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Slovakia travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -116.66%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: partial Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Slovakia
Crossing Rules

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

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

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

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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 24 October 2020 to 01 November 2020

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

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 16 September 2020 to TBD

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

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

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Flight Restrictions
Published on 31.12.2021

1. Until 10 January 2022, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. - This does not apply to passengers arriving on
humanitarian or repatriation flights.

2. Passengers must complete the 'Public Health Passenger' form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/

3. Passengers must register online before arrival at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger
than 12 years; - passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's
Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel,
Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro,
Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates or Vatican City (Holy See).

5. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe are
subject to quarantine for 14 days.

6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19 - This does not apply to passengers who in the past 14
days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Published on 22.12.2021

1. Until 31 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. - This does not apply to passengers arriving on
humanitarian or repatriation flights.

2. Passengers must complete the 'Public Health Passenger' form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/

3. Passengers must register online before arrival at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger
than 12 years; - passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's
Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel,
Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro,
Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates or Vatican City (Holy See).

5. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe are
subject to quarantine for 14 days.

6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19 - This does not apply to passengers who in the past 14
days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Published on 13.12.2021

1. Until 31 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. - This does not apply to passengers arriving on
humanitarian or repatriation flights.

2. Passengers must complete the 'Public Health Passenger' form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/

3. Passengers must register online before arrival at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers arriving
from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba,
Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.),
Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North
Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Vatican City
(Holy See).

5. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe are
subject to quarantine for 14 days.

6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19 - This does not apply to passengers who in the past 14
days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Published on 02.12.2021

1. Until 12 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. - This does not apply to passengers arriving on
humanitarian or repatriation flights.

2. Passengers must complete the 'Public Health Passenger' form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/

3. Passengers must register online before arrival at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers arriving
from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba,
Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.),
Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North
Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Vatican City
(Holy See).

5. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe are
subject to quarantine for 14 days.

6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19 - This does not apply to passengers who in the past 14
days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Published on 28.11.2021

1. Until 12 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended. - This does not apply to passengers arriving on
humanitarian or repatriation flights.

2. Passengers must complete the 'Public Health Passenger' form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/

3. Passengers must register online before arrival at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/

4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. - This does not apply to: - passengers younger than 12 years; - passengers arriving
from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People's Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba,
Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.),
Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North
Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine or Vatican City (Holy See).

5. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://tinyurl.com/22j8k3xp

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

Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

All travellers entering this country must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form. They must show proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result.
• To avoid quarantine, 2-dose vaccines must be completed at least 14 days (and a maximum one year) after the second dose, while 1-dose vaccines must be completed at least 21 days (and a maximum one year). For recovered persons, the time period is 14 days and a maximum one year after administration of the first vaccine dose (if administered within 180 days after recovery).
• Persons with adverse reactions to vaccines can avoid quarantine by providing a medical certificate and a negative PCR test result (72 hours).
• Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.
Children below 12 years and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

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Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.


Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.

Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2022-01-10
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 6370736
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 24600
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 116.66
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 4505

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

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

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Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 October 2020 to TBD

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

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 15 October 2020 to TBD

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

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

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 26 October 2020 to 27 November 2020

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

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

Parents can still decide to keep the children at home.

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Other

Other: open/confirmed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 October 2020 to TBD

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

Full Restrictions

  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Documents equivalent to the ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate’ are also accepted, if they meet the requirements listed above for the EUDCC.

    All travellers are required to complete a Passenger Locator Form.

    Travellers not vaccinated or recovered must present either a PCR test no older than 48 hours, or an antigen test no older than 24 hours. Travellers who cannot produce at least one document at the border must self-isolate for seven days. Quarantine ends when they can provide a negative PCR test from the fifth day of home quarantine.

    Children younger than 12 years are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of the Interior

    Tourism Portal

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

    *Transit:

    Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them:

    • Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required)
    • A document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states)

    Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.

    A person may enter Slovenia without any restrictions and the need to quarantine if he or she is to transit Slovenia within a 12-hour period.Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.

    This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within this period and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight.

    Find out more:
    Policija – Transit through Slovenia on way to another country – clarification

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry rules

    Travellers must provide proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result. Details are listed below. Travellers who cannot produce at least one document at the border must self-isolate for seven days. Quarantine ends when they can provide a negative PCR test from the fifth day of home quarantine.

