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Entry of foreigners into the territory of the Slovak Republic during an emergency situation

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Entry of foreigners through the internal borders of the Slovak Republic 

(internal borders are land borders with the Czech Republic, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Poland and Hungary and flights to airports in the Slovak Republic from the countries of the Schengen area)

All foreigners lawfully staying in the territory of the Schengen area may enter, for any purpose, the territory of the Slovak Republic through the internal borders.

All persons are subject to epidemiological obligations after entering the territory of the Slovak Republic, which are regulated by the Decree of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, which imposes measures in the event of a threat to public health on the quarantine obligations of persons after entering the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Entry through the external borders of the Slovak Republic 

(External borders are land borders with Ukraine and flights from countries outside the Schengen area)

Citizens of the Member States of the European Union and their family members may enter the territory of the Slovak Republic through the external borders for any purpose. After entry, they are subject to quarantine obligations regulated by the Decree of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, which imposes measures in the event of a threat to public health on the quarantine obligations of persons after entering the territory of the Slovak Republic.

The Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 of 30 June 2020 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, as amended applies at the external borders of the Slovak Republic.

Third-country nationals may enter the territory of the Slovak Republic through the external border only if they fall under one of the exceptions listed in this Recommendation or in its annexes to this Recommendation. In the conditions of the Slovak Republic, this means:   

  • persons who are relatives of person with the permanent or temporary residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic or relatives of the citizen of the Slovak Republic, i.e. husband/wife, minor, parent of a minor who is a citizen of the Slovak Republic,
  • Persons who have been granted a valid residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic under the Act No. 404/2011 on the Residence of Foreigners and on Amendments to Certain Acts as Amended (hereinafter referred to as the “Act on the Residence of Foreigners”) or are holders of a national visa issued by the embassy of the Slovak Republic. The entry into the territory of the Slovak Republic is also considered to be a valid stay of third-country nationals who, after fulfilling the legal conditions, are not required to submit an application for temporary residence within 90 days from the beginning of their stay in the Slovak Republic (§ 23 par. 6; § 24 par. 4; § 25 par. 3; § 26 par. 2; § 30 par. 4 of the Act on the Residence of Foreigners). The purpose of the stay must be proved by third-country nationals at the external border by credible documents.
  • Persons who fulfill all the conditions for a general exemption from compulsory isolation and other obligations after entry specified in § 6, § 7 or § 8 of the valid Decree of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, which imposes measures in the event of a threat to public health on the quarantine obligations of persons after entering the territory of the Slovak Republic e.g. freight crew members, transiting passengers to the Member States in which they are granted residence.     
  • Residents of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine,  United Arab EmiratesChina (special administrative areas of People´s Republic of China Hongkong, Macao), Uruguay and Taiwan.
  • Persons who have received the last recommended dose of  COVID-19 vaccine approved by the EMA at least 14 days before entering the EU+ region – one of vaccines approved in the EU according Regulation (EC) 726/2004 - BioNTech and Pfizer (Comirnaty), Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson / Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

These third-country nationals are also subject to the obligations after entry into the territory of the Slovak Republic imposed by the Decree of the Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, which imposes measures in the event of a threat to public health on the quarantine obligations of persons after entering the territory of the Slovak Republic.

In other cases, third-country nationals at the border crossing point shall be restricted from entering the European Union and shall be refused entry into the territory of the Member States of the European Union in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council, establishing a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code), as amended.

Last Modify: 14. 10. 2021, 08:45

 

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