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Time zone: Slovakia uses Central European Time (CET) along with other central European countries (Czech Republic, Germany, France, Poland and Italy. It is GMT+1 hour (London), EST+6 hours (New York) PST+9 hours (Los Angeles)
Mobile telephones work normally in Slovakia
Local: Most public phones require telephone cards, which can be purchased at post offices, railway stations, department stores, kiosks and hotels. OR use coins.
International: The country code 421, then the local number.
Slovakia uses the Euro as its national currency.
The most convenient way of accessing cash is to use an ATM (BANKOMAT). Most Slovak ATMs belong to one of the major international banking systems such as MasterCard, VISA, Plus, Maestro or Cirrus.
EuroCard/MasterCard is accepted at most financial institutions. Banks also accept VISA, American Express, although travelers cheques are not universally accepted. International hotels also accept most major credit cards.
Most establishments are open between 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., but some take lunch breaks. Many banks close at 3:30 p.m. On Saturdays, most stores close by noon, and few are open on Sundays.
Voltage & Adaptors:
220 volts / 50 Hz. Slovakia uses the standard continental European “europlug”, the same as found in Germany, France, etc.
Visas are not required by most European and U.S. citizens for short stays.
Slovakoturist: (42-7) 335-722
Bratislava Information Service (42-7) 333-715. (42-7) 334-370
|Jan. 1||New Year’s Day|
|Jan. 6||The Three Wise Men|
|April 8||Easter Sunday|
|May 1||May Day|
|July 5||Introduction of Christianity|
|Aug. 29||Slovak National Uprising of 1944|
|Sept. 1||Constitution Day|
|Sept. 15||St Maria’s Day|
|Nov. 1||All Saints Day|
|Dec. 24, 25, 26||Christmas Holiday Break|
Slovakia enjoys a moderate continental climate. The weather is sunny in spring and fall, with temperatures between 10º and 20º. Temperatures average in the 20ºs in summer. Winter temperatures average around 0º.