Slovakia Travel Vaccines and Advice
Slovakia is an exceptional country with beautiful nature, and monuments paying testament to its glorious past. The capital Bratislava is renowned for its majestic buildings, including the Castle of Slovakia. The historical town of Vlkolinec is also worth a visit with its monuments and unique architecture. Nature lovers should make a trip to the small village of Herlany to view the geyser. You will also be treated to vast expanses of high snow-capped peaks all year round such as the Tatra mountain ranges, popular among skiers. Local delicacies such as pancakes served with potatoes prove a wonderful snack.
Current Weather in Slovakia
Medical Care in Slovakia
The Slovakian health system succeeds in following international standards, and here you will be able to receive good medical care for routine problems. Recommended Hospitals available in Slovakia include the Peter Strhak Medical Care Mudr, the Medifera Medicínske Centrum and the Zubna Ambulancia Oradent.
If you use a prescribed medicine, you should ensure to bring it with you on your travels. However, once in Slovakia, you will have access to many pharmacies which are well-stocked with quality pharmaceuticals.
You should call 112 in the event of emergency, but more serious medical cases will require medical evacuation to a country with specialised services.
Is Slovakia Safe for Travel?
|Safety and Security||Descriptive|
|Demonstrations||Risk of violence|
|Road safety||Good conditions; Poorly lit rural areas|
|Public transportation||Safe and reliable|
|Spiked food and drinks||Leave nothing unattended|
|Fraud||Risk present, beware of fake police officers|
|Women’s safety||Risk present|
|Swimming||Swim in supervised beaches only|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Slovakia?
Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.
Only a passport is required to enter Slovakia. Your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.
Please note that Slovakia is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.
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Embassy of Canada to Slovakia information
When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:
- A legal problem
- A lost passport
- The need to report a crime
It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.
Canadian Embassy to Slovakia
Carlton Savoy Building, Mostova 2,
811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia
Tel.: 421 (2) 5920-4031
Fax: 421 (2) 5443-4227
Email: [email protected]
Please note that there is no official website for Slovakia’s embassy.