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    MEDIUM MEDICAL RISK for Slovakia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Slovakia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions

Entry to Slovakia is now based on a traffic-light system. People travelling from countries on the green list can enter for non-essential purposes. Please find the list here: https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

Those entering from red or black-list countries must do so for business reasons or:
- Relative of person with permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia or relatives of Slovak citizens
- Have valid residence in Slovakia
- Hold an exemption granted by the Public Health Authority
- Other exemptions: pilots, freight and bus crew members, diplomats, for a court decision, medical service drivers, employees of funeral services, for urgent health treatment (after Ministry approval https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk/), transit less than 12 hours, experts/specialists/technicians in the industry and energy, agriculture and forestry, etc. Full list of exemptions in Sections 4, 5, 6 par. 1 letters a) to c), and Section 7: https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4369283/vyhlaska_hranice_EN.pdf/1eea00e2-5239-4af9-8f72-7b41aa988580

Transit
Nationals of EU Member States and their families are allowed to transit through Slovakia to reach another EU Member State. The duration of transit in Slovakia cannot exceed eight hours.
(Until further notice)
Testing and quarantine requirements

Requirements will differ depending on which country the traveller comes from - the Slovakian government has implemented a traffic-light system. The details of this system and mapping can be found here:
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

Green-list countries - EU countries and non-EU countries with a high vaccination rate and a favourable epidemiological situation.
- There is no need to present a test prior to travel but must register online in advance at korona.gov.sk/ehranica and present the registration confirmation at the border. They then must self-isolate until they receive negative results of a PCR or antigen test taken in Slovakia at any time after entry.
- Exemptions: There is no need to take a test/quarantine upon entry if you are fully vaccinated, recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days, or are under 18 years old.

Red-list countries - Non-EU countries with an unfavourable epidemiological situation.
- There is no need to present a test prior to travel but must register online in advance at korona.gov.sk/ehranica and present the registration confirmation at the border. They then may take a PCR test on or after day eight. Self-quarantine ends upon receipt of negative test results, or after 14 days.
- Exemptions to quarantine: apply to vaccinated persons with a work contract proving they work in Slovakia and have permanent/temporary residence in the country they are coming from. Exemptions also apply to vaccinated persons with a work contract proving they work abroad and have permanent/temporary residence in Slovakia.

Black-list countries - EU countries or non-EU countries with unreliable data sources or with the spread of dangerous variants.
- There is no need to present a test prior to travel but must register online in advance at korona.gov.sk/ehranica and present the registration confirmation at the border. They must then self-quarantine and take a PCR test on or after day eight. However, they must continue to self-quarantine for the full 14 days, even if they receive negative test results earlier.
- Exemptions are the same as seen above for red-list countries.

For further information on which vaccines are accepted and relevant timeframes, please consult the following decree: https://www.mzv.sk/documents/10182/4369283/vyhlaska_hranice_EN.pdf/1eea00e2-5239-4af9-8f72-7b41aa988580
(Until further notice)
Declarations

Foreign nationals (including EU citizens) must register their presence in the country through the passenger locator form available at: https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/

If arriving by air, passengers must fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/forms/edit/7bf2f344184eaaa36365754d45eb9efc9468
(Until further notice)
OutboundBorder checks remain in place with Poland and Ukraine, and the following crossing points are operational:
From Poland: Vyšný Komárnik- Barwinek and Trstena-Chyzne
From Ukraine: Ubla- Maly Bereznyj, Vysne Nemecke-Uzhorod
All land border crossings between Slovakia and Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary reopened.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSlovakia is divided into different risk levels where different measure apply. The map presenting the different risk areas can be found at: https://korona.gov.sk/

Nationwide: FFP2 face masks are mandatory indoors as well as indoors when social distances cannot be respected (five metres).
Restaurants can open outdoors with strict sanitary measures in place. Hotels are open, clients will have to show a negative PCR for antigen test no older than 72 hours.
All businesses can operate with capacity restrictions.
More information can be found at: https://korona.gov.sk/
(Until further notice)
Stricter conditions are being implemented for hotels and ski centres. Every visitor older than ten years of age is required to show a negative rapid or PCR test result no older than 72 hours. In hotels, it will not be possible to eat or drink in the shared spaces.
(Until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Slovakia

COVID-19 information for Slovakia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Crime levels are relatively low, and the foremost security concern is the risk of petty and opportunistic crime, particularly in and around tourist destinations in Bratislava and on public transport, as well as in the lower-income central and eastern areas, where most of the country's considerable Roma minority resides. In these areas there is also a risk of sporadic ethnic tensions and low-scale violence between the Roma community and far-right activists.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Slovakia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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