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Slovakia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
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Open for travel from Slovakia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Slovakia.
  • This does not apply to:
    • Nationals and residents of Slovakia,
    • Family members of Slovak nationals,
    • Passengers travelling from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or the United Kingdom,
    • Passengers who reside in the border area of ​​a neighbouring state who regularly commute to work in Slovakia,
    • Transport personnel,
    • Employees of funeral services,
    • Passengers travelling for work, provided holding a certificate of employment in Slovakia,
    • Passengers travelling for medical treatment, provided holding approval from the Slovak Ministry of Health,
    • Passengers travelling for educational purposes, provided holding a relevant certificate of study,
    • Police officers, provided holding approval from the Slovak Ministry of Defence or Ministry of Interior,
    • Military personnel and members of NATO armed forces,
    • Nationals of the European Union in transit, including family members, provided returning to the EU member state of which they are a national and holding a valid travel document, passengers must transit through Slovakia without stopping, no later than 8 hours after entry,
    • Nationals of the European Union in transit, including family members, provided returning to the EU member state of which they are a resident and holding approval from the Slovak Ministry of Interior, passengers must transit through Slovakia without stopping, no later than 8 hours after entry,
    • Residents of the European Union in transit, provided returning to the country of which they are a national, passengers must transit through Slovakia without stopping, no later than 8 hours after entry,
    • Passengers travelling due to legal reasons, provided holding approval from the Slovak Ministry of Interior,
    • Civil servants, employees of international organizations and diplomats, including family members,
    • Passengers travelling to visit a minor, provided holding a valid parental agreement or relevant court decision,
    • Persons providing service and maintenance of agricultural and forestry machinery, crews of agricultural and forestry machinery, provided holding approval from the Slovak Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Free

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 May 2020 to TBD

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 17 July 2020 to TBD

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 20.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovakia.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Japan, Korea (Rep.), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland or the United Kingdom.
2. Passengers arriving from Bulgaria and Montenegro are subject to medical screening and self-isolation.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site, then self-isolation at own accommodation- subject to categorisation.

Mandatory quarantine measures apply to people who have a permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and travel from countries not considered to be safe. People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, are isolated in a facility designated by the national authorities. They are allowed to leave the facility and fulfil their obligation of isolation at home, until receiving the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. This person is obliged to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 on the fifth day of home isolation at the earliest. The period of isolation at home and in a facility designated by the national authorities are added up. Quarantine is not mandatory in the following conditions: – citizens and foreign nationals who are holders of temporary or permanent residence in Slovakia from EU or Schengen; people providing certain services; people who cross the borders for urgent personal reasons for no more than 24 hours; workers in the agricultural sector. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea, Faroe Islands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
More details can be found here.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

People coming from a country not considered to be safe from an epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test (confirmation of test negativity) for COVID-19, not older than 96 hours, to a member of the Police Force when crossing the border. When entering the territory of the Slovak Republic through border crossings where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Subsequently, home isolation will be enforced until delivery of the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories. More details here

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Vaccination

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

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 20 May 2020 to TBD

NOTE:
– kid zones in the shopping malls remain closed
– some restrictions remain (e.g. 1 person per 15 square meters)

Events stop: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 September 2020 to 01 October 2020

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: Open

Restrictive measures mandatory between 01 September 2020 to TBD

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 03 June 2020 to TBD

NOTE: opening of indoor sports facilities, swimming pools, botanic gardens and ZOOs
– Restaurants canceled restrictions number of people

Full Restrictions

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

    International Restrictons:

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Slovakia: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. *Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.
    More info can be found at: Covid-19 information

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

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    ***From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    ***Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. For more information .

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions:
    Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. n order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

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

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions
    Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. n order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrcitions from countries or territories that are defined as “low risk” from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be “low risk” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    The ban on civilian flights has been completely lifted.
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Sweden. Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5] all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.
    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Portugal,Romania and Sweden.Travelling to and from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions. **Rules and Exceptions: Travel is allowed without restrictions for “low-risk countries and territories” from the epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19. In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic [https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4144190/200619-opatrenie-doplnenie-statov-EN.docx/5d46bbca-c113-4b2d-8871-cf294568d7d5]. all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from 6 July 2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a “low-risk country” from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Paediatrician does not decide otherwise. In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in the form providing the contact information [https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#] (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.
    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.[https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 6/7/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of home isolation. During the period of home isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands, United Kingdom. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 informationMore info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU: Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 6/7/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, are ordered to remain in home isolation (self-isolation) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is acceptable. This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority and to undergo the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of home isolation. During the period of home isolation, this isolation is also ordered to persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner – Pediatrician does not decide otherwise. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands, United Kingdom. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Additional information may be found at [https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175].

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    **From EU:Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    **Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    Transit: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. More info can be found at: Covid-19 information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    Third Country Nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands, The Netherlands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Additional details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    Transit Travellers: Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours. [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19].
    For third country nationals: Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information. [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Spain, Swtzerland, Poland, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea. Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information [https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19]
    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****International Restrictons:
    Foreigners (including EU citizens) who have visited a country not listed as a “safe country” within the last 14 days, may enter the Slovak Republic through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic with the Czech Republic, Republic of Austria, Republic of Poland and Hungary, as well as air borders, provided that they comply with the quarantine measures of the Public Health Authority. In particular, people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic as of 10/6/2020 and who visited a country not considered to be a safe country from the epidemiological point of view during the previous 14 days, must provide a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours to the member of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic when crossing the border of the Slovak Republic. If crossing the border where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the competent Regional Public Health Authority. Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Norway, Austria, Slovenia, Swtzerland, Poland, Montenegro, Principality of Monaco, Faroe Islands. Arrival to the Slovak Republic through the external border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine is possible only for some exempted categories.
    Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

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    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

    *****

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

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

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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    07.06.2020
  • Slovakia

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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    02.06.2020
  • Slovakia

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

    International restrictions:

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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

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

    Internal restrictions:

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

    Relaxation of restrictions:

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

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