Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

Location: Slovakia, countrywide Event: On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will implement a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test taken the day before …

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Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

 Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update November 26, 2021 Location:  Slovakia Current Situation in Slovakia: As of November 25, 2021, Slovakia adopted additional restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19 including a nationwide lockdown for both unvaccinated and vaccinated persons through at least December 9.  Authorities may then extend the lockdown or lift some restrictions for vaccinated people.  With …

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Security Alert – Large Protests on Sept. 1 in Bratislava and Kosice

Subject: Large Protests in Bratislava and Kosice on Constitution Day, September 1 Location: Bratislava and Kosice, Slovakia Date and Time: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 11:00 to 20:00 Large protests against the government of Slovakia are scheduled to occur in the city centers of Bratislava and Kosice.  Although organizers intend for the demonstrations to be peaceful, outside organizations …

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Security Alert: Large Protests Scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Bratislava

Subject: Large Protests Scheduled for Thursday and Friday in Bratislava Location: Presidential Palace, Hodzovo Namestie, and surrounding area, Bratislava, Slovakia Event: Demonstrations to protest the Slovak government’s Covid-19 restrictions are scheduled in Bratislava this coming Thursday, August 5th and Friday August 6th, from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.  Police estimate 1,000 to 3,000 participants.  Other organizations could participate to promote …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

Large Ongoing Protests in Bratislava Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Event: About 3,000 demonstrators are currently blocking streets and major throughfares around central Bratislava in an unannounced protest against Covid-19 restrictions.  While the demonstrations are currently peaceful and are directed at the government of Slovakia, there is potential for impact on the community.  Slovak police are present and are …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (July 24, 2021)

Subject: Large Protest in Bratislava on July 24 Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Date and Time: Saturday, July 24 from 3pm to 8pm Event: A large protest organized by the National March for Life and a pro-life event is scheduled tomorrow.  The protest has been taking place in Slovakia since 2013. The event may also attract counter protesters and other …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (July 23, 2021)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Event: An angry crowd of several hundred people has formed outside the Parliament, protesting against government measures related to Covid, and demanding the government step down. The atmosphere is hostile with protesters throwing eggs and ketchup at the heavily armed police. According to press reports tear gas has been used and at least one …

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Security Alert: Aerial Bomb Found in Bratislava, Slovakia (July 20, 2021)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Please be informed of an ongoing incident near the Eurovea Shopping Mall/Ruzinov.  During a construction project, workers uncovered an unexploded artillery shell from WWII.  Slovak authorities are actively working to safely remove and transport the shell from the area.  About six blocks surrounding the area of the Nivy Bus Station, including all roads, …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (July 12, 2021)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia The U.S. Embassy would like to advise of potential demonstrations that may impact the community.   Event:  Protest Against the Non-Adoption of the Referendum When: Monday, July 12, 2021 from 14:00 – 20:00 Where: Central Bratislava: Namestie Slobody, Hodzovo Namestie, and SNP Namestie Expected number of participants: Approximately 2000-3000   Actions to Take: – Avoid areas of …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (May 29, 2021)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Similarly to last weekend, the U.S. Embassy would like to advise of potential demonstrations that may impact the community. Event:  Protest for Referendum And Early Elections When: Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 13:00 – 16:00 Where: Central Bratislava: Namestie Slobody and Hodzovo Namestie Expected number of participants: Approximately 1000-3000 Actions to Take: – Avoid areas of demonstrations …

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Message to U.S. Citizens:  U.S. Embassy Bratislava

(May 25, 2021) Location:  Slovakia Event:  U.S. citizens may directly return to the United States with certain expired U.S. passports. If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after January 1, 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until December 31, 2021. You …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (May 22, 2021)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia The U.S. Embassy would like to advise of potential demonstrations that may impact the community. Event:  Protest for Referendum And Early Elections When: Saturday, May 21, 2021 from 13:00 – 19:00 Where: Central Bratislava: Namestie Slobody, Hodzovo square, and SNP square Expected number of participants: Approximately 500 – 1000 Actions to Take: – Avoid areas of demonstrations …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (April 29-May 2)

Location: Throughout Slovakia The U.S. Embassy would like to advise the community of two events scheduled to occur in the coming days.  This advisory is for your awareness to ensure your safety.  Event #1:  From April 28 to May 2, the Russian nationalist motorcycle club (MC), the Night Wolves, are conducting what they’re calling a “pilgrimage” …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Event: The U.S. Embassy is tracking the potential for demonstrations from March 19-21. While the demonstrations are expected to be directed at the Slovak government and are not anti-U.S. in nature, given the current government crisis and past protests, there is potential for impact on the Embassy community.  The protests are in violation of …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

