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Slovakia coronavirus travel restrictions

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The travel advice is Do not travel to Slovakia. Slovakia is Closed for travel. Get travel ban, restrictions alerts and advice before travelling to Slovakia. Slovakia is part of Europe with main city at Bratislava. Its Developed country with a population of 5M people. The main currency is Euro. The languages spoken are Slovak.
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🚨 Travel Advice for Slovakia

Closed

for travel
International travel to Slovakia is permitted for vaccinated travelers. There are exceptions for non-vaccinated citizens and those traveling for 'essential reasons'.
It is necessary to comply with requirements to ensure entry is allowed.

Exceptional travel

Exemptions to the border closure are in place for essential reasons, including travel for work or studies. Travel for tourism is not permitted unless fully vaccinated.
Further information on exemptions can be found at https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovak-republic/

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid international certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19, with the use of an approved vaccine, can enter without an essential reason and are exempt from quarantine requirements.
The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before and not more than 6 months before departure. Those who have been administered a vaccine with a single-dose schedule will be considered fully vaccinated after 21 days.
This document must be in Slovak, Czech, or English.

EU Digital COVID Certificate

Travelers may provide their EU Digital Certificate in paper or digital format as proof of vaccination. Health documents provided this way will not require further verification on arrival.
Full details on the EU Digital Certificate, including how EU residents can access their certificate, can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificateen

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival. This period can be shortened if an RT-PCR test is taken on day 5 and a negative result is confirmed. All members of the household must remain in quarantine until the traveler's quarantine ends.
Limited exemptions are in place, such as for EU citizens who work in Slovakia or residents of Slovakia who work in an EU country. Full exemptions can be found at https://korona.gov.sk/cestovanie-do-sr/

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative PCR test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure.

Additional documents required

Travelers are required to register their arrival online via the 'eHranica form' before arrival. Additionally, a completed 'public health passenger locator form' must be presented on arrival. - eHranica form - Public health passenger locator form
For more details Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic

Government measures

A state of emergency has been declared and a curfew is in effect between the hours of 5 am and 1 am. During curfew hours, movement is only permitted for essential reasons. The full list of valid reasons for movements outside the home can be found, in English, at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/slovakia/coronavirus
Proof of vaccination or previous recovery is required to access most establishments and facilities or to attend events. Information relating to the COVID-19 response in Slovakia can be found, in Slovak, at https://korona.gov.sk/

Use of masks

FFP2-standard face masks are required in enclosed environments and on public transportation. Standard face masks, scarves, or FFP2-standard masks are required outdoors when attending events, gathering with people outside the household, and when the 2-meter social distancing cannot be maintained.

Public transport

Public transportation is operating as usual. In high-risk districts, public transport is operating at a limited capacity to allow for social distancing.

Restaurants

Restaurants must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Bars

Bars must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Nightclubs

Nightclubs must remain closed to limit the rate of transmission.

Shops

Essential shops and services are open with adapted safety measures in place, such as the use of hand sanitizer and social distancing. Non-essential shops are closed.

On return

Vaccinations and vaccinated travel

Travelers who present a valid certificate for full vaccination against COVID-19 issued in the departure country, or other selected countries, are exempt from pre-departure testing, post-arrival testing on day 8, and quarantine requirements. The final dose must have been administered at least 14 days before departure.
Vaccinated travelers are still required to book a rapid lateral flow test or PCR test for day 2 after arrival and complete a passenger locator form. Travelers testing positive on the rapid lateral flow test will undergo PCR testing. Those who test positive on the PCR test will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.
Vaccination exemptions will only apply if the full dose and certificate were issued in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, and other specific countries. A full list of authorized vaccines and issuing countries can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england

Quarantine required

Travelers are required to self-quarantine for 10 days on arrival at their own residence or accommodation, or the full duration of the trip if staying less than 10 days.
If traveling to England, travelers may apply for the 'Test to Release' scheme to be tested on the fifth day after arrival and be relieved from self-isolation early, if the result is negative. Those with a positive result will be required to self-isolate for another 10 days.
Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-test-to-release-for-international-travel

Test/medical certificate required

Proof of a negative nucleic acid test, such as a PCR, LAMP, or antigen test, taken within the previous 72 hours, must be provided on departure. This certificate must be in English, French, or Spanish.
Further information on tests such as the minimum standards accepted can be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-for-people-travelling-to-england#test-providers-and-type-of-test

Testing on arrival

Those traveling to England are required to purchase a 'COVID Testing Package' before departure, for 'Day 2 and day 8 tests'. These tests must be administered twice during isolation, on or before day 2 and on day 8.
Vaccinated travelers who meet the exemption criteria are only required to book a 'Day 2 test'.
Unvaccinated travelers staying for less than 10 days, and vaccinated travelers staying for less than 2 days, are still required to book the relevant testing package regardless of the duration of their stay. The tests only have to be taken if the travelers are still in England on the test dates.
Proof of purchase for this testing package must be provided on departure. This can be booked directly at https://quarantinehotelbookings.ctmportal.co.uk/ or a list of approved third-party test providers can be found at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider

Travel restriction details for Slovakia

🚫 Destination Quarantine required
πŸ›¬ Return Quarantine required
πŸ–οΈ Some Visitors
🍽️ Restaurants & bars Open with restrictions
πŸ›οΈ Open shopping
🚌 Operational transport
πŸ“… events Partially Allowed

πŸ”’ Lockdown Details for Slovakia

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.
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πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety for Slovakia

Do not travel

Slovakia has entry restrictions in place. If you're an Australian citizen or resident already overseas and have been in a country with a higher COVID-19 risk in the last 14 days, you may be denied entry to Slovakia. You can enter without quarantine or testing if you're coming from a country Slovakia deems 'low risk'. See Travel for details. Bratislava airport is open but with limited flights. There are accessible options to return to Australia from neighbouring countries. Public health measures are in place due to COVID-19. Follow the advice of the local authorities. We advise: Do not travel to the Slovak Republic.
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