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Changes due to the Coronavirus disease COVID-19

After resurgence of coronavirus cases, a special border-crossing regime was set up early in March 2020, in order to contain the progress of the novel virus. Temporary border entry/exit restrictions were put in place for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens. The restrictions change depending on the assessment of the epidemiological situation.

For more information see Border Crossing


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 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 - in Slovenian)  

Important notice

Crossing of the external border is permitted only at border crossings during opening hours.

 

Border with the Republic of Croatia

There are 57 border crossings at the border with Croatia:

  • 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 LIMITATIONS
1. Sečovlje (Sicciole) (Plovanija) KP DRAGONJA

24 hours

Only for:
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
2. Dragonja (Dragogna) (Kaštel) KP DRAGONJA 24 hours /
3. Sočerga (Požane) KP SOČERGA 24 hours Only for:
- trucks not exceeding 7.5 tonnes
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 Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
6. Starod (Pasjak) KP STAROD 24 hours /
7. Jelšane (Rupa) KP JELŠANE 24 hours /
8. Ilirska Bistrica (rail.) (Šapjane) 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 Only for:
- trucks not exceeding 7.5 tonnes
12. Metlika (Jurovski brod) NM METLIKA 24 hours /
13. Metlika (rail.) (Kamanje) NM METLIKA 24 hours /
14. Obrežje (Bregana) NM OBREŽJE 24 hours /
15. Slovenska vas (Bregana naselje) NM OBREŽJE 24 hours Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
16. Rigonce (Harmica) NM DOBOVA 24 hours Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 7.5 tonnes
17. Orešje (Mihanović Dol) NM DOBOVA 24 hours Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
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 Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 7.5 tonnes
21. Imeno (rail.) (Kumrovec) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI closed  
22. Rogatec (Hum na Sutli) CE ROGATEC 24 hours Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
23. Rogatec (rail.) (Đurmanec) CE ROGATEC 24 hours /
24. Dobovec (Lupinjak) CE ROGATEC 24 hours /
25. Gruškovje (Macelj) MB GRUŠKOVJE 24 hours /
26. Zavrč (Dubrava Križovljanska) MB ZAVRČ 24 hours /
27. Ormož (Otok Virje) MB SREDIŠČE OB DRAVI 24 hours Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
28. Središče ob Dravi (Trnovec) MB SREDIŠČE OB DRAVI 24 hours /
29. Središče ob Dravi (rail.) (Čakovec) MB SREDIŠČE OB DRAVI 24 hours /
30.

Gibina

(Bukovje) MS PETIŠOVCI 24 hours Only for:
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
31. Petišovci (Mursko središče) MS PETIŠOVCI 24 hours /
32. Lendava (rail.) (Čakovec) MS PETIŠOVCI 24 hours /


Explanatory notes

  • Border crossing points Podgorje, Slovenska vas, Rigonce, Orešje, Imeno, Rogatec, Ormož 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)
  • 'Persons enjoying the right of free movement under Union law’ means: (a) Union citizens within the meaning of Article 20(1) TFEU, and third-country nationals who are members of the family of a Union citizen exercising his or her right to free movement to whom Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) applies; (b) third-country nationals and their family members, whatever their nationality, who, under agreements between the Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and those third countries, on the other hand, enjoy rights of free movement equivalent to those of Union citizens
  • 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, Orešje, Rogatec, Ormož 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 LIMITATIONS
1. Hotiza (Sveti Martin na Muri) MS PETIŠOVCI 5-23 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
2. Razkrižje (Banfi) MS PETIŠOVCI 24 hours Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
3. Središče ob Dravi I (Preseka) MB SREDIŠČE OB DRAVI 5-23; Sun. 9-21 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
4. Drenovec (Gornja Voća) MB ZAVRČ 6-22 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
5. Zgornji Leskovec (Cvetlin) MB GRUŠKOVJE 24 hours Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
6. Rajnkovec (Mali Tabor) CE ROGATEC 5-23 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
7. Podčetrtek (Luke Poljanske) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI 6-22 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
8. Sedlarjevo (Plavić) CE BISTRICA OB SOTLI 6-22; Sun. and holidays 7-21 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
9. Nova vas ob Sotli (Draše) NM DOBOVA 6-22; Sun. 7-21 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
10. Stara vas - Bizeljsko (Donji Čemehovec) NM DOBOVA 6-22, Sun. 7-21 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
11. Rakovec (Kraj Donji) NM DOBOVA 6-22, Sun. 7-21; 1 November-1 March: 7-19 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
12. Planina v Podbočju (Novo Selo Žumberačko) NM KRŠKO 6-22, Sun. 7-21; 1 November-1 March: 7-19 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
13. Brezovica (Brezovica) NM METLIKA not yet in operation  
14. Radovica (Kašt) NM METLIKA 5-23, Sun. 7-20 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
15. Krmačina (Vivodina) NM METLIKA 6-22, Sun. 8-20 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
16. Božakovo (Obrež) NM METLIKA Closed due to damaged bridge and road.  
17. Krasinec (Pravutina) NM METLIKA 5-23, Sun. 8-20 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
18. Žuniči (Prilišće) NM METLIKA 5-23; Sun. 8-20 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
19. Sodevci (Blaževci) NM METLIKA 5-23; Sun. 7-21 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
20. Osilnica (Zamost) LJ KOČEVJE 24 hours Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
21. Novokračine (Lipa) KP JELŠANE

6-22, Sun. 7-20;

1 June-1 October: 6-22, at Sat. and Sun. 7-22

Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
22. Novi Kot (Prezid I) LJ RIBNICA 5-23; Sun. 7-22 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
23. Podplanina (Čabar) LJ RIBNICA 24 hours Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
24. Rakitovec (Slum) KP SOČERGA 6-22 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes
25. Brezovica pri Gradinu (Lucija) KP SOČERGA 6-22 Only for:
- beneficiaries of the Agreement
- persons enjoying the right of free movement under the EU law
- trucks not exceeding 3.5 tonnes


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)
  • 'Persons enjoying the right of free movement under Union law’ means: (a) Union citizens within the meaning of Article 20(1) TFEU, and third-country nationals who are members of the family of a Union citizen exercising his or her right to free movement to whom Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) applies; (b) third-country nationals and their family members, whatever their nationality, who, under agreements between the Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and those third countries, on the other hand, enjoy rights of free movement equivalent to those of Union citizens
  • 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. Portorož (Portoroso) - Sečovlje (Sicciole), at the airport Portorož KP BPS SEČOVLJE 8.30 - 20.00
2. Ljubljana - Brnik, at the airport Jože 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

 

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Notes

  • 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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