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Slovakia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
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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.

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

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

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.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

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 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.

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    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.

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    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.

    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
    24.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: 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: From 00:01 22 December, direct passenger flights from the UK to Slovakia will be suspended for an initial period of 72 hours. 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.

    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
    22.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Non-essential movement will be banned until 10 January because of COVID-19 (Reuters, 16.12.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    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
    17.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    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. 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. You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. From 14 December, hotels can only accept guests who have a negative covid test result no older than 72 hours. The same applies to ski lifts. From 11 December, outdoor hospitality service will end and restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. From 16 November fitness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, churches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted. 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 21 December non-essential shops will be closed for at least 3 weeks. 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
    10.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    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.
    • 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; • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements; • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service; • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, churches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted; • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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
    08.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.

    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    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.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Find out more: 

    Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    • 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; • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements; • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service; • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, churches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted; • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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
    04.12.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.

    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    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.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Find out more: 

    Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19 for everyone, including foreign nationals. A second round took place in certain specified districts over the weekend of 7 and 8 November, as listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). • 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service. • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, chruches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 15 November, it is no longer a requirement to carry with you a negative test result from the recent rounds of mass testing which have been taking place since 31 October. Over the weekend of 21 to 22 November, a third round of mass testing for coronavirus is expected to take place in a number of specified towns and villages with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. Details of the third round are yet to be confirmed but lists of testing sites will be published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing in those areas is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only). 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
    27.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.

    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    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.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Find out more: 

    Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19 for everyone, including foreign nationals. A second round took place in certain specified districts over the weekend of 7 and 8 November, as listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). • 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service. • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, chruches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted.
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 15 November, it is no longer a requirement to carry with you a negative test result from the recent rounds of mass testing which have been taking place since 31 October. Over the weekend of 21 to 22 November, a third round of mass testing for coronavirus is expected to take place in a number of specified towns and villages with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. Details of the third round are yet to be confirmed but lists of testing sites will be published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing in those areas is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only). 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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    25.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.

    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    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.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Find out more: 

    Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19 for everyone, including foreign nationals. A second round took place in certain specified districts over the weekend of 7 and 8 November, as listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). • 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service. • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, chruches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted.
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 15 November, it is no longer a requirement to carry with you a negative test result from the recent rounds of mass testing which have been taking place since 31 October. Over the weekend of 21 to 22 November, a third round of mass testing for coronavirus is expected to take place in a number of specified towns and villages with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. Details of the third round are yet to be confirmed but lists of testing sites will be published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing in those areas is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only). 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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    19.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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.

    In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.

    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    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.

    Find out more:

    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Find out more: 

    Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19 for everyone, including foreign nationals. A second round took place in certain specified districts over the weekend of 7 and 8 November, as listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). • 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service. • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, chruches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted.
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 15 November, it is no longer a requirement to carry with you a negative test result from the recent rounds of mass testing which have been taking place since 31 October. Over the weekend of 21 to 22 November, a third round of mass testing for coronavirus is expected to take place in a number of specified towns and villages with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. Details of the third round are yet to be confirmed but lists of testing sites will be published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing in those areas is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only). 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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    17.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    Slovakia’s international airports at Bratislava, Kosice and Poprad have resumed flights to certain permitted destinations. All land border crossings between Slovakia and Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are operational but there may be random border checks. However, the Slovak Government has said that it may imminently reduce the number of operational entry points and introduce testing for coronavirus, perhaps as early as Monday 16 November.

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.
    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a here form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here.
    *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: here and here https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19 for everyone, including foreign nationals. A second round took place in certain specified districts over the weekend of 7 and 8 November, as listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). • 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service. • From 16 November fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, chruches, cinemas and theatres can reopen but with strict limits on the number of people admitted.
    • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 15 November, it is no longer a requirement to carry with you a negative test result from the recent rounds of mass testing which have been taking place since 31 October. Over the weekend of 21 to 22 November, a third round of mass testing for coronavirus is expected to take place in a number of specified towns and villages with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. Details of the third round are yet to be confirmed but lists of testing sites will be published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing in those areas is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only). 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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    16.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:
    Slovakia’s international airports at Bratislava, Kosice and Poprad have resumed flights to certain permitted destinations. All land border crossings between Slovakia and Austria, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic are operational but there may be random border checks. However, the Slovak Government has said that it may imminently reduce the number of operational entry points and introduce testing for coronavirus, perhaps as early as Monday 16 November.

