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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 (ban on gatherings).

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

The Police has launched a web application called Enter Slovenia to facilitate travelling to Slovenia. It is intended for passengers travelling to Slovenia or entering the country in order to transit through its territory. Using the application is not mandatory. 

On entering Slovenia from the external Schengen border, restrictions on non-essential travel are in place for third-country nationals

Please note that tourist accommodation facilities in Slovenia are currently closed. For more information see Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections.

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.

Entry from countries on the red list

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.


		

Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:

  1. a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America;
  2. a certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
  3. proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines of the producer Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V or vaccines Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

Certificates referred to in point 2 are taken into account if they have been issued in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR test 

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative PCR test is required. Entry from any red-listed country shall be allowed to:

  1. persons posted to carry out tasks in international transport* or returning from such tasks;
  2. persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons into the Republic of Slovenia or carry out the transport of goods and passengers in transit** and exit the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of entry, and persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons from the Republic of Slovenia and return to the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of exit;
  3. persons transiting** the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and exiting the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
  4. persons with diplomatic passports***;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks, and representatives of Slovenian security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and return from a foreign country as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia;
  8. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting services and other persons who carry out humanitarian transport or provide assistance in rescue missions and eliminate the consequences of natural disasters and return to Slovenia within 24 hours of crossing the border;
  9. members of the Slovenian Armed Forced returning from an international operation or mission;
  10. members of the police or employees of state authorities returning from secondment abroad and employees of state authorities and accredited journalists on a business trip abroad****;
  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;
  12. persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border (this exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together);
  13. someone who is crossing the border for emergency reasons related to the elimination of direct risk for health, life, property, material damage or for business reasons and are returning across the border within 12 hours after the entry;
  14. someone who transports a daily school student (point 11) and who returns across the border immediately after performing the transport.

*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 1 of paragraph one of Article 11 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 12 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.

**** A person claiming one of the exceptions referred to in point 10 must be tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 by means of a PCR test upon entry into Slovenia; the conditions for quarantine must be guaranteed by the employer until the test result is received.

Exceptions – no quarantine requirement for those presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within the last seven days

The following persons coming from a country or region on the red list may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being placed under home quarantine on the condition that they present a negative PCR test or a RAT result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than seven days after the swab was taken:

  1. commuting cross-border workers who have an employment relationship in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border as a commuting cross-border worker, and who return within 5 days of crossing the border;
  2. persons posted to carry out tasks abroad or returning from such tasks in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border, and who return within no later than 5 days of crossing the border;
  3. persons who have a medical appointment in the Republic of Slovenia and exit the Republic of 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 travelling together;
  4. persons who cross the border on family grounds to implement parental care and contact with children or to maintain contact with a spouse, cohabiting partner or a partner in a formal or informal civil union, provided that they return within 72 hours after crossing the border. This exception also applies to close family members and other pople with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

The PCR or RAT is suitable if it is performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exemption from quarantine if a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than three days from the day of the swab taking is produced

Entry to the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home is also permitted to

  • a citizen of a European Union or Schengen Area member state who is coming from another European Union or Schengen Area member state where they had provided care of assistance to persons who require support or care from family members, performed maintenance work on a private facility or land they own, lease or use, provided that they return within 48 hours after crossing the border,

if they produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus not older than 72 hours from the day of the swab taking. A PCR or rapid antigen test is adequate is it is performed in a European Union or Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

In the part referring to maintenance work at a private facility or land, the exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

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

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

Third countries

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

Servicing decisions on quarantine at the state border

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

The ten-day quarantine cannot be terminated early.

