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Slovakia travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -85.81%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Slovakia
Crossing Rules

Passengers must complete the ‘Public Health Passenger’ form before departure at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/

Passengers must register online before departure at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/#

Quarantine is possible
Passengers could be subject to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test upon arrival or quarantine for 14 days; details can be found at https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19 or http://www.uvzsr.sk/ or https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 October 2020 to 01 November 2020

exceptions: from 1:00 to 5:00 in the morning; travel to work; accompany children to school; nearest shop, doctor, pharmacy; family care, post, bank insurance, auto repair, petrol station or COVID testing facility,

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 16 September 2020 to TBD

Update of 11 Sept: RED regions includes: Austria(Vienna, Tyrol, Vorarlberg); Czech Republic (Prague, Central Bohemian Region, South Bohemian Region, South Moravian Region, Karlovy Vary Region, Vysočina Region, Hradec Králové Region, Liberec Region, Pardubice Region, Pilsen Region); Hungary (Budapest, Fejér, Hajdú-Bihar, Pest); Poland (województwo małopolskie); Slovakia (Bratislava region), Bulgaria ( Blagoevgrad, Dobrich, Smolyan); Italy (Campania, Liguria, Sardinia, Trento); United Kingdom (England: North East, North West, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber, Northern Ireland, Scotland: Greater Glasgow And Clyde, Wales: Aneurin Bevan, Cwm Taf); Ireland (Dublin, Mid-West); Sweden (Hallands Lan); Denmark (Hovedstaden); Estonia (Ida-Viru Maakond, Võru Maakond); Lithuania (Tauragės Apskritis)
Update of 28 August: from 1 September the list of RED countries includes Croatia, France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Malta
Update of 17/7:
– Safe countries: Australia, Belgium, Cypress, Czech Republic, China, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand,
Poland, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, UK

– Higher-risk countries extended to: Bulgaria and Montenegro (upon arrival 5 days quarantine then PCR Covid test)
Update of 19/6: Free movement between Slovakia and Poland from 20/6
Update of 16/6: Poland is opening the borders but free travels from Slovakia are allowed for up to 48 hours (COVID test must be provided for longer stays)
Update of 9/06: Free movement to Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland Monaco and Montenegro.
Update of 05/06: Free movement to Hungary, Czech Republic and Austria
Update of 03/06: Free movement to Hungary and Czech Republic for people having a temporary residence (necessary to provide at least 2 documents to prove it)
Update of 19/05: Travelling allowed for trips not exceeding 24hours to all neighbouring EU countries and Croatia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Germany. No quarantine nor testing obligation upon return.
Update 28/04: Exception for cross border workers within 30km (NO obligation to provide negative test for COVID).
Update of 6 April: All Slovak citizens returing from abroad will stay in state controlled isolation until they can be tested for COVID and then home isolation for a total of 14 days. There are some expceptions from this rule (e.g. pregnant, persons with medical issues, disabled, over 75, etc. )

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Flight Restrictions

published 27.11.2020

Entry restrictions
Passengers must complete the ‘Public Health Passenger’ form before departure at mindop.sk

Passengers must register online before departure at korona.gov.sk

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.
Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).
Unless you qualify for one of the exemptions below, everyone entering Slovakia must self-isolate for 14 days. From 9 August, this also applies to children aged 12 and above. You may be able to end your self-isolation earlier by taking a test.
You can end your self-isolation earlier if you receive a negative PCR test result taken in Slovakia. You can take the test free-of-charge on the fifth day of self-isolation at the earliest. You need to book the test on the Slovak government website. Children under 12 who do not display any COVID-19 symptoms can end their self-isolation at the same time as everyone else in their household. Those in the same household must also self-isolate until everyone’s self-isolation period is completed.
Exemptions from the requirement to self-isolate include:
• fully vaccinated people, as defined by the Slovak government
• people who work in Slovakia and are either resident in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine (if you reside in Ukraine within 100km of the Slovak border)
• people who are a resident in Slovakia but working in either an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine. (They must have spent the previous 14 days only in these countries. If they are older than 12 years, they must be able to show a negative PCR test no older than 7 days) (this exemption will be valid until 1 September)
• students resident in neighbouring countries studying in Slovakia or residents of Slovakia who are studying in a neighbouring country. (If they are older than 12 years, they must be able to show a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 7 days)
• those who are transiting Slovakia, taking someone to/from an airport in a neighbouring country, working on freight transport, funeral and/or medical personnel, military and/or diplomatic personnel, attending funerals, or caring for close relatives
For full details of the new entry requirements valid from 19 July, see the Slovak government decree (in Slovak only) and the website of the Slovak Interior Ministry (in Slovak only).
From 9 July 2021 onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.
Besides EU COVID certificate or vaccination certificate from Slovakia, certificates from other countries are also accepted, on the condition that the certificate is in Slovak, Czech or English. Fully vaccinated persons are exempted from the conditions of isolation, quarantine or testing after their arrival to the Slovak Republic (note: regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days).
All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.
*Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements: All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days. Border crossing procedure:
• mandatory registration in the eHranica system
• mandatory 14-day quarantine;
• the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:
Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions: within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.


Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
From 9 July 2021 onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.
Besides EU COVID certificate or vaccination certificate from Slovakia, certificates from other countries are also accepted, on the condition that the certificate is in Slovak, Czech or English. Fully vaccinated persons are exempted from the conditions of isolation, quarantine or testing after their arrival to the Slovak Republic (note: regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days).
All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.
Transitional period: All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.
Definition of unvaccinated persons: All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

Arrival by air: People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements: All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days. Border crossing procedure: mandatory registration in the eHranica system; mandatory 14-day quarantine; the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-09-26
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 4685790
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 4645
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 85.81
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 851

The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:
been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR test result valid for 180 days).
From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.
Definition of fully vaccinated persons: Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose; Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine; People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19. Children up to 12 years of age.

