14.Jun.2021

Non-essential travel possible again, also for tourism purposes

As of 14 June 2021, entry into the Republic of Slovenia is possible for non-essential travel in accordance with the Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, including amendments thereto.

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14.Jun.2021

Crossing the state border during the coronavirus epidemic

After resurgence of coronavirus cases, the Government again declared an epidemic in the entire territory of Slovenia on 19 October 2020. A special border-crossing regime was set up early in March 2020, soon after first infections were reported, in order to contain the progress of the novel virus. Traffic-related measures, some of them temporary, were introduced at the border with Croatia and on the internal Schengen border (with Italy, Austria and Hungary) and border entry/exit restrictions were put in place for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens. All of these restrictions continue to be valid and change depending on the assessment of the epidemiological situation.

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11.Jun.2021

Several countries removed from the red list, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Several countries, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina have been removed from the red list with the newly amended Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control the COVID-19 infectious disease, applicable as of 12 June 2021.

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4.Jun.2021

As of Saturday, 5 June, a negative rapid antigen test result is again accepted for entry into Slovenia

The Government adopted new changes to Slovenia's entry requirements. As of Saturday, 5 June, a negative rapid antigen test result is again accepted for entry into Slovenia, provided that less than 48 hours have passed since the swab was taken.

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28.May.2021

Slovenian criminal investigators dismantle an international criminal organisation – 48 suspects gain 2 million euros of criminal proceeds through drug and weapons smuggling

On 14 and 15 May, 2021, Slovenian criminal investigators carried out 23 searches of premises in Ljubljana, Koper, Kranj and Maribor. More than 100 investigators and criminal police officers took part in the raids. The operation resulted in the identification of 48 suspects (25 Slovenians, 23 other nationals) involved in 81 drug and weapons smuggling crimes that generated an estimated 2 million euros of criminal proceeds. The investigation also confirmed that, in 2018, the suspects began to set up the Slovenian cell of the Kavaćki clan, one of the strongest criminal organisations in the Balkans.

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21.May.2021

As of 22 May, checkpoints on road connections with Hungary are abolished

The Government issued an Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control the COVID-19 infectious disease. The Ordinance will enter into force on Saturday, 22 May 2021, and will be valid until Sunday, 30 May 2021 inclusively. With this Ordinance, checkpoints on road connections with Hungary are abolished. It was also adopted that recovered patients from COVID-19 are to be listed among those allowed to enter the country without quarantine or testing.

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14.May.2021

Up to 50 people may gather at events and assemblies as of Saturday

From Saturday, 15 May 2021, gatherings of up to 50 people will be allowed, provided that the National Institute of Public Health guidelines are observed. The most recent amendment to the Ordinance on the temporary prohibition of public gathering has increased the maximum number of people allowed to gather at public events and assemblies from 10 to 50.

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14.May.2021

Possibility to terminate quarantine early re-introduced

The most recent amendment to the Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into Slovenia, which enters into force on Saturday, 15 May 2021, re-introduces the option of terminating quarantine early with a PCR test on the fifth day after being ordered to quarantine.

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10.May.2021

Slovenian police officers to be assisted by 21 colleagues from other Member States

Today, 10 May 2021, Director General, Dr Anton Olaj, and Minister of the Interior, Aleš Hojs, received and addressed 21 police officers from other Member States who will assist Slovenian police in protecting the border between Slovenia and Croatia.

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5.May.2021

PCR tests from Serbia and Turkey also recognised at airports as of Wednesday 5 May

As of Wednesday, 5 May 2021, with the entry into force of the latest amendments to the ordinance, negative PCR test results issued in Serbia and Turkey will also be recognised for entry into Slovenia at category A checkpoints for international air transport with no referral to quarantine at home (general exceptions).

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5.May.2021

Sečovlje border crossing point will be closed between 10 and 31 May due to renovation

The border crossing point Sečovlje (Sicciole) will be closed from 10 to 31 May 2021 due to renovation.

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28.Apr.2021

Slovenian police and US law enforcement prevent a revenge mass killing with darknet-purchased weapons – press conference information

The Slovenian police, in cooperation with the US law enforcement agencies, have averted a mass killing which was to take place in a public institution in Slovenia. The suspect, whose motive was revenge, ordered €5,000 worth of guns and ammunition on the darknet.

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23.Apr.2021

Restriction of movement between regions lifted as of 23 April 2021

Under changes to the Ordinance on the temporary partial restriction of movement of people and on the prohibition of gatherings of people, adopted on Wednesday, the restriction of movement between regions is lifted as of 23 April 2021.

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22.Apr.2021

Meeting of European Commissioner for Home Affairs Ylva Johansson and Chairman of the Frontex Management Board Marko Gašperlin

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Ylva Johansson, held a meeting with the Chairman of the Frontex Management Board, Marko Gašperlin, on the sidelines of the meeting with the Minister of the Interior, Aleš Hojs.

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16.Apr.2021

Two new vaccines added to facilitate movement between statistical regions

The latest amendments of the ordinance on temporary restriction of movement and public assembly, which will take effect on Friday, 16 April 2021, now include two additional vaccines to facilitate movement between statistical regions.

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