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Slovenia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: no
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Open for travel from Slovenia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to enter Slovenia for tourism.
  • Only passengers travelling for one of the following reasons are permitted to enter Slovenia:
    • Passengers travelling for business or the completion of work tasks,
    • Passengers travelling for agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Passengers travelling to eliminate immediate danger to their health, life or property,
    • Passengers travelling for medical or health purpose,
    • Passengers travelling to provide parental care, or to provide assistance to people or family members requiring aid,
    • Passengers travelling for diplomatic or official purpose,
    • Passengers travelling to access diplomatic or consular services, emergency services, services for people with special needs, or the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Passengers travelling to implement maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Passengers in transit returning to the neighbouring countries of Slovenia.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 April 2020 to TBD

As of 16th March public transport stopped (bus, train, funiculars, cable cars, ski lifts ).
As of 20 March to the shops, farmacies , worklplace and other urgent errands only individually. On public areas only in group of max 5 people if from the same household. As of 30 March movement out of municipality prohibited. As of 18 April a new movement restriction decree has entered into force, easing certain measures. Those who own land and facilities in other municipalities are allowed to carry out the work there, but must carry a special statement with them. Multiple outdoor sports activities are allowed again.
As of 30 April movement between municipalities is again allowed, and municipalities can still restrict access to their areas. Gatherings of people remain prohibited.
As of 11 May restarting the public transport following the guidelines.

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 April 2020 to TBD

As of 10 March the traffic (trucks, busses, trains) stopped between Slovenia and Italy except for the transport of posstal items, medicine protective equipment , medical supply and humanitarian aid. Small border crossings with Croatia and Austria closed.
AS of 15 May compulsory 2-week quarantine only for people coming from third countries

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Flight Restrictions

published 20.07.2020
1. Regulations related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) have been lifted.
2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days. A list of quarantine exemptions can be found at policija.si.

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Quarantine

Quarantine requirement at government designated site- according to categorisation.

A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.

This list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification subject to special conditions.

The requirement of a medical certificate proving that you tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 is applicable to persons that enter Slovenia as an exception to the general guidelines related to countries not considered epidemiologically safe.

People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country that is considered epidemiologically unsafe, or who arrive from that country, are required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible and have been published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

Please note: it is expected that exemptions for persons crossing borders without a mandatory quarantine or a negative COVID-19 tests will be narrowed from 16.11.2020 onwards.

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Vaccination

Yellow fever (2019)
Country requirement at entry: no
WHO vaccination recommendation: no

Shop and Events

Prohibition on mass gatherings of people in public places
The movement of individuals in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia is not restricted; however, people are advised to consistently comply with all necessary protective measures.

By way of exception, only individual groups of up to 50 people may gather at the same place at the same time, but only if they can maintain the required safety distance; this has been allowed by a government ordinance. Similar restrictions apply to people gathering at certain public institutions, such as theatres and cinemas, where up to 50 individuals may attend individual events at the same time, provided that they keep the required safety distance and adhere to other protective measures.

In addition, accommodation providers with more than 30 rooms are open and available again, as are spa accommodations, wellness centres, gyms, swimming pools, and water activities. Until further notice, discos and night clubs remain closed, as do stores on Sundays and holidays, except for petrol stations and pharmacies, which may be open.

Caution and observance of protective measures are also mandatory when using public transport
In Slovenia, for the time being, the public transport system is fully adapted in order to reduce the potential risk of spreading infections between passengers.

It is mandatory for passengers, inter alia, to wear a protective mask or other means of protecting the nose and mouth area throughout the whole duration of the transport. However, special care must be taken to not touch one’s mask while wearing it, as this could lead
to contamination of one’s hands and the risk of spreading the infection to other passengers and objects in the vehicle. Passengers are to enter the bus through the second or back door with a valid ticket, and when entering the bus they must already be wearing a mask and must disinfect their hands, while always maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 meters between other passengers.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Universities: summer holidays until 1.september (schools), 1.october (universities); no information about next school year yet
Kindergartens: open

Other

Other: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

no visits to the old people’s home (16 March), all unnecessary interventions in the hospitals cancelled (16March), dentists visits cancelled-opening a few points for urgents issues in dentistry o, special intrsuctions for the work of courts and other administrative offices, instruction for precautionarry measures in shops , (29 March) The Government issued a decree on mandatory disinfection of blocks of flats (handles, bars, switches, lifts, etc). Shops are open between 8 am and 10 am only for vulnerable groups (disabled, pensioners, pregnant women).
AS of 30 April Visits to the old people’s home are allowed again on 30 April by prior arrangement.
As of 11 May reopening of all health and dental services
As of 18 May reopening of restaurants with indoor service, hotels with max 30 rooms, restarting the driving lessons, returning of students to campus

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Full Restrictions

  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.

    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.

    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states).

    Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.<br>Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.

    Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions.

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.

    A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.

    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.

    No quarantine is required for travellers  who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    Moving around in Slovenia- On 17 November, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 December. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    Public spaces and services – Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. From 13 November, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: no socialising to take place outside of your household; a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; all non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open; all hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay; all restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; no visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits; kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.

    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work. If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements. Economic, agricultural or forestry activities. Protecting health, life or property. Caring for family members. Accessing pharmacies or health services. Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates. Accessing urgent services. Accessing services for people with special needs. Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work. Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia. Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality. In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    The number of hospitalised patients.
    The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    From midnight on 16 November public transport (buses and trains) will be suspended for an initial two week period. Taxis will still be permitted to operate. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.
    The Slovenian government has prohibited any gatherings with people outside of one’s household. Public transportation (trains, buses) has ceased, but taxi service remains. Nonessential stores are closed. Essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and auto repair remain open. All schools continue to be on remote learning, with most kindergartens closed. Administrative Units are providing service only in urgent matters.

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    25.11.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.

    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.

    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states).

    Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.<br>Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.

    Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions.

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.

    A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.

    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.

    No quarantine is required for travellers  who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    Moving around in Slovenia- On 17 November, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 December. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    Public spaces and services – Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. From 13 November, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: no socialising to take place outside of your household; a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; all non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open; all hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay; all restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; no visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits; kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.

    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work. If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements. Economic, agricultural or forestry activities. Protecting health, life or property. Caring for family members. Accessing pharmacies or health services. Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates. Accessing urgent services. Accessing services for people with special needs. Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work. Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia. Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality. In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    The number of hospitalised patients.
    The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    From midnight on 16 November public transport (buses and trains) will be suspended for an initial two week period. Taxis will still be permitted to operate. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.
    The Slovenian government has prohibited any gatherings with people outside of one’s household. Public transportation (trains, buses) has ceased, but taxi service remains. Nonessential stores are closed. Essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and auto repair remain open. All schools continue to be on remote learning, with most kindergartens closed. Administrative Units are providing service only in urgent matters.

    Read more
    23.11.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.

    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.

    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states).

    Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.<br>Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.

    Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions.

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.

    A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.

    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.

    No quarantine is required for travellers  who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    Moving around in Slovenia- On 17 November, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 December. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    Public spaces and services – Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. From 13 November, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: no socialising to take place outside of your household; a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; all non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open; all hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay; all restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; no visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits; kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.

    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work. If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements. Economic, agricultural or forestry activities. Protecting health, life or property. Caring for family members. Accessing pharmacies or health services. Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates. Accessing urgent services. Accessing services for people with special needs. Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work. Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia. Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality. In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    The number of hospitalised patients.
    The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    From midnight on 16 November public transport (buses and trains) will be suspended for an initial two week period. Taxis will still be permitted to operate. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.
    The Slovenian government has prohibited any gatherings with people outside of one’s household. Public transportation (trains, buses) has ceased, but taxi service remains. Nonessential stores are closed. Essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and auto repair remain open. All schools continue to be on remote learning, with most kindergartens closed. Administrative Units are providing service only in urgent matters.

    Read more
    19.11.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.

    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.

    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states).

    Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.<br>Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.

    Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

    Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions.

    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.

    A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.

    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.

    No quarantine is required for travellers  who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    Moving around in Slovenia- On 17 November, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 December. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    Public spaces and services – Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. From 13 November, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: no socialising to take place outside of your household; a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; all non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open; all hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay; all restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; no visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits; kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.

    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work. If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements. Economic, agricultural or forestry activities. Protecting health, life or property. Caring for family members. Accessing pharmacies or health services. Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates. Accessing urgent services. Accessing services for people with special needs. Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work. Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia. Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality. In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    The number of hospitalised patients.
    The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    From midnight on 16 November public transport (buses and trains) will be suspended for an initial two week period. Taxis will still be permitted to operate. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.
    The Slovenian government has prohibited any gatherings with people outside of one’s household. Public transportation (trains, buses) has ceased, but taxi service remains. Nonessential stores are closed. Essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and auto repair remain open. All schools continue to be on remote learning, with most kindergartens closed. Administrative Units are providing service only in urgent matters.

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    18.11.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.
    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.
    Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe. A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.
    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.
    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

    Internal Restrictions:
    Moving around in Slovenia- On 17 November, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 December. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    Public spaces and services – Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. From 13 November, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: no socialising to take place outside of your household; a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; all non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open; all hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay; all restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; no visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits; kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.

    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work. If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements. Economic, agricultural or forestry activities. Protecting health, life or property. Caring for family members. Accessing pharmacies or health services. Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates. Accessing urgent services. Accessing services for people with special needs. Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work. Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia. Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality. In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    The number of hospitalised patients.
    The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    From midnight on 16 November public transport (buses and trains) will be suspended for an initial two week period. Taxis will still be permitted to operate. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    17.11.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.
    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.
    Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe. A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.
    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.
    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

    Internal Restrictions:
    Moving around in Slovenia- On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.

    Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. From 13 November, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: no socialising to take place outside of your household; a curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; all non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open; all hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay; all restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; no visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits; kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.

    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work. If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements. Economic, agricultural or forestry activities. Protecting health, life or property. Caring for family members. Accessing pharmacies or health services. Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates. Accessing urgent services. Accessing services for people with special needs. Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work. Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia. Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality. In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    The number of hospitalised patients.
    The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    From midnight on 16 November public transport (buses and trains) will be suspended for an initial two week period. Taxis will still be permitted to operate. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    13.11.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three main categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Category 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.
    Category 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    Category 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14.07.2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Passengers can make necessary stops in transit (such as for refuelling and resting for physiological needs) but they cannot stay overnight.
    Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Transit within the 6-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe. A 10-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.
    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.
    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception. (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.)
    On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, As of 27 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia:
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below
    All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work; If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements; Economic, agricultural or forestry activities; Protecting health, life or property; Caring for family members; Accessing pharmacies or health services; Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; Accessing urgent services; Accessing services for people with special needs; Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work; Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia; Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality.

    In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. The number of hospitalised patients. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates here.

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    11.11.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate. 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised. 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised. *Find out more: Police Website

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Passengers can make necessary stops in transit, i.e. for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.
    Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence. This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia- Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception. (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.)
    On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, As of 27 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia:
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below
    All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work; If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements; Economic, agricultural or forestry activities; Protecting health, life or property; Caring for family members; Accessing pharmacies or health services; Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; Accessing urgent services; Accessing services for people with special needs; Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work; Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia; Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality.

    In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. The number of hospitalised patients. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates here.

    Read more
    06.11.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU: Entry Restrictions- Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate. 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised. 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised. Find out more: Police Website

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Passengers can make necessary stops in transit, i.e. for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.
    Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence. This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries. Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health and Border Crossings

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception. (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.)
    On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, As of 27 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia:
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below
    All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work; If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements; Economic, agricultural or forestry activities; Protecting health, life or property; Caring for family members; Accessing pharmacies or health services; Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; Accessing urgent services; Accessing services for people with special needs; Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work; Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia; Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality.

    In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. The number of hospitalised patients. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates here.

    Read more
    03.11.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *From within the EU: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. 1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate. 2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognized. 3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days. The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organization or individual recognized as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognized. *Find out more: Police Website

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Passengers can make necessary stops in transit, i.e. for refueling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighboring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence. This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries. Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia- Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health and Border Crossing

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception. (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.)
    On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, As of 27 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia:
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below
    All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work; If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements; Economic, agricultural or forestry activities; Protecting health, life or property; Caring for family members; Accessing pharmacies or health services; Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; Accessing urgent services; Accessing services for people with special needs; Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work; Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia; Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality.

    In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. The number of hospitalised patients. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates here.

    Read more
    30.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *Travel from the EU: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.
    2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.
    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.
    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

    .
    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *Third Countries: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.
    A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.
    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.
    No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception. (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.)
    On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, As of 27 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia:
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below
    All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work; If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements; Economic, agricultural or forestry activities; Protecting health, life or property; Caring for family members; Accessing pharmacies or health services; Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; Accessing urgent services; Accessing services for people with special needs; Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work; Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia; Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality.

    In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. The number of hospitalised patients. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates here.

    Read more
    27.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *Travel from the EU: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    1. People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the green list), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.
    2. People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (red list) or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.
    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    3. If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the orange list. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia that are not an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.
    The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised as suitable and credible and published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

    .
    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *Third Countries: Entry from EU Member States + Schengen Associated countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories. For each category, a different set of entry rules applies.
    Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries that are epidemiologically safe.
    A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, irrespective of their citizenship or residence.
    This includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.
    No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country that is not considered epidemiologically safe (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country that exceeds the 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception. (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.)
    On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, As of 27 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia:
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below
    All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    Movement between municipalities (občina) is prohibited, with some exceptions: Travelling to/from work; If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements; Economic, agricultural or forestry activities; Protecting health, life or property; Caring for family members; Accessing pharmacies or health services; Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; Accessing urgent services; Accessing services for people with special needs; Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work; Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia; Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality.

    In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. The number of hospitalised patients. The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates here.

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    26.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

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    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *Third Countries: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. New measures will come into force from 20 October. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Additional measures will come into force from 24 October. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas, From 24 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. • All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including hairdressers, salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open. • All hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams. Guests already staying in a hotel on 24 October will be allowed to complete their stay. • All restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted. • All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than six people). • All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited. • No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed. • Suspension of all non-essential hospital or dental visits. • Kindergartens are closed, with schools moving to remote teaching. Movement between regions is prohibited, with some exceptions: • Travelling to/from work • Economic, agricultural or forestry activities • Protecting health, life or property • Caring for family members • Accessing pharmacies or health services • Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates • Accessing urgent services • Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work In early October the Slovene authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. All regions are currently rated Red, and must follow the measures outlined above. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. • The number of hospitalised patients. • The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks all of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED. Public transport (buses and trains) is running. However, from 24 October a limited schedule will be introduced, with 1/3 of regular public transport in operation. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    23.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

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    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *Third Countries: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. New measures will come into force from 20 October. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible. From 20 October, the following measures are in place for all of Slovenia: • All public and private gatherings are limited to six people (except where a household numbers more than 6 people). • All larger gatherings (both public and private) are prohibited. • A curfew is imposed every day from 2100-0600. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. Movement between regions is prohibited, with some exceptions: • Travelling to/from work • Economic, agricultural or forestry activities • Protecting health, life or property • Caring for family members; • Accessing pharmacies or health services; • Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates; • Accessing urgent services; • Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work;.The Slovene authorities have also introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. • The number of hospitalised patients. • The number of patients in Intensive Care Units. The government currently ranks eleven of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED: • Central Slovenia • Gorenjska • Goriška • Koroška • Podravska • Pomurska • Primorsko-Notranjska • Savinjska • Southeastern Slovenia • Zasavska • Posavska. In these regions (which include the city of Ljubljana), the following additional rules will apply, in addition to the measures outlined above: • Face masks must be worn in all public spaces at all times • No visits to care homes or hospitals • Closure of restaurants and bars • Closure of gym and sports facilities for recreational team sports • Beauty salons and hairdressers to serve one customer at a time • Total ban on all public events, except those already mandated by the National Public Health Authority (NIJZ) • Suspension of all non-essential hospital and dentist visits. For the region rated as Amber, (Obalno-kraška) the following additional restrictions apply: • The number of people in indoor spaces will be limited by the size of the space. • There are no visits to care homes or hospitals. Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    20.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

