Individual hiking does not endanger yourself or others - Coronavirus walking tours - Scientists' recommendations
Even at the time of measures to limit the spread of coronavirus, it is possible to go on individual hike.
However, according to experts, the following recommendations should be followed:
- Hike alone or with members of your household
- Do not call other family members or friends to hike
- do not travel by public transport, use the car
- if you are alone, you do not have to wear a veil. Put it on if you meet other people
- Choose less frequented locations for hikes and walks
- Avoid slippery terrains, difficult mountain crossings, do not overestimate your forces to avoid blocking or endangering the emergency services
- if you use a chalet that sells through the window, do not stay in the dining room, but go outside
- if you touch the railing or other areas, wash your hands thoroughly when you arrive home
- do not enter the premises of the Mountain Rescue Service, consult any consultations by phone
Respect the winter closures of specific hiking trails, visiting schedules in national parks and natural areas.
The seasonal closure takes place in the High Tatras from 1st November to 15th June. Its reason is not only the safety of tourists but also the protection of nature.
You can read more about the various restrictions, including mountain chalet mode, here (the text is in Slovak language)