Slovakia extended the quarantine release for unvaccinated cross-border workers. The condition is, however, that they present a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 7 days. Fully vaccinated people are released from quarantine.
According to the regulations – as before – cross-border workers arriving in Slovakia after August 31 who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will not have to go to mandatory quarantine. The regulation of the sanitary services is valid until further notice.
Slovakia – entry rules
As before, you should present a negative coronavirus test at the border and fill out an electronic arrival form once a month. It is also necessary to document the fact of working in Slovakia.
As we read on the website of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it is about cross-border workers living up to 100 km from the border crossing. The above exception also applies to, inter alia, pupils, students, people taking personal care of close family members, farmers managing agricultural land up to 10 km from the border.
People who do not meet the requirements are quarantined in home conditions or quarantine hotels for a period of 14 days. It can be terminated when the RT-PCR test for COVID-19 is negative, but the test can be performed no sooner than on the fifth day of quarantine.
Since the obligation to isolate after the transition period was also to apply to cross-border workers, demonstrators along the border with the Czech Republic and Hungary blocked roads and demanded changes to the restrictions related to the pandemic.
Entry to Slovakia without quarantine is possible for fully vaccinated people. The condition is the obligatory registration of the e-hranica form, available on the website of the Slovak government. Children under the age of 12 are also released from quarantine, as long as the parents or guardians with whom they enter Slovakia are not quarantined.
Slovakia – transit
Different rules apply to transit. EU citizens can transit through Slovak territory within 8 hours without stopping, except for essential refueling. In the case of transit – as we read on the website of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs – it is not necessary to have a certificate of a negative COVID-19 test result, or a vaccination certificate, or to fill in any form, e.g. e-hranica.
However, the transit journey must take place along the designated routes.
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