The authorities in Slovakia announced that from Monday, November 22, they will impose stricter restrictions on travel, especially for people who have not completed the vaccination process against the Corona virus.
This decision was confirmed by a statement published by the country’s Ministry of Interior, stressing that the new measures would amount to a “regional lockdown for non-vaccinators,” TheSchengen.com reports.
According to the ministry’s own announcement, the new changes have been approved by the government. But the Ministry of Health said that the materials will be modified in the coming weeks, taking into account the development of the epidemiological situation.
The results of total examinations of 585,824 people in Slovakia showed that they were infected with the Corona virus and its new strains in this country since the beginning of the epidemic, while a total of 13,725 people died due to the virus during the same period, based on the figures provided by the world. Health Organization (WHO).
Figures provided by the World Health Organization also show that in the past 24 hours, 7,616 people have tested positive for the virus, while 38 people have died during the same period.
Based on figures provided by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a total of 65.4 percent of the population in Slovakia has been vaccinated against the coronavirus and its new strains.
Authorities in Slovakia have also announced that travelers who have been fully vaccinated against the virus will not be subject to strict entry rules when planning travel to the Balkan country. In addition, people who have recovered from the disease will also be exempted from the new preventive measures that will be imposed from November 22.
These two groups of people will be preferred in many ways. They do not have to test work twice a week; In this regard, Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger indicated that they could go to stores, not only for necessities but also to shopping malls.
The Prime Minister also added that additional travel restrictions will also help stabilize the current increase in the number of COVID-19 infections. Heger stressed that the new rules are a temporary solution.
Heger indicated that the next step may be easing some of the procedures imposed on vaccinated travelers, while urging all citizens to be vaccinated to exempt them from travel restrictions.
Last month, the authorities in Slovakia announced that travelers from other countries who plan to enter Slovakia will be obligated to carefully follow entry requirements, as the country’s authorities imposed new requirements in order to stop the spread of the virus further.
These changes were introduced by the country’s Ministry of Interior and imposed in order to deal with the recent increase in the number of COVID-19 virus infections and new strains.