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Slovenia travel restrictions

COVID-19 Vacc. -67.36%
Open for citizens: yes Open for foreigners: yes Open for tourism: partial Quarantine: partial
Airlines Updates

Published on 27.11.2020
Slovenia awards Lufthansa most aid, easyJet disqualified

Published on 26.11.2020
Air France extends suspension of flights between Paris and Ljubljana until 4 February
Eight Airlines (Air France, Air Serbia, LOT, Lufthansa, Montenegro Airlines, Swiss Air, Turkish Airlines, Wizzair) to get Subsidies to fly to Slovenia

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Full Restrictions
Open for travel from Slovenia
Crossing Rules
  • Passengers who are not nationals of Slovenia are not permitted to enter Slovenia for tourism purposes.
  • Only passengers travelling for one of the following reasons are permitted to enter Slovenia:
    • Passengers travelling for business or the completion of work tasks,
    • Passengers travelling for agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Passengers travelling to eliminate immediate danger to their health, life or property,
    • Passengers travelling for medical or health purpose,
    • Passengers travelling to provide parental care, or to provide assistance to people or family members requiring aid,
    • Passengers travelling for diplomatic or official purpose,
    • Passengers travelling to access diplomatic or consular services, emergency services, services for people with special needs, or the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Passengers travelling to implement maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Passengers in transit returning to the neighbouring countries of Slovenia.
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Movement restrictions

National movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 April 2020 to TBD

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

International movement restrictions: Partially banned

Restrictive measures mandatory between 30 April 2020 to TBD

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

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Flight Restrictions

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

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Quarantine

Self-isolation at own accommodation.

Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:
7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer, 14 days before arrival for Moderna, 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

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Insurance
Certification

COVID-19 negative certification required for entering the country.

Travellers from countries on the “red” list” are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

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Vaccination
COVID-19 Total Vaccination date: 2021-06-21
COVID-19 Total Vaccination: 1400384
COVID-19 Daily Vaccination: 10178
COVID-19 Vacc. (per 100 citizens, %): 67.36
COVID-19 Daily Vacc. (per 1 million citizens): 4896

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

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Shop and Events

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

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

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

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

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

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Schools/Univercity closure

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

Other

Other: partially closed/partially cancelled

Restrictive measures mandatory between to TBD

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

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Full Restrictions

  • Slovenia Latest News: Slovenian authorities lift border controls with Hungary; other COVID-19 restrictions continue (Schengen Visa Info , 25.05.2021). Authorities expand quarantine-free entry for persons vaccinated with Chinese and Indian vaccines (SVI, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 23 April 2021, the restriction on movement between statistical regions has been lifted; movement between all statistical regions is now permitted.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes.
    Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained.
    Many of the rules apply across all of Slovenia, but some rules are specific to regions depending on their Covid-rating. You can find the status of a specific statistical region on the Slovenian Government website.
    Unless stated elsewhere, the rules below apply to all of Slovenia. Further details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    From 24 May 2021, there is no limit on the number of people who are allowed to attend organised public gatherings, subject to the size of the location and social distancing. Private gatherings of up to 10 people from different households are allowed, both indoors and outdoors. Such gatherings must follow the requirements of the National Institute of Public Health, and facemasks must be worn indoors. See the Slovene government website for more details (in Slovene)
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • From 10 May 2021, hotels will open with up to a maximum of 50% capacity. Campsites will be open, with up to a maximum of 70% capacity. Hotel guests are required to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination.
    • Restaurants and bars are allowed to operate between 0500-2200. Bars and restaurants are also allowed to serve customers indoors. Customers need to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All education establishments are now delivering classes in person.
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open. Indoor culture facilities are allowed to operate at up to 50% capacity, with indoor customers requiring to show evidence of a negative PCR test, recovery, or vaccination.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, limited to up to 50% capacity or 50 people outdoors provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.
    .

    Read more
    26.05.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Authorities expand quarantine-free entry for persons vaccinated with Chinese and Indian vaccines (SVI, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 23 April 2021, the restriction on movement between statistical regions has been lifted; movement between all statistical regions is now permitted.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes. Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained. Many of the rules apply across all of Slovenia, but some rules are specific to here statistical region on the Slovenian Government website. Unless stated elsewhere, the rules below apply to all of Slovenia. Further details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website:
    • From 15 May 2021, organised public gatherings of up to 10 people from different households are allowed, both indoors and outdoors. Such gatherings must follow the requirements of the National Institute of Public Health, and facemasks must be worn indoors. See the Slovene government website for more details (in Slovene)
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • From 10 May 2021, hotels will open with up to a maximum of 50% capacity. Campsites will be open, with up to a maximum of 70% capacity. Hotel guests are required to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination.
    • Restaurants and bars are allowed to operate between 0500-2200. Bars and restaurants are also allowed to serve customers indoors. Customers need to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All education establishments are now delivering classes in person.
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open. Indoor culture facilities are allowed to operate at up to 50% capacity, with indoor customers requiring to show evidence of a negative PCR test, recovery, or vaccination.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, limited to up to 50% capacity or 50 people outdoors provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    14.05.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Authorities expand quarantine-free entry for persons vaccinated with Chinese and Indian vaccines (SVI, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    Health cover for temporary stays

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:

