Travel to the Slovak Republic – Traffic Light System

Regulation valid from: June 14 2021
Regulation valid until: until cancelled

Updated on June 28 2021

The purpose of the travel traffic light system is to restart a relatively safe travel of persons abroad and simultaneously to minimise the import of new infections or new SARS-COV-2 mutations.

The traffic light system provides for an easy and clear overview of the epidemiological situation in the neighbouring countries based on colour codes (green, red, black).

The traffic light system

Green list countries

The country’s risk profile
EU countries and non-EU countries with a high vaccination rate and a favourable epidemiological situation.

Quarantine/test
A 14-day self-isolation, which may be ended with a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test result after arrival (for exemptions see below).

Exemptions

  • vaccinated persons;
  • persons who have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days;
  • children under 18 years of age.
  • persons with valid 72 hours negative RT-PCR test or 24 hours valid negative antigen test (AG-test – only if you are coming from neighbouring states where this test was done)

Red list countries

The country’s risk profile
Non-EU countries with an unfavourable epidemiological situation.

Quarantine/test
A 14-day self-isolation, which may be ended by receiving a negative RT-PCR test or antigen test result no earlier than on the 8th day of self-isolation.

Exemptions.
Vaccinated persons with work contract proving they work in Slovakia and at the same time permanent or temporary residence in country they come from, or vaccinated persons with work contract proving they work abroad and at the same time with permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia.

Black list countries

The country’s risk profile
EU countries or non-EU countries with unreliable data sources or with the spread of dangerous variants.

Quarantine/test
A 14-day self-isolation irrespective of the RT-PCR test result on the 8th day of self-isolation.

Exemptions.
Vaccinated persons with work contract proving they work in Slovakia and at the same time permanent or temporary residence in country they come from, or vaccinated persons with work contract proving they work abroad and at the same time with permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia.

Ranking of countries based on the traffic light system

Green list countries from June 28

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, People’s Republic of China, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Malta, Monaco, Norway, North Macedonia, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Vatican.

Red list countries from June 28

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Jordan, Canada, Cuba, Kosovo, Lebanon, Moldova, Montenegro, Puerto Rico, Serbia, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United States.

Black list countries

All others countries which are not stated within the green or red list.

The traffic light system methodology (PDF-SK version)

Please note that in some cases, the exemption form the quarantine measures  may be subject to the consent of the respective ministry or the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, as stipulated in the Measure of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic.

Request for consent of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic with transit shall be sent to: corona.transit@minv.sk.

Inquiries for additional information concerning the conditons of entry into the Slovak Republic in addition to the above stated must be addressed directly to the Border and Foreign Police Bureau of the Presidium of the Police Force of the Slovak Republic – suhcp@minv.sk.

Inquiries for information concerning the epidemiological measures (COVID-19 testing, domestic isolation etc.) shall be addressed to the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic – koronapodnety@uvzsr.sk.

Contacts:

Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic:

tel. +421917222682, novykoronavirus@uvzsr.sk  

  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Banská Bystrica: +421 918 659 580
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava: +421 917 426 075
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Nitra: +421 948 495 915
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Trnava: +421 905 903 053
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Trenčín: +421 911 763 203
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Košice: +421 918 389 841
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Prešov: +421 911 908 823
  • Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Žilina: +421 905 342 812