The requirement for a specific amount of money per day and health
insurance sounds like the old requirements from the communist days
being repeated. It may be technically still required, it may be
simply a hold-over in language someone repeated - or a suggestion
someone interpreted as a requirement and published.
Even in the communist days I never had the authorities check. As
everyone suggests, I do most of my transactions with my standard ATM
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, sunkat <sunkat@...> wrote:
> I second this: I too have never been asked to show or prove if I
> sufficient funds or health insurance. However, it's my
> you should at least be prepared to answer this, if asked, so I'm
> prepared. Other than (as John mentions) travel insurance, all
> brought with me has been proof that I have medical/health coverage
> my employer. If anything happens while you're there, you're
> paying the bills yourself & then submitting these for
reimbursement to your
> employer's medical/health insurance carrier...& apparently, that's
> employers' insurance handle it.
> As for money, my Slovak husband & I used to bring some cash, some
> traveller's checks, we'd use our credit cards in places that
> & we'd also get money using our ATM cards. (Although we try to
> getting cash advances from credit cards, I believe I've done this
> during my 7 years of going to Slovakia.) Now we don't bother with
> traveller's checks because you have to pay to exchange them & (if
> correctly) it's a bit more expensive than just exchanging US
> Slovak crowns. More places accept credit cards, so we also use
> because they offer a decent exchange rate, & we always exchange US
> for crowns (only at banks) as soon after we arrive as possible.
> I can't answer as well for using money in Poland, as we typically
> the open-air flea market in Nowy Targ, which caters to Slovaks &
> readily accept either Slovak crowns or US dollars. I have,
however, in the
> past visited Zakopane & was able to either use US dollars are
> dollars for Polish zloty with no problem.
> Kat ("Katka") Turk
> From : johnqadam <johnqadam@...>
> To : SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject : [S-R] Trip to Slovakia and Poland
> Date : Mon, 06 Feb 2006 13:52:54 +0000
> --- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Jerry & Liz Dente"
> <brookft@> wrote:
> I am booking flights to Poland and Slovakia and the airline says
> one of the requirements is to have $50 per day in cash on arrival
> day we are staying and also that we have health insurance. Does
> what kind of health insurance?
> I have NEVER been asked about cash on hand and would consider
> carrying much CASH to be flat out irresposible. The bank machines
> work very well and issue local currency "as required" to handle
> situations not covered by a credit card. Others may have a
> point of view. I would have a reasonable supply of Euros but
> excessive -- certainly not $50/day.
> We have year-round travel health insurance -- not trip insurance.
> Around here, you can add it to your house insurance, as well as
> buying it from others.