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 October 2020 to TBD

Update of 12 October: 1 person per 15 square meters, opening hours for seniors 65+

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 October 2020 to TBD

Update of 12 Oct: Mass gathering banned completely, exception for weddings, funerals and professional sport leagues
Update of 29 Sept: Events and mass gatherings above 50 people in total are banned from 1 October
Update of 16 Sept: mass gatherings in hotels/restaurants banned with exceptions of weddings and funerals. From October 1 weddings up to 30 people, GREEN REGIONS (outdoor activities max 200 and interior 100 people); ORANGE REGIONS (outdoor activities max 100 and interior 50 people)
Update of 14 August: mass gatherings banned with more than 500 people indoor and 1000 outdoors
Update of 14 August: Not recommended to organize events with more than 1000 (outside) /500 (inside) participants
Update of 22 June: some communes in norther part of Slovakia temporarily closing public gatherings and sport activities

– events with more than 1000 people allowed if social distancing is guaranteed

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 26 October 2020 to 27 November 2020

Update of 23 October: all school closed except of first grade and maternity schools
Update of 12 October: Secondary schools closed, all after school activities banned
Update of 14 August: Obligatory face masks for all students from second grade onward. Parents will be requested to provide auto-certification stating that since 17 August children did not leave the country or participate in mass gathering.

Update of 22 June: some communes in norther part of Slovakia temporarily closing schools

Parents can still decide to keep the children at home.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 October 2020 to TBD

Face mask obligatory outside
National state of emergency active from 1 October for next 45 days

Full Restrictions

  • Slovakia Authorities in Slovakia have announced that starting from today, September 20, the border regime will be relaxed, and only police members will carry out checks, the country’s Ministry of the Interior has announced.

    The same Ministry has clarified that internal border controls, imposed in order to halt the rapid spread of the Coronavirus and its new strains, especially the Delta variant, would also be relaxed; however, travellers from other countries who are obliged to follow entry rules such as quarantine requirements will be obliged to continue to do so, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Anyway, travellers who have been fully vaccinated and can prove their vaccination status by showing valid evidence are permitted to enter Slovakia without being subject to entry restrictions.

    Still, authorities in Slovakia previously announced that all persons who have not entirely finished their immunization process would have to undergo a five-day mandatory quarantine rule upon their arrival.

    Due to the current Coronavirus situation, authorities in Slovakia have placed other countries into different categories, taking into account their epidemiological situation, imposing additional requirements for travellers who plan to enter the Central European territory from countries that have recently been profoundly affected by the virus.

    In this regard, Slovakia’s Ministry of the Interior has clarified that the riskiness of individual districts regarding the COVID-19 situation will be estimated in a new way.

    “Less weight should be given to those infected among children under 18 years of age. This follows from the third update of the Covid Vending Machine, which was approved by the government on Thursday, September 16, 2021,” the statement reads.

    The Ministry of Health has stressed that the new calculation methodology should be more focused on other factors that lead to the increase in the number of COVID-19 infections.

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    21.09.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Transitional period

    All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

     

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

     

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

     

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:
    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website
    (in Slovak only). You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool
    . You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).
    The International Organisation for Migration
    (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia Internationaland The Slovak Spectator.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19: From 13 September, the period of self-isolation is 10 days if you test positive for COVID-19. The 10 day period begins from the day you first display symptoms or when your test was taken. If you display no symptoms during your final three days of self-isolation, you may end your self-isolation after the tenth day. If you display symptoms during your final three days of self-isolation, you will need to ask your doctor when you may end your self-isolation.
    *If you are in contact with somebody who tests positive for COVID-19: If you came into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 you can end your self-isolation 10 days after you were last in contact with them. However, if you have no symptoms and receive a negative result after taking a PCR test on the fifth day, you can end your self-isolation seven days after you were last in contact with them. You can book the test on the Slovak government website.

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    10.09.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Transitional period

    All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

     

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

     

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

     

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:
    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the
    Slovak government website
    (in Slovak only). You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s
    online search tool
    . You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator.
    For more information check the
    Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The
    International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as
    Radio Slovakia International and
    The Slovak Spectator.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    20.08.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Transitional period

    All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

     

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

     

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

     

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:
    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the
    Slovak government website
    (in Slovak only). You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s
    online search tool
    . You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator.
    For more information check the
    Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The
    International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as
    Radio Slovakia International and
    The Slovak Spectator.
    * If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    16.08.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Transitional period

    All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

     

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

     

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

     

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:
    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the
    Slovak government website
    (in Slovak only). You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s
    online search tool
    . You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator.
    For more information check the
    Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The
    International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as
    Radio Slovakia International and
    The Slovak Spectator.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    02.08.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Transitional period

    All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

     

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

     

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

     

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:
    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the
    Slovak government website
    (in Slovak only). You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s
    online search tool
    . You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator.
    For more information check the
    Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The
    International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as
    Radio Slovakia International and
    The Slovak Spectator.
    *Be prepared for your plans to change: No travel is risk-free during COVID. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example due to a new COVID-19 variant. Check with your travel company or airline for any transport changes which may delay your journey home.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to stay where you are until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment there.
    If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.
    Plan ahead and make sure you: can access money; understand what your insurance will cover; can make arrangements to extend your stay and be away for longer than planned

    Read more
    30.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Transitional period

    All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

     

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

     

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

     

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:
    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website(in Slovak only).
    You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator
    For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator

    Read more
    16.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

    There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov – Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov – Drietom

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Ukraine – Austria

    • Route Ukraine – Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee

    Austria – Ukraine

    • Route Austria – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    he Decree concerning the border regime of Slovakia with effect from 9 July 2021 (from 6:00 hours) can be found here.

    English version of the Decree can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 226, 2 July 2021
    Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 227, 8 July 2021

    Notice: The document does not serve as a binding interpretation of the valid legislation. In the event of conflict, exclusively the wording of applicable Decree published in the Journal of the Government of the Slovak Republicshall apply.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.
    • Vaccines with a single dose or two-dose schedule: immediately after the administration of the first dose of vaccine – temporarily till 9 August 2021

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

    Registration in e-border

    All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on:

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September:

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

    Arrival by air

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

    List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

    Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic;
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days.

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status.

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

     

    Find out more:

    Registration at arrival from abroad
    Travel to the Slovak Republic
    COVID-19 in Slovakia
    Border regime of Slovakia

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website(in Slovak only).
    You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator
    For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator

    Read more
    12.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens. These persons must transit the territory of the Slovak Republic through designated travel corridors without stopping, except for refuelling. The transit cannot last longer than 8 hours.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours
    • It is not obligatory to register before the transit
    • There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod, Sobrance, Michalovce, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, through border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing Břeclav – Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

     Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/ , at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    *From Third Countries:

    The Decree concerning the border regime of Slovakia with effect from 9 July 2021 (from 6:00 hours) can be found here.

    Notice: The document does not serve as a binding interpretation of the valid legislation. In the event of conflict, exclusively the wording of applicable Decree published in the Journal of the Government of the Slovak Republic shall apply.