March 2, 2021 Location:  Slovakia Current Situation in Slovakia: Due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in Slovakia, the government of Slovakia will enact new restrictions starting Wednesday, March 3.  Most activities outside the home are prohibited.  Many excepted activities require negative results of a COVID-19 test less than 7 days old.  FFP2 type masks will …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

February 5, 2021 Location:  Slovakia Current Situation in Slovakia: Starting Monday, February 8, Slovakia will adopt the COVID-19 Traffic Light System, which will update pandemic control measures regionally based on predetermined criteria.  An English-language explanation of the Traffic Light System is available here.  Anyone physically present in a district in the black or dark red phase must …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

January 20, 2021 Location:  Slovakia Current Situation in Slovakia: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the Slovak government has announced another round of nationwide testing.  Tests performed from January 18 to January 26 are valid for activity during January 27 through February 2.  A second round of testing may be required …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Updated October 28, 2021 Update on Safely Resuming Travel by Vaccine Requirement and Rescission of Travel Restrictions On October 25, President Biden announced a Presidential Proclamation titled “A Proclamation on Advancing the Safe Resumption of Global Travel During the COVID-19 Pandemic.”  This proclamation, which takes effect at 12:01 am Eastern Standard Time on November 8, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

December 18, 2020 Location:  Slovakia  Current Situation in Slovakia: As of December 19 at 5:00 AM, new partial lockdown regulations go into effect, and will remain in effect until at least January 10.  All shops (except for those providing essential goods and services) are closed.  All schools, including kindergartens and preschools, are closed.  For details …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (December 17, 2020)

Location: Aupark Shopping Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia Event: The Embassy has received information that a bomb threat was sent to Aupark Mall. Police are on the scene and currently evacuating the mall. The public is advised to avoid the area. Actions to Take:  Avoid the area. Follow all instructions from authorities. Keep a low profile. Monitor local media …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (December 12, 2020)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Event: A large demonstration is expected to occur tomorrow, December 12, between 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., in the area of Old Town.  Members of the SNS and LSNS political parties and hooligan groups are expected to attend.  These groups participated in protests October 17 and November 17 which involved several thousand demonstrators, some …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

December 8, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current Situation in the Country: Beginning December 8, 2020, new entry requirements to Slovakia are in effect at all borders.  In most cases, a valid negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test and/or home quarantine is now required for most types of travelers entering Slovakia from most countries in the world. Some travelers …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (November 17, 2020)

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia Event: Large and potentially violent demonstrations against local government policies, including COVID restrictions, are expected to occur tomorrow, November 17, at approximately 1200 hours.  The Government of Slovakia has not granted permission for the demonstration, which is expected to be similar to October 17 protests that involved several hundred demonstrators, some clashing with police. Announced gathering points include, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

November 16, 2020 Location: Slovakia Current Situation in the Country: Beginning November 16, 2020, new entry requirements to Slovakia are in effect at all borders.  Note that none of the countries boarding Slovakia are currently classified as “green low-risk” for purposes of entry to Slovakia; a valid negative COVID-19 test and/or home quarantine is now required for most types of travelers …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

November 16, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current Situation in the Country: Beginning November 16, 2020, new entry requirements to Slovakia are in effect at all borders.  Note that none of the countries boarding Slovakia are currently classified as “green low-risk” for purposes of entry to Slovakia; a valid negative COVID-19 test and/or home quarantine is now required for most types of travelers entering …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update October 23, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  From October 24 through November 1, 2020 the Slovak government will enforce a partial lockdown for all people residing in Slovakia.  All persons have until October 25 to return to their place of residence in Slovakia.  No …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia (October 17, 2020) Location: Old Town Bratislava, near Presidential Palace Event: Approximately 1000+ protestors have staged an unscheduled protest in the area of Old Town.  This gathering was not preapproved and is prohibited under the current COVID-19 state of emergency rules.  Protests and large gatherings can become violent without warning.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update June 22, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its global level four health advisory  for Slovakia in place.  We strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel and take all sanitary precautions necessary to protect yourself …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Location: Slovakia Current situation in the country: The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its global level four health advisory  for Slovakia in place.  We strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel and take all sanitary precautions necessary to protect yourself and those around you. Flight Availability: There are multiple commercial flights from various European …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update June 23, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  Although the official state of emergency in Slovakia ended on June 13 and many of its neighbors have eased social distancing measures, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its global level four health advisory in …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

