Ending the national emergency on May 15 automatically scrapped the ban on travelling abroad for recreational purposes.
As part of the preparation for foreign holidays, holidaymakers should check the conditions for entering their final destination. Some simplification, at least for the countries that are members of the European Union, can be brought by the digital green Covid passes, which should be put into use on June 26.
Until then, travellers must meet several requirements to avoid the obligation to self-isolate. In countries that demand incomers from Slovakia to undergo it, those who have a negative test result, have recently recovered from Covid or are vaccinated are exempt.
Slovakia started issuing its own bilingual vaccination certificates (in Slovak and English) with a QR code on May 22. From July 1, it joined the EU scheme of Covid passes, and people can now ask for the EU Digital Covid Certificates with a QR code containing information about their vaccination, recovery from Covid or Covid tests. A guide on how to get your certificate if you were vaccinated in Slovakia can be found here.
When coming to Slovakia from abroad, people need to fill in the eHranica online form and self-isolate, unless they have been fully vaccinated against Covid. The system, which came into force on July 9, has some exceptions.
The Slovak Spectator looked at the conditions for incomers applied by the neighbouring countries, popular holiday destinations in Europe, and also some countries overseas. (A complete list of conditions for entering the foreign countries can be found on the website of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, but in Slovak only.)
23. Jun 2021 at 12:00 (modified at 25. Aug 2021 at 17:30) | Radka Minarechová