Travelers entering Slovakia will need a negative COVID-19 test from Dec. 7

Only those traveling through Slovakia in transit to another country will be exempt from the requirement to provide a negative COVID-19 test

ČTK

Written by ČTK
Published on 28.11.2020 09:00 (updated on 29.11.2020)

All people travelling to Slovakia will have to show a negative COVID-19 test at the border from December 7, Health Minister Marek Krajčí said today.

"Many people keep coming across the border who have exemptions. Even these people with such exemptions [...] will have to show the result of at least an antigen test not older than two weeks," Krajčí said.

People traveling to Slovakia must follow anti-epidemic restrictions, but for example students and commuters do not currently have to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Krajčí said people who cross through Slovakia to get to another country will continue to be exempt from the requirement to provide a negative test.

An official regulation, with more detailed information, has yet to be issued.

Slovak police currently conduct random checks at border areas or at the border to see whether the measures introduced by public health officers are met.

All countries neighboring Slovakia are considered a risk for possible coronavirus infection.

Due to this, people coming to Slovakia from abroad must stay in quarantine and be tested for COVID-19, unless they have a negative COVID-19 test no older than three days.

Apart from students and commuters, artists, journalists, and people crossing the border to take care of their family members have been exempted from the requirement thus far.

In the past two weeks, the epidemic has developed more slowly in Slovakia than in its neighboring countries. But Krajčí expects the number of the daily numbers of infections to keep increasing. He added that previous measures, such as the blanket testing of residents, have already lost their impact.