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We are trying to contain the spread of new coronavirus infections by the use of entry restrictions and other measures at the borders of Slovenia. Thus, we wish to ensure the maximum safety of the national population and travellers to the country.

Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia. The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) closely monitors the epidemiological situation in Slovenia and globally, and prepares evaluations of the epidemiological situation in every single country. On the basis of those evaluations, the Government determines the lists of countries that are subject to the various measures that apply for entering Slovenia.

Due to the present possibility of becoming infected with coronavirus we advise that you monitor the epidemiological situation in the area of your planned and scheduled travel abroad, check all conditions for entering the country of your travel and consider the decisions made by the local authorities. When returning to Slovenia, please consider the NIJZ recommendations.

Green list of countries

Epidemiologically safe countries or administrative units of countries are included on the green list.

Persons with permanent or temporary residence in a country that has been added to the green list, and arriving from such countries, can enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine.

Green list of countries (valid as of 30 August 2020)

  1. Austria
  2. Cyprus
  3. Estonia
  4. Finland
  5. Georgia
  6. Germany
  7. Hungary
  8. Italy
  9. Latvia
  10. Liechtenstein
  11. Lithuania
  12. New Zealand
  13. Norway
  14. Rwanda
  15. San Marino
  16. Slovakia
  17. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  18. Uruguay
  19. Vatican

Yellow list of countries

If a country is not on the list of epidemiologically safe (green list) or on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), it shall be considered that it has been included on the yellow list (all world countries that have not been included either on the red or on the green list).

Slovenian citizens, regardless of their residence, and their close family members* who travel with them, and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia, travelling from EU member states or the Schengen Area can enter Slovenia without going through quarantine, provided that they submit evidence that they are not arriving from the countries on the red list. Such documents include the original receipt or proof of payment for accommodation, proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where the traveller stayed, official crew list in the case of boat rental, or other documents supporting one’s travel (e.g. tourist tax payment). If documentation cannot be submitted or provided, it shall be considered that the individuals are arriving from a country on the red list.

For other persons, ten-day quarantine is mandatory upon entrance to Slovenia (except if a person is subject to any of the 21 exceptions as per the first paragraph of Article 10 of the Ordinance).

Exceptions referred to in points 2, 3, 8–10, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 19 need a negative COVID-19 test result which was not obtained in Slovenia, is not older than 48 hours, which was carried out in an EU Member State or a member of the Schengen Area or by an organisation or an individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible, and published by the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food on its website

Exceptions are, for instance:

  • daily cross-border migrant workers,
  • weekly cross-border migrant workers (need a negative COVID-19 test result),*
  • persons engaged in economic activities (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • persons pursuing an activity for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • persons crossing the border because of education and schooling,
  • persons crossing the border to attend a funeral (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • persons maintaining relations with close family members (need a negative COVID-19 test result),*
  • persons with urgent personal matters, 
  • persons with urgent business reasons,
  • persons who have booked accommodation in Slovenia (need a negative COVID-19 test result), citizens of countries that at the time the reservation was made were on the green list of safe countries and during that time made a reservation for accommodation in Slovenia at an accommodation facility, regardless of whether the country was removed from the green list, and they can prove this fact through their confirmation of reservation (negative Covid-19 test result required),
  • professional athletes, accompanying personnel of professional athletes, sports delegates or sports referees to participate in official competitions of international sport associations (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • persons who are members of foreign official delegations,
  • persons who transport goods or persons to or from Slovenia and for transit freight transport,
  • persons who have been brought to Slovenia in an ambulance,
  • persons (with an accompanying person if indispensable) who have proof of a planned urgent* medical examination or procedure in the Republic of Slovenia, another EU member state or member of the Schengen Area (need a negative COVID-19 test result).

* Weekly cross-border workers who have a working relationship in Slovenia (or in a neighbouring country) and do not cross the state border to arrive to work on a daily basis, but normally cross the border to arrive to work or leave work once, twice or three times per week, or in random cycles. Such a worker also has an arranged residence in the country of labour. Upon entry, they must submit a negative COVID-19 test result.

