Security and health

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to the Slovak Republic. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.

It is strongly recommended that Australian travellers take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any overseas medical costs, before their departure. They should confirm that their insurance covers them for the whole time they will be away and check what circumstances and activities are / are not included in their policy.

It is also recommended that Australian travellers consult Smartraveller to provide greater protection in case of an emergency.


There are emergency telephone numbers which can be called from anywhere in the country:

  • State police – 158
  • City police – 156
  • Ambulance –155


No immunisations or vaccinations are required for travel to the Slovak Republic. Health services are good, but it is strongly recommend you have travel insurance. Carry the documentation at all times.

You can obtain common non-prescription drugs used in Australia, as well as prescription drugs.

Tap water is safe, but bottled water is recommended.