Driving restrictions, Slovakia

Vehicles concerned

Trucks and combination vehicles with a total authorised weight of more than 7.5t; trucks with a total authorised weight of more than 3.5t with trailer or semi-trailer


On motorways, trunk roads and main roads (Class 1)


on Sundays and public holidays from 00h00 to 22h00;

on Saturdays between 1 July and 31 August from 07h00 to 19h00


Vehicles concerned

Trucks and combination vehicles with a total authorised weight of more than 12t;


On roads of Class III




  • coaches, caravans;
  • vehicles of the armed forces, police and the Slovak Security Service;
  • vehicles used for indispensable seasonal agricultural work;
  • vehicles transporting medical instruments, or biological or pharmaceutical products to hospitals or medical institutions, or to ensure the operation of medical equipment in hospitals or medical institutions;
  • vehicles used in combined transport or for loading or unloading ships or trains on the territory of the Slovak Republic;
  • vehicles used for cultural or sporting events, and in particular for the transport of boats, motorcycles, horses, birds etc.;
  • aid vehicles required at scenes of accidents or natural disaster;
  • vehicles transporting dangerous goods;
  • vehicles used for the supply of petrol stations;
  • vehicles transporting foodstuffs or livestock.

If so requested by a police officer, during the period of the driving ban, a driver must be able to prove that his vehicle is being used for one of the above-mentioned purposes.


In accordance with Act 9, §140 of the 2009 Digest of Law, authorisation to drive during the hours of the driving restriction may be obtained in extraordinary and inevitable cases, if to do so would not endanger public safety. If the authorisation is required for the territory of one region, the relevant Regional Traffic Inspectorate is competent to deal with the request for exemption. If the authorisation is required for an area covering more than one region, the request for exemption should be addressed to the Department of Traffic Police of the Presidency of the Police Corps, (Odbor dopravnej polície Prezídia policajného zboru), Racianska 45, 812 72 Bratislava, Tel.: +421 9610 50221. The issue of authorisations is subject to administrative fees. An authorisation is granted if the request is justified and on presentation of certified documents indicating the necessity of the transport operation. The authorisation remains valid for a period of 30 days.

Public holidays 2022

1. January New Year’s Day
6. January Epiphany
15. April Good Friday
18. April Easter Monday
1. May Labour Day
8. May Armistice 1945
5. July St Cyril and St Methodius
29. August Anniversary of the Slovak national uprising
1. September Constitution Day
15. September Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows
1. November All Saints’ Day
17. November Day of fight for freedom and democracy
24. December Christmas Eve
25. December  Christmas Day
26. December St Stephen’s Day


Posledná aktualizácia: 25. 09. 2023