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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.

Upon your return to Slovenia, observe the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health and other measures applicable during the epidemic. We also point out that foreigners who enter Slovenia must comply with the regulations that temporarily restrict the movement and gathering of people (in order to prevent the spread of infection within the country (restriction of movement between municipalities with certain exceptions for which proof is required; restriction of movement between 21:00 and 6:00, etc.).

Information regarding transit and prior transit permits: Transit through Slovenia to another country – explanation.

All countries that are not explicitly listed on the red list are considered to be without a high risk of infection and persons coming from these countries or administrative units of countries may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being put under home quarantine and without submitting a negative test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.

The regime used for the Schengen countries also applies to Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican.

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 from these countries shall, due to potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, be required to remain in quarantine for a period of ten (10) days.


		

Any person who presents a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into Slovenia will not need to quarantine. The test must be performed by the PCR method in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, or by organisations or individuals in third countries recognised as relevant by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), and published on the NLZOH website, and must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab. The testing may also be performed by a rapid antigen test in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, and may not be older than 24 hours after taking the swab.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR or rapid antigen test requirements

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative test (PCR or rapid antigen test) is required upon entry. 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 and who will be returning within 14 hours after crossing the border;
  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 8 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 6 hours of entry;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. diplomatic passport holder;
  8. persons who have a medical appointment in Slovenia and leave Slovenia immediately following their appointment. If a minor has a medical appointment, their guardian may enter Slovenia under the same conditions provided that they are traveling together;
  9. citizens of EU Member States or Schengen Area countries coming from another EU Member State or Schengen Area country where they provided care and assistance to persons in need of support, care and assistance of family members, parental care or contact with one’s child, or eliminated imminent danger to health, life and property and leaving Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border;
  10. children under the age of 13 and crossing the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia (i.e. if the person traveling with the child presents a negative test or meets one of 12 exemptions);
  11. persons who daily or periodically cross the border for reasons of education, training or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country and provide sufficient proof thereof. When the person is a minor or for other reasons cannot travel alone, the same conditions of entry apply to the person driving them but the latter must return across the border immediately after the drive;
  12. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, police, firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport or providing assistance in rescue missions and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and returning to Slovenia within 48 hours of crossing the border;
  13. Those who are dual owners or tenants of land in the border area, have their land on both sides of the state border, and perform agricultural and forestry activities, may also cross the border immediately after completing their work.

*An exception for performing duties in the international transport sector applies to drivers of cargo vehicles. Drivers without a cargo vehicle who do not have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia, may claim an exception that applies to drivers in international transport (point 2 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance). Drivers without a cargo vehicle who have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia cannot claim this exception.

* Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 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.

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.

The red list of countries (valid from 16 January 2021):

  • EU Member States and Schengen Area countries:
  1. Andorra
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Cyprus
  6. Czechia
  7. Denmark (only individual administrative units):
    - all administrative units except the Greenland region
  8. Estonia
  9. France
    - all administrative units of mainland France except the administrative unit of Corsica and all overseas territories except the overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique and La Reunion
  10. Greece (only individual administrative units):
    - the administrative units Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Western Macedonia
  11. Croatia
  12. Ireland
  13. Italy
  14. Latvia
  15. Lithuania
  16. Hungary
  17. Malta
  18. Monaco
  19. Germany
  20. Liechtenstein
  21. Luxembourg
  22. The Netherlands
  23. Norway (only individual administrative units):
    - the administrative unit of Oslo
    - the administrative unit of Rogaland
    - the administrative unit of Viken
  24. Poland 
  25. Portugal
  26. Romania
  27. San Marino
  28. Slovakia
  29. Spain
  30. Sweden
  31. Switzerland
  32. The Vatican

