Changes due to the Covid-19 epidemic

Slovenia declared an epidemic on 12 March 2020 due to the growing number of coronavirus infections. In order to contain the spread of infection, many countries, including Slovenia, introduced changes in their border crossing regime. 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 restrictions are still valid not only on the border with Croatia, but also on the internal Schengen borders (with Italy, Austria and Hungary) where border controls were abolished back in 2007 after Slovenia had joined the Schengen area. These are temporary traffic-related restrictions, however, certain entry and exit requirements have changed also for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens.

More information at: Crossing the state border during the coronavirus epidemic

 

Slovenian borders 

The total length of the Slovenian state border is 1,370 km.

In the north, the Republic of Slovenia borders with the Republic of Austria. This border was determined by the Treaty of Saint-German (10. 9. 1919) and the Austrian State Treaty (15. 5. 1955). The length of the land and river border with the Republic of Austria is 318 km.

In the west, the Republic of Slovenia borders with the Republic of Italy. This border was determined by the Paris Peace Treaty (10. 2. 1947), the London Memorandum ( 5. 10. 1954) and the Osimo Agreements (10. 11. 1975). The land border with Italy is 232 km long while the maritime border is 48 km long.

In the east, the Republic of Slovenia borders with the Republic of Hungary. This border was determined by the Peace Treaty of Trianon (4. 6. 1920). The land and partly river border with Hungary is 102 km long.

In the south, the Republic of Slovenia borders with the Republic of Croatia. There are 57 border crossing points at the border with the Republic of Croatia (external Schengen border)

 

Border crossing points at the external Schengen border

There are 62 border crossing points of different categories at the external Schengen border, as follows:

  • border crossing points for international traffic on the land border (road, railway) - 32
  • border crossing points for local border traffic (60) on the land border (road) - 25
  • Border crossing points for international air traffic - 3
  • Border crossing points for international maritime traffic - 2

 

Border crossing points at the external Schengen border International Local Border TOTAL
Land 32 25 57
Air 3 - 3
Maritime 2 - 2
Total 37 25 62


Border crossing points (map)  

  

Border with the Republic of Croatia (57)

 

  • Border crossing points for international traffic
  • Border crossing points for local traffic
  • Total
32
25
57

 

a) Border crossing points for international traffic (32)

All travellers may cross the state border at border crossing points for international traffic. At some border crossing points, restrictions listed under Explanatory Notes apply for certain traveller categories or vehicle types. 

NR. BORDER CROSSING POINT PD1 PS1, BPS1 OPENING TIMES
1. Sečovlje (Sicciole) (Plovanija) KP DRAGONJA 24 hours
2. Dragonja (Dragogna) (KaĆĄtel) KP DRAGONJA 24 hours
3. Sočerga (PoĆŸane) KP SOČERGA 24 hours
4. Rakitovec (rail.) (Buzet) KP SOČERGA 24 hours
5. Podgorje (Jelovice) KP SOČERGA 1.June-31.Aug: 6-24; 1.Sept-31.May: 6-22
6. Starod (Pasjak) KP STAROD 24 hours
7. JelĆĄane (Rupa) KP JELĆ ANE 24 hours
8. Ilirska Bistrica (rail.) (Ć apjane) KP ILIRSKA BISTRICA 24 hours
9. Babno Polje (Prezid) LJ CERKNICA 24 hours
10. Petrina (Brod na Kupi) LJ KOČEVJE 24 hours
11. Vinica (Pribanjci) NM METLIKA 24 hours
12. Metlika (Jurovski brod) NM METLIKA 24 hours
13. Metlika (rail.) (Kamanje) NM METLIKA 24 hours
14. ObreĆŸje (Bregana) NM OBREĆœJE 24 hours
15. Slovenska vas (Bregana naselje) NM OBREĆœJE 24 hours
16. Rigonce (Harmica) NM DOBOVA 24 hours
17. Oreơje (Mihanović Dol) NM DOBOVA 24 hours
18. Dobova (rail.) (Savski Marof) NM DOBOVA 24 hours
19. Bistrica ob Sotli (Razvor) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI 24 hours
20.

Imeno

(Miljana) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI 24 hours
21. Imeno (rail.) (Kumrovec) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI closed
22. Rogatec (Hum na Sutli) CE ROGATEC 24 hours
23. Rogatec (rail.) (Đurmanec) CE ROGATEC 24 hours
24. Dobovec (Lupinjak) CE ROGATEC 24 hours
25. GruĆĄkovje (Macelj) MB GRUĆ KOVJE 24 hours
26. Zavrč (Dubrava KriĆŸovljanska) MB ZAVRČ 24 hours
27. OrmoĆŸ (Otok Virje) MB SREDIƠČE OB DRAVI 24 hours
28. Srediơče ob Dravi (Trnovec) MB SREDIƠČE OB DRAVI 24 hours
29. Srediơče ob Dravi (rail.) (Čakovec) MB SREDIƠČE OB DRAVI 24 hours
30.

