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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.

The Directorate for Political Affairs is responsible for strengthening bilateral relations, ties and cooperation with the countries of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean, South-Eastern and Eastern Europe, the Southern Caucasus, and Oceania. Its responsibilities also include formulating the coordinated foreign and security policy of Slovenia.

It is responsible for furthering Slovenia’s interests within bilateral cooperation and with respect to current challenges in the international community. The Directorate is responsible for the preparation and inter-ministerial coordination of positions on key international issues, the presentation of Slovenia’s positions in the European Union, and the provision of support and advice to the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs at EU meetings relating to foreign and security policy. It directs the work of eight departments to ensure the implementation of foreign policy objectives and provides support to the preparation of key foreign policy documents and strategies.


  • Europe and the Euro-Atlantic area

    Slovenia is part of the European Union, which is a valuable economic, developmental, political and legal environment, as well as the environment of the values it shares. A staunch supporter of EU enlargement, it maintains close and regular contacts with other EU Member States and is a reliable NATO member.

  • Neighbourhood

    As a Central European and Mediterranean country located at the intersection of three macro-regions – the Alps, the Adriatic and the Danube region – and of Western and Southeast Europe, Slovenia offers a wide range of possibilities for economic, political and cultural cooperation.

  • Other continents

    Slovenia maintains and strengthens economic and political relations with countries all over the world. It fosters ties with Slovenian communities around the world, which are a valuable connection enhancing Slovenia's relations with other countries. Slovenia supports the development of expat communities, including the emerging ones, while also focusing on repatriation. It actively engages in the preservation of the Slovenian expat heritage and protects citizens.

  • EU technical assistance to third countries

    The EU provides targeted financial assistance to candidate countries, potential candidate countries and partners in support of their efforts to implement political, economic, and institutional reforms.

Departments of the Directorate