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Everybody who regularly crosses the borders with the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Poland has to show a negative result of a PCR or antigen test no older than 14 days when crossing the borders as of Monday, December 7.
It will be possible to show antigen tests carried out in other countries in Slovakia, but these will have to be certified in the EU member states.
The regulation only concerns people older than seven years of age.
The police will check each cross-border commuter until midnight on Friday, December 11. Commuters must be able prove they could not undergo testing for an acceptable reason and thus cannot show a negative test result.
After this term, the border controls will be random.
Who are cross-border commuters?
- cross-border workers:
everyone who lives in Slovakia and works in neighbouring countries and can prove they are working in the neighbouring state;
people living in neighbouring countries within a 30-km distance from the open border crossing and work in Slovakia within a 30-km distance from the border crossing and can prove they are working in Slovakia;
Slovak citizens living within a 30-km distance from the open border crossing.
- pupils and students
- people taking care of their relatives
- farmers taking care of a plot of land within 10 km from the borders
- artists and other people working in culture who are exempt from home isolation and subsequent testing
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+
7. Dec 2020 at 11:19 (modified at 8. Dec 2020 at 11:54) | Compiled by Spectator staff