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Detailed Restriction/Reopening Information For Slovakia
Data Last Updated: August 18, 2021

General Information

Partially Open

Slovakia has reopened its borders for tourists from all countries. However, entry restrictions will apply according to the traveler's vaccination status and the Covid-19 risk of the country they came from.

Slovak authorities categorized countries as Green, Red, and Black. Green countries are considered safe, while red and black are at high risk of Covid-19 infection. 

Travelers who came from the Green List are exempted from quarantine if they can show proof that they have been fully vaccinated, have recovered from the virus, and tested negative for the virus before entry. Unvaccinated travelers must quarantine for 14 days with a possibility to end it earlier if they test negative for the virus while in isolation.

For travelers who came from the Red and Black list, they can only enter if the purpose of their visit is essential, such as performing social duties and those who have permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia. To skip quarantine, they must show proof that they have been fully vaccinated, have recovered from the virus, or test negative for the virus. 

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


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:

36 Countries

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Bulgaria

China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Denmark

Estonia

Finland

France

Germany

Greece

Greenland

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Portugal

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South Korea

Spain

Sweden

Taiwan

Test Required For Tourists From:

3 Countries

Morocco

Rwanda

Uruguay

Strict Quarantine For Tourists From:

200 Countries

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Quarantine For Tourists From:

4 Countries

Japan

Singapore

Slovakia

United Kingdom

More Details

Slovakia has officially reopened its borders to welcome tourists who wanted to explore its panoramic mountain ranges and lush natural attractions. But since we're still in the middle of a pandemic, traveling to Slovakia comes with several restrictions. Below, check out quarantine and testing guidelines imposed by the Slovak authorities.

Who Can Travel To Slovakia?

Slovakia has a list of "green countries" whose citizens and residents can enter the country with no entry requirements. However, these travelers must be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus using one of the EU-approved vaccines, such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Sputnik. Those who can show proof that they have tested positive for the virus and have since recovered can also enter with no restrictions. Travelers who can present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of departure can also enter with no restrictions. Authorities will accept a negative antigen test result, but the test must be performed in the past 24 hours.

Here's a list of countries under Slovakia's green list:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden

Slovakia is also allowing the entry of travelers from third countries that are considered "low-risk". Below is a list of those countries:

  • Australia
  • China
  • Taiwan
  • Greenland
  • Iceland
  • Israel
  • South Korea
  • Macau
  • Norway
  • New Zealand

Take note that only vaccinated travelers and those who can present proof of recovery and negative test results are exempted from testing and quarantine restrictions. For unvaccinated travelers coming from green countries, they are required to undergo a 14-day self-isolation with a possibility to end it earlier if the traveler tests negative for Covid-19.

All travelers entering Slovakia by air are required to fill in the Public Health Passenger Locator Form.

Travelers Arriving From Red List Countries

Countries with increasing cases of Covid-19 infections are placed under Slovakia's "red list". Travelers coming from these countries will be subject to entry restrictions. Upon their arrival, they will be asked to undergo quarantine for 14 days with a possibility to end the quarantine earlier if they will test negative for the virus on day eight of their quarantine.

Vaccinated travelers who came from third countries will only be exempted from quarantine if their purpose of visit to the country is essential such as performing social duties and those who have permanent or temporary residence in Slovakia.

Here's a list of countries under Slovakia's red list:

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Egypt
  • Georgia,
  • Jordan
  • Canada
  • Kazakhstan
  • Cuba
  • Kuwait
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Russian Federation
  • Northern Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • United States of America
  • Tajikistan
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan

Travelers From Countries Not in the Green or Red List

Countries that are not on Slovakia's Green or Red list are considered "Black". For travelers who came from these countries, a 14-day quarantine is required upon entry. They can end the quarantine earlier if they test negative for a PCR test on day eight. However, if they have been fully vaccinated and are visiting Slovakia for essential reasons, they are exempted from quarantine.

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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