Third countries

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Albania
  3. Algeria
  4. Angola
  5. Argentina
  6. Armenia
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Bahamas
  9. Bahrain
  10. Bangladesh
  11. Belize
  12. Belarus
  13. Benin
  14. Botswana
  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 the Congo
  25. Dominican Republic
  26. Egypt
  27. Ecuador
  28. Equatorial Guinea
  29. Eritrea
  30. Eswatini
  31. Ethiopia
  32. Philippines
  33. Gabon
  34. Gambia
  35. Ghana
  36. Georgia
  37. Guyana
  38. Guatemala
  39. Guinea
  40. Guinea-Bissau
  41. Haiti
  42. Honduras
  43. India
  44. Indonesia
  45. Iraq
  46. Iran
  47. Israel
  48. Jamaica
  49. Yemen
  50. Jordan
  51. South Africa
  52. South Sudan
  53. Cameroon
  54. Canada
  55. Qatar
  56. Kazakhstan
  57. Kenya
  58. Kyrgyzstan
  59. Colombia
  60. Comoros
  61. Kosovo
  62. Costa Rica
  63. Kuwait
  64. Lesotho
  65. Lebanon
  66. Liberia
  67. Libya
  68. Madagascar
  69. Malawi
  70. Maldives
  71. Mali
  72. Morocco
  73. Mauritania
  74. Mexico
  75. Moldova
  76. Mongolia
  77. Mozambique
  78. Namibia
  79. Nepal
  80. Niger
  81. Nigeria
  82. Nicaragua
  83. Oman
  84. Pakistan
  85. Panama
  86. Papua New Guinea
  87. Paraguay
  88. Peru
  89. Republic of the Congo
  90. Russia
  91. El Salvador
  92. Sao Tomé and Principe
  93. Saudi Arabia
  94. Senegal
  95. North Korea
  96. North Macedonia
  97. Sierra Leone
  98. Syria
  99. Côte d’Ivoire
  100. Somalia
  101. Serbia
  102. Central African Republic
  103. Suriname
  104. Tajikistan
  105. Tanzania
  106. Togo
  107. Trinidad and Tobago
  108. Tunisia
  109. Turkey
  110. Turkmenistan
  111. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  112. Ukraine
  113. Uruguay
  114. Uzbekistan
  115. Venezuela
  116. East Timor
  117. Zambia
  118. United States of America
  119. United Arab Emirates
  120. Cape Verde
  121. 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. 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.

Lifting quarantine

If a person who is put under home quarantine upon entry into Slovenia provides a negative PCR or HAG test for SARS-CoV-2, carried out during the quarantine, it is considered that the quarantine is withdrawn. The person does not have to inform anyone about this, but in the event of a control (by the Police, ZIRS or NIJZ), they must carry as proof both a certificate (from which the date of referral to quarantine is evident) and a notice of a negative test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (from which the date of the test and the result must be evident).

Crossing the state border with Croatia

The entire territory of Croatia is on the red list (valid as of 16 January 2021).

A person arriving from Croatia will be required to quarantine for ten days due to a possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Any person who presents a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into Slovenia will not need to quarantine. The test must be performed by the PCR method in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, or by organisations or individuals in third countries recognised as relevant by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), and published on the NLZOH website, and must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab. The testing may also be performed by a rapid antigen test in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, and may not be older than 24 hours after taking the swab.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR or rapid antigen test requirements

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative test (PCR or rapid antigen test) is required upon entry. 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 and who will be returning within 14 hours after crossing the border;
  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 8 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 6 hours of entry;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. diplomatic passport holder;
  8. persons who have a medical appointment in Slovenia and leave Slovenia immediately following their appointment. If a minor has a medical appointment, their guardian may enter Slovenia under the same conditions provided that they are traveling together;
  9. citizens of EU Member States or Schengen Area countries coming from another EU Member State or Schengen Area country where they provided care and assistance to persons in need of support, care and assistance of family members, parental care or contact with one’s child, or eliminated imminent danger to health, life and property and leaving Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border;
  10. children under the age of 13 and crossing the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia (i.e. if the person traveling with the child presents a negative test or meets one of 12 exemptions);
  11. persons who daily or periodically cross the border for reasons of education, training or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country and provide sufficient proof thereof. When the person is a minor or for other reasons cannot travel alone, the same conditions of entry apply to the person driving them but the latter must return across the border immediately after the drive;
  12. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, police, firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport or providing assistance in rescue missions and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and returning to Slovenia within 48 hours of crossing the border;
  13. Those who are dual owners or tenants of land in the border area, have their land on both sides of the state border, and perform agricultural and forestry activities, may also cross the border immediately after completing their work.

