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Mexico drops visa requirement

SLOVAK citizens will be allowed to travel to Mexico without visas as of October 16, the Slovak Foreign Affairs Ministry reported.

According to a diplomatic note confirming the cancellation of visa duty for holders of Slovak passports exchanged by the respective foreign ministries' senior officials in Bratislava on July 19, no visa will be needed for tourist visits to Mexico shorter than 90 days.

A visa is still required by Mexico's neighbour to the north, the USA, the news wire TASR wrote.

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News digest: Health care staff still lacking, president asks for amends

Slovakia is preparing to launch the nationwide testing on Saturday morning, but the government admitted they still need hundreds of health care staff. Kotleba violates quarantine and hospitals in the north are full.

The Bratislava Self-Governing Region started testing its staff on October 30.

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

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