Before you set off for Slovenia

Slovenia is open for tourists, but to travel safely and responsibly 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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Entry requirements

1.1. Unified conditions of entry for passengers

Entry into Slovenia without mandatory home quarantine is permitted with a valid identity document and one of the proofs of recovery from Covid-19, proof of completed vaccination or a negative test result:

Tested

  • 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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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 24 hours from the time the swab was taken

    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, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 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.

    RAT test for self-testing is not sufficient to fulfill the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVC), neither is it sufficient as proof for entering Slovenia.

    List of HAG tests

  • a negative PCR or RAT test for arrivals from all third countries

    A PCR or RAT test made in a country not listed above is valid if it meets all the following conditions: it features at least the same information as a PCR or RAT test issued in a European Union or Schengen member state, a QR code and the same verification options as an EUDCC.

    Detailed Information

Recovered

  • a certificate of recovery – proof of a positive PCR test result older than 10 days but not older than six months (180 days), or a doctor's certificate that the person has had COVID-19 and no more than six months have passed since the onset of symptoms (180 days).
  • a certificate of recovery is accepted if issued in an EU member state, a Schengen Area country, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America, at check points on flight connections of international air transport, or in Turkey;

Vaccinated

  • a Covid-19 vaccination certificate proving that the person has been administered:

    • the second dose of Comirnaty vaccine manufactured by Biontech/Pfizer, Spikevax vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine) manufactured by Moderna, Sputnik V vaccine manufactured by Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology, CoronaVac vaccine manufactured by Sinovac Biotech, COVID-19 Vaccine manufactured by Sinopharm, Vaxzevria vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine) manufactured by AstraZeneca, and Covishield vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca or Covaxin vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech (India) or,

    • a combination of the two vaccines listed above,

    • the first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen manufactured by Johnson and Johnson/Janssen-Cilag.

  • a certificate of vaccination for persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (a certificate of recovery and proof that the person has been vaccinated with one dose of a vaccine referred to in the preceding point within a maximum period of 6 months since a positive PCR test result or the onset of symptoms).

Proof of vaccination may be: a filled-in card of the vaccine producer, an entry in a vaccine booklet or a certificate of vaccination (including a card issued upon vaccination).

  • an EU Digital COVID Certificate in digital or paper form, bearing a QR code that contains data on a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a certificate of vaccination for recovered persons,

  • a digital COVID certificate of third countries in digital or paper form, bearing a QR code that contains the same data as the European Digital COVID Certificate and is issued in English by the competent health authority of the third country

 

A 7-DAY QUARANTINE

If none of the documents can be submitted, a 7-day quarantine is required.

A foreigner who is not a resident of Slovenia will be allowed to enter Slovenia and ordered to undergo a 7-day quarantine only if they can prove beyond any doubt that they have a guaranteed place to quarantine. Otherwise, they are denied entry. It is not possible to quarantine in tourist accommodations.

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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EU digital COVID certificate

The EU digital certificate will be introduced in Slovenia and other EU member states on 1 July 2021. The certificate will facilitate travel in the EU. National authorities issue the certificate free of charge; the certificate is available in digital or paper form and includes a QR code. A certificate is a digital proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19,
  • received a negative test result or
  • recovered from COVID-19.

The certificate is not a precondition for free movement and is not considered a travel document.

More information on the EU digital COVID certificate

 

Introduction of digital passenger locator forms (dPLF) 

From 16 August 2021, all passengers entering Slovenia by plane or ship are required to fill out a Digital Passenger Locator Form (electronic PLF form - dPLF) before entering. 

dPLF form

 

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.

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

 

1.2. Exceptions to the quarantine and the negative test result

Foreigners who are not residents of Slovenia will be allowed to enter Slovenia without a mandatory quarantine only if they meet the RVT condition.

There are 7 exceptions for entry without quarantine and without the met RVT condition that (upon the fulfillment of certain additional special conditions for each group) apply to the following persons without residence in the Republic of Slovenia.