* Close family members include: spouse, cohabiting partner, partner in a formal or informal civil union and divorced spouse or partner who, on the basis of a court order, pays child support, and their parents, and child (legitimate and illegitimate child, adopted child and child placed in a family for the purpose of adoption on the basis of the decision issued by the competent authority).

* Urgent medical examinations or procedures include examinations or procedures which, if they fail to be carried out, would result in the deterioration of a medical condition (e.g. chemotherapies, special diagnostic procedures, tertiary health care services). Urgent medical examinations or procedures do not include services that can be provided in the country of origin or routine specialist examinations (first examinations in oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology etc.), and preventive examinations.

Red list of countries

Countries with an unstable epidemiological situation or administrative divisions of countries are included on the red list.

Ten-day quarantine shall be ordered for everyone who enters Slovenia and has either permanent or temporary residence in countries on the red list, and for everyone, regardless of their citizenship or country of residence, who is travelling to Slovenia from such countries.

Only persons referred to in points 3–8, 10, 16 and 18–21 as per paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance shall be deemed exceptions.

Such exemptions are, for instance:

  • persons engaged in economic activities (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • persons who transport goods or persons to or from Slovenia and for transit freight transport,
  • diplomatic passport holders,
  • persons in transit,*
  • persons pursuing an activity for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or justice),
  • professional athletes, accompanying personnel of professional athletes, sports delegates or sports referees to participate in official competitions of international sport associations (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
  • persons who are members of foreign official delegations,
  • persons who have been brought to Slovenia in an ambulance,
  • persons (with an accompanying person if indispensable) who have proof of a planned urgent* medical examination or procedure in the Republic of Slovenia, another EU member state or member of the Schengen Area (need a negative COVID-19 test result).

* Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within twelve hours and their travel must be accomplished without unnecessary and redundant stopping and leaving the transit route. Passengers can make necessary stops in transit, i.e. for refuelling and resting for physiological needs, but they cannot stay overnight. A person in transit must carry a valid travel document (also a visa or residential permit, when required) and a document proving the purpose and goal of transit (as of 14 July, only non-EU residents must submit a document proving the purpose and goal of transit; EU residents can submit a valid travel document). Entry to Slovenia shall not permitted to anyone for whom it is envisaged that they will be unable to exit the territory of Slovenia due to the measures in force in neighbouring countries.

* Urgent medical examinations or procedures include examinations or procedures which, if failed to be carried out, would result happened deterioration of medical condition (e.g. chemotherapies, special diagnostic procedures, tertiary health care services). Urgent medical examinations or procedures do not include services that can be provided in the country of origin or routine specialist examinations (first examinations in oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology etc.), and preventive examinations.

It applies to the exceptions referred to in points 3, 8, 10, 16 and 19 that, upon crossing the border, they must present a negative COVID-19 test result which was not obtained in Slovenia, is not older than 48 hours, which was carried out in an EU member state, a member of the Schengen Area, by an organisation or an individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible, and published by the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food on its website.

Red list of countries (valid as of 30 August, 2020)

  1. Albania
  2. Andorra
  3. Argentina
  4. Armenia
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Bahamas
  7. Bahrain
  8. Belgium
  9. Belize
  10. Bolivia
  11. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  12. Brazil
  13. Cape Verde
  14. Chile
  15. China
  16. Columbia
  17. Costa Rica
  18. Croatia
  19. Ecuador
  20. El Salvador
  21. Equatorial Guinea
  22. Eswatini
  23. Gabon
  24. Gambia
  25. Gibraltar
  26. Guam
  27. Guatemala
  28. Honduras
  29. India
  30. Iran
  31. Iraq
  32. Israel
  33. Kazakhstan
  34. Kosovo
  35. Kuwait
  36. Kyrgyzstan
  37. Lebanon
  38. Libya
  39. Luxembourg
  40. Maldives
  41. Malta
  42. Mexico
  43. Moldova 
  44. Monaco
  45. Montenegro
  46. Morocco
  47. Namibia
  48. North Macedonia
  49. Oman
  50. Panama
  51. Paraguay
  52. Peru
  53. Puerto Rico 
  54. Qatar
  55. Romania
  56. Russia
  57. Saint Martin
  58. São Tomé and Príncipe
  59. Saudi Arabia
  60. Singapore
  61. South Africa
  62. Spain
  63. Suriname
  64. The Dominican Republic
  65. The Faroe Islands 
  66. The Netherlands
  67. The Philippines
  68. The Ukraine
  69. Turks and Caicos Islands
  70. S. Virgin Islands
  71. United Arab Emirates
  72. United States of America
  73. Venezuela