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.
    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a here form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here.
    *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: here and here https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19 for everyone, including foreign nationals.
    A second round took place in certain specified districts over the weekend of 7 and 8 November, as listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). Over the weekend of 21 to 22 November, a third round of testing is expected to take place in a smaller number of specified towns and villages with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. Details of the third round are yet to be confirmed, but lists of testing sites will be published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing in those areas is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only). From 2 November until 1:00am on 15 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme or from the second round in certain specified districts are allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police and shop staff may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. This requirement will end from 1 am local time on Sunday 15 November. There are some herelimited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions (in Slovak only). In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules remain in force. These will remain in place from 15 November, after the requirement to carry a negative certificate ends: • 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only offer outdoor seating, or operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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. Those who chose not to take part in the nationwide testing programme must remain in self-isolation until 1:00am on 15 November. There are a number of exemptions, including: • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for MigrationRadio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

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    14.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will extend state of emergency powers for rest of year to battle surge in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 11.11.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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.
    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a here form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here.
    *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: here and here https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    From Saturday 24 October to at least Saturday 14 November, the authorities are restricting movement within Slovakia. A second round of the coronavirus testing programme is taking place in many parts of the country during the weekend of 7 to 8 November.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19. From 2 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme are allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police and shop staff may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. There are some limited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions, see text of regulation in Slovak.
    In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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. Those who chose not to take part in the nationwide testing programme must remain in self-isolation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekend of 7 to 8 November, a second round of testing will take place in districts with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. These districts are mainly situated across the north of the country. A full list of districts affected by the second round of testing are listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). Lists of testing sites have been published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only).
    This second round of widespread testing will not be carried out in the two largest cities Bratislava or Kosice, nor in the majority of districts in the south of the country. In these districts, a negative test certificate from the nationwide programme of 30 October to 1 November will remain valid proof for the purpose of travelling freely. 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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    11.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a here form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here. * 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: here and here https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    From Saturday 24 October to at least Saturday 14 November, the authorities are restricting movement within Slovakia. A second round of the coronavirus testing programme is taking place in many parts of the country during the weekend of 7 to 8 November.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19. From 2 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme are allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police and shop staff may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. There are some limited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions, see text of regulation in Slovak.
    In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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. Those who chose not to take part in the nationwide testing programme must remain in self-isolation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekend of 7 to 8 November, a second round of testing will take place in districts with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. These districts are mainly situated across the north of the country. A full list of districts affected by the second round of testing are listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). Lists of testing sites have been published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only).
    This second round of widespread testing will not be carried out in the two largest cities Bratislava or Kosice, nor in the majority of districts in the south of the country. In these districts, a negative test certificate from the nationwide programme of 30 October to 1 November will remain valid proof for the purpose of travelling freely. 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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    06.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. 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 and https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    From Saturday 24 October to at least Saturday 14 November, the authorities are restricting movement within Slovakia. A second round of the coronavirus testing programme is taking place in many parts of the country during the weekend of 7 to 8 November.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19. From 2 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme are allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police and shop staff may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. There are some limited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions, see text of regulation in Slovak.
    In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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. Those who chose not to take part in the nationwide testing programme must remain in self-isolation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekend of 7 to 8 November, a second round of testing will take place in districts with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. These districts are mainly situated across the north of the country. A full list of districts affected by the second round of testing are listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). Lists of testing sites have been published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only).
    This second round of widespread testing will not be carried out in the two largest cities Bratislava or Kosice, nor in the majority of districts in the south of the country. In these districts, a negative test certificate from the nationwide programme of 30 October to 1 November will remain valid proof for the purpose of travelling freely. 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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    05.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. 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 and https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. Over the weekend of 31 October and 1 November, the authorities implemented a nationwide programme of testing for Covid-19. From 2 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme are allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police and shop staff may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. There are some limited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions, see text of regulation in Slovak.
    In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules 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. • You may only gather in groups of up to 6 people, 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 may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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. Those who chose not to take part in the nationwide testing programme must remain in self-isolation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekend of 7 to 8 November, a second round of testing will take place in districts with the highest rates of Covid-19 infection. These districts are mainly situated across the north of the country. A full list of districts affected by the second round of testing are listed on the Slovak Ministry of Defence website (in Slovak). Lists of testing sites have been published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only).
    This second round of widespread testing will not be carried out in the two largest cities Bratislava or Kosice, nor in the majority of districts in the south of the country. In these districts, a negative test certificate from the nationwide programme of 30 October to 1 November will remain valid proof for the purpose of travelling freely. 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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    04.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (REuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. 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 and https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. Find out more: Covid-19 Information

