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titleSource: European Union/Re-open EU

16.07.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

  • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
  • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
  • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republicare deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.


Transitional period

All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.


Definition of unvaccinated persons:

  • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.


Registration in e-border

All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register here and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

  • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
  • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
  • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
  • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

  • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
  • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.


Arrival by air

People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People’s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine


Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

  • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
    • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
    • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
  • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
  • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).


Find out more:
Registration at arrival from abroad
Travel to the Slovak Republic
COVID-19 in Slovakia


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from National Authorities

The Slovak Republic has been issuing and accepting the EU Digital COVID Certificate (EUDCC).

Border crossing procedure: vaccinated persons must prove their vaccination by providing a vaccination certificate (EUDCC or a national vaccination certificate either in Slovak, Czech or English with a QR code).

Besides EU COVID certificate or vaccination certificate from Slovakia, certificates from other countries are also accepted, on the condition that the certificate is in Slovak, Czech or English.

Fully vaccinated persons are exempted from the conditions of isolation, quarantine or testing after their arrival to the Slovak Republic (note: regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days).


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


All unvaccinated entering Slovakia are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.

Border crossing procedure:

  • mandatory registration in the eHranica system;
  • mandatory 14-day quarantine;
  • the passenger has the opportunity to take the RT-PCR test at the earliest on the 5th day of quarantine. In case of a negative result, the person can leave the quarantine as soon as he/she receives the report on the negative RT-PCR result.


For more info:
COVID-19 in Slovakia

Documents you need to travel in Europe
Health cover for temporary stays

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



The Decree concerning border regime of Slovakia with the effect from 19 July 19 2021 (from 6:00) can be found here: Gazette of the Government of the Slovak Republic, Decree No. 231, 16 July 2021.

From now onwards, only and exclusively fully vaccinated people who have received both doses of a two-series vaccine (or a single dose of a one-series vaccine) are considered as low risk. Such persons do not require to enter quarantine or self-isolation measures when entering Slovakia. They are now free from any obligations of RT-PCR or antigen testing.

Definition of fully vaccinated persons:

  • Vaccines with a two-dose schedule: 14 days after the administration (day 15) of the second dose, valid for 1 year;
  • Vaccines with a single dose schedule: 21 days after the administration (day 22) of the vaccine, valid for 1 year;
  • People who have had COVID-19: 14 days after receiving the first dose of the vaccine if it was given within 180 days after having COVID-19, valid for 1 year.

All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic are deemed as extremely high risk in a Delta variant environment. When entering Slovakia, they are required to enter a mandatory self-isolation and undertake an RT-PCR test (earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation) regardless of the country in which they have stayed for the last 14 days.


Transitional period

All persons vaccinated before 9 July 2021 and who do not fall under the definition of fully vaccinated persons above, have to enter self-isolation after entering the territory of Slovakia. The quarantine can be terminated by obtaining a negative RT-PCR test result. The test can be taken right after arrival in Slovakia. This transitional period is valid from 19 July till 2 August 2021 6:00.


Definition of unvaccinated persons:

  • All persons not eligible for fulfilling the conditions of being fully vaccinated.

Children aged 12-18 will have a transitional period between 9 July and 9 August, during which they will follow the same quarantine rules applied to their parents (if their parents are vaccinated, they can avoid self-isolation).

If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.


Registration in e-border

All travellers entering the Slovak Republic must register hereand must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register. Registration does not apply to freight crews, bus transport, aircrew members, ship crews, drivers, drivers, train crews and railway service staff. Registration does not apply also to drivers and crews of medical services who transport a patient or transport organs intended for transplantation, blood and blood substitutes. Registration does not apply to funeral workers who carry out the international transport of human remains or human remains for burial or cremation.

Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

  • fully vaccinated – their first registration is valid for the next 6 months;
  • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August;
  • persons from 12 to 18 years – in this case, the first registration is valid till 9 August;
  • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week.

