Some travellers who make their way to Slovakia by plane landing at Slovak airports will need to register online before they make their trip. There are two forms to fill out.
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Starting on September 10 at 7:00, everybody who enters Slovakia via airports and who has been in a red country in the past 14 days will have to show a registration confirmation from the Korona.gov.sk/ehranica.sk website to a police officer.
Failure to present the confirmation may result in a fine of €1,659 by the regional Public Health Authority (ÚVZ) branch. The police can issue an on-the-spot fine of up to €1,000.
The ban on flights to and from risky countries was lifted on September 7.
However, passengers and airports have to follow strict measures.
Everybody travelling from abroad to Slovakia needs to fill out an online form published on the website of the Transport Ministry, which will enable the search for their contacts in case the passenger is infected by some communicable disease, not only the coronavirus.
What the form contains
All passengers are required to state the following:
- the name of the airline;
- the flight number;
- the state of departure;
- the date of arrival;
- their name and surname;
- phone number;
- email address.
After filling in the form, passengers should receive an email for the email address provided in the form, containing an electronic form in the pdf and hyperlink to the online form.
Moreover, each form has its own identification code, which should be used to verify the completion of the electronic form by respective authorities.
The form was introduced in February 2020, but only in paper form, with passengers being asked to fill it in onboard.
In addition, people arriving from risky countries will have to fill out an online form at the Korona.gov.sk website.
Following the measures adopted by the Public Health Authority that came into force on September 1, everybody who has visited an EU member state that is considered risky in the past 14 days needs to stay in home isolation until receiving a negative COVID-19 result. The testing can be done on the 5th day after the arrival (it is not required in the case of children younger than 3 years of age who have no respiratory problems). If there are no symptoms, the person can end the isolation after 10 days.
People entering Slovakia who have visited a non-EU country that is considered risky in the past 14 days need to stay in home isolation until receiving a negative COVID-19 test result (it is not required in the case of children younger than 3 years of age who have no respiratory problems). The testing can be done on the 5th day after arrival. In this case, it is not possible to end isolation without taking the test.
Everybody living in the same household needs to remain in home isolation, too.
People returning from Ukraine will have to fill out the online form at the Korona.gov.sk website before crossing the borders, and show a confirmation that they were registered by a police officer after crossing.
All non-EU citizens will have to keep the confirmation about registration during their stay in Slovakia.
Exceptions include pilots and other crew members.
Where to fly from Bratislava?
The Bratislava airport currently operates flights to 11 destinations:
- Bulgaria: Burgas
- Cyprus: Paphos
- Greece: Corfu (until the end of September), Thessaloniki
- Ireland: Dublin
- Italy: Alghero
- United Kingdom: Birmingham, Edinburgh, London (Luton, Stansted), Manchester
At the same time, there are charter flights scheduled for September to Rhodes, Crete and Larnaka. Before travelling to Greece and Cyprus, it is necessary to fill in the forms found on the websites of the respective countries. Moreover, passengers planning to travel to Cyprus need to show a negative COVID-19 test result.
Due to the ban on foreigners from entering Ukraine, all flights to this destination have been halted until September 28.
Bratislava will add more flights in October.
This article was first published on September 7, 2020.
Read more about the coronavirus outbreak in Slovakia:
- These are the measures currently in place in Slovakia
- How Slovakia prepared for the coronavirus
- Do I have the coronavirus? How to proceed if you have a suspicion
- More information about what the coronavirus is and how to protect yourself from the infection (WHO)
- Situation update on EU/EEA and the UK as of March 6 morning
- Q&A: State of emergency declared about coronavirus+
8. Sep 2020 at 11:45 | Compiled by Spectator staff