    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 23 April 2021, the restriction on movement between statistical regions has been lifted; movement between all statistical regions is now permitted.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes.
    Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained.
    Many of the rules apply across all of Slovenia, but some rules are specific to regions that are rated as yellow. You can find the status of a specific statistical region on the
    Slovenian Government website.
    Unless stated elsewhere, the rules below apply to all of Slovenia. Further details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    From 23 April 2021, organised public gatherings of up to 10 people from different households are permitted, both indoors and outdoors. Such gatherings must follow the requirements of the National Institute of Public Health, and facemasks must be worn indoors. See the Slovene government website for more details (in Slovene).
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • From 26 April 2021, hotel accommodation is allowed to open in yellow and orange rated regions. Hotel guests are required to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination.
    • Restaurants and bars are permitted to open for outdoor customers in yellow and orange rated regions. Bars and restaurants in regions rated as yellow are also permitted to serve customers indoors, if those restaurants are part of accommodation facilities (eg hotel restaurants). Customers need to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of COVID-19 recovery or vaccination.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades.
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above).
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    01.05.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Authorities expand quarantine-free entry for persons vaccinated with Chinese and Indian vaccines (SVI, 28.04.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 23 April 2021, the restriction on movement between statistical regions has been lifted; movement between all statistical regions is now permitted.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes. Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained. The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • From 23 April, organised public gatherings of up to 10 people from different households are permitted, both indoors and outdoors. Such gatherings must follow the requirements of the National Institute of Public Health, and facemasks must be worn indoors. See the Slovene government website for more details (in Slovene)
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open;
    • From 24 April 2021, hotel accommodation is permitted to open in 9 of the 12 statistical regions, including the region containing Ljubljana. A full list can be found on the hereSlovene government website (in Slovene) Customers are required to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of covid recovery or vaccination;
    • From 24 April 2021, restaurants and bars in 9 of the 12 statistical regions are permitted to open for outdoor customers. Bars and restaurants in the Promurska, Goriska and Obalno-kraska statistical regions are also permitted to serve customers indoors, provided those customers provide evidence of a negative test or proof of covid recovery or vaccination;
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained;
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change;
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment;
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades;
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above);
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open;
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only;
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    29.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Authorities expand quarantine-free entry for persons vaccinated with Chinese and Indian vaccines (SVI, 28.04.2021). Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 23 April 2021, the restriction on movement between statistical regions has been lifted; movement between all statistical regions is now permitted.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes. Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained. The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • From 23 April, organised public gatherings of up to 10 people from different households are permitted, both indoors and outdoors. Such gatherings must follow the requirements of the National Institute of Public Health, and facemasks must be worn indoors. See the Slovene government website for more details (in Slovene)
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open;
    • From 24 April 2021, hotel accommodation is permitted to open in 9 of the 12 statistical regions, including the region containing Ljubljana. A full list can be found on the hereSlovene government website (in Slovene) Customers are required to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of covid recovery or vaccination;
    • From 24 April 2021, restaurants and bars in 9 of the 12 statistical regions are permitted to open for outdoor customers. Bars and restaurants in the Promurska, Goriska and Obalno-kraska statistical regions are also permitted to serve customers indoors, provided those customers provide evidence of a negative test or proof of covid recovery or vaccination;
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained;
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change;
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment;
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades;
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above);
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open;
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only;
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    28.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 23 April 2021, the restriction on movement between statistical regions has been lifted; movement between all statistical regions is now permitted.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes. Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained. The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • From 23 April, organised public gatherings of up to 10 people from different households are permitted, both indoors and outdoors. Such gatherings must follow the requirements of the National Institute of Public Health, and facemasks must be worn indoors. See the Slovene government website for more details (in Slovene)
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open;
    • From 24 April 2021, hotel accommodation is permitted to open in 9 of the 12 statistical regions, including the region containing Ljubljana. A full list can be found on the hereSlovene government website (in Slovene) Customers are required to provide evidence of a negative test or proof of covid recovery or vaccination;
    • From 24 April 2021, restaurants and bars in 9 of the 12 statistical regions are permitted to open for outdoor customers. Bars and restaurants in the Promurska, Goriska and Obalno-kraska statistical regions are also permitted to serve customers indoors, provided those customers provide evidence of a negative test or proof of covid recovery or vaccination;
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained;
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change;
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment;
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades;
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above);
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open;
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only;
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    23.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 12 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is only allowed under specific circumstances, as listed by the Government of Slovenia. Movement between statistical regions is also possible if you:
    • have evidence of a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours;
    • can show a certificate of vaccination (see link above for full details); have had a positive PCR test older than 21 days but not older than 6 months; or
    • can show a doctor’s note confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months.
    People crossing a regional boundary must carry adequate proof of the exemption justifying their travel, and a signed statement. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website
    .
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes.
    Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • From 19 April 2021, restaurants and bars are permitted to open with restricted hours in some regions. Up-to-date information can be found on the Covid-19 website above.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades.
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above).
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    21.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions: *Moving around in Slovenia: From 12 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is only allowed under specific circumstances, as listed by the Government of Slovenia. Movement between statistical regions is also possible if you:
    • have evidence of a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours;
    • can show a certificate of vaccination (see link above for full details); have had a positive PCR test older than 21 days but not older than 6 months; or
    • can show a doctor’s note confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months.
    People crossing a regional boundary must carry adequate proof of the exemption justifying their travel, and a signed statement. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website
    .
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes.
    Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • From 19 April 2021, restaurants and bars are permitted to open with restricted hours in some regions. Up-to-date information can be found on the Covid-19 website above.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades.
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above).
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    19.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:

    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions: *Moving around in Slovenia: From 12 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is only allowed under specific circumstances, as listed by the Government of Slovenia. Movement between statistical regions is also possible if you:
    • have evidence of a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours;
    • can show a certificate of vaccination (see link above for full details); have had a positive PCR test older than 21 days but not older than 6 months; or
    • can show a doctor’s note confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months.
    People crossing a regional boundary must carry adequate proof of the exemption justifying their travel, and a signed statement. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website
    .
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes.
    Masks are not compulsory for children under the age of six, primary school pupils up to 5th grade when in classrooms, and people practicing non-contact sports, if a distance of 3 metres can be maintained.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • From 19 April 2021, restaurants and bars are permitted to open with restricted hours in some regions. Up-to-date information can be found on the Covid-19 website above.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • Schools are teaching face to face classes, for most grades.
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above).
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    16.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions: *Moving around in Slovenia
    From 12 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is only allowed under specific circumstances, as listed by the Government of Slovenia.
    Movement between statistical regions is also possible if you:
    • have evidence of a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours;
    • can show a certificate of vaccination (see link above for full details); have had a positive PCR test older than 21 days but not older than 6 months; or
    • can show a doctor’s note confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the Slovene government COVID-19 website.
    In addition, the following measures are in place:
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained.
    • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All schools are teaching face to face classes, for all grades.
    • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above).
    • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open.
    • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only.
    • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    14.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 12 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is only allowed under specific circumstances, as listed by the hereGovernment of Slovenia. Movement between statistical regions is also possible if you: • have evidence of a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours; • can show a certificate of vaccination (see link above for full details); have had a positive PCR test older than 21 days but not older than 6 months; or
    • can show a doctor’s note confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 within 6 months.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 12 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all enclosed public spaces, on public transport, in open places and outside where a distance of 1.5metres cannot be maintained and in private vehicles when travelling with members of other households for work purposes. The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 12 April 2021. Full details can be found on the hereSlovene government COVID-19 website. In addition, the following measures are in place: • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household; • Many non-essential businesses and services may open. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open; • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams; • Restaurants and bars are closed; •Takeaway services are open and permitted; • Indoor sports facilities are open, and group exercise of up to 10 people is allowed for non-contact sports, where a minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained; • Visits to care homes and hospitals are by appointment only. You should contact the care home or hospital you wish to visit for full details of visiting options, noting that these options are subject to short notice change; • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment; • All schools are teaching face to face classes, for all grades; • From 12 April 2021, ski resorts are open under the same conditions as outlined above for moving between regions (see Moving Around Slovenia section above); • All libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are open; • All services within Slovene public administration are by appointment only; • Religious gatherings are now allowed, provided they follow NIJZ guidelines.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    13.04.2021
  • Slovenia Slovenia’s Ministry of Interior has announced that traffic-related measures imposed at the border will remain effective due to the current Coronavirus situation.

    However, there could be some changes applied, based on the epidemiological situation in other countries, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

    Due to the Coronavirus situation, authorities in Slovenia have narrowed down the list of countries the citizens of which are permitted to enter the country, expanding the number of countries on the high-risk list, also known as the red list of countries that are profoundly affected by the virus, including all of its neighbouring countries.

    This means that travel to all countries on the red list is prohibited, except for any emergency cases, while the compulsory ten-day quarantine rule upon return from these countries cannot be ended with a test.

    After an increase in the number of Coronavirus infections, authorities in Slovenia reintroduced internal border controls in a bid to halt the spread of the deadly virus.

    From March 29, 2021, travel to the following countries has been banned, except for specific reasons, due to the high infection rate reported in these territories recently.

    Andorra
    Austria: all administrative units except the Vorarlberg organisational unit
    Belgium
    Bulgaria
    Cyprus
    Czechia
    Estonia
    Denmark (only individual administrative units):
    – the Capital Region (Hovedstaden)

    – Sjælland

    – Syddanmark

    Finland (only individual administrative units):
    – Uusimaa

    – Southern Finland

    France
    – all administrative units of mainland France and all overseas territories except the overseas part of Guyane

    Croatia
    Greece
    Ireland (only individual administrative units):
    – Eastern region

    – Central region

    Italy: all administrative units except Sardinia
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Hungary
    Malta
    Monaco
    Germany
    Liechtenstein
    Luxembourg
    The Netherlands
    Norway (only individual administrative units):
    – Oslo

    – Rogaland

    – Vestfold of Telemark

    – Viken

    Poland
    Portugal (only specific administrative units):
    – Madeira

    Romania
    San Marino
    Slovakia
    Spain (only individual administrative units): all administrative units except the administrative divisions of Cantabria, Extremadura, Galicia, the Balearic Islands, Murcia and Valencia
    Sweden
    Switzerland
    The Vatican
    Up to this point, Slovenia is the 64th most-affected country worldwide by the Coronavirus, with 225,950 cases of infection and 4,112 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic, Worldometers’ figures reveal.

    Persons Banned From Entering Slovenia
    According to Slovenia’s Ministry of Interior announcement, persons who have tested positive for the virus and those who show signs of infection (such as high fever, cough or shortness of breath) as well as those included on the COVID-19 red list, will not be allowed to enter the country.

    “If Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals obtaining a permanent or temporary address in Slovenia have been ordered to quarantine in another state, because they were exposed to a Covid-19 infected person, and wish to quarantine in Slovenia, they will be permitted to enter Slovenia,” the statement clarifies.

    Travellers are allowed to transit to Slovenia in order to reach another country if their stay in the country lasts six hours or less.

    Slovenia’s government has emphasised that checkpoints on international flight connections (Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport and Portorož Airport) and on global maritime connections (Koper and Piran border crossing points for international maritime traffic) are reopened.

