Border regime of Slovakia

Regulation valid from: 19 July 2021
Validity of the Regulation until: revocation

Updated August 27 2021

The Decree concerning the border regime of Slovakia with effect from
19 July 2021 (6:00 AM) can be found here.

The document does not serve as binding interpretation of the valid legislation. In the event of conflict, exclusively the wording of applicable Decree published in the Journal of the Government of the Slovak Republic shall apply.

General rules for arrivals from abroad

  • No later than upon entry in the territory of the Slovak Republic, people arriving in Slovakia must register at https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/ and must be able, when requested, to show proof of registration during their stay in Slovakia.
  • People arriving in the Slovak Republic by air are also obliged to fill in the form of passenger location: https://www.mindop.sk/covid/forms. Passengers arriving from country not included in the list stated below need to show negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
  • All unvaccinated people entering the territory of the Slovak Republic from 19 July, 6:00 hours must enter self-isolation, which ends, in case of asymptomatic course and without testing on the 14th day.
  • If, after arrival from abroad, people have COVID-19 symptoms, they have to report this to their attending physician or pediatrician; if they do not have an attending physician in the Slovak Republic, they shall inform a locally competent physician of the self-governing region or call 112.

See specific entry requirements for:

Vaccinated person

Person is considered to be fully vaccinated:

  • at least 14 days and not more than 12 months after administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine,
  • at least 21 days and not more than 12 months after administration of a singledose vaccine,
  • at least 14 days and not more than 12 months after administration of the first dose of vaccine, if it was administered up to 180 days after recovery from COVID-19 disease.

Entry requirements:

  • Registration form via eHranica must be filled in before crossing the border. The first registration of vaccinated person is valid for 6 months.
  • Fully vaccinated people have to be able to prove their vaccination status*.
  • With the proof of vaccination and no COVID-like symptoms they do not need to enter a mandatory self-isolation.

*In addition to the EU COVID card or confirmation of vaccination in Slovakia,
it is also possible to prove vaccination status by showing a certificate from
other countries when entering the Slovak Republic – proof of vaccination is
accepted in Slovak, Czech or English language only.

Passengers arriving on direct flights

  • People arriving in Slovakia by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form https://www.mindop.sk/covid/forms before entry.
  • On arrival from a country not included in the list below, it is necessary to prove a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
  • List of countries from which no test is required on arrival by air: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland , France, Greece, Georgia, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo,
    Cuba, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, Northern Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican.

Unvaccinated person

Entry requirements:

  • Registration form via eHranica must be filled in at the time of an entry.
  • All unvaccinated people entering Slovakia must undergo self-isolation.
  • Self-isolation will end:
    • in the case of an asymptomatic course by completing its 14th day, or
    • by obtaining a negative result from an RT-PCR test for COVID-19. You can
      take the test at the earliest on the fifth day of isolation*.

*After filling in the eHranica form you will be automatically registered for RT-PCR testing.

  • Isolation of children under the age of twelve terminates (if asymptomatic) by ending the isolation of persons living with them in the same household.
  • During the period of home isolation, isolation is also obligatory for people living in the same household (even if they themselves did not travel).

Passengers arriving on direct flights

  • People arriving in Slovakia by air are also obliged to fill in the passenger locator form https://www.mindop.sk/covid/forms before entry.
  • On arrival from a country not included in the list below, it is necessary to prove a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
  • List of countries from which no test is required on arrival by air: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland , France, Greece, Georgia, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo,
    Cuba, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, Northern Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, USA, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Italy, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican.

Unvaccinated persons do not need to enter mandatory self-isolation if:

