Dear guests! Please note that from Monday 16. 8. 2021, a new COVID traffic light system is entering into force. Please read how the terms as for accommodation, restaurants and wellness centres are going to change. Based on the new system, Slovak districts are going to be divided in five levels: green colour – monitoring phase, orange colour – alert phase, red colour – warning phase 1, dark red colour – warning phase 2, black colour – warning phase 3.
As for tourism, the new system will affect mainly accommodation establishments (checking in), wellness and fitness centres, restaurants and cableways. The changes concern mainly the maximum capacity, safe distances and the overall mode for vaccinated guests and not vaccinated guests with negative tests or those who have overcome the COVID-19 disease.
The COVID traffic light system offers a chance to all operators of facilities and organisers of events to flexibly choose between three protocols. However, the protocols cannot be combined. Our facilities will use the VTR (vaccinated, tested, recovered person) protocol and in Bešeňová just protocol for fully vaccinated person. For the purpose of the traffic light system, VTR means only individuals who are fully vaccinated, tested (with validity 72 hours in case RT-PCR test or 48 hours in case Ag test) or individuals who overcame the COVID-19 disease no more than 180 days ago. For the purpose of the traffic light system, “fully vaccinated individuals” are individuals who were vaccinated:
(1) at least with the 2nd dose of a 2-dose vaccine at least 14 days ago, or
(2) at least with a 1-dose vaccine at least 21 days ago, or
(3) at least with any vaccine dose at least 14 days ago if they overcame the COVID-19 disease for the past 180 days,
(4) people up to 12 yearls old.
Red colour: Grandhotel Praha, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, FIS Hotel, Night on Mt Lomnický štít.
Dark red colour: Akvamarín Bešeňová Hotel, Bešeňová Hotel, Grand Jasná Hotel, Pošta Hotel, Rotunda Hotel, Chalets Jasná Collection, Tri Studničky Hotel, Holiday Village Tatralandia
Besenová Water Park and Tatralandia Water Park will be from 18.10. in full-vaccinated mode. The entrance to the Saunas world is only for accommodated guests with reduced capacity and limited operation of Saun and jacuzzi. Accommodation in Holliday Village Tatralandia is also possible in VTR mode (vaccinated, tested, recovered person) without a common catering in the restaurant neither entrance to the water park, the terrace of restaurant is open in VTR mode.
Hotel Pošta, Hotel Grand Jasná, Hotel Rotunda passes into fully vaccinated mode (accommodation, wellness, restaurant). Terrace of restaurants at the Hotel Pošta and Hotel Grand Jasná remains open in VTR mode (vaccinated, tested, recovered person). For accommodation in Chalets Jasná Collection remains VTR mode. Terrace of restaurants at the Hotel Pošta and Hotel Grand Jasná remain open in OTP mode. Chalets Jasna Collection remains in VTR mode for accomondation.
Dark red colour - mode for fully vaccinated persons: Grandhotel Praha, Grandhotel Starý Smokovec, FIS Hotel, Night on Mt Lomnický štít, Grand Jasná Hotel, Pošta Hotel, Rotunda Hotel, Chalets Jasná Collection (VTR-mode), Tri Studničky Hotel, Holiday Village Tatralandia, Akvamarín Bešeňová Hotel, Bešeňová Hotel
*The categorisation of hotels can change based on the colour (level) categorisation of individual districts or if decided by the respective Regional Public Health Authority.
To use our services, please show the respective document to prove that you have been fully vaccinated, your negative test or your certificate of COVID-19 recovery no more than 180 days ago based on the terms specified above.
In green districts - VTR mode - face masks or FFP2 masks are mandatory inside and for mass events both inside and outside. Accommodation establishments, cableways (ski lifts and cable cars), restaurants, wellness centres and pools can be opened without restrictions. Fitness centres can be used by a maximum of 50 people or at least 15 m2 / person.
In orange districts - VTR mode - certain restrictions as for the capacity of restaurants and wellness centres apply. Face masks or FFP2 masks are mandatory inside and for mass events both inside and outside. Accommodation establishments, cableways (ski lifts and cable cars) can be opened without restrictions. In restaurant interiors, no more than 4 people (or members of 1 household) can sit at 1 table, a 2-metre distance between tables is mandatory. The exterior mode (terraces) is without restrictions. Wellness centres and pools can be opened for 50% of their max. capacity. Fitness centres can be opened for a maximum of 20 people or at least 15 m2 / person and a list of people inside is mandatory.
