Traveling During the State of Emergency 26/03/2020

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 March 13, 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. 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. 4040/2011 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 with temporary or permanent residence in the border region of a neighbouring state who regularly commute for employment reasons to the territory of the Slovak Republic and can present their employer’s certificate of employment.
 
4. The staff of diplomatic missions, their relatives (husbands/wives, minor children), the staff of EU authorities and organisations and other international organisations whose travel to the Slovak Republic is necessary. At the entry, they must present a diplomatic passport, service passport, or official passport.
      
5.  Persons to whom a permit for small border traffic had been issued and who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic via the external (Slovak-Ukrainian) border.
 
6. Entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic shall also be made possible for all foreign nationals – drivers of freight transport by road and of goods vehicles who have a CMR loading certificate and also of unloaded vehicles for the purpose of loading goods and transit through the territory of the Slovak Republic to another state without a CMR certificate (the driver of an unloaded vehicle must be able to demonstrate, in a trustworthy manner, the purpose of their travel to a loading place and/or of their transit). Foreign nationals who are drivers of freight transport will also be allowed to entry, who use other ways of transport, under the condition that they are traveling to a place where they are going to be engaged in freight transportation, and are able to demonstrate it.
 
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 Republic – suhcp@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

 

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs cautions all citizens of the Slovak Republic that when returning to Slovakia they take into account possible delays at border crossing points due to preventative measures adopted due to the spread of the coronavirus in Europe.

 

 

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.

 

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) situation reports

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention