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Slovenian Government has issued the Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control the COVID-19 infectious disease. The Ordinance, which enters into force on August 16 and remains applicable up to and including 22 August 2021, includes two key updates: the adequate proof of recovery, vaccination or testing (RVT) is stipulated in the Ordinance on temporary measures to reduce the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19 and the exceptions for travellers in transit only apply until 22 August and only to persons without permanent residence in Slovenia.

RVT Proof

Only persons who fulfil the recovered, vaccinated, tested (RVT) condition will be able to enter Slovenia without being ordered a 10-day quarantine at home. The adequate RVT proof is stipulated in the Ordinance on temporary measures to reduce the risk of infection and spread of COVID-19.

Five exceptions to the quarantine and recovered- vaccinated-tested (RVT) rule

There are five exceptions to entering Slovenia, when quarantine and the proof of RVT are not required.

Entry to Slovenia without having to quarantine at home or submit the proof of RVT is allowed for:

  • persons posted to carry out tasks in the international transport sector who leave Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border. On crossing the border, the person must present a Certificate for International Transport Workers from Annex 3 of the Communication from the Commission on the implementation of the Green Lanes under the Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services (OJ C No. 96 of 24 March 2020, p. 1), or another appropriate document which shows that these persons were posted by their employer;
  • children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia, or in an organised group escorted by a teacher or caregiver who has not been ordered to quarantine at home or has not been denied entry to the Republic of Slovenia;
  • persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border (this exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered residence at the same address when travelling together);
  • cross-border migrant workers who are employed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country and residing within 10 kilometres aerial distance from the common border of Slovenia and a neighbouring country, and who return within five days of crossing the border;
  • 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

With the last described exemption please note that if a person with a residence in Slovenia enters Slovenia, they are not in transit but are entering with the intention of going home. The exemption is temporary and valid until 22 August 2021. As of 23 August 2021, transit through Slovenia will no longer be possible without presenting proof of meeting the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule.

Latest border crossing measures

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