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19 and is introducing a programme of nationwide testing and restrictions on travel within Slovakia.
    From Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, a general ban remains in force on people’s movement outside their home or accommodation. There are a number of exemptions, including: Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am; Travelling to work; Travelling to take a coronavirus test; Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop; Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy; Accompanying children to school
    Going to the post office, bank, or taking your car for a service; For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative; Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell; Going for a recreational walk in the countryside (away from built up areas), but only within your residential district. Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home.
    From 2 November, the above exceptions for work, school, essential services and country walks will only apply if you have a negative test result.
    Over the weekend of 31 October to 1 November, the authorities are asking everyone aged 10 to 65, including foreign residents and visitors, to take part in nationwide coronavirus testing. Those aged over 65 who rarely leave the house need not take part. Taking the test is voluntary, but those choosing not to take part will be subject to stricter lockdown rules for at least the following week and should self-isolate. A repeat round of testing during the weekend of 7-8 November is yet to be confirmed.
    Lists of testing sites have been published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only).
    From 2 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme will be allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. There are some limited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions, see text of regulation in Slovak.
    In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules 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.
    • Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, there will be a general ban on people’s movement outside their home or accommodation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • You may travel across Slovakia in order to return to your place of residence until Sunday 25 October. After that date, you may only travel outside your residential district under one of the exemptions below. • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to work • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • Accompanying children to school • Going to the post office, bank, or taking your car for a service • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Going for a recreational walk in the countryside (away from built up areas), but only within your residential district. • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekends of 30 October to 1 November and again from 6 November to 8 November, the authorities are asking everyone aged 10 to 65, including foreign residents and visitors, to take part in both of two rounds of nationwide coronavirus testing. Those aged over 65 who rarely leave the house need not take part. Taking the test is voluntary, but those choosing not to take part should self-isolate. The rules beyond 1 November have yet to be published, but the expectation is that heavy fines may be imposed for those leaving their home after 1 November if they cannot show a negative test result when asked by the authorities, unless one of the exemptions applies. Stricter measures are in place for three specific districts in the Orava region (Namestovo, Dolny Kubin, Tvrdosin) and the district of Bardejov, where a pilot phase of mass testing is taking place between 23 and 25 October. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). You can also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

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    03.11.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (REuters, 28.10.2020). Government extends partial lockdown until 8 November (Reuters, 28.10.2020).

    International Restrictons:

    *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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as “high-risk”, must either remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19, 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. If the person in isolation does not have any symptoms and does not receive the test result, the isolation ends on the10th day. 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at on travelling to Slovakia *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 here *Find out more: COVID-19 and travelling to Slovakia

    *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: here Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19 and is introducing a programme of nationwide testing and restrictions on travel within Slovakia.
    From Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, a general ban remains in force on people’s movement outside their home or accommodation. There are a number of exemptions, including: Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am; Travelling to work; Travelling to take a coronavirus test; Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop; Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy; Accompanying children to school
    Going to the post office, bank, or taking your car for a service; For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative; Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell; Going for a recreational walk in the countryside (away from built up areas), but only within your residential district. Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home.
    From 2 November, the above exceptions for work, school, essential services and country walks will only apply if you have a negative test result.
    Over the weekend of 31 October to 1 November, the authorities are asking everyone aged 10 to 65, including foreign residents and visitors, to take part in nationwide coronavirus testing. Those aged over 65 who rarely leave the house need not take part. Taking the test is voluntary, but those choosing not to take part will be subject to stricter lockdown rules for at least the following week and should self-isolate. A repeat round of testing during the weekend of 7-8 November is yet to be confirmed.
    Lists of testing sites have been published on local authorities’ websites and on social media. Testing is free of charge, and you will need to take your ID card or passport. More information including a video showing the testing procedure is on the “I am responsible” website (in Slovak only).
    From 2 November, only those with a negative test certificate from the nationwide testing programme will be allowed to move freely, including going to work and shopping for non-essentials. Police may ask to see your test certificate, and you should carry this paper document with you. There are some limited exceptions for young children and those with certain medical conditions, see text of regulation in Slovak.
    In addition to the above, previous restrictions on activities and social distancing rules 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.
    • Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, there will be a general ban on people’s movement outside their home or accommodation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • You may travel across Slovakia in order to return to your place of residence until Sunday 25 October. After that date, you may only travel outside your residential district under one of the exemptions below. • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to work • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • Accompanying children to school • Going to the post office, bank, or taking your car for a service • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Going for a recreational walk in the countryside (away from built up areas), but only within your residential district. • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekends of 30 October to 1 November and again from 6 November to 8 November, the authorities are asking everyone aged 10 to 65, including foreign residents and visitors, to take part in both of two rounds of nationwide coronavirus testing. Those aged over 65 who rarely leave the house need not take part. Taking the test is voluntary, but those choosing not to take part should self-isolate. The rules beyond 1 November have yet to be published, but the expectation is that heavy fines may be imposed for those leaving their home after 1 November if they cannot show a negative test result when asked by the authorities, unless one of the exemptions applies. Stricter measures are in place for three specific districts in the Orava region (Namestovo, Dolny Kubin, Tvrdosin) and the district of Bardejov, where a pilot phase of mass testing is taking place between 23 and 25 October. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). You can also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

