21.06.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


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Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



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

All countries that are not explicitly listed on the red list are considered to be at low risk of infection. Travellers arriving from these countries (or their administrative units) may enter Slovenia without being subject to testing and quarantine requirements.

Countries (or administrative units of countries) with an unstable epidemiological situation are included on the red list. Travellers entering Slovenia from these countries are required to remain in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

Travellers from a "red" country will be exempted from the quarantine requirement if, when they cross the border, they present either:

  • a negative PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 48 hours, taken in an EU Member State, a Schengen Area Member State, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel or Russia, at category A checkpoints for international air transport (negative PCR test results issued in Serbia and Turkey are also recognised);
  • a positive PCR test result older than 10 days and not older than 6 months, or a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (if no more than 6 months have elapsed since the beginning of symptoms);
  • a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, which proves that:
    • at least 7 days have passed since the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine by BioNTech/Pfizer,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the vaccine by Moderna,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine by AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the dose of the Janssen vaccine by Johnson & Johnson,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Covishield vaccine by the Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine by Russia's Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sinopharm.

The entry without quarantine also applies to those who recovered from COVID-19 and who were vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine no later than 8 months after they tested positive with a PCR test, or contracted symptoms. Appropriate protection in this case is ensured immediately after the vaccination (on the day of vaccination). Accepted as an appropriate proof upon entry is a combination of:

  • proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a positive PCR test, or
  • proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a medical certificate of convalescence from Covid-19.
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Find out more:
EnterSlovenia web application
Police Website

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



What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




All countries that are not explicitly listed on the red list are considered to be at low risk of infection. Travellers arriving from these countries (or their administrative units) may enter Slovenia without being subject to testing and quarantine requirements.

Countries (or administrative units of countries) with an unstable epidemiological situation are included on the red list. Travellers entering Slovenia from these countries are required to remain in quarantine for a period of 10 days.

Travellers from a "red" country will be exempted from the quarantine requirement if, when they cross the border, they present either:

  • a negative PCR test for COVID-19 not older than 48 hours, taken in an EU Member State, a Schengen Area Member State, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel or Russia, at category A checkpoints for international air transport (negative PCR test results issued in Serbia and Turkey are also recognised);
  • a positive PCR test result older than 10 days and not older than 6 months, or a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (if no more than 6 months have elapsed since the beginning of symptoms);
  • a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, which proves that:
    • at least 7 days have passed since the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine by BioNTech/Pfizer,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the vaccine by Moderna,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine by AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the dose of the Janssen vaccine by Johnson & Johnson,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Covishield vaccine by the Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine by Russia's Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sinopharm.

The entry without quarantine also applies to those who recovered from COVID-19 and who were vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine no later than 8 months after they tested positive with a PCR test, or contracted symptoms. Appropriate protection in this case is ensured immediately after the vaccination (on the day of vaccination). Accepted as an appropriate proof upon entry is a combination of:

  • proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a positive PCR test, or
  • proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a medical certificate of convalescence from Covid-19. 


Find out more:
EnterSlovenia web application
Police Website


May I transit this country?


Partially


Persons transiting the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and exiting the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of entry are exempted from the quarantine and testing requirements.

"Transit" means that a person must leave Slovenia within 12 hours, and their travel must be accomplished without unnecessary and redundant stopping and leaving the transit route.

Passengers can make necessary stops in transit, i.e. for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight.

"Transit within the 6-hour period" applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other countries, following close contact with a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another country and do not show any signs of infection.


Find out more:
Policija - Transit through Slovenia on way to another country - clarification


General measures



General measures against coronavirus infection.


Use of facemasks



Masks or other forms of protection covering mouth and nose are mandatory (from age 6 and over):

  • in all closed public spaces,
  • on public transport,
  • in open public spaces or outside and in personal vehicles.

Several exemptions exist


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events



Private gatherings of a maximum of 50 persons are permitted, unless they are close family members or share the same household.