    From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

    • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
    • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
    • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

    All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

    • All other persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

    Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

    Registration in e-border

    All traveller entering the Slovak Republic must register at http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

    Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register.

    Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on:

    • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
    • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
    • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September:

    • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
    • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

    People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/.

    Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

    Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

    • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
      • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic;
    • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
    • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days.

    Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status.

    NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website(in Slovak only).
    You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator
    For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator

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    09.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    The following entry rules apply:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result.

      Travellers arriving from the green-list countries can enter Slovakia without the obligation to be tested or self-isolate if they are vaccinated and the following conditions are met:

      • In case of two-dose vaccines, from 21 days after the first dose (and until 90 days after vaccination); Following the administration of the second dose, the validity is extended to 12 months from the administration of the first dose;
      • In case of single-dose vaccines, from 21 days after the vaccination (validity: 12 months);
      • In case of persons who recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, 21 days after the first dose of any vaccine (validity: 12 months).
    • High-risk (red) countries
      All persons entering Slovakia after staying in a “red” country during the last 14 days will be required to stay self-isolated for 2 weeks. However, the quarantine period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test result is obtained on day 8.
      Vaccinated persons are also subject to the quarantine requirement when returning from a high-risk country. Nonetheless, vaccinated persons living in Slovakia and working in one of the countries placed on the red list, or vice versa, are exempt from the rule.

     

    • Extreme risk (black) countries
      Travellers from “black” countries are subject to the quarantine requirement and will not be allowed to shorten their self-isolation period, even if a negative Coronavirus test result is presented.

     

    Find out more:
    Border regime for Slovakia
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

    After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have official residence or of which they are citizens. These persons must transit the territory of the Slovak Republic through designated travel corridors without stopping, exept for refuelling. The transit cannot last longer than 8 hours.

    • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling
    • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours
    • It is obligatory to register before the transit
    • There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

    Ukraine – Czechia

    • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod, Sobrance, Michalovce, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, through border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma

    Czechia – Ukraine

    • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov – Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
    • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
    • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta,  Zvolen,  Banská Bystrica,  Ružomberok,  Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
    • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
    • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing Břeclav- Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

    • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava-Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, border crossing Břeclav – Brodské.

     

     Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

    However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay will last longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

     

    Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/ , at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

    If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

    The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website(in Slovak only).
    You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator
    For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator

    Read more
    07.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    The following entry rules apply:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result.

      Travellers arriving from the green-list countries can enter Slovakia without the obligation to be tested or self-isolate if they are vaccinated and the following conditions are met:

      • In case of two-dose vaccines, from 21 days after the first dose (and until 90 days after vaccination); Following the administration of the second dose, the validity is extended to 12 months from the administration of the first dose;
      • In case of single-dose vaccines, from 21 days after the vaccination (validity: 12 months);
      • In case of persons who recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, 21 days after the first dose of any vaccine (validity: 12 months).
    • High-risk (red) countries
      All persons entering Slovakia after staying in a “red” country during the last 14 days will be required to stay self-isolated for 2 weeks. However, the quarantine period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test result is obtained on day 8.
      Vaccinated persons are also subject to the quarantine requirement when returning from a high-risk country. Nonetheless, vaccinated persons living in Slovakia and working in one of the countries placed on the red list, or vice versa, are exempt from the rule.

     

    • Extreme risk (black) countries
      Travellers from “black” countries are subject to the quarantine requirement and will not be allowed to shorten their self-isolation period, even if a negative Coronavirus test result is presented.

     

    Find out more:
    Border regime for Slovakia
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Slovakia applies restrictions based on the epidemiological situation of each country. The updated classification of countries is available at: Traffic Light System (gov.sk)

    The following entry rules apply:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result to a COVID-19 test. The quarantine obligation does not apply to fully vaccinated people. 
    • High-risk (red) countries
      All persons entering Slovakia after staying in a “red” country during the last 14 days will be required to stay self-isolated for 2 weeks. However, the quarantine period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test result is obtained on day 8.
      Vaccinated persons are also subject to the quarantine requirement when returning from a high-risk country. Nonetheless, vaccinated persons living in Slovakia and working in one of the countries placed on the red list, or vice versa, are exempted from the rule.
    • Extreme risk (black) countries
      Travellers from “black” countries are subject to the quarantine requirement and will not be allowed to shorten their self-isolation period, even if a negative Coronavirus test result is presented.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Further exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    More detailed information on the entry conditions: travel semaphore

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website(in Slovak only).
    You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator
    For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    The following entry rules apply:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result.
    • High-risk (red) countries
      All persons entering Slovakia after staying in a “red” country during the last 14 days will be required to stay self-isolated for 2 weeks. However, the quarantine period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test result is obtained on day 8.
      Vaccinated persons are also subject to the quarantine requirement when returning from a high-risk country. Nonetheless, vaccinated persons living in Slovakia and working in one of the countries placed on the red list, or vice versa, are exempt from the rule.
    • Extreme risk (black) countries
      Travellers from “black” countries are subject to the quarantine requirement and will not be allowed to shorten their self-isolation period, even if a negative Coronavirus test result is presented.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Slovakia applies restrictions based on the epidemiological situation of each country. The updated classification of countries is available at: Traffic Light System (gov.sk)

    The following entry rules apply:

    • Low-risk (green) countries
      Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result to a COVID-19 test.
    • High-risk (red) countries
      All persons entering Slovakia after staying in a “red” country during the last 14 days will be required to stay self-isolated for 2 weeks. However, the quarantine period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test result is obtained on day 8.
      Vaccinated persons are also subject to the quarantine requirement when returning from a high-risk country. Nonetheless, vaccinated persons living in Slovakia and working in one of the countries placed on the red list, or vice versa, are exempted from the rule.
    • Extreme risk (black) countries
      Travellers from “black” countries are subject to the quarantine requirement and will not be allowed to shorten their self-isolation period, even if a negative Coronavirus test result is presented.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has eased many of the restrictions on public life which were imposed to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    The measures and restrictions in a given district, including requirements on facemasks and negative COVID-19 testing for certain activities, may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a colour-coded framework known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Availability of services and rules on events are also covered. Details can be found on the Slovak government website(in Slovak only).
    You can check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You may wish to use an online translation tool, as the English language pages are not updated regularly. You can also find details of the latest restrictions on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator
    For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator

    Read more
    29.06.2021
  • Slovakia Citizens of 46 countries worldwide will be permitted to enter Slovakia’s territory restriction-free from June 14, after the Slovak authorities concluded that these countries have a high vaccination rate and favourable COVID-19 situation.

