Pursuant to the new public order of the Public Health Authority all persons traveling to Slovakia, i.e. both Slovak and foreign nationals are obliged to be isolated in state quarantine centers.

This measure is effective as of 21 May 2020, 7.00 a.m.

 
In order to plan free capacities in quarantine centers as close as possible to the place of residence of the respective person in Slovakia, it is necessary to register in advance, at least 72 hours before the planned arrival at the Slovak border, via the following registration form:

navraty.mzv.sk
 

Detailed information:

Isolation in a state quarantine center is mandatory for any form of travel, whether individual or organized. The isolation in the designated facility lasts for the time necessary to carry out the laboratory diagnosis of COVID-19 and, following the finding of a negative result, this person is ordered home isolation for a total cumulative period of 14 days. During the period of such home isolation, the home isolation is also ordered for persons living in the same household.
 
Isolation in state quarantine centers does not apply to the following persons:

  • persons with limited ability of orientation and mobility,
  • pregnant women,
  • persons with oncological disease, psychiatric illness, severe immune disorders, special nutritional needs, persons with chronic respiratory, heart and vascular diseases, persons with metabolic disorders, persons with epilepsy, persons with mental disorders, persons with serious illnesses requiring continued injection treatment at regular intervals, persons with disabilities. Upon entering the Slovak Republic, these persons are obliged to submit in two copies (original and copy) a medical certificate bearing relevant signature and stamp stating that their medical condition falls under the aforementioned medical restrictions,
  • over 75 years old,

 

and to persons close to them and accompanying them at the time of crossing the borders of the Slovak Republic. The above mentioned persons and close and accompanying persons shall not be subjects to the isolation regulation in state quarantine centers, provided that they submit in the result of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID- 19 not older than 96 hours, however, home isolation for 14 days is compulsory. Obligation to submit the result of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19 does not apply to children younger than 3 years.
 

Minors under 18 who unaccompanied enter the territory of the Slovak Republic are ordered to be isolated in their home environment for a period of 14 days. During the period of domestic isolation, it is also ordered for people living with them in the same household.
All persons who are subject to home isolation are required to report, without delay, to the local regional public health office by telephone.
Persons enjoying diplomatic privileges and immunities are exempt from the quarantine, as well as from submitting the result of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID- 19.

 

Detailed information regarding other than the above mentioned categories of persons, e.g. commuters, nurses, home nursing persons, pupils, students and accompanying persons is published in the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in the endangerment to the public health.

 

From  21 May 2020 all persons with permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic, who will travel to Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia and Switzerland will be exempt from the obligation of quarantine (in state quarantine centres or domestic isolation) and the obligation to submit a negative RT-PCR test for COVID- 19 on condition that they will return to the territory of the Slovak Republic within 24 hours. Before leaving the territory of the Slovak Republic each person shall fill in the docx form  (docx; 11.95 KB) on the time of leaving the territory of the Slovak Republic, which shall be confirmed at the border by the member of the police force.

The above mentioned exemption from quarantine applies to citizens of the Slovak Republic and foreigners residing in the Slovak Republic upon entry into the Slovak Republic. Before travelling abroad conditions of entry into the country of destination or transit should be verified.

 

Entry of Foreigners During the State of Emergency

Due to the threat to public health and the necessity to adopt measures according to the Act on Civil Protection of the Population, the Government of the Slovak Republic declared, on March 11, 2020, an extraordinary situation in the territory of the Slovak Republic. On March 12, 2020, the Central Crisis Staff of the Slovak Republic adopted, inter alia, travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 disease.
 
As of 21 May 2020,, the entry of foreign nationals to the territory of the Slovak Republic is not allowed, with the exception of the situations listed below, without prejudice to the obligation to comply with the quarantine and other measures of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic.

 

 
1. Foreign nationals who are relatives of Slovak citizens, i.e. husbands/wives, minor children, parents of a minor child entering the Slovak Republic Minor children, husbands/wives do not have to travel together with the foreign national; their family relationship shall be demonstrated by presenting, for example, a birth certificate or marriage certificate (Should a foreign national not carry the original, a standard copy of the document shall suffice.). If the document exists only in a foreign language, the foreign national shall provide for its translation (a non-official translation is enough). When undergoing the check, the foreign national should present the original in the foreign language and its translation.
 
2. Foreign nationals who have a valid residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic, pursuant to Act No. 404/2011 on the Residence of Foreign Nationals, as amended, and who present themselves with a valid residency permit, a residence ID and a statement confirming that their residency has been registered.
 
3.  Foreign nationals temporarily or permanently residing in the border areas in the territory of a neighbouring country within 30 km from an open border crossing of the Slovak Republic who have an employment relationship, a similar employment relationship or a place of work (e.g. for self-employed persons) within the 30 km by the road from the open border crossing of the Slovak Republic and hold a certificate of the employer of such performance  of work or a certificate of such performance of work;

 

4. Persons enjoying diplomatic privileges and immunities in the territory of the Slovak Republic;

 

5. Persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic for the purpose of performing admission examinations, final examinations, other examinations or enrollment in schools in the territory of the Slovak Republic or clearing personal belongings from dormitories or other accommodation facilities, including one accompanying person, and possess the relevant confirmation (e.g. invitation to admission exams, enrollment in school) are obliged to submit the result of a negative test (confirmation of the negative test) of RT-PCR for COVID-19 disease not older than 96 hours upon entering the territory of the Slovak Republic;
 
6. Foreign nationals who are granted exemption by the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic according to the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in the endangerment to the public health

 

7. foreigners - members of police forces passing through the territory of the Slovak Republic (transit) to perform tasks arising from EU membership and members of the armed forces and NATO. The consent granted by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic or the Ministry of Defense of the Slovak Republic has to be presented at the border crossing.