  • persons in the international transport sector who leave the Republic of Slovenia within 12 hours of crossing the border. They must present a "Certificate for International Transport Workers" or another appropriate document demonstrating their posting by the employer. These persons are also allowed to visit petrol stations without fulfilling the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule requirement, 

  • Persons who do not have residence in the Republic of Slovenia and travel in transit through the Republic of Slovenia and leave it as soon as possible or no later than 12 hours after the entry. If a person is positive for SARS-CoV-2, the transit is allowed if he / she follows the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) and if the neighbouring country is willing to accept this person. If a person has been quarantined abroad, he / she must transit through Slovenia with his / her own vehicle and by the shortest route within 6 hours. Passengers can perform urgent transit tasks on the way, such as refuelling, stopping for physiological needs, but not overnight stays,

  • A child who has not yet reached the age of 12 and crosses the border together with a close family member who is not quarantined at home or is not denied entry to the Republic of Slovenia, or in an organised group accompanied by an educator, teacher or guardian who is not quarantined at home or is not denied entry into the Republic of Slovenia, or together with the person transporting the child due to the child’s involvement in education, if this person is not quarantined at home or is not denied entry into the Republic of Slovenia

  • A person crossing the border for the purpose of transporting a child under the age of 15, due to the child’s involvement in upbringing and education, if the child crosses the border back within two hours after crossing the border.

  • Persons who have evidence of a planned emergency medical examination or procedure in the Republic of Slovenia, another Member State of the European Union or the Schengen area, and are returning and crossing the border immediately after the medical examination or procedure or as soon as their medical condition allows it.

  • persons who own or lease land in the border area or on both sides of the state border and cross the state border with a neighbouring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within 10 hours of crossing the border. This exception also applies to close family members and other people with a registered residence at the same address when travelling together.

  • a cross-border worker working in a Member State of the European Union or in the Schengen Area who returns from work no later than five days after crossing the border and lives no more than 10km of air line from the common border line between the Republic of Slovenia and the neighbouring country.

A person claiming any of the exceptions listed above must provide the police with evidence of the existence of these exceptions, otherwise they will be sent to quarantine at home.

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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1.3. Entry into Slovenia for non-essential travel

Non-emergency travel, which includes tourism, is possible if one of the general requirements for entry (negative test result, proof of recovery from Covid-19, proof of completed vaccination) is met:

  • all persons residing in the EU member states and the Schengen area.

  • persons resident in third countries or areas: Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Indonesia, South Korea, Canada, Qatar, Colombia, Kuwait, New Zealand, Peru, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), Macau (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), Taiwan.

  • Other foreigners if they have submitted a certificate of vaccination or evidence that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six months and at the same time, a certificate of vaccination with at least one vaccine dose at the time of entry into the Republic of Slovenia.

The police can deny entry into the Republic of Slovenia to persons who, upon entry, do not provide at least one of the required documents.

Note: for the use of tourist accommodation, visiting the interior of restaurants, cultural institutions, etc. the RVT condition applies to travelers of all countries. RVT: R-recovered, V-vaccinated, T-tested, where service users are considered to have fulfilled the condition T (testing) with a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours, or a negative RAT test not older than 24 hours! 

We recommend that, before travelling, you check travel advice on the official website of the country from which you are travelling.

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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Entry into Slovenia with a visa

Visas for non-essential travel can only be issued for the countries for which the Republic of Slovenia has lifted restrictions on non-essential travel based on EU recommendations. Regarding issuing visas, the resuming of visa operations will depend on the criteria and measures agreed between the EU Member States present in individual third countries with their representations. The decision on resuming visa operations without limitations will be published on the websites of the diplomatic missions and consular posts of EU Member States in the countries listed. Of these countries, Slovenian diplomatic missions carry out visa operations without limitations in Albania, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Montenegro, Croatia, Canada, North Macedonia, Serbia, Russian Federation, Turquey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and the US. Countries that have yet to meet these criteria can issue visas only in urgent cases and only for essential travel. Visa representation is currently suspended for most third countries and may only be utilised in cases of essential travel.

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1.4. Call centre for information on the new coronavirus

As of 12 July, the call centre where you can obtain all the current information regarding the new coronavirus (health measures, border crossing, returning to Slovenia, support measures for the people and the economy and more) is operational again.

You can call the call centre free of charge at 080 1404 on workdays from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00. If you are calling from abroad, you can reach the call centre at +386 1 478 7550.

 

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

As of 25 December 2021, new rules apply for entry into Austria!

General rules

Regardless of the country, entry into Austria is in principle only possible with a recovered-vaccinated certificate. To enter, you will need the following:

  • a certificate of vaccination or
  • a certificate of recovery,

plus

  • a booster dose certificate or
  • a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours or
  • in case you have been vaccinated, an Austrian certificate of recovery, if less than 180 days have elapsed since recovery.