In red districts - VTR mode - all facilities are in warning phase 1. This means that FFP2 face masks are mandatory in interiors. Accommodation can be offered only to: max. 2 adults in 1 room or members of 1 household in 1 room. Max. 4 people or members of 1 household can sit at 1 table in restaurant interiors, terraces are without restrictions. Wellness centres can be used by max. 10 hotel guests at the same time. Fitness centres can be used by max. 10 people or with min. 15 m2 / person at the same time. The list of users is mandatory. Only chairlifts and opened cableways are available in the VTR mode – vaccinated, tested, recovered (no cable cars). Cable cars can be used only by fully vaccinated individuals, with the maximum capacity of 50%, mandatory ventilation and disinfection after every use. Mass events can be organised for the maximum capacity of 25% or for max. 150 people if the maximum capacity cannot be determined. The list of all participants is mandatory in such case.
Dark red districts - mode for fully vaccinated persons - In dark red colour of Covid trafiic light we are dealing with restrictions for fully vaccinated persons in our accomondation facilities (except Jasná Chalets Collection, where we dealing with VTR-mode for accomondation with serving meal in room). Hotel wellness centres are opened for max. 10 clients at the same time. Advance booking is required. Fitness centres are opened for max. 20 clients at the same time or with min. 15 m2 per person. Everybody must cover their nose and mouth with a FFP2 or FFP3 face mask in all interiors. Hotel restaurants are available for fully vaccinated clients. Max. 4 people or members of 1 household can sit at 1 table and a 2-metre distance must be kept between individual tables. Terraces work in the VTR mode (vaccinated, tested, recovered) with a 2-metre distance between tables.
Mass events (conferences, sports training camps) are available for fully vaccinated individuals and the list of participants is mandatory.
Cableways are opened. Chairlifts are available in the VTR mode and FFP2 or FFP3 face masks are mandatory, cable cars can be used only by fully vaccinated passengers and their max. capacity is 50%.
Water parks are opened only for fully vaccinated clients and their capacity is reduced. For hotel guests, the access is guaranteed. Sauna worlds in the water parks can be used only by fully vaccinated clients, saunas and whirlpools are limited and max. 10 people can be in a wellness centre at the same time. The access is guaranteed only for hotel guests who have to book 2-hour time periods in advance.
Update as of 19.7.2021: Rules regarding arrivals from abroad
Dear clients, please note that due to current pandemic restrictions, rules regarding travelling to the Slovak Republic from abroad are getting stricter. From 19th July, new Decree no. 231/2021 becomes effective and specifies measures regarding public health endangering and quarantine obligations for individuals coming to the territory of the Slovak Republic.
Every person who enters Slovakia from abroad is obliged to register on the website: korona.gov.sk through the “eHranica” form. This applies to everybody, including vaccinated individuals, but these don’t have to self-quarantine. The forms are checked by the police at the borders so please plan some extra time for your journey in case it should take a bit longer to wait at the borders.
Every person who comes to Slovakia has to self-quarantine for 14 days if they don’t have any Covid-19 symptoms and if they are not tested during the quarantine. However, the quarantine can end also sooner – after a negative RT-PCR test, but this can be done only on the 5th day of the quarantine at the earliest. To book the test, please visit the website: korona.gov.sk. In addition, children aged 0-12 years don’t have to get tested and their quarantine ends when it does for other members of their household (if they don’t have any Covid-19 symptoms), i.e. on the 14th day of the quarantine or after other household members (e.g. parents or older siblings) get RT-PCR tested negatively.
Every vaccinated individual needs to show their vaccination ID GreenPass or National vaccination certificate with a QR code, or another document in the Slovak, Czech or English language to prove they have been vaccinated in a non-European country.
The mandatory quarantine applies also to other household members who have not travelled. E.g. if you decide to spend your quarantine at your friends in Slovakia, they have to quarantine with you. Without testing, it has to take 14 days. If such individuals decide to get tested, they can do so no sooner than on the 5th day and after they receive an SMS about their negative test result, their quarantine can end.
Quarantine is not mandatory for children aged 12-18 years if nobody else in their household has to self-quarantine (applies temporarily until 9.8.2021), e.g. if such person has made a trip, has been in a summer camp or has stayed somewhere else.
Every individual who cannot get vaccinated due to health reasons has to prove it with a medical certificate based on the template annexed to the Decree and must present their negative result of an RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before. For more exceptions, please see Decree no. 231/2021.
Fully vaccinated individuals don’t have to self-quarantine. A fully vaccinated individual is a person who:
a) has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the second dose of a two-dose vaccine and at least 14 days but not more than 12 months passed since the vaccination, or
b) has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with a single-dose vaccine and at least 21 days but not more than 12 months passed since the vaccination, or
c) has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with one dose and at least 14 days but not more than 12 months passed since the vaccination, and if the vaccine was received within 180 days after overcoming COVID-19.
For more quarantine exceptions, please read the Decree. We will keep following all changes and new measures and updating you about them through this website.
Thank you for your loyalty. See you soon.