Scheduled demonstrations in Bratislava on Thursday, March 16 and on Saturday, March 18, 2023

Subject: Scheduled demonstrations in Bratislava on March 16 and 18

March 16 location:  Hviezdoslavovo námestie and surrounding Old Town

Time:  11:00 to 17:00

Event: The U.S Embassy would like to advise of a march related to a UEFA Conference League soccer match. Approximately 1000 fans are expected to participate. There will be a large police presence.

March 18 location:  Hodžovo námestie, Palisády, and Zámocká

Time:  16:00 to 20:00

Event: The U.S Embassy would like to advise of a protest directed at the Slovak government that is expected to draw 500 participants. As with any large gatherings, some groups may take advantage of the situation to promote their own agendas, sometimes encouraging violence and clashing with police.

Actions to Take:

  • Avoid the area of the demonstrations. Avoid large groups of soccer fans.
  • Keep a low profile and pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates: Slovak Spectator is a local English language newspaper; Radio RSI is a radio station with some English.


  •    Contact the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia located at Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4-5 in Bratislava, at  +02 5443 0861, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +0903 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).