Entry of foreigners into the territory of the Slovak Republic during an emergency situation
Entry of foreigners through the external or internal borders of the Slovak Republic related to the extraordinary situation) declared due to the COVID-19 disease
(external borders are land borders with Ukraine and flights from countries outside the Schengen area; 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 may enter the territory of the Slovak Republic through the external or internal borders without any obligations related to the extraordinary situation declared due to the COVID-19 disease caused by the corona virus SARS-CoV-2.
Entry through the external border with Ukraine related to the declaration of state of war within Ukrainian territory
Based on humanitarian grounds after an individual assessment the Slovak Republic will allow third country nationals to enter from Ukraine, even if they do not fulfil one or more entry conditions stipulated by Art. 6 (1) of the Schengen Borders Code (e. g. they are not in possession of travel document, they do not have visa if they are required so, etc.). In order to speed up the procedure of border checks at border crossing points, we suggest persons entering Slovakia, if they do not have travel documents, to present other identity documents, documents of residence status in Ukraine (even expired), or for children the birth certificate, if they have such documents with them.
Last Modify: 13. 1. 2023, 10:30