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Slowely into relaxed summer as vaccination continues

With the additional vaccine doses from Hungary, we can count on sufficient vaccination coverage and a relaxed summer, said Prime Minister Janez Janša.

Minister Janez Poklukar | Author Ukom

Prime Minister Janez Janša today attended the formal handover of 300,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, lended by Hungary to Slovenia. He also pointed out that Hungary was among those countries that were much better prepared for the epidemic than other European countries on average. In a short time, Slovenia, as well as most other European countries, will issue a European certificate on free border crossing, which will enable vaccinated, recovered, and tested individuals to move freely across the EU," said the Prime Minister, who nevertheless proceeded to call his fellow citizens' attention to the fact that we still need to remain cautious in the coming weeks, as the number of infections is well above the European average and the measures now in place can prevent serious consequences until sufficient vaccination coverage is achieved

European Medicines Agency had issued a positive opinion on vaccinating children from the age of 12 with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine earlier this week.  This means that the vaccination of children from the age of 12 may begin in Slovenia. According to Bojana Beović, the head of the vaccination advisory group, the group will first recommend it to children with chronic diseases, as was also advised with regard to the adult population.

The Government eased some further restrictions in business sector, tourism and at border crossing. As of Saturday, 5 June, a negative rapid antigen test result is again accepted for entry into Slovenia in addition to a negative PCR test result, provided that less than 48 hours have passed since the swab has been taken. However, rapid tests are subject to one further condition: the tests published in the common list of COVID‑19 rapid antigen tests recognized by the EU Member States are recognized. There are no changes for persons who have recovered from COVID‑19 or have been vaccinated; they may enter Slovenia without being required to quarantine.