    Mandatory travel documents

    1. Passenger Locator Form.

    2. Proof of vaccination. Approved vaccines: BioNtech/Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen, AstraZeneca, Sputnik V and Sinovac.

    3. Proof of recovery. Travellers must provide a positive PCR test older than 10 days but not older than six months (180 days). Alternately, they must provide a medical certificate to prove that no more than six months have passed since the onset of symptoms. Certificates are accepted from these countries.

    4. Travellers not vaccinated or recovered must present either a PCR test no older than 48 hours, or an antigen test no older than 24 hours. Travellers should consult the types of tests and the countries from which they are accepted. 

    Children younger than 12 years are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of the Interior

    Tourism Portal

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    From 10 January, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 180 days, you can visit restaurants and cafes in addition to shops, services and ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items.
    Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    Hotels and their restaurants are open for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. In addition, guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains.
    From 10 January, the nationwide curfew is no longer in force. These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

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    12.01.2022
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakian authorities impose quarantine obligation for arrivals from seven countries because of COVID-19, remove ban on travelers from Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 23.12.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

     

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    From 10 January, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 within the previous 180 days, you can visit restaurants and cafes in addition to shops, services and ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items.
    Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    Hotels and their restaurants are open for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. In addition, guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains.
    From 10 January, the nationwide curfew is no longer in force. These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

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    11.01.2022
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakian authorities impose quarantine obligation for arrivals from seven countries because of COVID-19, remove ban on travelers from Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 23.12.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

     

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 17 December, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can visit shops and services, including ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service.
    Hotels and their restaurants can reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. From 17 December, the nationwide curfew applies only between 8pm every evening until 5am the following morning. You may only leave your home during the curfew hours for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy essential food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    *Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    05.01.2022
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakian authorities impose quarantine obligation for arrivals from seven countries because of COVID-19, remove ban on travelers from Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 23.12.2021). Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

     

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 17 December, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can visit shops and services, including ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service.
    Hotels and their restaurants can reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. From 17 December, the nationwide curfew applies only between 8pm every evening until 5am the following morning. You may only leave your home during the curfew hours for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy essential food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    *Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    31.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakian authorities impose quarantine obligation for arrivals from seven countries because of COVID-19, remove ban on travelers from Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 23.12.2021). Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 and 2 months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

     

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Travellers with an ‘EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC)’ can enter Slovakia if it contains one of the following:

    • Proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.
    • Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can only be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 17 December, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can visit shops and services, including ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service.
    Hotels and their restaurants can reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. From 17 December, the nationwide curfew applies only between 8pm every evening until 5am the following morning. You may only leave your home during the curfew hours for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy essential food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    *Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    27.12.2021
  • Slovakia All persons who have visited South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Mozambique in the last 14 days will be subject to mandatory quarantine requirements, regardless of their vaccination status upon their arrival in Slovakia.

    Such a decision has been confirmed by Slovakia’s Ministry of the Interior, and it will become effective from today, December 23. The new changes come after estimating that the COVID-19’s Omicron variant has profoundly affected the aforementioned territories, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    The same has announced that it removed Israel, Seychelles, and Hong Kong from the list of countries that are considered highly affected by the Coronavirus and its new strains, after estimating that the epidemiological situation permits such a decision to be taken.

    According to the figures provided by the World Health Organization (WHO), Slovakia has registered a total of 816,102 cases of COVID-19 infection since the beginning of the pandemic, while 5,364,996 people have died during the same period.

    WHO figures have also revealed that in the last seven days, over 27,330 persons have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Slovakia, while a total of 577 people have died during the same period.

    Authorities in Slovakia have announced that regarding asymptomatic cases, the self-isolation period can be ended without being obliged to undergo a COVID-19 test if arrivals follow the two-weeks mandatory quarantine requirement.

    The quarantine period can also be shortened if persons undergo two COVID-19 RT-PCR tests, the first taken upon their entry in Slovakia and the second on the eighth day after their arrival, and both test results are negative.

    In addition, the Ministry has also announced that children under the age of 12 are not obliged to follow testing requirements while stressing that the self-isolation period for the latter ends at the same time as for other persons in the same household.

    “These periods only apply if people do not show any symptoms of COVID-19. If they appear, the doctor decides to end the quarantine. Quarantine is also mandatory for other members of the household, regardless of whether they are completely vaccinated or have overcome COVID-19,” the Ministry has clarified.

