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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 in the green list.

People 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 or quarantine. It shall also be considered that a person is arriving from a country on a green list if they stayed in that country continuously for 14 days before entering Slovenia, which can be proven with a proper certificate.

Green list of countries (valid as of 12 October 2020):

-  Third countries:

  1. Australia
  2. New Zealand
  3. Serbia
  4. Uruguay

Orange 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 orange list (all world countries that have not been included either on the red or on the green list).

Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican are treated the same as the member states of the Schengen Area. If these countries are put on the orange list, they will be not treated as third countries. This means that citizens of these countries will be able to exercise their prerogative to enter Slovenia without quarantine and without submitting a negative test.

Entry from orange EU member states or the members of the Schengen Area

People arriving to the Republic of Slovenia from a EU member state or member of the Schengen Area that has been included on the orange list can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

Entry from orange countries that are not EU member states or the members of the Schengen Area

People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country on the orange list or who arrive from that country, shall be due to the potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

This quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible and have been published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food on its websiteTests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

Exceptions without quarantine and negative test

The exceptions under which quarantine will not be ordered and under which a person is not required to submit a negative test have been determined. Entry from any orange-listed country shall be permitted to:

  1. cross-border daily migrant workers who are employed in one of the EU member states or any other member of the Schengen Area, who has a certificate or a written statement that can prove the reason for crossing the border as a daily migrant worker;
  2. people posted for executing tasks in the international transport sector or from it;
  3. people who transport goods or people to and from the Republic of Slovenia for economic purposes and freight or passenger transport in transit* and leaves Slovenia within 12 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 12 hours of entry;
  5. diplomatic passport holder;
  6. member of a foreign official delegation arriving to the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or official invitation by the competent state authority, or a member of the official delegation of the Republic of Slovenia returning from abroad;
  7. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or justice) who carry out the operational task and leave the Republic of Slovenia as quickly as possible after the completion of the task;
  8. members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Police or employees of a state authority who are returning from work postings abroad, and state authority employee on business travel abroad (who has to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) upon arrival to Slovenia;
  9. people, crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) due to the integration in education or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, certified with proper evidence, or their parents and other people transporting that person and returning across the border within 24 hours after the crossing of the border;
  10. people crossing the border due to urgent and non-postponable personal issues or urgent business reasons, which can be proved with a suitable certificate and who returns across the border as soon as possible, but not more than 48 hours after crossing the border (this also applies to close family members* of the person if they travel together);
  11. anyone who was transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an emergency or medical vehicle, and medical staff present in the vehicle;
  12. people with evidence on planned emergency medical examination or surgery* in a EU member state or a member of the Schengen Area and who returns back across the border after the completed medical examination or surgery or immediately when their medical condition enables them to return (including an assistant when this is urgently needed due to the person’s medical condition);
  13. a person who is crossing the border for family reasons, in order to maintain contact with close family members, and is returning 72 hours after crossing the border;
  14. a person who has not reached the age of 14 and is crossing the border together with a close family member who has submitted a negative test. 

* 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.

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 a 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.

The appropriate evidence for proving urgent non-postponable issues as per point 10 include court decisions or other similar acts, according to which the person enforces their right to have contact with their children.

 People who received the laissez-passer travel document from international organisations and people with an invitation or certificate issued by the state authority of the Republic of Slovenia, who also prove their official purpose of their visit to Slovenia, shall be considered the same as diplomatic passport holders.

Red list of countries

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

People entering the Republic of Slovenia, who are a resident of a country on the red list or who arrive from that country, shall be due to the potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible and have been published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

Exceptions without quarantine and negative test

The exceptions under which quarantine will not be ordered and under which a person is not required to submit a negative test have been determined. Entry from any red-listed country shall be allowed to:

