After 12 mountain accidents last weekend, Police urge hikers to be careful

It has been another busy and demanding weekend for the Police Air Support Unit and mountain rescue teams. There were as many as 12 mountain accidents in hard-to-reach terrain. The police urge all hikers and mountaineers to take care and not to overestimate their abilities.



Fire situation in Kras finally under control. Police contribute to taming the fire in every possible way

The extensive fire that has been raging for over a week in the region of Kras to the south of Gorica is now finally under control. Firefighters, members of the Slovenian Armed Forces, foresters, civil protection and rescue service providers and volunteers have been relentlessly fighting the flames for ten days. From the very start of the fire, the police have taken part in the emergency response efforts to help manage the extremely difficult situation on the ground.



Italian Police Attaché Giulio Meddi pays a visit to the Slovenian police

Today, 21 July 2022, Acting Director General of the Police Boštjan Lindav and his Assistant Jože Senica received the Italian Police Attaché Giulio Meddi and the Deputy Italian Ambassador to Slovenia, Ivo Michele Polacco.



Lucky escape as 18 hikers injured by lightning on Mt Triglav brought to safety

On Friday, 15 July 2022, a group of hikers descending from Triglav were struck several times by lightning after a sudden change in the weather at around 3 pm. At least 18 people were injured, most of whom sustained minor injuries, while two of them were seriously hurt. As soon as the information was received by the National Notification Centre, assistance was immediately activated.



Slovenian police partake in the preparations for establishment of Serbian national Sirene Bureau

A project involving close inter-institutional cooperation (twinning project) entitled Support to the Preparation for the Establishment of the SIRENE ("Supplementary Information Request at the National Entries") Bureau in Serbia, is coming to completion in Belgrade, Serbia. Slovenian police were actively involved in the project.



Three Slovenian police officers to assist in procedures with Slovenian tourists depart for Croatia

This year too, Slovenian police officers will be assisting their Croatian colleagues in police procedures involving Slovenian nationals. Slovenian officers will be deployed in Pula and the islands Krk and Pag during the peak tourist season from 17 July to 18 August 2022.



Return is one of key pillars of an effective migration policy

The Ministry of the Interior, in cooperation with the Austrian Ministry of the Interior, is organising a two-day international conference about cooperation on return, focusing on the Western Balkans



Dr Olaj relieved from office, Boštjan Lindav appointed Acting Director General of the Police

At last night's session, the Government relieved Dr Anton Olaj of the post of Director General of the Police and appointed Boštjan Lindav, who will hold the post until the appointment of the Director General of the Police following a selection procedure, but for a maximum period of six months.



Crossing the state border and restrictions due to Covid-19

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. Temporary and border entry/exit restrictions were put in place for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens.



Slovenian police successfully hold the first International conference on martial arts in police

Slovenian and international police martial arts experts met at the Police Academy in Tacen near Ljubljana on 26 and 27 May 2022 for the first International conference on Martial Arts in policing convened by the Slovenian police.



Slovenian criminal investigators successfully conclude the search for a convicted fugitive in cooperation with foreign law enforcement authorities

Slovenian criminal police have successfully concluded a long search for a Slovenian national, who has been convicted of the offences sexual assault on a person below 15 years of age and production and possession of pornographic material.



International action 24-Blue RAD with increased railway traffic control from 14 to 20 March in Slovenia

During the week of 14-20 March 2022, police officers are taking part in the international action 24-Blue RAD. We are carrying out individual, 24-hour reinforced controls at railway border crossing points and on freight and passenger trains, especially international trains, across the country.



Restrictions on gatherings lifted as of 21 February

As of 21 February 2022, there are no longer any restrictions on gatherings, public events and assembly in Slovenia due to coronavirus.



RVT condition no longer applies for entry into Slovenia

As of 19 February 2022, restrictions due to Covid-19 no longer apply when entering Slovenia. This means that the RVT (recovered/vaccinated/tested) condition no longer has to be met at the border and travellers will no longer be ordered to quarantine at home.



Transit through Slovenia on way to another country - clarification

We are publishing a clarification regarding entry to Slovenia when transiting Slovenian territory to another country (updated on 19 February, 2022).