    According to a statement published by the Ministry of the Interior, the following states, placed in the country’s green list are allowed to head to Slovakia, even for non-essential purposes without being subject to quarantine requirement, if they present a negative result of the COVID-19 PCR test, (not older than 72 hours), upon their arrival:

    European countries: Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Greece, Greenland, the Netherlands, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Monaco, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Vatican City State, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy.

    Non-European countries: Australia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Macau, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan.

    In contrast to the countries mentioned above, Slovakia’s Ministry of the Interior has categorized the following states in its high-risk list, or the red list after estimating that they have recently reported an increased number of COVID-19 infections;

    European countries: Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Serbia, Ukraine, Moldova.

    Non-European countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Jordan, Canada, Cuba, Lebanon, Puerto Rico, United States of America, Tunisia.

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    14.06.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakia exempts specific groups of people from quarantine and COVID-19 test requirements for entry (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefitsVaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries (within 100 km from the border), citizens of the Slovak Republic who live in the territory of a neighbouring country within 100 km from an open border crossing point, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19, with their second dose received more than 14 ago in the case of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna), or their first dose received more than 4 weeks ago in the case of vector vaccines (AstraZeneca)

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The Slovak government has published details (in Slovak only) of a further easing of local restrictions in certain districts in effect from 3 May. You can also check the local restrictions in each district by typing its name into the Slovak government’s online search tool. You can find a summary of the current restrictions in English on the website of the local English-language media, the Slovak Spectator.
    From 3 May, the nationwide curfew has been reduced to a period lasting between 9pm until 1am the following morning. During this period, you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. You may need to show a recent negative COVID-19 test when travelling to work during this period. A daytime curfew remains in place between 5am and 9pm in the districts with the highest infection rates. These districts are marked as ‘dark red’ or ‘Tier III’ in the colour-coded Covid Automat.
    The Slovak government has permitted the reopening of shops and some services, swimming pools, fitness centres, libraries and museums. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but guests need a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 72 hours. Hotel indoor restaurants will remain closed. Outdoor dining areas have reopened, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. It is now possible to visit friends and family in other households in districts marked in the Covid Automat as ‘red’ or lower. Some cultural events for more than 6 people are also permitted, with strict hygiene and social distancing measures in place.
    You must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household. You must wear a facemask at an outdoor dining area, unless you are eating and drinking.
    From 3 May, you no longer need to show a negative COVID-19 test result between 5am and 9pm in districts marked in the Covid Automat as ‘red’ or lower (except for attending events of over 6 people, or going to a hotel or ski resort).
    Travelling abroad for holidays is currently prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    05.05.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakia exempts specific groups of people from quarantine and COVID-19 test requirements for entry (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    vaccination-benefitsVaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries (within 100 km from the border), citizens of the Slovak Republic who live in the territory of a neighbouring country within 100 km from an open border crossing point, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19, with their second dose received more than 14 ago in the case of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna), or their first dose received more than 4 weeks ago in the case of vector vaccines (AstraZeneca)

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.

    The Slovak government eased some restrictions from 19 April, permitting the reopening of shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums. Travel between districts is now permitted if individuals have tested negative. Travel between districts without a negative test result is permitted for recreational trips to the countryside, unless that district is colour-coded as ‘black’ in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ (see above). Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but guests need a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 72 hours. Hotel indoor restaurants will remain closed. From 26 April, fitness centres and outdoor dining areas have reopened, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakia exempts specific groups of people from quarantine and COVID-19 test requirements for entry (Schengen Visa Info, 27.04.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Vaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.

    The Slovak government eased some restrictions from 19 April, permitting the reopening of shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums. Travel between districts is now permitted if individuals have tested negative. Travel between districts without a negative test result is permitted for recreational trips to the countryside, unless that district is colour-coded as ‘black’ in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ (see above). Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but guests need a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 72 hours. Hotel indoor restaurants will remain closed. From 26 April, fitness centres and outdoor dining areas have reopened, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Vaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.

    The Slovak government eased some restrictions from 19 April, permitting the reopening of shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums. Travel between districts is now permitted if individuals have tested negative. Travel between districts without a negative test result is permitted for recreational trips to the countryside, unless that district is colour-coded as ‘black’ in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ (see above). Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but guests need a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 72 hours. Hotel indoor restaurants will remain closed. From 26 April, fitness centres and outdoor dining areas have reopened, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Vaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. The Slovak government announced that it will ease some restrictions from 19 April, including reopening all shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums and permitting travel between districts if individuals have tested negative. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but hotel restaurants will remain closed. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    26.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. The Slovak government announced that it will ease some restrictions from 19 April, including reopening all shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums and permitting travel between districts if individuals have tested negative. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but hotel restaurants will remain closed. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.
    The Slovak government announced that it will ease some restrictions from 19 April, including reopening all shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums and permitting travel between districts if individuals have tested negative. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but hotel restaurants will remain closed. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    15.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers from high-risk countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 3 and under are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

    Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk will also be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

    Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

    Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation required.

     

    Find out more:
    General information
    National health institute

     

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Also see: Border crossing points for Romania

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals coming from high-risk countries need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-Cov-2, performed no more than 72 hours before entry into the national territory. Children under 3 years of age are exempt from the testing obligation. 

    Travellers coming from high-risk areas are also subjected to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. On day 8 you may get tested and if the test result is negative and you have no symptoms, quarantine ends on day 10.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test result, and quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

    Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

    Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.

    Find out more:

    General information COVID-19

    National health institute

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    14.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Slovakia All persons returning from abroad will be obliged to quarantine when entering Slovakia, even those who have taken the second dose of the vaccine, the country’s Interior Ministry has announced through a statement.

    According to the announcement, all persons returning from abroad will be required to register at the e-border, which keeps the data of the countries and areas travellers have visited before entering Slovakia, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Persons will be permitted to undergo a PCR test after remaining self-isolated for eight days. They will be able to leave quarantine if they receive a negative result of the COVID-19 test.

    “This step was taken due to the spread of new mutations. Therefore, it is a precautionary measure: knowledge about new variants of the virus concerning possible reinfection or infection after vaccination is still being summarized on an ongoing basis,” the statement reads.

    It further clarifies that the “abolition of the exemption for vaccinated persons and persons who have overcome Covid-19 is part of an effort to reduce the risk of spreading new variants of the virus to the general population.”

