Olympijské hry 2020
Olympijské hry 2020

New rules to apply for foreign nationals visiting Slovakia as of Monday

New rules to apply for foreign nationals visiting Slovakia as of Monday

New rules will govern the entry of foreign nationals from so-called green zone countries to Slovakia, who as of Monday (June 14) may also visit Slovakia with antigen tests not older than 24 hours or PCR tests not older than 72 hours. Prime Minister Eduard Heger (OĽaNO) announced on Wednesday that a deal had been clinched with Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic and Croatia, under the terms of which vaccinated Slovak holidaymakers will be able to visit these countries without the need to test for COVID-19 or isolate themselves in quarantine. All this provided that more than 22 days have passed since they received the first dose. The Prime Minister pointed out that the epidemiological situation has been improving, which is why the Government is preparing measures to enable the most efficient travel of people to vacation resorts.

Meanwhile, also according to the Health Analysis Institute, the situation in terms of the coronavirus epidemic has again improved in Slovakia. There are little more than 300 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with fewer than 30 needing lung ventilation. A total of 1,840,253 people have had at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The Health Ministry's chief expert for primary paediatrics Elena Prokopová stated that Slovak paediatricians support the vaccination of children in the 12-15 years age group and it makes sense to them.

Zuzana Botiková, Photo: TASR