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Slovenia travel restrictions

Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: no Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: yes
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 01.07.2020
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to passengers arriving from Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cayman Isl., Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Rep., Estonia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Kosovo (Rep.), Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Maldives, Malta, Moldova (Rep.), North Macedonia (Rep.), Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Russian Fed., Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
– 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.

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Quarantine

14-day quarantine is required for a person entering Slovenia as a temporary or permanent resident of a country that is not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries/administrative regions, or for a person coming to Slovenia from such a country. The list of countries and its changes will be posted regularly on the web page of the National Institute of Public Health: www.nijz.si

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country

Vaccination

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

Shop and Events

Non-essential shops closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 04 May 2020 to TBD

Prohibition of sailing goods and services directly to consumers (accomodation, catering, wellness, sports, cinema, hairdressing, cosmetic and pedicure services, gambling, etc). AS 16 March Closure of restaurants, bars, disco and All nonessenital shops closed.As of 20 March limited opening hours for the essential shops (8-20, sunday closed, 8-10 priorities given to elderly, handicapped and pregnant women).
As of 4 May starting the release of measures: opening of markets, restaurant with terrace service, shops up to 400m2, hairdressing and beauty salons
As of 18 May opening of shopping centers.

Events stop: Banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 18 March 2020 to TBD

The ban of indoor gatherings for more than 100 people. Mass outdoor event canceled. Closure of most public institutions (libraries, museums, cinemas, galleries).
29 March opening of libraries, museums, galleries, start of real estate traffic.
As of 18 May allowing again public gathering of max. 50 people.

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Schools/Univercity closure

Schools/Univ. closure: Partially closed

Restrictive measures mandatory between 16 March 2020 to 18 May 2020

Closed since 16th of March until further notice except the institution for the children with special needs.
Schools will open gradually starting May 18: reopening kindergartens and schools for first triad students, schools with a customized program, institutions for the upbringing and education of children with special needs, high schools for the final years, public and private music schools, student dormitories and adult education organizations.
As of 25 May 9th graders return to school. Assistance will also be provided for pupils (4th to 8th grade) and students (1st to 3rd year) with learning difficulties.

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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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  • 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].

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
  • Source [https://si.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/]
    [https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVN]
    [https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/slovenia]
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