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    30.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Partial lockdown to be imposed from 24 October to 1 November to halt spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 22.10.2020). Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    *From 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.
    In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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.
    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.
    *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia: See rules at here. *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: Covid19 and Travelling to Slovakia.

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19 and is introducing a programme of nationwide testing and restrictions on travel within Slovakia. • 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.
    • Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, there will be a general ban on people’s movement outside their home or accommodation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • You may travel across Slovakia in order to return to your place of residence until Sunday 25 October. After that date, you may only travel outside your residential district under one of the exemptions below. • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to work • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • Accompanying children to school • Going to the post office, bank, or taking your car for a service • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Going for a recreational walk in the countryside (away from built up areas), but only within your residential district. • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekends of 30 October to 1 November and again from 6 November to 8 November, the authorities are asking everyone aged 10 to 65, including foreign residents and visitors, to take part in both of two rounds of nationwide coronavirus testing. Those aged over 65 who rarely leave the house need not take part. Taking the test is voluntary, but those choosing not to take part should self-isolate. The rules beyond 1 November have yet to be published, but the expectation is that heavy fines may be imposed for those leaving their home after 1 November if they cannot show a negative test result when asked by the authorities, unless one of the exemptions applies. Stricter measures are in place for three specific districts in the Orava region (Namestovo, Dolny Kubin, Tvrdosin) and the district of Bardejov, where a pilot phase of mass testing is taking place between 23 and 25 October. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). You can also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

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    27.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Partial lockdown to be imposed from 24 October to 1 November to halt spread of COVID-19 (Reuters, 22.10.2020). Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    *From 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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia: See rules at here. *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: Covid19 and Travelling to Slovakia.

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak Government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19 and is introducing a programme of nationwide testing and restrictions on travel within Slovakia. • 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.
    • Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may close or have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with nationwide travel restrictions, social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Restaurants, bars and cafés may only operate a takeaway service. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops is restricted and temperature checks will 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 Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November, there will be a general ban on people’s movement outside their home or accommodation. There are a number of exemptions, including: • You may travel across Slovakia in order to return to your place of residence until Sunday 25 October. After that date, you may only travel outside your residential district under one of the exemptions below. • Travelling between the hours of 1 am and 5 am • Travelling to work • Travelling to take a coronavirus test • Buying food and toiletries at your nearest shop • Visiting a doctor or a pharmacy • Accompanying children to school • Going to the post office, bank, or taking your car for a service • For a wedding or christening ceremony, or the funeral of a close friend or relative • Travel to care for relatives or close friends that are vulnerable or unwell • Going for a recreational walk in the countryside (away from built up areas), but only within your residential district. • Dog walking is limited to within 100 metres of your home. Over the weekends of 30 October to 1 November and again from 6 November to 8 November, the authorities are asking everyone aged 10 to 65, including foreign residents and visitors, to take part in both of two rounds of nationwide coronavirus testing. Those aged over 65 who rarely leave the house need not take part. Taking the test is voluntary, but those choosing not to take part should self-isolate. The rules beyond 1 November have yet to be published, but the expectation is that heavy fines may be imposed for those leaving their home after 1 November if they cannot show a negative test result when asked by the authorities, unless one of the exemptions applies. Stricter measures are in place for three specific districts in the Orava region (Namestovo, Dolny Kubin, Tvrdosin) and the district of Bardejov, where a pilot phase of mass testing is taking place between 23 and 25 October. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). You can also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

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    23.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    *From 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. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia: See rules at here. *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: Covid19 and Travelling to Slovakia.