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    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *Third Countries: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 19 October, the Slovene government announced a coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia, which will last for 30 days. New measures will come into force from 20 October. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovene authorities have introduced a Red, Amber, Green rating to determine which Covid-prevention measures are in place. Within these ratings, there are different levels, for which different restrictions apply. Movement between the ratings is determined by three criteria:
    • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.• The number of hospitalised patients.• The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.The Slovene authorities review the status of anti-Covid measures on a weekly basis. You should therefore be prepared for the rules to change rapidly, and at short notice. From 16 October, the government is ranking seven of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED: Central Slovenia, Gorenjska, Koroška, Savinska, Posavska, Southeastern Slovenia, Zasavska. In these regions (which include the city of Ljubljana), the following rules will apply:
    No travel between regions, except for essential business, caring for close family members or accessing essential services, Face masks must be worn in all public spaces at all times, No visits to care homes or hospitals, Closure of restaurants and bars, Closure of gym and sports facilities for recreational team sports, Beauty salons and hairdressers to serve one customer at a time, Total ban on all public events, except those already mandated by the National Public Health Authority (NIJZ), Suspension of all non-essential hospital and dentist visits.The restrictions in Red regions outlined above are in addition to the measures that currently apply to Amber Regions. The restrictions that apply to Amber regions are as follows: Public and private gatherings will be limited to 10 people, with some exceptions for organised public events. Restaurants and bars will limit the number of seating spaces and only serve food at tables. Restaurants must be closed from 10:30 to 6am. The number of people in indoor spaces will be limited by the size of the space. There are no visits to care homes or hospitals. In addition, in all cases protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible. Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    19.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    *Travel from the EU: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health

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    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website

    *Third Countries: Entry Restrictions: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovene authorities have introduced a Red, Amber, Green rating to determine which Covid-prevention measures are in place. Within these ratings, there are different levels, for which different restrictions apply.
    Movement between the ratings is determined by three criteria:
    • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    • The number of hospitalised patients.
    • The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The Slovene authorities review the status of anti-Covid measures on a weekly basis. You should therefore be prepared for the rules to change rapidly, and at short notice.
    From 16 October, the government is ranking seven of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED: Central Slovenia, Gorenjska, Koroška, Savinska, Posavska, Southeastern Slovenia, Zasavska.
    In these regions (which include the city of Ljubljana), the following rules will apply:
    No travel between regions, except for essential business, caring for close family members or accessing essential services,
    Face masks must be worn in all public spaces at all times,
    No visits to care homes or hospitals,
    Closure of restaurants and bars,
    Closure of gym and sports facilities for recreational team sports,
    Beauty salons and hairdressers to serve one customer at a time,
    Total ban on all public events, except those already mandated by the National Public Health Authority (NIJZ),
    Suspension of all non-essential hospital and dentist visits.
    The restrictions in Red regions outlined above are in addition to the measures that currently apply to Amber Regions.
    The restrictions that apply to Amber regions are as follows:
    Public and private gatherings will be limited to 10 people, with some exceptions for organised public events.
    Restaurants and bars will limit the number of seating spaces and only serve food at tables. Restaurants must be closed from 10:30 to 6am.
    The number of people in indoor spaces will be limited by the size of the space.
    There are no visits to care homes or hospitals.
    In addition, in all cases protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    16.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia- Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    Third Country: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia- Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovene authorities have introduced a Red, Amber, Green rating to determine which Covid-prevention measures are in place. Within these ratings, there are different levels, for which different restrictions apply.
    Movement between the ratings is determined by three criteria:
    • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    • The number of hospitalised patients.
    • The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The Slovene authorities review the status of anti-Covid measures on a weekly basis. You should therefore be prepared for the rules to change rapidly, and at short notice.
    From 16 October, the government is ranking seven of Slovenia’s twelve statistical regions as RED: Central Slovenia, Gorenjska, Koroška, Savinska, Posavska, Southeastern Slovenia, Zasavska.
    In these regions (which include the city of Ljubljana), the following rules will apply:
    No travel between regions, except for essential business, caring for close family members or accessing essential services,
    Face masks must be worn in all public spaces at all times,
    No visits to care homes or hospitals,
    Closure of restaurants and bars,
    Closure of gym and sports facilities for recreational team sports,
    Beauty salons and hairdressers to serve one customer at a time,
    Total ban on all public events, except those already mandated by the National Public Health Authority (NIJZ),
    Suspension of all non-essential hospital and dentist visits.
    The restrictions in Red regions outlined above are in addition to the measures that currently apply to Amber Regions.
    The restrictions that apply to Amber regions are as follows:
    Public and private gatherings will be limited to 10 people, with some exceptions for organised public events.
    Restaurants and bars will limit the number of seating spaces and only serve food at tables. Restaurants must be closed from 10:30 to 6am.
    The number of people in indoor spaces will be limited by the size of the space.
    There are no visits to care homes or hospitals.
    In addition, in all cases protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    15.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    From the EU: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia- Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    Third Country: Entry Restrictions- Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia- Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Find out more: Police Website and National Institute of Public Health.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovene authorities have introduced a Red, Amber, Green rating to determine which Covid-prevention measures are in place. Within these ratings, there are different levels, for which different restrictions apply.
    Movement between the ratings is determined by three criteria:
    • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    • The number of hospitalised patients.
    • The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The Slovene authorities review the status of anti-Covid measures on a daily basis. You should therefore be prepared for the rules to change rapidly, and at short notice.
    From 9 October Slovenia will be rated as AMBER Level 2, which means the following rules will apply:
    • Public and private gatherings will be limited to 10 people, with some exceptions for organised public events.
    • Restaurants and bars will limit the number of seating spaces and only serve food at tables.
    • The number of people in indoor spaces will be limited by the size of the space.
    • There are no visits to care homes or hospitals.
    In addition, in all cases protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible.
    Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However, there are some exceptions, including nightclubs.
    Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10:30pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    09.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    From the EU: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category.
    A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.
    No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health website.

    Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.
    Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category.
    A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.
    No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice.
    *Public spaces and services: The Slovene authorities have introduced a Red, Amber, Green rating to determine which Covid-prevention measures are in place. Within these ratings, there are different levels, for which different restrictions apply.
    Movement between the ratings is determined by three criteria:
    • The number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    • The number of hospitalised patients.
    • The number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    The Slovene authorities review the status of anti-Covid measures on a daily basis. You should therefore be prepared for the rules to change rapidly, and at short notice.
    From 9 October Slovenia will be rated as AMBER Level 2, which means the following rules will apply:
    • Public and private gatherings will be limited to 10 people, with some exceptions for organised public events.
    • Restaurants and bars will limit the number of seating spaces and only serve food at tables.
    • The number of people in indoor spaces will be limited by the size of the space.
    • There are no visits to care homes or hospitals.
    In addition, in all cases protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible.
    Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However, there are some exceptions, including nightclubs.
    Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10:30pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m.
    Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    08.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    From the EU: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.
    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category.
    A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.
    No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health website.

    Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.
    Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category.
    A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks.
    No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).
    Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. *Public spaces and services: Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10.30pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. You must use the supplied hand sanitiser upon entry. Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    07.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    * Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, orange and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the orange list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). Find out more: Police Website, National Institute of Public Health website.

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, orange and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.
    *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the orange list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. *Public spaces and services: Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10.30pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. You must use the supplied hand sanitiser upon entry. Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    01.10.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    * Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Entry from EU+ countries is, in general, allowed without restrictions. EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) . For each category, a different set of entry rules applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. *Public spaces and services: Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas, on public transport and in busy public outdoor spaces such as high streets, where maintaining social distance is not possible. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10.30pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. You must use the supplied hand sanitiser upon entry. Public transport (buses and trains) is running. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand sanitiser and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    30.09.2020
  • Slovenia From 28 September, those who present a negative test upon entry into Slovenia will not need to quarantine

    Government of the Republic of Slovenia
    At today’s meeting by correspondence, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia issued the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the external border crossings and at control points at the internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia, which will be published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

    The new ordinance amends the rules on imposing quarantine on the basis of the recommendation of the European Commission. The yellow list of countries is being replaced by the orange list (countries with a worsening epidemiological situation). Countries that are not on the green list (safe countries) or on the red list (countries with a worsened epidemiological situation) are placed on the orange list.

    Entry from countries on the green list

    The rule that no quarantine is imposed on those who enter Slovenia from countries on the green list continues to apply. Under the new ordinance, a person is also considered to come from a country on the green list if they have resided in that country continuously for at least 14 days before entering Slovenia and can provide appropriate proof thereof.

    Entry from countries on the orange and red lists without quarantine now also possible on the basis of a negative test

    A person entering Slovenia who has residence in a country that is on the red or orange list or arrives from such a country will be required to quarantine for a period of ten days due to possible SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, a person will not be required to quarantine if, on crossing the border, they submit a negative SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) test, which must not be older than 48 hours and was performed in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country or Slovenia by an organisation or sole trader that has been recognised as appropriate and credible by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food and is listed on the website of the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food.

