Business hours

Businesses are usually open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. Banks are usually open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday and are always closed on holidays.

Shops are open from 8.00am to 6.00pm and supermarkets and chain stores to 8.00pm. Shops close at midday on Saturday and some chain stores are open on Sunday.

Public holidays

January 1– Founding of the Slovak Republic and New Year's Day
January 6 – Epiphany
April 8 – Easter
April 9 – Easter Monday
May 1 – May Day
May 8 – Liberation Day
July 5 – St Cyril and St Methodius Day
August 29 – Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising (1944)
September 1 – Slovak Constitution Day (1992)
September 15 – Blessed Virgin Mary
November 1 – All Saints’ Day


The coldest month is January and the warmest is July/August. There can be sudden changes of weather in the mountains.

For weather details in the Slovak Republic, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.


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The official currency is the Crown (Koruna), which is comprised of 100 Hellers (halier).

Time zones and time differences

The Slovak Republic is 10 hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time.

To find out the current time in Bratislava, visit the World Clock.

Dialling codes

The Slovak Republic's country code is +421.

For calls to the Slovak Republic from Australia dial: 0011 + 421 + area code + telephone number.

For calls from the Slovak Republic to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code + telephone number.

For further information (e.g. area codes) please visit the White Pages - international dialling codes.

Electricity and water

The Slovak Republic’s power supply is 220 volts, 50Hz 1, 3 phases, 2, 3, 4 wires. The round two-pronged plugs are the most common.

Links and resources

Travel and tourism

Slovakia travel

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