Starting 1 January, 2021, the state of emergency and curfew apply in Slovakia. You can find all current information on the website of korona.gov.sk/en.
The following measures are applicable starting from 1 January 2021:
- From 1 January to 24 January, a curfew will apply in Slovakia with minor exceptions – all facilities will be closed, except those that provide basic needs (food, drugstores, etc.).
- Public catering facilities (restaurants, pubs, cafés, etc.) may operate window sales or to pack food for a take-away only.
- All ski resorts are closed.
- The number of customers in facilities is limited to one person per 15 square meters.
- Dedicated shopping hours at grocery stores and drug stores for older people from 9 to 11 AM – shopping is also permitted outside of these hours, however, using these dedicated times is strongly advised.
- Churches, places for theatrical, musical, movie and other art performances are not allowed to provide their services.
- Outdoor and indoor swimming pools, saunas, water parks, gyms and wellness centres are closed.
- Masks MUST be worn both indoors and outdoors;
- Masks are NOT OBLIGED when in nature, for members of the same household, or when the strangers are more than 5 metres apart.
Visits to museums, galleries and other attractions in Bratislava are not possible. More information on the curfew can be found HERE.
Slovakia has open borders to citizens of these “safe countries”. You can find list of them HERE. However a rearrangement of this system is currently being considered.
Upon arrival from other countries, it is necessary for to prove a negative test for COVID-19 disease to the relevant regional public health office in the Slovak Republic, which must be registered immediately. Subsequently, those arriving remain in home isolation. The relevant regional public health office in the Slovak Republic authorizes these persons to take the COVID-19 test on the 5th day after their arrival at the earliest. If the test result is negative, the home isolation will end. This ends the obligation of state quarantine.
It is currently possible to fly from and to Bratislava from these destinations.
The latest measures for mass public events:
The Public Health Authority banned any and all public events of cultural, sport, social and/or other nature. All public events are forbidden (except for weddings, baptisms and funerals, with a limitation maximum of 6 participants).
The exception will also be applicable for professional league games (football, ice hockey, volleyball, basketball, handball – First League), however, without spectators, and the players will be regularly tested for COVID-19.
Another exception is applicable for gatherings organised pursuant to law (municipal councils, national parliament gatherings, courts), provided that the established pandemic measures are met.