    Exceptions to the quarantine and negative test requirements upon entry from any of the countries on the red or orange list

    A total of 12 exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative test is required upon entry. Entry from any country on the red or orange list is allowed to the following persons:

    daily commuting cross-border workers who have an employment relationship in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border as a daily commuting cross-border worker;
    persons posted to carry out tasks in international transport or returning from such tasks;
    persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons into Slovenia or from Slovenia or carry out the transport of goods and passengers in transit and exit Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
    persons transiting the territory of Slovenia and exiting Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
    persons with diplomatic passports;
    members of foreign delegations who are entering Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or an official invitation from a competent state authority or members of an official delegation of Slovenia who are returning from abroad;
    representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
    members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the police or employees of state authorities returning from secondment abroad and employees of state authorities on a business trip abroad (they are required to test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) upon entering Slovenia);
    persons who cross the border (daily or occasionally) for reasons of education and training or scientific research in Slovenia or abroad and provide appropriate proof thereof and their parents or other persons transported by them who return across the border within 24 hours of entry;
    persons who cross the border due to urgent unavoidable personal errands or for urgent business reasons and provide appropriate proof thereof and who return across the border in the shortest possible time required for completing the errand and in any case no later than within 48 hours of crossing the border (this also applies to their immediate family members);
    persons who have been transported to Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
    persons who provide proof of a scheduled urgent medical examination or procedure in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country and return across the border immediately after the medical examination or procedure or as soon as their medical condition allows (accompanied by their attendant when that is absolutely necessary due to their medical condition).
    An example of appropriate proof of urgent unavoidable errands referred to in point 10 would be court decisions or other similar acts by which a person exercises their right to have contact with their children.

    Persons with a laissez-passer travel document issued by an international organisation and with an invitation or certificate issued by a state authority of the Republic of Slovenia proving that they are visiting Slovenia for business purposes are treated the same as holders of diplomatic passports (point 5).

    Entry from neighbouring countries on the orange or red list

    Three additional exceptions have been defined where quarantine is not imposed and a negative test is not required. Entry from neighbouring countries regardless of whether they are on the orange or red list is allowed to the following persons:

    persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry works (this also applies to their immediate family members);
    Slovenian citizens or foreigners residing in Slovenia who own real estate or a habitable recreational craft in a neighbouring country or have the right to use real estate, a habitable recreational craft or a plot in a recreational vehicle park in a neighbouring country from which they are entering Slovenia under a leasing, rental or other agreement, and provide appropriate proof thereof, if they are returning to Slovenia within 48 hours of exiting (this also applies to their immediate family members);
    persons who assist a Slovenian citizen or a foreigner residing in Slovenia who owns or leases agricultural land in a neighbouring country in the seasonal harvesting of agricultural products, and provide appropriate proof thereof, if they return across the border within 24 hours of exiting Slovenia.
    Entry from EU Member States or Schengen Area countries on the orange list

    An additional exception to the quarantine and negative test requirements has been laid down for:

    persons entering Slovenia from another EU Member State or Schengen Area country that is placed on the orange list.
    Testing is allowed during quarantine

    A person who has been ordered to quarantine by way of a decision may test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) during the quarantine. If they test negative, the competent authority will set aside the decision.

    Entry into force of the ordinance

    These amendments will enter into force on Monday, 28 September 2020.

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    29.09.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    From the EU: Travelling to Slovenia: Entry from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.

    *Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    *From Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. *Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries entering Slovenia (irrespective of their citizenship or residence). Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is a EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). All other travellers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries. More details are available on the Police website.
    *Specific measures for Slovenian residents exiting or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is a EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates .
    Both primary and secondary school reopened as normal on September 1.

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    28.09.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Slovenia: Entry from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed.
    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red ). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.

    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    **Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides
    countries in three categories (green, yellow and red)
    . For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. *Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries entering Slovenia (irrespective of their citizenship or residence). Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is a EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). All other travellers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries
    (green list) and are coming from those countries. More details are available on the Police website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open from 6am to 10pm, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates .
    Both primary and secondary school reopened as normal on September 1.

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    22.09.2020
  • Slovenia International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    **Travelling from the EU: Travelling to Slovenia: Entry from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed.
    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red ). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. *Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia: Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). *Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.

    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.

    **Third Countries: Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides
    countries in three categories (green, yellow and red)
    . For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. *Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries entering Slovenia (irrespective of their citizenship or residence). Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is a EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). All other travellers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries
    (green list) and are coming from those countries. More details are available on the Police website.

    Internal Restrictions:
    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates .
    Both primary and secondary school reopened as normal on September 1.

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    18.09.2020
  • Slovenia *****International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.

    ***From EU: Entry from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). **Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. The red list includes countries which registered more than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over two weeks. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries.

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    11.09.2020
  • Slovenia *****International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.
    Health checks may be conducted at all border entry points. If you display signs of coronavirus infections you will be refused entry, unless you hold a permanent residence permit for Slovenia.
    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red). Access a full list href=”https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg”>here. For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from
    those countries . More details are available on the Police website .
    On 21 August, Croatia was added to Slovenia’s Red List. This means anyone entering Slovenia who has visited Croatia since 21 August, must enter into 14 days of quarantine on arrival.
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website.
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates .
    Both primary and secondary school reopened as normal on September 1.

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    07.09.2020
  • Slovenia *****International Restrictions:
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. International passenger train connections have re-started.
    Health checks may be conducted at all border entry points. If you display signs of coronavirus infections you will be refused entry, unless you hold a permanent residence permit for Slovenia.
    Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red): [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg] for each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. More details are available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    On 21 August, Croatia was added to Slovenia’s Red List. This means anyone entering Slovenia who has visited Croatia since 21 August, must enter into 14 days of quarantine on arrival.
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].
    Both primary and secondary school reopened as normal on September 1.

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    04.09.2020
  • Slovenia Several airlines cancel plans to resume Ljubljana flights. (EX-YU Aviation News, 23.08.2020) Travelers from Croatia required to self-quarantine for two weeks; The Slovenian government announced that both primary and secondary school will reopen as normal September 1 (OSAC, 20.08.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Travelling from EU/EEA countries is allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg] or each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. More details are available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    On 21 August, Croatia was added to Slovenia’s Red List. This means anyone entering Slovenia who has visited Croatia since 21 August, must enter into 14 days of quarantine on arrival.
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    The Slovenian government announced that both primary and secondary school will reopen as normal September 1.

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    24.08.2020
  • Slovenia Several airlines cancel plans to resume Ljubljana flights. (EX-YU Aviation News, 23.08.2020) Travelers from Croatia required to self-quarantine for two weeks; The Slovenian government announced that both primary and secondary school will reopen as normal September 1 (OSAC, 20.08.2020) Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Travelling from EU/EEA countries is allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg] or each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. More details are available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    The Slovenian government announced that both primary and secondary school will reopen as normal September 1.

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    23.08.2020
  • Slovenia Travelers from Croatia required to self-quarantine for two weeks; The Slovenian government announced that both primary and secondary school will reopen as normal September 1 (OSAC, 20.08.2020) Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Travelling from EU/EEA countries is allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg] or each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. More details are available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

    *****Relaxation to restrictions:
    The Slovenian government announced that both primary and secondary school will reopen as normal September 1.

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    20.08.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Travelling from EU/EEA countries is allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red) [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg] or each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category. Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is an EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), irrespective of their citizenship or residence. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries (green list) and are coming from those countries [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. More details are available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    18.08.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Travelling to and from EU and EEA countries is, in general, allowed. Depending on their epidemiological situation, Slovenia divides countries in three categories (green, yellow and red [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/07_julij/20_novi_odlok_o_ukrepih_na_meji/SEMAFOR_Lists_of_states_Quarantine_20072020_a.jpg]). For each category, a different set of rules of entry applies. Travellers can enter Slovenia without any restrictions from countries belonging to the green category [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. **Rules and Exceptions: A 14-day quarantine rule applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries entering Slovenia (irrespective of their citizenship or residence). Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia travelling from a country on the yellow list (if the country is a EU member state or a Schengen Area country) may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof). All other travellers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine. No quarantine is required for travellers who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countries [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. More details are available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **Transit: Passengers are required to transit Slovenia within 12 hours from entering. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required), a document on the purpose and destination of transit (as of 14 July 2020 this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states). Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Additional information is available on the Police website [https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic].
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].
    There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Italy. Non-Slovene or non-Italian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: • Vrtojba‒St. Andrea • Fernetiči‒Fernetti • Škofije‒Rabuese • Krvavi potok‒Pesse. There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Austria. Non-Slovene or non-Austrian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: Karavanke-Karawanken Tunnel, Ljublej-Loibtunnel, Šentilj-Spielfeld, Only Slovene and Hungarian citizens may use border crossing between Slovenia and Hungary. Non-Slovene and non-Hungarian nationals must cross the Slovenia-Hungary border at the following border crossing: Pince-Torniyszentmiklos, If you enter Slovenia you are advised to carry with you evidence of your reason for travel (for example, onward travel bookings; proof of residency; a work permit). Neighbouring countries have reduced restrictions on entry from Slovenia.

