Department for Africa and the Middle East
Coronavirus disease COVID-19
Current information and instructions are available on the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 website
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19
As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
The Department for Africa and the Middle East performs tasks concerning Slovenia's bilateral relations and relations of the European Union with African and Middle East countries.
It monitors the internal and foreign policy of these countries and social and other movements that affect their foreign policy and attitude to Slovenia. It collects, processes and produces material, information and analyses. It drafts documents and materials for international and intergovernmental meetings, puts forward initiatives for the contractual arrangement of individual issues, monitors the implementation of treaties with the aforementioned countries, and participates in the expert and analytical processing of the materials that the Ministry sends to other state authorities. It performs tasks related to the coordination of activities in the preparation of umbrella intergovernmental agreements.
It monitors the internal development and foreign-policy orientation of the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East, and strengthens bilateral relations. It participates in the development of EU policy regarding relations with the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and the Middle East.
It also monitors the activities of regional organisations: the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Arab League, the Gulf cooperation Council (GCC), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and other regional organisations.