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We have been receiving many questions regarding modes of transiting Slovenian territory when travelling to another country. That is why we are publishing a clarification regarding entry to Slovenia when transiting to another country (updated on 6 September 2021).

Important!

Persons without a residence in Slovenia who are in transit through Slovenia and leave Slovenia in the shortest possible time or within 12 hours of entry are permitted to entry to Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home and without applying RVT (the vaccinated-tested-recovered rule). For most recent information on entry requirements, please go to the government web site Border Crossing

Prior transit permits are not issued.

Prior permits to enter and transit through Slovenia are not issued. The fulfilment of conditions for crossing the border (entry to and transit through Slovenia) is checked at the border crossing point during border control on the day of crossing the border.

Transit through Slovenia

Persons without a residence in Slovenia who are in transit through Slovenia and leave Slovenia in the shortest possible time or within 12 hours of entry are permitted to entry to Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home and without applying RVT (the vaccinated-tested-recovered rule). On the border they should provide a valid travel document (or visa and residence permit if required), and a document proving the purpose and destination of your journey (applicable to non-EU residents only).

They will not be permitted entry if they are unable to leave Slovenia due to measures in place in neighbouring countries.

If persons with no residence in Slovenia upon entering declare that they are positive for Covid-19 or show signs of infection of Covid-19, they will be permitted to transit through Slovenia even if they do not meet the RVT (recovered/vaccinated/tested) requirement on condition that they adhere to recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health, travel without stopping, with their own means of transport, and if they can unequivocally prove that their reason for entering is to transit Slovenia. They can, however, only enter if the neighbouring country is willing to accept them.

6-hour slot to transit Slovenia for persons under quarantine orders by other states

The RVT (recovered/vaccinated/tested) condition does not apply to a person who has been ordered by another state to quarantine due to exposure to a Covid-19 infected person and who wishes to quarantine in the country of their choice while meeting the requirements to enter this country. Following a prior announcement of the competent authority, the police will permit such a person to enter Slovenia and let them travel through if they use their own means of transport, take the shortest transit route and leave the country within 6 hours of entering.

What does ā€œtransitā€ mean?

This means that a person must exit Slovenia within this period and must travel through Slovenia without making unnecessary or redundant stops or leaving the main transit route. While transiting, passengers may attend to necessary things such as fill up the gas tank, stop for physiological needs (drink, food, toilet, etc.), but may not stay overnight.

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