Travelling abroad is possible. This is what you should prepare for

The Slovak Spectator has picked some destinations for travelling and requirements incomers have to meet when entering them.

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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 recently recovered from Covid or are vaccinated are exempt.

Slovakia might face some complications when it comes to vaccination, though. The country started issuing bilingual vaccination certificates on May 22. Those who received their jab before May 22 can ask for their own certificate on the website.

These are only temporary solution until the EU introduces its own digital green passes.

The Slovak temporary certificate has been accepted by six countries so far, namely Austria, the Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Slovenia and Croatia.

Slovakia will participate in the testing of Covid passes. They should be launched in mid-June Read more 

When returning to Slovakia, people need to register with the eHranica online form and self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, and undergo a PCR test after eight days.

For people who have recovered from Covid or have been vaccinated, registration and self-isolation is required, but a test can be taken before the first eight days pass.

The Slovak Spectator looked at the conditions for incomers applied by the neighbouring countries, popular holiday destinations in Europe, and also some countries overseas.

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