    Read more
    24.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Slovakian authorities impose quarantine obligation for arrivals from seven countries because of COVID-19, remove ban on travelers from Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 23.12.2021). Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Entry is possible if travellers can provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All vaccines are approved for use.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are accepted.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation. Persons with adverse reactions to vaccines can avoid quarantine by providing a medical certificate and a negative PCR test result (72 hours).

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong and Seychelles. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 17 December, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can visit shops and services, including ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service.
    Hotels and their restaurants can reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. From 17 December, the nationwide curfew applies only between 8pm every evening until 5am the following morning. You may only leave your home during the curfew hours for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy essential food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    *Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    23.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Entry is possible if travellers can provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All vaccines are approved for use.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are accepted.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 10 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong and Seychelles. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 17 December, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can visit shops and services, including ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service.
    Hotels and their restaurants can reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. From 17 December, the nationwide curfew applies only between 8pm every evening until 5am the following morning. You may only leave your home during the curfew hours for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy essential food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    *Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    20.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Entry is possible if travellers can provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All vaccines are approved for use.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are accepted.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong and Seychelles. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. From 17 December, if you can demonstrate that you are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can visit shops and services, including ski resorts. If you are not vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 you can only enter shops selling essential items. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service.
    Hotels and their restaurants can reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests aged 6 and above must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. From 17 December, the nationwide curfew applies only between 8pm every evening until 5am the following morning. You may only leave your home during the curfew hours for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy essential food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool as the pages in English are not updated regularly. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and Radio Slovakia International websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    *Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. If you are travelling with a printed PDF proof of vaccination status, it must date from 1 November to ensure that the certificate can be scanned successfully, if domestic certification is required. Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.

    Read more
    17.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Entry is possible if travellers can provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All vaccines are approved for use.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are accepted.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong and Seychelles. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Visiting shops and services, but not hotels (before 25 December), spas, restaurants or cafes
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    • Attending a work event for a maximum of 10 people. You must be either vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside
    From 10 December, shops and services (including ski lifts) can reopen. Shops listed by the Slovak government as ‘essential’ are open for everyone regardless of their vaccination status. Shops listed as ‘non-essential’ are only open for those who can demonstrate that they are either vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels remain closed (except for short-term stays for work purposes and long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities).
    Hotels and their restaurants may reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator
    and Radio Slovakia Internationalwebsites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

    Read more
    15.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form

    Entry is possible if travellers can provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All vaccines are approved for use.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

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

    *Transit:

    Travellers transiting Slovakia are not subject to compulsory registration or quarantine if they are (a) en route to the country of their nationality or residence (b) EU citizens and family members travelling to another EU state (c) other persons who qualify for an exemption.

    Travellers transiting Slovakia by land must pass through “transport corridors” without stopping, except to refuel, and within eight hours of entering Slovakia.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center

    *From Third Countries:

    All travellers must complete a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are accepted.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test result. Tests can be carried out at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation.

    Mandatory quarantine is in effect for all travellers (regardless of vaccination status or recovery) coming to Slovakia who have visited the following countries in the last 14 days: South Africa, Bostwana, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Israel, Hong Kong and Seychelles. The Public Health Authority provides these travellers with rules for quarantine and testing requirements.

    Children below 12 years and two months are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Public Health Authority

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Visiting shops and services, but not hotels (before 25 December), spas, restaurants or cafes
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    • Attending a work event for a maximum of 10 people. You must be either vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside
    From 10 December, shops and services (including ski lifts) can reopen. Shops listed by the Slovak government as ‘essential’ are open for everyone regardless of their vaccination status. Shops listed as ‘non-essential’ are only open for those who can demonstrate that they are either vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels remain closed (except for short-term stays for work purposes and long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities).
    Hotels and their restaurants may reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator
    and Radio Slovakia Internationalwebsites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

    Read more
    14.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government will ease COVID-19 lockdown on 10 December for vaccinated and recovered people (SeattleTimes, 08.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter Slovakia if they can provide:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas : green, red and black.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period. Please consult the Measures section for further details. Travellers are strongly advised to carry relevant certificates at all times.

