Situation in Slovakia worsens, more districts turn black

New restrictions will be applied already from next Monday.

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The epidemiological situation in Slovakia is deteriorating. The entire country remains in the worst, black tier of the COVID automat warning system.

In addition, the number of districts in the black will increase from the current nine to 15 as of next Monday, February 15. Most of the country will remain in the dark red tier (51 districts), and the remaining 13 districts will be in the red tier.

What rules will apply from Monday

Schools (kindergartens, grades one to four of primary schools, final grades of secondary schools)

  • Black tier: closed
  • Dark red tier: based on the recommendation of Regional Public Health Authority (RÚVZ)
  • Red tier: Open

Test validity for work (depends on the district where one works)

  • Black and dark red tier: 7 days
  • Red tier: 14 days

Travelling out to nature

  • Black tier: only within the district, forbidden to travel in or out of the district
  • Dark red and red tier: travelling between districts allowed with test no older than 7 days

Border regime to be discussed

Health Minister Marek Krajčí (OĽaNO) wants to discuss border checks at the cabinet session.

“We should talk about how to check those entering Slovakia,” he told the February 9 press conference.

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