 

8. foreigners - nationals of  the EU Member States returning to their home country and passing through the territory of the Slovak Republic without stopping. The consent granted by the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic must be presented at the border crossing (consent must be requested in advance, via e-mail address: corona.transit@minv.sk).

 

Entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic shall also be made possible for all foreign nationals as follows:

 

  • Freight drivers, pilots, flight crew members or other members of the air crew, ship freight crews, train drivers, wagon engineers, train crews and railway freight operators when transporting, loading and unloading the goods; these persons crossing the territory of the Slovak Republic also by other means of transport in order to travel to the place where they will carry out their activity or when returning home, if they present a confirmation of the employer in the state language of the Slovak Republic or confirmation for workers in international transport, the sample of which is included in the Annex 3 of the European Commission Communication on the implementation of the Green Lines;
  • Drivers and crew of passenger, air or bus transport, who are engaged in transportation of persons being repatriated to the Slovak Republic;
  • Drivers and crew of medical service, who are engaged in transportation of patients or transportation of body organs for transplantations, blood and blood substitutes;
  • Employees of funeral services, who are engaged in the international transportation of human remains for the purpose of burial or cremation;
  • Persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic due to the implementation of a valid court decision in the matter of performing joint custody of a minor child, or the right of contact with the minor child. A person entering the territory of the Slovak Republic for this reason is obliged to present a valid court decision or parental agreement.
  • After approval by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, employees of international organizations, international financial institutions and EU institutions with a place of work in the territory of the Slovak Republic, and their family members,

  • Persons under the age of 26 with the status of a primary or secondary school student or the status of a full-time university student, who have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and participate in the training process as regular members of a sports club in the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary or the Republic of Austria, including one accompanying person, and hold a certificate of such fact (e.g. confirmation of membership in a sports club, and for the accompanying person also a solemn declaration of the accompanied person);

  • Persons permanently or temporarily residing in the Slovak Republic and providing urgent care for their close relatives, who are unable to take care of themselves, in the territory of a neighbouring state. A person crossing the border of the Slovak Republic for this reason is obliged to present a certificate of urgent care issued by a doctor of the given close relative and a solemn declaration of family relationship. These documents must be translated into Slovak, except for documents presented in Czech. If the stay of these persons in these countries exceeds 24 hours, they are obliged to submit a negative RT-PCR test (confirmation of test negativity) for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours when entering the territory of the Slovak Republic.

  • Persons permanently or temporarily residing in one of the neighbouring states of the Slovak Republic and crossing the border of the Slovak Republic in order to provide urgent care for their close relatives, who are unable to take care of themselves, in the territory of the Slovak Republic. A person crossing the border of the Slovak Republic for this reason is obliged to present a certificate of urgent care issued by a doctor of the given close relative and a solemn declaration of family relationship. These documents must be translated into Slovak, except for documents presented in Czech. This person is obliged to present a negative RT-PCR test (confirmation of test negativity) for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours when entering the territory of the Slovak Republic. If the stay of these persons in these countries exceeds 24 hours, they are obliged to submit a negative RT-PCR test (confirmation of test negativity) for COVID-19 not older than 96 hours when entering the territory of the Slovak Republic.

  • Persons permanently or temporarily residing in the Slovak Republic and farming lands located in the territory of the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Austria or the Republic of Poland within 10 km from the state border of the Slovak Republic. These persons are obliged to present a credible document in the Slovak language proving the stated fact (e.g. a title deed, a contract on the lease of agricultural land).

  • Persons permanently or temporarily residing in the Czech Republic, Hungary, the Republic of Austria or the Republic of Poland and farming lands located in the territory of the Slovak Republic within 10 km from the state border. These persons are obliged to present a credible document in the Slovak language proving the stated fact (e.g. a title deed, a contract on the lease of agricultural land).

  • After approval by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic, persons providing service and maintenance of agricultural machinery, crews of agricultural machinery and persons accompanying them in the period from 01.06.2020 to 30.10.2020.

     

 
 
Inquiries for additional information in addition to the above stated must be addressed directly to the Border and Foreign Police Bureau of the Presidium of the Police Force of the Slovak Republicsuhcp@minv.sk.

 

 

Contacts:

Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic - 0917 222 682, novykoronavirus@uvzsr.sk  

 

Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Banská Bystrica 0918 659 580
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava 0917 426 075
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Nitra 0948 495 915
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Trnava 0905 903 053 
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Trenčín 0911 763 203 
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Košice 0918 389 841
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Prešov 0911 908 823
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Žilina 0905 342 812

 

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Additional measures adopted to contain spreading of the COVID-19 disease 23/03/2020

Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic based on conclusions of the session of the Central Emergency Committee of the Slovak Republic on March 23, 2020 adopted additional measures to contain spreading of the COVID-19 disease. The following measures come into force as of March 25, 2020 until further notice:
 

  • Free movement of persons in public is prohibited without face protective equipment (face protective mask, respirator, scarf etc.);
  • Groceries, pharmacies, drugstores, newspaper and print kiosks, and shops with foodstuff for animals are to be closed every Sunday.

 

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