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Slovenia travel restrictions

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Slovenia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers are not permitted to arrive in Slovenia through airports which are not Ljubljana Airport (LJU), Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport (MBX) or PortoroĹľ Airport (POW).
  • This does not apply to:
    • Flights arriving from a Schengen Area member state,
    • International flights operated by Slovenian nationals.
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 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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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 included on the yellow, and red lists. 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 the country on the yellow list (if this country is an EU or Schengen Area member state), 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 . Updates on the yellow and red lists can be found here .

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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 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.

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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/].
    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].

    *****

    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].

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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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    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 JoĹľe PuÄŤnik 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 JoĹľe PuÄŤnik 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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