The official language is Slovak. Czech, Russian and Hungarian are also spoken; German and English mostly only in the cities.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/01/2022 Independence Day of the Slovak Republic

01/06/2022 Feast of Epiphany

04/15/2022 Good Friday

04/18/2022 easter monday

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/08/2022 day of the victory

05.07.2022 The holy apostles Cyril and Methodius

08/29/2022 Anniversary of the Slovak National Uprising

09/01/2022 Constitution Day

09/15/2022 Memory of Mary’s Sorrows

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/17/2022 Freedom and Democracy Day

12/24/2022 Christmas eve

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Christmas


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into the Slovak Republic (when entering from non-EU countries) (persons aged 17 and over): For flights and sea voyages: 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco or an appropriate combination of these these articles; If arriving overland: 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50g of tobacco or an appropriate combination of these items; 1 liter of spirits with an alcohol content of more than 22% or 2 liters of spirits with an alcohol content of 22% or less or sparkling wine or an appropriate combination of these items; 4 liters of table wine; 16 liters of beer; 500 g coffee or 200 g coffee extract; 100 g tea or 50 g tea extract; Mineral oil: built-in tank in the car + 10L portable canister. Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €150.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution.

Prohibited Imports

There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). More information is available from

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 18 and over); 400 cigarillos (over 18s); 200 cigars (over 18s); 1 kg of tobacco (persons aged 18 and over); 10 liters of high-proof alcoholic beverages (persons aged 18 and over); 10 liters of alcoholic sweet drinks (alcopops) (persons aged 18 and over); 20 liters of fortified wine (such as port or sherry) (over 18s); 90 liters of wine (of which a maximum of 60 liters of sparkling wine) (persons aged 18 and over); 110 liters of beer (over 18s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip); Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported free of mineral oil tax from an EC member state, if it is in the tank of the vehicle or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Slovak Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

Consulate General in Munich. Honorary consulates in Bad Homburg, Hamburg, Hildesheim, Leipzig and Stuttgart.

Hildebrandstrasse 25
+49 (0)30 88 92 62 00.

Mon-Fri 08.30-16.00. Consular Dept.: 09.00-11.30.

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

Honorary consulates in Eisenstadt, Innsbruck, Linz, St. Pölten, Graz and Salzburg.

Armbrustergasse 24
+43 (0)1 31 89 05 52 00. Consular Dept.: +43 (0)1 31 89 05 52 10/11. Visa Dept.: +43 (0)1 31 89 05 52 14.

Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00. Consular Dept.: Mon-Fri 09.00-11.00, for visas: 08.30-11.30.

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

Consulate in Eclepens.

Thunstrasse 63
Muri bei Bern
+41 (0)31 356 39 30. Consular Dept.: +41 (0)31 356 39 35/36/37.

Mon-Fri 08.30-12.00 and 13.00-16.30. Consular Dept.: Tue 09.00-16.00, Wed and Thu 09.00-12.00.


Business etiquette

Business people dress quite formally. Long meals are definitely possible during negotiations. Business hours: I. General Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Business contacts

Commercial Department of the Slovak EmbassyFriedrichstrasse 60, D-10117 Berlin Tel: (030) 20 16 57 68 PO Box 1073, CH-8032 ZürichTel: (044) 620 66 83.Internet: www.swisscham.chSlovak Chamber of Commerce and IndustryGorkého 9, SK-816 03 BratislavaTel: (02) 54 43 32 91. Internet: Agency for Small and Medium-Sized EnterprisesMiletičova 23, SK-82109 Bratislava 2Tel: (02) 50 24 45 00. Internet:



International direct dialing to many countries possible. There are pay and card phones. Most public phones are card phones. Phone cards are available from post offices, train stations, department stores, kiosks and hotels. Long distance charges at hotels can be very high.

Mobile phone

GSM 900/1800. Network operators are EuroTel Bratislava (Internet: and Orange (Internet: The reception/transmission range covers the whole country with the exception of distant regions. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017.


According to, Internet provider is Euro Web (Internet: There are internet cafes in larger cities. Mobile surfing on the Internet is made possible, among other things, by the chargeable Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots (Internet:

Post office

Poste restante can also be written to all post offices. Post office opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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