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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Slovakia
Data Last Updated: September 19, 2020

General Information

Partially Open

Slovakia is open to certain nationals of the EEA (European Economic Area) and some third party countries as recommended by the EU council.

https://korona.gov.sk/en/travelling-to-slovakia-and-covid19/

The list above specifies the safe countries that don't require a test. Travellers who came from outside countries in the last 14 days are required to provide a test.


Mask Requirement

Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.

Internal Restrictions/Closures

As of July 17, almost all businesses, services, and facilities are permitted to resume operations, provided they implement strict social distancing and hygiene requirements. Face masks must be worn in enclosed or crowded public spaces, and social distancing of 2 meters (6.5 feet) must be observed where possible.

All restrictions are subject to amendment at short notice in response to government reviews and may receive updates or extensions in the coming days.


Airlines & Transport

Land and air travel with these countries has resumed; controls at land border crossings are now only carried out at the external border with Ukraine.

Status of Opening to Tourists

Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days

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Open to Tourists From:

30 Countries

Australia

Austria

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Cyprus

Denmark

Estonia

Faroe Islands

Finland

Greece

Hungary

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Japan

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Monaco

New Zealand

Norway

Poland

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Korea

Sweden

Switzerland

United Kingdom

Vatican City

Test Required For Tourists From:

18 Countries

Andorra

Belgium

Croatia

Czech Republic

France

Georgia

Germany

Luxembourg

Malta

Montenegro

Morocco

Netherlands

Portugal

Romania

Rwanda

San Marino

Spain

Uruguay

Not Allowing Tourists From:

195 Countries

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Angola

Anguilla

Antarctica

Antigua and Barbuda

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Azerbaijan

Bahamas

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Barbados

Belarus

Belize

Benin

Bermuda

Bhutan

Bolivia

Bonaire

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Botswana

Brazil

British Virgin Islands

Brunei

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cambodia

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Cayman Islands

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

Christmas Island

Cocos Islands

Colombia

Comoros

Cook Islands

Costa Rica

Cuba

Curaçao

Democratic Republic of Congo

Djibouti

Dominica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Falkland Islands

Fiji

French Guiana

French Polynesia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greenland

Grenada

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guernsey

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Guyana

Haiti

Honduras

Hong Kong

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Isle of Man

Israel

Ivory Coast

Jamaica

Jersey

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Laos

Lebanon

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Macao

Macedonia

Madagascar

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Moldova

Mongolia

Montserrat

Mozambique

Myanmar

Namibia

Nauru

Nepal

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Niue

Norfolk Island

North Korea

Northern Mariana Islands

Oman

Pakistan

Palau

Palestine

Panama

Papua New Guinea

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Pitcairn

Puerto Rico

Qatar

Republic of Congo

Réunion

Russia

Saint Barthélemy

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Sao Tome and Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Solomon Islands

Somalia

South Africa

South Georgia

South Sudan

Sri Lanka

Sudan

Suriname

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Syria

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Timor-Leste

Togo

Tokelau

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan

Turks and Caicos

Tuvalu

U.S. Virgin Islands

Uganda

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uzbekistan

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam

Wallis and Futuna

Western Sahara

Yemen

Zambia

Zimbabwe

More Details

Slovakia is now officially open to welcome tourists back to enjoy its panoramic mountain ranges and lush natural attractions. However, Slovakia is only open for certain nationals of the European Economic Area.

Who Can Travel To Slovakia?


Are There Tests and/or Quarantine to enter Slovakia?

Firstly, the list above specifies the safe countries that don't require a test. However, travelers who came from outside countries in the last 14 days are required to provide a test.

That is to say, all travelers who have visited a country that’s not on the list of “low risk countries” will be asked to undergo a COVID-19 test and must remain in home isolation (a hotel or an accommodation facility) until they receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19.

In addition, these countries are:


October 5 update: Starting October 3, travelers coming from Slovakia and San Marino will have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Denmark due to the high rate of coronavirus infection from these countries.

Safety Measures and Health Protocols

  • Face masks must be worn in enclosed or crowded public spaces
  • The social distancing of 2 meters (6.5 feet) and must be observed where possible.
  • In addition, border checks will continue to remain in place only at the border with Poland and at the external border with Ukraine.

What's Open in Slovakia?

  • Hotels and other forms of accommodations
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Outdoor tourist attractions
  • Shops and service providers
  • Museum and galleries

For more info, check out Slovakia on our live map.

Sources: The Slovak Spectator | IOM | Schengen Visa Info | korona.gov.sk


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Information for Non-Tourists

All travelers who have visited a country that’s not on the list of “low risk countries” will be asked to undergo a  Covid test and must remain in home isolation (a hotel or an accommodation facility) until you receive the negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19. 

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