28.May.2020

Crossing the state border during the coronavirus 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 based on expert opinion until 31 May 2020. In this context, certain (temporary) restrictions of traffic 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 joined the Schengen area, as the border may only be crossed at checkpoints established for this purpose and only during their operating hours. A few entry and exit requirements have also been changed for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens.

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28.May.2020

List of countries whose residents may enter Slovenia without a quarantine includes Hungary as of today

Border crossing regime at the Slovenia-Hungary border has been changed today after the Government adopted a decision to relax the measures for Slovenian and Hungarian citizens entering Slovenia.

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26.May.2020

New ordinance on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at border crossing points and checkpoints enters into force

The new 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 entered into force today. New exceptions from mandatory 14-day quarantine upon entry into Slovenia have been added. Also, a new checkpoint Gorjansko ‒ San Pelagio has been added on the road connection with Italy.

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25.May.2020

Police attaché in North Macedonia conveys to minister Hojs a message of appreciation from the Macedonian interior ministry

Today, Branko Skrbinek, the Slovenian police attaché in North Macedonia, conveyed to the Minister of the Interior Aleš Hojs a message of appreciation from the Macedonian Ministry of the Interior for cooperation and support in the fight against COVID-19.

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20.May.2020

Slovenian and Croatian police chiefs meet in Zagreb to discuss cooperation and anti-Covid-19 measures

Acting Director General of Slovenia’s Police Anton Travner and Croatia’s General Police Director Nikola Milina, accompanied by their senior officials, held a working meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, on 20 May 2020. Slovenian and Croatian high police officials discussed the current issues concerning the coronavirus pandemic and concentrated specifically on the measures to contain the spread of the virus imposed by their countries based on the assessments of their national healthcare authorities.

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19.May.2020

The Government lists Croatia among the countries from which border may be crossed without restrictions

Following the adoption of amendments to 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 (Ordinance hereafter) on 17 May 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia yesterday, 18 May 2020, also determined a list of countries whose residents may enter Slovenia in accordance with Paragraph1, Article 9 of the Ordinance. In line with the National Public Health Institute's epidemiology report, Croatia is the first country to be put on this list of countries.

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18.May.2020

Ordinance on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the state border amended yesterday

Yesterday, 17 may 2020, the Government issued the Ordinance amending 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, clarifying some of the confusion, especially in relation to imposing quarantine and the exceptions.

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15.May.2020

New ordinance introduces additional changes at border crossing points and checkpoints

The new government ordinance adopted today amended the measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 which - despite the fact that the epidemic was officially declared over - are still implemented on entry to Slovenia at the external border and at checkpoints at internal borders of the Republic of Slovenia.

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13.May.2020

Changed operating hours at the checkpoint Svečina on the border with Austria

The operating hours at the checkpoint Svečina (Berghausen) on the border with Austria have changed. The checkpoint is now open every day, from 8.00 to 18.00.

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11.May.2020

Changed operating hours at the checkpoint Neblo on the border with Italy

With the new government ordinance on measures on the border, an additional checkpoint Neblo ‒ Vallico di Venco was set up last week on the border with Italy, in the municipality of Brda, which started operating on Saturday, 9 May 2020. The operating hours of this checkpoint have been extended today by one hour in the morning and one hour in the afternoon. As of tomorrow, 12 May, the checkpoint Neblo will thus be open from 6.00 to 9.00 and from 15.00 to 19.00.

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8.May.2020

Amended ordinance sets up two more checkpoints on the border with Italy (Nova Gorica – Erjavčeva, Neblo); a check point for railway traffic with Austria also begins operation

On 8 May 2020, a new government ordinance came into force, amending and supplementing the existing border crossing rules on entry into Slovenia. In order to allow economic activities to resume operations on both sides of the Slovenian-Italian border, two additional road checkpoints at the border with Italy and a railway check point at the border with Austria (Å entilj) have been set up.

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24.Apr.2020

Checkpoint Rateče (Fusine), on the border with Italy, reopens for workers and persons crossing the border to perform an essential economic or agricultural activity

The checkpoint Rateče (Fusine) on the border with Italy is open again as of Thursday, 23 April 2020. However, crossing is only allowed for cross-border workers and other persons carrying a document issued by the local community justifying such urgent crossing for the performance of an essential economic or agricultural activity across the border.

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22.Apr.2020

Austria reopens two more border crossing points: Svečina and Šentilj (on the main road)

According to the Austrian security authorities, the border crossing point Svečina – Berghausen was reopened today at midnight, while the old border crossing point Šentilj (on the main road) - Spielfeld (Bundesstrasse) was reopened today at noon.

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22.Apr.2020

Changed operating hours at the checkpoint at Holmec as of today - information

The operating hours at the checkpoint at Holmec (Grablach) on the Slovenian-Austrian border have been changed as of Wednesday, 22 April 2020.

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21.Apr.2020

Temporary border crossing point Predel set up on Slovenian–Croatian border

The police established a temporary border crossing point (BCP) at Predel on the Slovenian-Croatian border in accordance with the State Border Control Act.

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