    Read more
    12.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 1 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is not permitted, except for essential travel, including for work and essential services. More details are provided by the Government of Slovenia.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 1 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all public spaces, except for exercise where 2 metres social distancing can be maintained.
    • The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 1 April 2021.
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • Only essential businesses and services may open. Some non-essential services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All gatherings are prohibited. Indoor sport facilities are closed, and only available for professional athletes.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All schools are switching to online teaching from 1 April 2021, except education for children with special needs. Kindergarten and primary school classes in years 1-3 will be open for children of essential workers.
    • From 1 April 2021 ski resorts are closed.
    • All , libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are closed across the country.
    • All non-essential procedures within Slovene public administration have been stopped until further notice, and all services are by appointment only. The Slovene government has announced that only 20% of public administration staff will be in offices at any one time.
    Religious gatherings are not permitted. From 1 April 2021, public transport (buses and trains) will only offer a reduced (Sunday) service. Taxis are still permitted to operate. Note that for Easter Sunday only (4 April 2021) you may travel outside of your statistical region for the purpose of visiting other households. Such gatherings must take place on private grounds, and not exceed 6 people (children under the age of 15 are not counted in this total). The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    09.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 1 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is not permitted, except for essential travel, including for work and essential services. More details are provided by the Government of Slovenia.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 1 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all public spaces, except for exercise where 2 metres social distancing can be maintained.
    • The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 1 April 2021.
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • Only essential businesses and services may open. Some non-essential services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All gatherings are prohibited. Indoor sport facilities are closed, and only available for professional athletes.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All schools are switching to online teaching from 1 April 2021, except education for children with special needs. Kindergarten and primary school classes in years 1-3 will be open for children of essential workers.
    • From 1 April 2021 ski resorts are closed.
    • All , libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are closed across the country.
    • All non-essential procedures within Slovene public administration have been stopped until further notice, and all services are by appointment only. The Slovene government has announced that only 20% of public administration staff will be in offices at any one time.
    Religious gatherings are not permitted. From 1 April 2021, public transport (buses and trains) will only offer a reduced (Sunday) service. Taxis are still permitted to operate. Note that for Easter Sunday only (4 April 2021) you may travel outside of your statistical region for the purpose of visiting other households. Such gatherings must take place on private grounds, and not exceed 6 people (children under the age of 15 are not counted in this total). The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    01.04.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply: Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight. A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 1 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is not permitted, except for essential travel, including for work and essential services. More details are provided by the Government of Slovenia.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 1 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all public spaces, except for exercise where 2 metres social distancing can be maintained.
    • The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 1 April 2021.
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • Only essential businesses and services may open. Some non-essential services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All gatherings are prohibited. Indoor sport facilities are closed, and only available for professional athletes.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All schools are switching to online teaching from 1 April 2021, except education for children with special needs. Kindergarten and primary school classes in years 1-3 will be open for children of essential workers.
    • From 1 April 2021 ski resorts are closed.
    • All , libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are closed across the country.
    • All non-essential procedures within Slovene public administration have been stopped until further notice, and all services are by appointment only. The Slovene government has announced that only 20% of public administration staff will be in offices at any one time.
    Religious gatherings are not permitted. From 1 April 2021, public transport (buses and trains) will only offer a reduced (Sunday) service. Taxis are still permitted to operate. Note that for Easter Sunday only (4 April 2021) you may travel outside of your statistical region for the purpose of visiting other households. Such gatherings must take place on private grounds, and not exceed 6 people (children under the age of 15 are not counted in this total). The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    31.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 1 April 2021, movement between statistical regions is not permitted, except for essential travel, including for work and essential services. More details are provided by the Government of Slovenia.
    *Public spaces and further measures: From 1 April 2021, protective masks must be worn in all public spaces, except for exercise where 2 metres social distancing can be maintained.
    • The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia from 1 April 2021.
    • No gatherings are allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • Only essential businesses and services may open. Some non-essential services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All gatherings are prohibited. Indoor sport facilities are closed, and only available for professional athletes.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All schools are switching to online teaching from 1 April 2021, except education for children with special needs. Kindergarten and primary school classes in years 1-3 will be open for children of essential workers.
    • From 1 April 2021 ski resorts are closed.
    • All , libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are closed across the country.
    • All non-essential procedures within Slovene public administration have been stopped until further notice, and all services are by appointment only. The Slovene government has announced that only 20% of public administration staff will be in offices at any one time.
    Religious gatherings are not permitted. From 1 April 2021, public transport (buses and trains) will only offer a reduced (Sunday) service. Taxis are still permitted to operate. Note that for Easter Sunday only (4 April 2021) you may travel outside of your statistical region for the purpose of visiting other households. Such gatherings must take place on private grounds, and not exceed 6 people (children under the age of 15 are not counted in this total). The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    30.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Government will step up restrictions on borders from 29 March (TSN, 28.03.2021). Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test.
    The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival (PCR), or within 24 hours prior to arrival (rapid antigen).

    All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required that the vaccination took place in a EU+ country and that the second dose has been administered at least:

    • 7 days before arrival for Biontech/Pfizer,
    • 14 days before arrival for Moderna,
    • 21 days before arrival for AstraZeneca.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers from countries on the “red” list who do not provide a pre-departure negative COVID-19 test must complete a 10-day quarantine.

     

    Find out more:
    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: Since 15 February 2021, movement between most municipalities and regions has been permitted.
    However from 26 March 2021 the regions of Obalno-kraška, Goriška and Koroška have been declared as Red, by the Slovene authorities. This means that travel to/from and between these regions is not permitted unless for specific exemptions; or if individuals can provide proof of a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, or that they have recovered from Covid-19. All those travelling to/from these regions must also carry a written statement. More details are provided by the Government of Slovenia.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the regions of Obalno-kraška, Goriška and Koroška. If you are in any of these regions, you must follow separate rules, which are listed in the following link
    . This is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply
    • From 26 March 2020 a curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 6am-7pm. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All gatherings larger than 10 people (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative COVID-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    29.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Authorities announced restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraska region have been lifted (OSAC, 25.03.2021).