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries: Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU: NO.
    Is a quarantine required: Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative. Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine. Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity. All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.
    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic.
    Is a coronavirus test required: Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation: All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.
    Find out more:https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/, https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19, Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). From 3 March, the Slovak government has introduced further restrictions on mobility. The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 05.00am to 20.00pm and from 20.00pm to 01.00am the following day. Between 05.00am and 20.00pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 20.00 until 01.00am exemptions are reduced still further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language mediaThe Slovak Spectator . The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on theSlovak Public Health Authority website . People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops , and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy. Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts. The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential. From 8 March, FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all shops and on public transport. From 15 March FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all indoor areas, apart from at home. For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such asRadio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). From 3 March, the Slovak government has introduced further restrictions on mobility. The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 05.00am to 20.00pm and from 20.00pm to 01.00am the following day. Between 05.00am and 20.00pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 20.00 until 01.00am exemptions are reduced still further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language mediaThe Slovak Spectator . The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on theSlovak Public Health Authority website . People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops , and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy. Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts. The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential. From 8 March, FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all shops and on public transport. From 15 March FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all indoor areas, apart from at home. For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such asRadio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). From 3 March, the Slovak government has introduced further restrictions on mobility. The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 05.00am to 20.00pm and from 20.00pm to 01.00am the following day. Between 05.00am and 20.00pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 20.00 until 01.00am exemptions are reduced still further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language mediaThe Slovak Spectator . The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on theSlovak Public Health Authority website . People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops , and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy. Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts. The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential. From 8 March, FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all shops and on public transport. From 15 March FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all indoor areas, apart from at home. For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such asRadio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). From 3 March, the Slovak government has introduced further restrictions on mobility. The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 05.00am to 20.00pm and from 20.00pm to 01.00am the following day. Between 05.00am and 20.00pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 20.00 until 01.00am exemptions are reduced still further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language mediaThe Slovak Spectator . The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on theSlovak Public Health Authority website . People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops , and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy. Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts. The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential. From 8 March, FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all shops and on public transport. From 15 March FFP2 respirator masks will be obligatory in all indoor areas, apart from at home. For more information check theSlovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such asRadio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *Entry to Slovakia: There are travel restrictions for travellers from the UK and most other countries. Direct flights from the UK are permitted, but services are extremely limited. From 1 January 2021, only those UK nationals who are resident in Slovakia, close relatives of residents, close relatives of Slovak citizens, commercial transport personnel, students studying in Slovakia or those falling under certain limited exemptions may enter the country if they arrive directly from the UK or any other non-Schengen country. The above restriction does not apply for UK nationals who enter Slovakia via the land borders with Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic or Poland, or who fly from any country in the Schengen area.
    If you travel to Slovakia, you must comply with the following requirements and failure to do so may incur a fine of up to 5,000 euros:
    • You must register in advance of travel on the Slovak government’s website and carry the confirmation with you during your stay, in case the authorities ask to see it.
    • If you arrive in Slovakia by air, you also need to complete the Slovak government’s Passenger Locator Form. You should carry a printed confirmation with you in case the airline or border officials ask to see it.
    • You must enter a 14-day period of self-isolation immediately after arrival. If you are self-isolating at a private residence, anyone living in the same household must also self-isolate.
    • The authorities will contact you no earlier than the 8th day of your self-isolation to arrange a free RT-PCR test for COVID-19.
    • You must also inform your doctor in Slovakia about your self-isolation. If you do not have a doctor in Slovakia, you should contact your nearest regional Public Health Authority for advice on how to have one assigned to you.

    Ending your self-isolation depends on where you have arrived from:
    • If you arrive from or have visited exclusively the UK, EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland in the last 14 days you can end your self-isolation immediately upon receipt of a negative result from your official PCR test, as above. If you did not get tested and show no symptoms of Covid-19, your self-isolation ends automatically after 14 days.
    • If you arrive from or have visited countries other than those named above in the last 14 days you can only end your self-isolation by receiving a negative test result.
    There are certain narrow exemptions to the requirement to self-isolate for the full 14-days:
    Cross-border commuters may avoid self-isolation if they can show a negative antigen or PCR test result not older than 7 days and evidence of the reason for their commute.
    Freight crews, funeral services employees, critical infrastructure employees, people in need of treatment or diagnosis abroad and sports teams going to competitions do not need to self-isolate provided they meet the conditions for these categories, as set out in the Slovak government’s legislation.
    Some travellers can shorten their self-isolation if they meet the following criteria: they must be residents of the UK, EU countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, or Iceland who are travelling between these countries and Slovakia for the purpose of work; or if they are citizens of the UK, EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein with residence in Slovakia and can show evidence that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months; or if they can show evidence that they have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days previously (regardless of where they work or are resident). In order to qualify for this exemption, these groups must additionally follow the following steps:
    • show at the border a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test no older than 48 hours,
    • register in advance of travel on the Slovak government’s website,
    • enter self-isolation, which they can end as soon as they receive a negative PCR test carried out by a private laboratory in Slovakia at their own expense.

    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services:The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    .
    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    • Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *Entry to Slovakia: There are travel restrictions for travellers from the UK and most other countries. Direct flights from the UK are permitted, but services are extremely limited. From 1 January 2021, only those UK nationals who are resident in Slovakia, close relatives of residents, close relatives of Slovak citizens, commercial transport personnel, students studying in Slovakia or those falling under certain limited exemptions may enter the country if they arrive directly from the UK or any other non-Schengen country. The above restriction does not apply for UK nationals who enter Slovakia via the land borders with Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic or Poland, or who fly from any country in the Schengen area.
    If you travel to Slovakia, you must comply with the following requirements and failure to do so may incur a fine of up to 5,000 euros:
    • You must register in advance of travel on the Slovak government’s website and carry the confirmation with you during your stay, in case the authorities ask to see it.
    • If you arrive in Slovakia by air, you also need to complete the Slovak government’s Passenger Locator Form. You should carry a printed confirmation with you in case the airline or border officials ask to see it.
    • You must enter a 14-day period of self-isolation immediately after arrival. If you are self-isolating at a private residence, anyone living in the same household must also self-isolate.
    • The authorities will contact you no earlier than the 8th day of your self-isolation to arrange a free RT-PCR test for COVID-19.
    • You must also inform your doctor in Slovakia about your self-isolation. If you do not have a doctor in Slovakia, you should contact your nearest regional Public Health Authority for advice on how to have one assigned to you.