    From 1 December, travellers arriving from countries affected by the new coronavirus variant––regardless of vaccination status or recovery––must enter quarantine. The list of affected countries, and the rules for entry and quarantine, are explained here.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center 

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements for travellers outside the EU/Schengen area also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas: green, red and black.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Visiting shops and services, but not hotels (before 25 December), spas, restaurants or cafes
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible
    • Attending a work event for a maximum of 10 people. You must be either vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside
    From 10 December, shops and services (including ski lifts) can reopen. Shops listed by the Slovak government as ‘essential’ are open for everyone regardless of their vaccination status. Shops listed as ‘non-essential’ are only open for those who can demonstrate that they are either vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Spas, restaurants, cafes and hotels remain closed (except for short-term stays for work purposes and long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities).
    Hotels and their restaurants may reopen from 25 December for guests who can demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19. Guests must also show either a negative PCR or LAMP test result no older than 72 hours, or an antigen or lateral flow test result no older than 48 hours.
    Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited. From 10 December you will need proof of vaccination, recovery or testing to use some long-distance buses and trains. These restrictions and exemptions can change at short notice.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator
    and Radio Slovakia Internationalwebsites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record. Your appointment card from vaccination centers is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

    Read more
    10.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Health minister plans to extend lockdown until 16 December (Reuters, 06.12.2021). Government imposes stricter entry restrictions for Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter Slovakia if they can provide:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas : green, red and black.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period. Please consult the Measures section for further details. Travellers are strongly advised to carry relevant certificates at all times.

    From 1 December, travellers arriving from countries affected by the new coronavirus variant––regardless of vaccination status or recovery––must enter quarantine. The list of affected countries, and the rules for entry and quarantine, are explained here.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center 

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements for travellers outside the EU/Schengen area also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas: green, red and black.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November until at least 9 December. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    Many non-essential shops and services have closed, including hotels (except for long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities), fitness centres, swimming pools and hairdressers. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside within your local district. For Bratislava, this is within the Bratislava Self-Governing Region. For Kosice, this is within the Kosice I – IV and surrounding districts.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and RadioSlovakiaInternational websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    * Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

    Read more
    03.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government imposes stricter entry restrictions for Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter Slovakia if they can provide:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas : green, red and black.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travel alert

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period. Please consult the Measures section for further details. Travellers are strongly advised to carry relevant certificates at all times.

    From 1 December, travellers arriving from countries affected by the new coronavirus variant––regardless of vaccination status or recovery––must enter quarantine. The list of affected countries, and the rules for entry and quarantine, are explained here.

    Learn more:

    Migration Information Center 

    Mandatory travel documentation

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements for travellers outside the EU/Schengen area also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas: green, red and black.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November until at least 9 December. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    Many non-essential shops and services have closed, including hotels (except for long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities), fitness centres, swimming pools and hairdressers. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside within your local district. For Bratislava, this is within the Bratislava Self-Governing Region. For Kosice, this is within the Kosice I – IV and surrounding districts.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and RadioSlovakiaInternational websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    * Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

    Read more
    02.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government imposes stricter entry restrictions for Botswana, South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique, Eswatini, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, Israel, Seychelles (SVI, 01.12.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    Travellers can enter Slovakia if they can provide:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas : green, red and black.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period.

    *From Third Countries:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period. Please consult the Measures section for further details. Travellers are strongly advised to carry relevant certificates at all times.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Formand a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements for travellers outside the EU/Schengen area also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas: green, red and black.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November until at least 9 December. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    Many non-essential shops and services have closed, including hotels (except for long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities), fitness centres, swimming pools and hairdressers. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside within your local district. For Bratislava, this is within the Bratislava Self-Governing Region. For Kosice, this is within the Kosice I – IV and surrounding districts.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and RadioSlovakiaInternational websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    * Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

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    01.12.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government imposes two-week lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 24.11.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period.

    Travellers can enter Slovakia if they can provide:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Form and a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas : green, red and black.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

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

    *Transit:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period.

    *From Third Countries:

    In Slovakia, due to the current COVID-19 infection situation, a temporary lockdown and curfew are in effect from 25 November until at least 9 December. A 90-day state of emergency is also in place. Travel to Slovakia for tourism will only be possible again after this period. Please consult the Measures section for further details. Travellers are strongly advised to carry relevant certificates at all times.

