COVID-19: Current situation in Slovenia

Local news, 15.02.2021

For travelers from Switzerland: As of 26 October 2020, Switzerland is on the red list. Travelers entering the country must enter a 10-day quarantine unless they have a negative Corona test that is no older than 48 hours (PCR) or 24 hours (rapid test). Quarantine may also end early (after 5 days) if you get tested in Slovenia and are negative.

Exceptions to quarantine, even if no Covid test is available:

  • Persons in commercial transport,
  • Transit passengers,
  • Persons with a diplomatic passport,
  • Owners or lessees of property in the border area,
  • Representatives of foreign security agencies on a mission,
  • Persons who provide confirmation of a positive rapid antigen (HAGT) or PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is at least 21 days old but not older than six months, or medical confirmation that the individual had COVID-19 and symptoms did not persist for more than six months from the beginning,
  • Persons who present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that it has been at least seven days since the second dose of vaccine from Biontech / Pfizer, at least 14 days from MODERNA, and at least 21 days from AstraZeneca.

Exemptions from quarantine, even if no Covid test is available (only EU and Schengen member states with a lower 14-day incidence than Slovenia):

  • Cross-border daily migrant workers
  • Persons traveling for an important medical reason that cannot be postponed,
  • Persons crossing the border daily or occasionally for educational, training or research purposes in the Republic of Slovenia or in an EU or Schengen state,
  • EU or Schengen citizens who come from an EU or Schengen state where they have cared for or supported persons in need of assistance or family members, who have pursued parental care and maintained contacts with children, who carry out maintenance work on a privately owned, rented/leased or used private property or private land, or who have averted an immediate danger to health, life and property and return across the border within 12 hours after crossing the border.

Persons entering from EU and Schengen member states with a higher 14-day incidence than Slovenia must present a negative Covid-19 test (PCR or rapid test) no older than 7 days.

Transit is allowed: persons must leave Slovenia within 6 hours.
Unnecessary stops and leaving the transit route is not allowed. Passengers may perform urgent tasks on the way, such as refueling and stopping for physiological reasons, but are not allowed to stay overnight. A person who is assumed not to be able to leave the territory of Slovenia due to measures taken by neighbouring countries will be refused entry.

The Slovenian government has introduced the following measures to curb the spread of the corona virus:

  • Masks must be worn outdoors if a minimum distance of 2 meters cannot be maintained there. Masks must always be worn in closed public spaces. Wearing masks is also compulsory on public transport.
  • A 9pm-6am curfew has been put in place across Slovenia. 
  • There is a general ban on events, rallies, weddings and religious ceremonies.

As of 15 February, some restrictions have been relaxed:

  • Meetings of up to ten people are allowed;
  • The ban on movement between municipalities has been lifted;
  • All elementary school students, as well as graduating high school students, are going back to school;
  • Stores and services can be opened, including all stores and service workshops up to 400 square meters, but with regular weekly testing of employees;
  • Restaurants and hotels remain closed. Only some hotels are open for business travelers.

Covid-19 Tracker

Latest information from the Slovenian Ministry of Health

Entry restrictions and other measures of the Slovenian Government

Please note the hygiene recommendations and avoid large crowds.