    *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, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan. *Find out more: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: With effect from 15 October, the Slovak Government has imposed further restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. • People may only gather in groups of up to six if they are not from the same household.• Facemasks must now 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.• Restaurants, bars and cafés may now only serve food and drink if they provide a takeaway service or have outdoor seating with social distancing measures in place. Outdoor seating areas must close at 10pm but take-away and delivery services may continue after that time.• Events for more than six people are not permitted unless every participant provides a negative PCR test result no older than 12 hours. Weddings, christenings and funerals are exempt, but participants must follow social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Some professional sporting competitions may continue but without spectators. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops and shopping centres is limited to one person per 15 square metres. Temperature checks will be carried out at the entrances to shopping centres. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. • Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are compulsory. Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with social distancing and hygiene requirements. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    20.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority, the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia: See rules at here. *Mandatory Travel Documentation: No additional requirements, but if you 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 here
    *Find out more: Government of Slovakia and Covid19 and Travelling to Slovakia.

    *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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    *Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: With effect from 15 October, the Slovak Government has imposed further restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. • People may only gather in groups of up to six if they are not from the same household.• Facemasks must now 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.• Restaurants, bars and cafés may now only serve food and drink if they provide a takeaway service or have outdoor seating with social distancing measures in place. Outdoor seating areas must close at 10pm but take-away and delivery services may continue after that time.• Events for more than six people are not permitted unless every participant provides a negative PCR test result no older than 12 hours. Weddings, christenings and funerals are exempt, but participants must follow social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Some professional sporting competitions may continue but without spectators. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops and shopping centres is limited to one person per 15 square metres. Temperature checks will be carried out at the entrances to shopping centres. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. • Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are compulsory. Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with social distancing and hygiene requirements. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    16.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as“low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- at See rules *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No additional requirements, but if you 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 here.*Find out more: here and here

    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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    Third Country: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: With effect from 15 October, the Slovak Government has imposed further restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. • People may only gather in groups of up to six if they are not from the same household.• Facemasks must now 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.• Restaurants, bars and cafés may now only serve food and drink if they provide a takeaway service or have outdoor seating with social distancing measures in place. Outdoor seating areas must close at 10pm but take-away and delivery services may continue after that time.• Events for more than six people are not permitted unless every participant provides a negative PCR test result no older than 12 hours. Weddings, christenings and funerals are exempt, but participants must follow social distancing and hygiene requirements. • Some professional sporting competitions may continue but without spectators. • Fitness centres, wellness centres, swimming pools, water parks, saunas, cinemas and theatres are closed. • The number of people in shops and shopping centres is limited to one person per 15 square metres. Temperature checks will be carried out at the entrances to shopping centres. You must maintain a two metre distance when queuing. • Supermarkets and chemists have reserved shopping hours between 9am and 11am for those over 65. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are compulsory. Hotels and guest houses are permitted to remain open but may have reduced or cancelled services in order to comply with social distancing and hygiene requirements. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    15.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as“low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- at See rules *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No additional requirements, but if you 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 here.*Find out more: here and here

    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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    Third Country: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Most shops, restaurants, services, schools and outdoor tourism and leisure facilities continue to operate, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Opening hours may be restricted.
    Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required.
    From 1 October, wearing face masks outside is required where two metre distancing is not maintained. It remains compulsory in most indoor situations, such as on public transport, in shops and when inside a restaurant (except while eating).
    Many large events have been cancelled and restrictions on venues are tightening. There are a few exceptions, such as weddings, but these must maintain social distancing and hygiene and limit numbers attending.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). here.

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    09.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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.
    In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here.
    *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No additional requirements, but if you 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 here

    *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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Most shops, restaurants, services, schools and outdoor tourism and leisure facilities continue to operate, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Opening hours may be restricted.
    Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required.
    From 1 October, wearing face masks outside is required where two metre distancing is not maintained. It remains compulsory in most indoor situations, such as on public transport, in shops and when inside a restaurant (except while eating).
    Many large events have been cancelled and restrictions on venues are tightening. There are a few exceptions, such as weddings, but these must maintain social distancing and hygiene and limit numbers attending.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). here.