Public events and public gatherings are permitted when the organiser is known and subject to the conditions prescribed by Public Assembly Act. The following restrictions are to be taken into account:

  • the number of persons in enclosed spaces is limited to one participant per 10 square metres (more participants in the case of persons sharing the same household), and no more than 50 participants in total,
  • the number of persons outdoors is limited to one participant per 10 square metres (more participants in the case of persons sharing the same household), and no more than 50 participants in total,
  • the distance between participants must be at least 1.5 metres, except between persons sharing the same household,
  • protective masks are mandatory for all participants at events or gatherings in enclosed spaces.


Safety measures for public transportation


Public transport is limited.

Places of worship


Partially



In religious ceremonies, services, prayers and other religious practices, the number of persons in enclosed spaces is limited to 50% of seating capacity, and up to 50 participants outdoors.

The distance between participants must be at least 1.5 metres at all times, except between persons from the same household.


Quarantine



A person who has been in close contact with another person who tested positive in a coronavirus test, or came from abroad (from a red-listed country), must limit their contact with other people. This means that the healthy person must quarantine themselves at home, i.e. self-isolate at their permanent, temporary, or other address of residence. The quarantine lasts 10 days from the last high-risk contact, or from entering Slovenia. The purpose of the quarantine at home is to prevent the spread of infection.

An epidemiologist will instruct the person who tested positive in the coronavirus test to inform all those with whom the person has been in close contact. If the person has installed the mobile application #OstaniZdrav, then the person shall enter the TAN code received from the epidemiologist, after which all the other contacts who have the application installed will be informed about the contact risk.

All those who have been informed that they have been in close contact with an infected person (both directly from the infected person, as well as via the mobile application #OstaniZdrav), must stay home and act in line with the NIJZ instructions on quarantine at home.

Information on Tourism at National level



National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


I feel Slovenia
Visit Ljubljana Covid-19 information

Useful Info for tourists


Republic of Slovenia, Ministry of the Interior, Police.
Before starting your journey, please check visa requirements for your destination at: The Schengen visa


EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is in the technical testing phase to connect to the EU Digital COVID certificate Gateway



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Slovenia

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The "EU Digital COVID Certificate" (available from 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19.

When travelling, holders of the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate"

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet


                                                                                                     

06.05.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

Partially


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

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?

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).

 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


May I transit this country?

Yes


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.


General measures



Movement of people on the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia is prohibited between 22:00 and 5:00. Several exceptions exist. General measures against coronavirus infection. 


Use of facemasks



Masks or other forms of protection covering mouth and nose are mandatory (from age 6 and over):

  • in all closed public spaces,
  • on public transport,
  • in open public spaces or outside and in personal vehicles.

Several exemptions exist


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVN/7001

                                                                                                     

31.03.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


PARTIALLY


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


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


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


May I transit this country?


YES


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.


May I enter this country by road transport?


YES

Driving abroad


May I enter this country by train?


YES

Rail passenger rights



May I enter this country by sea transport?


YES

Ship passenger rights


General measures



Movement of people on the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia is prohibited between 21:00 and 6:00. Several exceptions exist. General measures against coronavirus infection. 

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Masks or other forms of protection covering mouth and nose are mandatory (from age 6 and over):

  • in all closed public spaces,
  • on public transport,
  • in open public spaces or outside and in personal vehicles.

Several exemptions exist


Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


Gatherings of more than ten people are prohibited. In the Coastal-Karst region gatherings of people outside a family/household are not allowed.

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVN/7001

                                                                                                     


28.01.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially


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


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


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


May I transit this country?


Partially


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


May I enter this country by road transport?


Yes


May I enter this country by train?


Yes



May I enter this country by sea transport?


Yes


General measures



Movement of people on the entire territory of the Republic of Slovenia is prohibited between 22:00 and 6:00. Several exceptions exist. General measures against coronavirus infection. 

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks



Masks or other forms of protection covering mouth and nose are mandatory (from age 6 and over):

  • in all closed public spaces,
  • on public transport,
  • in open public spaces or outside and in personal vehicles.