If you do not meet the recovered-vaccinated condition, you must register at entry.ptc.gv.at before entering Austria and immediately enter a 10-day quarantine period upon entry. The quarantine can be prematurely terminated from day 5 onwards with a negative PCR test.

Migrant workers/schoolchildren, students/persons visiting family members can enter with a RVT certificate or with a negative RAT test result (which is not a self-testing RAT test!). The RAT test result at entry must not be older than 24 hours from the time the swab was taken, and the same applies to medical certificates of a passed RAT test.

IMPORTANT:

The RVT condition for migrant workers/schoolchildren/students/persons visiting family members remains unchanged and valid!

The booster dose is the same as the PCR test

Persons who have received a booster dose of the vaccine meet the recovered-vaccinated (RV+) entry condition and do not need an additional negative PCR test result in addition to the recovered-vaccinated certificate.

Prevalence equal to or corresponding to vaccination OR a negative PCR test OR a booster dose

In addition, the recovered-vaccinated (RV+) condition is fulfilled if you meet the vaccination condition and the booster dose, since recovery counts as a booster dose. If you have only recovered and do not meet the vaccination requirement, you still need a negative PCR test result to enter.

Exceptions to the recovered-vaccinated (RT) condition

Pregnant women and persons who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the recovered-vaccinated (RT) condition and must carry the appropriate medical certificate.

Children/minors

Minors or children under 12 years of age travelling with an adult who meets the entry requirements are exempt from the recovered-vaccinated (RT+) condition. As regards quarantine and pre-registration, they are subject to the same rules as the adults accompanying them. If an adult has been quarantined and the quarantine ends, the quarantine will also end for the minor or child.

Certificate of completion of tests for schoolchildren, pupils and other school-age persons (Ninja-Pass)

Students meet the recovered-vaccinated (RT+) condition if they are tested at the legally required intervals (including on day 6 and day 7 after the first test) and demonstrate this with a certificate of passed tests. The same applies to other schoolchildren if they demonstrate evidence of regular testing.

Certificate of testing for minors aged between 12 and 15 years who are on holiday in Austria and are not fully vaccinated (Holiday-Ninja-Pass)

For the winter season 2021/22, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism and the Austrian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have introduced the Holiday-Ninja-Pass for schoolchildren, following the example of the test certificate. This certificate is for foreign minors between 12 and 15 years of age who are not fully vaccinated and is an exception to the recovered-vaccinated (RT+) condition.

Further information about the certificate can be found on the Holiday-Ninja-Pass.

See more detailed information in German

Italy

From 16/12/2021 to 31/01/2022, new measures for passengers coming from List C countries apply when entering Italy. Passengers wishing to enter Italy must:

Vaccinated passengers and those who have recovered from Covid-19 must have a certificate of a negative result of a molecular (PCR) test not older than 48 hours or an antigen (RAT) test not older than 24 hours.

Unvaccinated passengers must undergo a mandatory five-day quarantine in addition to submitting a negative test result.

Certain exceptions also apply to entry into Italy.

See more detailed information in Italian

Germany

As of 26 December 2021, every person over the age of six is obliged to carry proof of their COVID 19 status when entering Germany. Persons over the age of six must therefore have a negative test result or proof of recovery or vaccination when entering Germany. As a rule, COVID 19 test results (antigen or PCR tests) must not be more than 48 hours old at the time of the (planned) entry. However, if entering Germany with a carrier (e.g. an airline), PCR tests may be taken a maximum of 48 hours before the (scheduled) start of the journey (e.g. departure time). But antigen tests must not be taken more than 48 hours before the (scheduled) time of arrival in Germany even if travellers are being transported by a carrier.

As of Sunday, September 26, 2021, the Robert Koch Institute has classified Slovenia as a high-risk area. Passengers entering Germany from Slovenia must fill out an online form and carry a certificate of testing, vaccination or recovery for possible submission to an official at the border crossing. Proof of one of the conditions must be uploaded through the entry portal so that a vaccinated individual or a recovered person will be able to forgo quarantine. Anyone who has not been vaccinated or who has not recovered must enter the 10 day quarantine that can be shortened by a negative COVID test after day 5.

