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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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For most recent information on changes introduced by the ordinance, entry requirements and updates on red list of countries please go to the government web site Border Crossing

Information regarding transit and prior transit permits: Transit through Slovenia to another country – explanation

Please note that in order to prevent infections, foreign nationals entering Slovenia must adhere to all temporary rules on partial restrictions of movement and gatherings currently in force in Slovenia (restriction of movement between 22:00 and 6:00, wearing face masks, etc.). More information

We have launched a travel announcement application called Enter Slovenia to facilitate travel to and from the country. The use of this application is not mandatory.

Travel ban to red-listed countries. As of 29 March 2021, in accordance with Article 11 of the Ordinance, travel to countries on the red list has been prohibited for persons residing in the Republic of Slovenia, except for some exceptions, but the implementation of this provision has been suspended by a decision of the Constitutional Court of 9 April 2021.
 

Do you need our advice during the coronavirus crisis? 

You can reach the government call centre free of charge at 080 1404. If you are calling from abroad, you can reach the call centre at +386 1 478 7550.

Police have also set up a special email address to provide advice to people who have questions concerning the new measures being implemented to contain COVID-19 and associated movement restrictions. You can send your questions (or concerns) relating to policing to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Notice! Our contact centre is currently overburdened. Therefore, in automatic response to your message, you will be directed to websites that publish information and explanations about crossing the state border during a coronavirus epidemic. If you did not find the answers on the website, call +386 1 514 70 01 within the hours specified in this response. Please do not reply to the notification received. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.

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Border Crossing (recent information on entry requirements and updates on red list of countries)  


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Referral to quarantine at the state border

Quarantine at home is a measure which the National Institute of Public Health or Slovenian Police issue in a spoken form to refer people to self-isolate at their address of residence to limit their contacts with people who do not reside in the same household. Those who are arriving from countries and regions with high-risk of infections are referred to quarantine after entering Slovenia at any border crossing or checkpoint. Police officers instruct these persons on why and how to quarantine at home by handing them National Institute of Public Health's Instructions for quarantine at home.

Those without registered residence in Slovenia will be referred to quarantine at home at their actual address of residence. The costs of quarantine shall be borne by the person themselves. If a foreign citizen with no residence in the Republic of Slovenia cannot present the address of residence where they would be quarantined, they are not permitted to enter the Republic of Slovenia if no sufficient accommodation capacities to implement quarantine are provided. A person who intends to work in Slovenia is referred to quarantine at home at the address provided in the employer’s certificate the person entering Slovenia is required to have when entering Slovenia provided to them by their employer before they crossed the state border.

Police officers who, in performance of their tasks and duties inside the territory of Slovenia, have a procedure with a person who should have been referred to quarantine at home but has not been so, shall refer the person into quarantine and issue a certificate on referral to quarantine.

Please find more info on referring persons into quarantine on the National Institute of Public Health website: New regulations for home quarantine  

Quarantine suspension. The ten-day quarantine cannot be terminated early.

 

Refusal of entry into the country

Entry into Slovenia will not be allowed for travellers without a residence in Slovenia who on crossing the border tell the authorities that they are SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) positive or have typical signs of infection with this virus (high fever, cough, shortness of breath. The entry of persons who presumably will not be able to leave the territory of Slovenia on account of measures taken by neighbouring countries will not be allowed either.


Permission to enter Slovenia for those with quarantine orders issued by another country

If you are a Slovenian citizen or a foreign national holding a permanent or temporary address in Slovenia and you have been ordered to quarantine by another state, because you were exposed to a Covid-19 infected person, and you wish to quarantine in Slovenia, you will be permitted to enter Slovenia. The police will let you into the country on the basis of a prior announcement by the competent authority of Slovenia and let you use your own vehicle to reach the address of your quarantine stay.


Transit through Slovenia

Passengers are permitted to transit Slovenia on their way to another country within 6 hours. Prior transit permits are not issued. More information


Border crossing points at international flight and maritime connections

Checkpoints on international flight connections (Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport and Portorož Airport) and checkpoints on international maritime connections (Koper and Piran border crossing points for international maritime traffic) are being reopened. The opening times are published on our website Border crossings.


Crossing the border with Austria, Hungary and Italy

Entry checkpoints have been reintroduced at Slovenia’s internal borders on 8 March. The checkpoints on road connections at the internal borders are divided into two categories. Crossing the border at type A checkpoints is allowed to all passengers on a 24/7 basis. Crossing the border at type B checkpoints is allowed only to persons qualifying as exemptions under Article 10 of the ordinance. The crossing of the state border outside the Category A and Category B checkpoints is not allowed, except for persons who own land on both sides of the state border and cross the state border for the purpose of performing forestry or agricultural work. But regardless of the time and place of the border crossing, any person must meet the applicable conditions for entry in accordance with the Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control COVID-19 (Official Gazette RS, no. 46/2021 - in Slovenian only) . More information on these conditions and the list of all the checkpoints and their opening hours are available at Government's portal GOV.SI: Crossing the state border


Crossing the border with Croatia

The entire territory of Croatia is on the red list (valid from 29 March 2021). People entering the Republic of Slovenia who arrive from Croatia shall, due to potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, be required to remain in quarantine for a period of ten days. But there are several exempt categories for entering Slovenia without having to quarantine.
Further details on exempt categories are available at Government's portal GOV.SI: Crossing the state border

Prior to entering Croatia, passengers may register their data on-line through Enter Croatia of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior.

As of 15 June 2020, all border crossings for local border traffic on the border with Croatia are back in operation. Travellers seeking to cross the Slovenia-Croatia border can also go through border crossing points for international traffic. The opening times are published on our website Border crossings.

Slovenian and Croatian citizens and persons enjoying the right to free movement as per EU law can cross the state border at border crossings for local border traffic.


Restriction of non-urgent travel for third country nationals entering Slovenia at external Schengen borders

The regime of entry into the Republic of Slovenia (the EU and Schengen area) is determined on the basis of the list of countries as to their epidemiological status drawn up by the Slovenian Government. Entry without restrictions only applies for those traveling from countries that are not on the red list . Persons travelling from third countries that are not on the red list are still required to demonstrate the urgency of their travel to Slovenia. Travellers must demonstrate that they are eligible for exemptions to travel restrictions as determined in the Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control COVID-19.

Persons travelling to Slovenia who hold a negative SARS-CoV-2 test are also required to comply with the conditions for entry pursuant to Article 6 of the Schengen Borders Code. A SARS-CoV-2 test will be recognised if it is conducted according to the PCR methodology in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area state.

Also eligible for quarantine-free entry into the Republic of Slovenia are persons who present a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 older than 21 days, though not older than six months, or a medical certificate certifying that they have recovered from COVID-19 and that more than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms, and persons who present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate proving that at least seven days have elapsed since their second Biontech/Pfizer inoculation, fourteen days since their second Moderna inoculation or twenty-one days since their first AstraZeneca inoculation, provided they meet the other entry requirements (a valid travel document and residence permit or visa if coming from a country whose nationals must be in possession of a visa, and have not yet overstayed their Schengen visa) and provided that they are entering Slovenia for urgent purposes (and not for tourist or non-urgent family visits). Please note that hotels and other accommodation establishments in Slovenia are currently closed for tourism purposes.


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Last edited: 9 April 2021