  • they cannot be vaccinated for health reasons; they must be able to prove it by the confirmation from the medical specialist (form template is listed in the Annex No. 4 of the Decree) and at the same time they need to provide a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
  • have a permanent or temporary residence in the border areas of a neighboring state within 100 km from an open border crossing to the territory of the Slovak Republic and are citizens of the Slovak Republic – they must submit a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 7 days.
  • they are cross-border commuters travelling to / from Slovakia exclusively for the work purpose from / to EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland or Ukraine + have a permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia or in those countries + have a certificate from the employer or a proof of work in those territories according to Annex no. 3 of the decree – they must submit a negative result of the RT-PCR test not older than 7 days.
  • they provide urgent care for close family members in the territory of a neighboring state (or enter Slovakia from a neighboring state for this purpose) – they must have a certificate of urgent care from the attending physician of a close family member, proof of family relationship (both in
    Slovak) and negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days.
  • person can prove that they cross the border from / to the surrounding states due to land management; land must be located within 10 km from the border of the Slovak Republic – they must submit a negative RT-PCR test not older than 7 days.
  • they are covered by the exemption from quarantine within the scope of their profession – for example, the crews of aircraft, trains, truck drivers, funeral service workers during the transport of remains (details in § 6 of the Decree). These persons do not have to prove a negative test result for
    COVID-19, nor do they register at eHranice.
  • they belong to selected professional groups (e.g., delegations representing the Slovak Republic, members of the European Parliament or employees of international organizations, artists in cross-border production, posted editors, sports representation and others; in detail in § 8 of the Decree) – upon entering Slovakia the obligation to prove and a mandatory negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours.
  • it is a short-term entry for the purpose of participating in the funeral of a close person, while the unvaccinated person must submit a negative RTPCR test not older than 72 hours.

Cross-border commuters – pendlers

Pendlers (cross-border commuters)

  • Persons who have a permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and a place of work in other EU countries or in Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland, having visited only these countries in the last 14 days and traveling only for work.
  • Persons who have a permanent or temporary residence in the countries of the European Union except the Slovak Republic, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and in the case of Ukraine within 100 km of an open border crossing point, work place in the Slovak Republic and travel only for work.

Border requirements for cross-border commuters:

  • Until 1 September 2021, one registration via the eHranica form is sufficient.
  • Until 1 September 2021, they are exempted from quarantine if:
    • they have a certificate from the employer about the place of work
    • and a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 7 days.

Vaccinated commuters are registered at the eHranice for 6 months, after entering the territory of the Slovak Republic they do not have an ordered quarantine, nor do they have to prove themselves with a negative PCR test result.

Children

eHranica registration form

  • Children under 12 do not need to register.
  • Persons from 12 to 18 years old have their first registration valid by 9 August 2021.

Self-isolation

  • A child under 12 years of age does not need to be tested, quarantine ends when another unvaccinated member of the household (e.g., when other members of household receive negative RT-PCR test results, after being tested on 5th day of isolation).
  • Persons from 12 to 18 years of age do not have to enter self-isolation if no one else in the common household has mandatory quarantine (e.g., if both parents are vaccinated) – temporarily until 9 August 2021, after this date entry requirements depend solely on their vaccination status.

Arriving by direct flight

If children under the age of 12 enter the territory of the Slovak Republic by air
from countries not listed in the decree (or above), unlike older fellow passengers,
they do not have to prove a negative PCR test result.

Students

  • Children, pupils and students who actively attend nursery, primary, secondary or higher education in neighboring countries (or, conversely, reside in these countries and attend school in Slovakia) do not have to undergo quarantine if they have a proof of full-time study.
  • If they have a permanent residence in the Slovak Republic + the status of a primary / secondary school student or a full-time university student + participate in the training process as full members of a sports club in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary or the Republic of Austria + have confirmation from the competent institution, they do not have to undergo quarantine after
    crossing the border.
  • Pupils and students from the age of 12 must also have a negative RTPCR or antigen test result not older than 7 days.

These conditions also apply to one accompanying person, who, in addition to a negative test (PCR not older than 7 days), must be able to prove them by a certificate of the accompanying person’s status.

Upozornenie

Students must cross the border due to active school attendance
(students cannot apply this border regime when teaching is interrupted, such as during the summer holidays).

Specified exemptions for unvaccinated persons

If you have not yet received any vaccination against COVID-19, you can still apply for one of several exemptions from mandatory home isolation. These exemptions are broken down on the form based on the conditions you must meet to claim them:

Exemptions that require a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours

Exemptions that require a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 7 days

Exceptions requiring a negative antigen test result not older than 7 days

Exemptions not requiring a negative test result

Home isolation after arrival in Slovakia

All persons entering the Slovak Republic from 06:00 on 9 July 2021 who are not subject to exemptions are ordered to be isolated in a home environment or quarantine accommodation.

When does home isolation end?

If the isolation is asymptomatic, the isolation will end on day 14 or upon receipt of a negative RT-PCR test result for COVID-19, which can be performed no earlier than the fifth day of isolation.

