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titleRESOURCE: WCO/Financial Directorate

25.03.2020

Financial Administration of the Slovak republic adopted on 16th of March 2020 the following
measures:

 obligation for all employees to wear a mask or other protective equipment (shawl, scarf,
etc.);
 prohibition of clients entering offices without a mask or other means of protection;
 introduction of temporary regime of service, enabling home office when its applicable;
 compulsory quarantine for all employees and persons living in the same household for
14 days after returning from abroad, in this case, the obligation to contact the doctor by
telephone and then to notify the employer;
 obligation to wash hands or use an alcohol-based hand disinfectant especially after
handling client documents;
 prohibition of clients entering the office premises outside of the premises reserved for
the public (mail room, client center);
 recommendation to use telephone, electronic and written communications preferably,
except in justified cases;
 to conduct personal meetings at the offices only in exceptional cases, in agreement with
the client, in the designated areas;
 consider the use of disposable gloves when handling documents and documents from
citizens and, after work, re-wash hands in the prescribed manner;
 to regulate the number of clients in client centers;
 to prohibit the entry of clients with symptoms of respiratory diseases to the workplaces;
 restrict the entry of clients with children to financial administration workplaces;
 keep a minimum distance of two meters between the negotiators during personal
meetings if the workplace does not have a protective compartment;
 to shorten client handling in personal contact to a maximum of 15 minutes;
 recommendation to all employees to restrict private journeys to coronavirus-confirmed
countries;
 ordering that the place of stay of employees must be known when applying for a leave
from work;
 calls for frequent ventilation of the offices and other premises;
 cancelling all educational activities;
 cancelling the participation on foreign business trips with immediate effect and prohibits
the reception of foreign delegations;
 in the case of care for a child under the age of 10, because the childcare institution or
school has been closed pursuant to the regulations of the competent authorities,
absence of employees will be justified.

Please find attached bellow useful links to our national Authorities concerning the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak:

Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic
http://www.uvzsr.sk/en/

Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

IOM Migration Information Centre, Slovak Republic
https://www.mic.iom.sk/en/news/637-covid-19-measures.html

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Suspension of international rail transport and reduced domestic rail transport (12.03.2020)

From 7:00 am on Friday, 13 March 2020, all passenger trains were canceled at all cross-border railway sections. If these trains also provided carrier national transport, the trains remained functional in the territory of the Slovak Republic. From 14 March 2020 all domestic trains are operated according to the regular schedule for a Saturday.

Start date: 13.03.2020

End date: not available

Further information: https://korona.gov.sk/obmedzenia-v-doprave/

Suspension of all international bus lines and international bus transport through Slovakia (12.03.2020)

Following a decision of the Slovak Republic dated 12 March 2020, a ban was introduced on the operation of all international bus lines and the ban on international bus transport through the territory of the Slovak Republic from 07.00 hrs. on March 13, 2020 pending appeal. During this period no international bus transport through the territory of the Slovak Republic shall be operated.

Start date: 13.03.2020

End date: not available

Further information: https://korona.gov.sk/obmedzenia-v-doprave/

Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers involved in domestic and international delivery of goods.

Slovakia notifed a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers involved in domestic and international delivery of goods. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006

Start date: 19.03.2020

End date: 17.04.2020

Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxatio...





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titleRemarks from the International Road Transport Union

21.05.2020

On 21 May, the Slovak government extended border controls until 26 June. It will only be possible to enter and exit the country through the following border crossing points:

On the border with Austria

  • Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (motorway)
  • Bratislava – Jarovce - Kittsee (old road)
  • Bratislava – Petržalka – Berg
  • Moravský Svätý Ján - Hohenau
  • Záhorská Ves – Angern an der March

On the border with Hungary

  • Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (motorway)
  • Medveďov – Vámosszabadi
  • Komárno – Komárom
  • Štúrovo – Esztergom
  • Šahy – Parassapuszta
  • Slovenské Ďarmoty – Balassagyarmat
  • Šiatorská Bukovinka – Salgótarján
  • Kráľ – Bánréve
  • Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti (road no. I/17)
  • Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti cesta (road no. R4)
  • Slovenské Nové Mesto – Sátoraljaújhely 
  • Hosťovce –Tornanádaska

On the border with the Czech Republic

  • Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkova
  • Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka
  • Horné Srnie – Brumov-Bylnice
  •  Drietoma – Starý Hrozenkov
  • Moravské Lieskové – Strání
  • Lysá pod Makytou – Střelná
  • Vrbovce – Velká nad Veličkou
  • Brodské – Břeclav (highway)
  • Holíč – Hodonín
  • Skalica – Sudoměřice (new road)

On the border with Poland

  • Trstená – Chyžné
  • Vyšný Komárnik - Barwinek

Source: CESMAD

                                                                                                            

08.05.2020

On 7 May, the Slovakian Government extended their border control measures until 27 May 2020. During this period it will only be possible to enter and exit Slovakia through designated land border crossings (the list remains the same as in the original decision):

Slovakia – Austria

- Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (motorway)

- Bratislava – Jarovce - Kittsee (old road)

- Bratislava – Petržalka – Berg

- Moravský Svätý Ján - Hohenau

Slovakia – Hungary

Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (motorway)

- Medveďov – Vámosszabadi

- Komárno – Komárom

- Štúrovo – Esztergom

- Šahy – Parassapuszta

- Slovenské Ďarmoty – Balassagyarmat

- Šiatorská Bukovinka – Salgótarján

- Kráľ – Bánréve

- Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti (road no. I/17)

- Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti cesta (road no. R4)

- Slovenské Nové Mesto – Sátoraljaújhely 

Slovakia – Czech Republic

Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkova

- Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka

- Horné Srnie – Brumov-Bylnice

- Drietoma – Starý Hrozenkov

- Moravské Lieskové – Strání

- Lysá pod Makytou – Střelná

- Vrbovce – Velká nad Veličkou

- Brodské – Břeclav (highway)

- Holíč – Hodonín

- Skalica – Sudoměřice (new road)

Slovakia - Poland

Trstená – Chyžné

-  Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek

Source: CESMAD

                                                                                                  

29.04.2020

On 28 April, Slovak Authorities decided to lift driving bans that were originally planned for 1, 3, 8 and 10 May.

Source: CESMAD

                                                                                                     

18.04.2020

·       Restrictions at borders

 On 17 April, the Slovak government has decided to extend controls at the borders until 7 May.

The open border crossing points list is unchanged.

·       Facilitation measures

On 17 April, the Slovakian government has notified the extension of driving and rest times rules relaxations. Relaxations apply from 00:00 of 18 April until 24:00 of 31 May and are the following:

-       Art. 6.1: increase of the maximum daily driving time from 9 hours to 11 hours

-       Art. 6.2: increase of the maximum weekly driving time from 56 hours to 60 hours

-       Art. 6.3: increase of the fortnightly driving time from 90 hours to 96 hours

-       Art. 7: the driver shall have an uninterrupted break of at least 45 minutes if he does not take a rest period after five and a half hours of driving 

-       Art. 8.1: reduction of the minimum daily rest period from 11 hours to 9 hours

Source: CESMAD

                                                                                                

09.04.2020

the Slovak police have lifted driving restrictions for goods vehicles heavier than 3.5 tonnes on 10, 12 and 13 April (please note there are no driving restrictions in place on Saturday).

                                                                                                  

07.04.2020

On 7 April, the Slovak Government decided to temporarily reintroduce border controls from 8 April until 17 April 2020. During this period it will only be possible to enter and exit Slovakia through the following border crossings:

Slovakia - Austria

  • Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee (motorway)
  • Bratislava – Jarovce - Kittsee (old road)
  • Bratislava – Petržalka – Berg
  • Moravský Svätý Ján - Hohenau

Slovakia - Hungary

  • Bratislava Čunovo – Rajka (motorway)
  • Medveďov – Vámosszabadi
  • Komárno – Komárom
  • Štúrovo – Esztergom
  • Šahy – Parassapuszta
  • Slovenské Ďarmoty – Balassagyarmat
  • Šiatorská Bukovinka – Salgótarján
  • Kráľ – Bánréve
  • Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti (road no. I/17)
  • Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti cesta (road no. R4)
  • Slovenské Nové Mesto – Sátoraljaújhely 

Slovakia – Czech Republic

  • Svrčinovec – Mosty u Jablunkova
  • Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka
  • Horné Srnie – Brumov-Bylnice
  •  Drietoma – Starý Hrozenkov
  • Moravské Lieskové – Strání
  • Lysá pod Makytou – Střelná
  • Vrbovce – Velká nad Veličkou
  • Brodské – Břeclav (highway)
  • Holíč – Hodonín
  • Skalica – Sudoměřice (new road)

Slovakia - Poland

  • Trstená – Chyžné
  • Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek

Procedures at green lane border crossings remain unchanged.

In addition, the Slovak police have lifted driving restrictions for goods vehicles heavier than 3.5 tonnes on 10, 12 and 13 April.

Source: CESMAD Slovakia

                                                                                                    

27.03.2020

According to information from the Slovak Government Authorities, Slovakia is currently closing its borders with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria, to freight vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, due to bottlenecks and resulting traffic jams which have accumulated since this morning at the Hungarian borders.

The only exempted transports are those unloading in Slovakia and those allowed on the dedicated green lanes https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/green-lanes.pdf. The list of goods allowed to use the green lanes are  post, perishable goods, fuel supply for gas stations, foodstuff, transport of live animals, and medical and biological products.

Exiting Slovakia is possible.

The duration is not specified.

Sources: CESMAD Slovakia and CESMAD Bohemia

                                                                                                          

Slovakia has agreed on a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for drivers involved in domestic and international delivery of goods. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. This temporary relaxation applies from 19 March 2020 and will run until 17 April 2020, included.

Slovakia has made it clear that driver and road safety must not be compromised. Drivers should not be expected to drive whilst tired - employers remain responsible for the health and safety of their employees and other road users.

For the above mentioned category of drivers, the following provisions will be temporarily relaxed as follows: 

- Derogation to Article 6(1): replacement of the maximum daily driving limit of 9 hours with one of 11 hours.

- Derogation to Article 6(2): replacement of the maximum weekly driving limit of 56 hours with one of 60 hours.

- Derogation to Article 6(3): replacement of the maximum fortnightly driving limit of 90 hours with one of 96 hours.

- Derogation to Article 7: replacement of the minimum daily breaks requirements by imposing a break of 45 minutes after 5 and a half hours.

- Derogation to Article 8(1): Reduction of the daily rest requirements from 11 to 9 hours.

Source: CESMAD Slovakia