    Ending your self-isolation depends on where you have arrived from:
    • If you arrive from or have visited exclusively the UK, EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland in the last 14 days you can end your self-isolation immediately upon receipt of a negative result from your official PCR test, as above. If you did not get tested and show no symptoms of Covid-19, your self-isolation ends automatically after 14 days.
    • If you arrive from or have visited countries other than those named above in the last 14 days you can only end your self-isolation by receiving a negative test result.
    There are certain narrow exemptions to the requirement to self-isolate for the full 14-days:
    Cross-border commuters may avoid self-isolation if they can show a negative antigen or PCR test result not older than 7 days and evidence of the reason for their commute.
    Freight crews, funeral services employees, critical infrastructure employees, people in need of treatment or diagnosis abroad and sports teams going to competitions do not need to self-isolate provided they meet the conditions for these categories, as set out in the Slovak government’s legislation.
    Some travellers can shorten their self-isolation if they meet the following criteria: they must be residents of the UK, EU countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, or Iceland who are travelling between these countries and Slovakia for the purpose of work; or if they are citizens of the UK, EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein with residence in Slovakia and can show evidence that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months; or if they can show evidence that they have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days previously (regardless of where they work or are resident). In order to qualify for this exemption, these groups must additionally follow the following steps:
    • show at the border a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test no older than 48 hours,
    • register in advance of travel on the Slovak government’s website,
    • enter self-isolation, which they can end as soon as they receive a negative PCR test carried out by a private laboratory in Slovakia at their own expense.

    **From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services:The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    .
    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    • Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    23.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *Entry to Slovakia: There are travel restrictions for travellers from the UK and most other countries. Direct flights from the UK are permitted, but services are extremely limited. From 1 January 2021, only those UK nationals who are resident in Slovakia, close relatives of residents, close relatives of Slovak citizens, commercial transport personnel, students studying in Slovakia or those falling under certain limited exemptions may enter the country if they arrive directly from the UK or any other non-Schengen country. The above restriction does not apply for UK nationals who enter Slovakia via the land borders with Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic or Poland, or who fly from any country in the Schengen area.
    If you travel to Slovakia, you must comply with the following requirements and failure to do so may incur a fine of up to 5,000 euros:
    • You must register in advance of travel on the Slovak government’s website and carry the confirmation with you during your stay, in case the authorities ask to see it.
    • If you arrive in Slovakia by air, you also need to complete the Slovak government’s Passenger Locator Form. You should carry a printed confirmation with you in case the airline or border officials ask to see it.
    • You must enter a 14-day period of self-isolation immediately after arrival. If you are self-isolating at a private residence, anyone living in the same household must also self-isolate.
    • The authorities will contact you no earlier than the 8th day of your self-isolation to arrange a free RT-PCR test for COVID-19.
    • You must also inform your doctor in Slovakia about your self-isolation. If you do not have a doctor in Slovakia, you should contact your nearest regional Public Health Authority for advice on how to have one assigned to you.

    Ending your self-isolation depends on where you have arrived from:
    • If you arrive from or have visited exclusively the UK, EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland in the last 14 days you can end your self-isolation immediately upon receipt of a negative result from your official PCR test, as above. If you did not get tested and show no symptoms of Covid-19, your self-isolation ends automatically after 14 days.
    • If you arrive from or have visited countries other than those named above in the last 14 days you can only end your self-isolation by receiving a negative test result.
    There are certain narrow exemptions to the requirement to self-isolate for the full 14-days:
    Cross-border commuters may avoid self-isolation if they can show a negative antigen or PCR test result not older than 7 days and evidence of the reason for their commute.
    Freight crews, funeral services employees, critical infrastructure employees, people in need of treatment or diagnosis abroad and sports teams going to competitions do not need to self-isolate provided they meet the conditions for these categories, as set out in the Slovak government’s legislation.
    Some travellers can shorten their self-isolation if they meet the following criteria: they must be residents of the UK, EU countries, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, or Iceland who are travelling between these countries and Slovakia for the purpose of work; or if they are citizens of the UK, EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein with residence in Slovakia and can show evidence that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 3 months; or if they can show evidence that they have received the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days previously (regardless of where they work or are resident). In order to qualify for this exemption, these groups must additionally follow the following steps:
    • show at the border a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a negative antigen test no older than 48 hours,
    • register in advance of travel on the Slovak government’s website,
    • enter self-isolation, which they can end as soon as they receive a negative PCR test carried out by a private laboratory in Slovakia at their own expense.

    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions only from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative result to a PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours, or a negative result of a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 performed in laboratories on the territory of the Republic of Austria or the Czech Republic, not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation can be shortened by a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 8 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Travellers who have stayed in the previous 14 days in a country not present on the list of low-risk countries, have to fill in a registration form before entry and present confirmation of it to controlling authorities.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative result to a PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours, or a negative result of a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 performed in laboratories on the territory of the Republic of Austria or the Czech Republic, not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation can be shortened by a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 8 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Travellers who have stayed in the previous 14 days in a country not present on the list of low-risk countries, have to fill in a registration form before entry and present confirmation of it to controlling authorities.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services:The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    .

    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    • Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions only from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative result to a PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours, or a negative result of a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 performed in laboratories on the territory of the Republic of Austria or the Czech Republic, not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation can be shortened by a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 8 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Travellers who have stayed in the previous 14 days in a country not present on the list of low-risk countries, have to fill in a registration form before entry and present confirmation of it to controlling authorities.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative result to a PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours, or a negative result of a rapid antigen test for COVID-19 performed in laboratories on the territory of the Republic of Austria or the Czech Republic, not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 14 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation can be shortened by a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 8 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Travellers who have stayed in the previous 14 days in a country not present on the list of low-risk countries, have to fill in a registration form before entry and present confirmation of it to controlling authorities.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services:The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    .

    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    • Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    16.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions only from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation can be shortened by a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Travellers who have stayed in the previous 14 days in a country not present on the list of low-risk countries, have to fill in a registration form before entry and present a confirmation of it to controlling authorities.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation can be shortened by a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    Travellers who have stayed in the previous 14 days in a country not present on the list of low-risk countries, have to fill in a registration form before entry and present a confirmation of it to controlling authorities.

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services:The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    .