  1. cross-border daily migrant workers who are employed in one of the EU member states or any other member of the Schengen Area, who has a certificate or a written statement that can prove the reason for crossing the border as a daily migrant worker;
  2. people posted for executing tasks in the international transport sector or from it;
  3. people who transport goods or people to and from the Republic of Slovenia for economic purposes and freight or passenger transport in transit* and leaves Slovenia within 12 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 12 hours of entry;
  5. diplomatic passport holder;
  6. member of a foreign official delegation arriving to the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or official invitation by the competent state authority, or a member of the official delegation of the Republic of Slovenia returning from abroad;
  7. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or justice) who carry out the operational task and leave the Republic of Slovenia as quickly as possible after the completion of the task;
  8. members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Police or employees of a state authority who are returning from work postings abroad, and state authority employee on business travel abroad (who has to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) upon arrival to Slovenia;
  9. people, crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) due to the integration in education or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, certified with proper evidence, or their parents and other people transporting that person and returning across the border within 24 hours after the crossing of the border;
  10. people crossing the border due to urgent and non-postponable personal issues or urgent business reasons, which can be proved with a suitable certificate and who returns across the border as soon as possible, but not more than 48 hours after crossing the border (this also applies to close family members* of the person if they travel together);
  11. anyone who was transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an emergency or medical vehicle, and medical staff present in the vehicle;
  12. people with evidence on planned emergency medical examination or surgery* in a EU member state or a member of the Schengen Area and who returns back across the border after the completed medical examination or surgery or immediately when their medical condition enables them to return (including an assistant when this is urgently needed due to the person’s medical condition);
  13. a person who is crossing the border for family reasons, in order to maintain contact with close family members, and is returning 72 hours after crossing the border;
  14. a person who has not reached the age of 14 and is crossing the border together with a close family member who has submitted a negative test.

* 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.

*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 a 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 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.

The appropriate evidence for proving urgent non-postponable issues as per point 10 include court decisions or other similar acts, according to which the person enforces their right to have contact with their children.

 People who received the laissez-passer travel document from international organisations and people with an invitation or certificate issued by the state authority of the Republic of Slovenia, who also prove their official purpose of their visit to Slovenia, shall be considered the same as diplomatic passport holders.

Red list of countries (valid as of 12 October 2020)

- EU member states or members of the Schengen Area

  1. Austria (only individual administrative units)           
    - Vienna
  2. Belgium 
  3. Bulgaria (only individual administrative units)
    - Blagoevgrad
  4. Croatia (only individual administrative units)
    - Brod-Posavina
    - Dubrovnik-Neretva
    - Lika-Senj
    - Požega-Slavonia
    - Split-Dalmatia
    - Virovitica-Podravina
  5. Czech Republic
  6. Denmark (only individual administrative units)
    - Hovedstaden, capital city region
  7. Estonia (only individual administrative units)
    - Ida-Viru
  8. France 
    - all administrative units, except the Grand-Est administrative unit
    - French overseas department French Guiana
    - French overseas department Guadelupe
    - French overseas department Saint Martin 
    - French overseas department La Réunion 
  9. Hungary (only individual administrative units)
    - Budapest
    - Csongrád-Csanád
    - Győr-Moson-Sopro
    - Pest 
    - Vas
  10. Iceland
  11. Ireland (only individual administrative units)
    - Dublin
    - Cavan
    - Donegal
    - Leitrim
    - Monaghan
    - Sligo 
  12. Lithuania (only individual administrative units)
    - Šiaulių
  13. Luxembourg
  14. The Netherlands
    - all administrative units, except the Zeeland and Limburg administrative units
    - Dutch overseas territory of Aruba
    - Dutch overseas territory of Saint Maarten 
  15. Portugal (only individual administrative units)
    - Lisbon 
  16. Romania (only individual administrative units)
    - Alba
    - Bacău
    - Bihor
    - Brăila
    - Brașov
    - Bucharest
    - Caras Severin
    - Cluj
    - Covasna
    - Neamt
    - Iasi
    - Ilfov
    - Prahova
    - Vâlcea
    - Vaslui 
  17. Spain 
  18. Switzerland (only individual administrative units)
    - Geneva
    - Vaud 
  19. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (only individual administrative units)
    - Northern Ireland
    - North East England
    - North West England
    - Wales
    - Yorkshire and Humberside
    - Scotland
    - British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar

