Why carry an IDP while driving in Slovakia?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Slovakia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Slovakia

Officially Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Even in such a small area you’ll find everything from natural treasures and historical monuments to rich folk culture an modern entertainment in the busy city streets. Slovakia is a part of European neighboring countries so driving your own car is a must. Look for some tips before beginning your journey.

Important Reminders:

  • In Slovakia, they drive on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep away your phones unless they are hands-free.
  • Drunk driving is prohibited.
  • The maximum speed limit is 50 km/h in cities, 90 km/h on small roads and 130 km/h on highways.
  • Give way to the traffic from the right.

Driving in the Winter

There are lot of mountains pass overs on the roads from the south to the north of Slovakia. Try to avoid them in winter if possible. If there is snow or glare ice, it is good to use tire chains.

You must have a first-aid kit when traveling as well as reflective vest on your car if you ever need a tire traction. Sometimes, the best way to stay safe is to avoid driving until winter storm passes.

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License here.​​

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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