Foreign travel advice

Slovakia

Important COVID-19 travel guidance

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Travel to some countries and territories is currently exempted.

This advice is being kept under constant review. Travel disruption is still possible and national control measures may be brought in with little notice, so check our travel guidance.

Summary

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) advises against all non-essential travel to Slovakia, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks in the country.

The FCDO is not advising those already travelling in Slovakia to leave at this time. Travellers should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect themselves and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus.

If you are returning to the UK from Slovakia on or after 4am on 26 September, you will need to self-isolate on your return (unless you are exempt). Check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The FCDO is not advising you to cut short your visit. You should contact your tour operator or airline if you have any questions about your return journey.

Travel to Slovakia is currently subject to entry restrictions

  • As of 20 July there are no restrictions in place on entering Slovakia if you are travelling from the UK.
  • If you are travelling from a country not considered to be low risk by the Slovak government, you must self-isolate on arrival and register with the Slovak Public Health Authority.

See Entry requirements for more information before you plan to travel.

Preparing for your return journey to the UK

If you’re returning to the UK from overseas, you will need to:

Check our advice on foreign travel during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and sign up for email alerts for this travel advice.

If you’re planning travel to Slovakia, find out what you need to know about coronavirus there in the Coronavirus section.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to get travel insurance and check it provides sufficient cover. See the FCDO’s guidance on foreign travel insurance.

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Slovakia as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

If you’re living in or moving to Slovakia, visit our Living in Slovakia guide in addition to this travel advice.

If you need to contact the emergency services in Slovakia call 112.

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Slovakia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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