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    07.08.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country included in the list of safe countries (“green” list), who are travelling from these countries, may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (“red” list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries (irrespective of their citizenship or residence). Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling from a country on the yellow list (countries neither on the green or red list), if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state, and if they submit a proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where they submit proof they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: an original receipt for accommodation in these countries or, in case of renting a vessel, the official list of the vessel crew). All other travellers are required to undergo a mandatory 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health [https://www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions]. On the police website www.policija.si you can also find a document that lists 18 categories of travellers coming from the countries on the yellow list, that are listed as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen area member state. Also, certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the red list (under points 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) are specified as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 3 and 8 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen area member state.
    **Transit: It is allowed to transit Slovenian territory in a 12-hour period. This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within 12 hours and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: 1) Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); 2) A document on the purpose and destination of transit.
    **From Third Countries: As above.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].
    There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Italy. Non-Slovene or non-Italian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: • Vrtojba‒St. Andrea • Fernetiči‒Fernetti • Škofije‒Rabuese • Krvavi potok‒Pesse. There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Austria. Non-Slovene or non-Austrian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: Karavanke-Karawanken Tunnel, Ljublej-Loibtunnel, Šentilj-Spielfeld, Only Slovene and Hungarian citizens may use border crossing between Slovenia and Hungary. Non-Slovene and non-Hungarian nationals must cross the Slovenia-Hungary border at the following border crossing: Pince-Torniyszentmiklos, If you enter Slovenia you are advised to carry with you evidence of your reason for travel (for example, onward travel bookings; proof of residency; a work permit). Neighbouring countries have reduced restrictions on entry from Slovenia.

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    30.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    **From EU: Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country included in the list of safe countries (“green” list), who are travelling from these countries, may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.
    A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (“red” list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries (irrespective of their citizenship or residence).
    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling from a country on the yellow list (countries neither on the green or red list), if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state, and if they submit a proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where they were staying, or an original receipt for accommodation in these countries or, in case of renting a vessel, the official list of the vessel crew.
    The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Updates on the yellow and red lists, can be found here: www.policija.si
    Certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the yellow list are specified as exceptions (under points 1 through 16) and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 1.a, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Also, certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the red list (under points 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) are specified as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 2 and 7 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state.
    **Transit: Item 5, Article 10 of the Ordinance states the exception to entry to Slovenia without limitations or ordered quarantine, which allows persons to transit Slovenian territory in a 12-hour period. This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within 12 hours and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: 1) Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); 2) A document on the purpose and destination of transit.
    **From Third Countries: A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries entering Slovenia (irrespective of their citizenship or residence). Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling from a country on the yellow list (countries neither on the green or red list), if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state, and if they submit a proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where they were staying, or an original receipt for accommodation in these countries, or, in case of renting a vessel, the official list of the vessel crew.
    The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Updates on the yellow and red lists, can be found here: www.policija.si
    Certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the yellow list are specified as exceptions (under points 1 through 16) and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 1.a, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Also, certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the red list (under points 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) are specified as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 2 and 7 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. and the extension on 16 July [https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9596-2020-INIT/en/pdf]. Additional information may be found at [https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/421175].

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    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].
    There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Italy. Non-Slovene or non-Italian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: • Vrtojba‒St. Andrea • Fernetiči‒Fernetti • Škofije‒Rabuese • Krvavi potok‒Pesse. There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Austria. Non-Slovene or non-Austrian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: Karavanke-Karawanken Tunnel, Ljublej-Loibtunnel, Šentilj-Spielfeld, Only Slovene and Hungarian citizens may use border crossing between Slovenia and Hungary. Non-Slovene and non-Hungarian nationals must cross the Slovenia-Hungary border at the following border crossing: Pince-Torniyszentmiklos, If you enter Slovenia you are advised to carry with you evidence of your reason for travel (for example, onward travel bookings; proof of residency; a work permit). Neighbouring countries have reduced restrictions on entry from Slovenia.

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    27.07.2020
  • Slovenia From 20 July, persons who will be ordered to quarantine will be able to enter Slovenia at any border crossing, and police officers will now be responsible for serving quarantine decisions, including in the interior of the country.

    At today’s meeting, the Government issued the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the external border crossings and at control points at the internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia, which will be published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

    Measures also in the interior of the country

    The ordinance lays down measures to be taken at the external border and at control points at the internal borders of Slovenia upon entry into Slovenia, and in the interior of Slovenia.

    From now on, persons who will be ordered to quarantine will be able to enter Slovenia at any border crossing or control point, and police officers will be responsible for serving quarantine decisions

    Persons who will be ordered to quarantine will be able to enter Slovenia at any border crossing or control point. The issue and service of decisions takes place in the following manner: a police officer will obtain the data necessary for the issue of a quarantine decision from persons ordered to quarantine and then forward the data to a representative of the Ministry of Health. The representative will arrange for the issue of a decision and send it to the police officer at a border crossing or control point, and the police officer will serve the quarantine decision on the person, allowing them to enter the country.

    Police officers will also serve decisions within the country

    If a person who should have been ordered to quarantine upon entry into Slovenia is already in Slovenia (for example, if they illegally crossed the national border), a police officer will obtain the data required for the drafting of a quarantine decision from that person within the country and will send the data to a representative of the Ministry of Health; the necessary data includes the person’s name and surname, date of birth, address of permanent or temporary residence or the place where the person will stay in quarantine in the Republic of Slovenia and an e-mail address at which they will receive the quarantine decision in electronic form. The representative will arrange for the issue of a quarantine decision and send it to the police unit of the police officer who obtained the data and who will then serve the quarantine decision on the person concerned.

    An additional exception in crossing the border without having to quarantine

    Article 10 of the Ordinance lists 18 exceptions for crossing the border without having to quarantine. By way of exception, a representative of foreign security authorities (the police or justice authorities) who enters Slovenia to carry out an operational task of surrendering or extraditing a wanted person or transferring the enforcement of a prison sentence of a convicted person may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine and should exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing the task (point 18 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the ordinance).

    Entry into force of the ordinance

    The ordinance will enter into force on 20 July 2020, and upon its entry into force, the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the external border crossings and at control points at the internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia [Uradni list RS], Nos 83/20, 86/20, 88/20, 90/20, 93/20 and 95/20) ceases to be in force.

    Changes to the lists of countries as of 17 July 2020, Croatia remains on the yellow list

    Changes to the green list:

    Newly added countries: the Czech Republic, Poland, the United Kingdom, San Marino, the Vatican, Monaco, Andorra, Georgia, Morocco, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Rwanda, Uruguay.
    Iceland has been struck off the list.
    At today’s meeting the Government was briefed on the Assessment of the Epidemiological Situation in the EU Member States and the Schengen Area States, the Balkan States and Italian provinces, prepared by the National Institute of Public Health. The Government decided to include the following countries in the list of epidemiologically safe counties or administrative units of individual countries (green list) as of 17 July 2020: Poland, Australia, Georgia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Uruguay, San Marino, the Vatican and Morocco (all previously on the yellow list).

    Exceptions to the epidemiologically safe countries regime also include the following countries, which currently slightly exceed the cumulative 14-day incidence of a maximum of 10.0/100,000 inhabitants, but in the previous epidemiological situation assessment they did not exceed this limit and the current Assessment of the Epidemiological Situation trend for these countries shows no significant rise in infections, the data of their national institutes are reliable, and there have been relatively few or no cases imported from these countries.

    Therefore, Austria, Belgium, France, Spain and the Czech Republic as a whole remain on the green list. New additions to this list include Canada, Monaco (both were previously included in the yellow list), Andorra and the United Kingdom (previously on the red list).

    Iceland will be taken off the list on 17 July 2020.

    Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country included in the list of epidemiologically safe countries who are travelling from these countries may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

    Changes to the red list: new additions include Luxembourg and Montenegro.

    Due to a deterioration of the epidemiological situation, the red list will be expanded by the following countries: Luxembourg, Montenegro (both were previously on the yellow list), China, Algeria, Kazakhstan, Honduras, Israel, Equatorial Guinea, Cabo Verde Islands, Colombia, Turks and Caicos Islands, Azerbaijan, Iraq, the Virgin Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Seychelles, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, El Salvador, Eswatini, and Suriname (previously on the yellow list).

