New rules on entering Slovakia


New rules on entering Slovakia

09. 06. 2020 18:00

As of June 10th  from 7.00 am people (visitors and residents) entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, after having visited in the previous 14 days any country not listed bellow, are required to present the confirmation of a negative RT-PCR tes for COVID-19 disease not older than 96 hours to Slovak police while crossing the border, according to a decision of the Slovak Public Health Office issued on Tuesday.

If they enter Slovakia through border crossings where no control is performed, it is necessary to immediately submit the negative result to the relevant Regional Public Health Office (RUVZ). The document must be in English, German, Czech or Slovak or translated into one of these languages. 

Those with residence in Slovakia returning from Poland where they spent less than 48 hours are excepted from this rule. The same is true for regular commuters from the border areas, truck drivers, those in transit, etc. For all exceptions check the link above.

Travellers who had not visited those countries before entering Slovakia are asked to contact a Regional Public Health Office upon their return, undergo home quarantine and get tested.

The list of countries for whom the test is not required: Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Norway, Denmark,  Iceland, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

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