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 and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings or protests.

– Remain proactive and pay attention to your surroundings.

– Keep a low profile.

– Monitor local media for updates: Slovak Spectator is a local English language newspaper; Radio RSI is a radio station with some English language reporting.


– Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

– Contact the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia located at Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4-5 in Bratislava, at 02/544 308 61, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +421-903-703-666.

– To reach Consular Affairs in Washington, D.C., call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

– Visit the webpage of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava

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