VISA REGIME

For holders of diplomatic and official passports:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days during a period of six months*

For holders of national passports and other travel documents:

A visa is not required for a stay of up to 90 days during a period of six months*

Note:

*The visa-free regime does not apply to holders of passports issued by the Coordination Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia
Holders of emergency travel documents in transit do not require a visa, but the DCRO issuing the ETD needs to add additional data to it, consult the nearest DCRO of Slovakia about the data.

 

ENTRY REGIME FOR CITIZENS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC    

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia may enter Slovakia. It is necessary to register before entering Slovakia, through the following link: http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica . Persons that have been vaccinated (at least 14 days after the administration of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine and 21 days after the administration of a single-dose vaccine) may enter without restrictions provided they have a certificate of vaccination in Slovak, Czech or English language.
First registration (via http://korona.gov.sk/ehranica) for fully vaccinated persons is valid for the next 6 months.
All unvaccinated persons entering the territory of the Slovak Republic must undergo a 14-day self-isolation, which can be ended by receiving a negative PCR test result, that can be done at earliest on the 5th day of self-isolation.
Persons arriving by airplane also need to fill out the following form: http://www.mindop.sk/covid
Transit through Slovakia is possible for all passengers if they are traveling to the country in which they have residence or the country of which they are citizens. The transit may last up to eight hours. Other persons (expect for truck and bus drivers, and similar categories of transit travelers) require a transit permit, which can be obtained via https://www.minv.sk/?formular-vynimka or email corona.transit@minv.sk (following data is required: name and surname, date of birth, passport number, time and date of entry, border crossing which will be used on entering and leaving the county and an invitation letter). Only designated routes can be used for transit (pages 5 and 6 https://www.uvzsr.sk/docs/uvod/rozcestnik_vyhlaska_hranice_9-7-2021.pdf ).

 

ENTERING AND LEAVING THE COUNTRY

Citizens of the Republic of Serbia need to have a travel document valid for at least three months after the planned date for leaving the territory of Slovakia. The period of validity of a passport for regulating a stay must be 3 months after the expiry of the requested stay.
For entering the Slovak Republic, citizens of the Republic of Serbia do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days during a period of 180 days. Slovak authorities apply regulations related to the stay of foreign nationals strictly, so there is no willingness to tolerate a stay longer than 90 days.
If the stay is in private accommodation, it must be reported to the local foreigners’ police within 3 days of entering the country. A hotel stay involves automatic registration.
Contact telephone number of the foreigners’ police and border police: +421-9610-50765.

 

SOCIAL SECURITY AGREEMENT    

An international agreement between the Republic of Serbia and the Slovak Republic defines cooperation in the field of health insurance, and insurance holders of the Republic Fund for Health Insurance may use medical assistance in case of emergency interventions under certain conditions.
An agreement between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the Government of the Slovak Republic on engaging in paid work for members of families employed in their diplomatic missions, consular representative offices or missions with international organisations was signed on 9 September 2019. The provisions of this agreement envisage, inter alia, that dependents of a member of a diplomatic mission or consular representative office may, based on reciprocity, be authorised to perform paid work within the territory of the receiving country in accordance with this agreement.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION:   

SECURITY SITUATION – The security situation is stable.

TRANSPORT – The most important airports in the Slovak Republic are in Bratislava and Košice. If using the airport in Vienna, transport to Bratislava is provided by buses leaving every hour. Tickets are purchased with the driver, or electronically. An airline between Niš and Bratislava has been established by the private airline Ryanair, with flights operating twice per week.  The use of motorways requires having an electronic vignette, purchasable at designated locations and nearly all gas stations. Control is by way of cameras and vehicles set up along roads. The maximum speed on motorways is 130 kilometres per hour, while on local roads the speed limit is 90 kilometres per hour. In settlements, the maximum speed is 50 kilometres per hour.  A Serbian driver’s licence may be used in transit through Slovakia, and during a tourist stay. Citizens of the Republic of Serbia residing in Slovakia for more than six months and holding a residence permit must replace their licence for a Slovak one with the competent body within 60 days of the expiry of the 185 days as of starting their residence in Slovakia.

OTHER – The official currency in the Slovak Republic is the euro. Payment cards can be used. The tourist offer of the Slovak Republic, including information on accommodation and food prices is available at: https://slovakia.travel/en

 

Contact information:

For consular assistance and protection in the Slovak Republic, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Bratislava (address: Budkova 38, 811 04 Bratislava), at the following telephone number: 00 421 2 5443 1927, or e-mails: consular.bratislava@mfa.rs, embassy.bratislava@mfa.rs