Health Alert: Tentative Easing of Quarantine Regulations Announced

Bratislava, Slovakia; April 21, 2020 On Monday, April 20, 2020, Slovak officials announced a four phase plan to ease quarantine regulations related to COVID-19.  Officials announced that progression through the phases will depend on the average daily number of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases and that special restrictions may be enacted as needed to maintain proper …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update June 22, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its  global level four health advisory   for Slovakia in place.  We strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel and take all sanitary precautions necessary to protect yourself and those around …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Location: Slovakia Current situation in the country: The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its  global level four health advisory   for Slovakia in place.  We strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel and take all sanitary precautions necessary to protect yourself and those around you. Flight Availability: There are multiple commercial flights from various European cities with direct …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update June 23, 2020 Location:  Slovakia Current situation in the country:  Although the official state of emergency in Slovakia ended on June 13 and many of its neighbors have eased social distancing measures, the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its  global level four health advisory  in place.  We strongly recommend …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia, COVID-19 Status Update

May 29, 2020  Location:  Slovakia    Current situation in the country:  Though the situation in Slovakia as improved the Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that the State Department keeps its  global level four health advisory  in place.  We strongly recommend that you avoid unnecessary travel and take all sanitary precautions necessary to protect yourself and those around you.  Flight Availability: U.S. Citizens that wish to return to U.S. can do so through the Vienna and …

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COVID-19 Information

Slovak Response to COVID-19, Travel Restrictions to The United States of America, and Consular Services at Embassy Bratislava  (Updated August 10th, 2020)  Updates  In a Presidential Proclamation (PP) announced June 22, 2020 , President Trump has extended the April 22, PP limiting employment based Immigrant Visas and has broadened the order to include several Non-Immigrant Visas including categories: L, H1B, H2B, J …

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Travel Alert: Austria Changes Border Posture

Austria has announced that as of Tuesday, April 14, 2020, anyone entering the country from the Slovak Republic will be required to show  a negative SARS-CoV-2 test (not older than 4 days) (VO BGBl. II Nr. 149/2020, VO BGBl. II Nr. 87/2020 idgF).  People transiting Austria are exempt from this requirement.  This means that  Americans looking to leave Slovakia and return to the United States via …

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SELECTUSA INVESTMENT SUMMIT RESCHEDULED

The highest priority of the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) is protecting the safety and well-being of ITA’s clients, partners, and staff. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to postpone the SelectUSA Investment Summit to June 2021. We recognize that this schedule change may affect your near-term business plans, and …

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Current Status of Passport Applications for Overseas Posts

Because of public health measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, effective March 20, 2020, the U.S Department of State began limiting its passport operations.  Effective April 2, we have further limited our ability to offer routine passport and citizenship services overseas.    In an emergency, Embassy Bratislava can assist with an emergency passport for …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.  …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

Location:  Slovakia Event:   On March 17, 2020 the Slovak Ministry of Health announced 73 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Slovak Republic. The CDC has issued a Level 3 Travel Notice for Slovakia. On Monday, March 16, 2020, Austrian Airlines announced the final direct flight to the United States from Vienna’s Schwechat Airport would take place on Wednesday evening, March …

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INFORMATION FOR TRAVELLERS

Current Outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disease The Department of State has no greater responsibility than the safety and security of U.S. citizens overseas, including providing information to help U.S. citizens make informed decisions about traveling abroad. The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to reconsider travel abroad at this time due to the global impact of COVID-19. …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

February 10, 2020 Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, Namestie Slobody, Hodzovo Namestie, and Namestie SNP. Event:  Multiple demonstrations are expected to take place on 02/11/2020.  All the events are regarding the Istanbul Convention. There will be a demonstration on Slobody Namestie at 8:00 AM with another on Hodžovo Namestie at …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava

Location: Slovakia Event: Heightened Middle East Tensions There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad. The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile. Be aware of your surroundings. Stay alert …

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Annual Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava

Annual Holiday Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava (10 December, 2019) Location: Slovakia, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, security measures in Slovakia and throughout Europe are heightened.  In Europe, locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by tourists continue to be areas …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia

December 03, 2019 Location:  Aupark Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia Event:  Slovak Police are reporting a security incident with possible bomb threat at Aupark Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia.  The Embassy has advised its personnel to avoid Aupark Mall, Bratislava, Slovakia. Actions to Take: Avoid the area Aupark Mall Notify friends and family of your safety. Monitor local media …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Bratislava

Location: Slovakia, countrywide Event: The embassy has confirmed that the fire was not an intentional explosion. Rather, it was caused by simple human error with a stove in the booth. Slovak emergency teams quickly responded to extinguish the fire.  There were no reported injuries, but there was some damage to the booth and an adjacent …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 27, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie SNP in Bratislava. Event: A demonstration is planned for Friday, April 27, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to show discontent with the ruling government coalition and alleged corruption.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend the protest to be held at Námestie SNP. Public transportation and roads in …

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Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia April 25, 2018

Location: All of Slovakia Event: The U.S. government remains concerned that terrorists are intent on targeting U.S. citizens, including children.  Terrorists may employ a variety of tactics, such as violent assaults and kidnappings.  In the past they have used knives, guns and vehicles as ramming devices.  They may target schools, hospitals, churches, tourist locations, transportation …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, April 05 and 06, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned in Bratislava at Námestie SNP.  There are other protests planned throughout the country taking place in the central square of the towns and cities. Event: There is a demonstration planned for Bratislava at Námestie SNP on Thursday, April 05 from 17:00 – 19:00 and more demonstrations taking place throughout the country …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 26, 2018

Location: There is a demonstration planned for Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka in front of the National Council building in Bratislava. Event: A demonstration is planned for Monday, March 26, 2018 beginning at 17:00 to 19:00 to protest against the proposed new government following the resignation of the previous Slovak Prime Minister.  A crowd in the thousands is expected to attend …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 23, 2018

Location: There are demonstrations planned in multiple cities across Slovakia.  The demonstrations expected to attract the largest number of participants will be in Kosice at Hlavne Namestie and in Bratislava, where there is a scheduled march from Šafárikovo námestie to námestie SNP. Event: Demonstrations are planned around Slovakia on Friday, March 23, 2018, beginning at 16:30 to 17:30 to …

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Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy, Bratislava, Slovakia, March 16, 2018

Location: There are demonstrations planned again in over forty Slovak towns and cities.  The demonstrations expected to attract the largest number of participants will be in Bratislava at Namestie SNP and Kosice at Hlavne Namestie. Event: Demonstrations are planned around Slovakia on Friday, March 16, 2018, beginning from 17:00 to 18:30 to protest against the government following the murder …

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