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Slovakia Travel Guide Before You Go

21 Nov 21

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Slovakia stands as a land of castles and mountains. Like most cities in Europe, it boasts a quaint and charming capital city that is an eclectic mix of old and modern– Bratislava. This is a country that will be enjoyed no matter if you’re into the old or the new. You can also check out Holiday packages from Dubai. Here is AFC’s Slovakia Travel Guide Before You Go.

Slovakia Travel Guide

Language

BASIC ENGLISH is commonly spoken by younger generation Slovaks. By teenagers and citizens aged 20 – 30. There is a higher chance for the older generation to speak Russian and German instead of English.

SLOVAK is the main language in Slovakia; spoken by more than 80% of the region.

What Weather to Expect in Slovakia

Weather to Expect in Slovakia

Slovakia enjoys FOUR SEASONS throughout the year as follows:

• spring (March to May): Ave. 4°C to 12°C (40°F to 54°F)

• summer (June to August): Ave. 13°C to 25°C (56°F to 77°F)

• autumn (September to November): Ave. 7°C to 15°C (45°F to 59°F)

• winter (December to February): Ave. -3°C to 3°C (27°F to 37°F)

What kind of clothes to pack in Slovakia Travel Guide?

July: Umbrella/Raincoat/Rain Bag(Waterproof). Rainfalls due to season change. *Rainiest Month

March to May: Moderately cold temperatures, bring jackets

June-August: Bring appropriate sun protection products + sunglasses if necessary, Light cotton clothing

September-November: Moderately thick clothes/ jackets, jumpers/sweaters, and scarves

December-February: Wooly Clothes + Boots + Scarves + Gloves

All Seasons: Comfortable walking shoes.

Slovakia Religion

Slovakia Religion

PREDOMINANTLY CHRISTIAN with over 62% identified as Roman Catholic, Of the remaining population, 4% identify as Byzantine. With that in mind, tourists have to be mindful and observe respectful behaviours when in churches or other places of worship.

Currency

Slovakia Currency

EURO (EUR) - To keep up with the rest of the European Union, Spain adopted the Euro in 2009.

Should you bargain?

Gentle and respectful haggling and bargaining are accepted practices in markets. However, places in Slovakia practice a fixed price on products.

Should you leave a tip?

Tipping is not a common courtesy practise in Slovakia. However, rounding up the bill to the nearest Euro is common practice.

How much is a day in Slovakia Travel?

Minimum EUR 100 – 200) per day or more depending on interest and choice of activity.

Power Plugs and Socket Travel Guide in Slovakia

Power plugs and socket in Slovakia

Slovakia uses Type C and E power plugs at 230 Volts and 50 Frequency. Bringing power plug adapters is advisable.

Getting Around Slovakia

Trains are the main option to get around Slovakia from city to city, Buses are a good substitute for this.

Getting Around Slovakia

One ride-sharing or ride-hailing apps currently operating in Slovakia is the app Uber (available on Android and Apple devices)

Slovakia Travel Guide – The Checklist

Travel Guide for Internet Everywhere in Slovakia?

Firstly, Tourists will commonly find local sim cards with ready network access at Bratislava Airport. However, you may want to explore more options when you get to the city instead of the airport. It is more convenient but it’s not cheap. You will need your passport to purchase any SIM Card in Slovakia.

Some of the more common options for example include O2 Slovakia, Orange, and T-Mobile. (Around 2-10 EUR).

Slovakia Travel Guide to Bringing Medications

Firstly, prepare preferred over-the-counter medicines. Importantly, Keep them in original containers with labels for easy identification. Firstly, try to only bring in small quantities or as necessary. A simple first aid can include i.e. Diarrhea medicines, antacids, antihistamines, motion sickness, cough drops, decongestants, pain and fever relief, mild laxatives, bandages, and small antiseptic solutions accordingly. Lastly, don’t forget your masks and preferred sanitiser.

Moreover, Bring a doctor’s prescription for other prescriptions that you may have as needed. Similarly, check for the allowed amount of quantity depending on your stay.

Now that you’ve read this Slovakia Travel Guide

Slovakia Travel Guide

Finally, you are officially ready to travel to Slovakia. Don’t forget that you’re always free to contact your AFC Representative if you have any more concerns before your departure! Lastly, We wish you safe and happy travels!

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