Gibina

(Bukovje) MS PETIĆ OVCI 24 hours
31. Petiơovci (Mursko srediơče) MS PETIƠOVCI 24 hours
32. Lendava (rail.) (Čakovec) MS PETIƠOVCI 24 hours

 

Explanatory notes:

  • Border crossing points Podgorje, Slovenska vas, Rigonce, OreĆĄje, Imeno, Rogatec, OrmoĆŸ and Gibina are reserved for persons enjoying the right of free movement under the European Union law (paragraph two of Article 2 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015)
  • At border crossing points Sočerga, Rigonce, Vinica and Imeno only trucks with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 7.5 tonnes are allowed (paragraph three of Article 2 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015)
  • At border crossing points Sečovlje (Sicciole) ? control post, Podgorje, Slovenska vas, OreĆĄje, Rogatec, OrmoĆŸ and Gibina only trucks with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes are allowed (paragraph four of Article 2 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015)
  • Border crossing points are open round the clock, with the exception of BCP Podgorje, which is open from 1 June to 31 August from 6:00 to 24:00 and from 1 September to 31 May from 6:00 to 22:00 (paragraph five of Article 2 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015)
  • Border crossing points for international railway traffic are open in accordance with the international railway timetable (paragraph two of Article 3 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015)

  

b) Border crossing points for local border traffic (25)

Border crossing points for local border traffic are reserved for beneficiaries of the Agreement on Border Traffic and Cooperation (local border traffic permit holders) as well as persons enjoying the European Union?s right of free movement.

 

NR. BORDER CROSSING POINT PD1 PS1, BPS1 OPENING TIMES
1. Hotiza (Sveti Martin na Muri) MS PETIĆ OVCI 5-23
2. RazkriĆŸje (Banfi) MS PETIĆ OVCI 24 hours
3. Srediơče ob Dravi I (Preseka) MB SREDIƠČE OB DRAVI 5-23, Sun. 9-21
4. Drenovec (Gornja Voća) MB ZAVRČ 6-22
5. Zgornji Leskovec (Cvetlin) MB GRUĆ KOVJE 24 hours
6. Rajnkovec (Mali Tabor) CE ROGATEC 5-23
7. Podčetrtek (Luke Poljanske) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI 6-22
8. Sedlarjevo (Plavić) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI 6-22; Sun. and holidays 7-21
9. Nova vas ob Sotli (DraĆĄe) NM DOBOVA 6-22; Sun. 7-21
10. Stara vas - Bizeljsko (Donji Čemehovec) NM DOBOVA 6-22, Sun. 7-21
11. Rakovec (Kraj Donji) NM DOBOVA 6-22, Sun. 7-21; 1.11.-1.3. 7-19
12. Planina v Podbočju (Novo Selo Ćœumberačko) NM KRĆ KO 6-22, Sun. 7-21; 1.11.-1.3. 7-19
13. Brezovica (Brezovica) NM METLIKA not yet in operation
14. Radovica (KaĆĄt) NM METLIKA 5-23, Sun. 7-20
15. Krmačina (Vivodina) NM METLIKA 6-22, Sun. 8-20
16. BoĆŸakovo (ObreĆŸ) NM METLIKA Closed due to damaged bridge and road.
17. Krasinec (Pravutina) NM METLIKA 5-23, Sun. 8-20
18. Ćœuniči (Priliơće) NM METLIKA 5-23; Sun. 8-20
19. Sodevci (BlaĆŸevci) NM METLIKA 5-23; Sun. 7-21
20. Osilnica (Zamost) LJ KOČEVJE 24 hours
21. Novokračine (Lipa) KP JELƠANE

6-22, Sun. 7-20;

1.6.-1.10.: 6-22. at Sat. and Sun. 7-22

2. Novi kot (Prezid I) LJ RIBNICA 5-23; Sun. 7-22
23. Podplanina (Čabar) LJ RIBNICA 24 hours
24. Rakitovec (Slum) KP SOČERGA 6-22
25. Brezovica pri Gradinu (Lucija) KP SOČERGA 6-22

 

Explanatory Notes:

  • Border crossing points for local border traffic are reserved for beneficiaries of the Agreement on Border Traffic and Cooperation.
  • All persons enjoying the European Union?s right of free movement may cross the state border at border crossing points for local border traffic with a passport or identity card (paragraph two of Article 4 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015)
  • At border crossing points for local border traffic only trucks with a maximum authorised mass not exceeding 3.5 tonnes are allowed (paragraph four of Article 4 of the Decree determining border crossing points, Official Gazette 18/2015) 

 

Border crossing points for international air traffic (3)

 

NR. BORDER CROSSING POINT PD1 PS1, BPS1 OPENING TIMES LetalisceJP_LJ-m
1. PortoroĆŸ (Portoroso) - Sečovlje (Sicciole), at the airport PortoroĆŸ KP BPS SEČOVLJE 8.30 - 20.00
2. Ljubljana - Brnik, at the airport JoĆŸe Pučnik Ljubljana KR APS1 BRNIK 6.00 - 23.00
3. Maribor - Slivnica, at the airport Edvard Rusjan Maribor MB PS RAČE 9.00 - 19.00

  The above stated opening times are valid for the summer season 2020 (from 29 March to 24 October 2020).

 

Border crossing points for international maritime traffic (3)

 

NR. BORDER CROSSING POINT PD1 PS1, BPS1 OPENING TIMES
1. Koper (Capodistria) KP MPS1 KOPER 24 hours
2. Piran (Pirano) KP MPS1 KOPER 24 hours

 

 

 NOTES

1
  • PD - Police Directorate: CE - Celje, KP - Koper, KR - Kranj, LJ - Ljubljana, MB - Maribor, MS - Murska Sobota, NM - Novo mesto
  • PS - Police Station
  • BPS - Border Police Station
  • APS - Air Police Station
  • MPS - Maritime Police Station

 

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