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Legal Matters

  • Keep identity documents on you, and when driving make sure your third-party insurance and driving licence are at hand.
  • However merry local drinking culture may seem, be aware that public drinking is an offence that carries a fine. Don't drink in parks or in the streets.
  • As elsewhere in Europe, possession of any illegal drug can result in a stiff fine or even a jail sentence, depending on the substance and the amount.
  • If you're arrested in Slovakia, you can be held for 48 hours initially. You are entitled to have information about your rights and any charges translated for you, and you have the right to inform your consulate.