– Third countries:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Andorra
  5. Angola
  6. Argentina
  7. Armenia
  8. Azerbaijan
  9. Bahamas
  10. Bahrain
  11. Bangladesh
  12. Belize
  13. Belarus
  14. Benin
  15. Bolivia
  16. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  17. Brazil
  18. Burkina Faso
  19. Burundi
  20. Bhutan
  21. Chad
  22. Chile
  23. Montenegro
  24. Democratic Republic of Congo
  25. The Dominican Republic
  26. Egypt
  27. Ecuador
  28. Equatorial Guinea
  29. Eritrea
  30. Eswatini
  31. Ethiopia
  32. The Philippines
  33. Gabon
  34. Gambia
  35. Ghana
  36. Guiana
  37. Guatemala
  38. Guinea
  39. Guinea-Bissau
  40. Haiti
  41. Honduras
  42. India
  43. Indonesia
  44. Iraq
  45. Iran
  46. Israel
  47. Jamaica
  48. Yemen
  49. South Africa
  50. South Sudan
  51. Cameron
  52. Qatar
  53. Kazakhstan
  54. Kenya
  55. Kyrgyz Republic
  56. Columbia
  57. Comoros
  58. Kosovo
  59. Costa Rica
  60. Kuwait
  61. Lesotho
  62. Lebanon
  63. Liberia
  64. Libya
  65. Madagascar
  66. Malawi
  67. Maldives
  68. Mali
  69. Morocco
  70. Mauritania
  71. Mexico
  72. Moldova
  73. Mongolia
  74. Mozambique
  75. Namibia
  76. Nepal
  77. Niger
  78. Nigeria
  79. Nicaragua
  80. Oman
  81. Pakistan
  82. Panama
  83. Papua New Guinea
  84. Paraguay
  85. Peru
  86. Republic of Congo
  87. Russia
  88. El Salvador
  89. São Tomé and Príncipe
  90. Saudi Arabia
  91. Senegal
  92. North Korea
  93. North Macedonia
  94. Sierra Leone
  95. Syria
  96. Côte d'Ivoire
  97. Somalia
  98. Central African Republic
  99. Suriname
  100. Tajikistan
  101. Tanzania
  102. Togo
  103. Trinidad and Tobago
  104. Turkey
  105. Turkmenistan
  106. Ukraine
  107. Uzbekistan
  108. Venezuela
  109. East Timor
  110. Zambia
  111. United States of America
  112. United Arab Emirates
  113. Cape Verde
  114. Zimbabwe

		

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.

Persons who are not residents of Slovenia are ordered to quarantine at the address where they will actually stay. Any quarantine-related costs will be covered by the quarantined persons themselves. Foreign citizens who are not residents of Slovenia and cannot provide an address where they would stay in quarantine are not allowed entry into the country if appropriate quarantine accommodation capacities cannot be ensured.

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.

Testing is allowed during quarantine

A person who has been ordered to quarantine by way of a decision may test for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) during the quarantine. If they test negative, the competent authority will set aside the decision.

Crossing the state border with Croatia

The following administrative units have been included on the red list (valid as of 29 September 2020):

  • Brod-Posavina,
  • Dubrovnik-Neretva,
  • Lika-Senj,
  • Požega-Slavonia,
  • Šibenik-Knin,
  • Split-Dalmatia,
  • Virovitica-Podravina,

All other administrative units of Croatia are on the orange list. People arriving from orange administrative units or residing there can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

People entering the Republic of Slovenia who are resident in the above listed red administrative units of Croatia or arriving from there, shall be due to the potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible and have been published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

Exceptions without quarantine and negative test for entry from red administrative units

The exceptions under which quarantine will not be ordered and under which a person is not required to submit a negative test have been determined. Entry from the red-listed administrative units of Croatia shall be allowed to:

