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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 and updates on the green, orange and red lists 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

 

Do you need our advice during the coronavirus crisis? 

We have 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, as of 17 July 2020, 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 (0) 1 51 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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EN Portal Re open EU'Re-open EU', a web platform to provide up-to-date information on travelling in the EU in 23 languages

The official European Comission's website (https://reopen.europa.eu/) is available in 23 languages and includes practical information provided by Member States on travel restrictions, public health and safety measures such as on physical distancing or wearing of facemasks, as well as other useful information. The website allows people to browse country-specific information for each EU Member State through an interactive map.

 

Quarantine decisions

If you expect to be ordered to quarantine, you may enter Slovenia at any border crossing point or check point. You have to provide your personal details to a police officer who will refer your data to an official of the Ministry of Health. The public health official will then issue a quarantine decision and hand it over to the police officer who will serve the decision on you, after which you will be allowed to enter Slovenia.

If you do not hold a permanent or temporary residence or are unable to reside at such an address for a well-founded reason, you will be ordered to undergo a quarantine at the place of your actual stay. If you are a foreign national with no permanent or temporary residence registered in Slovenia and you are unable to provide an address of your stay, you will be refused permission to enter Slovenia. If you intend to work in Slovenia, you will be ordered to quarantine at the address indicated in the certificate of your employer which you have to demonstrate upon entry into Slovenia.

Quarantine decisions issued and served inland. A person who should have been given a quarantine decision upon entry into Slovenia, but did not receive one because he or she had already moved further into the territory of Slovenia (e.g. illegal border crossing) will be processed by the police and required to provide their personal details (i.e. name, surname, date of birth, permanent/temporary residence address or the place where they are staying for 14 days, e-mail address for the purpose of on-line service of documents). The police will submit the data to the competent public health authorities. The public health authorities will issue a decision and send it to the police unit in charge of the case to serve the decision on the person at issue.

At the border, the police will provide the travellers not ordered a quarantine with Instructions of the National Institute of Public Health on the implementation of measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 . Instructions are available also in other languages: Slovenian, Italian, Hungarian, German and Croatian.

 

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 12 hours. If you are under a quarantine decision issued abroad, then your permitted transit time is 6 hours. Prior transit permits are not issued. More information

 

Crossing the border at individual checkpoints

The implementation of border control will be adjusted to traffic density and the traveller risk observed at a given checkpoint. Persons allowed to cross the border at individual checkpoints, which are indicated in the tables below, must also act in compliance with the Ordinance of imposing and implementing measures to prevent the spread of epidemic COVID-19 at the border crossing points at the external border and inspection posts within national borders of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette RS, no. 112/20, 115/20, 120/20, 121/20, and 130/20) .


 

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.

 

Border crossing points at the Slovenia-Austria border

Border crossing point
Opening times
Categories of travellers permitted to cross the border
Karavanke – Karawankentunnel 24/7 all
Ljubelj – Loibltunnel 24/7 all
Šentilj (motorway) – Spielfeld (Autobahn) 24/7 all
Šentilj (railway) ‒ Spielfeld (Eisenbahn)

24/7 Timetable (times) of piggyback trains and twice a day as per timetable of passenger trains

In addition to international freight transport, international passenger railway transport from Austria (Vienna) to Slovenia (Ljubljana), twice a day. One direct train every day, and one where passengers need to change trains in Maribor.

 

The border with Austria outside the listed checkpoints on road connections may only be crossed by citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Austria. This means that they may cross the Slovenia-Austria border at the former (pre-Schengen) border crossing points (BCPs). Other travellers may cross the border only at the above-listed checkpoints.

 

Border crossing points at the Slovenia-Italy border

Border crossing point
Opening times
Categories of travellers permitted to cross border
Vrtojba ‒ St. Andrea 24/7 all
Fernetiči ‒ Fernetti 24/7 all
Škofije ‒ Rabuese 24/7 all
Krvavi potok ‒ Pesse from 5.00 to 23.00 all

 

The border with Italy outside the listed checkpoints on road connections may only be crossed by citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Italy. This means that they may cross the Slovenia-Italy border at the former (pre-Schengen) border crossing points (BCPs). Other travellers may cross the border only at the above-listed checkpoints.

 

Border crossing points at the Slovenia-Hungary border

Border crossing point
Opening times
Categories of travellers permitted to cross the border
Dolga vas – Redics 24/7 all
Pince (motorway) – Torniyszentmiklos (Országút)

24/7

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Pince (regional road) – Torniyszentmiklos (Helyi út) 24/7 citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Hungary
Hodoš – Bajasenjye 24/7 citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Hungary
Verica-Čepinci – Ketvolgy from 6.00 till 18.00  citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Hungary

 

 

Crossing the border with Croatia

The following administrative units have been included on the red list (valid as of 12 October 2020): Brod-Posavina, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Lika-Senj, Požega-Slavonia, Split-Dalmatia, Virovitica-Podravina. All other administrative units of Croatia are on the orange list.

People arriving from orange administrative units or residing there can enter Slovenia without restrictions or quarantine.

People entering the Republic of Slovenia who are resident in the above listed red administrative units of Croatia or arriving from there, shall be due to the potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus required to stay in quarantine for a period of ten days.*

Exception (entry without quarantine, with a negative covid test): the quarantine shall not be ordered if a person, when crossing the border, submits a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), which is not older than 48 hours and was performed in an EU Member State, a Schengen Member State or by an organisation or individual that are recognised as appropriate and reliable by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Health Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food and are listed on the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food website . This means that tests made by the mentioned institutions in third countries are also recognised as valid.

Exceptions (entry without quarantine and negative test): 15 exceptions have been additionally determined, where quarantine will not be ordered and where people are not required to submit a negative test.

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 travels for third country nationals entering Slovenia at external Schengen borders

The list of countries as determined by Slovenian Government is observed for rules on entering Slovenia (the EU and Schengen area). Entry without restrictions only applies for those traveling from countries on the green list, as published on the National Institute of Public Health's website .

Persons travelling from third countries listed on the red or orange list are still required to justify the urgency of their travels to Slovenia. Justification of urgency and validity of exceptions to restrictions is stipulated in Article 10 of the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at external border crossings and at internal border control points in the interior of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette 130/20). Persons travelling to Slovenia, who hold a negative test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 virus, taken and issued in a EU or Schengen area member state or by an organisation approved by the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food and the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology , are only required to comply with conditions for entry pursuant to Article 6 of Schengen borders Code.

 

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Last edited: 23 October, 2020