*An exception for performing duties in the international transport sector applies to drivers of cargo vehicles. Drivers without a cargo vehicle who do not have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia, may claim an exception that applies to drivers in international transport (point 2 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance). Drivers without a cargo vehicle who have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia cannot claim this exception.

* Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 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.

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.

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

The entire territory of Italy is on the red list (valid as of 16 January 2021). 

A person arriving from Italy will be required to quarantine for ten days due to a possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Any person who presents a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into Slovenia will not need to quarantine. The test must be performed by the PCR method in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, or by organisations or individuals in third countries recognised as relevant by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), and published on the NLZOH website, and must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab. The testing may also be performed by a rapid antigen test in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, and may not be older than 24 hours after taking the swab.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR or rapid antigen test requirements

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative test (PCR or rapid antigen test) is required upon entry. 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 and who will be returning within 14 hours after crossing the border;
  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 8 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 6 hours of entry;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. diplomatic passport holder;
  8. persons who have a medical appointment in Slovenia and leave Slovenia immediately following their appointment. If a minor has a medical appointment, their guardian may enter Slovenia under the same conditions provided that they are traveling together;
  9. citizens of EU Member States or Schengen Area countries coming from another EU Member State or Schengen Area country where they provided care and assistance to persons in need of support, care and assistance of family members, parental care or contact with one’s child, or eliminated imminent danger to health, life and property and leaving Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border;
  10. children under the age of 13 and crossing the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia (i.e. if the person traveling with the child presents a negative test or meets one of 12 exemptions);
  11. persons who daily or periodically cross the border for reasons of education, training or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country and provide sufficient proof thereof. When the person is a minor or for other reasons cannot travel alone, the same conditions of entry apply to the person driving them but the latter must return across the border immediately after the drive;
  12. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, police, firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport or providing assistance in rescue missions and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and returning to Slovenia within 48 hours of crossing the border;
  13. Those who are dual owners or tenants of land in the border area, have their land on both sides of the state border, and perform agricultural and forestry activities, may also cross the border immediately after completing their work.

*An exception for performing duties in the international transport sector applies to drivers of cargo vehicles. Drivers without a cargo vehicle who do not have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia, may claim an exception that applies to drivers in international transport (point 2 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance). Drivers without a cargo vehicle who have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia cannot claim this exception.

* Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 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.

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.

In the border area, checkpoints have been set up at the following road connections with Italy:

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

Slovenian and Italian citizens may also cross the state border outside these checkpoints. The citizens of EU or Schengen countries residing in an Italian administrative unit bordering on Slovenia may also cross the state border between Italy and Slovenia outside these checkpoints.

Crossing the state border with Austria

The entire territory of Austria is on the red list (valid as of 16 January 2021).

A person arriving from Austria will be required to quarantine for ten days due to a possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Any person who presents a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into Slovenia will not need to quarantine. The test must be performed by the PCR method in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, or by organisations or individuals in third countries recognised as relevant by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), and published on the NLZOH website, and must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab. The testing may also be performed by a rapid antigen test in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, and may not be older than 24 hours after taking the swab.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR or rapid antigen test requirements