Crossing the state border with Croatia

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

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

Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:

  1. a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America;
  2. a certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
  3. proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines of the producer Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V or vaccines Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

Certificates referred to in point 2 are taken into account if they have been issued in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR test 

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative PCR test is required. Entry from any red-listed country shall be allowed to:

  1. persons posted to carry out tasks in international transport* or returning from such tasks;
  2. persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons into the Republic of Slovenia or carry out the transport of goods and passengers in transit** and exit the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of entry, and persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons from the Republic of Slovenia and return to the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of exit;
  3. persons transiting** the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and exiting the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
  4. persons with diplomatic passports***;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks, and representatives of Slovenian security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and return from a foreign country as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia;
  8. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting services and other persons who carry out humanitarian transport or provide assistance in rescue missions and eliminate the consequences of natural disasters and return to Slovenia within 24 hours of crossing the border;
  9. members of the Slovenian Armed Forced returning from an international operation or mission;
  10. members of the police or employees of state authorities returning from secondment abroad and employees of state authorities and accredited journalists on a business trip abroad****;
  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;
  12. persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border (this exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together);
  13. someone who is crossing the border for emergency reasons related to the elimination of direct risk for health, life, property, material damage or for business reasons and are returning across the border within 12 hours after the entry;
  14. someone who transports a daily school student (point 11) and who returns across the border immediately after performing the transport.

*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 1 of paragraph one of Article 11 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 12 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.

**** A person claiming one of the exceptions referred to in point 10 must be tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 by means of a PCR test upon entry into Slovenia; the conditions for quarantine must be guaranteed by the employer until the test result is received.

Exceptions – no quarantine requirement for those presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within the last seven days

The following persons coming from a country or region on the red list may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being placed under home quarantine on the condition that they present a negative PCR test or a RAT result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than seven days after the swab was taken:

  1. commuting cross-border workers who have an employment relationship in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border as a commuting cross-border worker, and who return within 5 days of crossing the border;
  2. persons posted to carry out tasks abroad or returning from such tasks in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border, and who return within no later than 5 days of crossing the border;
  3. persons who have a medical appointment in the Republic of Slovenia and exit the Republic of 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 travelling together;
  4. persons who cross the border on family grounds to implement parental care and contact with children or to maintain contact with a spouse, cohabiting partner or a partner in a formal or informal civil union, provided that they return within 72 hours after crossing the border. This exception also applies to close family members and other pople with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

The PCR or RAT is suitable if it is performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exemption from quarantine if a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than three days from the day of the swab taking is produced

Entry to the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home is also permitted to

  • a citizen of a European Union or Schengen Area member state who is coming from another European Union or Schengen Area member state where they had provided care of assistance to persons who require support or care from family members, performed maintenance work on a private facility or land they own, lease or use, provided that they return within 48 hours after crossing the border,

if they produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus not older than 72 hours from the day of the swab taking. A PCR or rapid antigen test is adequate is it is performed in a European Union or Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

In the part referring to maintenance work at a private facility or land, the exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

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 red list contains all administrative units of Italy (valid from 16 April 2021). 

Any person coming from Italy will be required to quarantine for ten days due to possible SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:

  1. a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America;
  2. a certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
  3. proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines of the producer Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V or vaccines Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

Certificates referred to in point 2 are taken into account if they have been issued in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR test 

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative PCR test is required. Entry from any red-listed country shall be allowed to:

  1. persons posted to carry out tasks in international transport* or returning from such tasks;
  2. persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons into the Republic of Slovenia or carry out the transport of goods and passengers in transit** and exit the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of entry, and persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons from the Republic of Slovenia and return to the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of exit;
  3. persons transiting** the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and exiting the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
  4. persons with diplomatic passports***;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks, and representatives of Slovenian security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and return from a foreign country as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia;
  8. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting services and other persons who carry out humanitarian transport or provide assistance in rescue missions and eliminate the consequences of natural disasters and return to Slovenia within 24 hours of crossing the border;
  9. members of the Slovenian Armed Forced returning from an international operation or mission;
  10. members of the police or employees of state authorities returning from secondment abroad and employees of state authorities and accredited journalists on a business trip abroad****;
  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;
  12. persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border (this exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together);
  13. someone who is crossing the border for emergency reasons related to the elimination of direct risk for health, life, property, material damage or for business reasons and are returning across the border within 12 hours after the entry;
  14. someone who transports a daily school student (point 11) and who returns across the border immediately after performing the transport.

*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 1 of paragraph one of Article 11 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 12 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.

**** A person claiming one of the exceptions referred to in point 10 must be tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 by means of a PCR test upon entry into Slovenia; the conditions for quarantine must be guaranteed by the employer until the test result is received.