    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    • Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    12.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is ended after the 10-day period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, the self-isolation can be ended bya negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force.
    Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from the border with Ukraine are obliged to present a registration available at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    .
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    • Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is ended after the 10-day period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, the self-isolation can be ended bya negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force.
    Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from the border with Ukraine are obliged to present a registration available at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with strict lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day. From 8 February, the measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    From 8 February, either a recent negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, evidence that you have a medical condition preventing your ability to take a test, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible. Your negative test certificate must be no older than either 7, 14 or 21 days, depending on the epidemiological situation in your local district, as stipulated in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ system.
    • Travel to or from abroad
    • Travel on public transport (a negative test no older than 7 days is recommended, regardless of the epidemiological situation in the local area)
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations. From 8 February, this includes garden centres.
    • Taking children to school
    Walking or exercising outdoors in an area of countryside that is outside the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice). Some narrow exemptions apply, such as those under 15 or over 65 years of age. However, you are not permitted to travel to the worst affected districts, marked as black in the colour-coded “Regionálna charakteristika” map on the Slovak government website for the purpose of taking exercise.
    You do not need a negative test result, proof of recovery from COVID-19 , or a course of vaccination for the following activities:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres
    • Taking exercise in an area of countryside that is within the administrative boundaries of your local district (or within the city boundaries in the case of Bratislava and Kosice).
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    08.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is ended after the 10-day period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, the self-isolation can be ended bya negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force.
    Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from the border with Ukraine are obliged to present a registration available at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day has been extended to 7 February. Current exemptions to the curfew (but see below) include:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist;
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets;
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative;
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres.
    Following a nationwide Covid-19 screening programme different restrictions will apply from 3 February within those districts with higher infection prevalence, where the screening is being repeated. In these districts (marked in red on the Slovak Ministry of Health website’s colour-coded map or detailed in aSlovak government resolution in Slovak only) either a negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible;
    • Travel to or from abroad;
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations;
    • Taking children to school;
    • Walking or exercising outdoors.
    Despite being marked red in the Health Ministry’s map, Bratislava and Nitra have been exempted from the above additional requirements. For Bratislava, Nitra and the areas not marked in red in the Health Ministry map, the above activities are permitted without negative test certificates. Nationwide, the following restrictions remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance;
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed;
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service;
    • Ski resorts and hotels are closed;
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65;
    • Walking or exercising is only permitted areas of countryside within your local district. In the case of Bratislava and Kosice, this restriction applies within the city boundary.
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is ended after the 10-day period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, the self-isolation can be ended bya negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
    If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force.
    Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from the border with Ukraine are obliged to present a registration available at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day has been extended to 7 February. Current exemptions to the curfew (but see below) include:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist;
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets;
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative;
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres.
    From 27 January, either a negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible;
    • Travel to or from abroad;
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations;
    • Taking children to school;
    • Walking or exercising outdoors.
    Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. Ski resorts and hotels are closed. Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on theSlovak Government website . Other important previous measures also remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance;
    • Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory;
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service;
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Slovakia, the 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. (OSAC, 20.01.2021). Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day has been extended to 7 February. Current exemptions to the curfew (but see below) include:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist;
    • Accessing essential services such as banking, petrol stations and post offices.
    • Going to work, but your employer must provide you with a letter explaining that your work cannot be done from home. You should carry the letter with you in case the authorities ask to see it;
    • Taking a child to school or to another parent or guardian;
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets;
    • Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel;
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative;
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres;
    • Visiting the countryside or doing individual sport but only within your district (in the case of Bratislava and Kosice, within the city boundary).
    Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. Ski resorts and hotels are closed.
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website
    A nationwide programme of rapid antigen test screening is being rolled out from 18 to 26 January, and from 27 January proof of a negative antigen or PCR test result will be required for some of the above activities. Exceptions for buying food and medicine and limited other purposes such as healthcare will remain. From 27 January, either a negative test result, proof of recovery from C19 within the last 3 months, or a course of vaccination completed at least 14 days previously will be required for the following activities:
    • Travel to work where working from home is not possible;
    • Travel to or from abroad;
    • Accessing those services that remain open, such as post offices, banks, opticians and filling stations;
    • Taking children to school;
    • Walking or exercising outdoors (exemptions apply for those over 65, under 15, and for dog walking close to home).
    Other important previous measures also remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance;
    • Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory;
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service;
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) . The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    20.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day between 1 January and 24 January. Exemptions to the curfew include:
    • Going to a food shop or chemist;
    • Accessing essential services such as banking, petrol stations and post offices;
    • Going to work, but your employer must provide you with a letter explaining that your work cannot be done from home. You should carry the letter with you in case the authorities ask to see it;
    • Taking a child to school or to another parent or guardian;
    • For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets;
    • Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel;
    • Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative;
    • Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres;
    • Visiting the countryside or doing individual sport but only within your district (in the case of Bratislava and Kosice, within the city boundary);
    • Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. People do not need to leave their current two-household bubble immediately, but after leaving it no new bubbles are allowed;
    • Ski resorts are closed;
    • Hotel guests may remain in their hotel until 10 January, but no new bookings are permitted;
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website. Other important previous measures also remain in force:
    • Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance
    • Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory
    • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). TheInternational Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such asRadio Slovakia International andThe Slovak Spectator .

