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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Slovenia
    INSIGNIFICANT TRAVEL RISK for Slovenia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundEntry restrictions
Slovenia has imposed entry restrictions on travellers from 'red-list' countries, which means these countries are deemed to have unstable epidemiological situations. The 'red-list' contains countries from both the EU and outside the EU. The list can be found here: https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/

A) Inbound travel from European nations
European nationals can enter Slovenia. Those from countries not on the 'red-list' can enter Slovenia without having to comply with quarantine or testing requirements. Those on the 'red-list' must comply with testing and quarantine requirements.

B) Inbound travel for 'third country' nationals
Travel from 'third countries' is only possible for those entering from non-'red-list' countries and whose travel is classified as urgent, ie. not for tourist or non-urgent family visits. More information can be found here: https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/103470-crossing-the-state-border-during-the-coronavirus-epidemic. Those entering must comply with testing and quarantine requirements

C) Border closures
Border restrictions have been re-imposed in Slovenia, meaning checks are in place with Slovenia’s neighbours. Details can be found on the website of the national police at: https://www.policija.si/nase-naloge/nadzor-drzavne-meje/prehajanje-drzavne-meje-med-epidemijo-zaradi-koronavirusa. Please note, currently Italy, Austria and Hungary are on the 'red-list'

The government has created a website to facilitate travelling to or transiting Slovenia. It is not mandatory but is useful: https://www.policija.si/enterslovenia/en
(Until further notice)
Testing requirements
A) Who needs to test?
A test is not necessary for entry to Slovenia, but can allow for avoiding quarantine.

B) Type of test and number of hours
The test must be a PCR test result not older than 48 hours after swab collection performed in the EU or Schengen Area country, the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel or Russia. At category A checkpoints for international air transport, negative PCR test results issued in Serbia and Turkey are also recognised.

C) What information needs to be included with the test result?
The test must either have been performed in an EU member state or the Schengen area or by organisations or individuals in third countries published on the NLZOH website: https://www.nlzoh.si/objave/priznavanje-rezultatov-testiranj-na-prisotnost-virusa-sars-cov-2-pri-prehajanju-meja/
(Until further notice)
Quarantine requirements
A) Who must quarantine and for how long?
Travellers who are arriving from red-list locations must quarantine for ten days. Exemptions apply for those who have been vaccinated or tested positive in the past (older than ten days but not older than six months), or who have a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours performed in the EU or Schengen Area country, the UK or the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel or Russia (see exemptions section).

B) Where can this be done?
This can be done at any accommodation. Full instructions can be found online at: https://www.nijz.si/sl/priporocila-za-ravnanje-v-karanteni-na-stalnemzacasnem-naslovu
(Until further notice)
Declarations
An optional form is available for travellers at https://www.policija.si/enterslovenia/en. Filling the form in can speed up travel through borders.
It also provides travellers with information about which restrictions apply to their travel.
(Until further notice)
Exemptions
Full details of exemptions can be found at gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/

A) Exemptions to quarantine
1. A person seconded to or from the international transport sector.
2. A person transporting goods or persons to Slovenia in commercial traffic or for freight or passenger transport in transit, if the traveller leaves Slovenia within eight hours after entry, and a person carrying out transport of goods or persons from Slovenia in commercial transport and returns to Slovenia within eight hours of leaving it.
3. A person travelling in transit through Slovenia and leaving it no later than twelve hours after entry. Transit within the six-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.
4. A person with a diplomatic passport.
5. A representative of a foreign security body (police or justice) who performs an official task and leaves Slovenia as soon as possible after the performance of the task, and a representative of a Slovenian security body (police or justice) who performs an official task and returns immediately from another country when this is possible after the task has been completed.
6. A person who has been transported to Slovenia by ambulance and accompanying medical staff in that vehicle.
7. A child who has not yet reached the age of 15 and crosses the border together with a close family member who has not been sent to quarantine at home or has not been refused entry into Slovenia.
8. A member of the protection and rescue services, health care, police, fire brigade or another person who provides humanitarian transport or provides assistance in rescuing and eliminating the consequences of natural disasters, and returns across the border within 24 hours after crossing the border.
9. A member of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the police or an employee of a state body returning from posting abroad, and an employee of state bodies on a business trip abroad.
10. A person who has not yet reached the age of 13 and who crosses the border daily or occasionally due to involvement in education, training or scientific research in Slovenia or EU member state or a Schengen area country and proves this with appropriate evidence.
11. A dual owner or tenant of land in the border area or on both sides of the state border who crosses the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of performing agricultural-forestry works and returns across the border no later than ten hours after crossing the border.
12. A person with a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours and carried out in an EU/Schengen member state, the UK, the US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel or Russia. At category A checkpoints for international air transport, negative PCR test results issued in Serbia and Turkey are also recognised
13. A person with a positive PCR test older than ten days but not older than six months, or a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 if not more than six months have elapsed since the beginning of symptoms.
14. A person who has a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19. More information on what the certificate must have: https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/


B) Exemptions to testing
1. The traveller can produce a certificate of a positive PCR test result that is older than 21 days but not older than six months, or a certificate from a doctor that they have had COVID-19 and no more than six months have passed since the onset of symptoms, or
2. The traveller can provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, proving that at least seven days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of Biontech / Pfizer vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of Moderna or at least 21 days since receiving the first dose of AstraZeneca.
(Until further notice)
Transit
Transit through the territory of Slovenia to another country is possible within 12 hours after entry without any restrictions.
Transit within the six-hour period applies to persons who are under quarantine orders issued by other states on account of their exposure to a person infected with Covid-19, who wish to spend their quarantine in another state and do not show any signs of infection.

Travellers without a permanent or temporary residence in EU member states must carry a document on the purpose and destination of transit.
Full information on transit rules can be found here: https://www.policija.si/eng/newsroom/news-archive/104670-transit-trough-slovenia-on-way-to-another-country-allowed-within-12-hours-from-entering-clarification
(Until further notice)
OutboundTravel to 'red-list' countries and administrative regions by persons residing in Slovenia is prohibited. The list can be found here: https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/. Travellers are exempt from the exit ban if they have a negative PCR test result no older than 48 hours, have recovered from COVID-19 or have been vaccinated.
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticNational lockdown has been lifted and inter-regional travel is now permitted.

The following measures still apply nationwide:
- Masks are to be worn in all closed public places, on public transport and in outdoor settings at times when it is not possible to keep a distance of at least five feet (1.5 metres).
- Gatherings and events with up to 50 people are allowed.
- All education institutions are open.
- Catering establishments are open outdoors between 07.00 and 19.00. A maximum of four people are allowed to sit at the same table. Staff are required to be tested once a week. In the Pomurska, Goriška and Obalno-kraška statistical regions catering establishments can open indoors with some restrictions.

Further information can be found on the government's website: https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/measures-to-contain-the-spread-of-covid-19-infections/
(until further notice)

23 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Slovenia

COVID-19 information for Slovenia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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The security environment is benign. The crime rate is low, the risk of terrorism is negligible, and protests generally pass off peacefully.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Slovenia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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