Welcome to Slovenia

Slovenia is reopening for tourism. To travel safely and responsibly, regularly check the updates on the current situation and follow safety guidelines.

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.

 

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When and how to cross the state border

For entering Slovenia, different conditions apply depending on the country you are coming from. Areas and countries with unstable epidemiological situation are included on dark red and red lists.

Entry requirements

1.1 Passengers from the "Safe listed" EU and Schengen countries

NO QUARANTINE - FREE ENTRY

In the areas that are not included on the dark red or red list, no high risk of infection with SARS-CoV-2 is incured. A person arriving from these areas may enter Slovenia without a quarantine, but only if a proof is provided that they have not resided in a dark red or red listed area at least 5 days in a row prior arrival. If they are not able to prove this, the conditions for the dark red or red listed countries apply.

For detailed information, visit the official website of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia dedicated to current information related to crossing of borders.

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List of 26 Schengen countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. The regime used for the Schengen countries also applies to: Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican.

1.2. Passengers from the dark red and red listed EU and Schengen countries

Persons arriving from countries or regions from the dark red or red list can enter Slovenia without quarantine, if they submit:

  • a negative PCR test for COVID-19 that is not older than 48 hours according to the date of the swab taken.

    The PCR test is adequate if it is performed in the Member States of the European Union, the Member States of the Schengen area, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America, and also at check points on air links for international air transport if it is performed in Turkey.

  • a negative RAT test result not older than 48 hours from the time the swab was taken (from 5 June).

    The RAT test is adequate if it is performed in the Member States of the European Union, the Member States of the Schengen area, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America, and also at check points on air links for international air transport if it is performed in Turkey, and is listed in the common list of rapid antigen tests published. The HAG tests of all the manufacturers on the list are adequate, regardless of whether they are marked yellow or white.

    List of HAG tests

  • certificate of positive result of a PCR test that is older than 10 days and not older than six months, or medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19, if not more than six months have elapsed since the beginning of symptoms.
  • certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, which proves that:
    • at least seven days have passed since the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine by Biontech/Pfizer,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Moderna,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine) by AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the first dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen-Cilag,
    • at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine by Russia's Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology,
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech, or
    • at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine by Sinopharm

 

A 10-DAY QUARANTINE: If none of the documents can be submitted, a 10-day quarantine is required, which can be interrupted in 5 days by taking the test.

For detailed information, visit the official website of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia dedicated to current information related to crossing of borders.

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Exceptions for the entry to Slovenia without quarantine and negative PCR test for travellers from the dark red and red lists of member states of the EU and Schengen Area

Permitted to enter Slovenia without quarantine are people who have recovered from COVID-19 who got vaccinated with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine recognised by Slovenia not later than eight months after a positive PCR test or the beginning of symptoms.

Passengers who have recovered from COVID-19 and have been vaccinated within eight months following a positive PCR test or the start of symptoms with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine that is recognised in Slovenia - no quarantine is required. 

Children up to the age of 15 can cross the border together with a close family member or in an organised group accompanied by an educator, teacher or guardian. In both cases the valid condition is that the child is not ordered to quarantine at home or is not denied entry into Slovenia.

 

The red list includes the administrative units of Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta, Lombardia, Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicilia, Bolzano/Bozen, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana, Marche and Lazio (valid as of 30 May 2021). Persons arriving from other administrative units can travel from Italy to Slovenia without quarantine and the submission of a negative test.

Residents of the Italian-Slovenian border area on both sides of the border can cross the border freely (without Covid-19 restrictions) for 24 hours and not farther than 60 kilometres from their residence.

Exceptions without quarantine and with a negative result of a PCR or rapid antigen test – for detailed information about crossing borders visit the official website of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia.

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1.3. Conditions of entry into Slovenia for passengers from third countries

People arriving from safe listed countries can enter Slovenia without restrictions. This usually does not apply to passengers from third countries* who travel due to non-urgent reasons which also include tourism. Prior to travelling, we recommend that you check the travel recommendations on the official websites of the countries from which you intend to travel.

*Third countries: Non-member of European Union and Schengen area

Negative tests and evidence on convalescence from COVID-19 from Serbia are also recognised.

At category A checkpoints for international air transport, negative PCR test results issued in Turkey are also recognised.

Travel announcement application "Enter Slovenia"

The Slovenian Police have developed a travel announcement application, "Enter Slovenia", which provides help to users when entering our country, especially with regard to understanding the exceptions. The application specifies the control points at which people can cross the border.

Depending on the purpose of their travel to Slovenia, a user may complete a form with their personal data. The data is not saved after the form is generated and is automatically deleted. The user may print out this form or save it on their mobile phone or a tablet and show it at a border control point or a control point within Slovenia.

Enter Slovenia web application

Exit from Slovenia

What you need to know about leaving Slovenia

See the key information about the conditions for entering individual countries from Slovenia. We are looking to provide you with updated information related to returning from Slovenia to individual countries, but we nevertheless recommend that you check current information and possible daily changes in the conditions to enter other countries on the official web pages of those countries.

