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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).

Current information on border crossings, measures at the border upon entry into Slovenia and the lists of countries can be found on the special page Border Crossing.

State Secretary for European affairs, international law and the protection of interests
Marko Štucin

Mr Marko Štucin was born on 28 May 1980 in Ljubljana. He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in fundamental European values and completed part of his studies at the Mykolo Romerio University in Vilnius. He obtained a master’s degree in international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana.

He has worked as a career diplomat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2006. Initially, in the European Union Department, he was tasked with coordinating Slovenian positions at meetings of the European Council, the Political and Security Committee of the Council of the EU and working bodies in the field of the Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy. During the first Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in 2008, he was a national delegate to the Council of the EU working group on sanctions.

Between 2009 and 2013, he served at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin, where he was primarily responsible for European themes, and also non-residentially covered the Republic of Latvia. While working at the Embassy in Berlin, he also chaired the Diplomatic Association in Berlin (Diplomatischer Stammtisch Berlin). From 2013 to 2015, he served as Advisor to the Director-General for European Affairs and Bilateral Political Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During this period, he was a member of several interstate working groups and served as Secretary of the Slovenia-Bavaria Permanent Mixed Commission.

From 2015 to 2022, he served as Deputy Ambassador at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in The Hague, where he was responsible for bilateral and multilateral affairs. In 2016, he was appointed Rapporteur by the Members of the Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court. In the same year, members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) elected him as a member of the Confidentiality Commission.

In 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia awarded him the Commemorative Badge for Selfless Work in the Fight against COVID-19 in recognition of his efforts to assist in the repatriation of Slovenian citizens.

Mr Štucin speaks fluent English and German, and understands Dutch, Croatian and Serbian.

He is married and has one child.