  1. cross-border daily migrant workers who are employed in one of the EU member states or any other member of the Schengen Area, who has a certificate or a written statement that can prove the reason for crossing the border as a daily migrant worker;
  2. people posted for executing tasks in the international transport sector or from it;
  3. people who transport goods or people to and from the Republic of Slovenia for economic purposes and freight or passenger transport in transit* and leaves Slovenia within 12 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 12 hours of entry;
  5. diplomatic passport holder;
  6. member of a foreign official delegation arriving to the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or official invitation by the competent state authority, or a member of the official delegation of the Republic of Slovenia returning from abroad;
  7. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or justice) who carry out the operational task and leave the Republic of Slovenia as quickly as possible after the completion of the task;
  8. members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Police or employees of a state authority who are returning from work postings abroad, and state authority employee on business travel abroad (who has to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) upon arrival to Slovenia;
  9. people, crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) due to the integration in education or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, certified with proper evidence, or their parents and other people transporting that person and returning across the border within 24 hours after the crossing of the border;
  10. people crossing the border due to urgent and non-postponable personal issues or urgent business reasons, which can be proved with a suitable certificate and who returns across the border as soon as possible, but not more than 48 hours after crossing the border (this also applies to close family members* of the person if they travel together);
  11. anyone who was transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an emergency or medical vehicle, and medical staff present in the vehicle;
  12. people with evidence on planned emergency medical examination or surgery* in a EU member state or a member of the Schengen Area and who returns back across the border after the completed medical examination or surgery or immediately when their medical condition enables them to return (including an assistant when this is urgently needed due to the person’s medical condition).
  13. owner of land on both sides of the border or lessee of land in the border region or on both sides of the state border who crosses the state border with the neighbouring country to carry out farming and forestry works (also applies to close family members of that person);
  14. 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 the Republic of Slovenia, which must be proven by suitable evidence, if they return to Slovenia within 48 hours after leaving it (also applies for close family members, who travel with this person);
  15. people who are assisting a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia or an alien with residence in the Republic of Slovenia, who owns or rents farmland in the neighbouring country with seasonal picking of produce and this is proven by suitable evidence, if they return across the border within 24 hours from exiting the Republic of Slovenia.
  16. a person who is crossing the border for family reasons, in order to maintain contact with the close family members, and is returning 72 hours after crossing the border;
  17. a person who has not reached the age of 14 and is crossing the border together with a close family member who has submitted a negative test.

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 on the orange list (valid as of 29 September, 2020). People arriving from Italy, can enter Slovenia without restrictions or 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

The following administrative units have been included on the red list (valid as of 29 September 2020):

  • Vienna,
  • Vorarlberg,
  • Tyrol.

All other administrative units of Austria are on the orange list. People arriving from orange administrative units or residing there can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

People entering the Republic of Slovenia who are resident in the above listed red administrative units of Austria or arriving from there, shall be due to the potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

This quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible and have been published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website.

Exceptions without quarantine and negative test for entry from red administrative units

15 exceptions have been determined, where quarantine will not be ordered and where people are not required to submit a negative test. Entry from the above listed red administrative units of Austria shall be allowed to:

  1. cross-border daily migrant workers who are employed in one of the EU member states or any other member of the Schengen Area, who has a certificate or a written statement that can prove the reason for crossing the border as a daily migrant worker;
  2. people posted for executing tasks in the international transport sector or from it;
  3. people who transport goods or people to and from the Republic of Slovenia for economic purposes and freight or passenger transport in transit* and leaves Slovenia within 12 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 12 hours of entry;
  5. diplomatic passport holder;
  6. member of a foreign official delegation arriving to the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or official invitation by the competent state authority, or a member of the official delegation of the Republic of Slovenia returning from abroad;
  7. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or justice) who carry out the operational task and leave the Republic of Slovenia as quickly as possible after the completion of the task;
  8. members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Police or employees of a state authority who are returning from work postings abroad, and state authority employee on business travel abroad (who has to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) upon arrival to Slovenia;
  9. people, crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) due to the integration in education or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, certified with proper evidence, or their parents and other people transporting that person and returning across the border within 24 hours after the crossing of the border;
  10. people crossing the border due to urgent and non-postponable personal issues or urgent business reasons, which can be proved with a suitable certificate and who returns across the border as soon as possible, but not more than 48 hours after crossing the border (this also applies to close family members* of the person if they travel together);
  11. anyone who was transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an emergency or medical vehicle, and medical staff present in the vehicle;
  12. people with evidence on planned emergency medical examination or surgery* in a EU member state or a member of the Schengen Area and who returns back across the border after the completed medical examination or surgery or immediately when their medical condition enables them to return (including an assistant when this is urgently needed due to the person’s medical condition);
  13. owner of land on both sides of the border or lessee of land in the border region or on both sides of the state border who crosses the state border with the neighbouring country to carry out farming and forestry works (also applies to close family members of that person);
  14. 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 the Republic of Slovenia, which must be proven by suitable evidence, if they return to Slovenia within 48 hours after leaving it (also applies for close family members, who travel with this person);
  15. people who are assisting a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia or an alien with residence in the Republic of Slovenia, who owns or rents farmland in the neighbouring country with seasonal picking of produce and this is proven by suitable evidence, if they return across the border within 24 hours from exiting the Republic of Slovenia;
  16. a person who is crossing the border for family reasons, in order to maintain contact with the close family members, and is returning 72 hours after crossing the border;
  17. a person who has not reached the age of 14 and is crossing the border together with a close family member who has submitted a negative test.

