How safe is TRAVEL to Slovakia considering Coronavirus?

This is not a medical site, simply an article that provides information for travelers interested in Slovakia.

Update: November 05, 2020

Slovakia went with nationwide testing.

Shortly speaking, if you have a certificate of negative test, you can “move” freely, without the test you are not allowed to go out (exception is to go to buy groceries)
To enter Slovakia you will need to present a negative test, or will be tested on the border.

Update: July 07, 2020

Slovak borders are open for some countries. The situation is being updated and can change from day to day. Best check official web of Ministry of foreign and European affairs of the Slovak Republic:

Update: May 18, 2020

Slovakia belongs to the safest countries in the world with regards to Corona virus.
At the same time, while Slovakia is releasing restrictions, borders are still closed and it is very difficult for foreigners to get into Slovakia. If nothing is pushing you, stay relaxed, and plan your travel a bit later. We believe it will be good soon.

Update: May 7, 2020

In general, foreigners are still not allowed to enter Slovakia. Need to wait until the situation calms down all around.

Update: March 12, 2020

Slovakia is in lockdown. Do not travel anywhere stay at home.

Update: March 10, 2020

Don’t travel at the moment. The situation is questionable, and a very rational decision would be not to go anywhere in order to help to get the situation under control.

Update: March 9, 2020

How is the situation with coronavirus in Slovakia? What are the restrictions in Slovakia because of corona virus? To visit and travel in and around Slovakia safely for you and others read the following:

Slovakia was one of the last countries where the virus emerged in Europe

Slovakia is one of the last countries in Europe that got registered with people infected by corona virus. The first person with coronavirus in Slovakia got diagnosed and confirmed on Friday, March 6th, 2020.

Saying that could calm you down, that situation in Slovakia is quite safe. But let’s be rational, we don’t know how the situation will evolve. Some people say, there is no reason for panic that this is only a media bubble, other people say it is serious and preventative measures shall be taken.

Preventive measures and restrictions in Slovakia

Several preventive measures have been taken in Slovakia, schools, kindergartens, were closed in Bratislava, and in some other cities. Several Universities were closed also. See an example: STU-Slovak Technical University and CU – Comenius University. 

Theatres are closed, all cultural and sport events are suspended, desinfection of public buses is ongoing. 

My estimation is that we can expect more restrictive actions related to the whole topic.

As of now, there is no limitation on travel. If you plan any travel, just count to be flexible

Note: no panic and RELAX. Wash your hands often during the day. If you get the virus and you are healthy generally then you have nothing to worry about, but precautions

Behave rationally

Behave rationally, no bars, no clubs, no mass events. and keep hygiene standards on maximum level.

Emergency number

In case you are experiencing any of the CoronaVirus symptoms, please contact:
Medical help center 0800 221 234 as instructed by the Ministry of healthcare

Hygiene standards

washing hands, water
washing hands, water

If you come from the country/region that was affected please act responsibly not only towards you but also towards other people around you – and either report it to Medical center and strictly keep hygiene habits:

  • wash your hands with soap or containing alcohol which kills Coronavirus
  • avoid unnecessary touching of your face (eyes, mouth, nose)
  • when you sneeze, cough cover your mouth with hands but preferably with elbow / best to Kleenex

Public Health Authority

Bratislava Region is also following the Public Health Authority’s instructions and does not recommend visits to hospitalized patients or clients at social care facilities.

General information about Corona Virus

(by, aka “COVID-19,” is believed to spread through inhaling respiratory droplets that are released when an infected person sneezes or coughs, or from touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth. 

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