    All travellers must fill in a Registration Formand a Passenger Locator Form. They should be aware that unvaccinated travellers are required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival, unless they obtain a negative PCR test after five days at the earliest.

    Entry requirements for travellers outside the EU/Schengen area also depend on the colour attributed to the country of departure, according to Slovakia’s national classification of risk areas: green, red and black.

    Travellers should be prepared to provide one of the following:

    • proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination. Double dose or single dose vaccines are valid for 360 days. Four vaccines are approved for use: Pfizer-BioNtech, Moderna, Oxford-AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson/Janssen.
    • negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.
    • COVID-19 certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

    Children below 12 are exempt from quarantine and testing requirements.

    Learn more:

    Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization

    Ministry of the Interior

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November until at least 9 December. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    Many non-essential shops and services have closed, including hotels (except for long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities), fitness centres, swimming pools and hairdressers. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside within your local district. For Bratislava, this is within the Bratislava Self-Governing Region. For Kosice, this is within the Kosice I – IV and surrounding districts.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and RadioSlovakiaInternational websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    * Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

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    29.11.2021
  • Slovakia The Slovak government has announced a 90-day state of emergency and ordered two weeks of a national lockdown as the number of positive cases with COVID-19 in the country spiked up.

    During the two-week lockdown, Slovaks will be able to leave their homes only for essential reasons such as getting groceries, medication, travelling to work and school or getting vaccinated. Those still unvaccinated will be required to present a negative test or proof that they were previously infected with COVID-19 in order to get to work, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    “In Slovakia, a state of emergency and a curfew apply for 90 days from Thursday, November 25, 2021, except for the time from 1.00 to 5.00. There is also a ban on gatherings of more than six people, except for people living in the same household,” the Slovak Ministry of Interior announced.

    In general, Central Europe is being subject to an increasing rate of COVID-19 infections, in response to which the Austrian government imposed a national lockdown until December 13. Moreover, Slovakia’s neighbouring countries, Czechia and Hungary, are witnessing a spike in COVID infections. Furthermore, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) data, Germany has reported more than 1,000 deaths and over 367,000 positive cases in the last week, also marking a record of over 100,000 death tolls.

    On Wednesday, the newly elected German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, said that the situation is challenging and that nothing in terms of restrictions and lockdown isn’t ruled out to mitigate the COVID-19 spread.

    Read more
    26.11.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government imposes two-week lockdown due to rise in COVID-19 cases (Reuters, 24.11.2021)

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 10-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take an RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    *Nationwide Curfew: A nationwide curfew is in force from 25 November until at least 9 December. The curfew applies for a 20-hour period every day between 5am until 1am the following morning.
    Many non-essential shops and services have closed, including hotels (except for long-term accommodation and quarantine facilities), fitness centres, swimming pools and hairdressers. Bars and restaurants may only offer a take-away or delivery service. Gatherings of more than 6 people (unless from the same household) are prohibited.
    You may only leave your home during the curfew for certain specified reasons, including:
    • Travelling to or from abroad
    • Going to buy food or medicines, or to seek medical treatment (including vaccinations)
    • Going to work (you will need to carry written confirmation from your employer) or conducting business. Working from home is recommended where possible.
    • Going to school or university (5am to 8pm only)
    • Attending a family funeral, marriage or christening ceremony (5am to 8pm only)
    • Travelling to an area of countryside within your local district. For Bratislava, this is within the Bratislava Self-Governing Region. For Kosice, this is within the Kosice I – IV and surrounding districts.
    For full details of all the restrictions, exemptions and curfew timings, you should check the Slovak government COVID-19 website (Slovak only), the Slovak Public Health Authority website (Slovak only) and the latest Slovak Government decree (Slovak only). You may wish to use an online translation tool. There is also information on the latest measures in English on the IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Spectator and RadioSlovakiaInternational websites.
    *Face Masks: It is mandatory to wear an FFP2-standard face mask in all indoor areas, including public transport, taxis and when attending an indoor event. From 25 November it is also mandatory to wear a standard face mask, scarf or an FFP2 mask outside if you are less than 2 meters away from people outside your household or when attending an outdoor event.
    * Proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination: Slovakia will accept the proof of COVID-19 recovery and vaccination record.Your appointment card from vaccination centres is not designed to be used as proof of vaccination and should not be used to demonstrate your vaccine status.
    *If you test positive for COVID-19, you may need to self-isolate in your accommodation until you test negative. You may also need to seek treatment. See the Slovak government COVID-19 website for advice in English on “What to do if I am COVID-19 positive”.