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    07.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here.

    *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No additional requirements, but if you 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 here

    *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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Most shops, restaurants, services, schools and outdoor tourism and leisure facilities continue to operate, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Opening hours may be restricted.
    Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required.
    From 1 October, wearing face masks outside is required where two metre distancing is not maintained. It remains compulsory in most indoor situations, such as on public transport, in shops and when inside a restaurant (except while eating).
    Many large events have been cancelled and restrictions on venues are tightening. There are a few exceptions, such as weddings, but these must maintain social distancing and hygiene and limit numbers attending.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). here.

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    02.10.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No additional requirements, but if you 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 here

    *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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Most shops, restaurants, services, schools and outdoor tourism and leisure facilities continue to operate, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Opening hours may be restricted.
    Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required.
    From 1 October, wearing face masks outside is required where two metre distancing is not maintained. It remains compulsory in most indoor situations, such as on public transport, in shops and when inside a restaurant (except while eating).
    Many large events have been cancelled and restrictions on venues are tightening. There are a few exceptions, such as weddings, but these must maintain social distancing and hygiene and limit numbers attending.
    For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). here.

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    30.09.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk”, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia- See rules at here. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No additional requirements, but if you 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 here

    *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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Opening hours may be restricted. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations, such as on public transport, in shops, cinemas, theatres, and when inside a restaurant, except while eating). Large events face restrictions on numbers and must maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). here.

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    28.09.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    **Travel from EU: Travelling to Slovakia- Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. * Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with theMeasure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No, but if you 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 here
    . *Links to relevant national sources- Covid19 Information.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid19 Information.

    **From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Opening hours may be restricted. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations, such as on public transport, in shops, cinemas, theatres, and when inside a restaurant, except while eating). Large events face restrictions on numbers and must maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). here.

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    24.09.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    **Travel from EU: Travelling to Slovakia- Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic and Spain. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. * Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with theMeasure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person must also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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. *Mandatory Travel Documentation- No, but if you 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 here
    . *Links to relevant national sources- Covid19 Information.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid19 Information.

    **From Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, Canada, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid19 Information.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    22.09.2020
  • Slovakia Latest News: Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    International Restrictons:

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Slovakia: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. *Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    **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.
    More info can be found at: Covid-19 information

    **Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Faroe Islands. Details can be found here.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    18.09.2020
  • Slovakia Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    ***From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    ***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. For more information .

    ***Third Countries: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea, Faroe Islands. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    11.09.2020
  • Slovakia Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions:
    Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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. n order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. 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.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found
    here

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only).

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    07.09.2020
  • Slovakia Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions
    Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. 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) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, 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. n order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. 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.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information. [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    03.09.2020
  • Slovakia Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrcitions from countries or territories that are defined as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. 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.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information. [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    01.09.2020
  • Slovakia Starting on September 7 midnight, flights to and from the countries on the red list will be allowed again. This includes Russia, Ukraine, North Macedonia, the United Arab Emirates and Serbia. (The Slovak Spectator, 26.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    The ban on civilian flights has been completely lifted.
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. 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.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    26.08.2020
  • Slovakia Flights from Bratislava Airport to Manchester resumes from 22 July (News Now, 22.07.2020). Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. 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.

    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    25.08.2020
  • Slovakia Flights from Bratislava Airport to Manchester resumes from 22 July (News Now, 22.07.2020). Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. 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.
    **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. More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    18.08.2020
  • Slovakia Flights from Bratislava Airport to Manchester resumes from 22 July (News Now, 22.07.2020). Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal,Romania and Sweden.Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5]. all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from 6 July 2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in the form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. 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.
    **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. More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.[https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    07.08.2020
  • Slovakia Flights from Bratislava Airport to Manchester resumes from 22 July (News Now, 22.07.2020). Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 6/7/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of home isolation. During the period of home isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands, United Kingdom. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 informationMore info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    30.07.2020
  • Slovakia Flights from Bratislava Airport to Manchester resumes from 22 July (News Now, 22.07.2020). Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 6/7/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of home isolation. During the period of home isolation, this isolation is also ordered to 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 – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands, United Kingdom. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Additional information may be found at [https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    27.07.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU:Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs, schools and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is running as normal, but face masks are required. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak government website in English and the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only) [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153].

