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Slovakia Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Yellow Fever No
Hepatitis A Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Diphtheria Sometimes
Malaria No
Tetanus Yes
Typhoid Sometimes

Health Care

Travel insurance is advised for all visitors. In some medical cases, if you are European, you might be able to receive free treatment if you can show proof of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) obtained in your country of origin.

The overall standards of healthcare in Slovakia are excellent. Hospitals and surgeries are well equipped and staff are proficient. In pharmacies, over-the-counter advice is given and standard medicines are sold.

Food and Drink

Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Tap water is generally regarded as safe to drink.

Other Risks

Vaccinations for tuberculosis, hepatitis B and tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease are sometimes recommended.