This page was last updated on 16 December, 2021.
At a Glance
Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: 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.
-Vaccines with a single dose or two-dose schedule: immediately after the administration of the first dose of vaccine – temporarily till 9 August 2021
Vaccines Approved for Use in Slovakia:
-BioNTech, Pfizer vaccine
-Johnson & Johnson vaccine
-Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine
-Sputnik V vaccine
Tourist Entry: Allowed
Testing: PCR test required for some countries.
Quarantine Required: Yes
Quarantine Details: Quarantine for 14 days required for all countries.
Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Shopping: Essential only
Restaurants and Bars: Delivery/Takeout only
Detailed Travel Advisory
1. Until 31 December 2021, flights from Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe are suspended.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving on humanitarian or repatriation flights.
2. Passengers must complete the ’Public Health Passenger’ form before arrival. The form can be obtained at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/
3. Passengers must register online before arrival at https://korona.gov.sk/ehranica/
4. Passengers must have a negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers younger than 12 years;
– passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China (People’s Rep.), Chinese Taipei, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong (SAR China), Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kosovo (Rep.), Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao (SAR China), Malta, Mexico, Moldova (Rep.), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Vatican City (Holy See).
5. Passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
6. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for up to 14 days. Details can be found at https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19
– This does not apply to passengers who in the past 14 days have been in Botswana, Eswatini, Hong Kong (SAR China), Israel, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Detailed Tourist Information
Fully vaccinated travellers, who can prove their vaccination status by providing an authorised medical document (vaccination certificate) are allowed to enter Slovakia.
Vaccinated travellers that are allowed to enter the country without undergoing quarantine requirements include the following countries:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United States of America
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.
To be recognised as a fully vaccinated traveller, one of the following criteria must be met:
1. At least 14 days must but no more than 12 months must have passed since the person received the final dose of the COVID vaccine
2. At least 21 days but no more than 12 months have passed since the person has received the first shot of a single dose COVID vaccine
3. At least 14 days but no more than 12 months have passed since the person was inoculated with the first shot of the COVID vaccine if the first shot of COVID vaccine was given 180 days after recovering from the virus
However, for unvaccinated travellers or for those that cannot provide a vaccination certificate issued in English, Slovak or Czech, a 14-day quarantine requirement applies, with the possibility of ending the quarantine time on the fifth day the earliest by getting tested with a PCR test for COVID-19.
Travellers over 12 years old arriving from countries that are not mentioned above, must submit a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure.
In addition, those travelling to Slovakia during the upcoming months will be able to prove their health status through the EU Digital COVID-19 Vaccination Passport. The passport can be used in paper or digital format, and travellers will be able to pass the border by using the QR code labelled on the passport.
Types of the document issued to Slovak citizens are as the following indicates:
-EU digital COVID card with confirmation of vaccination (after the first dose of vaccine),
-EU digital COVID card with test confirmation (PCR / Antigen test),
-EU digital COVID card with confirmation of COVID-19 disease recovery (after overcoming the disease, which was diagnosed by RT-PCR test, in the period not more than 180 days ago).
All travellers arriving in Slovakia are obliged to fill out an entry form upon arrival, except for freight and bus crew, drivers, medical service drivers and crew and other people with special permission granted by the authorities.
Starting 25 November 2021, the state of emergency and curfew apply in Slovakia.
THE FOLLOWING MEASURES ARE APPLICABLE STARTING FROM 25 NOVEMBER 2021:
-a curfew applies throughout the Slovak Republic,
-a night curfew with a stricter regime is aplicable from 8:00 PM until 1:00 AM
-if it is necessary to travel to work, you are obligated to prove yourself with a certificate from the employer specifying the working hours and place of work,
-the obligation to wear the FFP2 respirator is in all facilities and public transport, also in all interiors (except households),
-police control over compliance as well as border control will increase significantly,
-all facilities are closed, except those that provide basic needs (food, drugstores, etc.).
-public catering facilities (restaurants, pubs, cafés, etc.) may operate window sales or to pack food for a take-away only.
-all ski resorts are closed.
-the number of customers in facilities is limited to one person per 15 square meters.
-churches, places for theatrical, musical, movie and other art performances are not allowed to provide their services.
-outdoor and indoor swimming pools, saunas, water parks, gyms and wellness centres are closed.
Tourist Information Centre is currently closed until futher notice. In urgent cases, please contact us on workdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at [email protected]. We are happy to answer your queries within 24 hours.
Data Source: covidcontrols.co