One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

  • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neighbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work;
  • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work.


Arrival by air

People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/. Passengers arriving by air from a country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.

List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People´s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine


Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September 2021:

Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfil all these conditions:

  • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
    • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
    • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic; 
  • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work;
  • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days. 

Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more than 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test results not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply to one accompanying person. Except of demonstrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (the full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).


Find out more:
Registration at arrival from abroad
Travel to the Slovak Republic
COVID-19 in Slovakia

May I transit this country?


Partially


TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to the transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have an official residence or of which they are citizens.

  • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling.
  • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours.
  • It is not obligatory to register before the transit

There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

Ukraine - Czechia

  • Route Ukraine - Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké - Užhorod or a border crossing Ubľa - Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina through the road crossing Makov - Bíla-Bumbálka or Starý Hrozenkov - Drietom

Czechia - Ukraine

  • Route Czechia - Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov - Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov - Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké - Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj

Ukraine - Austria

  • Route Ukraine - Austria has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké - Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa - Maly Bereznyj, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through the road crossing Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee

Austria - Ukraine

  • Route Austria - Ukraine has been designated in the direction: road crossing Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee, Bratislava, Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov and through the border crossing Vyšné Nemecké - Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa - Maly Bereznyj

Poland - Austria / Hungary

  • Route Poland - Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená - Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee/ Čunovo - Rajka).
  • Route Poland - Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená - Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy - Parassapuszta.
  • Route Poland - Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité - Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee/ Čunovo - Rajka).
  • Route Poland - Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik - Barwinek - Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť - Tornyosnémeti.

Austria / Hungary - Poland

  • Route Austria / Hungary - Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee/ Čunovo - Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená - Chyžné.
  • Route Hungary - Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy - Parassapuszta, Zvolen, Banská Bystrica, Ružomberok, Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená - Chyžné.
  • Route Austria / Hungary - Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee/ Čunovo - Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité - Zwardoň.
  • Route Hungary - Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť - Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik - Barwinek.

Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

  • Route through D2 in the direction: former border crossing Břeclav - Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee/ Čunovo - Rajka).

Austria / Hungary - Czechia

  • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava - Jarovce - Kittsee/ Čunovo - Rajka), Bratislava, former border crossing Břeclav - Brodské.

Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay lasts longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/, at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.

If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.

May I fly to this country?



Travellers entering the Slovak Republic by air from any of the countries not listed below are obliged to demonstrate to the Police of the Slovak Republic a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours, regardless of the traveller being vaccinated or not.

List of the countries from which a negative RT-PCR test is not necessary:

  • Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, People’s Republic of China, Czechia, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, The Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine.

After arrival from all other countries, a negative RT-PCR test is necessary.

  • these conditions are applied to arrivals by plane to Slovak airports;
  • every incoming person must fill out the following form https://www.mindop.sk/covid/;
  • after flying into the Slovak Republic from a country not listed in the list above, it is obligatory to present a negative RT-PCR test not older than 72 hours – this is applicable to vaccinated persons also. This condition has been stipulated because of the fact that incoming travellers arrive by a means of transportation with a higher risk of infection transmission from a country, which may have a higher risk of spreading infection of an epidemiologically grave SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern. By combining the registration and testing, the risk of importing and further spreading of new dangerous variants of concern is significantly decreased.


You can find the latest information on air travel regulations for this country on the IATA website.

You can also find information about air passenger rights on our portal for citizens.

General measures


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. 

The current situation in districts is available at https://korona.gov.sk 


Use of facemasks


Indoors, the nose and mouth must always be covered by respirator. 

In the districts at Degree of Warning I, II or III according to the COVID Automat (purple, red, pink colour of districts), the nose and mouth must be covered outdoors (respirator, face mask, scarf or shawl). 

Some exceptions may apply. 


