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Latest information on non-essential travel

In accordance with Council Recommendation 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of this restriction, including amendments thereto, the Republic of Slovenia allows entry into the Republic of Slovenia as of 14 June 2021 for non-essential travel as well. The information has been updated according to entry conditions applicable as of 19 June 2021.

Categories of persons and requirements

Non-essential travel (including for tourism purposes) is allowed for the following categories of persons and subject to the following conditions:

  • all persons residing in the EU member states and the Schengen area who provide proof that they fulfil one of the General requirements for entry into the Republic of Slovenia (as listed below) of the Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control COVID-19 (Ordinance). Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican are treated in the same way as the Schengen Area countries;
  • persons residing in the following third countries/entities listed in Annex 1 of the Recommendation, belonging to the green list countries:

- Australia,

- Israel,

- New Zealand,

- Rwanda,

- Singapore,

- South Korea,

- Thailand,

- Japan,

- Taiwan;

  • citizens of countries who do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia if, at the time they enter the Republic of Slovenia, they provide the proof specified in points 4 or 5 of the General requirements for entry into the Republic of Slovenia of the Ordinance (a vaccination certificate or a medical certificate confirming that they have recovered from COVID-19 within the last six months and have been vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose referred to in point 4 of the General requirements for entry into the Republic of Slovenia).

Visa

Citizens of countries who require a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia are treated in the same way on entry as all other foreigners and are thus subject to the measures of temporary restriction on non-essential travel. In accordance with these measures, the issuing of visas has only been resumed in the green list countries, for which the Republic of Slovenia has lifted the restrictions on non-essential travel on the basis of the EU recommendations. As regards issuing visas, the resuming of visa operations will depend on the criteria and measures agreed between the member states present in individual third countries with their representations.

The decision to resume visa operations will be published on the websites of the diplomatic missions and consular posts of the member states in those countries. The Slovenian diplomatic missions have resumed visa operations in Australia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Serbia, Israel and the US. In countries that do not yet met these criteria, visas can only be issued in emergencies and only for urgent travels. Visa representation has been suspended in most third countries and can only be used in cases of urgent travel.

Persons who do not submit one of the required certificates when entering the Republic of Slovenia may be refused entry into the Republic of Slovenia by the police.

Tourist accommodation

Staying at tourist facilities in the Republic of Slovenia is only possible for persons who present a certificate of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, a vaccination certificate, or a certificate confirming that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have been vaccinated.

Certificate of vaccination

A vaccination certificate of a country with which Slovenia has not concluded an agreement or arrangement must contain at least the following information:

  • name, surname,
  • unique identifier of the person (personal identification number, health insurance number, number of travel document or other document of the country, date of birth or other similar identifier),
  • information on the type of vaccine (manufacturer, batch, dose number, date of vaccination),
  • information on the institution that issued the certificate.

The Ordinance does not explicitly prescribe the language of certificates. In addition to certificates in Slovenian, valid certificates include those in the languages of the national minorities (Italian, Hungarian) in bilingual areas and the languages of countries recognised by mutual agreements or agreements (Hungarian, Serbian). In order to avoid any uncertainty at the border, we suggest that foreigners have their vaccination certificates translated into English or German. Until the EU digital COVID certificate comes into use, the certificate must be in paper form.

General requirements for entry into the Republic of Slovenia

Entry from the green listed countries

If you are coming from an area that is on the green list, you must provide proof that you have resided in an area that is on the green for at  least five consecutive days prior to entry. 

Entry from the orange listed countries

If you are coming from an area that is on the orange list, you may enter Slovenia without being required to quarantine if you provide a certificate of a negative PCR test (taken in the last 72 hours) or rapid antigen test result (taken in the last 48 hours), a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19, a vaccination certificate, or a certificate confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 and have been vaccinated.

Entry from the red or dark red listed countries

If you are coming from an area that is on the red or dark red list, you must provide a PCR test result on arrival in Slovenia. You will be required to quarantine at home for 10 days. You do not have to provide a PCR test result and will not be required to quarantine at home if you provide a vaccination certificate, a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19, or a certificate confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 and have been vaccinated.

Proof upon entry

1. A PCR test is deemed sufficient if performed in an EU member state, a Schengen Area country, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the UK or the US, at check points on flight connections of international air transport, and also in Turkey;

2. A rapid antigen test is deemed sufficient if performed in an EU member state, a Schengen Area country, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the UK or the US, at check points on flight connections of international air transport, and also in Turkey, provided the test is on the common list of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests;

3. A certificate of recovery is accepted if issued in an EU member state, a Schengen Area country, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the UK or the US, at check points on flight connections of international air transport, and also in Turkey. A certificate is deemed sufficient if you provide proof of a positive PCR test result older than 10 days (unless a doctor assesses otherwise) but not older than six months, or if you provide a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and not more than six months have elapsed from the onset of symptoms;

4. A certificate of vaccination is deemed sufficient if you provide a certificate of vaccination demonstrating that:

  • at least seven days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine produced by Biontech/Pfizer,
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine produced by Moderna,
  • at least 21 days have elapsed since receiving the first dose of the Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine) produced by AstraZeneca,
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving a dose of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine produced by Johnson and Johnson/Janssen-Cilag,
  • at least 21 days have elapsed since receiving the first dose of the Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine produced by Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology,
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech,
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine produced by Sinopharm.

5. A certificate of vaccination for persons who have recovered from COVID-19 is deemed sufficient if you provide a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (a certificate referred to in point 3) and proof that you have been vaccinated with one dose of a vaccine referred to in point 4 within eight months of a positive PCR test result or the onset of symptoms. In such cases, immunity is established on the day of vaccination.