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: Since 15 February 2021, movement between most municipalities and regions has been permitted.
    However from 26 March 2021 the regions of Obalno-kraška, Goriška and Koroška have been declared as Red, by the Slovene authorities. This means that travel to/from and between these regions is not permitted unless for specific exemptions; or if individuals can provide proof of a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test, or that they have recovered from Covid-19. All those travelling to/from these regions must also carry a written statement. More details are provided by the Government of Slovenia.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the regions of Obalno-kraška, Goriška and Koroška. If you are in any of these regions, you must follow separate rules, which are listed in the following link
    . This is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply
    • From 26 March 2020 a curfew is in place from 10pm to 5am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 6am-7pm. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All gatherings larger than 10 people (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative COVID-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    26.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

    vaccination-benefits Provisions for vaccinated people

    Travellers that have proof of vaccination against COVID-19 are exempt from quarantine. It is required vaccination took place in a Schengen country and that the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer has been administered at least 7 days before arrival, for Moderna this is 14 days, and for AstraZeneca 21 days.

     

    Find out more:

    EnterSlovenia web application
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language)
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for
    business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 0600-1900. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    23.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map. Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).
    Find out more: EnterSlovenia web application Police Website Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. 

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language)
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for
    business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 0600-1900. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    19.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News:

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map. Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).
    Is a quarantine required: Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.
    Is a coronavirus test required: The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list when they provide a medical PCR test result that is not older than 48 hours proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Alternatively, the traveller must present a negative rapid test result that is not older than 24 hours. All tests must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).
    Find out more: EnterSlovenia web application and Police Website

    *Transit: As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions. EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence. Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply. Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply: Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight. A person in transit must carry valid documentation that proofs that he/she can enter the country of destination (for example, a residence permit, an invitation from the employer to return to work). The traveller must also be included in the transit records. Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries: Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language)
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for
    business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 0600-1900. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    16.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residence permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language)
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for
    business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 0600-1900. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    12.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residence permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language)
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for
    business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 0600-1900. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    09.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residence permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions: *Moving around in Slovenia: since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language)
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for
    business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed, with the exception of those in the Southeastern and Posavje regions that are, from 6 March 2021, allowed to open outdoor services between 0600-1900. Social distancing and hygiene rules apply.
    • Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    05.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residence permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: Since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language).
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
    In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment .
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    02.03.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residence permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions: *Moving around in Slovenia: Since 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions has been permitted. However, on 26 February 2021, the region of Obalno-kraška has been re-classified as red, which means that if you are in this region, you cannot travel to other regions. Further details can be found here (please note that this information is currently only available in the Slovene language).
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
    In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The rules below apply to all regions in Slovenia except for the region of Obalno-kraška If you are in Obalno-kraška, you must follow the separate rules, which are listed in the following link (this is currently only available in the Slovene language), unless you meet one of the criteria outlined (which are also in the link).
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment .
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    If you are in Obalno-kraška, you will need to follow the rules listed here. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    26.02.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempted from temporary travel restrictions.

    EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempted from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

    Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

    Additionally, for Slovenia, the following rules apply:

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and rest for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residence permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not be permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions is permitted again.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. From 15 February 2021, all of Slovenia will be considered Orange. This means that the following rules apply across the country:
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    19.02.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers that transit Slovenia do not have to meet the quarantine and testing requierment.

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residential permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: From 15 February 2021, movement between municipalities and regions is permitted again.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must continue to be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. From 15 February 2021, all of Slovenia will be considered Orange. This means that the following rules apply across the country:
    • Groups of up to 10 people are permitted to meet indoors and outdoors. There is no limit on the number of different households that can mix within this 10-person limit. Social distancing and mask wearing measures continue to apply.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • A wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Consumers are not required to provide a negative Covid-19 test to access any services that are open.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to the general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility’s management. Group exercise for up to 10 people is permitted for non-contact sports.
    • Visits to care homes or hospitals are not allowed.
    • You should not attend hospitals or dental clinics for non-essential reasons, unless you have an appointment.
    • All kindergartens, primary schools, adult education centres and vocational high schools will open for face to face classes. High School senior students will also attend classes in person.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    13.02.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers that transit Slovenia do not have to meet the quarantine and testing requierment.

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residential permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to here print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this here statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the
    • neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • From 9 February, a wider range of shops and services are open. Some services will only be allowed to open if they provide weekly testing for their staff. Some services will only be able to open if consumers provide a negative test. A detailed list of the relevant measures is available online.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management.
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed.

    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended.
    • From 9 February, kindergartens, primary school years 1-3 and vocational high schools and universities offering lab classes will reopen across the country.
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site. You should be aware of the restrictions of movements between municipalities outlined above.
    • From 6 February, libraries, museums, galleries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open across the country.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    09.02.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

    Travellers that transit Slovenia do not have to meet the quarantine and testing requierment.

    Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 hours and their travel must be without unnecessary and redundant stops and without leaving the transit route. Travellers can make stops for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

    A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residential permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document).

    Entry to Slovenia shall not permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

    *From Third Countries:

    Travellers from countries that are NOT explicitly named on the “red” list can enter Slovenia without quarantine or negative test result requirement. A person is considered to be coming from a country if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (the “red” list), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed on travellers from the “red” list if they can provide when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March.
    From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures:
    Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
    In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household;
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs opened from 5 January 2021;
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site. You should be aware of the restrictions of movements between municipalities outlined above;
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    05.02.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

    People with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been listed as epidemiologically safe (the “green” list, category 1), and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.
    A person is considered to be coming from a country on a “green” list if he/she has stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia (which can be proven by a proper certificate).

    If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation, it shall be considered that it has been included on the “orange” list (category 3).
    Travellers arriving in Slovenia from a EU Member State or from a Schengen Associated Country included on the “orange” list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

     

    Is a quarantine required?

    Travellers who are a resident in a country listed as having an unstable epidemiological situation (“red” list, category 2), or who arrive from such a country, shall be required to stay in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

     

    Is a coronavirus test required?

    The quarantine is not imposed to travellers from the “red” list (category 2) if they can provide, when crossing the border, a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). The test should not be older than 48 hours. The test must be performed in a EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution (a list is published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website).

