How to travel to and from Slovakia during COVID-19

Check out which border crossings are open, and how bus, train and air transport works.

Illustrative stock photo (Source: TASR)

In order to minimise the import of the Delta variant from abroad, and thus prevent it from spreading uncontrollably, the state re-introduced the regular border checks of people coming to the country.

Everybody coming from abroad will be required to fill in the eHranica online form and show a confirmation of having done so during their border check. People entering the country via airports in Slovakia also have to fill in the form published on the Transport Ministry website, and have a negative test result when arriving from risky countries.

People who have not been fully vaccinated against Covid will have to self-isolate and take a PCR test. Those vaccinated will be required to show a certificate of vaccination and a confirmation of being registered with eHranica.

The state will also scrap exemptions for cross-border commuters who are not vaccinated.

The Public Health Authority (ÚVZ) also modified rules for incomers who have received only one shot of a two-dose vaccine. The new rules for them come into force on July 19, 2021, at 6:00.

If you plan to travel to or from Slovakia, here is some useful information before setting off on your trip:

I am arriving to Slovakia after July 9. What rules should I follow?

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