Several exemptions exist


                                                                                                     


23.12.2020

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Partially

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.

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


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.

May I transit this country?


Partially


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

If I meet the entry requirements, may I enter this country without being subject to a quarantine or COVID-19 test?

Partially

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.

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

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

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


                                                                                                     


24.08.2020

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.

Mandatory Travel Documentation
No.

Find out more:
Police Website
National Institute of Public Health

Documents you need to travel in Europe

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVN



Entry into Slovenia

Slovenia applies entry restrictions depending on the epidemiological situation. Consult the website for the latest rules, applicable exemptions, quarantine measures and border crossing points.

Start date: 
08.07.2020

Further information: 
https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-cro..

More info:
https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/

Source: https://ec.europa.eu/transport/coronavirus-response_en

Suspension of all international passenger flights (18.03.2020)

Slovenia has suspended from 17.03.2020 all international passenger flights, including on general aviation. The emergency measure stays in force until 30 March 2020 for the EU Member States, and until revoked for the so-called third countries. This measure was notified under Art. 21 of Regulation 1008/2008.

Start date: 17.03.2020

End date: 30.03.2020

Further information: https://www.gov.si/en/news/2020-03-16-the-government-has-adopted-the-pro.





14.07.2021

COVID-19 update: Slovenian Government decides to grant exemptions for workers in International Transport.

In a recent improvement, the Slovenian government has decided to grant  exemption for workers in international transport from July 15th to August 15th. Additionally, exception also  applies to persons transiting Slovenia. 

 
The earlier Flash on " No more exceptions for workers in International Transport in Slovenia" stands corrected, and the rest of the ordinance stays valid as it was.  

 
See here the link to the news (in Slovenian only).   

 
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovenia


COVID-19 update: No more exceptions for workers in International Transport in Slovenia

Please be informed that, with the new ordinance, valid from  15 July 2021, there are no more exceptions for workers in international transport, entering Slovenia (Not even for workers in transit). In fact, all exceptions are cancelled from 15 July 2021.


Any person entering Slovenia regardless the origin or duty is required to submit a document (for example  EUDCC)  that is a proof of being tested (PCR 72h, HAG 48h), vaccinated or have undergone COVID-19 disease. Otherwise, the person will have to go to quarantine.


Details are available here (in Slovenian). 


Source: Ministry of Infrastructure, Slovenia

                                                                                                     

08.03.2021

COVID-19 update: Updated information on Slovenia


 On 4 March 2021, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted a new ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control contagious disease COVID-19. The new ordinance entered into force on 6 March 2021. The new Ordinance introduces the following major changes:  If, upon entry into Slovenia, a person referred to home quarantine, the quarantine can be terminated on presentation of a negative PCR or a rapid antigen SARS-Co V -2 test, but not sooner than five days from the start of quarantine. The Ordinance furthermore defines road and railway checkpoints with the Italian Republic, the Republic of Austria and Hungary.

 Please find the document attached to read more.


 
Source: SLMO Ministry of Foreign Affairs

                                                                                                     

26.06.2020

As of 15 June, Italian and Slovenian citizens can use all border crossing points to travel between the two countries, whilst citizens from other countries can only use the following border crossing points:

  • Vrtojba ‒ St. Andrea,
  • Fernetiči ‒ Fernetti,
  • Škofije ‒ Rabuiese,
  • Krvavi potok ‒ Pesse.

On the border with Austria, Austrian and Slovenian citizens can use all border crossing points to travel between the two countries, whilst remaining individuals can only use the following border crossing points.

  • Karavanke – Karawankentunnel,
  • Ljubelj – Loibltunnel,
  • Šentilj (motorway) – Spielfeld (motorway)

On the border of Hungary, Hungarian and Slovenian citizens can use all border crossing points to travel between the two countries, whilst citizens from other countries can only use the following border crossing points:

  • Dolga vas – Redics,
  • Pince (motorway) – Torniyszentmiklos (Országút).

On the border with Croatia, all local border crossing points have been opened.

