The United Kingdom officially left the European Union on 1 January 2021. Brexit has brought along several changes for UK citizens travelling to Slovakia or living here. We have summarised the most important points below.

If you are a UK citizen planning to travel to Slovakia
According to the Regulation (EU) 2016/399 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2016 on a Union Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code) you are deemed a citizen of a third country, hence not having the right for free movement and settlement in the EU. To see full entry requirements to Slovakia, visit

If you are a UK citizen living in Slovakia
If you were legally resident in Slovakia before 1 January 2021, your rights will be protected by the Withdrawal Agreement. However, you should check that you are correctly registered and should get a new residence document (the so-called Povolenie na pobyt) by 30 June 2021 to evidence your rights.

You should also exchange your current EU Residence Card for a new residency cardexchange your UK driving licence for a Slovak one and check you are correctly covered for healthcare.

All necessary information regarding passports, travel, healthcare and other aspects to keep in mind is available at

Should you need any additional help, contact the Europe Direct information center free line which will answer your questions regarding Brexit: 00 800 67 89 10 11.

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