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Slovakia Travel Advisory

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Warning Level Icon We advise caution when travelling to Slovakia

Local Situation: 2.8 / 5

We advise caution when travelling to Slovakia. We detected travel advisories from 4 sources for this specific country.

Regional Situation: 3.3 / 5

Slovakia shares a land border with 5 neighbouring states. For this region of countries (including Slovakia), the Advisory Index is 3.3 (average value over all countries). All countries have some reported advisories: Ukraine (3.5), Austria (3.4), Czech Republic (3.3), Hungary with 3.3 and Poland with 3.3 (of 5).

Current informationen on Covid-19 in Slovakia

There are currently 1,520 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Slovakia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET).

There are currently 28 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Slovakia.

Source: www.ecdc.europa.eu

Advice scoring history for Slovakia

Chart of the risk level over that last 200 days. This is the daily calculated travel risk for Slovakia.

Chart of the number of sources over that last 200 days. This is the daily number of advisory sources (of any rating) that have been active on that day.

Note: Changes happening on the 28th/29th of July 2019 are related to a change in the software and number of sources processed.

Rating Details (single travel warnings)

These are the individual advisories published by other countries about the destination Slovakia from a travellers perspective. The scoring of all messages combined is the foundation for the current rating 2.8 out of 5.0.

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 1 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: United States

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Global Health Advisory: Do Not Travel. Avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19. Exercise normal precautions in Slovakia.  Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.

Source: http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/slovakia-travel-advisory.html

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 2 - Travel is usually safe.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Finland

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Iaktta normal försiktighet - Se upp för ficktjuvar, framför allt i städerna. Iaktta allmän försiktighet också i landsvägstrafiken.

Source: https://um.fi/resemeddelande/-/c/SK

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Canada

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The Canadian goverment suggests: Avoid non-essential travel.

Source: https://travel.gc.ca/destinations/slovakia

Warning Level Icon Danger level: 4 - Reconsider travelling.

This is the general advisory usually covering the country as a whole.

Advisory issued by: Ireland

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Individual rating changes for Slovakia

This is the recent history of individual changes of travel advices that affected the total asessment of Slovakia. Most recent events first.

Changes from March 23rd 2020

The total rating for Slovakia changed from 2.3 to 2.8. Here are the influencing details:

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The Canadian government issued a new warning for Slovakia with a rating of 4.0.

Changes from March 15th 2020

The total rating for Slovakia changed from 1.3 to 2.3. Here are the influencing details:

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The Irish government increased their existing warning for Slovakia to 4.0 (of 5.0) from the previous rating of 1.0 (by +3.0).

Changes from September 25th 2019

The total rating for Slovakia changed from 0.0 to 0.0. Here are the influencing details:

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The United States government issued a new warning for Slovakia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Irish government issued a new warning for Slovakia with a rating of 1.0.

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The Finnish government issued a new warning for Slovakia with a rating of 2.0.

About Slovakia

Slovakia with its capital Bratislava is a country in Europe (Eastern Europe), about twice the size of New Hampshire (48,845 km²). The country is located Central Europe, south of Poland. The climate can be described as temperate; cool summers; cold, cloudy, humid winters. The landscape is rugged mountains in the central and northern part and lowlands in the south. With a population of about 5.46 million citizens.

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Basic Statistics and Facts

Topic Value
Capital Bratislava
Population about 5.46 million
Size 48.845 km²
Size comparable to about twice the size of New Hampshire
Common languages Hungarian, Slovak
Currency Koruna (short: SKK)
Common voltage (electricity) 230V - 50Hz
Used GSM Frequencies 900/1800/3G
International phone prefix +421
Internet Top Level Domain .sk
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 2 SK
Countrycode: ISO Alpha 3 SVK
Countrycode: ISO Numeric 703

Environmental problems and natural hazzards

These are problems Slovakia is facing. Environmental issues refer to damages of the nature due to industry and society. Natural hazzards refer to potential dangers originating in nature.

Environmental problems

  • acid rain damaging forests
  • air pollution from metallurgical plants presents human health risks

Natural hazzards

  • flooding

Top Industries and Agricultural Products

These are the main product industries and agricultural products of Slovakia. This list indicates what this country is good at producing.

Industries

  1. automobiles
  2. beverages
  3. ceramics
  4. chemicals
  5. coke
  6. earthenware
  7. electrical
  8. electricity
  9. food
  10. gas

Agriculture products

  1. cattle
  2. forest products
  3. fruit
  4. grains
  5. hops
  6. pigs
  7. potatoes
  8. poultry
  9. sugar beets

Slovak Imports and Exports

These are the main product categories of imports and exports to and from Slovakia.

Export products

  1. electrical equipment
  2. fuels
  3. furnaces
  4. iron
  5. machinery
  6. mineral oils
  7. nuclear reactors
  8. related parts
  9. steel
  10. vehicles

Import products

  1. electrical equipment
  2. fuel
  3. furnaces
  4. machinery
  5. mineral oils
  6. nuclear reactors
  7. related parts
  8. vehicles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current travel advisory for Slovakia?

Slovakia is currently rated at 2,8 out of a possible 5.0. Collected from 4 official sources. We advise caution when travelling to Slovakia.

Is it safe to travel Slovakia in 2020?

Visiting the country Slovakia is usually fine. The score is at 2,8 Just keep an eye open, obey local rules and you'll most likely be fine.

How many travel advisories do you know for Slovakia?

We currently evaluate 11 official sources each morning. Today, we know of active advisories from 4 individual sources for Slovakia.

What is the current Corona virus situation in Slovakia?

There are currently 1,520 officially reported cases of infections with SARS-CoV-2 (or Coronavirus) in Slovakia. As reported by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control this morning (~8:30am CET). There are currently 28 officially reported deaths related to this disease in Slovakia.

What is the size of Slovakia?

Slovakia has a size of 48,845 km² or 18,859 mi² which is about twice the size of New Hampshire.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

For non-country specific questions, please check our global F.A.Q.