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The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has issued the Ordinance amending Ordinance determining the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia to contain and control the COVID-19 infectious disease and published it in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia. The Ordinance enters into force on 2 December 2021.

Due to the spread of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron), a 10-day quarantine is mandatory upon entry into Slovenia for persons residing or having resided in one of the following countries in the 14 days prior to entry into Slovenia:

  • South Africa,
  • Lesotho,
  • Botswana,
  • Zimbabwe,
  • Mozambique,
  • Namibia,
  • Eswatini.

These persons must undergo a PCR test immediately after entering the Republic of Slovenia and on the 5th and 10th day after being placed under home quarantine. The compulsory quarantine cannot be terminated early, so it should last for the full 10 days.

Persons who entered Slovenia from these countries during the 14 days prior to the entry into force of this Ordinance (i.e. prior to 2 December 2021) shall call 113 and shall be placed under home quarantine for a period of 10 days from the date of entry into Slovenia. They must take the PCR test immediately after calling 113 and on the last day of their quarantine at home. They are also not allowed to end the quarantine early.

Foreigners without residence in the Republic of Slovenia who come from these countries are still not allowed to enter the Republic of Slovenia.

Persons coming from countries not specifically mentioned in the above list but in which the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 (Omicron) was identified by sequencing are advised to take a rapid antigen tests immediately after entry, despite meeting the RVT (recovered/vaccinated/tested) condition. A list of these countries is published on the website of the National Institute of Public Health.

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