    A 14-day quarantine will be imposed on persons entering Slovenia who have permanent or temporary residence in a country with a worsening epidemiological situation (i.e. countries on the red list) and on all other persons, irrespective of their nationality or country of residence, who arrive in Slovenia from one of these countries, except for persons falling under one of the six exceptions specified in paragraph one of Article 10 (points 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7) of the Ordinance.

    The green list (effective as of 17 July 2020):

    Hungary
    Austria
    Cyprus
    Czech Republic
    Estonia
    Finland
    Germany
    Greece
    Iceland (removed 17 July 2020)
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Liechtenstein
    Norway
    Slovak Republic
    Switzerland
    Italy
    Denmark
    Ireland
    Malta
    Spain
    Belgium
    The Netherlands
    France
    Australia (added 17 July 2020)
    Georgia (added 17 July 2020)
    New Zealand (added 17 July 2020)
    Rwanda (added 17 July 2020)
    Uruguay (added 17 July 2020)
    San Marino (added 17 July 2020)
    The Vatican (added 17 July 2020)
    Poland (added 17 July 2020)
    Morocco (added 17 July 2020)
    Andorra (added 17 July 2020
    Monaco (added 17 July 2020)
    United Kingdom (added 17 July 2020 after being taken off the red list)

    The red list (effective as of 17 July 2020):

    Qatar
    Bahrain
    Chile
    Kuwait
    Peru
    Armenia
    Djibouti
    Oman
    Brazil
    Panama
    Belarus
    Andorra (removed on 17 July 2020 and added to the green list)
    Singapore
    Sweden
    Maldives
    Sao Tomé and Principe
    United Arab Emirates
    United States of America
    Saudi Arabia
    Russia
    Moldova
    Gibraltar
    Bolivia
    Puerto Rico
    Gabon
    Cayman Islands
    Dominican Republic
    Republic of South Africa,
    Iran
    United Kingdom (removed on 17 July 2020 and added to the green list)
    North Macedonia
    Serbia
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Kosovo
    Portugal
    Albania
    Luxembourg (added 17 July 2020)
    Montenegro (added 17 July 2020)
    China (added 17 February 2020)
    Algeria (17 February 2020)
    Kazakhstan (added 17 July 2020)
    Honduras (added 17 July 2020)
    Israel (added 17 July 2020)
    Equatorial Guinea (added 17 July 2020)
    Cape Verde Islands (added 17 July 2020)
    Colombia (added 17 July 2020)
    Turks and Caicos Islands (added 17 July 2020)
    Azerbaijan (added 17 July 2020)
    Iraq (added 17 July 2020)
    US Virgin Islands (added 17 July 2020)
    Kyrgyzstan (added 17 July 2020)
    Argentina (added 17 July 2020)
    Seychelles (added 17 July 2020)
    Costa Rica (added 17 July 2020)
    Ecuador (added 17 July 2020)
    Guatemala (added 17 July 2020)
    Mexico (added 17 July 2020)
    El Salvador (added 17 July 2020)
    Argentina (added 17 July 2020)
    Suriname (added 17 July 2020)
    Ordinance on the temporary prohibition of gatherings of people continues to remain in force

    The Government considers that the current epidemiological situation in Slovenia has been stabilised and brought under control by measures adopted to contain and control the COVID-19 epidemic, published in the Ordinance on the Temporary General Restriction or Prohibition of the Gathering of People in the Republic of Slovenia. As the trend of new infections does not point to an increase in infections, and no decline has yet been identified, the Government has decided that the existing restrictions should continue to be in force.

    The Government determines the professional justifiability of such measures every seven days and decides on the basis of expert opinion whether these measures will continue to apply, be amended or be abolished, and notifies the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia and the public accordingly.

    Source https://www.gov.si/en/news/2020-07-16-changes-to-the-lists-of-countries-police-officers-now-responsible-for-serving-quarantine-decisions/

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    20.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. Scheduled flights are operating. Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country included in the list of epidemiologically safe countries (the green list), who are travelling from these countries, may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine. A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries (irrespective of their citizenship or residence).
    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling from a country on the yellow list (countries neither on the green or red list), if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state, and if they submit a proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where they were staying, or an original receipt for accommodation in these countries or, in case of renting a vessel, the official list of the vessel crew.
    The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Updates on the yellow and red lists, can be found here: www.policija.si
    Certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the yellow list are specified as exceptions (under points 1 through 16) and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 1.a, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Also, certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the red list (under points 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) are specified as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 2 and 7 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Please see:
    Article 10 of the Ordinance 25-06-2020 [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/06_junij/25_crossing_the_border_quarantine_exceptions/Quarantine_exceptions_Article_10_of_the_Ordinance_25062020.docx].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].
    There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Italy. Non-Slovene or non-Italian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: • Vrtojba‒St. Andrea • Fernetiči‒Fernetti • Škofije‒Rabuese • Krvavi potok‒Pesse. There are restrictions in place at Slovenia’s border with Austria. Non-Slovene or non-Austrian nationals must cross at one of three border crossings: Karavanke-Karawanken Tunnel, Ljublej-Loibtunnel, Šentilj-Spielfeld, Only Slovene and Hungarian citizens may use border crossing between Slovenia and Hungary. Non-Slovene and non-Hungarian nationals must cross the Slovenia-Hungary border at the following border crossing: Pince-Torniyszentmiklos, If you enter Slovenia you are advised to carry with you evidence of your reason for travel (for example, onward travel bookings; proof of residency; a work permit). Neighbouring countries have reduced restrictions on entry from Slovenia.

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    17.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country included in the list of epidemiologically safe countries (the green list), who are travelling from these countries, may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.
    A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries (irrespective of their citizenship or residence).
    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling from a country on the yellow list (countries neither on the green or red list), if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state, and if they submit a proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where they were staying, or an original receipt for accommodation in these countries or, in case of renting a vessel, the official list of the vessel crew.
    The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Updates on the yellow and red lists, can be found here: www.policija.si
    Certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the yellow list are specified as exceptions (under points 1 through 16) and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 1.a, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Also, certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the red list (under points 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) are specified as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 2 and 7 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Please see:
    Article 10 of the Ordinance 25-06-2020 [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/06_junij/25_crossing_the_border_quarantine_exceptions/Quarantine_exceptions_Article_10_of_the_Ordinance_25062020.docx].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Movement throughout the country is allowed. The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval from health authorities, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. The organiser of events which are attended by more than 10 people, must keep a record of personal information of participants (full name and address). This information may be requested by the National Institute of Public Health, for monitoring purposes and preventing the spread of coronavirus. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [.

