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Crossing the state border of the Republic of Slovenia

Slovenia declared an epidemic on 12 March 2020 due to the growing number of coronavirus infections. The Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted an ordinance declaring the end of COVID-19 epidemic effective from 15 May. But since the risk of spreading COVID-19 still persists, the general and specific measures adopted pursuant to the decision on the application of measures under the Communicable Diseases Act will continue to apply.

In this context, certain (temporary) restrictions of traffic are still valid.

Detailed information in English are available on the Government's website https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/measures-to-contain-the-spread-of-covid-19-infections/ na the website of the Slovenian Police https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic (both websites are also available in English).

The reopening of the borders following the epidemic will be carried out by degrees, except regarding Slovenian citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in Slovenia.

The Government will update the list of countries from which entry into Slovenia will be permitted, taking into account the epidemiological situation in neighbouring countries and bilateral technical agreements with neighbouring countries, Member States of the European Union and Schengen Area countries or any general agreement adopted at the European Union level.

The Government of the Republic of Slovenia amended the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures for the prevention of the spread of COVID-19 at border crossings at the external border and at checkpoints at the internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia. The Ordinance has been in force since 8 June 2020: https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/104451-new-rules-on-crossing-the-slovenian-border-begin-to-apply

The 14-day quarantine is required for a person entering Slovenia as a temporary or permanent resident of a country that is not on the list of epidemiologically safe countries or an epidemiologically safe administrative regions or for a person coming to Slovenia from such a country.

Travellers may enter Slovenia without restrictions and quarantine if they:
• are listed among the exceptions  in Article 10 of the ordinance,
• have permanent or temporary residence in a country which is on the list of epidemiologically safe countriess  and are coming from those countries.

List of countries for which the quarantine measure is not implemented:
• Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Among the EXCEPTIONS in Article 10 are also listed persons travelling in transit through the Republic of Slovenia to another country within 24 hours of entry.

Entry into Slovenia will not be allowed for travellers without a residence in Slovenia who on crossing the border tell the authorities that they are SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) positive or have typical signs of infection with this virus (high fever, cough, shortness of breath.

The entry of persons who presumably will not be able to leave the territory of Slovenia on account of measures taken by neighbouring countries will not be allowed either.

Travellers who are coming from North Macedonia or have permanent or temporary residence in North Macedonia may enter Slovenia without a quarantine (regardless of your citizenship) only if they:
• are listed among the exceptions  in points 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Article 10 of the ordinance (with the exception of these four points of Article 10 of the ordinance, a 14-day quarantine will always be ordered upon entry into Slovenia for all persons with permanent or temporary residence in North Macedonia, regardless of which country they are coming from).