Tips and recommendations for healthy travel to top destinations
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Learn more about the travel visa requirements for top destinations
Slovakia is a landlocked country with just over five million citizens.
The mountainous country been occupied by the Slav people since the fifth century. For many years, Slovakia was part of Czechoslovakia. But, in 1989 the country regained its independence.
Through all this, its unique culture never wavered. Slovakia’s deeply rooted folk traditions are still practiced and celebrated today. Some of the most popular are its literature, music, dance, and architecture.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Slovakia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Slovakia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, and influenza.
Routine infections like measles or mumps do occur in Slovakia. Vaccinations against these diseases are key. Make sure you’ve received all routine vaccines before your trip.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
A visa is not required for trip to Slovakia last less than 90 days. A valid passport, proof of sufficient funds and proof of onward or return travel.
You must register with the Border and Alien Police within three days of arrival in Slovakia. If you’re staying in a hotel, they will register for you. If you’re staying in a private home, you need to go to the nearest police station to register.
For more information contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling 1-844-366-8472 or by filling out our online form.
Slovakia’s weather is influenced by dry winds from the west and humid ocean air from the north. The country’s geography is also very diverse, creating different weather patterns.
The crime rate in Slovakia is fairly low. Street and petty crime does occur in areas highly trafficked by tourists. The most common crimes are pickpocketing, purse theft, and scams. Thieves work in groups to distract a target with street entertainment to steal from them.
To prevent these types of petty crime, never let your guard down. Make sure your bags are always secure, meaning they are zipped and buttoned shut at all times in public. Never leave any of your belongings unattended, even for a minute.
Be aware, racially motivated incidents have occurred in this country.
Taking a hike from Strbske pleso to Skok waterfalls in High Tatras is a must. This short hike will provide you with spectacular views from beginning to end. In three hours, you can do the whole loop to the falls and back.
Breathe in the fresh air of High Tatras as you hike and take relaxing stops along the trail. Opt for the easier path that wraps around Strbske pleso tarn. You can also push yourself a bit harder by walking up the waterfalls when you get there. At the top, you’ll be able to explore the many mountain-top lakes that occur naturally up there.
Below, you’ll find a list of essential items that you’ll want to pack for your trip to Slovakia:
There is one United States Embassy in the country of Slovakia. Information on how you can contact this embassy can be found below.
U.S. Embassy Bratislava
P.O. Box 309
814 99 Bratislava
Phone: +421-2-5443 3338
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