Ministry of Foreign and European 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.
It organises official events hosted by the Slovenian Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, working visits by foreign ministers of other countries, and other bilateral and multilateral official events hosted by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
The Diplomatic Protocol performs tasks related to ascertaining the scope of diplomatic privileges and immunities, and carries out procedures for their exercise. It ensures compliance with the provisions on immunities contained in the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and reciprocity in the exercise of privileges. It keeps a record of members of foreign missions and their family members, and issues diplomatic, consular and service ID cards.
The Diplomatic Protocol conducts procedures for issuing agréments to foreign ambassadors and is responsible for the presentation of letters of credence and their copies by foreign ambassadors to Slovenia. It issues the Diplomatic List, the list of consular posts and the list of international organisations and their missions to the Republic of Slovenia. In the procedure for appointing Slovenian ambassadors and consuls-general, it is responsible for drawing up letters of credence, letters of recall and consular commissions.
It is responsible for diplomatic correspondence (diplomatic, verbal and circular notes, aide-mémoires, and official letters) with foreign diplomatic missions and consular posts. It is also responsible for protocol gifts and the overall visual identity of the Ministry and of Slovenia’s diplomatic missions and consular posts abroad.
The Diplomatic Protocol follows and examines protocol and ceremonial practices of other countries, and establishes practices at the national level.
The Translation Section within the Diplomatic Protocol is responsible for the translation of documents from foreign languages (English, German, French and Italian) into Slovenian and vice versa. It also provides Slovenian and foreign language editing and consecutive and simultaneous interpretation services (English and French). It participates in the expert group for the verification of the Slovenian texts of international instruments to be published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, and makes terminological glossaries for internal use. It provides certified copies of translations from Slovenian into English and German and vice versa.
- Protocol rules (pdf, 292 KB)
ID cardsInstructions regarding identity cards. Identity card application forms and enclosures for diplomatic missions, consular posts, international organisations, or representations of international organisation in the Republic of Slovenia are available below in the section Identity card application forms.Instructions
- Identity cards (docx, 120 KB)
- Rules on Diplomatic, Consular and Official Identity Card (pdf, 201 KB)
- Rules on the terms and methods of tax exemption (pdf, 84 KB)
- Zahtevek za vračilo davkov / Application for tax refund - SLV (xlsx, 14 KB)
- Osnovno potrdilo za oprostitev davkov / Basic certificate for tax exemption 2012 - SLV (xlsx, 24 KB)
- Obrazec za neposredno oprostitev davkov / Direct tax exemption certificate 2012 - SLV (xlsx, 23 KB)
Identity card application forms
- Application form for a diplomatic, consular or official identity card - Form 5A in Slovene and English (pdf, 260 KB)
- Application form for a diplomatic, consular or official identity card for family members - Form 5B in Slovene and English (pdf, 264 KB)
- Notification of departure/termination of office - Form 5C in Slovene and English (pdf, 201 KB)