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After resurgence of coronavirus cases, 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.

Notice

For most recent information on changes introduced by the ordinance and entry requirements please go to the government web site Border Crossing

Transit through Slovenia is still possible without presenting proof of meeting the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule. 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 comply with the regulations that temporarily restrict the gathering of people, regulations on 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.

Slovenia to introduce the Passenger Locator Form for passengers travelling by airplane and ship on 16 August.
 

Call centre for information on the coronavirus

You can reach the government call centre free of charge on workdays from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00. Call 080 1404. If you are calling from abroad, you can reach the call centre at +386 1 478 7550.

IMPORTANT! Information on transit through Slovenia on way to another country

 


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.


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.

Lifting quarantine. A person ordered to quarantine at home upon entering Slovenia may end quarantine early by producing a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Testing may only be performed from the fifth day of home quarantine. There is no obligation to report the results of such testing to anyone. However, you have to carry with you the above-mentioned certificate (showing your date of referral to quarantine) and the document proving your negative test results for SARS-CoV-19 (showing the date of testing and the result of testing) in case you are stopped and checked by a police officer, health inspector or officer of the National Institute of Public Health.

 

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. Vaccinated-tested-recovered rule is not required for transit and international transport. 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.

Border crossings are also possible outside the three checkpoints designated for international air traffic (Ljubljana - Jože Pučnik Airport, Maribor - Edvard Rusjan Airport and Portorož) for air traffic taking place within the EU and the Schengen area.


Crossing the border with Austria, Hungary and Italy

The checkpoints on road connections in the border area with Austria and Italy were abolished on 28 April 2021, and the checkpoints on road connections in the border area with Hungary were abolished on 22 May 2021. 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. 129/21, no. 132/21, and no. 135/21, and changes no. 140/21 - in Slovenian only) .

Before travelling to Austria, Italy and Hungary please check also their entry rerequirements and the measures in place at the borders.


Crossing the border with Croatia

A person arriving from Croatia and entering Slovenia. For details regarding entry requirements please go to the government web site Border Crossing .

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

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. 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.

 

Non-essential travel possible again, also for tourism purposes

In accordance with EU Council Recommendation 2020/912 on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel in the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, including amendments to the Recommendation of 14 June 2021, Slovenia also allows entry for non-essential travel (including tourist travel). More information in the government press release Latest information on non-essential travel .

Please note that tourist accommodation facilities in Slovenia are reopened. For more information see Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 infections


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Current information and instructions are available on the government' Coronavirus disease COVID-19 website: Coronavirus disease COVID-19

Border crossings

Schengen Countries


Last edited: 4 September, 2021