Find out more: 

Face masks obligation 


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Negative test result for COVID-19 is required for: 

  1. wedding receptions, funeral feasts, parties and similar events in catering facilities; 
  2. sporting events (both spectators and competitors); 
  3. waterparks – only for interior areas (except WC, showers and dressing rooms). 

This obligation does not apply to children up to an age of 10 years. Negative test result can be substituted by a confirmation of vaccination or by a confirmation of recovery from COVID-19 no older than 180 days. 


Find out more: 

Mass events (in Slovak) 


General rules for mass events 

  • Degree of Warning III (purple): events up to 6 people permitted.
  • Degree of Warning II (red): events up to 10 people permitted.
  • Degree of Warning I (pink): events up to 25 people indoors or up to 50 people outdoors permitted.
  • Degree of Alert II (orange): o seated venue: indoors: up to 25 % of capacity, max. 250 people; outdoors: up to 50 % of capacity, max. 500 people. o standing venue: indoors up to 50 people, outdoors up to 100 people.
  • Degree of Alert I (yellow): o seated venue: up to 50 % of capacity, max. 250 people; outdoors: up to 75 % of capacity, max. 500 people o standing venue: indoors up to 100 people, outdoors up to 250 people.
  • Degree of Monitoring (green): o standing venue: up to 50 % of venue capacity, indoors up to 500 people, outdoors up to 1000 people. o seated venue: up to 75 % of venue capacity, indoors up to 500 people, outdoors up to 1000 people.
  • The organiser is obliged to keep phone or e-mail contacts of attendees for a period of two weeks from the end of the event for the purposes of epidemiological investigation - this does not apply to events in the Degree of Monitoring (green). After the expiry of two weeks, the organiser is obliged to discard the data. 


General capacity limits for establishments 

Unless otherwise stipulated, a limit of one person per 15 square metres applies to establishments. This limit does not include children up to an age of 10 years accompanied by an adult. If the sales space devoted to customers is smaller than 15 m2, maximum one customer may be present in the establishment. In the districts at the Degree of Monitoring and Alert I (green, yellow) general capacity limit does not apply. Limitations for specific types of facilities (listed below) may apply. 

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


slovakia.travel

EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)


Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Slovakia

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The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 


Further information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVK/7011

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08.07.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



The Decree concerning the border regime of Slovakia with effect from 9 July 2021 (from 6:00 hours) can be found here.

Notice: The document does not serve as binding interpretation of the valid legislation. In the event of conflict, exclusively the wording of applicable Decree published in the Journal of the Government of the Slovak Republic shall apply.

All traveller entering in Slovakia must register at http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register.

People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/.

Passangers arriving from country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72  hours.  

All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic from 9 July, 6:00 hours must enter self-isolation, which ends, in case of asymptomatic course and without testing on the 14th day.

Definition of a fully vaccinated person

  • at least 14 days and not more than 12 months after administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine,
  • at least 21 days and not more than 12 months after administration of a single-dose vaccine
  • at least 14 days and not more than 12 months after administration of the first dose of vaccine, if it was administered up to 180 days after recovery from COVID-19 disease,
  • after administration of the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 disease with a single-dose or two-dose scheme (immediately after administration of the first dose) – temporarily till 9 August 2021

Besides EU COVID certificate or vaccination certificate from Slovakia, certificates from other countries are also accepted, on condition that the certificate is in Slovak, Czech or English.

If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

Registration in e-border

Every person entering the territory of the Slovak Republic from 9 July 2021 must register at http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica. Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register.

Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

  • fully vaccinated - their first registration is valid for the next 6 months
  • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August
  • persons from 12 to 18 years, in this case the fiirst registration is valid till 9 August
  • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week

One registration is sufficient till 1 September: 

  • for persons having permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and they work in neigbouring states, EU countries or Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, and during the past 14 days they visited only these countries and they travel for work
  • for persons with permanent residence or residence in EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work
  • for the Slovak citizens, living in frontier areas of neighbouring countries up to 100 km from an opened border crossing

Regime for the people travelling for work who are not vaccinated – valid till 1 September2021:

Self-isolation is not applied if persons fulfill all these conditions:

  • within the last 14 days they only visited EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine and at the same time:
    • they have a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and they work in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine or
    • they have a permanent or temporary residence in an EU country, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein or in Switzerland and in case of Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, and they work in the Slovak Republic 
  • they have a confirmation from their employer stating the place of work
  • they have a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days 

Students entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, who are more then 12 years old, and they attend a kindergarten, an elementary school, a secondary grammar school or a university in any of the bordering states (or vice versa, they reside in any of the bordering countries and they attend a school in the Slovak Republic) do not have to undergo quarantine in case they have a confirmation from the school stating their full-time studies (on a daily basis), as well as a negative RT-PCR or rapid antigen test result not older than 7 days. The same conditions apply for one accompanying person. Except of demostrating a negative test result, the accompanying person must present a confirmation of an accompanying person status. 

NOTE that students can cross borders only for the reason of their active studies (full-time educational process must be in place; this border regime cannot be applied when teaching on-site is interrupted, e.g. during summer break).


Further information available at site Travel to the Slovak Republic


Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate



Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from National Authorities

Slovakia is accepting "EU Digital COVID certificates" (EUDCC) since 1 July 2021.


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

The following entry rules apply:

  • Low-risk (green) countries
    Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result.

    Travellers arriving from the green-list countries can enter Slovakia without the obligation to be tested or self-isolate if they are vaccinated and the following conditions are met:

    • In case of two-dose vaccines, from 21 days after the first dose (and until 90 days after vaccination); Following the administration of the second dose, the validity is extended to 12 months from the administration of the first dose;
    • In case of single-dose vaccines, from 21 days after the vaccination (validity: 12 months);
    • In case of persons who recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days, 21 days after the first dose of any vaccine (validity: 12 months).


  • High-risk (red) countries
    All persons entering Slovakia after staying in a "red" country during the last 14 days will be required to stay self-isolated for 2 weeks. However, the quarantine period can be shortened if a negative COVID-19 test result is obtained on day 8.
    Vaccinated persons are also subject to the quarantine requirement when returning from a high-risk country. Nonetheless, vaccinated persons living in Slovakia and working in one of the countries placed on the red list, or vice versa, are exempt from the rule.


  • Extreme risk (black) countries
    Travellers from "black" countries are subject to the quarantine requirement and will not be allowed to shorten their self-isolation period, even if a negative Coronavirus test result is presented.


Find out more:
Border regime for Slovakia
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



The Decree concerning the border regime of Slovakia with effect from 9 July 2021 (from 6:00 hours) can be found here.

Notice: The document does not serve as binding interpretation of the valid legislation. In the event of conflict, exclusively the wording of applicable Decree published in the Journal of the Government of the Slovak Republic shall apply.

All traveller entering in Slovakia must register at http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica and must be able, when requested, to show certification about registration during their stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register.

People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/.

Passangers arriving from country not included in the list of countries stated below need to show negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72  hours.  

All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic from 9 July, 6:00 hours must enter self-isolation, which ends, in case of asymptomatic course and without testing on the 14th day.

Definition of a fully vaccinated person

  • at least 14 days and not more than 12 months after administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine,
  • at least 21 days and not more than 12 months after administration of a single-dose vaccine
  • at least 14 days and not more than 12 months after administration of the first dose of vaccine, if it was administered up to 180 days after recovery from COVID-19 disease,
  • after administration of the first dose of vaccine against COVID-19 disease with a single-dose or two-dose scheme (immediately after administration of the first dose) – temporarily till 9 August 2021

Besides EU COVID certificate or vaccination certificate from Slovakia, certificates from other countries are also accepted, on condition that the certificate is in Slovak, Czech or English.

If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or paediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region.

Registration in e-border

Every person entering the territory of the Slovak Republic from 9 July 2021 must register at http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica. Persons up to the age of 12 and persons transiting through the territory of Slovakia (defined below) do not have to register.

