Extension of measures relating to the prohibition of gatherings of people and changes to the green and red lists
On the basis of an expert assessment, the Slovenian Government decided that the restrictions under the Ordinance on the temporary general restriction or prohibition of the gathering of people in the Republic of Slovenia would continue to remain in force. The Czech Republic, Malta, Switzerland, and certain Spanish administrative units, i.e. the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, and Castile and León, were removed from the green list, whereas Belgium was added to the red list.
The Ordinance on the temporary general restriction or prohibition of the gathering of people remains in force
The Slovenian Government took note of the expert assessment carried out by the expert group for the containment and control of the COVID-19 epidemic at the Ministry of Health as regards the expert justification of restrictions under the Ordinance on the temporary general restriction or prohibition of the gathering of people in the Republic of Slovenia. The Government decided that these restrictions would continue to apply.
The Government determines the expert justification of such measures every seven days and decides on the basis of expert opinion whether these measures will continue to apply, be amended, or be abolished, and notifies the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia and the public accordingly.
Source: The Ministry of the Interior
The Czech Republic, Malta and Switzerland removed from the green list, Belgium added to the red list
The Slovenian Government was briefed on the Assessment of the epidemiological situation in the EU Member States and the Schengen Area States, the Balkan States, and Italian provinces and the Assessment of the epidemiological situation in countries and the definition of the criteria for a worsening epidemiological situation prepared by the National Institute of Public Health.
Furthermore, the Government assessed the expert justification of the measures referred to in 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 and decided that these restrictions would continue to apply.
Changes to the green list (entry without quarantine)
Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country on the green list who are travelling from these countries may enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.
The Czech Republic, Malta, Switzerland and the Spanish administrative units of the Balearic Islands, Cantabria, and Castile and León have been removed from the green list.
These countries or administrative units are thus on the yellow list. Slovenian citizens, regardless of their place of residence, and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia who are travelling from the countries on the yellow list may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if they provide proof that they are not travelling from countries with an epidemiologically high risk of COVID-19 infection (the red list), such as an original receipt for accommodation in those countries, proof of ownership of real estate or a vessel where they have been staying, an official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, or other relevant proof. If a person cannot provide such proof, they will be treated as though they are travelling from a red list country (mandatory 14-day quarantine).
Changes to the red list (14-day quarantine)
The red list (countries with a worsening epidemiological situation) will be expanded by the following countries:
- Saint Martin,
- Equatorial Guinea,
- The Faeroe Islands, and
A 14-day quarantine will be imposed on persons entering Slovenia who have permanent or temporary residence in a country on the red list and on all other persons, irrespective of their nationality or country of residence, who arrive in Slovenia from one of these countries, except for persons falling under the exceptions specified in points 3–8 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance.
The following countries have been removed from the red list:
- Ecuador, and
- the Spanish administrative unit of Valencia.
These countries or administrative units are thus on the yellow list.
Validity of changes
All changes will be effective from 6 August 2020.
The green list (entry without a quarantine) as of 6 August 2020
18. The Netherlands
20. New Zealand
23. San Marino
24. The Slovak Republic
25. The following Spanish administrative units:
- Canary Islands
- Castilla–La Mancha
27. The Vatican
28. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The red list (14-day quarantine) as of 6 August 2020
10. Bosnia and Herzegovina
14. The US Virgin Islands
15. The Dominican Republic
16. Equatorial Guinea
18. The Faeroe Islands
26. South Africa
33. Costa Rica
36. The Maldives
43. Puerto Rico
46. El Salvador
47. Sao Tomé and Principe
48. Saudi Arabia
49. North Macedonia
52. Saint Martin
54. The following Spanish administrative units:
- Basque Country
55. Turks and Caicos Islands
56. Cape Verde
57. The United States of America
58. The United Arab Emirates.
Source: The Ministry of the Interior