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    15.07.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    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. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is beginning to resume full services. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Primary schools and kindergartens have been allowed to open since 1 June. Secondary schools are expected to reopen from 22 June. Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only): [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153]

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    13.07.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    Transit Travellers: 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. [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    For third country nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information. [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is beginning to resume full services. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Primary schools and kindergartens have been allowed to open since 1 June. Secondary schools are expected to reopen from 22 June. Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only): [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153]

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    07.07.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Swtzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    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.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is beginning to resume full services. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Primary schools and kindergartens have been allowed to open since 1 June. Secondary schools are expected to reopen from 22 June. Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only): [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153]

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    06.07.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Swtzerland, Poland, Montenegro, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    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.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Following a phased lifting of restrictions, most shops, restaurants, services, nightclubs and tourism and leisure facilities have reopened, but with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. Local public transport is beginning to resume full services. Wearing face masks outside is no longer required but it remains compulsory in most indoor situations (such as on public transport, and in shops, cinemas and theatres). Primary schools and kindergartens have been allowed to open since 1 June. Secondary schools are expected to reopen from 22 June. Large events may now take place if they maintain social distancing and hygiene. For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only): [http://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4328:uvz-sr-pristupujeme-knaliemu-vyraznemu-uvoovaniu-opatreni&catid=250:koronavirus-2019-ncov&Itemid=153]

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    01.07.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Flights to Slovakia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to medevac flights and flights carrying residents of Slovakia.
    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovakia.
    3. Passengers who have visited a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
    4. Passengers who have visited a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland in the past 14 days are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resumed from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    24.06.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakian government to allow travel to Poland from 20 June (Reuters, 19.06.2020). Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Flights to Slovakia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to flights carrying residents of Slovakia.
    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovakia.
    3. Passengers who have visited a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
    4. Passengers who have visited a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland in the past 14 days are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resumed from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    19.06.2020
  • Slovakia Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    1. Flights to Slovakia are suspended.
    – This does not apply to flights from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to flights carrying residents of Slovakia.
    2. Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovakia.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovakia.
    3. Passengers who have visited a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland in the past 14 days must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) test result issued at most 96 hours before arrival.
    4. Passengers who have visited a country other than Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovenia and Switzerland in the past 14 days are subject to medical screening and quarantine.

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    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

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    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resumed from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    16.06.2020
  • Slovakia Kosice International Airport in Slovakia is partly restarting its operation with flights being resumed by Kosice-Prague route operated by Czech Airlines (CSA). The first flight is scheduled for 15 June. The next airline to resume its flights from Kosice is Austrian Airlines, operating the Vienna-Kosice line. The first flights are scheduled for 22 June. (Reuters, 10.06.2020)

    Slovakia allows free travel to and from 16 more European countries from June 10. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until 15 June. A ban on inbound international flights is in place until at least until 15 june. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days. Non-citizens can enter Slovakia for work reasons pending approval and a negative COVID-19 test. Request for an exemption document can be found here. The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only: Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road) Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné. Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing). Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resumed from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    10.06.2020
  • Slovakia Slovakia will allow free travel to and from 16 more European countries from June 10. (Reuters, 09.06.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until 15 June. A ban on inbound international flights is in place until at least until 15 june. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days. Non-citizens can enter Slovakia for work reasons pending approval and a negative COVID-19 test. Request for an exemption document can be found here. The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only: Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road) Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné. Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing). Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resumed from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020)
    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    09.06.2020
  • Slovakia Free movement between Czechia and Slovakia to resume from 4 June (Reuters, 03.06.2020

    International restrictions:

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until 15 June. A ban on inbound international flights is in place until at least until 28 May. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days. Non-citizens can enter Slovakia for work reasons pending approval and a negative COVID-19 test. Request for an exemption document can be found here. The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only: Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road) Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing) Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    07.06.2020
  • Slovakia

    International restrictions:

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until 15 June. A ban on inbound international flights is in place until at least until 28 May. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days. Non-citizens can enter Slovakia for work reasons pending approval and a negative COVID-19 test. Request for an exemption document can be found here. The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only: Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road) Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing) Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.
    From 3 June, swimming pools, spas, and indoor sports facilities can open to the public, and sports competitions can take place with spectators. Limits on opening hours of restaurants and numbers at each table are lifted.

