Former Eastern European countries have enjoyed an explosion in tourism rates over the last decade. In recent years, Slovakia’s premier city has become a hotspot for tourists of all interests. A popular destination for historical excursions, family holidays and of course stag do’s, Bratislava is quickly becoming one of Europe’s favourite holiday destinations. Cheap alcohol and lax drinking laws mean that Bratislava is an extremely popular destination for men who wish to mark their bon voyage into married bliss. Accident Advice Helpline understands how important it is to enjoy yourself on holiday, whatever the reason is. That’s why we are publishing this handy guide to help in the unfortunate instance of having an accident on holiday in Bratislava.
Report the accident as soon as possible
It is often noted that Slovakia has poor emergency services. However, a number of ambulance operators provide services throughout the country and are extremely cost effective with a rapid response time. Slovakia is now a member of the EU, and as such you should bring your EHIC with you when going to Slovakia. You may have to pay for any medical treatment upfront but if you have adequate travel insurance, any costs should be reimbursed to you through your travel insurance.
Like any major city, Bratislava has a crime problem and it’s important to take preventative steps in order to prevent your valuables from being stolen. If your hotel offers a safety deposit box, then you should sincerely consider using this facility.
Take note of the embassy
The British embassy in Bratislava can be found at Panská 16 811 01 Bratislava. It is important to contact the embassy if you need any sort of consular help. The British embassy will be happy to help you in any instances where you require assistance and will liase with the Slovak government and ministries to help resolve any problems you might encounter whilst abroad.
Above all, remember to have fun! Accident Advice Helpline hopes that if you are travelling to Bratislava in the near future, or are planning to, that your trip will be pleasant and accident free. If you do, however, encounter difficulties whilst abroad or have an accident in Slovakia, then Accident Advice Helpline is here to help. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and a friendly and professional adviser will be more than willing to help you.