		

Servicing decisions on quarantine at the state border

Persons who will be ordered to quarantine will be able to enter Slovenia on any border crossing or checkpoint. Police officers collect the data required for the decision on quarantine to be issued from the person who is to be ordered to quarantine and send them to the representative of the Ministry of Health. The latter then issues the decision and returns it to the police officer located on the border crossing or the checkpoint. The police officer then serves the decision to the person ordered to quarantine before authorising his or her entry to Slovenia.

If the person who should have been ordered to quarantine upon entry to Slovenia does not have permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Slovenia or cannot reside at the permanent or temporary residence address for a legitimate reason, the order for quarantine shall be serviced at the address where the person is accommodated. If a foreign citizen without permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia cannot residence at the address where he or she will be quarantined, entry to the Republic of Slovenia will not be permitted.

Persons who intend to work in Slovenia shall be ordered to quarantine at the address stated in the employer’s certificate, submitted at the entry to Slovenia at the time of crossing the state border.

Crossing the state border with Croatia

Croatia is included on the red list of neighbouring countries.

Due to the exceptional cross-border connection of residents, a wider range of exceptions for border crossing with Croatia applies, i.e. all exceptions referred to in paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance, except for point 17 (tourist visits), and three exceptions* referred to in paragraph two of Article 11 of the Ordinance (e.g. owners of real estate, owners of vessels, holders of flat-rate leases at campsites and persons with planned medical examinations, including non-urgent).

Citizens of Slovenia or foreigners with a permanent residence in Slovenia may enter the country without being ordered to quarantine if they are included among exceptions referred to in paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance, except for point 17 (tourist visits) and the new three exceptions referred to in paragraph two of Article 11 of the Ordinance (e.g. owners of real estate, owners of vessels, holders of flat-rate leases at campsites* and persons with planned medical examinations, including non-urgent).

 * A citizen of Slovenia and a foreigner with a permanent residence in Slovenia who is the owner of real estate, a live-aboard vessel or if, on the basis of a lease or rental agreement, they are entitled to use real estate, a live-aboard vessel or a campsite pitch in a neighbouring country (Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary) from which they are entering with close family members, which must be proven by suitable evidence, may enter Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine, even if any of the neighbouring countries is included on the list of countries with an unstable epidemiological situation (red list), and must return to Slovenia within 48 hours after leaving it.

The border with a neighbouring country on the red list may be crossed without being ordered to quarantine by persons with proof of a planned medical examination or procedure in the neighbouring country if they return on the same day or immediately after the medical examination or procedure if the examination or procedure took more than one day.

Prior to entry to Croatia, passengers can send their data via a designated website of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior, i.e. Enter Croatia.

As of 15 June 2020, all border crossings for local border traffic on the border with Croatia are open. Slovenian and Croatian citizens and persons with the right to free movement as per union law can cross the state border at those border crossings.

Crossing the state border with Italy

Italy is currently on the green list (entry without quarantine). 

Checkpoints have been introduced on the border area with Italy at the following road connections:

  • Vrtojba,
  • Fernetiči,
  • Škofije,
  • Krvavi Potok.

Slovenian and Italian citizens can cross the state border at locations other than those checkpoints.

Crossing the state border with Austria

Austria is currently on the green list (entry without quarantine).

There are designated checkpoints in the border area with Austria:

  • Karavanke,
  • Ljubelj (Loibl Pass)
  • Šentilj (motorway),
  • Šentilj (railway).

Slovenian and Austrian citizens can cross the state border at locations other than those checkpoints.

Crossing the state border with Hungary

Hungary is currently on the green list (entry without quarantine).

The following checkpoints on road connections on the border area with Hungary have been introduced:

  • Dolga vas,
  • Pince (motorway).

Citizens of Slovenia and Hungary can also cross the state border at the checkpoints Pince (regional road), the Ketvolgy/Verica-Čepinci one and Hodoš.

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