Open with restrictions

Slovakia Travel Restrictions

48,20% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 47,66% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Slovakia.
Vaccinated visitors from South Africa can enter Slovakia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Slovakia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.

Slovakia entry details and exceptions


Travelers transiting through Slovakia within 8 hours,Students,Travelers with humanitarian reasons for travel, Slovak citizens, permanent or temporary residents,Some family members of citizens or permanent/temporary residents.

Travelers must have proper documentation accrediting their exemption.

Fully vaccinated travelers must be able to show a certificate proving their vaccination status in Slovak, Czech or English. The vaccination certificate must include a stamp of the national authority or be electronically verifiable.

Outgoing travel to SlovakiaTravelling from South Africa to Slovakia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Slovakia.

Quarantine requirements

Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Slovakia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

The isolation period can be shortened
Travelers will be tested on arrival and may break the quarantine if the result is negative.
Details and exceptions
Exemptions apply to:
* travelers who recovered from COVID-19 within 180 days before travel.
* fully vaccinated travelers with the final dose of an mRNA vaccine received at least 14 days before travel. * travelers vaccinated with the first dose of a vector vaccine received at least 28 days before travel.
* travelers under the age of 18.

Return travelReturning to South Africa from Slovakia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Slovakia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions
traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.
Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.
Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Slovakia are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Details and exceptions
Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.

Other COVID-19 restrictions for Slovakia

Masks:Required in public spaces and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open with restrictions
Bars:Open with restrictions