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

The following administrative units have been included on the red list (valid as of 29 September 2020):

  • Budapest,
  • Győr-Moson-Sopron.

All other administrative units of Hungary are on the orange list. People arriving from orange administrative units or residing there can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

People entering the Republic of Slovenia who are resident in the above listed red administrative units of Hungary or arriving from there, shall be due to the potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.

The quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in a EU member state, in a member of the Schengen Area, i.e. with an organisation or individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible and have been published on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website. Tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries will therefore be recognised.

Exceptions without quarantine and negative test for entry from red administrative units

15 exceptions have been determined, where quarantine will not be ordered and where people are not required to submit a negative test. Entry from the above listed red administrative units of Hungary shall be allowed to:

  1. cross-border daily migrant workers who are employed in one of the EU member states or any other member of the Schengen Area, who has a certificate or a written statement that can prove the reason for crossing the border as a daily migrant worker;
  2. people posted for executing tasks in the international transport sector or from it;
  3. people who transport goods or people to and from the Republic of Slovenia for economic purposes and freight or passenger transport in transit* and leaves Slovenia within 12 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 12 hours of entry;
  5. diplomatic passport holder;
  6. member of a foreign official delegation arriving to the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or official invitation by the competent state authority, or a member of the official delegation of the Republic of Slovenia returning from abroad;
  7. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or justice) who carry out the operational task and leave the Republic of Slovenia as quickly as possible after the completion of the task;
  8. members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the Police or employees of a state authority who are returning from work postings abroad, and state authority employee on business travel abroad (who has to be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) upon arrival to Slovenia;
  9. people, crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) due to the integration in education or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, certified with proper evidence, or their parents and other people transporting that person and returning across the border within 24 hours after the crossing of the border;
  10. people crossing the border due to urgent and non-postponable personal issues or urgent business reasons, which can be proved with a suitable certificate and who returns across the border as soon as possible, but not more than 48 hours after crossing the border (this also applies to close family members* of the person if they travel together);
  11. anyone who was transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an emergency or medical vehicle, and medical staff present in the vehicle;
  12. people with evidence on planned emergency medical examination or surgery* in a EU member state or a member of the Schengen Area and who returns back across the border after the completed medical examination or surgery or immediately when their medical condition enables them to return (including an assistant when this is urgently needed due to the person’s medical condition);
  13. owner of land on both sides of the border or lessee of land in the border region or on both sides of the state border who crosses the state border with the neighbouring country to carry out farming and forestry works (also applies to close family members of that person);
  14. 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 the Republic of Slovenia, which must be proven by suitable evidence, if they return to Slovenia within 48 hours after leaving it (also applies for close family members, who travel with this person);
  15. people who are assisting a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia or an alien with residence in the Republic of Slovenia, who owns or rents farmland in the neighbouring country with seasonal picking of produce and this is proven by suitable evidence, if they return across the border within 24 hours from exiting the Republic of Slovenia;
  16. a person who is crossing the border for family reasons, in order to maintain contact with the close family members, and is returning 72 hours after crossing the border;
  17. a person who has not reached the age of 14 and is crossing the border together with a close family member who has submitted a negative test.

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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