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Slovakia

Slovakia

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7 September 2021


Certificate adoption

EU confirms that Slovakia is technically capable, ready to connect and effectively connected of joining the EU Digital certificate program. Anyone who has got the first or second dose of vaccination and whose vaccination data has been submitted to the eVaccination system by the vaccination center (about 1 week after vaccination to be completed).

 


Announcement

1 July 2021


Instrument type

The following are the different types of documents issued to Slovak citizens:

  • EU digital COVID card with vaccination status (after the first dose of vaccine)
  • EU digital COVID card with affirmative test (PCR / Antigen test)
  • EU digital COVID card of COVID-19 disease recovery which was tested by RT-PCR method no longer than 180 days ago.

Certificate name

EU digital COVID card


Certificate format

The certificate is written in Slovak and translated into English. Also, The QR code carries a unique URL to the eVaccination system, which allows users to view information from the certificate in order to verify its authenticity.


Entry protocol

Uses a traffic light system (Similar to the UK) of green, red and black , lowest to highest risk status. (1) Low-risk (green) countries
Travellers coming from countries included in this list will be required to follow the self-isolation rules. However, they can end their self-isolation as early as on the first day, provided that they obtain a negative test result. Vaccinated members and previous infection immunity exempt from quaratine. (2) Red countries 14-day quarantine and test on 8th day, exemptions are vaccinated members with work permit is Slovakia and temporary or permanent residents of the countries they arrive from or those vaccinated and working abroad but temp or permanent residence in Slovakia.

In addition, except for freight and bus crew, drivers, medical service drivers and crew, and other persons with special authorization given by the government, all travelers coming in Slovakia are required to fill out an entrance form upon arrival.

For vaccinated person

The following nations allow tourists who have been vaccinated to enter the country without having to go through quarantine:

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Montenegro, China, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Georgia, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Canada, South Korea, Kosovo, Cuba, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Macau, Hungary, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Germany, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, United States of America, Mexico, Serbia, Switzerland, Vatican City, Sweden, Taiwan, Italy ,Turkey, Ukraine

  • Fully vaccinated visitors with proof of vaccination status in the form of an authorized medical document (vaccination certificate) are permitted to enter Slovakia as of July 16.
  • One of the following conditions must be satisfied if you wish to be regarded as a fully vaccinated traveler:
    1. The person must have received the final dose of the COVID vaccination for at least 14 days but no more than 12 months.
    2. The person has had the initial injection of a single dose COVID vaccination for at least 21 days but no more than 12 months.
    3. If the first dose of COVID vaccination was administered 180 days after recovering from the virus, at least 14 days but no more than 12 months had passed after the person was inoculated with the vaccine.

In any case, passengers above the age of 12 who arrive from countries not listed above must provide a negative PCR test within 72 hours after departure.

For unvaccinated person

Unvaccinated passengers or those who cannot show a vaccination certificate in English, Slovak, or Czech, on the other hand, are subject to a 14-day quarantine, with the option of terminating the quarantine on the fifth day at the earliest by undergoing a COVID-19 PCR test.


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca (all those approved in line with the European Medicines Agency). J&J also purchased but not yet used. AstraZeneca has gone through roll-out pauses. Sputnik V is unregistered, but being rolled out for 18-60 year olds


Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

Slovakia will recognise Hungarian vaccination certificates, including the cards of those who received the Russian or Chinese jabs; unofficial news via https://www.euractiv.com/section/politics/short_news/slovakia-to-also-accept-hungarian-vaccine-certificate-including-russian-and-chinese-jabs/

  • BioNTech, Pfizer vaccine
  • Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • Moderna vaccine
  • Oxford, AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Sputnik V vaccine

Border status

Partially open; only travellers coming from the following countries can enter Slovakia without restrictions: Australia, China, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea.