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Slovak Republic

Present Situation


Total cases: 392 537

Active cases: 535

Recovered: 379 466

Deaths: 12 536

Vaccination count: 2.2 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2021-07-30

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Allowed
Is a test required to enter the country?
PCR test required for some countries.
Are quarantine measures imposed? Oui
Is the country in lockdown? Partiellement
Is wearing a mask mandatory?
 • Masks are required in enclosed public places
 • Masks are required in public transport

Provisions for travellers


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

Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

-Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;

-Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;

-People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

-Vaccines with a single dose or two-dose schedule: immediately after the administration of the first dose of vaccine – temporarily till 9 August 2021

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

Definition of unvaccinated persons:

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

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

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

Registration in e-border

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

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

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

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

One registration is sufficient till 1 September:

-for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;

-for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.

Arrival by air

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tests: PCR test required for some countries.

Quarantine: Yes
Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.

Information updated on 2021-07-30.

Action taken in the country


Lockdown: Partial
The measures and restrictions in a given district may change according to the local epidemiological situation, as set out in a framework known as the "Covid Automat".

Each district of Slovakia is evaluated every week according to its epidemiologic situation, and it is colour-classified according to the conditions set out in the Covid Automat (https://korona.gov.sk/covid-automat-na-slovensku/)

Face masks in outdoor and indoor public spaces are mandatory unless a safety distance of 5 metres from each other can be kept. Some exceptions may apply.

Physical distancing is required as follows: 2 metres of distance in queues and 2 metres between tables in restaurants.

Mass gatherings are allowed in all districts with different capacity restrictions indoors and outdoors.

Maximum 1 customer per 15 m2 is allowed. Customers must show a negative Covid test result no older than 7 days.

Outdoor areas of bars and restaurants are open.

Mask use
Masks are required in enclosed public places
Masks are required in public transport

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Mass gatherings are allowed in all districts with different capacity restrictions indoors and outdoors.

Restaurants and bars: Open with restrictions

Shops: Open

Tourist attractions: Open









     

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