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Europe > Slovak Republic: Covid-19 and Travel

Slovak Republic

Present Situation

Total cases: 853 416

Active cases: 37 278

Recovered: 799 314

Deaths: 16 824

Vaccination count: 2.7 millions

Current trend: Declining

Data updated on 2022-01-06

Cumulative coronavirus cases

Summary of the situation

Are the borders open to travellers? Partially 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: Partially Allowed
Entry is now permitted for fully vaccinated travellers regardless of any close connection to Slovakia.

If you are travelling directly from any non-Schengen country to Slovakia, travellers may enter if fully vaccinated with an EU-approved vaccine. Travellers who are not fully vaccinated may only enter if you are one of the following:

-a resident in Slovakia
-a close relative of a resident or of a Slovak citizen (i.e. spouse, minor child or parent of a minor child)
-commercial transport personnel
-a student studying in Slovakia
-you fall under certain limited exemptions (https://bit.ly/3pOkHSO)

The above restriction does not apply to travellers who enter Slovakia via the internal Schengen borders with neighbouring Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria or Poland, or by air from any country in the Schengen areas.

For full details of the criteria to enter Slovakia and the definition of a close relative, see the Slovak Ministry of Interior website (https://bit.ly/3zodXhB) or the International Organisation (https://bit.ly/3mVnGH3) for Migration information pages.

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

-Fully vaccinated people are required to show proof of vaccination completed 14 days after receiving the full vaccination (2-dose) and 21 days (1-dose). Double dose and single-dose vaccines are valid for 365 days. All types of vaccines are valid.

-Negative result to a PCR test not older than 72 hours.

-Certificate of recovery valid for 180 days.

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

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

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

All travellers must complete a Registration Form (https://covidforms.nczisk.sk/eborder.php?eng) and, if arriving by air, a Passenger Locator Form (https://www.mindop.sk/covid/forms/edit/ffb4c846ef9694742daf92c96e341a21aacf).

Tests: PCR test required for some countries.

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

Information updated on 2022-01-04.

Action taken in the country

Lockdown: Partial
Starting 25 November 2021, the state of emergency and curfew apply in Slovakia.


-a curfew applies throughout the Slovak Republic,
-a night curfew with a stricter regime is aplicable from 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM
-if it is necessary to travel to work, you are obligated to prove yourself with a certificate from the employer specifying the working hours and place of work,
-the obligation to wear the FFP2 respirator is in all facilities and public transport, also in all interiors (except households),
-police control over compliance as well as border control will increase significantly,
-all facilities are closed, except those that provide basic needs (food, drugstores, etc.).
-public catering facilities (restaurants, pubs, cafés, etc.) may operate window sales or to pack food for a take-away only.
-all ski resorts are closed.
-the number of customers in facilities is limited to one person per 15 square meters.
-churches, places for theatrical, musical, movie and other art performances are not allowed to provide their services.
-outdoor and indoor swimming pools, saunas, water parks, gyms and wellness centres are closed.

Tourist Information Centre is currently closed until futher notice. In urgent cases, please contact us on workdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at [email protected] We are happy to answer your queries within 24 hours.

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

Gatherings: Partially Allowed
Events for more than six people are not permitted unless every participant provides a negative PCR test result no older than 12 hours.

Weddings, christenings and funerals are exempt, but participants must follow social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Some professional sporting competitions may continue but without spectators.

Restaurants and bars: Delivery/Takeout only

Shops: Essential only

Tourist attractions: Closed


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