May 29, 2020  Location:  Slovakia    Current situation in the country:  Though the situation in Slovakia as improved the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its global level four health advisory in place.  We strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel and take all sanitary precautions necessary to protect yourself and those around you.  Flight Availability: U.S. Citizens that wish to return to U.S. can do so through …

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Health Alert: Tentative Easing of Quarantine Regulations Announced

Bratislava, Slovakia; April 21, 2020 On Monday, April 20, 2020, Slovak officials announced a four phase plan to ease quarantine regulations related to COVID-19.  Officials announced that progression through the phases will depend on the average daily number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases and that special restrictions may be enacted as needed to maintain proper …

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COVID-19 Information

Slovak Response to COVID-19, Travel Restrictions to The United States of America, and Consular Services at Embassy Bratislava COVID-19 Information Last updated: December 6, 2021 Update on Safely Resuming Travel by Vaccine Requirement and Rescission of Travel Restrictions Effective December 6, 2021, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older, regardless …

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Travel Alert: Austria Changes Border Posture

Austria has announced that as of Tuesday, April 14, 2020, anyone entering the country from the Slovak Republic will be required to show  a negative SARS-CoV-2 test (not older than 4 days) (VO BGBl. II Nr. 149/2020, VO BGBl. II Nr. 87/2020 idgF).  People transiting Austria are exempt from this requirement.  This means that  Americans looking to leave Slovakia and return to the United States via …

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SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT RESCHEDULED

The highest priority of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is protecting the safety and well-being of ITA’s clients, partners, and staff. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the SelectUSA Investment Summit to June 2021. We recognize that this schedule change may affect your near-term business plans, and …

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Current Status of Passport Applications for Overseas Posts

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.  In an emergency, Embassy Bratislava can assist with an emergency passport for an …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

Location:  Slovakia Event:   On March 17, 2020 the Slovak Ministry of Health announced 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic. The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice for Slovakia. On Monday, March 16, 2020, Austrian Airlines announced the final direct flight to the United States from Vienna’s Schwechat Airport would take place on Wednesday evening, …

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INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS

Current Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease The Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas, including providing information to help U.S. citizens make informed decisions about traveling abroad. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad at this time due to the global …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

February 10, 2020 Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, Namestie Slobody, Hodzovo Namestie, and Namestie SNP. Event:  Multiple demonstrations are expected to take place on 02/11/2020.  All the events are regarding the Istanbul Convention. There will be a demonstration on Slobody Namestie at 8:00 AM with another on Hodžovo Namestie at …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava

Location: Slovakia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Annual Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava

Annual Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava (10 December, 2019) Location: Slovakia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Slovakia and throughout Europe are heightened.  In Europe, locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists continue to be areas …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

December 03, 2019 Location:  Aupark Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia Event:  Slovak Police are reporting a security incident with possible bomb threat at Aupark Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia.  The Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid Aupark Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Aupark Mall Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava

Location: Slovakia, countrywide Event: The embassy has confirmed that the fire was not an intentional explosion. Rather, it was caused by simple human error with a stove in the booth. Slovak emergency teams quickly responded to extinguish the fire.  There were no reported injuries, but there was some damage to the booth and an adjacent …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 27, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie SNP in Bratislava. Event: A demonstration is planned for Friday, April 27, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to show discontent with the ruling government coalition and alleged corruption.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend the protest to be held at Námestie SNP. Public transportation and roads in …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia April 25, 2018

Location: All of Slovakia Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 05 and 06, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned in Bratislava at Námestie SNP.  There are other protests planned throughout the country taking place in the central square of the towns and cities. Event: There is a demonstration planned for Bratislava at Námestie SNP on Thursday, April 05 from 17:00 – 19:00 and more demonstrations taking place throughout the country …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 26, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka in front of the National Council building in Bratislava. Event: A demonstration is planned for Monday, March 26, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to protest against the proposed new government following the resignation of the previous Slovak Prime Minister.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 23, 2018

Location: There are demonstrations planned in multiple cities across Slovakia.  The demonstrations expected to attract the largest number of participants will be in Kosice at Hlavne Namestie and in Bratislava, where there is a scheduled march from Šafárikovo námestie to námestie SNP. Event: Demonstrations are planned around Slovakia on Friday, March 23, 2018, beginning at 16:30 to 17:30 to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 16, 2018

Location: There are demonstrations planned again in over forty Slovak towns and cities.  The demonstrations expected to attract the largest number of participants will be in Bratislava at Namestie SNP and Kosice at Hlavne Namestie. Event: Demonstrations are planned around Slovakia on Friday, March 16, 2018, beginning from 17:00 to 18:30 to protest against the government following the murder …

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