Home isolation of children under 12 years of age

If the course of isolation is asymptomatic, quarantine of children under 12 years of age shall be completed with their parents or persons living in the same household as them.

Domestic isolation of cohabitants

All persons sharing a household with a person in home isolation must follow the same rules throughout the period of isolation until the isolation of the person is ended.

Obligation to show proof of RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours

Persons arriving in Slovakia by air from countries not on the following list are required to present an RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours.

Countries from which you do not need a PCR test on arrival by air

The Republic of Albania,

The Principality of Andorra,

The Republic of Armenia,

The Commonwealth of Australia,

The Republic of Azerbaijan,

The Republic of Belarus,

The Kingdom of Belgium,

Bosnia and Herzegovina,

The Republic of Bulgaria,

Black Mountain,

People’s Republic of China,

Czech Republic,

The Republic of Croatia,

The Republic of Cyprus,

The Kingdom of Denmark,

The Republic of Estonia,

The Republic of Finland,

French Republic,

The Hellenic Republic,

Georgia,

Netherlands,

Hong Kong,

The Republic of Ireland,

Iceland,

The State of Israel,

Japan,

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,

Canada,

Republic of Korea,

Kosovo,

The Republic of Cuba,

The Republic of Lebanon,

The Principality of Liechtenstein,

The Republic of Lithuania,

The Republic of Latvia,

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,

Macau,

Hungary,

The Republic of Malta,

The Republic of Moldova,

The Principality of Monaco,

The Federal Republic of Germany,

The Kingdom of Norway,

New Zealand,

Poland,

The Portuguese Republic,

Austria,

Romania,

The Republic of San Marino,

The Republic of North Macedonia,

The Republic of Singapore,

The Republic of Slovenia,

The Kingdom of Spain,

United States of America,

United Mexican States,

The Republic of Serbia,

Swiss confederation,

The Kingdom of Sweden,

Taiwan,

The Italian Republic,

The Republic of Turkey,

Ukraine.

I have clinical signs of COVID-19 during home isolation, what are my responsibilities?

You must report this fact:

  • The healthcare provider who provides healthcare in the specialty of general medicine and with whom they have a healthcare agreement,
  • in the case of children, the healthcare provider who provides healthcare in the specialty of paediatrics,
  • in the case of persons who do not have an agreement on the provision of health care in the territory of the Slovak Republic, to the locally competent doctor of the self-governing region.

Certificate of temporary incapacity for work during quarantine

All health care providers who provide health care in the specialty of general medicine or paediatrics are ordered to issue a certificate of temporary incapacity for work on the prescribed form to all persons who have to enter compulsory home isolation due to quarantine for the disease COVID-19, if they so request.

Exemptions from compulsory home isolation

The following do not have to enter compulsory isolation:

  • Fully vaccinated persons,
  • Persons between 12 and 18 years of age, provided that no person in the same household is subject to the home isolation regime (eHranica registration valid until 9.8.2021).

Definition of fully vaccinated persons

For the purposes of the Decree, a fully vaccinated person is defined as:

  • A person at least 14 days but not more than 12 months after the administration of the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine with a two-dose schedule (the validity of registration in eHranica is 6 months),
  • a person at least 21 days but not more than 12 months after the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine with a single-dose schedule (eHranica registration validity is 6 months),
  • a person at least 14 days but not more than 12 months after the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine if the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine was administered within 180 days of overcoming COVID-19 (eHranica registration validity is 6 months),
Upozornenie

However, all such persons are still required to register at https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/.

Other exemptions from compulsory home isolation

The following groups of persons do not have to enter compulsory home isolation:

Commuters

If you have only visited the territory of the European Union, Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Swiss Confederation or Ukraine in the previous 14 days, and at the same time:

  • you are a permanent or temporary resident of Slovakia, and at the same time
    • you have an employment relationship, a similar employment relationship or a place of work in the territory of the European Union, Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Swiss Confederation or Ukraine; and
    • you are in possession of an employer’s certificate of such employment or a certificate of such employment (downloadable); and
    • you enter and leave the territory of the neighbouring States solely for the purpose of carrying out the work.
  • You are permanently resident or temporarily resident in the States of the European Union, Iceland, the Kingdom of Norway, the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Swiss Confederation or in the border areas of Ukraine within 100 km from an open border crossing point to the territory of the Slovak Republic, and at the same time
    • you have an employment relationship, similar employment relationship or place of work in Slovakia; and
    • you are in possession of a certificate from your employer on such performance of work or a certificate on such performance of work (download).
  • you are a citizen of the Slovak Republic and have permanent residence or temporary residence in the border areas of a neighbouring state within 100 km of an open border crossing to the territory of the Slovak Republic.

