Coronavirus: Current information
State of emergency in Slovakia was CANCELLED. Curfew is cancelled. Exceptional situation continues.
UPDATES (7 JULY)
All shops and shopping malls are open, no test needed. A negative test may be required at theatres and other public events.
You do not have to provide a negative test if you have a document confirming you have been vaccinated (14 days after the 2nd shot of a 2-dose vaccine / 21 days after Johnson & Johnson).
Face covering - face mask mandatory inside (including public transport vehicles). Face covering is not necessary outside if you are more than 5m away from other people.
Restriction of movement - Curfew cancelled
Public events - Cultural events outside and inside allowed with max 50% capacity.
Wellness, water parks, spa, pools - limited capacity
Shopping malls and shops - open, no limitations
Restaurants - sitting available outside and inside
Museums, galleries, botanical garden, zoo - small groups allowed
Accommodation (hotels, motels) - available
This website is updated once a week.
Antigen tests are not provided for free.
You can book a PCR test and find information about testing at:
- https://www.mediados.sk/test-na-koronavirus-covid-19/ (you can book the test to be done at your accommodation.)
- https://www.agellab.sk/verejnost/ (AGEL Clinic s.r.o., Jelačičova 8, 821 08 Bratislava.)
-https://www.laboratornadiagnostika.sk/samoplatcovia/detail/prevencia-chorob/pcr-test-na-ochorenie-covid-19 (Click on "Objednať vyšetrenie", choose date and time, and fill in your personal data.)
Price of a PCR test in Slovakia is approximately 70€. Price of an antigen test is approximately 15€.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL (SINCE 9 July 2021)
It is recommended not to travel abroad. If you decide to travel abroad, you should have a temporary residence permit, you might have problems to get back to Slovakia without it.
When entering Slovakia from abroad you need to:
a) provide a confirmation of vaccination (EU Covid Pass / Green Pass)* OR
b) undergo an obligatory quarantine. The quarantine ends upon receiving a negative PCR test result. You can be tested no earlier than 5 days after entering the country.
*Only fully vaccinated people can avoid quarantine. Fully vaccinated people are people who have had the 2nd dose of the vaccine 14 days ago and earlier OR people who have had Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least 21 days ago.
Before crossing the border everyone has to register at korona.gov.sk – registration here: https://korona.gov.sk/en/ehranica/.
If you travel abroad from any of the neighboring countries (Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary), check their current conditions / demands for entering the country.
Since 5 October 2020, all classes should be held online. Exceptions may apply to certain practical lessons and laboratory exercises. Students will be instructed by their teachers/faculty study department.
- Masks are obligatory inside (shops, public transport vehicles, university buildings, etc) at all times.
- No need to wear a mask in nature in presence of people from the same household or when the distance from other people is at least 5m (17 ft).
- Wash your hands frequently with with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
- Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care immediately.
Due to the ongoing pandemic and unpredictable situation in the following semester, the dormitories may set stricter rules to prevent the spread of the virus.
Please be aware that dormitories in Bratislava cannot be used as a quarantine facility, so all students are asked to find other accommodation in Bratislava and self-isolate for the time needed.
While you are in self-quarantine, you can either order some basic groceries or cooked meals to your room with several services. Tesco store in Slovakia offers you to buy your groceries online, pay by card and then they will deliver you the groceries to your door. Here is the link for the English website: https://potravinydomov.itesco.sk/groceries/en-GB/.
Then, the website Bistro covers many restaurants and fast-food in Bratislava from which you can order your meal online, pay by card and ask the courier to leave the meal at your door, link: https://www.bistro.sk/en/?gclid=CjwKCAjwnK36BRBVEiwAsMT8WIQQo11chlvGP5eiZ1sk_Xnb3hnh5b1UgANpMlE4e6CAZKaHVENpNBoCydcQAvD_BwE
In addition to Bistro, it is possible to use also Wolt application to order meals right in front of your doors, Wolt also covers many different restaurants and fast-food in Bratislava. They specifically have an option of contactless order, you just need to mention it when ordering meal. Here is the link: https://wolt.com/en/discovery?pid=googleadwords_int&gclid=CjwKCAjwnK36BRBVEiwAsMT8WHMqsvXKEZmZ-u8be0VCGt1V-R0RQrZdy48dWLLaBM-iAH7JlWisGhoCc_MQAvD_BwE
If you are coming from a high-risk country/region, you are not allowed to stay at our dormitories. You need to find a hotel, hostel, bed and breakfast etc., stay there at least 5 days, do Covid-19 test and then, if negative, you can move to the dormitory.
Below is the list with several hotels/hostels and their requirements regarding the accommodation of people from high-risk countries/regions. The list will be updated regularly, however, there are other hotels and hostels available. For the full list please visit some searching websites like booking.com, hotels.com, agoda.com etc. If you book a hotel from this list or if you use other option, we advise you to always contact the hotel before your arrival to make sure they can accommodate you.
Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic - 0917 222 682, novykoronavirusuvzsr.sk
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava 0917 426 075
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Žilina 0905 342 812
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Banská Bystrica 0918 659 580
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Nitra 0948 495 915
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Trnava 0905 903 053
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Trenčín 0911 763 203
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Košice 0918 389 841
Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Prešov 0911 908 823
All details and information about residence permit and visa can be found here: https://uniba.sk/en/international-relations/incoming-students/erasmus/practical-information/visa-and-temporary-residence/.
Foreign Police Bratislava – contact details:
Oddelenie cudzineckej polície PZ Bratislava
Regrútska 4, Bratislava 831 07
GPS: N 48.2098064 E 17.190732000000025
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