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Crime & Personal Safety - Slovakia

If you watched the backpacker horror flick Hostel, you may not have the rosiest view of safety in Slovakia. Forget all that. Slovakia is among the safest countries in Europe, with crime rates that have been falling stea

Getting Around Slovakia

Slovakian roads are normally kept in good condition, thanks in part to a mandatory road tax common to Central Europe. To drive in the country you must buy a toll ticket - a vignette - at a border crossing, post office,

Hiking Safety - Slovakia

Outdoorsy people cannot go to Slovakia and not hike, just as a foodie can't go to Italy on a low-carb diet. The country has too many perfect hiking spots along the Tatra mountains, for every skill level. For the more c

Recommended vaccinations for Slovakia

  • Diphtheria

    Diphtheria is a serious throat infection, which infects from person-to-person through the air. The vaccination should be less than 10 years old otherwise a booster is needed.

    Hepatitis A (infectious hepatitis)

    Infectious hepatitis infects through contaminated food and water. Vaccination consists of two injections about 12 months apart, which protects for up to 25 years. The first vaccination protects for 12 months.  The hepatitis A vaccine can be combined with the vaccine against hepatitis B .


    Tetanus is a complication to wounds contaminated by soil. If there has been a vaccination within the past 10 years it is not necessary to give a booster in case of wounds and accidents. Tetanus vaccinations are usually given in combination with diphtheria vaccine. If you are previously vaccinated, the vaccine can be given right up to departure.

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