For these exceptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 7 days when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration is valid until 1.9.2021.

Pupils and students

Pupils and students who:

  • have permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and at the same time
    • are attending, studying or applying to attend or study at a kindergarten, primary school, secondary school or university in the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary, Ukraine or the Republic of Austria and have a certificate to that effect issued by the school,
  • have permanent residence or temporary residence in the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary, Ukraine or the Republic of Austria and at the same time
    • are actively attending, studying or applying to attend or study at a kindergarten, primary school, secondary school or university in Slovakia and have a certificate to that effect issued by the school,
  • have permanent residence or temporary residence in Slovakia and at the same time
    • have the status of a pupil of a primary or secondary school or the status of a full-time student of a higher education institution,
    • are participating in the training process as full members of a sports club in the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary or the Republic of Austria,
    • are under 26 years of age and have a certificate to that effect issued by the competent institution.

The accompanying person (maximum 1 person) of a pupil or student can also claim an exemption if he/she has proof of this.

Proof required to claim these exemptions: proof of studies or invitation to the entrance exams or proof of membership of a sports club.

Persons over 18 years of age must provide proof of a negative antigen or RT-PCR test result not older than 7 days.

Upozornenie

Registration is valid for 1 month.

Persons caring for close relatives

Persons who:

  • have permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia and at the same time
    • provide emergency care for close family members in the territory of a neighbouring country who are unable to care for themselves and at the same time
    • are able to prove themselves on entering the territory of the Slovak Republic by a certificate of urgent care from the attending physician of the close family member and an affidavit of family relationship, both in the Slovak language,
  • have permanent residence or temporary residence in one of the neighbouring states of the Slovak Republic and at the same time meet the following conditions:
    • they are crossing the border of the Slovak Republic because of urgent care for close family members in the territory of the Slovak Republic who are unable to take care of themselves; and
    • they are able to prove themselves on entering the territory of the Slovak Republic by a certificate of urgent care from the attending physician of the close family member and an affidavit on the family relationship; both in the Slovak language.

Document required for claiming the exemptions: certificate of urgent care from the attending doctor of the close family member and the Affidavit of Family Relationship.

For these exemptions, you must be able to present a certificate with a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 7 days when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration with eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

Farmers

You can apply for an exemption if:

  • you have permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic and at the same time
    • you farm land located in the territory of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary or the Republic of Austria within 10 km of the state border of the Slovak Republic and you can prove this fact.
  • you are permanently or temporarily resident in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary or Austria and at the same time
    • you farm land located in the territory of the Slovak Republic within 10 km of the state border with the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, Hungary or the Republic of Austria and you can prove this fact.

Proof required to claim the exemptions: proof of ownership or other use of the land.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 7 days when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration with eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

Exceptions when performing a political function (official visits, delegations, MEPs, embassies)

The following persons are exempted from performing political functions:

  • persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic who are officially invited to events organised by the Office of the President of the Slovak Republic, the National Council of the Slovak Republic, the Government of the Slovak Republic, or the central state administration bodies and are able to prove their entry to the territory of the Slovak Republic by a certificate of the above-mentioned fact,
  • persons who are members of delegations representing the Slovak Republic at the level of the Chancellery of the President, the National Council, the Government and the central bodies of state administration, civil servants and employees in the performance of work in the public interest sent on a foreign business trip for the purpose of carrying out work tasks or sent to carry out tasks arising from the representation of the Slovak Republic abroad,
  • subject to the approval of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, persons who are employees of international organisations, international financial institutions and institutions of the European Union who have a place of work in the territory of the Slovak Republic and their family members,
  • persons who are Members of the European Parliament elected in the Slovak Republic or their family members,
  • persons who are seconded to a representative office of the Slovak Republic or seconded to perform tasks resulting from the representation of the Slovak Republic in an international organisation or an international military representation outside the territory of the Slovak Republic, who enter the territory of the Slovak Republic during and after the end of the secondment abroad, together with their family members.

