Capital: Bratislava

Language: Slovak

Area: 49035 km²

Population: 5435343

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: euro (€)

Code: +421

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type E. This socket also works with plug C (standard European plug) and plug F if it has an additional pinhole.

Slovakia is a member of the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens can access it visa-free. However, from late 2022, they will be required to hold a valid ETIAS electronic authorization in order to enjoy visa-free travel.

To travel to Slovakia with ETIAS, U.S. citizens are required to:

  • Hold a valid, machine-readable passport
  • Have an active email address
  • Hold a current debit or credit card

U.S. citizens staying in Slovenia for more than 90-days:

  • ETIAS for Americans is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. If you intend to remain in Slovakia longer than 90 days, you must obtain the appropriate visa.
  • If you intend to stay in Slovakia longer than 3 months (90 days), you are obliged to submit a notice of stay to the foreign police within 10 working days of arriving in Finland. After this, you can stay in Slovakia without any further obligations for 90 days. After this period of 90 days is over, you must apply for a registration of residence with the Ministry of Interior.

U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia

Address: P.O. Box 309 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Phone: (+421) 2 5443 3338

Tourist Travel Information about Slovakia

etias slovakiaSlovakia is a treasure trove of natural sites and Slovaks are a friendly, hospitable and peaceful people. It is located in central Europe, bordering with Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria. Slovakia is an accessible land that benefits from being in the heart of Central Europe. Many Americans tend to stay in Bratislava due to its proximity to Vienna and its position between Budapest and Prague.

Slovakia is a country of fascinating old cities, quaint villages and rugged beauty, with highly scenic central and eastern regions. Much of the central and northern parts of the country are rugged and mountainous due to the Carpathian Mountains, of which the Tatra, Fatra, and Beskid ranges are a part of. In the south, the Danubian Lowland is a flat, fertile and green region bordering the Danube River. Adventurous American tourists should surely check out Tatras, where they will encounter an array of cities, castles and national parks along the way.

Slovakia is one of the fastest growing economies in Europe, with a very high Human Development Index, and a very high standard of living. Citizens of Slovakia are provided with universal healthcare, free education and one of the longest paid maternity leave in the OECD.

Slovakia is the world’s largest per-capita car producer with a total of 1,040,000 cars manufactured in the country in 2016 alone and the 7th largest car producer in the European Union. The car industry represents 43% of Slovakia’s industrial output and a quarter of its exports.

Interesting facts

  • Bratislava and Vienna are the closest neighboring capitals in Europe, only 60 km apart - an hour by bus
  • Slovakia has 50 amazingly well-preserved wooden churches. They are part of the cultural heritage of UNESCO, all-wood and without a single nail. The oldest of them is the church of St. Francis of Assisi in Hervartov (near Bardejov), built in 1500
  • The only horologe in the world that shows the true solar time, is situated in Stara Bystrica. It is also the largest wooden statue in Slovakia
  • Staff of Slovak and Slovenian embassies meet once a month with their colleagues to exchange wrongly-addressed mail
  • American-born pop artist Andy Warhol was of slavic descent. Both his parents were born in Mikó, Slovakia.

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call
  • 112 – SOS, emergency call
  • 150 – Fire and rescue
  • 155 – Emergency medical service
  • 158 – Police
  • 159 – Municipal police
  • 18300 – Mountain rescue service
  • 1181 – Information

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