Life in Slovakia with COVID-19

COVID-19 Related Restrictions and Regulations in Slovakia

DAILY UPDATE February 26, 2021
Total number of RT-PCR tests: 2,009,936 (Last increase: 10,958)
Total number of lab-confirmed cases (RT-PCR): 300,775 (Last increase: 2,438)
Number of COVID-19 associated deaths: 6,859 (Last increase: 84)

Travel regulations:

If you are entering Slovakia and have only visited the EU, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, or the UK in the last 14 days, you have to undergo home isolation (or in a quarantine facility).
Self-isolation is complete by getting a negative RT-PCR test result or after being asymptomatic on the 14th day.
You are obliged to get tested for COVID-19 on the eighth day of your self-isolation at the earliest.

If you are entering Slovakia and have visited countries other than the EU, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, or the UK in the last 14 days, you have to undergo home isolation (or in a quarantine facility).
Self-isolation is complete by getting a negative RT-PCR test result.
You are obliged to get tested for COVID-19 on the eighth day of your self-isolation at the earliest.

Life in Slovakia and general regulations:

- Hotels, mountain huts and ski slopes are closed till March 19, 2021
- Natural health spas are open to accommodated guests only
- Wellness centers, fitness centers, water parks, outdoor swimming pools, night clubs, cinemas, and theaters are closed till March 19, 2021
- Restaurants and bars cannot serve food and beverages in their premises, only takeaway and food delivery is allowed
- Museums, galleries, and other tourist attractions are closed till March 19, 2021
- International fights, bus and train lines to Slovakia are in operation

- Wearing a face mask in the exteriors, public interiors, and public transport is compulsory

- Entry and stay in the operations (indoor areas) only with covered mouth and nose (face mask, scarf); this obligation does not apply to the time required for the consumption of beverages and meals in restaurants, bars, and cafes

- Apply hand sanitizer or disposable gloves at the entrance to the operation

- The number of customers in operation at one time cannot exceed the concentration of one customer per 15 m2 of the sales area of the premises

- Only people with body temperature of max. 37 °C are allowed to enter operation premises

- Operations have to do a frequent sanitizing of the premises

- Seniors over 65 have reserved shopping hours in the grocery stores and drugstores in time 9 AM - 11 AM (Mon - Fri); they can also use other time for shopping

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