UPDATED: 22. APR 2021, AT 8:39

Travelling between districts possible again, people will need a test for shopping

The cabinet approved new curfew rules that will come into force on Monday.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: SME)

After Slovakia switches to the dark red tier of its Covid automat alert system on Monday, April 19, all non-essential shops and service providers can open.

At the same time, museums, galleries, churches, zoos and botanical gardens, swimming pools and sports venues can also reopen. People will be required to show a negative test result or proof that they have recovered from Covid or have been vaccinated against it, according to a resolution on the curfew adopted by the cabinet on April 16.

UPDATED: Measures will be lifted from April 19. What will open? Read more 

The resolution allows the crossing of district boundaries to access the countryside again, but those wishing to enter or leave black districts will need a negative test result (although there will be no black districts from April 19).

The curfew will remain in place for the time being, between 20:00 and 1:00, with some exceptions.

Here are the rules that come into force on Monday:

Read more about the coronavirus developments in Slovakia:

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Illustrative stock photo

News digest: Curfew will stay in place for at least another week

The Health Ministry said the age limit for the Pfizer vaccine could change. EC greenlights the state assistance for tourism.

10 h
Juraj Šeliga

Šeliga leaves the deputy parliament’s speaker post after violating curfew rules

The politician was in a café after 21:00. His party colleague Jana Žitňanská drew consequences, too.

11 h

Will Slovakia hold another referendum? President has 30 days to decide

Petition to hold referendum signed by more than 585,000 people.

15 h
Carmakers have used the temporary kurzarbeit scheme during the ongoing pandemic.

Slovakia will have a permanent kurzarbeit scheme as of next year

The state will cover 60 percent of the employee’s salary.

15 h