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    15.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country included in the list of epidemiologically safe countries (the green list), who are travelling from these countries, may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.
    A 14-day quarantine applies to all travellers arriving in Slovenia from countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and travellers with a temporary or permanent residence in these countries (irrespective of their citizenship or residence).
    Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia are not subject to a 14-day quarantine when they are travelling from a country on the yellow list (countries neither on the green or red list), if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state, and if they submit a proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where they were staying, or an original receipt for accommodation in these countries or, in case of renting a vessel, the official list of the vessel crew.
    The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Updates on the yellow and red lists, can be found here: www.policija.si
    Certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the yellow list are specified as exceptions (under points 1 through 16) and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 1.a, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Also, certain categories of individuals coming from the countries on the red list (under points 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) are specified as exceptions and may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine. However, travellers entering Slovenia as exceptions under points 2 and 7 also have to show a negative test for Covid-19 that is not older than 36 hours and must be taken in an EU/Schengen Area member state. Please see:
    Article 10 of the Ordinance 25-06-2020 [https://www.policija.si/images/stories/NovinarskoSredisce/SporocilaZaJavnost/2020/06_junij/25_crossing_the_border_quarantine_exceptions/Quarantine_exceptions_Article_10_of_the_Ordinance_25062020.docx].
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. All other gatherings require approval from the National Institute of Public Health. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    13.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Airports in Slovenia re-opened for passenger flights on 11 May. Travellers from countries that are considered epidemiologically safe (green list), can enter Slovenia without restrictions. Permanent or temporary residents from countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, require a 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Several exceptions exist for certain categories of individuals coming from countries with a deteriorated epidemiological situation (red list). However, none of the exceptions apply to tourism. Please see: Article 10 of the Ordinance 25/07/2020
    Transit through Slovenian territory: Item 5, Article 10 of the Ordinance states the exception to entry to Slovenia without limitations or ordered quarantine, which allows persons to transit Slovenian territory in a 12-hour period. This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within 12 hours and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: 1) Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); 2) A document on the purpose and destination of transit;
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. All other gatherings require approval from the National Institute of Public Health. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    10.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Travellers from countries that are considered epidemiologically safe (green list), can enter Slovenia without restrictions. Permanent or temporary residents from countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, require a 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Several exceptions exist for certain categories of individuals coming from countries with a deteriorated epidemiological situation (red list). However, none of the exceptions apply to tourism. Please see: Article 10 of the Ordinance 25/07/2020
    Transit through Slovenian territory: Item 5, Article 10 of the Ordinance states the exception to entry to Slovenia without limitations or ordered quarantine, which allows persons to transit Slovenian territory in a 12-hour period. This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within 12 hours and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: 1) Valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); 2) A document on the purpose and destination of transit;
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. All other gatherings require approval from the National Institute of Public Health. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    07.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Travellers from countries that are considered epidemiologically safe (green list), can enter Slovenia without restrictions. Permanent or temporary residents from countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, require a 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Several exceptions exist for certain categories of individuals coming from countries with a deteriorated epidemiological situation (red list). However, none of the exceptions apply to tourism. Please see: Article 10 of the Ordinance 25/07/2020
    Persons may transit Slovenian territory in a 12-hour period, without restricition or quarantine. This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within 12 hours and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must carry with them: 1) A valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); 2) A document on the purpose and destination of transit.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 50 people are permitted without prior approval, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. All other gatherings require approval from the National Institute of Public Health. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    03.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Travellers from countries that are considered epidemiologically safe (green list), can enter Slovenia without restrictions. Permanent or temporary residents from countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, require a 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes are regularly posted on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si/en/list-countries-crossing-national-borders-without-restrictions Several exceptions exist for certain categories of individuals coming from countries with a deteriorated epidemiological situation (red list). However, none of the exceptions apply to tourism. Please see: Article 10 of the Ordinance 25/07/2020
    Persons may transit Slovenian territory in a 12-hour period, without restricition or quarantine. This means that passengers must exit Slovenia within 12 hours and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight. Entry to Slovenia shall be denied to persons for whom it is foreseen that they may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must carry with them: 1) A valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); 2) A document on the purpose and destination of transit.
    As from 1 July, EU Member States should start lifting the restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU for residents of the following third countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity. Residents of Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican/Holy See should be considered as EU residents for this purpose. Every two weeks this list of countries will be reviewed and the information updated here. More info: [https://data.consiliurm.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9208-2020-INIT/en/pdf].

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 500 people are permitted, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. All other gatherings, including those prohibited by other decrees remain banned. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    01.07.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    *****International Restrictions
    Travellers from countries that are considered epidemiologically safe, can enter Slovenia without restrictions. Permanent or temporary residents from countries that are not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, require a 14 day quarantine. The list of epidemiologically safe countries and its changes will be posted regularly on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si Exceptions exist for 1) Slovenian citizens and foreign nationals who are holders of a temporary or permanent residency in Slovenia from EU or Schengen, without any restrictions. 2)Persons providing services (certified). 3) Persons who cross the border for urgent personal matters. 4) Persons who are owners in the border area and active in agriculture. Travellers are allowed to transit Slovenia. Third country nationals are not permitted to enter Slovenia.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    The Slovene government have declared that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia is over and have announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of the virus. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Most services (including retail services) are permitted to re-open, provided that health and safety guidance can be implemented. However there are some exceptions, including nightclubs. Protective masks (or other material covering the nose and mouth) must be worn in indoor public areas where social distancing is not possible (including shops) and on public transport. Restaurants and bars are permitted to open, if they are able to serve customers whilst observing social distancing requirements. Public transport (buses and trains) resumed service on 11 May. You are required to wear a protective mask, sanitise your hands with the supplied hand cleaner and maintain a safety distance of at least 1.5m. Wherever possible, tickets should be bought in advance (online, ticket machines and at sales counters). Taxi services continue to be available. Gatherings of up to 500 people are permitted, where health and safety guidance can be implemented. All other gatherings, including those prohibited by other decrees remain banned. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates [https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/].

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    29.06.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia, Spain or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia, Spain or Switzerland.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. facemasks are mandatory on public transport.
    Citizens must wear a facemask when indoors.

    *****Relaxation of restrictions
    The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can reopen if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer) Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    22.06.2020
  • Slovenia Government imposes 14-day quarantine for most people arriving from Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo (Reuters, 18.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia or Switzerland.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. facemasks are mandatory on public transport.
    Citizens must wear a facemask when indoors.

    *****Relaxation of restrictions
    The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can reopen if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer) Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    21.06.2020
  • Slovenia Slovenian government opens its borders to citizens of 14 states (Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Slovakia and Liechtenstein) (Reuters, 08.06.2020)

    1. Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia or Switzerland.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia.
    – This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence.
    – This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports.
    2. Passengers are subject to quarantine for 14 days.
    – This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia arriving from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland or United Kingdom.
    – This does not apply to passengers arriving from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Slovakia or Switzerland.

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. facemasks are mandatory on public transport.
    Citizens must wear a facemask when indoors.

    *****Relaxation of restrictions
    The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can reopen if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer) Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    16.06.2020
  • Slovenia Slovenian government lifts COVID-19 border restrictions for Austrians (Reuters, 04.06.2020). Hungarian, Slovenian Governments agree on gradual reopening of the border by 1 June (Reuters, 18.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    EU nationals (who have not been outside of the EU over the last 14 days) can travel freely to the country and are not subject to mandatory quarantine. They will just receive instructions issued by the National Institute of Public Health upon entry. Croatian citizens are allowed to cross the border without facing the mandatory quarantine.
    EU residents are free to cross into the country from Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary at predetermined checkpoints. Persons who enter Slovenia and have a permanent or temporary residence in the European Union countries and have not left the EU for two weeks may follow instructions from the National Institute for Public Health on the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
    Non-EU nationals are subject to a 14-day quarantine, excluding diplomats, members of rescue and relief services, for attendance of funerals, lorry drivers and persons with certificates issued by the competent Slovenian authorities stating that they will provide essential services. Anyone who claims to have COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entry.
    Tourism to gradually resume from 18 May.
    Airports in Slovenia reopened on 12 May. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana in early June.
    The country’s Koper and Piran ports will reopen.

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. facemasks are mandatory on public transport.
    Citizens must wear a facemask when indoors.

    Relaxation of restrictions
    The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can reopen if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer) Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    04.06.2020
  • Slovenia The first passenger flights to and from Slovenia are expected to resume on May 26. (Reuters, 18.05.2020) Hungarian, Slovenian Governments agree on gradual reopening of the border by 1 June (Reuters, 18.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    EU nationals (who have not been outside of the EU over the last 14 days) can travel freely to the country and are not subject to mandatory quarantine. They will just receive instructions issued by the National Institute of Public Health upon entry. Croatian citizens are allowed to cross the border without facing the mandatory quarantine. EU residents are free to cross into the country from Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary at predetermined checkpoints. Non-EU nationals are subject to a 14-day quarantine, excluding diplomats, members of rescue and relief services, for attendance of funerals, lorry drivers and persons with certificates issued by the competent Slovenian authorities stating that they will provide essential services. Anyone who claims to have COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entry. Tourism to gradually resume from 18 May. Airports in Slovenia reopened on 12 May. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana in early June. The country’s Koper and Piran ports will reopen.

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. facemasks are mandatory on public transport. Citizens must wear a facemask when indoors. Relaxation of restrictions The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can reopen if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer) Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    21.05.2020
  • Slovenia Hungarian, Slovenian Governments agree on gradual reopening of the border by 1 June (Reuters, 18.05.2020)

    International restrictions:

    The country’s borders are gradually reopening. EU nationals (who have not been outside of the EU over the last 14 days) can travel freely to the country and are not subject to mandatory quarantine. They will just receive instructions issued by the National Institute of Public Health upon entry. EU residents are free to cross into the country from Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary at predetermined checkpoints. The border with Hungary should be fully reopened by 1 June. (Reuters, 10.05.2020) Non-EU nationals are subject to a 14-day quarantine, excluding diplomats, members of rescue and relief services, for attendance of funerals, lorry drivers and persons with certificates issued by the competent Slovenian authorities stating that they will provide essential services. Anyone who claims to have COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entry. Tourism to gradually resume from 18 May. Airports in Slovenia reopened on 12 May. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana in early June.The country’s Koper and Piran ports will reopen.

