Generally 230 volts AC, 50Hz. Round two-pin plugs are in use.
Slovakia is blessed with glorious alpine scenery, cliff-top castles and well-preserved architecture, offering an enticing combination of outdoor adventure and medieval charm. It might be overshadowed by its neighbour and one-time compatriot the Czech Republic - largely because capital Bratislava, alluring though it is, isn't Prague - but the upside is that Slovakia's myriad attractions are often pleasantly throng-free.
Following the 'Velvet Divorce' in 1993, which saw Czechoslovakia split into two constituent parts, the nation set about reasserting its independence, and today there's a humble, creative nature to the Slovaks that wins over no shortage of visitors. Slovakia draws a broad range of travellers, from skiers and backpackers to businesspeople and history buffs. Bratislava and the High Tatras mountain range remain its two headline draws, but this is a diverse country that rewards considerable exploration.
Danube Wings have announced the cancellation of its flights from Poprad-Tatry to London Luton, and Kosice to Manchester T1, with effect from 7 March 2010.
Most visits to the Slovak Republic are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
You must carry your passport with you at all times for identification purposes.
Since 1 November 2007, it is an offence to drink alcohol in the street. There are likely to be exceptions for seasonal markets (such as the Christmas Market) and outside seating areas of restaurants and bars but consuming alcohol (for example bought in a supermarket) in other public areas could result in visitors being fined.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organisations for the latest travel advice: