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Coronavirus: Recommendations for travellers

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19

As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

Current information on border crossings, measures at the border upon entry into Slovenia and the lists of countries can be found on the special page Border Crossing.

All travel is advised against. 

Due to attempts to limit the spread of coronavirus, countries are restricting the crossing of borders. Air, passenger and railway transport is being minimised in Europe and elsewhere around the world and thus all travel abroad is discouraged. If you have just returned from abroad or you cannot postpone or cancel your trip abroad, please observe the recommended preventive measures. 

The same preventive principles apply when preventing coronavirus infection as with the prevention of other infectious diseases causing respiratory infections. Since it is spreading extremely fast among people, the most efficient preventive measures are the limitation of social interaction and consistent observance of hygienic recommendations.

As of May 15, lifted of the seven-day quarantine upon entry into Slovenia for EU citizens

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia lifted the mandatory seven-day quarantine for EU citizens. At the same time, a 14-day quarantine was introduced for:

  • all third-country nationals without a permanent or temporary residence in the European Union;
  • persons who have permanent or temporary residence in the EU and have left the territory of the EU for more than 14 days. Spokesman Jelko Kacin added that the border police will provide everyone entering Slovenia with the instructions of the National Institute of Public Health on the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

Strict measures remain in force for foreign nationals who arrive at Slovenian border with visible signs of upper respiratory tract infection or with a positive test result for coronavirus; they may be denied entry.

If a person with permanent residence in Slovenia indicates being infected with the new coronavirus or show visible symptoms, such person will be instructed by the border police officer to immediately contact the selected personal physician or emergency medical service by telephone.

The government ordinance provides for some exceptions. Quarantine will not be mandatory for:

  • persons attending the funeral of a close relative in Slovenia and leaving the country on the same day and submitting a proof of the date and time of the funeral.
  • persons carrying out the transport of goods to or from Slovenia to a third country, and the transport of goods from third countries in transit;
  • persons with diplomatic passports;
  • persons who provide emergency services for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry and if ordering a quarantine could result in major social or economic damage due to non-provision of these services;
  • members of the protection and rescue services, healthcare services, police and firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport for Slovenia who are crossing the border in order to perform their duties.

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