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. Face masks are mandatory on public transport. Citizens must wear a face mask when indoors. Relaxation of restrictions The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can re-open if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer). Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    18.05.2020
  • Slovenia

    International restrictions:

    The country’s borders have reopened. EU nationals (who have not been outside of the EU over the last 14 days) can travel freely to the country and are not subject to mandatory quarantine. They will just receive instructions issued by the National Institute of Public Health upon entry. EU residents are free to cross into the country from Austria, Croatia, Italy and Hungary at predetermined checkpoints. Non-EU nationals are subject to a 14-day quarantine, excluding diplomats, members of rescue and relief services, for attendance of funerals, lorry drivers and persons with certificates issued by the competent Slovenian authorities stating that they will provide essential services. Anyone who claims to have COVID-19 symptoms will be denied entry. Tourism to gradually resume from 18 May. Airports in Slovenia reopened on 12 May. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana in early June.The country’s Koper and Piran ports will reopen.

    Internal restrictions:

    Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Public gatherings are banned. Public transport (trains and buses) is operating again at reduced schedules and limited seating capacity. Face masks are mandatory on public transport. Citizens must wear a face mask when indoors. Relaxation of restrictions The easing of restrictions starting on 18 May will be subject to a 14-day observation period before further potential easing measures in June. All shops can reopen on 18 May. Bars and restaurants will also be able to service customers indoors. Kindergartens and certain grades in primary and secondary will gradually reopen from 18 May. The number of pupils per classroom will remain restricted. A majority of sports activities, including training and competitions in team sports, are allowed to resume from 23 May. Tourist accommodation with less than 30 rooms will resume work. However, spas, discos and nightclubs will remain closed. Bars and restaurants can re-open if they serve outside and if they respect social distancing (1.5 meter between each customer). Minimum opening hours of food shops are set between 08.00 and 18.00 (except for shops that were already open for less than ten hours before 12 march.

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    16.05.2020
  • Slovenia Airports in Slovenia reopened on 12 May. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana in early June. Individuals entering Slovenia are required to self-isolate for seven days, then be tested for COVID-19. Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport has reopened for all commercial flights, both from the European Union and third countries (EX-YU Aviation News, 12.05.2020) 1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia. -This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia. -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence. -This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports. 2.Nationals and residents of Slovenia are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days.

    International restrictions:

    Slovenia is imposing health checks at land borders with Italy and Austria. Travellers who are neither Slovenian citizens nor residents and who cannot provide a certificate showing they had tested negative for coronavirus during the previous three days may be denied entry to the country if they display symptoms. Health checks at the border with Austria have been introduced. Travellers crossing the border into Slovenia will be required to present a medical certificate proving they tested negative for COVID-19 within the past three days; in the absence of a certificate, individuals showing no signs of a fever will be permitted to enter. Slovenian nationals and foreign residents will be exempt from the measures. Passenger train traffic between Italy and Slovenia and Austria has been suspended. It is still possible to enter Slovenia from Croatia and Hungary. (The Hungarian border is closed to foreign travellers who want to EXIT Slovenia). Airports in Slovenia are closed for commercial passenger flights. Flights to EU destinations are suspended until 12 May, and flights to non-EU destinations are banned until further notice. The ban does not apply for aircraft transporting cargo/mail, those conducting special transport without passengers, ferry flights, foreign aircraft or helicopters on humanitarian or health missions. Individuals entering Slovenia are required to self-isolate for seven days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Residents are permitted outside of their municipality of residence from 30 April.

    New announcements about the easing of restrictions are expected on 4 May. Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Indefinite ban on gatherings.Public transportation, including inter-city rail and bus services, has ceased operations. Taxis for urgent transport operate.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Domestic public transportation is gradually resuming. Passengers will have to disinfect their hands upon entry, wear a face mask and keep a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters. Car service centres, certain shops and outdoor sports have resumed activities. Authorities have lifted a ban on marriage ceremonies from 28 April, although attendance is still strictly limited. All other gatherings remain banned. Schools will reopen from 18 May. From 4 May small shops such as hairdressers and beauty parlors along with restaurants and bars will reopen.

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    15.05.2020
  • Slovenia Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport has reopened for all commercial flights, both from the European Union and third countries (EX-YU Aviation News, 12.05.2020) Government to allow international passenger air traffic from 12 May (Reuters, 11.05.2020) 1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia. -This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia. -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence. -This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports. 2.Nationals and residents of Slovenia are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days.

    International restrictions:

    Slovenia is imposing health checks at land borders with Italy and Austria. Travellers who are neither Slovenian citizens nor residents and who cannot provide a certificate showing they had tested negative for coronavirus during the previous three days may be denied entry to the country if they display symptoms. Health checks at the border with Austria have been introduced. Travellers crossing the border into Slovenia will be required to present a medical certificate proving they tested negative for COVID-19 within the past three days; in the absence of a certificate, individuals showing no signs of a fever will be permitted to enter. Slovenian nationals and foreign residents will be exempt from the measures. Passenger train traffic between Italy and Slovenia and Austria has been suspended. It is still possible to enter Slovenia from Croatia and Hungary. (The Hungarian border is closed to foreign travellers who want to EXIT Slovenia). Airports in Slovenia are closed for commercial passenger flights. Flights to EU destinations are suspended until 12 May, and flights to non-EU destinations are banned until further notice. The ban does not apply for aircraft transporting cargo/mail, those conducting special transport without passengers, ferry flights, foreign aircraft or helicopters on humanitarian or health missions. Individuals entering Slovenia are required to self-isolate for seven days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Residents are permitted outside of their municipality of residence from 30 April. New announcements about the easing of restrictions are expected on 4 May. Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited. Indefinite ban on gatherings.Public transportation, including inter-city rail and bus services, has ceased operations. Taxis for urgent transport operate.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Domestic public transportation is gradually resuming. Passengers will have to disinfect their hands upon entry, wear a face mask and keep a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters. Car service centres, certain shops and outdoor sports have resumed activities. Authorities have lifted a ban on marriage ceremonies from 28 April, although attendance is still strictly limited. All other gatherings remain banned. Schools will reopen from 18 May. From 4 May small shops such as hairdressers and beauty parlors along with restaurants and bars will reopen.

    Source: https://si.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/ https://pandemic.internationalsos.com/2019-ncov/ncov-travel-restrictions-flight-operations-and-screening https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/international-travel-document-news/1580226297.htm

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    12.05.2020
  • Slovenia PM eases movement restrictions imposed from 30 April (Reuters, 30.04.2020)

    1.Passengers are not allowed to enter Slovenia.
    -This does not apply to nationals and residents of Slovenia.
    -This does not apply to nationals of Andorra, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia (Rep.), San Marino, Serbia and Vatican City (Holy See) returning via Slovenia to their country of residence.
    -This does not apply to passengers with diplomatic passports.
    2.Nationals and residents of Slovenia are required to self-isolate for a period of 7 days.

    International restrictions:

    Slovenia is imposing health checks at land borders with Italy and Austria. Travellers who are neither Slovenian citizens nor residents and who cannot provide a certificate showing they had tested negative for coronavirus during the previous three days may be denied entry to the country if they display symptoms. Health checks at the border with Austria have been introduced. Travellers crossing the border into Slovenia will be required to present a medical certificate proving they tested negative for COVID-19 within the past three days; in the absence of a certificate, individuals showing no signs of a fever will be permitted to enter. Slovenian nationals and foreign residents will be exempt from the measures. Passenger train traffic between Italy and Slovenia and Austria has been suspended. It is still possible to enter Slovenia from Croatia and Hungary. (The Hungarian border is closed to foreign travellers who want to EXIT Slovenia). Airports in Slovenia are closed for commercial passenger flights. Flights to EU destinations are suspended until 12 May, and flights to non-EU destinations are banned until further notice. The ban does not apply for aircraft transporting cargo/mail, those conducting special transport without passengers, ferry flights, foreign aircraft or helicopters on humanitarian or health missions. Individuals entering Slovenia are required to self-isolate for seven days.

    Internal restrictions:

    Residents are permitted outside of their municipality of residence from 30 April. New announcements about the easing of restrictions are expected on 4 May. Commuting for work reasons or movements for health emergencies are allowed. Access to public places is also prohibited.
    Indefinite ban on gatherings.Public transportation, including inter-city rail and bus services, has ceased operations. Taxis for urgent transport operate. Citizens must wear a face mask when indoors.

    Relaxation of restrictions:

    Car service centres, certain shops and outdoor sports have resumed activities. Authorities have lifted a ban on marriage ceremonies from 28 April, although attendance is still strictly limited. All other gatherings remain banned. Schools will reopen from 18 May. From 4 May small shops such as hairdressers and beauty parlors along with restaurants and bars will reopen.

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    09.05.2020
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