Exceptions – no quarantine requirement for those presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within the last seven days

The following persons coming from a country or region on the red list may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being placed under home quarantine on the condition that they present a negative PCR test or a RAT result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than seven days after the swab was taken:

  1. commuting cross-border workers who have an employment relationship in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border as a commuting cross-border worker, and who return within 5 days of crossing the border;
  2. persons posted to carry out tasks abroad or returning from such tasks in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border, and who return within no later than 5 days of crossing the border;
  3. persons who have a medical appointment in the Republic of Slovenia and exit the Republic of 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 travelling together;
  4. persons who cross the border on family grounds to implement parental care and contact with children or to maintain contact with a spouse, cohabiting partner or a partner in a formal or informal civil union, provided that they return within 72 hours after crossing the border. This exception also applies to close family members and other pople with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

The PCR or RAT is suitable if it is performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exemption from quarantine if a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than three days from the day of the swab taking is produced

Entry to the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home is also permitted to

  • a citizen of a European Union or Schengen Area member state who is coming from another European Union or Schengen Area member state where they had provided care of assistance to persons who require support or care from family members, performed maintenance work on a private facility or land they own, lease or use, provided that they return within 48 hours after crossing the border,

if they produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus not older than 72 hours from the day of the swab taking. A PCR or rapid antigen test is adequate is it is performed in a European Union or Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

In the part referring to maintenance work at a private facility or land, the exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

Important notice: Please check Italy’s entry requirements and the measures in place at the borders before travelling to Italy.

The checkpoints on road connections at the internal borders are divided into two categories:

  • Category A checkpoints, where everyone is allowed to cross the border and which are in operation 24 hours a day.
  • Category B checkpoints, where crossing of the border is permitted only to people who exercise one of the exceptions referred to Article 11 of the decree, and people referred to in the third paragraph of Article 2 of the decree.

Crossing the state border outside the checkpoints and outside the working hours of the checkpoints is allowed only for Slovenian nationals and EU nationals or the nationals of the Schengen area whose residence is in the Slovenian municipality that borders Italy, and Italian nationals and EU nationals or the nationals of the Schengen area whose residence is in the administrative unit of Italy that borders Slovenia.

Category A checkpoints are:

  1. Vrtojba,
  2. Fernetiči and
  3. Škofije.

Category B checkpoints set up at road connections are:

  1. Krvavi potok (from 5.00 to 23.00),
  2. Robič (from 5.00 to 23.00, closed on Sundays and public holidays),
  3. Predel (from 6.00 to 9.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00, closed on Sundays and public holidays),
  4. Nova Gorica (Erjavčeva ulica) (from 6.00 to 21.00),
  5. Neblo (from 5.00 to 9.00 and from 16.00 to 19.00) and
  6. Rateče (from 6.00 to 21.00).

Crossing the state border with Austria

The whole of Austria is on the red list (applies as of 16 April 2021).

A person who arrives to Slovenia from Austria shall be quarantined for ten days due to a possible infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:

  1. a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America;
  2. a certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
  3. proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines of the producer Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V or vaccines Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

Certificates referred to in point 2 are taken into account if they have been issued in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR test 

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative PCR test is required. Entry from any red-listed country shall be allowed to:

  1. persons posted to carry out tasks in international transport* or returning from such tasks;
  2. persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons into the Republic of Slovenia or carry out the transport of goods and passengers in transit** and exit the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of entry, and persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons from the Republic of Slovenia and return to the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of exit;
  3. persons transiting** the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and exiting the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
  4. persons with diplomatic passports***;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks, and representatives of Slovenian security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and return from a foreign country as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia;
  8. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting services and other persons who carry out humanitarian transport or provide assistance in rescue missions and eliminate the consequences of natural disasters and return to Slovenia within 24 hours of crossing the border;
  9. members of the Slovenian Armed Forced returning from an international operation or mission;
  10. members of the police or employees of state authorities returning from secondment abroad and employees of state authorities and accredited journalists on a business trip abroad****;
  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;
  12. persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border (this exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together);
  13. someone who is crossing the border for emergency reasons related to the elimination of direct risk for health, life, property, material damage or for business reasons and are returning across the border within 12 hours after the entry;
  14. someone who transports a daily school student (point 11) and who returns across the border immediately after performing the transport.

*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 1 of paragraph one of Article 11 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 12 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.

**** A person claiming one of the exceptions referred to in point 10 must be tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 by means of a PCR test upon entry into Slovenia; the conditions for quarantine must be guaranteed by the employer until the test result is received.

Exceptions – no quarantine requirement for those presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within the last seven days

The following persons coming from a country or region on the red list may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being placed under home quarantine on the condition that they present a negative PCR test or a RAT result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than seven days after the swab was taken:

  1. commuting cross-border workers who have an employment relationship in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border as a commuting cross-border worker, and who return within 5 days of crossing the border;
  2. persons posted to carry out tasks abroad or returning from such tasks in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border, and who return within no later than 5 days of crossing the border;
  3. persons who have a medical appointment in the Republic of Slovenia and exit the Republic of 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 travelling together;
  4. persons who cross the border on family grounds to implement parental care and contact with children or to maintain contact with a spouse, cohabiting partner or a partner in a formal or informal civil union, provided that they return within 72 hours after crossing the border. This exception also applies to close family members and other pople with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

The PCR or RAT is suitable if it is performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exemption from quarantine if a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than three days from the day of the swab taking is produced

Entry to the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home is also permitted to

  • a citizen of a European Union or Schengen Area member state who is coming from another European Union or Schengen Area member state where they had provided care of assistance to persons who require support or care from family members, performed maintenance work on a private facility or land they own, lease or use, provided that they return within 48 hours after crossing the border,

if they produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus not older than 72 hours from the day of the swab taking. A PCR or rapid antigen test is adequate is it is performed in a European Union or Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

In the part referring to maintenance work at a private facility or land, the exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

For entering Austria is mandatory electronic registration.

Important notice: Please check Austria’s entry requirements and the measures in place at the borders before travelling to Austria.

The checkpoints on road connections at the internal borders are divided into two categories:

  • Category A checkpoints, where everyone is allowed to cross the border and which are in operation 24 hours a day.
  • Category B checkpoints, where crossing of the border is permitted only to people who exercise one of the exceptions referred to Article 11 of the decree, and people referred to in the third paragraph of Article 3 of the decree.

Crossing the state border outside the checkpoints and outside the working hours of the checkpoints is allowed only for Slovenian nationals and EU nationals or the nationals of the Schengen area whose residence is in the Slovenian municipality that borders Austria, and Austrian nationals and EU nationals or the nationals of the Schengen area whose residence is in the administrative unit of Austria that borders Slovenia.

Category A checkpoints are:

  1. Karavanke,
  2. Ljubelj,
  3. Šentilj (motorway),
  4. Gornja Radgona and
  5. Gederovci.

Category B checkpoints set up at road connections are:

  1. Holmec (from 5.00 to 23.00),
  2. Vič (from 5.00 to 23.00),
  3. Šentilj - main road (from 5.00 to 7.00 and from 17.00 to 19.00),
  4. Trate (from 4.30 to 7.30 and from 16.00 to 20.00),
  5. Jurij (from 6.00 to 7.30 and from 16.00 to 18.00) and
  6. Kuzma (from 4.00 to 23.00).

Crossing the state border with Hungary

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

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

Individuals will not be ordered to quarantine if they present the following when crossing the border:

  1. a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America;
  2. a certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 21 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms or
  3. proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine or vaccines of the producer Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Sputnik V or vaccines Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen.