See more detailed information in German 

Switzerland

Upon entering Switzerland, all persons, including those who have been vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19, must show a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a negative RAT test (not older than 24 hours). Everyone, except persons who have been vaccinated against or have recovered from COVID-19, must undergo another test in Switzerland after four to seven days of stay and send it to the competent Cantonal Bureau. All travellers – be it vaccinated persons, recovered persons or persons with a negative test – must also complete an entry form upon entering. We recommend that you fill in the “Travelcheck” questionnaire before entering Switzerland and check the conditions for entry.

See more detailed information on the official Swiss website

Croatia

Persons arriving directly from EU Member States or the Schengen area, regardless of their nationality, may enter Slovenia if they have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate. This also applies to persons coming from green-listed areas.

If they do not yet hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate, entry into Croatia is exceptionally allowed subject to the following proof:

  • 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.
  • certificate of vaccination that proves that a person has received their second dose of a vaccine that is used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm); the certificate must not be older than 365 days or that at least 14 days have passed since they received a single-dose vaccine (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.
  • a positive PCR or HAG test certificate older than 11 days but not older than 365 days or a recovery certificate,
  • a person that recovered from COVID-19 and who has been vaccinated with at least one vaccine dose within 8 months of the onset of the disease, but not more than 12 months has passed since the date of arrival at the border crossing point.
  • 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

Entry into France from Slovenia is possible without restrictions for people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19. They need to provide a certificate of vaccination and a declaration confirming their symptom-free status and that they have not been in contact with any person with a confirmed infection within the last 14 days. All passengers over the age of 12 arriving from Slovenia that have not been vaccinated must submit a negative PCR or a negative rapid antigen test result no more than 24 hours old or a certificate of recovery more than 11 days old and no more than 6 months.

See more detailed information in English

United Kingdom

Since 4 October 2021, the conditions for entry into the United Kingdom depend on whether or not a person is travelling from a red list country and whether they are fully vaccinated. Currently, Slovenia is not included on the red list.

Before travelling to the United Kingdom, a fully vaccinated person must:

  • book and pay for a day 2 travel test package with Covid-19 tests to be taken on/before day 2 after you arrive (even in the case of a visit shorter than two days),
  • complete a passenger locator form stating the location of their stay in the United Kingdom and the travel test package booking reference number.

Before travelling to the United Kingdom, an unvaccinated person must:

  • take a test for Covid-19, a maximum of two days before departure, the result of which must be negative,
  • book and pay for a travel test package with Covid-19 tests to be performed on/before day 2 and on/after day 8 after entry,
  • complete a passenger locator form stating the location of their stay in the United Kingdom and the travel test package booking reference number. 

After the arrival, an unvaccinated person must:

  • be quarantined at home or at the location that they have specified as temporary residence for 10 days,
  • pass both Covid-19 tests.

If the visit is for less than 10 days, the person must be quarantined for the whole duration of the visit. Under certain conditions, quarantine may also be terminated early.

See more detailed information in English 

The Netherlands

Slovenia is listed as a high risk country and all passengers returning from Slovenia must submit a EU Digital COVID Certificate upon entering the Netherlands. All passengers who do not comply with the RV (recovered-vaccinated) rule and are over 12 years of age must submit a negative COVID-19 test when crossing the border. If coming to the Netherlands by plane, you must complete a Health Declaration Form.

See more detailed information on the official Dutch website 

Belgium

All passengers, including fully vaccinated, returning to or traveling to Belgium must complete a special form (PLF) within 6 months before entering the country:

  • if they have been abroad longer than 48 hours,
  • if they intend to stay in Belgium longer than 48 hours,
  • if they are arriving by plane or ship,
  • if they have been in a red country (including Slovenia) in the last 14 days.

A special exception for passengers returning to or intending to visit Brussels, who come from red-colored countries (including Slovenia) and DO NOT HAVE a recovery certificate or vaccination certificate: they must take the test on the first and seventh day and wait in quarantine until the results of the second test are known.

All passengers coming from red-colored countries (including Slovenia) must present a vaccination certificate, a negative PCR test, which must not be older than 72 hours, or a recovery certificate upon entering the country.

More detailed information is available on the official national page

Hungary

Restriction-free entry from Slovenia to Hungary by land (road and rail transport) is possible with a valid identity document (passport or ID card).

