COVID-19 travel restrictions: Slovakia

Travel Restrictions

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This article was published on December 17, 2021, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Slovakia?

You can enter Slovakia. Nevertheless, certain COVID-19 requirements for all departure countries are in place now.

Please be aware that the first thing you have to do when traveling to Slovakia is complete a Registration Form and Passenger Locator Form. The next steps vary depending on your vaccination status.

This rule does not apply to you if:

  • You are up to 12 years and two months old
  • You are transiting through the territory of Slovakia

Can I enter Slovakia if I am vaccinated?

Sloavkian vaccination document stamped with "Covid-19"Entering Slovakia is relatively straightforward if you are vaccinated — Shutterstock

You can enter Slovakia if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated at least 14 days after administration of the second dose for vaccines with a two-dose schedule; or at least 21 days after administration of the vaccine with a single dose schedule.

As of May 2022, the following vaccines are approved in Slovakia:

  • AstraZeneca / Vaxzevria
  • Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)
  • Bharat Biotech (Covaxin)
  • Sinopharm
  • Sinovac Biotech (Sinovac – CoronaVac)
  • Nuvaxovid / Novavax

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

If you are fully vaccinated, present one of the following documents to prove your vaccination status:

  • For EU citizens — the EU digital COVID certificate
  • For visitors from outside the EU — another national certificate
  • A PCR test no older than 72 hours if you arrive from the country that is not in the “green” list

Please note that in case of the latter, it must be in English and contain the following data:

  • Name and surname
  • Date of birth
  • Name of the vaccine and its manufacturer
  • The total number of vaccinations
  • The date of the last vaccination
  • The stamp of the relevant authority (if it is printed)

Can I enter Slovakia if I am unvaccinated?

Please note that entry to Slovakia for unvaccinated travelers is limited as of May 2022. The following groups of individuals are allowed to enter:

  • Foreigners who have entered the Schengen area legally
  • Persons related to a Slovak citizen or to a temporary/permanent resident in Slovakia 
  • Persons traveling for study, employment, special activity, research, and development
  • Persons recovered from the COVID-19 disease, not more than 180 days before entering the territory of the Slovak Republic

In addition, unvaccinated travelers residents from the following countries can enter Slovakia:

  • Bahrain
  • Chile
  • China (special administrative regions Hong Kong and Macau)
  • Colombia
  • Indonesia
  • Kuwait
  • New Zealand
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Taiwan

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, please present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test result no older than 72 hours (mandatory if you arrive from the country that is not in the “green” list)
  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 no later than 180 days before the day of crossing the Slovak border

However, please be aware that recovery status is valid in Slovakia at least 14 days after administration of the first dose of the vaccine if it was administered within 180 days of recovery. If you do not meet this requirement, you have to present a PCR test.

Traveling to Slovakia from “green,” “black,” and “red” countries

Please be aware that as of May 2022, the Slovak government no longer divides countries according to a “traffic light” system.

Can I leave Slovakia?

There are no COVID-19 restrictions for leaving Slovakia. Please check the destination country’s requirements concerning COVID-19 tests for vaccinated travelers. Some countries, such as the US, demand tests anyway.

Can I leave Slovakia if I am vaccinated?

Vaccinated travelers can leave Slovakia.

Travel documents if you are vaccinated

Vaccinated travelers must have one of the following documents to leave Slovakia:

  • To travel within the EU — the EU digital COVID certificate
  • To travel outside the EU — another document confirming vaccination

Can I leave Slovakia if I am unvaccinated?

There are no restrictions for unvaccinated travelers on leaving Slovakia.

Travel documents if you are unvaccinated

Unvaccinated travelers have to present one of the following documents:

  • Documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (stating that the visitor has been infected no older than 180 days before the day of crossing the border of a particular country)
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Slovakia currently

Presently, the COVID-19 regulations have been lifted in Slovakia.

FAQs

COVID-19 travel restrictions: SlovakiaBe Covid-ready to travel to Slovakia — Shutterstock

Is it safe to travel to Slovakia right now?

Slovakia can not be considered a safe place to travel with lockdown measures in place. However, mass gatherings and events are still possible, provided all visitors are VTR (vaccinated/tested/recovered).

Is Bratislava open for travel?

Bratislava has some COVID-19 rules and restrictions, as with the rest of the country. Most establishments are open, but the visitors are required to:
  • Be VTR (vaccinated/tested/recovered)
  • Wear masks in public places

Do I have to quarantine if I go to Slovakia?

As of May 2022, quarantine requirements have been removed in Slovakia.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Slovakia?

If you travel from the EU or the Schengen Area, it would be a great benefit for you to install the EU Digital Covid Certificate mobile application to digitize your vaccination status. Visitors from outside the EU or the Schengen Area should carry their paper certificates.

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