Coronavirus: Current information
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State of emergency in Slovakia was CANCELLED. Curfew is cancelled. Exceptional situation continues.
ANTI-PANDEMIC MEASURES (updated 25 October 2021)
- the Government updates anti-pandemic measures (5 grade traffic light system) every Monday
- Face masks (Bratislava) / FFP2 respirators (Martin) are mandatory in all interiors (including public transport vehicles)
- no restriction of movement
- measures may differ in various counties since they will be implemented regionally, current measures can be found at the website of the Ministry od Healthcare
- Bratislava and Martin (Jessenius Faculty of Medicine) may have different measures. In the week following 25 October 2021 Bratislava is orange and Martin is dark red. For more information, visit https://automat.gov.sk/?search and type the name of the county into the searchbar (information available only in Slovak).
- should the situation worsen, restaurants, cinemas and other facilities may have restricted capacities and different regimes. These are:
1) Základ (basic) - all customers, no need for testing or vaccination certificate
2) OTP (vaccinated, tested or people who suffered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days) - covid pass needed
3) Očkovaní (vaccinated) - only fully vaccinated people will be let inside, certificate of vaccination needed
All facilities have to inform about the regime in which they are operating at the entrance.
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.)
Price of a PCR test in Slovakia starts at 37€. Price of an antigen test is approximately 5-15€.
Antigen test is valid for 48 hours, PCR test is valid for 72 hours.
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. (Note: you are considered fully vaccinated on the 15th day after the 2nd jab. If you suffered from corona and then got the 1st jab, you are considered to be fully vaccinated, however, if you got the 1st jab and then got sick, you are not considered vaccinated and have to undergo mandatory quarantine.)
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.
Information on whether your classes will be held online or in person can be provided by employees at the study department of your faculty, each faculty may have a different system.
- 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 current situation and the need to decrease the capacity of dormitories because of safety reasons, dormitories are not lodging international exchange students in the Winter Term 2021/2022. This might change in the next semester, should the situation get better.
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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