For these exceptions, you must be able to present a confirmation with a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Exemptions granted by ministries

Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic

You can apply for an exemption if:

  • you have an exemption approved by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic for persons who are employees of operators of critical infrastructure elements in the energy and industry sector, as well as employees of their subcontractors, at the request of the relevant operator of critical infrastructure elements, who continuously provide strategic and vital functions of the operation of the Slovak Republic.
  • You have an exemption approved by the Ministry of Economy for persons who are experts/specialists/technicians for the elimination of crisis situations in the industry sector.

For these exemptions, you must be able to present a confirmation with a negative RT-PCR test result not older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration with eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

For more information on the exemptions granted by the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic and how to apply for them, please visit the website of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic.


Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic

You can apply for an exemption if:

  • you are an employee of international organisations, international financial institutions and institutions of the European Union who have a place of work in the Slovak Republic or a member of their family.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration in eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.


Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic

You can apply for an exemption if:

  • You are a representative of Slovakia or a member of the implementation teams according to the decree of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic, including holders of the decree of the candidate of the Games of the XXXII Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Games of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, or XVI Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, who are entering the territory of Slovakia when returning from an international sporting event or camp for the purpose of their preparation for international events and you have a confirmation of this,
  • you are an athlete, member of the organising team, referee or member of the organising committee and you are entering Slovakia for the purpose of participating in an international sporting event which has been notified to the relevant regional public health authority on the basis of a supporting opinion of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic and as a one-off mass event of a duration of up to 48 hours and you have a confirmation to that effect,
  • you are an athlete, a member of the organizing team, a referee or a member of the organizing committee of an event that has been announced to the competent regional public health authority on the basis of a supporting opinion of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic as a one-off mass event with a duration of more than 4 days and you have a certificate to that effect.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.


Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you have an exemption approved by the Ministry for persons important for maintaining the operability of establishments carrying out activities in the agricultural, food processing, forestry and livestock veterinary care sectors,
  • you have an exemption approved by the Ministry for persons who are owners or keepers of animals for the purpose of providing specialised diagnostic veterinary examination, surgery or treatment of animals provided by specialised veterinary practices in other Member States of the European Union,
  • you have an exemption approved by the Ministry for persons servicing and maintaining agricultural and forestry equipment, agricultural and forestry equipment crews and their escorts.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

For more information on the exemptions granted by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and how to apply for them, please visit the website of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.


Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you have an exemption approved by the Ministry for persons entering or leaving the territory of the Slovak Republic for the purpose of servicing, installing and inspecting medical equipment, providing training for medical staff, monitors of clinical trials, persons ensuring the smooth operation of medical infrastructure.

Document required to claim the exemption: proof of approval of the exemption granted by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic.

With this exception, you must be able to show proof of a negative RTPCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

  • you have an exemption, after approval by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic, for persons entering or leaving the territory of the Slovak Republic for the purpose of acute and urgent diagnosis and treatment, protocol prevention and treatment, and ongoing treatment of medical conditions of themselves or persons close to them.

Document required to claim the exemptions:

For stays of up to 12 hours, you do not need a certificate issued by the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic if you present a medical invitation for treatment issued on the same day or a certificate of treatment on your return.

In the case of a stay exceeding 12 hours, an application must be requested through the website of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic https://cestujem.standardnepostupy.sk.

For this exemption, you do not have to prove a negative test

Upozornenie

Registration for eHranica is valid for one week.


Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you have an exemption agreed by the Ministry for persons who are employees of operators of critical infrastructure elements in the electronic communications sector.

With this exception, you must be able to show proof of a negative RTPCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for every entry into Slovakia.


Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you have an exemption approved by the Ministry for persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic at the request of a court or law enforcement authorities.

With this exception, you must be able to show proof of a negative RTPCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

  • you have an exemption, subject to the approval of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic, for the entry or transit of members of the police force passing through the territory of the Slovak Republic for the performance of tasks arising from EU membership,
  • you have an exemption after approval by the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic for persons carrying out the transport of special emergency firefighting and rescue equipment strictly necessary to ensure the emergency activities of firefighting units to carry out servicing operations and professional inspections,
  • you have an exemption, subject to approval by the Ministry, for persons carrying out fire-fighting and emergency rescue work in a border area at the request of the operations centre of a neighbouring country.