Austria 

To enter Austria, an electronic registration and a certificate that you have been either vaccinated, tested or have recovered from COVID-19 is required – 3G certificate. Quarantine is no longer necessary.

  • If a person is unable to submit the said 3G certificate, they must be tested for the SARS-CoV-2 virus immediately or no later than within 24 hours.
  • Official documents in German (Ärtztl. Zeugnis) or English (Health certificate) or the yellow vaccination card in which the vaccination was recorded are recognised as certificates of vaccination.
  • It is possible to enter Austria on the basis of a completed PCR test that is not older than 72 hours according to the date when the swab was taken or a rapid antigen test that is not older than 48 hours according to the date when the swab was taken.

 

See more detailed information in German

Italy

Between 16 May and 30 July, a governmental decree applies in Italy which stipulates that people returning to Italy from the countries on the C list from the European Union must, upon their arrival in Italy, submit:

  • a completed special self-declaration (soon to be replaced by a digital form),
  • a green COVID-19 certificate confirming a completed molecular (PCR) or antigen (RAT) test that is not older than 48 hours and is negative.

When entering Italy, certain exceptions apply regarding the submission of a negative COVID-19 test.

Quarantine for people who submit the foregoing certificates is no longer mandatory.

A 10-day quarantine is anticipated for those returning to Italy from the countries which are not part of the Schengen Area.

See more detailed information in Italian

Germany

Digital entry registration s required to enter Germany. After arrival, a 10-day mandatory quarantine is required, which can be stopped 5th day based on an additional negative PCR test result.

Entry to Germany without quarantine is possible for persons returning to the country, EU citizens as well as acceding members travelling to Germany in the following cases if they submit:

  • proof of recovery (regardless of the list of risk or high-risk areas);
  • proof of vaccination (regardless of the list of risk or high-risk areas);
  • negative PCR test result (which was not collected 72 hours before arrival) or negative antigen test result (for countries listed on the risk-area list, i.e., Risikogebiet).

Each federal state adopts its own rules on the exceptions for which quarantine is not required and certain additional rules relating to the entry.

Slovenia is on the list of risk areas (Hochrisikogebiet) by the Robert Koch Institute.

See more detailed information in German 

Switzerland

Slovenia is currently on the list of countries with an increased risk of infection.  In addition to the PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours, a 10-day quarantine is mandatory for entering Switzerland. There is the possibility of shortening travel quarantine from day 7 onwards if the result of the test taken from that day is negative. You must also complete the contract-tracing form.

For detailed information, please see the official Swiss site

Croatia

People entering Croatia from Slovenia are required to produce one of the following documents:

  • a negative PCR test or a rapid antigen test – HAG, whereby the result of the PCR test is not older than 72 hours and the result of the HAG test is not older than 48 hours upon arrival at the border crossing. In the case of a stay in Croatia that is longer than 10 days, a rapid antigen test must be repeated after the tenth day from the date of issue of the first test.
  • certificate of vaccination for people who received the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago or who received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, which is only applied once, more than 14 days ago (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson).
  • certificate of vaccination with the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamleya vaccine, whereby at least 22 or no more than 42 days have passed since the vaccination.
  • certificate of vaccination with the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, whereby at least 22 or no more than 84 days have passed since the vaccination.
  • certificate of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test that is older than 11 days and not older than six months, or a medical certificate of convalescence,
  • A person who has recovered from COVID-19 and has been vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose, and not more than 6 months have passed since the vaccination, however, does not have to submit a negative test and is not referred to quarantine.
  • a PCR or rapid antigen test performed immediately after the arrival in Croatia (at own expense), after which the person must self-isolate until they receive the result. Otherwise, a 10-day quarantine is mandatory.

Certain exceptions apply.

See more detailed information in Croatian

France

All travellers older than 11 years who come from abroad must produce a negative result of a PCR test that was performed less than 72 hours before departure.

Travellers coming from the European Union on a ship or aircraft must also produce a special statement that they have no symptoms of Covid-19 and that they have not been in contact with an infected person in the last 14 days. It is recommended that such travellers undergo a 7-day quarantine upon arrival in France, after which they again take a PCR test.

Travellers from the European Union who use road or railway transport do not need to produce such a certificate.

As of 3 April, departure to a European Union member state must be justified with a warranted reason.

See more detailed information in French

United Kingdom

People returning to the United Kingdom (including from Slovenia) must self-isolate for 10 days, and during that time they must take two Covid-19 tests (on the second and eighth day of self-isolation).

Before travel, it is necessary to:

  • Take a Covid-19 test not later than three days before departure, which must be negative.
  • Book and pay for a travel test kit with Covid-19 tests that should be taken on/before the second day and on/before the eighth day of self-isolation.
  • Complete a form for tracing of passengers with information about where you will self-isolate after returning to the United Kingdom, and a reference number of the booking of a travel test kit (if you are returning from a country that is not on the red list).

See more detailed information in English 

The Netherlands

If you are going back to the Netherlands from a high-risk area (also from Slovenia) and travelling by aircraft, ship, train, or bus, before the trip

  • you are required to take a Covid-19 test at least 24 hours before boarding, and this must be negative, or
  • produce a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours before arrival and a negative rapid antigen test (at least 24 hours before boarding). Testing is not required for children up to the age of 12 years.

