Slovakia: travel restrictions and entry requirements for business trips

slovakia entry requirements for international business trips

Latest updates on Slovakia entry requirements and stay conditions for your international business trips.

Most of entry requirements in Slovakia are no longer active. However, some restrictions still apply to non-EU nationals entering Slovakia from third countries. This article informs about travel restrictions currently in force in Slovakia that could affect international secondments or business trips.

Table of contents

  1. Traveling to Slovakia from EU/Schengen zone
  2. Traveling to Slovakia from third countries
  3. Entry requirements in Slovakia
  4. Staying in Slovakia
  5. Contact our Experts

1. Enter Slovakia from EU/Schengen zone

On April 6, 2022, the public health authorities of the Slovak Republic lifted most of the restrictions related to Covid-19 for citizens of the EU Member States, as well as for foreigners legally residing in the Schengen area. This means that these categories of travelers can enter, for any purpose, the territory of the Slovak Republic through the internal borders.

2. Enter Slovakia from non-EU Countries

On the other hand, entry into Slovakia through the external border (a border which is not adjacent to a border of another Member State) remains subject to further restrictions and controls. These restrictions do not apply to citizens of the Member States of the European Union or to persons entering Slovakia from Ukraine.

According to the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic, third-country nationals seeking to enter Slovakia through the external border, must fall into the categories exempt from the entry ban.

Among these categories are:

  • Travelers fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the EMA or by the WHO;
  • Travelers in possession of a certificate certifying that they have recovered from Covid-19;
  • Highly qualified third-country worker, whose intervention cannot be postponed or performed remotely;
  • Cross-border workers;
  • Passengers in transit.

Please note that this list is not exhaustive, if you need more information on the categories of travelers exempt from the entry restrictions in Slovakia, you can contact our experts.

3. Entry requirements in Slovakia

The Slovak authorities do not impose specific obligations in relation to Covid-19 on those who enter Slovakia from EU/Schengen countries. No entry restrictions apply to European citizens. They are no longer required to provide any proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or proof of recovery from this disease. Similarly, a negative test result is not an entry requirement.

On the contrary, for non-European citizens arriving from third countries, the certification attesting to the recovery from Covid-19 or proof of vaccination are prerequisites for being exempted from the entry ban.

The health regulations currently in force do not require a post-arrival test just as registration on the eHranica portal.

4. Stay conditions and restrictions in Slovakia

Effective from March 14, 2022, there are no lockdown measures in Slovakia and mobility within the Country is not restricted. In addition, hotels, shops, as well as public offices and facilities are open to the public.

A safe social distance of 2 meters is still advisable. Furthermore, it is mandatory to wear the FFP2 mask, or KN95 / N95 in hospitals and healthcare facilities. In addition, participants in mass outdoor and indoor events have to wear masks.

Please note that Covid-19 travel rules, and, consequently, the information provided in this article, may be subject to change at short notice or without notice at all. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly monitor the provisions or seek advice from our experts.

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