driving age is 17.

Right-hand traffic, keep to the right side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 1.00 EUR in Slovakia.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 5.48 EUR.

The legal drinking age in Slovakia is 18. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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