Slovakia makes quarantine mandatory for all arrivals from February 17
The decision has been announced by the Slovak Ministry of Interior, which in a press release pointed out that arrivals from all EU countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and Norway are also subject to the measure.
“Every newcomer is obliged to enter the 14-day quarantine. He may pass a PCR test on day 8 at the earliest. If negative, quarantine can be terminated,” a press release of the Ministry pointed out, further noting that exempt from the measure will be commuters from neighbouring and more distant European countries and a few other selected groups of people.
The Ministry also explains that the measure is being taken in order to cope with the situation created by the spread of the new mutations in SARS-CoV-2 which have led to the worsening of the epidemiological situation.
All arrivals remain obligate to register at korona.gov.sk/ehranica, as soon as they arrive in Slovakia at the latest, while those who arrive by air need to fill an electronic for at mindop.sk/covid/ as well.
Every person that does not want to end quarantine earlier by taking a PCR test will have to stay isolated for a period of 14 days. Children under the age of 10 will have to stay in isolation as long as the other members of their common household are in quarantine. ■