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

March 2, 2021

Location:  Slovakia

Current Situation in Slovakia: Due to the worsening COVID-19 situation in Slovakia, the government of Slovakia will enact new restrictions starting Wednesday, March 3.  Most activities outside the home are prohibited.  Many excepted activities require negative results of a COVID-19 test less than 7 days old.  FFP2 type masks will be required on public transportation and in shops as of March 8 and in all indoor spaces as of March 15.

For links to details, lists of excepted activities, and information about the new COVID-19 Traffic Light System (Automat) in English, please visit the COVID-19 webpage of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.  Current entry, exit, and transit requirements, including information about transit to the airport in Vienna, are also available at the COVID-19 webpage of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava. 

American Citizen Services: The American Citizen Services section at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava is accepting limited appointments for routine and emergency services during the lockdown period.

Social Distancing Measures:  Please adhere to all Slovak laws and regulations regarding social distancing and mask usage.  No social gatherings are allowed at this time.  For more details, see the COVID-19 info page of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.

 Actions to Take:

– Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

– For the most recent information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.

– Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on for the latest information.

– Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.

– Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for regular updates on conditions in Slovakia.

– Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

– Visit the Slovak Ministry of Public Health COVID-19 webpage.


– Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

– Contact the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia located at Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4-5 in Bratislava, at 02/544 308 61, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +421-903-703-666.

– To reach Consular Affairs in Washington, D.C., call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

– Visit the webpage of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava

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