Registration is mandatory during each entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic. This is not applied on: 

  • fully vaccinated - their first registration is valid for the next 6 months
  • persons after vaccination with the first dose of any vaccine – for these persons the first registration is valid till 9 August
  • persons from 12 to 18 years, in this case the fiirst registration is valid till 9 August
  • persons travelling for the purpose of diagnostics or treatment, for these persons the first registration is valid 1 week

One registration is sufficient till 1 September for travellers from Ukraine up to 100 km from an open border crossing, working in the territory of the Slovak Republic and travelling only for the purpose of work


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


TRANSIT ROUTES THROUGH THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC VALID FROM JULY 9, 2021

After entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, quarantine obligation does not apply to transit of persons and their family members to a country, in which they have official residence or of which they are citizens. These persons must transit the territory of the Slovak Republic through designated travel corridors without stopping, exept for refuelling. The transit cannot last longer than 8 hours.

  • Transit through the Slovak Republic must be carried out without stopping with the exception of refuelling
  • Transit must be carried out within 8 hours
  • It is obligatory to register before the transit
  • There are designated transit corridors through which it is possible to travel:

Ukraine - Czechia

  • Route Ukraine – Czechia has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké - Užhorod, Sobrance, Michalovce, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, through border crossing Makov - Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov - Drietoma

Czechia - Ukraine

  • Route Czechia – Ukraine has been designated in the direction: border crossing Makov - Bílá-Bumbálka/Starý Hrozenkov - Drietoma, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod

Poland – Austria / Hungary

  • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
  • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta.
  • Route Poland – Austria / Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
  • Route Poland – Hungary has been designated in the direction: border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.

Austria / Hungary - Poland

  • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, border crossing Trstená – Chyžné.
  • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Šahy – Parassapuszta,  Zvolen,  Banská Bystrica,  Ružomberok,  Dolný Kubín, hraničný priechod Trstená – Chyžné.
  • Route Austria / Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, border crossing Skalité – Zwardoň.
  • Route Hungary – Poland has been designated in the direction: border crossing Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, border crossing Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.

Czech Republic – Austria / Hungary

  • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing Břeclav- Brodské, Bratislava, border crossing (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

Austria / Hungary - Czechia

  • Route through D2 in the direction: border crossing (Bratislava-Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, border crossing Břeclav - Brodské.


 Persons with permanent or temporary residence, also with their family members who are entering or leaving the Slovak Republic for diagnostics or medical treatment do not have to apply at the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic for an exception, in case their stay will not last more than 12 hours.

However, they have to present a medical invitation or show a certificate of treatment afterwards. If their stay will last longer than 12 hours, they have to apply for an appraisal of request on the following website https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.


Persons, who transport their relatives from/to international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Austria should register themselves at https://naletisko.mzv.sk/ , at the latest while leaving the Slovak Republic. They have to show this registration in a paper form and their relative’s flight ticket in an electronic or a paper form at the control. It is obligatory to travel exclusively through the territory of EU Member States, without any stopping (with the exception of stopping because of refuelling or boarding and disembarking of transported persons). While observing the rules, it is possible to enter the Slovak Republic without a negative test.


If any symptoms of a respiratory disease will appear after your arrival from a foreign country, no matter from which country you have come, you should call your treating doctor and familiarise him with your travel anamnesis.

The doctor will determine further process of diagnosis and treatment. The same stands for people who have symptoms of a respiratory disease and know that they were in contact with a person, who came from a foreign country.


General measures



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.

The current situation in districts is available at https://korona.gov.sk


Use of facemasks



Indoors, the nose and mouth must always be covered by respirator.

In the districts at Degree of Warning I, II or III according to the COVID Automaton (purple, red, pink colour of districts), the nose and mouth must be covered outdoors (respirator, face mask, scarf or shawl).

Some exceptions may apply.

