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Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

Bratislava is relatively free of violent crime compared to Western capitals. To avoid annoyances, be as cautious as you’d normally be at home. Pickpocketing scams usually include some sort of distraction followed by someone coming up behind you to grab the goods. Car theft, not of the car but of the things inside, is all too common. Do not leave any valuables in view on car seats, even in a locked car – unless you’re trying to get rid of them.

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While you're there

Medical services

24-hour Pharmacy (5443 2952; Nám SNP 20)

Poliklinika (5296 2461; Bezručova 5) Twenty-four-hour emergency services, including dental.

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