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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 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

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 movements between municipalities, except in certain cases and circumstances that need to be adequately justified with appropriate evidence; restriction of movement between 21:00 and 6:00, wearing face masks, etc.). More information

 

Do you need our advice during the coronavirus crisis? 

You can reach the government call centre free of charge on workdays from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00 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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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.

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

 

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. 153/20, 23. 10. 2020, in Slovenian only, with later changes on 5. 11. 2020, 13. 11. 2020, and 23. 11. 2020) .

 

 

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 citizens of Slovenia and Austria may cross the state border with Austria on road connections also outside the listed checkpoints. This means that they may cross the Slovenia-Austria border at the former (pre-Schengen) border crossing points between both countries. The state border with Austria outside the checkpoints may also be crossed by citizens of the EU Member States or Member States of the Schengen Area who reside in Austrian administrative units which border Slovenia. 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 citizens of Slovenia and Italy may cross the state border with Italy on road connections also outside the listed checkpoints. This means that they may cross the Slovenia-Italy border at the former (pre-Schengen) border crossing points between both countries. The state border with Italy outside the checkpoints may also be crossed by citizens of the EU Member States or Member States of the Schengen Area who reside in Italian administrative units which border Slovenia. 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

all

 

The citizens of Slovenia and Hungary may cross the state border with Hungary also at the checkpoints Pince (regional road) – Torniyszentmiklos (Helyi út), Verica-Čepinci – Ketvolgy and Hodoš – Bajasenjye. The state border with Hungary outside the listed checkpoints may also be crossed by citizens of the EU Member States or Member States of the Schengen Area who reside in Hungarian administrative units which border Slovenia.

 

Crossing the border with Croatia

As of 23 November 2020, the entire territory of Croatia is on the red list. 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.*

* 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): the 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 November, 2020