A negative Covid-19 test result is not required if you travel to the Netherlands by car. A 10-day quarantine is mandatory for all travellers. The duration of quarantine may be shortened if you take a PCR test at least 5 days after arrival. If the test result is negative, quarantine may be ended.

More detailed information is available on the official national page

Belgium

Every country is labelled with a certain colour (red, orange or green). All passengers from "red" areas who are not residents in Belgium must take a PCR test before departure which must be negative and taken at least 72 hours before departure. Testing is not required for children up to the age of 11 years.

All passengers from "red" areas must take a repeated test on the 7th day of the mandatory quarantine. A 10-day quarantine is mandatory for all passengers who have been in a "red" area for at least 48 hours and who will stay in Belgium for at least 48 hours. The duration of quarantine may be shortened if a repeated PCR test is taken at least 7 days after arrival. If the test result is negative, quarantine may be ended.

Belgian travelling back from Slovenia to Belgium need to fill in a Passenger Location Form.This needs to be filled in 48h before arrival back in Belgium. Based on the answers you give, the form will work out whether you are regarded as high-risk contact.

Belgian citizens travelling from Slovenia back to Belgium must complete a Passenger Location Form 48 hours prior to their return. Your answers will serve to determine whether you are a high-risk contact.

More detailed information is available on the official national page

Hungary

People who travel to Hungary from Slovenia or any other country must quarantine for 10 days. Quarantine may be ended if two negative PCR tests are produced.

People who travel to Hungary from Slovenia or any other country can enter Hungary without being subject to restrictions:

  • those providing satisfactory proof while entering Hungary that they have undergone COVID-19 infection within 6 months prior to reporting to entry;
  • those providing their protection against the COVID-19 while entering Hungary with valid immunity certificate with the travel document indicated on the immunity certificate, and a person under his/her supervision who enters Hungary with him/her and has not reached the age of eighteen;
  • those providing their protection against the COVID-19 while entering Hungary with valid immunity certificate issued by a State specified by decree of the Minister responsible for foreign policy.

 

More detailed information in Hungarian is available on the official national page

Israel

Israel is currently listed on the green list of countries, meaning that people from Israel can enter Slovenia without limitations.

If persons come via transit airports or other countries, then the requirements of the transit country must be checked (a negative PCR test is usually required). If an Israeli citizen arrives in Slovenia from a country on the red list of countries, they must have a negative COVID-19 test or certificate of vaccination or a certificate attesting to recovery from COVID-19. 

More information in English

Test locations

Covid-19 testing locations for foreign tourists

Mass testing for foreign citizens using free of charge rapid antigen tests is not possible; they can be tested only if they pay for the test. See in which locations foreigners can obtain payable tests, and check whether it is necessary to make an appointment in advance and what is required for your swab to be taken.

Covid-19 testing locations for foreign tourists

 

Visiting accommodation, shops, restaurants, events, etc.

Responsible at every turn

Are you wondering what the key measures and recommendations are that you need to follow during the COVID-19 epidemic? Please review the information on movement in closed public spaces and open spaces, store opening hours, tourist accommodation and the provision of services.

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*C-convalescents, V-vaccinated, T-tested (PCR or HAG test that is not older than 48 hours)

Public transport

Public transport permitted with adherence to measures

Public line transport can be carried out in a normal scope ; however, the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health relating to wearing facial masks, disinfecting hands, and capacities and entering/exiting vehicles, need to be respected.

Safe travel by bus or train

Public passenger transport is performed under the regular schedule. Certain recommendations need to be respected when using buses and trains. Use public transport only if you are healthy or have no signs of respiratory infection.

 

 

 

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.

Air connections

Passenger air transport to international airports in Slovenia is carried out by observing the preventive measures in force at airports and in passenger transport.

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Useful information on applications and links

Destination Tracker

Would you like to know which COVID-19 requirements apply and which measures are in place at the destination you intend to visit (in the future)? The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched a free online tool, the Destination Tracker. This tool enables access to data on the conditions regarding COVID-19 (level of infection, positive tests, vaccinations), air regulations and measures applicable at the destination (health and safety requirements, transit through the country, regulations relating to the attractions and restaurants, etc.).

Learn about your travel destination on the Destination Tracker

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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

#OstraniZdrav (#StayHealthy) mobile app

The #OstaniZdrav (#StayHealthy) mobile app is a tool that informs you whether you have been in contact with an infected person. It is very important that you begin using the app before you show symptoms of the SARS-CoV-2 disease. Only in that way can a confirmed infected user, by issuing daily keys, warn others who have a saved rolling proximity identifier that they have had a risky contact.

The #OstaniZdrav mobile application will exchange the rolling proximity identifiers with all applications using the Google/Apple Exposure Notification system. It is currently in cross-border exchange with 12 European countries.

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Hygiene tips and recommendations

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.

The mouth and nose must be consistently covered with a protective mask in all enclosed public spaces as well as outdoors wherever it is not possible to maintain a social distance of 2 metres.

Let’s act responsibly, safely and sustainably.

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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