For these exceptions, you do not have to prove a negative test

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

  • you have an exemption after approval by the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic for persons carrying out the transport of special emergency firefighting and rescue equipment strictly necessary to ensure the emergency activities of firefighting units to carry out servicing operations and professional inspections.

For this exemption, you do not have to prove a negative test.

Upozornenie

Registration for eHranica is valid for one week.


Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you have an exemption, subject to the approval of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, for the entry, transit or stay of members of the Armed Forces for the performance of tasks arising from EU and NATO membership or persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic for the purpose of maintenance, revision and repair of equipment and material as property under the administration of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

Document required for claiming the exemptions: proof of approval granted by the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic.

For this exemption, you do not have to prove a negative test

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for every entry into Slovakia.

Players of the sports team, members of the management committee or referees

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you take part in sports competitions: TIPOS extraliga (hockey – men), ICE HOCKEY, LEAGUE (hockey – men) or MOL Liga (handball – women) and you are crossing the borders of Slovakia to participate in these competitions or to participate in international competitions organized by a sports federation on the basis of participation in these competitions and you can prove it,
  • you take part in sports competitions: TIPOS extraliga (hockey – men), FORTUNA Liga (football – men), SLOVNAFT Handball Extraliga (handball – men), Extraliga men (volleyball), Extraliga women (volleyball), Slovak Basketball League (men), Extraliga women (basketball) or MOL Liga (handball – women) and I am crossing the borders of Slovakia due to participation in international competitions organized by a sports federation on the basis of my participation in these competitions and I am able to prove it.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

Cultural or research workers (editors, actors, restorers, etc.).

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you are a permanent or temporary resident of the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Hungary or the Republic of Austria, you are involved as a performer or crew member in the territory of Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary or Austria in a cross-border production of an audiovisual work or a television programme, or you are involved as a broadcast editor or crew member in a news media production, you are involved as a performer or crew member in a cross-border production, including the rehearsal or online broadcast of a theatrical work, a musical-dramatic work or a musical work, are involved in restoration, are involved in research at an archaeological site, museum, archive or other heritage, academic or scientific institution, are involved in the installation or uninstallation of an exhibition in a museum, gallery or exhibition hall, or have an engagement in a theatre or musical institution and have a certificate from the person responsible for carrying out the activity,
  • you participate in the audiovisual production at the Games of the XXXII Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, the XXIV Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, or the XVI Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 or an international sporting event that has been announced to the relevant regional public health authority on the basis of a supporting opinion of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic as a one-off mass event with a duration of up to 48 hours or over 4 days.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

Drivers or crew members

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you are a driver or crew of a passenger transport, air transport or bus transport carrying out the transport of repatriated persons to the territory of the Slovak Republic,
  • you are a person providing transport to and from international airports in the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary or Austria.
    • persons providing transport are obliged to travel exclusively through the territory of the Member States of the European Union without stopping, except for the necessary refuelling and boarding of the person being transported.

Documents required to claim the exemption: registration on the naletisko.mzv.sk website and to present, upon request, a printed or electronic confirmation of the fulfilment of this obligation and the ticket of the person being transported or an electronic copy thereof to a member of the Police Force,

Funeral of a close person

You can claim an exemption if:

  • you are entering or leaving the territory of the Slovak Republic for a short period of time to attend the funeral of a loved one and you are able to show proof of this upon entry to the Slovak Republic.

For these exemptions, you must be able to show proof of a negative RT-PCR test result no older than 72 hours when entering Slovakia.

Upozornenie

Registration to eHranica is required for each entry into Slovakia.

Arrival in Slovakia by air

If you are arriving in Slovakia by air, you are also required to register at https://www.mindop.sk/covid/.

Upozornenie

If you are arriving from a country below by air, you do not need to have a negative 72 hour old PCR test. If you are coming from other countries you are required to show a negative 72-hour PCR test – this does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

Overview of countries from which a negative 72-hour RT-PCR test is not required on arrival

