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Slovenia's border with Italy not closed but health checks of passengers introduced

Slovenia has not closed its border with Italy but is to impose health checks of passengers to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Six check points will be set up at the following locations: Rateče, Robič, Vrtojba, Škofije, Fernetiči and Krvavi Potok. There will be no restrictions for Slovenian citizens. As regards the envisaged measures imposed at the border with Italy to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it should be noted that since this is not a measure under the Schengen Code, notification based on this Code is not required.

With respect to the measures imposed at the border with Italy, the Slovenian Minister of Health, Aleš Šabeder, stressed that Slovenia had not closed its border with Italy but had imposed health checks of passengers to contain the spread of the coronavirus. To this end, six check points will be set up at the following locations: Rateče, Robič, Vrtojba, Škofije, Fernetiči and Krvavi potok. All other border crossings will be closed. The closure will be carried out by road operators that will also set up the necessary signs.

Yesterday, the Government decided that non-Slovenian nationals and persons without permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia would be subject to health checks of passengers crossing the border. Persons crossing the border will be required to submit certificates issued by a competent authority and indicating that they tested negative for the coronavirus. The certificate must be issued in the Slovenian, English or Italian languages and must not be older than three days. Persons without proper certificates may be denied entry into the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.

There will be no restrictions for Slovenian citizens.

Freight transport will not be subject to border checks.

Detailed information will be provided later today following the issue of the relevant legal act by the Minister of Health.

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