    Read more
    13.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day between 1 January and 24 January. Exemptions to the curfew include:
    Going to a food shop or chemist. Accessing essential services such as banking, petrol stations and post offices.
    Going to work, but your employer must provide you with a letter explaining that your work cannot be done from home. You should carry the letter with you in case the authorities ask to see it. Taking a child to school or to another parent or guardian. For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets. Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel. Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative. Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres. Visiting the countryside or doing individual sport but only within your district (in the case of Bratislava and Kosice, within the city boundary). Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. People do not need to leave their current two-household bubble immediately, but after leaving it no new bubbles are allowed. Ski resorts are closed. Hotel guests may remain in their hotel until 10 January, but no new bookings are permitted.
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website. Other important previous measures also remain in force: Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance. Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory. Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day between 1 January and 24 January. Exemptions to the curfew include:
    Going to a food shop or chemist. Accessing essential services such as banking, petrol stations and post offices.
    Going to work, but your employer must provide you with a letter explaining that your work cannot be done from home. You should carry the letter with you in case the authorities ask to see it. Taking a child to school or to another parent or guardian. For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets. Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel. Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative. Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres. Visiting the countryside or doing individual sport but only within your district (in the case of Bratislava and Kosice, within the city boundary). Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. People do not need to leave their current two-household bubble immediately, but after leaving it no new bubbles are allowed. Ski resorts are closed. Hotel guests may remain in their hotel until 10 January, but no new bookings are permitted.
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website. Other important previous measures also remain in force: Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance. Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory. Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day between 1 January and 24 January. Exemptions to the curfew include:
    Going to a food shop or chemist. Accessing essential services such as banking, petrol stations and post offices.
    Going to work, but your employer must provide you with a letter explaining that your work cannot be done from home. You should carry the letter with you in case the authorities ask to see it. Taking a child to school or to another parent or guardian. For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets. Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel. Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative. Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres. Visiting the countryside or doing individual sport but only within your district (in the case of Bratislava and Kosice, within the city boundary). Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. People do not need to leave their current two-household bubble immediately, but after leaving it no new bubbles are allowed. Ski resorts are closed. Hotel guests may remain in their hotel until 10 January, but no new bookings are permitted.
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website. Other important previous measures also remain in force: Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance. Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory. Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    04.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government tightens lockdown, bans travel between districts from 1 January after surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 31.12.2020). Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Effective from 00:01 on 24 December, Slovakia has lifted the suspension of direct passenger flights from the UK. Direct passenger flights are permitted from this time.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. A nationwide curfew with stricter lockdown measures is in place for a 20 hour period each day from 5am to 1am the following day between 1 January and 24 January. Exemptions to the curfew include:
    Going to a food shop or chemist. Accessing essential services such as banking, petrol stations and post offices.
    Going to work, but your employer must provide you with a letter explaining that your work cannot be done from home. You should carry the letter with you in case the authorities ask to see it. Taking a child to school or to another parent or guardian. For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets. Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel. Attending the funeral, marriage or christening of a close relative. Walking a dog or cat within a distance of 1000 metres. Visiting the countryside or doing individual sport but only within your district (in the case of Bratislava and Kosice, within the city boundary). Visits to and meetings with other households are no longer allowed. People do not need to leave their current two-household bubble immediately, but after leaving it no new bubbles are allowed. Ski resorts are closed. Hotel guests may remain in their hotel until 10 January, but no new bookings are permitted.
    Full details of the curfew and its exemptions (in Slovak only) are on the Slovak Government website. Other important previous measures also remain in force: Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance. Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory. Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    01.01.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    Effective from 00:01 on 24 December, Slovakia has lifted the suspension of direct passenger flights from the UK. Direct passenger flights are permitted from this time.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

    Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 5am on 19 December, there are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. This curfew applies until 29 December, but is expected to be extended further until mid-January. Exceptions to the curfew include: Going to work, doing essential shopping, and accessing essential services such as banking and post offices; For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    For recreation (maximum 2 households), walks in the countryside, and individual sports; Church services, attending funerals of close family, or to get married; Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel.
    Further information (in Slovak only) is on the Interior Ministry website.
    Other important previous measures also remain in force: Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance; A maximum of 6 people from 2 households may meet, unless all are from the same household; Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory; Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but with restrictions. Hotels can only accept guests who have a negative covid test result no older than 72 hours. The same applies to ski lifts.
    Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Suspension of flights from the UK lifted from 0001 (local time) on 24 December (GOV.UK, 23.12.2020). Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    New measures were updated on 21 December. The website of the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs contains a flowchart showing the options, depending on where you are travelling from. Unless you have spent all of the previous 14 days in a country on Slovakia’s list of low risk countries (as listed on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website) you must:
    register in advance of travel or at the border on the Slovak Government’s website and present your completed registration to border officials if asked. Once registered, the authorities will contact you to arrange a free RT-PCR test for COVID-19. If you arrive in Slovakia by air, you also need to complete the Slovak government’s Passenger Locator Form and present a printout to border officials. You should enter self-isolation immediately after arrival. If you are self-isolating at a private residence, anyone living in the same household must also self-isolate. If you have spent time in the UK in the 14 days prior to your arrival into Slovakia the earliest you may take a PCR test to end self-isolation is 5 days after arrival. This takes effect from 00:01 22 December.
    After you receive a negative test result, you may end your self-isolation. If you spent the 14 days prior to your arrival in Slovakia exclusively in an EU country, you may end your self-isolation after 10 days without waiting for your negative test result, if you have no symptoms. For other countries, including the UK, you must complete 14 days of self-isolation if you do not receive a negative test result. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine of up to 5,000 euros.
    If you have spent the previous 14 days in Switzerland, EU or EEA countries and can show a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 which is no older than 72 hours, you do not need to register with the Public Health Authority, or enter self-isolation. From 18 December, a negative COVID-19 antigen test completed in Austria or the Czech Republic and no older than 72 hours is also accepted. You must carry your test results with you during your stay in case the authorities ask for it.
    From 7 December, if you are a cross-border worker (also known as ‘Pendlers’ or ‘Frontier Workers’) or you regularly cross the border, you must show a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test no older than 14 days.
    From 18 December, short cross-border trips to take a passenger to an airport in Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic or Poland are exempt from testing requirements on return to Slovakia. The driver must register in advance and be able to show evidence of the passenger’s flight. More information (in Slovak) on the Foreign Ministry website. The above information applies to UK nationals arriving by air or across land borders with Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.
    *Transport: Slovakia’s international airports at Bratislava, Kosice and Poprad are operational with flights to certain permitted destinations.
    *Border crossings: All land border crossings between Slovakia and Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are operational but there may be random border checks.
    Full border checks remain in place with Ukraine. Entry to Slovakia from Ukraine limited to the Vysne Nemecke – Uzhgorod border crossing between 7 am and 7 pm. For more information on crossing the border with Ukraine, see the Slovak Foreign Ministry website (in Slovak only).

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low-risk” from the epidemiological point of view.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia

    See rules at https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

    Find out more:

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

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    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as “high-risk”, must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

    This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

    Find out more: 

    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 5am on 19 December, there are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. This curfew applies until 29 December, but is expected to be extended further until mid-January. Exceptions to the curfew include: Going to work, doing essential shopping, and accessing essential services such as banking and post offices; For medical appointments including C19 testing, care of relatives and of pets
    For recreation (maximum 2 households), walks in the countryside, and individual sports; Church services, attending funerals of close family, or to get married; Journeys in order to travel abroad, or to return home from foreign travel.
    Further information (in Slovak only) is on the Interior Ministry website.
    Other important previous measures also remain in force: Facemasks must be worn outdoors in all built-up areas, such as towns and villages. The wearing of facemasks remains compulsory indoors, including on public transport and in shops. Masks are not required in the countryside if you are with others from the same household or can maintain a five-metre distance; A maximum of 6 people from 2 households may meet, unless all are from the same household; Local public transport is running, but face masks are compulsory; Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but with restrictions. Hotels can only accept guests who have a negative covid test result no older than 72 hours. The same applies to ski lifts.
    Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks may be carried out at the entrances. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

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    24.12.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Re-open Europe/
    Ministry of Health/
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