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

November 16, 2020

Location:  Slovakia

Current Situation in the Country: Beginning November 16, 2020, new entry requirements to Slovakia are in effect at all borders.  Note that none of the countries boarding Slovakia are currently classified as “green low-risk” for purposes of entry to Slovakia; a valid negative COVID-19 test and/or home quarantine is now required for most types of travelers entering Slovakia from most countries in the world.  Requirements are outlined on the COVID-19 info page of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.  For more detailed information in English, including on exceptions to the new regulations, please see the Decree of the Public Health Authority.  Persons physically present in Slovakia no longer need to carry proof of a negative COVID-19 test from the nationwide testing period, as was required during the partial lockdown of Oct. 26-Nov. 14.

American Citizen Services: As of November 16, 2020, American Citizen Services at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava is accepting limited appointment requests for routine services.

Social Distancing Measures:  Please remember to adhere to all Slovak laws and regulations, especially in these trying times.  As the situation is dynamic, please keep informed through reputable sources including the Ministry of Public Health’s English language webpage and COVID-19 info page of the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava.

 Actions to Take:


  • U.S. Embassy Bratislava, Slovakia: Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4-5, Bratislava, Slovakia
    +02 5443 0861, 8:00 – 5:00 PM weekdays
    +09 0370 3666 After-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens
  • State Department – Consular Affairs: 888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444
  • Visit the Embassy webpage
  • Slovakia Country Information
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