Find out more:
Face masks obligation


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



Negative test result for COVID-19 is required:

1.Wedding receptions, funeral feasts, parties and similar events in catering facilities,

2.Sporting events (both spectators and competitors),

3.Waterparks -only for interior areas (except WC, showers and dressing rooms).

This obligation does not apply to children up to an age of 10 years.Negative test result can be substituted by a confirmation of vaccination or by a confirmation of recovery from COVID-19 no older than 180 days.


Find out more:
Mass events (in Slovak)


Information on Tourism at National level

National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM

slovakia.travel


EU Digital COVID Certificates


THIS COUNTRY IS ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE GATEWAY AND IS ISSUING AND/OR VERIFYING AT LEAST ONE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE (VACCINATION, RECOVERY, TEST)



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Slovakia

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 


                                                                                                            


06.05.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

No


Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking an RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

Vaccinated people and persons who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to wait 8 days and may undergo the RT-PCR test at any time after their arrival.

Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries (within 100 km from the border), citizens of the Slovak Republic who live in the territory of a neighbouring country within 100 km from an open border crossing point, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers from EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either:

  • recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days
  • or been vaccinated against Covid-19, with their second dose received more than 14 ago in the case of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna), or their first dose received more than 4 weeks ago in the case of vector vaccines (AstraZeneca)

can enter Slovakia if they present a negative Covid-19 antigen test no older than 48 hours or of a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, and they result negative again.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.


Find out more:
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.


Is a quarantine required?

Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic


Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.


Find out more:
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19


May I transit this country?


Partially


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.


Find out more:
Covid-19 information


General measures



A curfew from 21:00 to 01:00 is in effect.

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".

Details on the National lockdown can be found on the Slovak government website.


Use of facemasks



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.

Find out more:
Face masks obligation (in Slovak)


Physical Distancing



Physical distancing is required as follows: 2 metres of distance in queues and 2 metres between tables in restaurants.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVK/7001


                                                                                                            

31.03.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


NO


Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers arriving by land or air must complete a 14-day quarantine.

The quarantine period may be shortened by taking a second RT-PCR test no less than 8 days after arrival. If the result of this test is negative, the period of quarantine can end.

Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic


Is a coronavirus test required?

Commuters from distant EU or Schengen Associated countries, who have either recovered from COVID-19 or have received both jabs of the vaccine against COVID-19, can enter Slovakia if they present a negative result to an antigenic or RT-PCR test not older than 48 hours. Additionally, they will have to quarantine until they take a second test, at their expenses, after their arrival in Slovakia, and they result negative again.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.


Find out more:
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan.


Is a quarantine required?

Starting from 17 February, all travellers entering Slovakia by land or air will need to quarantine upon arrival for a period of 14 days, which can be ended on day 8 of isolation at the earliest, if the traveller gets tested for COVID-19 and results negative.

Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine.

Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to commuters working in neighbouring countries, students, caregivers, people employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organisations enjoying diplomatic immunity.

All above-stated groups are required to present a negative result of an antigenic or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

A detailed list of exceptions is available at: Travel to the Slovak Republic


Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are obliged to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica before arriving in Slovakia. Air travellers must also fill in a Passenger Locator Form.


Find out more:
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restriction.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

More specifically for Slovakia, citizens of EU Member States, and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls.

Travellers in transit must pass through the Slovak territory without stopping (only refuelling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.


Find out more:
Covid-19 information


May I enter this country by road transport?


YES

Driving abroad


General measures



A curfew is in place from 20:00 to 01:00.

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".

Details on the National lockdown can be found on the Slovak government website.

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



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.

FFP2 masks are mandatory in shops and public transport and, from 15 March, also in all interior premises.

Find out more:
Face masks obligation (in Slovak)


Physical Distancing



Physical distancing is required as follows: 2 metres of distance in queues and 2 metres between tables in restaurants.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVK/7001

                                                                                                            


28.01.2021


From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially


Slovakia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovakia are not based on the common "EU Traffic Lights" map.

