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From Today, Slovakia Applies New Travel Rules

Travelers from other countries planning to enter Slovakia are required to carefully follow the new entry requirements that are effective as of today, October 15.

The new changes were introduced by the country’s Ministry of Interior and taken in order to deal with the current situation of COVID-19, reports.

According to the ministry’s announcement, starting today, all people aged 12 and over will have to complete the registration process through eHranica upon arrival in the Central European country.

In addition, the authorities in Slovakia have also implemented new changes to the existing requirements for self-isolation, as confirmed by the Ministry itself.

“The duration of the quarantine after entering Slovakia has been unified with the national duration of isolation – with a course of asymptomatic quarantine after entering Slovakia; it ends on the tenth day. The statement stressed that the length of the quarantine also ends with the receipt of a negative PCR test to be carried out on the fifth day at the earliest. .

Like many other countries, authorities in Slovakia have been grappling with high rates of COVID-19 infection since the start of the pandemic. Based on figures provided by the World Health Organization, Slovakia has recorded a total of 431,757 cases of COVID-19 and 12,791 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Moreover, the same source shows that tests have proven that 1,871 people were infected with the virus in the past 24 hours, while 19 people died of the virus.

However, the government of Slovakia has begun to ease entry restrictions for travelers arriving in the country from areas considered safe based on their epidemiological situation. Currently, fully vaccinated travelers from other countries are subject to more moderate entry rules when planning to enter Slovakia.

According to a recent announcement by the Slovak Interior Ministry, travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the virus will be required to present an EU COVID-19 certificate or other documents proving that they have completed their vaccination process. The certificate must contain the following information;

Name and surname Date of birth Name of the traveler’s vaccine The total number of vaccine doses the traveler took Date of the last vaccination

In addition, all persons who hold a national vaccination document must ensure that the document is written in English. People who do not meet the above conditions will not be considered fully immune to the virus.

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