     

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March.
    From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures:
    Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
    In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household;
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs opened from 5 January 2021;
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site. You should be aware of the restrictions of movements between municipalities outlined above;
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    29.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia:
    On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March.
    From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures:
    Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
    In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household;
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs opened from 5 January 2021;
    • Ski resorts are now permitted to open for those who possess a negative Covid-19 test which is no more than 24 hours old. Ski lifts can be used if the operator provides rapid antigen testing on site. You should be aware of the restrictions of movements between municipalities outlined above;
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    26.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household;
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs are open from 5 January 2021;
    • Ski lifts are closed to the general public;
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    22.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management.
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed.
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended.
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs are open from 5 January 2021.
    • Ski lifts are closed to the general public.
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    21.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe.

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management.
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed.
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended.
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs are open from 5 January 2021.
    • Ski lifts are closed to the general public.
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    18.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 14 January 2021, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 14 March. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management.
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed.
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended.
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs are open from 5 January 2021.
    • Ski lifts are closed to the general public.
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    14.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Note: Slovenia adopts its own national classification of risk areas, hence travel restrictions for Slovenia are not based on the common “EU Traffic Lights” map.

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. Travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures:
    Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing.
    In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    The following rules currently apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management.
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed.
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended.
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs are open from 5 January 2021.
    • Ski lifts are closed to the general public.
    • Museums and galleries are closed.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    08.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *Entry to Slovenia: Airports in Slovenia remain open for passenger flights. You should consult airlines for details of flight options, to and from Slovenia. International passenger train connections have re-started.
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe
    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus measures in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021. From 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. During this period, travel outside the municipality where you are residing will only be permitted if you meet one of the exemptions below. You will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below, then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks,
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities,
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property,
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children,
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment,
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices,
    • Access to emergency services,
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities,
    • Access to services for people with special needs,
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household,
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia,
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence,
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence,
    • Individual outdoor exercise or outdoor recreation for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. The following rules apply across the country:
    • No socialising is allowed outside of your household.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home.
    • All non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained are closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams.
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted.
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited.
    • Indoor sport facilities are available to general public where the National Institute of Health’s rules can be followed, including maintaining a 5m minimum safety distance between people/clusters and ensuring 5sqm per person/cluster. Please follow any additional health and safety rules imposed by the facility management.
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed.
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended.
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools mostly operating remotely. Schools for children with special needs are open from 5 January 2021.
    Restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open.
    Restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    Public transport (buses and trains) is available across Slovenia but is following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate.
    The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    05.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021. Between 24 December 2020 to 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. During this period, travel will only be permitted iff you meet one of the exemptions, you will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. Restrictions do not apply on 24 December and 25 December, and 31 December and 1 January. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks;
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities;
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property;
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children;
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment;
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices;
    • Access to emergency services;
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities;
    • Access to services for people with special needs;
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household;
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia;
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence;
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence;
    • Individual outdoor exercise for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    • the number of hospitalised patients.
    • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 24 December 2020 until 4 January 2021, the following rules apply across the country: No socialising is allowed outside of your household, with the exception of 31 December and 1 January. From 12pm on 31 December until 8pm on 1 January, restrictions on regional/municipal movements will be lifted across Slovenia for the purpose of private holiday gatherings of up to 6 people (excluding children under 15) from two separate households.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. This curfew remains in place throughout the Christmas period.
    • From 24 December until 4 January, all non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained will be closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited
    • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    All public administration offices will only be open for urgent cases between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. Between 19 December and 5 January temporary restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. In statistical regions rated Amber, museums and galleries may open between these dates. Between 19 December and 5 January, temporary restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    04.01.2021
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    No additional measures are currently in place.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021. Between 24 December 2020 to 4 January 2021, movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted. During this period, travel will only be permitted iff you meet one of the exemptions, you will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here. Restrictions do not apply on 24 December and 25 December, and 31 December and 1 January. You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Arrival to and from work and the implementation of work tasks;
    • Implementation of business, agricultural and forestry activities;
    • Elimination of immediate danger to health, life and property;
    • Care and assistance to people requiring aid or care for family members or implementation of parental care and contact with children;
    • Access to pharmacies, health and sanitary services, and health resort treatment;
    • Access to foreign diplomatic and consular representation offices;
    • Access to emergency services;
    • Access to the implementation of tasks related to the operations of judiciary, administrative and law enforcement authorities;
    • Access to services for people with special needs;
    • Implementation of maintenance and seasonal work at a private facility or land plot for members of the same household;
    • Travelling of people who entered the Republic of Slovenia with the purpose of transit through the territory of the Republic of Slovenia to the neighbouring country or to their residence in the Republic of Slovenia;
    • Access to shops or services in another municipality if these establishments are closer to the person’s residence than shops or services in the municipality of residence or if these facilities are not available in the municipality of residence;
    • Urgent maintenance of a grave, whereby an individual must demonstrate this right with evidence of the rental of the grave or other supporting evidence;
    • Individual outdoor exercise for members of the same household. Please note this exception is limited to the statistical region of one’s registered residence.
    The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and further measures: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days.
    • the number of hospitalised patients.
    • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 24 December 2020 until 4 January 2021, the following rules apply across the country: No socialising is allowed outside of your household, with the exception of 31 December and 1 January. From 12pm on 31 December until 8pm on 1 January, restrictions on regional/municipal movements will be lifted across Slovenia for the purpose of private holiday gatherings of up to 6 people (excluding children under 15) from two separate households.
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. This curfew remains in place throughout the Christmas period.
    • From 24 December until 4 January, all non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained will be closed
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited
    • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    All public administration offices will only be open for urgent cases between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. Between 19 December and 5 January temporary restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. In statistical regions rated Amber, museums and galleries may open between these dates. Between 19 December and 5 January, temporary restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene. From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    29.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

    International Restrictions:
    *From within the EU:

    Specific measures for the new variant of coronavirus

    No additional measures are currently in place.