Due to the deterioration of epidemiological conditions, regardless of citizenship or residence, a 14-day quarantine is imposed on all persons coming to Slovenia from the countries listed here and persons entering Slovenia and having permanent or temporary residence in those countries.

The provision does not apply to, among others, workers in international transport and international goods drivers driving to, from or through Slovenia. Drivers transiting through Slovenia must leave the country after 12 hours from their entry.

On 25 June, effective immediately, the government decided to take Luxembourg and Montenegro off the Green List, and also added Portugal and Albania to the Red List (where the following European countries are included: the UK, Andorra, Belgium, Sweden, Russia, Belarus, Serbia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Albania). Individuals coming from these countries need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Slovenia.

Members are reminded that quarantine provisions do not apply to Slovenian citizens or foreigners with permanent or temporary residency in Slovenia, whilst they apply to individuals coming from countries included in the Yellow and the Red Lists.

Source: Slovenian government

                                                                                                     

25.06.2020

As of 25 June, the Slovenian government will be constantly monitoring and updating a list of countries from which travellers are not subject to restrictions upon arrival. Currently, the countries are: Croatia, Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland. Updates are published by the National Institute of Public Health here.

Travellers coming from countries not on the list must transit and leave Slovenia within 12 hours after their entry. In case this doesn’t happen, they will be put in quarantine. Professional drivers are not exempted from this provision.

Health authorities have also published guidelines for regular and occasional passenger transport operators (in Slovenian only), with which all buses and coaches must comply while driving in Slovenia.

Source: Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU

                                                                                                     

09.06.2020

On 26 May, the Slovenian Government issued a new Ordinance which updates conditions for entry into the country. The ordinance immediately entered into force and provides for the following:

  • The Gorjansko – San Pelagio border crossing point, on the border with Italy, is now open. The ordinance contains the full list of open border crossing points.
  • Slovenian citizens and foreigners with temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia can now enter the country without mandatory quarantine. Persons with permanent or temporary residence in Croatia are currently exempt from quarantine upon entry into Slovenia as well;
  • People who don’t have a residence in Slovenia and who, at the border, are positive or show typical signs of infections, will not be allowed to enter the country;
  • Persons with permanent or temporary residence in EU or other Schengen Area member states who are not on the list of countries whose residents may enter Slovenia have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry into the country. Exceptions to this rule are listed here.
  • Travellers coming from third country must quarantine for 14 days. Exceptions to this rule are listed here.

Source: Slovenian Government

                                                                                                     

20.04.2020

Following Croatia’s decision on 18 April, convoys have now also been abolished in Slovenia.

Source: Government of Slovenia

                                                                                                     

31.03.2020

·        Restrictions

General restrictions

Slovenian-Italian borders are closed for passenger transport by train and international occasional and regular bus services.

Goods vehicles whose final destination is Slovenia and goods vehicles carrying postal items, medical equipment, pharmaceutical products or humanitarian aid are permitted to enter the country. At national level, the transport of goods is allowed for postal items, medical supplies and humanitarian aid.

Convoys

On 14 March, the authorities of Slovenia and neighbouring countries agreed to create convoys of passenger and freight vehicles to solve the issue of long queues of vehicles blocked at borders. Agreements have been made with the authorities of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine (available information here). Since 14 March, 71 freight convoys (Italy-Croatia and Italy-Hungary) have been organised. Each convoy has to obtain permission before the start of its journey.

Border with Italy

On the SLO-IT border, only the following four border crossing points are open to traffic: Vrtojba, Fernetiči, Škofije andKrvavi Potok.These border crossing points are open 24 hours a day except for Krvavi Potok which is open from 05:00 until 23:00. All other border crossings are closed.

Entry into the Republic of Slovenia from the Italian Republic is permitted for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, individuals who are not Slovenian citizens or who do not have a registered permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Slovenia if they submit proof in Slovenian, English or Italian, no older than three days, of having tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). If an individual does not have such proof, he/she is allowed to enter the Republic of Slovenia only if his/her body temperature is less than 37.5°C, and if he/she shows no clear signs of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sneezing, shortness of breath).