    Read more
    25.11.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 10-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take an RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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    11.11.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 10-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take an RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    10.11.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 10-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take an RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    22.10.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

    • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
    • mandatory 10-day quarantine;
    • the passenger has the opportunity to take an RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    14.10.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Authorities impose internal and external border checks because of COVID-19 (SVI, 05.07.2021).

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    01.10.2021
  • Slovakia Authorities in Slovakia have announced that starting from today, September 20, the border regime will be relaxed, and only police members will carry out checks, the country’s Ministry of the Interior has announced.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:

    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

    For more info:
    COVID-19 in Slovakia

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Transitional period

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

     

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

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

     

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

     

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Ukraine – Austria

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

    Austria – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September:

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

    Arrival by air

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

    Border crossing procedure:

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

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *From Third Countries:

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

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

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

    Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

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

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

    Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

    Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

    One registration is sufficient till 1 September:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

    The following entry rules apply:

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Ukraine – Czechia

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

    Czechia – Ukraine

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

    Poland – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Poland

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

    Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

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

    Austria / Hungary – Czechia

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

     

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

    The following entry rules apply:

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

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

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

     

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

     

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

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

    The following entry rules apply:

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

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

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

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

    More detailed information on the entry conditions: travel semaphore

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

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

    Read more
    05.07.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News:

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

    The following entry rules apply:

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

     

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

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

    The following entry rules apply:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

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

    *Transit:

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

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

     

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

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

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

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

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

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

     

    Is a quarantine required?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

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

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

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.

    The Slovak government eased some restrictions from 19 April, permitting the reopening of shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums. Travel between districts is now permitted if individuals have tested negative. Travel between districts without a negative test result is permitted for recreational trips to the countryside, unless that district is colour-coded as ‘black’ in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ (see above). Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but guests need a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 72 hours. Hotel indoor restaurants will remain closed. From 26 April, fitness centres and outdoor dining areas have reopened, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Vaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.

    The Slovak government eased some restrictions from 19 April, permitting the reopening of shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums. Travel between districts is now permitted if individuals have tested negative. Travel between districts without a negative test result is permitted for recreational trips to the countryside, unless that district is colour-coded as ‘black’ in the government’s ‘Covid Automat’ (see above). Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but guests need a negative PCR or antigen test no older than 72 hours. Hotel indoor restaurants will remain closed. From 26 April, fitness centres and outdoor dining areas have reopened, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    27.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Vaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. The Slovak government announced that it will ease some restrictions from 19 April, including reopening all shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums and permitting travel between districts if individuals have tested negative. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but hotel restaurants will remain closed. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    26.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

    • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
    • or been vaccinated against Covid-19 and in the case of the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna) more than 14 days have passed since their second dose, or in the case of the vector vaccine (AstraZeneca) more than four weeks have passed since their first dose

    can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

    Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19. There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only). The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. The Slovak government announced that it will ease some restrictions from 19 April, including reopening all shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums and permitting travel between districts if individuals have tested negative. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but hotel restaurants will remain closed. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    20.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions: *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet.
    The Slovak government announced that it will ease some restrictions from 19 April, including reopening all shops and some services, swimming pools, libraries and museums and permitting travel between districts if individuals have tested negative. Hotels may accommodate people from one household or a maximum of two adults per room, but hotel restaurants will remain closed. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative COVID-19 test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    From 19 April, you must still wear a facemask of FFP2 standard, or higher, inside all buildings and on public transport, but regular facemasks are acceptable in schools and outdoors. Facemasks are not obligatory outdoors if people can maintain five metres distance or they live together in one household.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    15.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Romania adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Romania are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    All travellers from high-risk countries are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.
    The test must be taken within 72 hours prior to arrival.

    Children aged 3 and under are exempted.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

    Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers coming from countries or areas that are considered at high epidemiological risk will also be subject to a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end on day 10.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

    Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

    Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation required.