    See also:
    Commission adopts Recommendation on EU coordinated approach to travel and transport in response to a new variant of coronavirus in the UK (22 December 2020)

    ____________________

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

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

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

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

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

    Find out more:
    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021.The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days;
    • the number of hospitalised patients;
    • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 24 December 2020 until 4 January 2021, the following rules apply across the country:
    No socialising is allowed outside of your household, with the exception of 24 and 25 December, and 31 December and 1 January. From 12pm on 24 December until 8pm on 25 December, and 12pm on 31 December until 8pm on 1 January, restrictions on regional/municipal movements will be lifted across Slovenia for the purpose of private holiday gatherings of up to 6 people (excluding children under 15) from two separate households.
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. This curfew remains in place throughout the Christmas period.
    From 24 December until 4 January, all non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained will be closed;
    Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people;
    No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    All public administration offices will only be open for urgent cases between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021.
    Between 19 and 29 December temporary restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. In statistical regions rated Amber, museums and galleries may open between these dates.
    Between 19 and 29 December, temporary restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    28.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021.The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days;
    • the number of hospitalised patients;
    • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 24 December 2020 until 4 January 2021, the following rules apply across the country:
    No socialising is allowed outside of your household, with the exception of 24 and 25 December, and 31 December and 1 January. From 12pm on 24 December until 8pm on 25 December, and 12pm on 31 December until 8pm on 1 January, restrictions on regional/municipal movements will be lifted across Slovenia for the purpose of private holiday gatherings of up to 6 people (excluding children under 15) from two separate households.
    A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home. This curfew remains in place throughout the Christmas period.
    From 24 December until 4 January, all non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained will be closed;
    Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people;
    No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    All public administration offices will only be open for urgent cases between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021.
    Between 19 and 29 December temporary restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. In statistical regions rated Amber, museums and galleries may open between these dates.
    Between 19 and 29 December, temporary restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    24.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021.The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days;
    • the number of hospitalised patients;
    • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 12pm on 24 December until 8pm on 25 December, and 12pm on 31 December until 8pm on 1 January, restrictions on regional/municipal movements will be lifted across Slovenia for the purpose of private holiday gatherings of up to 6 people (excluding children under 15) from two separate households.
    Otherwise, from 18 December the following measures are in place for all statistical regions in Slovenia that are rated Red (Pomurska, Podravska, Koroška, Savinjska, Zasavska, Posavska, Jugovzhodna Slovenija):
    • No socialising is allowed to take place outside of your household
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted outside the above specified 24 to 25 December and 31 December to 1 January windows, except in specific circumstances listed below.
    • From 19 to 23 December, additional non-essential shops and retail are permitted to open. Full details are available from the Slovenian government;
    • From 24 December until 4 January, all non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained will be closed;
    • All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets, pharmacies hairdressers, florists, dry cleaners and car wash outlets are open;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    From 18 December, the following measures are in place for statistical regions that are rated Amber (Gorenjska, Goriška, Obalno-kraška, Osrednjeslovenska (including Ljubljana):
    • No socialising is allowed to take place outside of your household;
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    Outside the above specified 24 to 25 December and 31 December to 1 January windows, movement within these statistical regions (but not between these statistical regions) is allowed for any purpose provided that you have downloaded and have activated the #Ostanizdrav contact tracing app;
    • From 19 to 23 December, additional non-essential shops and retail stores are permitted to open. Full details are available from the Slovenian government;
    • From 24 December to 4 January, all non-essential shops and businesses where social distancing rules cannot be maintained will be closed.
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted;
    • All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    All public administration offices will only be open for urgent cases between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. Between 19 and 29 December temporary restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. In statistical regions rated Amber, museums and galleries may open between these dates. Between 19 and 29 December, temporary restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    In statistical regions that are rated as red, movement between municipalities (občina) remains prohibited unless you meet one of the exemptions which are listed below. If you meet one of the exemptions, you will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Travelling to/from work and the performance of work duties;
    • If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements;
    • The performance of business agricultural or forestry activities;
    • Protecting health, life or property;
    • Caring for family members;
    • Accessing pharmacies or health services;
    • Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates;
    • Accessing urgent services;
    • Accessing services for people with special needs;
    • Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work;
    • Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia;
    • Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality or that are closer to your residence than the same shops and services in your municipality of residence. From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    22.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 December 2020, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 January 2021.The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor areas, and all outdoor public areas where you are unable to maintain 2 metres social distancing. In October 2020, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. How a region is rated is determined by three criteria:
    • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days;
    • the number of hospitalised patients;
    • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 18 December the following measures are in place for all statistical regions in Slovenia that are rated Red (Pomurska, Podravska, Koroška, Savinjska, Zasavska, Posavska, Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Primorsko-Notranjska):
    • No socialising is allowed to take place outside of your household
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below;
    • From 19 to 23 December, additional non-essential shops and retail are permitted to open. Full details are available from the Slovenian government;
    • All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets, pharmacies hairdressers, florists, dry cleaners and car wash outlets are open;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted;
    • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching.
    From 18 December, the following measures are in place for statistical regions that are rated Amber (Gorenjska, Goriška, Obalno-kraška, Osrednjeslovenska (including Ljubljana):
    • No socialising is allowed to take place outside of your household;
    • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home;
    • Movement within these statistical regions (but not between these statistical regions) is allowed for any purpose provided that you have downloaded and have activated the #Ostanizdrav contact tracing app. More information on the app can be found here;
    • From 19 to 23 December, additional non-essential shops and retail stores are permitted to open. Full details are available from the Slovenian government;
    • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams;
    • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted;
    • All larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited;
    • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people;
    • No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed;
    • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended;
    • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching. All public administration offices will only be open for urgent cases between 24 December 2020 and 4 January 2021. Between 19 and 29 December temporary restrictions on cultural programmes have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules. In all statistical regions, libraries and outdoor cultural heritage sites are permitted to open. In statistical regions rated Amber, museums and galleries may open between these dates. Between 19 and 29 December, temporary restrictions on religious gatherings have been relaxed, provided there is compliance with National Institute of Health rules, including only 1 person/household per 30 square metres; maintaining a minimum of 1.5 metre between individuals/households; mandatory use of facemasks; and hand hygiene.
    In statistical regions that are rated as red, movement between municipalities (občina) remains prohibited unless you meet one of the exemptions which are listed below. If you meet one of the exemptions, you will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Travelling to/from work and the performance of work duties;
    • If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements;
    • The performance of business agricultural or forestry activities;
    • Protecting health, life or property;
    • Caring for family members;
    • Accessing pharmacies or health services;
    • Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates;
    • Accessing urgent services;
    • Accessing services for people with special needs;
    • Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work;
    • Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia;
    • Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality or that are closer to your residence than the same shops and services in your municipality of residence. From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