Border with Austria

On the SLO-AUT border, only the following entry points are open:Gornja Radgona (open at all times), Kuzma (open at all times), Holmec (from 05:00 to 21:00), Karavanke (open at all times), Jurij (from 06:00 to 21:00), Vič (from 05:00 to 23:00), Ljubelj (open at all times), Trate (open at all times), Radlje (open at all times), Gederovci (open at all times), Šentilj (motorway, open at all times), Šentilj (highway, from 06:00 to 21:00) and Korensko (from 05:00 to 23:00). No passenger train traffic is allowed.

Entry from Austria is permitted for Slovenian citizens, temporary or permanent residents in Slovenia, and foreigners if they present proof, not older than three days, of having tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), or foreigners with a body temperature below 37.5°C with no clear signs of upper respiratory tract infection.

The ordinance does not apply to those who own land on both sides of the state border who perform agricultural work, cross-border labour migrants, freight transport, passengers of emergency/ambulance vehicles, and for transit carried out in organised humanitarian convoys. Transit of persons who are assumed to be unable to leave the territory of the Republic of Slovenia due to actions of neighbouring countries shall not be allowed. The ordinance entered into force on 25 March at 00:00.

Border with Croatia

On the SLO-HR border, the following border crossing points are open for transit of vehicles from Italy: Gruškovje, Obrezje and Starod. Drivers must bear in mind that so far only Obrezje has been used by convoys coming from Italy.

Border with Hungary

On the SLO-HUN border, entry into Hungary is possible at three border crossing points: Dolga vas, Pince and Pince R1/232. The latter is only open to Slovenian and Hungarian citizens. All vehicles entering Hungary are subject to controls, and while there is no particular restriction or control procedure on vehicles entering Slovenia, drivers should avoid contact with others and have protective equipment with them.

·        Relieves

As of 27 March, road freight transport is allowed during the weekend.

Extension of validity of control documents

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted a Decree on the temporary ban on performing periodic technical inspections and other procedures related to the registration of motor vehicles and work in tachograph workshops in the Republic of Slovenia, which temporarily prohibited, until 16 April 2020, the carrying out of technical inspections and other procedures. Therefore, validity of driving licences including motor vehicle insurance and ADR certificates for transport of dangerous goods has been extended until 16 May 2020.

The Decree on temporarily prohibiting the offering and sale of goods and services directly to consumers in driving schools and authorised driver training centres in the Republic of Slovenia prohibits the training of learner drivers, additional training for learner drivers, training for safe driving, and training for learner driver providers and safe driving training. As a result, the validity of driving licences has been extended until 16 May 2020.

The Decree amending the Decree on temporarily prohibiting the offering and sale of goods and services directly to consumers in driving schools and authorised driver training centres in the Republic of Slovenia prohibits Initial Qualification Training, theoretical and practical tests for obtaining CPC certificates, and also the periodic training for renewal of the Union Code “95”. In addition, it is prohibited to carry out all activities related to the obtaining and renewal of driving licences.

Initial and refresher training courses for drivers transporting dangerous goods, basic and refresher professional training and tests for exceptional transport attendants, medical examinations for candidates, for the driver, and for the renewal of driving licences, control medical examinations of motor vehicle drivers, and training and tests for safe handling of tractors and tractor attachments are also prohibited. As a result, the validity of driving licences, CPC certificates and ADR driver qualification certificates which expire on 16 April 2020 has been further extended until 16 July 2020. Instructions were sent to the Slovenian Police and the Inspectorate of Infrastructure and Financial Administration to take into account the exceptional circumstances related to the validity of different documents in the transport sector, and also for foreign users.

Slovenia has signed ADR Multilateral Agreements:

-         M324 concerning driver training certificates and safety adviser certificates; and

-         M325 concerning periodic or intermediate inspections of tanks and certificate of approval for vehicles (more details: https://www.unece.org/trans/danger/multi/multi.html).

