| GENERAL INFO
Complete information on visa for the Slovak Republic is available at the official website of the Slovak Republic
All foreign visitors to the Slovak Republic must possess a passport valid for at least the next 90 days. Participants requiring visa should apply in advance to consular offices of the Slovak Republic or diplomatic missions in their countries in order to avoid delay in travel to the Congress.
Currency and Banking
Euro is the official currency in the Slovak Republic. Foreign currency exchange is available at most banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops. FX rates can be found at http://www.nbs.sk/en/home
Most small shops in Zvolen are open from 9:00 to 17:00 - Monday through Friday and Saturday are open from 09:00 to 12:00. Shops in the city centre are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00, Monday through Sunday.
Shopping malls are open from 09:00 - 21:00, Monday through Sunday.
Service is usually included in the bill in bars and restaurants, but tips are welcome. If you consider the service good enough to warrant a tip, we suggest about ten percent.
- Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts)
- Primary Socket Type: Europlug, Schuko
- Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter
Click socket type links to view adapter for that type
- 110-120V electronics: Plug adapter + step-down transformer
- Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: Plug adapter + voltage converter
Electrical sockets (outlets) in Slovakia (Slovenská Republika) are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The "Type C" Europlug and the "Type E" and "Type F" Schuko. If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it's crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types.
Liability and Insurance
The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and all participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance before travelling to the Congress.
Useful Telephone Numbers and web pages
Emergency calls: 112
Fire brigade: 150
Taxi (City Taxi): +421 904 818 555; +421 908 330 555
Airport Bratislava (Slovakia): +421 2 3303 3353
(Bratislava to Zvolen - around 200 km)
Airport Budapest (Hungary): +36 (1) 296 7000
(Budapest to Zvolen - around 170 km)
Airport Vienna (Austria): +43 1 7007 22233
(Vienna to Zvolen - around 270 km)
Slovak Republic country code: +421