  • The Republic of Albania,
  • The Principality of Andorra,
  • The Republic of Armenia,
  • The Commonwealth of Australia,
  • The Republic of Azerbaijan,
  • The Republic of Belarus,
  • The Kingdom of Belgium,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • The Republic of Bulgaria,
  • Montenegro,
  • People’s Republic of China,
  • Czech Republic,
  • The Republic of Croatia,
  • The Republic of Cyprus,
  • The Kingdom of Denmark,
  • The Republic of Estonia,
  • The Republic of Finland,
  • French Republic,
  • The Hellenic Republic,
  • Georgia,
  • Netherlands,
  • Hong Kong,
  • The Republic of Ireland,
  • Iceland,
  • The State of Israel,
  • Japan,
  • Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan,
  • Canada,
  • Republic of Korea,
  • Kosovo,
  • The Republic of Cuba,
  • The Republic of Lebanon,
  • The Principality of Liechtenstein,
  • The Republic of Lithuania,
  • The Republic of Latvia,
  • The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg,
  • Macau,
  • Hungary,
  • The Republic of Malta,
  • The Republic of Moldova,
  • The Principality of Monaco,
  • The Federal Republic of Germany,
  • The Kingdom of Norway,
  • New Zealand,
  • Poland,
  • The Portuguese Republic,
  • Austria,
  • Romania,
  • The Republic of San Marino,
  • The Republic of North Macedonia,
  • The Republic of Singapore,
  • The Republic of Slovenia,
  • The Kingdom of Spain,
  • United States of America,
  • United Mexican States,
  • The Republic of Serbia,
  • Swiss confederation,
  • The Kingdom of Sweden,
  • Taiwan,
  • The Italian Republic,
  • The Republic of Turkey,
  • Ukraine.

Transit through Slovakia without registration to eHranica – drivers and crew

  • For crossing the territory of Slovakia, it is still valid to pass without stopping except for refuelling,
  • transit must be completed within 8 hours,
  • no need to pre-register with eHranica for transit,

Routes for transit across Slovak Republic (for passenger traffic only)

Ukraine – Czech Republic

Route Ukraine – Czech Republic is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod, Sobrance, Michalovce, Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Border Crossing Point Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka / Border Crossing Point Drietoma – Starý Hrozenkov

Czech Republic – Ukraine

Route Czech Republic – Ukraine is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Makov – Bílá-Bumbálka / Border Crossing Point Drietoma – Starý Hrozenkov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov, Michalovce, Sobrance, Border Crossing Point Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod

Poland – Austria/Hungary
  1. Route Poland – Austria/Hungary is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Martin, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava Border Crossing Point (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
  2. Route Poland – Hungary is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Trstená – Chyžné, Dolný Kubín, Ružomberok, Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Border Crossing Point Šahy – Parassapuszta.
  3. Route Poland – Austria/Hungary is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Skalité – Zwardoň, Čadca, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Žilina, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Bratislava Border Crossing Point (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).
  4. Route Poland – Hungary is designated in following direction Border Crossing Point Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek – Svidník, Giraltovce, Prešov, Košice, Border Crossing Point Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti.
Austria/Hungary – Poland
  1. Route Austria/Hungary – Poland is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Martin, Dolný Kubín, Border Crossing Point Trstená – Chyžné.
  2. Route Hungary – Poland is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Šahy – Parassapuszta,  Zvolen,  Banská Bystrica,  Ružomberok,  Dolný Kubín, Border Crossing Point Trstená – Chyžné.
  3. Route Austria/Hungary – Poland is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Žilina, Kysucké Nové Mesto, Čadca, Border Crossing Point Skalité – Zwardoň.
  4. Route Hungary – Poland is designated in following direction: Border Crossing Point Milhosť – Tornyosnémeti, Košice, Prešov, Giraltovce, Svidník, Border Crossing Point Vyšný Komárnik – Barwinek.
Ukraine – Austria

Route Ukraine – Austria is designated in following direction: border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj Prešov, Poprad, Ružomberok, Žilina, Bratislava through border crossing Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee.

Austria – Ukraine

Route Austria – Ukraine  is designated in following direction: border crossing Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee, Bratislava,  Prešov, Žilina, Ružomberok, Poprad, Prešov a through border crossing Vyšné Nemecké – Užhorod or border crossing Ubľa – Maly Bereznyj.

Czech Republic – Austria/Hungary

Designated route for transit in following direction: Motorway No. D2 – Border Crossing Point Břeclav- Brodské, Bratislava, Border Crossing Point (Bratislava – Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka).

Austria/Hungary – Czech Republic

Designated route for transit in following direction: Motorway No. D2 – Border Crossing Point  (Bratislava -Jarovce – Kittsee/ Čunovo – Rajka), Bratislava, Border Crossing Point Břeclav- Brodské.

Confirmations required when applying for exemptions

Exemptions granted by Ministries