     

    Find out more:
    General information
    National health institute

     

     

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Also see: Border crossing points for Romania

    *From Third Countries:

    Third-country nationals coming from high-risk countries need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-Cov-2, performed no more than 72 hours before entry into the national territory. Children under 3 years of age are exempt from the testing obligation. 

    Travellers coming from high-risk areas are also subjected to a 14-day quarantine. The quarantine must take place at the person’s home, at a declared location or, as the case may be, at a dedicated location designated by the authorities. On day 8 you may get tested and if the test result is negative and you have no symptoms, quarantine ends on day 10.

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers who have received their final vaccination for COVID-19 more than 10 days ago, are exempt from presenting a negative PCR test result, and quarantine. It is required to show proof of vaccination, including the dates.

    Also, travellers that have been confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 disease in the last 90 days prior to entry into the country are exempt. Proof must be provided in the form of medical documents (positive PCR test at the date of diagnosis, hospital discharge ticket or test that proves the presence of IgG antibodies performed no more than 14 days before entry into the country).

    Travellers who remain in Romania for less than 3 days (72 hours) and present a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, performed no more than 48 hours before entering the national territory, are exempted from the obligation to quarantine.

    Find out more:

    General information COVID-19

    National health institute

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    14.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU: Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

    The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *From Third Countries:

    Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Slovakia All persons returning from abroad will be obliged to quarantine when entering Slovakia, even those who have taken the second dose of the vaccine, the country’s Interior Ministry has announced through a statement.

    According to the announcement, all persons returning from abroad will be required to register at the e-border, which keeps the data of the countries and areas travellers have visited before entering Slovakia, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Persons will be permitted to undergo a PCR test after remaining self-isolated for eight days. They will be able to leave quarantine if they receive a negative result of the COVID-19 test.

    “This step was taken due to the spread of new mutations. Therefore, it is a precautionary measure: knowledge about new variants of the virus concerning possible reinfection or infection after vaccination is still being summarized on an ongoing basis,” the statement reads.

    It further clarifies that the “abolition of the exemption for vaccinated persons and persons who have overcome Covid-19 is part of an effort to reduce the risk of spreading new variants of the virus to the general population.”

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Slovakia Latest News: Government bans leaving country for holidays (Reuters, 18.03.2021).

    International Restrictons:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

    Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

    Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

    All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

    A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.

     

    Find out more:
    https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
    https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

    Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

     

    Find out more:
    Covid-19 information

    *From Third Countries: Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Public spaces and services: The Slovak government has imposed restrictions on public life to counter the spread of COVID-19.
    There are nationwide restrictions on movement outside the home. The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework announced by the Slovak government known as the ‘Covid Automat’. Details can be found on the Slovak government website (in Slovak only).
    The 20-hour daily curfew is divided into two separate phases lasting from 5am to 8pm and from 8pm to 1am the following day. Between 5am and 8pm you may only leave home for certain permitted reasons. From 8pm until 1am exemptions are reduced further and you may only leave home for certain essential purposes including travel to work, to hospital or a pharmacy, or to walk a pet. For a list of permitted activities and exemptions, some of which may require a recent negative Covid test, see the local English language media The Slovak Spectator. The new measures are also explained in full (in Slovak only) on the Slovak Public Health Authority website.
    People who test positive for Covid-19 can no longer go into shops, and may only leave home to visit a doctor or a pharmacy.
    Travelling between districts in order to take exercise in the countryside is no longer permitted. However, inhabitants of Bratislava may travel within the Bratislava region, and inhabitants of Kosice may travel within the Kosice “okolie” districts.
    The authorities may stop you on main roads, at district borders and in public spaces to check whether your travel is essential.
    FFP2 standard facemasks, or higher, are obligatory in all shops, on public transport and in all indoor areas, apart from at home.
    From 20 March until at least 28 April, travel abroad for recreational purposes is prohibited, and breaches of the rule could incur a fine of up to 1000 euros. You should expect extra checks and possible delays at borders and airports when leaving Slovakia, and you may be asked to show documentary evidence that your journey is essential.
    For more information check the Slovak Public Health Authority (in Slovak only). The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) also has information in English. You should also monitor developments on local English language media such as Radio Slovakia International and The Slovak Spectator.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Source US State Dept. COVID-19 Country Specific Information/
    Foreign travel advice, Gov.UK/
    Re-open Europe/
    Ministry of Health/
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