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Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic

Dátum: 19.03.2020
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Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic

Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic

Measures to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic

The Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic, as the competent authority of the state administration for the sphere of public health care, orders the following measures pursuant to the Act on the Protection, Promotion and Development of Public Health, and in light of the extraordinary situation declared in the territory of the Slovak Republic by the Government of the Slovak Republic (11 March 2020) and in line with the Slovak Government Resolution of 15 March 2020: 

A. With effect from 16 March 2020, as of 6:00 am, all small-trade operations and all operations providing services shall be closed, with the exception of:

  • grocery shops, butchers, bakeries, fruit and vegetable shops, grocery stores with food for particular nutritional uses for infants and toddlers, and grocery stores with products for special medicinal uses,
  • pharmacies, shops and dispensaries of medicinal devices,
  • drugs stores,
  • fuel and propellant service stations,
  • newspaper and print kiosks,
  • shops with foodstuffs for animals, and veterinary practices,
  • outlets for telecommunications operators,
  • public catering operations and fast food establishments,
  • post, bank and insurance offices,
  • Internet shopping operations (e-shop) and home delivery services
  • cleaning and laundry services,
  • auto repair services, towing services,
  • taxi services for providing only transport of goods or deliveries (no passengers transportation is allowed),
  • funeral services, cemetery services and crematoriums

B. With effect from 16 March 2020, as of 6:00 am, for the period of 14 days, it is prohibited for the public to visit public catering establishments and fast food outlets: the ban does not apply to the sale outside the public catering operation (e.g. fast food stands with dispensary windows, or take-away outlets with no public entry to the operation).

C. With effect from 16 March 2020, as of 6:00 am, operators of shopping malls are ordered, for the period of 14 days, not to close outlets described in item A.

D. All persons who, as of 16 March 2020, are returning in groups from afflicted areas abroad on the territory of the Slovak Republic or are repatriated shall stay in isolation in facilities defined by the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic for a period inevitable for carrying out a laboratory diagnostics of COVID-19 and subsequently after a negative result this person is ordered to stay in home isolation for the overall period of 14 days in total.

The Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic emphasizes that the aim of this measure is to protect the health of people and prevent deaths in connection with the COVID-19 disease. 


12.03.2020

Due to the public health emergency and the need to adopt measures pursuant to the law on the civil protection of the population, on 11 March 2020 the Slovak Republic declared a state of emergency in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

On 12 March 2020 the Central Emergency Staff of the Slovak Republic adopted the following measures in relation to the COVID-19 disease:

  • All three international airports will be closed down
  • People with a permanent or temporary domicile in the Slovak Republic who return to Slovakia from abroad will be obliged to remain in quarantine for 14 days
  • All schools and educational establishments will be shut down (New form for nursing benefit from Social Insurance Agency (coronavirus): https://www.socpoist.sk/new-form-for-nursing-benefit/68355s)
  • Temporary border control with all neighboring states will be imposed, except for the Republic of Poland, where the situation will be continuously monitored
  • International and domestic train and bus transport will be limited, except for imports and supplies
  • Bars, leisure facilities and premises (ski centers, wellness centers, fitness centers, amusement parks and aquaparks) will be closed
  • Social and cultural establishments will be shut down
  • Shopping centers will have limited operation – on the weekend, only food, medications and drugstore items may be bought
  • The opening hours of customer centers will be limited
  • Visits of the hospital patients will continue to be prohibited
  • The organization of sporting, cultural, social and other mass events is prohibited
  • Hotels and restaurants will be open.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic emphasizes that the measures represent a major and important tool to limit the spread of the COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic.
In this context the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs recommends against travelling abroad as long as the state of emergency in the territory of the Slovak Republic remains in force.

We stress that beginning on 13 March 2020 7.00 a.m. all the persons coming to Slovakia from abroad are obliged to remain in quarantine for 14 days. More information is available at the website of the Public Health Office of the Slovak Republic (www.uvzsr.sk)
 
In relation to the transport restrictions, beginning on 13 March 7.00 a.m. the Ministry of Transport and Construction of the Slovak Republic imposes increased measures for international transport.

Railway Transport

International trains will not operate as of 13 March 7.00 a.m. Domestic rail passenger transport will operate according to Saturday timetables every day as of the Saturday 14 March 2020. The ZSSK (Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, Slovak Passenger Railways Company) continues to regularly disinfect train cars. Similarly, the ŽSR (Železnice Slovenskej republiky, Railways of the Slovak Republic) disinfects the premises of the railway stations.

Bus Transport

Likewise, international bus transport is not allowed to operate from or to Slovakia as of 13 March 7.00 a.m.

Truck Transport of Goods

Freight transport is permitted for domestic as well as international routes to provide for supplying services. Truck drivers must be equipped with protective equipment.

Maritime Transport

Passenger cruise vessels are not allowed to enter a harbor in Slovakia as of 13 March 7.00 a.m. They can sail through the territory without stopping.

Air Transport

All international passenger flights from and to Slovakia will be stopped when adopted by the Government of the Slovak Republic.

Post Offices

The Slovenská pošta (Slovak Post Office) operates in a limited regime and it adapts its opening hours as appropriate. The branches are regularly disinfected.

The information will continuously be updated.

More information: https://www.mzv.sk/web/en/covid-19

WHO INFO

Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava 0917 426 075