Slovakia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Slovakia

Slovakia summary

Slovakia is a small country with around 5M Slovak. Official language is Slovak. Slovakia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+01:00 with daylight saving time. Currency used in Slovakia is Euro (EUR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 87
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 26

ATMs in Slovakia are Common. Internet speed in Slovakia is on average 12.5 Mbps. In Slovakia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

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🗣️ Slovak
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 5M ☀️ ~8 °C 🌧 ~62 mm 👍 Developed 🚩 49k km2 (19k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
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🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

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

Languages 🗣️

  • Slovak


Currency 💱

1 EUR = 1.1 USD

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.

ATM 🏧🏦


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.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳

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.


Mobile Phone 📱

Slovakia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

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.

Emergency Calls 🚨

Universal :


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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 .

international: + 421 2 1234567
calling local: 02 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Slovakia is on average 12.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Slovakia is high. Many hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

SIM Card #️⃣

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.


Rules 🚗

In Slovakia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

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.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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