Exemptions from driving and rest time rules

Slovenia has notified the European Commission that it will apply (from 16 March to 16 April 2020) a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for drivers of vehicles transporting essential goods. It will apply to drivers involved in the delivery of goods in domestic and international transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Art. 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.

A comprehensive overview of measures taken by the Government of Slovenia can be downloaded here.

Source: GIZ Intertransport and Government of Slovenia

                                                                                                  

27.03.2020

Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest time rules for drivers

Slovenia has informed of a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest time rules for drivers of vehicles transporting essential goods. It will apply to drivers involved in the delivery of goods in domestic and international transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Art. 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006.

Start date: 16.03.2020

End date: 16.04.2020

Further information here.

Source: European Commission COVID-10 website

                                                                                                            

26.03.2020

Extension of validity of documents

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has adopted a Decree on the temporary ban on performing periodic technical inspections and other procedures related to the registration of motor vehicles and work in tachograph workshops in the Republic of Slovenia, which temporarily prohibited, until 16 April 2020, carrying out technical inspections and other procedures.

Therefore, the validity of such certificates including motor vehicle insurance and ADR certificates for the transport of dangerous goods will be extended until 16 May 2020.

The Decree on temporarily prohibiting the offering and sale of goods and services directly to consumers in driving schools and driver/vehicle authorised training institutes in the Republic of Slovenia prohibits the training of learner drivers, additional training for learner drivers, training for safe driving and training for learner driver providers and safe driving training.

As a result, the validity of driving licences is extended until 16 May 2020.

Special conditions applicable to entry from Italy

General conditions and border crossings from Italy

With a Government Order determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia from the Italian Republic, in order to prevent the spread of infectious disease and with the Decree laying down the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia from the Italian Republic for the control of infectious disease, only the following four border crossing points are open: Vrtojba, Fernetiči, Škofije and Krvavi Potok. These border crossing points are open 24 hours a day except for Krvavi Potok which is open from 05:00 until 23:00. All other border crossings are closed.

Entry from Italy

Entry into the territory of the Republic of Slovenia from the Italian Republic is allowed for citizens of the Republic of Slovenia, individuals who are not Slovenian citizens or who do not have a registered permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Slovenia,if they submit proof in Slovenian, English or Italian, no older than three days, of the completion of a medical test confirming the absence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

If an individual does not have such proof, he/she is allowed to enter the Republic of Slovenia only if:

·         his/her body temperature is less than 37.5°C, and

·         he/she shows no clear signs of upper respiratory tract infection (cough, sneezing, shortness of breath).

Road freight transport entering from Italy

Road freight transport from the Italian Republic to the Republic of Slovenia is also suspended, except forthe transport of postal items, medicines, protective equipment and medical devices, as well as humanitarian aid.

Freight vehicles (freight transport) whose final destination is the Republic of Slovenia are exempted.

Based on agreements with different neighbouring countries, road freight transit transport is currently operated in organised convoys, in cooperation with the police and with the assistance of DARS Toll Inspection service.

Conditions applicable to entry into Slovenia from Austria

·       13 entry points:  Gornja Radgona, Kuzma, Holmec, Karavanke, Jurij, Vič, Ljubelj, Trate, Radlje, Gederovci, Šentilj (motorway), Šentilj (highway) and Korensko.

·       No passenger train traffic is allowed.

·       Entry from Austria is allowed for: Slovenian citizens, temporary or permanent residents in Slovenia, foreigners - if they present proof, no older than three days, of having tested negative for SARS-CoV-2, or foreigners with a body temperature of below 37.5°C with no clear signs of upper respiratory tract infection.

·       The ordinance does not apply to those who own land on both sides of the state border who perform agricultural work, cross-border labour migrants, freight transport, passengers of emergency/ambulance vehicles, and for transit carried out in organised humanitarian convoys.

·       Transit of persons who are assumed to be unable to leave the territory of the Republic of Slovenia due to actions of neighbouring countries shall not be allowed.

·       The ordinance entered into force on 25 March at 00:00.

Source: Government of Slovenia