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative test (PCR or rapid antigen test) is required upon entry. 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 and who will be returning within 14 hours after crossing the border;
  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 8 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 6 hours of entry;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. diplomatic passport holder;
  8. persons who have a medical appointment in Slovenia and leave Slovenia immediately following their appointment. If a minor has a medical appointment, their guardian may enter Slovenia under the same conditions provided that they are traveling together;
  9. citizens of EU Member States or Schengen Area countries coming from another EU Member State or Schengen Area country where they provided care and assistance to persons in need of support, care and assistance of family members, parental care or contact with one’s child, or eliminated imminent danger to health, life and property and leaving Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border;
  10. children under the age of 13 and crossing the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia (i.e. if the person traveling with the child presents a negative test or meets one of 12 exemptions);
  11. persons who daily or periodically cross the border for reasons of education, training or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country and provide sufficient proof thereof. When the person is a minor or for other reasons cannot travel alone, the same conditions of entry apply to the person driving them but the latter must return across the border immediately after the drive;
  12. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, police, firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport or providing assistance in rescue missions and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and returning to Slovenia within 48 hours of crossing the border;
  13. Those who are dual owners or tenants of land in the border area, have their land on both sides of the state border, and perform agricultural and forestry activities, may also cross the border immediately after completing their work.

*An exception for performing duties in the international transport sector applies to drivers of cargo vehicles. Drivers without a cargo vehicle who do not have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia, may claim an exception that applies to drivers in international transport (point 2 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance). Drivers without a cargo vehicle who have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia cannot claim this exception.

* Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 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.

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.

From 15 January 2021, electronic registration is mandatory for entry into Austria.

There are designated checkpoints in the border area with Austria:

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

Slovenian and Austrian citizens may also cross the state border outside these checkpoints. The citizens of EU or Schengen countries residing in an Austrian administrative unit bordering on Slovenia may also cross the state border between Austria and Slovenia outside these checkpoints.

Crossing the state border with Hungary

The entire territory of Hungary is on the red list (valid as of 16 January 2021).

A person arriving from Hungary will be required to quarantine for ten days due to a possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Any person who presents a negative test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry into Slovenia will not need to quarantine. The test must be performed by the PCR method in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, or by organisations or individuals in third countries recognised as relevant by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), and published on the NLZOH website, and must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab. The testing may also be performed by a rapid antigen test in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, and may not be older than 24 hours after taking the swab.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR or rapid antigen test requirements

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative test (PCR or rapid antigen test) is required upon entry. 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 and who will be returning within 14 hours after crossing the border;
  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 8 hours after crossing the border;
  4. people in transit* through the Republic of Slovenia leaving it within 6 hours of entry;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. diplomatic passport holder;
  8. persons who have a medical appointment in Slovenia and leave Slovenia immediately following their appointment. If a minor has a medical appointment, their guardian may enter Slovenia under the same conditions provided that they are traveling together;
  9. citizens of EU Member States or Schengen Area countries coming from another EU Member State or Schengen Area country where they provided care and assistance to persons in need of support, care and assistance of family members, parental care or contact with one’s child, or eliminated imminent danger to health, life and property and leaving Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border;
  10. children under the age of 13 and crossing the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia (i.e. if the person traveling with the child presents a negative test or meets one of 12 exemptions);
  11. persons who daily or periodically cross the border for reasons of education, training or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country and provide sufficient proof thereof. When the person is a minor or for other reasons cannot travel alone, the same conditions of entry apply to the person driving them but the latter must return across the border immediately after the drive;
  12. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, police, firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport or providing assistance in rescue missions and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters and returning to Slovenia within 48 hours of crossing the border;
  13. Those who are dual owners or tenants of land in the border area, have their land on both sides of the state border, and perform agricultural and forestry activities, may also cross the border immediately after completing their work.

*An exception for performing duties in the international transport sector applies to drivers of cargo vehicles. Drivers without a cargo vehicle who do not have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia, may claim an exception that applies to drivers in international transport (point 2 of paragraph one of Article 10 of the Ordinance). Drivers without a cargo vehicle who have a registered temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia cannot claim this exception.

* Transit means that a person must leave Slovenia within 6 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.

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.

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

  • Dolga vas,
  • Pince (motorway).

The citizens of Slovenia and Hungary may also cross the state border at the checkpoints Pince (regional road), Verica-Čepinci and Hodoš. The citizens of EU or Schengen countries residing in a Hungarian administrative unit bordering on Slovenia may also cross the state border between Hungary and Slovenia outside these checkpoints.