Certificates referred to in point 2 are taken into account if they have been issued in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exception to the quarantine and negative PCR test 

Exceptions have been defined where no quarantine or negative PCR test is required. Entry from any red-listed country shall be allowed to:

  1. persons posted to carry out tasks in international transport* or returning from such tasks;
  2. persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons into the Republic of Slovenia or carry out the transport of goods and passengers in transit** and exit the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of entry, and persons engaged in trade who carry out the transport of goods or persons from the Republic of Slovenia and return to the Republic of Slovenia within 8 hours of exit;
  3. persons transiting** the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and exiting the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of entry;
  4. persons with diplomatic passports***;
  5. representatives of foreign security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and exit the Republic of Slovenia as soon as possible after completing these tasks, and representatives of Slovenian security authorities (the police or a judicial authority) who carry out official tasks and return from a foreign country as soon as possible after completing these tasks;
  6. persons who have been transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an ambulance or other medical vehicle and the accompanying medical staff in said vehicle;
  7. children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia;
  8. members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting services and other persons who carry out humanitarian transport or provide assistance in rescue missions and eliminate the consequences of natural disasters and return to Slovenia within 24 hours of crossing the border;
  9. members of the Slovenian Armed Forced returning from an international operation or mission;
  10. members of the police or employees of state authorities returning from secondment abroad and employees of state authorities and accredited journalists on a business trip abroad****;
  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;
  12. persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border (this exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together);
  13. someone who is crossing the border for emergency reasons related to the elimination of direct risk for health, life, property, material damage or for business reasons and are returning across the border within 12 hours after the entry;
  14. someone who transports a daily school student (point 11) and who returns across the border immediately after performing the transport.

*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 1 of paragraph one of Article 11 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 12 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.

**** A person claiming one of the exceptions referred to in point 10 must be tested for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 by means of a PCR test upon entry into Slovenia; the conditions for quarantine must be guaranteed by the employer until the test result is received.

Exceptions – no quarantine requirement for those presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken within the last seven days

The following persons coming from a country or region on the red list may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being placed under home quarantine on the condition that they present a negative PCR test or a RAT result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than seven days after the swab was taken:

  1. commuting cross-border workers who have an employment relationship in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border as a commuting cross-border worker, and who return within 5 days of crossing the border;
  2. persons posted to carry out tasks abroad or returning from such tasks in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country, of which they provide proof or a signed statement justifying the reason for crossing the border, and who return within no later than 5 days of crossing the border;
  3. persons who have a medical appointment in the Republic of Slovenia and exit the Republic of 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 travelling together;
  4. persons who cross the border on family grounds to implement parental care and contact with children or to maintain contact with a spouse, cohabiting partner or a partner in a formal or informal civil union, provided that they return within 72 hours after crossing the border. This exception also applies to close family members and other pople with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

The PCR or RAT is suitable if it is performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

Exemption from quarantine if a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than three days from the day of the swab taking is produced

Entry to the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home is also permitted to

  • a citizen of a European Union or Schengen Area member state who is coming from another European Union or Schengen Area member state where they had provided care of assistance to persons who require support or care from family members, performed maintenance work on a private facility or land they own, lease or use, provided that they return within 48 hours after crossing the border,

if they produce a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus not older than 72 hours from the day of the swab taking. A PCR or rapid antigen test is adequate is it is performed in a European Union or Schengen Area member state, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.

In the part referring to maintenance work at a private facility or land, the exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered permanent or temporary residence at the same address when travelling together.

Important notice: Please check Hungary’s entry requirements and the measures in place at the borders before travelling to Hungary.

The checkpoints on road connections at the internal borders are divided into two categories:

  • Category A checkpoints, where everyone is allowed to cross the border and which are in operation 24 hours a day.
  • Category B checkpoints, where crossing of the border is permitted only to people who exercise one of the exceptions referred to Article 11 of the decree, and people referred to in the third paragraph of Article 4 of the decree.

Crossing the state border outside the checkpoints and outside the working hours of the checkpoints is allowed only for Slovenian nationals and EU nationals or the nationals of the Schengen area whose residence is in the Slovenian municipality that borders Hungary, and Hungarian nationals and EU nationals or the nationals of the Schengen area whose residence is in the administrative unit of Hungary that borders Slovenia.

Category A checkpoints are:

  1. Dolga vas
  2. Pince (motorway).

Category B checkpoints are:

  1. Hodoš (from 6.00 to 8.00, from 14.00 to 15.00 and from 19.00 to 20.00) and
  2. Čepinci (from 6.00 to 8.00 and from 14.00 to 16.00).