The epidemic is over, but the concern for health remains

Slovenia was the first European Union country to declare the end of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infectious disease epidemic. Because our wish is to make you feel safe when visiting healthy, green and active Slovenia, all preventive measures and hygiene recommendations put in place to prevent the spread of the disease must be consistently observed at all times.

Here, you can find current information about crossing the national borders, about the preventive guidelines adopted in the tourism sector and hospitality services concerning visiting public areas, about public transport, etc.

Slovenia is a green and safe country/destination

Slovenia has striven for many years to carry out green and sustainable measures in tourism. Our efforts have frequently been recognised with awards, including the Best of Europe 2020 title among the 100 best sustainable destinations. By successfully coping with the COVID-19 epidemic, we have taken a step further. With continued implementation of high hygienic standards and practices, we are doing our best to create a safe and healthy environment for vacationing visitors. Safety and sustainable recommendations and protocols intended for services providers and tourist destinations are marked with the Green & Safe label. Find out why green and safe Slovenia is well worth visiting.

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When and how to cross the state border

Before planning your arrival in Slovenia, obtain information about the current situation and the measures in place at the country’s national borders. There are still certain limitations in place for most visitors, and there are some exceptions. Among other measures, the following applies:

  • Citizens of Slovenia, Austria and Hungary are allowed to cross the border outside the checkpoints without restrictions.

  • Slovenia can be entered without limitations and quarantine from countries that are on the list of those which have no border crossing limitations.

  • There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine still in force for other persons (there are some exceptions) who enter Slovenia.

Please see the detailed information about crossing the border, restrictions and exceptions on the Slovenian Police website.

Detailed information regarding border crossing

Please check the list of countries from which the borders with Slovenia may be crossed without major restrictions!

List of countries from which the borders may be crossed without restrictions

Reach your destination safely and healthily

Travelling across Slovenia is possible by public passenger transport as well as air transport. However, certain hygiene recommendations provided by the National Institute of Public Health must be observed.

 

Safe travel by bus or train

You can travel between places by bus and train, but you must observe certain recommendations. One of these states that you may use public transport only if you are healthy and show no signs of respiratory infection. Temporary prohibitions and restrictions for all forms of public passenger transport in international road and railway traffic remain in force.

 

 

The driver, train staff and passengers must wear protective face masks.

Disinfect your hands upon entry and it is recommended that you do the same upon exit.

Observe the appropriate 1.5-metre social distancing rule before entering and during the transfer by bus or train.

Try to minimise your physical contact with any surfaces on the bus or train during your ride.

Obey the rules of passenger movement – from entrance to exit doors, which are appropriately marked.

We recommend buying tickets at stations, ticket vending machines or online.

  

 

Safe and healthy arrival by air

As of 12 May 2020, passenger air transport to international airports in Slovenia is permitted. The prohibition of flights from abroad to local airports remains in force until 12 June 2020.

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Staying safe when travelling across Europe

Are you planning holidays in Europe and trying to obtain real-time information on the situation at borders, available means of transport, travel restrictions, public health and safety measures, and other practical information for travellers? For more information, please visit the web platform Re-open EU, which has been launched by the European Commission and is available on computers or as a mobile app, and travel safely across Europe.

Re-open EU web platform

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Working together to ensure a safe and healthy holiday experience

We are doing our best to ensure a safe and healthy environment for your holidays in Slovenia. You can also do your part by following the health recommendations.

Even if you are perfectly healthy, keep a safe distance from other people – 1.5 to 2 metres.

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly. Use soap and water. Hand disinfection is mandatory in enclosed public spaces.

Do not touch your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth, with unwashed or undisinfected hands.

If soap is not available, use hand disinfectant containing 60% to 80% alcohol.

Thoroughly air enclosed spaces several times per day.

Follow the information and recommendations of health professionals.

If the spread of respiratory infections and COVID-19 increases, avoid enclosed spaces and large gatherings of people.

If you start showing signs of acute respiratory infection, such as a runny nose, feeling unwell, muscle pain, fever and a cough, take care of yourself and others! Notify the reception. Do not stay in rooms with other people, do not go on trips or participate in other activities.

Practice respiratory hygiene/ cough etiquette. Dispose of tissues in a waste bin after every use, then wash your hands with soap and water.

It is mandatory to have your mouth and nose completely covered with a mask or a scarf in all enclosed public spaces and also outside if you have a respiratory infection or you are caring for someone who has a respiratory infection.

Now is the time to act in a responsible, safe and sustainable manner.

We realise that now, more than ever, the trust and safety of both guests and tourism workers are extremely important. We maintain and increase trust in the "I feel Slovenia" brand by establishing responsible travel standards in tourism. We have joined them into a new GREEN&SAFE logo to designate and highlight superior hygiene standards, protocols and sustainable recommendations for tourist service providers and destinations. Through activities based on safety, responsibility and sustainability, we increase our guests' trust in Slovenia as a green and safe tourist destination.

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