COVID – 19: Information for foreigners living in Slovakia updated 9 March 2021
All information about COVID-19 and related measures can be found on the website korona.gov.sk. In addition to Slovak version, the web site is also available in English, German, Hungarian, Ukrainian, Romani and Russian.
State of emergency and residence of foreigners in the Slovak Republic
The emergency situation declared on 11 March 2020 is still ongoing. On 1 October 2020, the state of emergency was again declared and it was extended by 40 days on 8 February 2021. The ongoing emergency situation has a significant impact on the validity of the residence permits of foreigners in the Slovak Republic. In general, if a temporary, permanent or tolerated residence permit should expire during ongoing emergency situation or within one month of the recall, then the it will not expire and it will be extended until two months after the recall of the emergency situation.
If you want to be tested for COVID-19, you must book for testing via the electronic form: https://korona.gov.sk/en/poziadat-o-vysetrenie-na-covid-19-en/
Testing for COVID-19 is done by antigen testing or PCR testing. Antigen testing is free. You can find a list of antigens testing places in Nitra on Ministry of Health website https://www.health.gov.sk/?ag-mom
If you apply for PCR testing, which is indicated by your doctor or Regional Public Health Authority, the test is done free of charge. If you request a testing without a doctor’s indication and contact one of the private laboratories, you will pay for the test by yourself.
The list of Regional Public Health Offices you can find here: https://www.uvzsr.sk/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&id=6&Itemid=58
It is possible to request vaccination against COVID-19 via the Form available on https://www.old.korona.gov.sk/covid-19-vaccination-form.php
At the moment, vaccination is open to all persons older than 60, healthcare professionals and those who diagnose, treat, or directly or indirectly care for patients with COVID-19. It is also open for persons who come into contact with a risk group in which there is an increased risk of a serious course of COVID-19 and persons determined by the criteria of the Ministry of Health on the basis of age. We recommend monitoring the updated information on the website: https://korona.gov.sk/
Self-isolation after the entrance to the Slovak Republic
From 17.2.2021, everyone who enters the Slovak Republic from abroad is obliged to undertake the 14-day self-isolation (domestic isolation or isolation in a state quarantine accommodation facility) and can take the PCR test earliest on the eighth day after arrival.
Upon entry from EU countries, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, the self-isolation ends with the receipt of a negative result for RT-PCR test for COVID-19, or with an asymptomatic course of isolation on completion of day 14.
Upon entry from other countries, the quarantine ends with the receipt of a negative RT-PCR test for COVID-19.
When entering the Slovak Republic, everyone must register on the website https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/#