Entry from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as "low-risk" from the epidemiological point of view.


Is a coronavirus test required?

Travellers arriving from high-risk areas must present, upon arrival, a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. Alternatively, they have to undergo a quarantine.


Is a quarantine required?

If a negative PCR test result is not provided upon arrival, travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as "high-risk", must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is ended after the 10-day period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, the self-isolation can be ended bya negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed no earlier than on day 5 of self-isolation.
If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information, the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner - Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above-mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force.
Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic from the border with Ukraine are obliged to present a registration available at korona.gov.sk

Find out more:
https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

Documents you need to travel in Europe


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as "high-risk", must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner - Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

Find out more: 

https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19


May I transit this country?



Yes


Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.



May I enter this country by train?


Partially


As of 5 June 2020, cross-border rail services are active with Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. International transport with other countries remains suspended. In June the national carrier will reactivate certain IC trains and restaurant cars. In July, this will also include the motorail trains.
More information can be found at: Covid-19 Information.
Rail passenger rights


General measures



As of 24.10.2020, a partial lockdown is in place.

Find out more:

Regulation in force from 27 November 2020 (in Slovak)
Decree of the Public Health Office of the Slovak Republic No. 25/2020 (valid from 27.11.2020, in Slovak)

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Unless a safety distance of 2 metres from each other cannot be kept, face masks in outdoor public spaces are mandatory . Face masks must also be used on public transport, during mass gatherings and in enclosed public spaces. Some exceptions may apply.

Find out more:

Face masks obligation (in Slovak)


Physical Distancing



Physical distancing is required as follows: 2 metres of distance in queues and 2 metres between tables in restaurants.


                                                                                                            

23.12.2020

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially

Entry Restrictions

Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is allowed without restrictions from countries classified as "low-risk" from the epidemiological point of view.

As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country classified as "high-risk", must remain in self-isolation for 10 days if they are asymptomatic. The self-isolation is completed after the 10-days period is over, even without the result of a negative RT-PCR test for Covid-19 disease. Alternatively, they must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation, or present upon arrival a negative test result for COVID-19 not older than 72 hours. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner - Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia

See rules at https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

Mandatory Travel Documentation

People who, during the previous 14 days, visited a country not present on the list of safe countries, have to register through the Online form upon entry, presenting a confirmation of the above mentioned registration to the members of the Police Force. Travellers who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic using the state border between the Slovak Republic and Ukraine, at entry you are obliged to present your registration at korona.gov.sk

Find out more:

https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea, Taiwan.

As of 16.11.2020, all people who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a non-EU country classified as "high-risk", must must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for COVID-19 performed not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority by phone or electronically by registration on eHranica form (providing information such as personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test. This isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner - Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

Find out more: 

https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

May I transit this country?


Yes


Citizens of EU Member States and their family members, returning to the EU Member State of which they are a citizen, can transit Slovakia providing travel documents at the border controls. Travellers in transit must pass through the territory without stopping (only refueling is allowed) for no more than 8 hours.

May I enter this country by train?


Partially

As of 5 June 2020, cross-border rail services are active with Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria. International transport with other countries remains suspended. In June the national carrier will reactivate certain IC trains and restaurant cars. In July, this will also include the motorail trains.
More information can be found at: Covid-19 Information.
Rail passenger rights

                                                                                                            

11.09.2020

Travelling to Slovakia

Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions, except for Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden.


Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein is allowed without restrictions.

Travelling from Slovakia or returning to Slovakia
No specific measures.

Rules and Exceptions
Travel is allowed without restrictions from countries or territories classified as "low risk" from an epidemiological point of view in relation to COVID-19.

In accordance with the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, all persons who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic and who visited, during the previous 14 days, a country not classified as "low risk" from the epidemiological point of view, must remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19. If the person does not have a place of residence in the Slovak Republic, the isolation in a hotel or an accommodation facility is possible.

