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44 Regular Government Session: Slovenia extends the epidemic by one month

At its 44th regular session, the Government adopted many acts related to the COVID-19 epidemic. It therefore extended the epidemic by one month, kept the measures at border crossings, and adopted some changes on the green and red lists of countries.

The Government extends the epidemic by one month

The Government extends the epidemic by one month | Author Tamino Petelinšek, STA

The Government extends the epidemic by one month

The Government has issued the Ordinance on the declaration of the COVID-19 epidemic in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, and published it in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. In line with the Communicable Diseases Act, the ordinance declares the COVID-19 epidemic within the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. The ordinance enters into force on 18 December 2020 and shall remain valid for 30 days.

Based on the official data on the number of infected persons, we in the Republic of Slovenia are currently facing the second wave of the COVID-19 epidemic. We are still witnessing a rapid spread of the disease among the population, which significantly surpasses the normal illness rate or incidence. The current epidemiological situation regarding the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus requires another temporary declaration of an epidemic in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, because all statistical regions are achieving or surpassing the incidence rate which demands the declaration of the epidemic.

The measures at border crossings remain in effect, some changes to the green and red lists of countries on Saturday

The Government has issued the Ordinance of imposing and implementing measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic at the border crossing points at the external border, and inspection posts within national borders of the Republic of Slovenia, and published it in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia.

The administrative units of Norway were added to the green list of the EU member states or Schengen area states, while Denmark and the Faroe Islands were removed from the green list (in force as of 19 December 2020).

There are no changes in third countries on the green list.

There were some changes on the red list in the administrative units of France and Greece, while no changes were made in relation to third countries.

The ordinance enters into force on 19 December 2020 and shall remain valid for seven days.