AMERICAN CITIZENS VISITING SLOVAKIA
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every American citizen for short-stay period in Slovakia starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Slovakia. All tourists entering Slovakian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Slovakian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of United States of America who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every American citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Slovakian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs. Goods can be imported into Slovakian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
- Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
- Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)
If arriving from an EU Member State:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Slovakia with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
List of American diplomatic offices in Slovakia
U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia
Address: P.O. Box 309, 814 99 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Phone: +421-2-5443 3338
Fax: +421-2-5441 8861
Office Hours: Monday - Friday from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. except Embassy Holidays
List of Slovak diplomatic offices in United States of America
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington DC, U.S.A.
Address: 3523 International Court, NW, Washington DC, 20008, USA
Phone: (202) 237 1054
Fax: (202) 237 6438
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Details: United States nationals are not required to obtain Slovak entry visas if their stay in the Slovak Republic does not exceed 30 days. Those U.S. nationals who wish to be in the Slovak Republic for a period exceeding 30 days must apply for a Long Term Stay Permit. This Permit should be also applied for if you intend to work or study in Slovakia. Applications are to be made at the Consular and Visa Section of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington, DC. Canadian nationals do not need visas to enter the Slovak Republic provided that are staying in the Slovak Republic for less than 90 days. Nationals of Central and South America (with the exception of Cuba) need visas to enter Slovakia. The visa fee may vary from country to country. Please check the following details below. Detailed information on how to apply for entry visas or Long Term Stay Permits can be found at the bottom of this page. No vaccination certificates are required to enter the Slovak Republic unless a person is coming from an infected area. A foreigner entering the territory of the Slovak Republic must, upon request, show a proof of having both of the following: $15.00 per person/day (or adequate amount in other convertible currency). For children under 15 years of age the required amount is reduced by 50%. An amount which equals the price of a return ticket to the country of his/her residence or the return ticket itself.
Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in Los Angeles
- Routine Vaccines
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Slovak 78.6%;
- Hungarian 9.4%;
- Roma 2.3%;
- Ruthenian 1%;
- Other or unspecified 8.8%
Area: 48,845 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +421