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55th correspondence session: Government adopts several ordinances on crossing the border

As of 15 June, crossing the Slovene-Italian border outside the checkpoints will be allowed, but only for Slovenian and Italian citizens, while for the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the ordinance will start to apply as of today.

As of 15 June, crossing the Slovene-Italian border outside the checkpoints will be allowed, but only for Slovenian and Italian citizens, while for the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the ordinance will start to apply as of today.

Italy will be included in the list of epidemiologically safe countries as of 15 June 2020, thus establishing the same border crossing regime on the Slovenian-Italian border that already applies for crossing the Slovenian-Austrian and Slovenian-Hungarian borders. Therefore, the citizens of Slovenia and Italy will be able to cross the Slovenian-Italian border outside the checkpoints, while the rest will have four checkpoints available to cross this border:

  1. Vrtojba ‒ St. Andrea,
  2. Fernetiči ‒ Fernetti,
  3. Škofije ‒ Rabuiese,
  4. Krvavi potok ‒ Pesse.

The Government has decided to include the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an administrative unit of Italy, in the list of epidemiologically safe countries or administrative units of countries. This decision applies as of 13 June 2020.

As of 15 June 2020, the following countries will be added to the list:

  • Italy,
  • Montenegro.

As of 15 June, all local border crossings with the Republic of Croatia will open.

As of 13 June 2020, due to the deterioration of epidemiological conditions, regardless of citizenship or residence, a 14-day quarantine is imposed on all persons coming to the Republic of Slovenia from the countries listed below and persons entering the Republic of Slovenia and having permanent or temporary residence in those countries:

  • Qatar,
  • Bahrain,
  • Chile,
  • Kuwait,
  • Peru,
  • Armenia,
  • Djibouti,
  • Oman,
  • Brazil,
  • Panama,
  • Belarus,
  • Andorra,
  • Singapore,
  • Sweden,
  • Maldivi,
  • São Tomé and Príncipe,
  • United Arab Emirates,
  • The United States of America,
  • San Marino,
  • Saudi Arabia,
  • Russian Federation,
  • Moldova,
  • Gibraltar,
  • Bolivia,
  • Puerto Rico,
  • Gabon,
  • Cayman Islands,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • Republic of South Africa,
  • Iran,
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland,
  • North Macedonia.

Exceptions apply only to:

  • persons in trade or activities who, upon crossing the border, submit a proof of conducting trade or activities in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad (a certificate of the registration for the commencement of the provision of services and an A1 certificate in accordance with the act governing cross-border provision of services) and return across the border within 24 hours of entry or submit a negative test result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than three days. If this person is employed by a foreign company providing a service in the Republic of Slovenia and resides in the Republic of Slovenia, the person must also submit the address of residence in the Republic of Slovenia and a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result, which is not older than three days (point 2 of Article 10 of the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 epidemic at border crossings at the external border and at checkpoints at the internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia; hereinafter: the Ordinance);
  • workers in international transport (point 3 of Article 10 of the Ordinance);
  • persons carrying out the transport of goods to or from Slovenia and the transport of goods in transit (point 4 of Article 10 of the Ordinance);
  • persons transiting Slovenia while traveling to another country in 24 hours after the entry (point 5 of Article 10 of the Ordinance);
  • persons with diplomatic passports (point 6 of Article 10 of the Ordinance);
  • persons who provide services for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry and if imposing a quarantine could result in major social or economic damage due to the non-provision of these services (point 7 of Article 10 of the Ordinance).

 

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