border control

Border controls with Croatia and Hungary extended until 21 December 2024 19 June 2024
Novo mesto police discover puppy smugglers at Obrežje border crossing; the puppies are recovering well in veterinary care 21 March 2024
Prevention of illegal migrations; in cooperation with the Croatian police, control has been tightened in some sections of the Slovenia-Croatia border 15 March 2024
Border controls extended until 9 December, on 22 December controls for six months 17 November 2023
Heads of Slovenian, Croatian and Italian police discuss concrete forms of cooperation on border control 15 November 2023
Controls at internal borders with Croatia and Hungary extended until 19 November 30 October 2023
Entry and residence of citizens of the European Union member states and their family members and family members of Slovenian citizens 26 October 2023
Due to developments in the wider region and potential security risks, we are introducing temporary controls at the borders with Croatia and Hungary 19 October 2023
Joint patrols also on the border between Slovenia and Austria 17 March 2023
ETIAS travel authorisations 13 March 2023
The renewed Schengen Information System enhancing EU's security becomes operational 8 March 2023
Croatia's entry into the Schengen Area symbolically announced by lifting the ramps at the border crossings 1 January 2023
Changes to border crossing between Slovenia and Croatia after 1 January 2023 - information for travellers 27 December 2022
Slovenian police successful in detecting smugglers of illegal migrants. 171 smugglers arrested this year, with Koper Police Directorate among the busiest 14 September 2022
RVT condition no longer applies for entry into Slovenia 19 February 2022
Transit through Slovenia on way to another country - clarification 19 February 2022
Shorter validity of test results when entering Slovenia as well as shorter quarantine 10 January 2022
Quarantine and testing for arrivals from seven countries due to Omicron 2 December 2021
Additional entry restrictions linked to variant B.1.1.529 27 November 2021
The exemption for children to enter Slovenia without quarantine is reduced from 15 to 12 years 15 November 2021
Frontex Management Board meets in Portorož discussing the current situation at the EU's external borders 21 September 2021
PCR and rapid antigen tests performed in Bosnia and Herzegovina also accepted to enter Slovenia 30 July 2021
Cross-border migrant workers were added to the exceptions for entering Slovenia without going into quarantine and without meeting the recovered/vaccinated/tested rule 23 July 2021
Vaccinated-tested-recovered rule not required for transit and international transport until 15 August 2021 14 July 2021
Same conditions for all travellers entering Slovenia to apply from July 15. Vaccinated/recovered/tested rule in place for all transiting travellers and drivers of goods vehicles as of 16 August 12 July 2021
From Saturday, 10 July, changed conditions of entry into the country 9 July 2021
Green and orange lists of countries reintroduced 19 June 2021
Non-essential travel possible again, also for tourism purposes 14 June 2021
Several countries removed from the red list, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina 11 June 2021
As of Saturday, 5 June, a negative rapid antigen test result is again accepted for entry into Slovenia 4 June 2021
As of 22 May, checkpoints on road connections with Hungary are abolished 21 May 2021
Possibility to terminate quarantine early re-introduced 14 May 2021
PCR tests from Serbia and Turkey also recognised at airports as of Wednesday 5 May 5 May 2021
Restriction of movement between regions lifted as of 23 April 2021 23 April 2021
Meeting of European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and Chairman of the Frontex Management Board Marko Gašperlin 22 April 2021
Changed border restrictions bring new exceptions for entry into Slovenia 16 April 2021
Entry requirements changed as of 12 April 12 April 2021
Tighter restrictions for entry into Slovenia 28 March 2021
The entry into Slovenia possible only with a negative PCR test 26 March 2021
Negative test result no longer required for students under 13 crossing the border daily 19 March 2021
Changed Category B checkpoint on the Slovenian-Italian border 12 March 2021
Entry checkpoints reintroduced at Slovenia’s internal borders on 8 March 8 March 2021
Printed confirmation sufficient for entry without quarantine for those who have recovered from COVID-19 19 February 2021
Enter Slovenia – new application launched 19 February 2021
As of 13 February, entry without quarantine and negative test also for persons vaccinated against Covid-19 and persons who have recovered from Covid-19 13 February 2021
Less exempt categories for entry without quarantine or negative test; negative test validity extended to 7 days for some exemptions 5 February 2021
No substantial changes to rules of entry into Slovenia; Greece is off the red list 29 January 2021
As of 22 January land and facility owners qualify for an exemption from quarantine 22 January 2021
Rapid testing at the border ends on 9 January; PCR tests taken in third countries again accepted as valid; one new exception in the education sector 8 January 2021
No entry into Slovenia for shopping, tourism, skiing or other similar purposes – Important information 4 January 2021