    Read more
    18.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia.

    Travellers from a selection of third countries that are considered epidemiologically safe can enter Slovenia without additional restrictions.

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

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

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Internal Restrictions:
    *Moving around in Slovenia: On 17 November, the Slovene Government announced that the coronavirus epidemic in Slovenia will be in place until 17 December. The requirement to follow social distancing measures remains in place. Further measures may follow at short notice. Full details can be found the Slovene government website.
    *Public spaces and services: Protective masks must be worn in all indoor and outdoor public areas. In early October, the Slovenian authorities introduced a Red, Amber and Green rating system, to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia.
    How a region is rated is determined by three criteria: • the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days. • the number of hospitalised patients. • the number of patients in Intensive Care Units.
    From 15 December the following measures are in place for all statistical regions in Slovenia that are rated Red (Pomurska, Podravska, Koroška, Savinjska, Zasavska, Posavska, Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Primorsko-Notranjska):
    • No socialising is allowed to take place outside of your household; • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; • Movement between municipalities (občina) is restricted, except in specific circumstances listed below; • All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets, pharmacies hairdressers, florists, dry cleaners and car wash outlets are open; • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams; • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are open and permitted; • All large gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; • No visits to care homes or hospitals are allowed; • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended; • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching. From 15 December, the following measures are in place for statistical regions that are rated Amber (Gorenjska, Goriška, Obalno-kraška, Osrednjeslovenska (including Ljubljana); • No socialising is allowed to take place outside of your household; • A curfew is in place from 9pm to 6am every day. There are exceptions for access to essential services, protecting life, health and property and for travelling to/from work if you cannot work from home; • Movement within these statistical regions (but not between these statistical regions) is allowed for any purpose provided that you have downloaded and have activated the #Ostanizdrav contact tracing app. More information on the app can be found here; • All non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed, including salons and fitness centres. Supermarkets and pharmacies remain open, as can hairdressers, florists, dry cleaners, car washes, car dealerships and sports shops. Clothing and footwear can be bought (but not tried on) in supermarkets; • Hotels are closed, with a few limited exemptions to allow for business/diplomatic stays or for professional sports teams; • Restaurants and bars are closed. Takeaway services are permitted; • all larger gatherings (public and private) are prohibited; • All indoor sports activities are banned, expect for professional sports people; • No visits to care homes or hospitals allowed; • All non-essential hospital or dental visits are suspended; • Kindergartens are closed, except for essential workers, with schools moving to remote teaching. In statistical regions that are rated as red, movement between municipalities (občina) remains prohibited unless you meet one of the exemptions which are listed below. If you meet one of the exemptions, you will need to print out and complete a statement, entitling you to movement between municipalities. Full details on this statement can be found here.
    You should be aware that if you travel between municipalities without meeting one of the exemptions below then you may be liable to be fined between 400 euros and 4,000 euros under the Infectious Diseases Act. The exemptions for travelling between municipalities are:
    • Travelling to/from work and the performance of work duties; • If you are transiting through Slovenia within the rules outlined below on entry requirements • The performance of business agricultural or forestry activities • Protecting health, life or property • Caring for family members
    • Accessing pharmacies or health services • Accessing foreign Embassies or Consulates • Accessing urgent services • Accessing services for people with special needs • Access to property for maintenance or seasonal work • Transit to home municipality on entry to Slovenia
    • Accessing shops and services unavailable in home municipality or that are closer to your residence than the same shops and services in your municipality of residence.
    From 15 December public transport (buses and trains) will be available across Slovenia but will be following a limited timetable. Taxis are still permitted to operate. The Slovene government provides English-language coronavirus guidance and updates.

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    15.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

     

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

    Read more
    08.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

    Read more
    01.12.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

    Read more
    27.11.2020
  • Slovenia Latest News: Public transport to shut down, non-essential shops to close for 14 days as government tightens COVID-19 restrictions (Xinhua, 12.11.2020)

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

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

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

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

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

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

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

    *From within the EU:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

    Documents you need to travel in Europe

    *Transit:

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

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

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

    Additional information is available on the Police website

    *From Third Countries:

    Entry Restrictions

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

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

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

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

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

    Travelling from Slovenia or returning to Slovenia

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

    Mandatory Travel Documentation

    No additional documentation is required.

    Find out more:

    Police Website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entry from countries on the green list

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Entry from neighbouring countries on the orange or red list

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

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

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

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

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

    Entry into force of the ordinance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****

    Internal restrictions:

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

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

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

    *****Interna