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    02.06.2020
  • Slovakia

    International restrictions:

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until 15 June. A ban on inbound international flights is in place until at least until 28 May. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days. Non-citizens can enter Slovakia for work reasons pending approval and a negative COVID-19 test. Request for an exemption document can be found here. The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only: Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road) Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing) Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Government allows reopening of hotels, other businesses as COVID-19 cases ease (Reuters, 06.05.2020) From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.

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    30.05.2020
  • Slovakia Government allows reopening of hotels, other businesses as COVID-19 cases ease (Reuters, 06.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until further notice. A ban on inbound international flights is in place until at least until 28 May. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended. Only Slovak citizens and permanent residents are allowed into the country and they are required to enter a 14-day self-quarantine. Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days. Non-citizens can enter Slovakia for work reasons pending approval and a negative COVID-19 test. Request for an exemption document can be found here. The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only: Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road) Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing) Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket. All schools and universities are closed until 1 June. Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport, entering shops and offices. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    From 21 May, travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland is allowed for a maximum of 24 hours.

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    21.05.2020
  • Slovakia Ban on inbound flights extended to at least 14 May (Newsnow, 04.05.2020)
    1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovakia
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovakia
    2.Nationals and residents of Slovakia must register at least 72 hours prior to arrival at https://navraty.mzv.sk/?lang=en
    3.Returning nationals and residents of Slovakia are subject to health checks upon arrival. The test results determine where they will undergo the 14-day quarantine, e.g., at home, etc.

    Slovakia is under a state of emergency, and borders with all neighbouring countries are closed until further notice. International airports have also been closed until further notice. All international bus and rail traffic has been suspended.
    Anyone entering Slovakia is required to isolate in state designated facilities for the time it takes to conduct a COVID-19 test. Following a negative result, these people must isolate at home for a total of 14 days.
    The following border points with neighbouring countries have reopened for passage of Slovak citizens and residents only:
    Austria: Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (highway and old road; Bratislava – Petrzalka – Berg; Moravsky Svaty Jan
    Czech Republic: Brodské – Břeclav (diaľnica Drietomá – Starý Hrozenkov); Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkov; Makov – Bila – Bumbalka; Horne Srnie – Brumov Bylnice; Drietoma – Stary Hrozenkov; Moravske Lieskove – Strani; Lysa pod Makytou – Strelna; Vrbovce – Velka nad Velickou; Holic – Hodonin; Skalica – Sudomerice (new road)
    Poland: Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek; Trstená – Chyžné
    Hungary: Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (highway); Medvedov – Vamosszabadi; Šahy – Parassapusta; Milhosť – Tornyosnémethy (R4 express dual-carriageway); Komárno – Komárom; Sturovo – Esztergom; Slovenske Darmoty – Balassagyarmat; Siatorska Bukovinka – Salgotarjan; Kral – Banreve; Slovenske Nove Mesto – Satoraljaujhely (border crossing)
    Ukraine: Vyšné nemecké – Užhorod; Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj
    Border controls with Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland (all from the Schengen area) are in effect until at least 7 May.

    Internal restrictions:

    Shoppers are required to cover their mouth and nose upon entering a supermarket.
    All public gatherings, including religious and sporting events, are banned and many non-essential businesses have closed. Workplaces, food shops and pharmacies are allowed to stay open.
    All schools and universities are closed until further notice.
    Public transport is operating according to a reduced time table; travellers must wear a mask or otherwise cover their mouth and nose when using public transport. Taxi services are allowed to carry food or goods to and from individuals but they are not allowed to carry people.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    The government is introducing a four-stage easing of restrictions. Partial lifting of restrictions for the first phase started on 22 April, and includes the reopening of shops up to the size of 300 square meters, sporting grounds, open air markets and car dealerships. The second and third stage have been merged: in the second stage authorities aimed for short-term accommodation, outdoor tourist attractions and taxi services to resume their operations. The third stage was to take place from early June and see the reopening of most shops, schools, and entertainment centres (theatres, cinemas, shopping malls). On 6 May, larger shops, hotels, hairdressers, and outdoor service at restaurants resumed. The next stage is likely to be launched on, or after 20 May, and will involve the reopening of shopping malls, theatres and cinemas. The final stage (date unknown for now) should include the reopening of schools and kindergartens, and should allow mass public and sporting events. As part of their relaxation of restrictions plan, Slovak authorities on 25 April lifted a quarantine on one of five Roma settlements locked down earlier in the month.

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    09.05.2020
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    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Re-open Europe/
    Ministry of Health/
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