This person is obliged to contact the competent Regional Public Health Authority (by phone or electronically) and to undergo the laboratory test for COVID-19 not earlier than on the fifth day of self-isolation. During the period of self-isolation, this isolation must be extended to all persons living in a common household with the isolated person. The testing is not obligatory for children under 3 years of age, unless the regional Public Health Authority of the General Practitioner - Paediatrician does not decide otherwise.

In order to contact the regional Public Health Authority the person may also fill in a form providing the contact information (e.g. personal data, telephone number, address of the self-isolation). On the basis of this information the Public Health Authority will arrange a COVID-19 test.

Mandatory Travel Documentation
No.

Third-country nationals

Travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without any restriction: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, South Corea, Faroe Islands.

Details can be found at: Covid-19 Information.

Links to relevant national sources

https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
Driving abroad

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVK

Info
titleSource: 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

Info

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

08.07.2021

COVID-19 update: Professional drivers are exempted from the new regulations in Slovakia


From 09 July 2021 06:00 hours, a new regulation about the latest border measures will come in force in Slovakia. The new regulation will  modify registration and quarantine obligations for persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Professional drivers are excluded from these obligations – they don´t have to register their entry into the country and they don´t have to undergo quarantine.

Source: CESMAD Slovakia

                                                                                                            


24.12.2020

 extended the exemption from driving ban

Slovakia - United Kingdom

Let me inform you that due to the release of restrictions on the borders of Great Britain and France on 30 December and in an effort to help truck drivers not to stand on the borders of the Slovak Republic and go home to their families, the Police of Slovak Republic extended the exemption from driving ban in connection with the upcoming public holidays for transit through the Slovak Republic on 24 December, 25 December and 26 December 2020. 

Source: Association of Slovak Hauliers 

                                                                                                            


12.11.2020

Based on a result of the wide-scale testing in Slovakia, many drivers have been in quarantine because of their positive tests for COVID-19. Therefore Slovakia has agreed to 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 temporary relaxation applies from 11 November 2020 and will run until 10 December 2020. Details of the temporary relaxation you may find attached.

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Source: CESMAD SLOVAKIA

                                                                                                            

06.11.2020

Slovak government extended the curfew until 14 November 2020.

The curfew does not apply to the freight and bus drivers entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, if they leave the territory within 48 hours from entry. They only need a certificate for international transport worker.

Source: CESMAD SLOVAKIA

03.07.2020

As from 10 June, Slovakia has started classifying third countries on the grounds of safety risks. Individuals travelling to Slovakia, who in the previous 14 days have visited a country that is not considered to be safe, must provide proof of a negative test result not older than 96 hours upon arrival at the border.

In cases where individuals enter Slovakia from an unmanned border crossing point, they must immediately submit proof of a negative test to the competent Regional Public Health Authority (in English, German, Czech or Slovak). They must then self-isolate at home and repeat the test on the 5th day of isolation at the earliest. Isolation lasts until the result of the test is negative.

International goods transport drivers remain exempted from any provision.

More information can be found here.

Source: CESMAD

                                                                                                            

11.06.2020

As from 11 June, Slovakia has opened all border crossing points with neighbouring countries, with the exception of Poland. On the Slovakia-Poland border, controls will be carried out until 26 June, and the only open crossing points are Trstená-Chyžné and Vyšný Komárnik-Barwinek.

Source: CESMAD

                                                                                                            

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

                                                                                                    

28.03.2020

After yesterday’s (27 March) closures of border crossing points with the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Austria to freight vehicles over 7.5 tonnes, due to bottlenecks and resulting traffic jams at the Hungarian border, the situation is now slowly getting back to normal.

All border crossings are now open, including the border crossing point Brodske - Breclav between Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

Source: CESMAD-Slovakia and CESMAD-Bohemia

                                                                                                    

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

                                                                                                          

20.03.2020

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