Slovakia

Capital Bratislava

Population 5,426,252

Area 49,037 km2

Key facts

Slovakia is a member state of the European Union located in Eastern Europe. There are 5 countries (Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine) that Slovakia shares its borders with. The official language of Slovakia is Slovak. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Slovakia are fluent English speakers.

In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Slovakia was ranked 20th out of 100 countries in 2021.

The national currency in Slovakia is Euro (EUR). The euro (€) is subdivided into 100 cent (c).

With today's currency rate, 1 USD is worth 1.02 EUR.

Slovak
Banknotes

€5€10€20€50€100€200€500

Slovak
Coins

€1€25c10c20c50c1c2c

Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Slovakia is 146.53 Mbps and mobile is 68.72 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density When compared to the world average, Slovakia has more ATMs.63.13 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Slovakia, a passport or ID is required as identification.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Slovakia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type E 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Slovakia will celebrate 15 national public holidays. The next one All Saints’ Day will take place on November 1.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022Day of the Establishment of the Slovak RepublicDeň vzniku Slovenskej republiky
January 6, 2022EpiphanyZjavenie Pána
April 15, 2022Moving holidayGood FridayVeľkonočný piatok
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayVeľkonočný pondelok
May 1, 2022International Workers' DaySviatok práce
May 8, 2022Day of victory over fascismDeň víťazstva nad fašizmom
July 5, 2022St. Cyril and Methodius DaySviatok svätého Cyrila a svätého Metoda
August 29, 2022Slovak National Uprising anniversaryVýročie Slovenského národného povstania
September 1, 2022Day of the Constitution of the Slovak RepublicDeň Ústavy Slovenskej republiky
September 15, 2022Day of Our Lady of the Seven SorrowsSedembolestná Panna Mária
November 1, 2022All Saints’ DaySviatok Všetkých svätých
November 17, 2022Struggle for Freedom and Democracy DayDeň boja za slobodu a demokraciu
December 24, 2022Christmas EveŠtedrý deň
December 25, 2022Christmas DayPrvý sviatok vianočný
December 26, 2022St. Stephen's DayDruhý sviatok vianočný

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Slovakia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Slovakia.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Slovakia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Slovakia.

There are no Best Western hotels in Slovakia.

There are Radisson hotels in Bratislava.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Slovakia.

What fast food chains are present in Slovakia?

Bryndzové halušky are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Slovakia. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Slovakia below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Slovakia.

The KFC chain operates in Slovakia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Slovakia.

The Subway chain operates in Slovakia.

The Domino's Pizza chain operates in Slovakia.

The Starbucks chain operates in Slovakia.

Weather

Today the sun in Bratislava, rises at 6:54 AM and sets at 6:25 PM. The climate of Bratislava may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5FogLow: 6.9°C (44.42°F)High: 18°C (64.4°F)
ThursdayOct 6OvercastLow: 9.6°C (49.28°F)High: 20.4°C (68.72°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 10.1°C (50.18°F)High: 19.6°C (67.28°F)
SaturdayOct 8OvercastLow: 10.6°C (51.08°F)High: 19.1°C (66.38°F)
SundayOct 9Partly cloudlyLow: 9.7°C (49.46°F)High: 17.3°C (63.14°F)
MondayOct 10OvercastLow: 9.1°C (48.38°F)High: 19.5°C (67.1°F)

Weather data for Bratislava (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps Uber is available only in one city: Bratislava. Bolt is available in 17 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Slovakia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.6, Slovakia is placed 44th out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Slovakia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  256.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 6.10 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Slovakia

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.

You are not entitled to a duty-free allowance for tobacco or alcohol if you are under the age of 17.

Alcohol allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 90L of still wine (60L of sparkling wine)
  • 110L of beer
  • 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22%
  • 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Travellers from non-EU countries:

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Travellers from EU countries:

  • 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco

Travellers from non-EU countries:

Your tobacco allowance is determined on your form of transportation.

If you are travelling by air:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

If you are NOT travelling by air:

  • 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Slovakia?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Slovakia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Slovakia.

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