Baggage Shipping to Slovakia
Important Slovakia Customs Information
Most countries offer a generous duty free allowance for personal effects and the majority of Send My Bag™ shipments worldwide will not be stopped by customs.
Personal effects are usually assessed as used items which have been in the sender's possession for 6 months or more. If your bag is checked by customs and is found to contain brand new or commercial items your shipment may be assessed for customs duties and taxes. If you are sending Christmas gifts please check with the destination country so you are aware of potential customs duties, follow their advice and attach all necessary documentation.
Customs processes and allowances do vary by country and as such we advise all travellers take 5 minutes to check how their personal circumstances and what they are sending will be assessed under the prevailing customs regulations of the destination.
More information is available in on our customs information page.
In order to demonstrate your shipment is personal effects you will be required to complete a brief non generic packing list online, entries to be made in the format: "5 x Cotton T-Shirts, 2 x Jeans, 3 x Cotton Shirt" and so on rather than as "10 x Used Clothing".
What can I send to Slovakia? What items are restricted?
With Send My Bag™ you can travel with almost everything you would normally find in a vacation suitcase. For security and customs reasons, however, certain items are prohibited. Please find these listed below.
- Aerosols or any other pressurised containers;
- Liquids, Pastes and Gels of any type (including nail varnish and perfume);
- Toner Cartridges;
- Animals and Animal products;
- Firearms and firearm parts, ammunition, explosives, weapons (including imitations of same);
- Dangerous / hazardous goods;
- Flowers and plant products;
- Human remains or ashes;
- Illegal or restricted goods;
- Medical samples;
- Items that require a temperature controlled environment;
- Prescription drugs and pharmaceutical products;
- Religious Artefacts
- Foodstuffs, perishable food articles and beverages including, but not limited to: Wine, Beer, Spirits and Champagne; or
- Packages that are wet, leaking or emit an odour of any kind;
- Valuables and high value items including but not limited to antiques, paintings, jewellery, precious stones;
- Cash or other forms of tradeable currency;
- Irreplaceable items.
More information is available under section 11 of our terms of service.
Items excluded from cover
The following items will be accepted but are sent at your risk and are not included under complimentary cover:
- Electrical Items, including but not limited to; Tablets, Cell Phones, Computers, Hi-Fis, TVs.
- Glass & Porcelain.
- Any other non standard excess baggage items.
If you choose to send any of the above please ensure you package the item appropriately, for example a TV inside a suitcase is not appropriate.
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Slovakia is a Eurozone country in central Europe that neighbours Hungary, Ukraine, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic. The country has a landmass of 49,035 km2 and a population of 5.4 million. The main language spoken is Slovak, but many people also speak Hungarian, German and Czech.
Slovakia has hot summers, with temperatures usually exceeding 86°F. In July these can reach 104°F. Winters are cold, with average temperatures of between 24°F and 14°F. There is usually snow in December and January. Climate varies according to region, with temperatures on mountain peaks reaching only 24°F even in summer.
Slovakia is a mountainous country, with 80% of its landmass 2362 ft above sea level. Mountain ranges include the Tatra Mountains, part of the Carpathian mountain range. The landscape of Slovakia is wild and rugged and covered in forest. There are also many castles dotted around. There is ample opportunity for hiking in Slovakia, as well as more extreme outdoor pursuits, such as white-water rafting and bungee jumping. Skiing is also available at certain altitudes.
Slovakia’s capital city is Bratislava, a city with a population of 452,288. There is plenty to occupy tourists in the city with its intriguing old town and many museums. Sights also include Bratislava Castle, Blue Church and St Martin’s Cathedral.
Slovakia can be reached by air from departure points around Europe. Its two main airports are Bratislava and Košice. The country also has an extensive rail network.
WHY SHIP TO SLOVAKIA?
Whether you are planning a city break to Bratislava or a longer trip sampling all the outdoor pursuits Slovakia has to offer, SendMyBag can send your luggage from your home or office to your hotel. This means you can pack all the sporting equipment you might need and all the clothes you require for either hot summer weather or skiing conditions. You will have an easy time at the airport without having to stand in line at bag drop or wait at luggage carousels, allowing you to get on with enjoying your vacation. You will also avoid excess baggage fees and can opt for the cheapest ticket that does not need to include any expensive baggage fees.
Before going ahead and booking our service, it is important to consider a few things before sending your luggage unaccompanied. Hazardous or dangerous items such as weapons, aerosols and restricted liquids are not permitted in any luggage, and items such as electrical products, glass and porcelain are sent at the customers risk and are not included under our complimentary cover.
Restricted or illegal items in your destination are also prohibited. If you are unsure on any of the items you wish to take, feel free to contact us. Our friendly staff can answer any questions that you may have.
When shipping to Slovakia you need to supply a breakdown of all the items you are sending unaccompanied. When you book through SendMyBag, we will send you a link where you can provide this information. It’s easy to do and will mean you avoid any delays whilst your items are being processed through customs.
Make sure that all of your details are correct including your name, address and the address of your destination; this will help ensure that your luggage gets to you quickly and efficiently when you need it.