Authorities in Slovakia have implemented new changes to entry rules for travelers planning to enter the Central European country, which will come into effect from October 15, the country’s Interior Ministry has reported.
According to the same ministry announcement, all travelers aged 12 and over will be required to register through eHranica, upon arrival in Slovakia, TheSchengen.com reports.
The Ministry of Interior confirmed that new changes to the existing quarantine rules have also been imposed.
“The duration of the quarantine after entering Slovakia has been standardized with the national duration of isolation – with the course of asymptomatic quarantine after entering Slovakia; it ends on the tenth day. The length of the quarantine also ends with the receipt of a negative PCR test to be done on the fifth day at the earliest,” it said. In the statement published by the ministry itself.
Fully immunized travelers planning to enter Slovakia will be required to prove their vaccination status upon entry into Slovakia, either by submitting a COVID EU certificate or other third country national document which must contain the following information;
Name and surname data Date of birth Vaccine name Total number of vaccine doses taken by the traveler Date of last vaccination
Travelers with a National Vaccination Certificate must ensure that the certificate is in English.
The ministry clarified that all people who do not meet these requirements will not be considered fully catering.
The authorities in Slovakia also announced that travelers from the United Arab Emirates will not have to be tested for the Corona virus, as the latter was added to the list of countries from which travelers are exempted from these requirements.
“On the basis of negotiations with the Ministry of Transport of the Slovak Republic, a mandatory quarantine will not apply to persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic for the purpose of the necessary procedures necessary to obtain a work permit and related documents for the profession of public transport and truck driver in the Slovak Republic and they can prove this upon entering the territory of the Slovak Republic confirm this fact.
The same source also clarified that these people will be required to submit a negative result of the Corona virus test no more than 72 hours.
A total of 422,614 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Slovakia since the start of the pandemic, based on data provided by the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, the same source shows that more than 12,700 people in Slovakia died from the virus during the same period.
According to data provided by the World Health Organization, Slovakia has recorded 1,690 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths.
Earlier, the Slovak government announced that it would relax its border system with the assurance that only police personnel would conduct checks.