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

Test locations

Covid-19 testing locations for foreign tourists

Testing for foreign tourists with quick tests is self-funding and takes place at various locations across Slovenia. 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

Medical care in case of occurrence of illness caused by the COVID-19 virus

For EU citizens who have an arranged and valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), treatment of the consequences of COVID-19 in institutions of the public health care network in Slovenia is free of charge.

Before arriving in Slovenia, citizens of other countries must arrange health insurance for Slovenia at their health insurance institutes and obtain a special form.

Before coming to Slovenia, foreign citizens are advised to arrange a type of travel insurance also covering various forms of transport, private care and similar things the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) does not cover.

 

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Are you unsure about what measures and guidelines are still in place in Slovenia after the end of the epidemic? Please follow the guidelines on movement in enclosed public spaces, outdoors, the opening hours of stores, tourist accommodation and the provision of services...

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Fulfillment of the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) 

After 15 September, the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) must be met by all employees, as well as users of services or activities. An individual meets the RVT rule if he proves himself with a valid identity document and one of the proofs of recovery, completed vaccination or negative test.

ATTENTION!  From 24 December, a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours or a negative RAT test not older than 24 hours will be considered as a condition of condition T (testing) for users of services or activities! 

Check where following the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) is mandatory:

Accommodation

Wellness, hairdressing and beauty services

Hospitality and catering establishment

 

Service stations

Public transport

 

Catering establishments

Between 5am and 10pm for guests sitting at the table. The recovered-vaccinated-tested rule and the maximum number of people allowed to be in the premises at the same time must be clearly at visible the entrance.

 

Public gathering restrictions

Gatherings of people are banned (only allowed if they are close family members or members of a common household).

 

Shops

The recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) is required for entry into shops and malls, except for shops that provide necessities not located within malls. In stores, the limit of the number of customers is 10 m2 per person.

 

Public events

Public events, public gatherings, feasts, celebrations and wedding ceremonies are prohibited (unless otherwise stipulated in the decrees or other acts of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia).

 

Public cultural events

Public cultural events in closed and open public areas are allowed only with seats (maintaining a distance between seats of at least 1.5 metres, if seats are fixed, there must always be one seat left free between two seats). All participants must comply with the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) and use protective masks. Serving and consuming food and beverages for participants of public cultural events is not allowed.

 

Public sports events

They are only allowed in areas with fixed seats, the use of protective masks is mandatory, there must be one seat unoccupied between users and all participants must meet the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule. Serving and consuming food and beverages is not allowed for participants.

 

Congress and fair activities

Congresses, fairs and similar are allowed in open areas and in closed rooms, if the participants fulfill the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT), use protective masks and maintain an interpersonal distance of at least 1.5 metres. The fair event on open surfaces ensures a one-way movement of visitors with separate entrances and exits.

 

Religious services

The collective exercise of religious freedom is permitted subject to the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule, the use of protective masks and respecting the distance of 1.5 metres between people.

 

Skiing and use of cableway installations

The use of cableway installations is possible if the recovered-vaccinated-tested condition is met. In closed cableway installations, surgical masks or FFP2 masks are mandatory for persons over 6 years of age, and in open devices, masks are mandatory if there is no free seat between passengers (except children up to 6 years of aged and persons with special needs). Cabin windows must be open at all times.

Exceptions to meeting the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) are as follows:

  • persons under 12 years of age,
  • persons who accompany a child up to the age of 12 to a healthcare provider or an adult who is unable to take care of himself or herself,
  • in the case of the emergency supply of basic provisions and necessities (food and beverage shops, specialised shops with pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic and toiletry products, etc., but only if they are not part of shopping centres) provided that at least 10m2 per person is provided,
  • in the case of emergency medical assistance
  • anyone coming for Covid-19 and influenza vaccination, as well as those coming for testing for Covid-19,
  • postal service users in the case of shipments that need to be taken over personally, as a failure to take over would result in legal consequences,
  • users of services of individual religious and spiritual care.

 

The provider must verify if the consumer meets the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule before they enter the indoor spaces of gastronomy facilities, accommodation facilities, convention or trade fair premises, as well as casinos. The organisers of public events, gatherings, cultural events, sports competitions, and aerial lift operators must also very the compliance with the Vaccinated-Tested-Recovered rule by the participants or users before entry.

Service providers who have to meet the vaccinated-tested-recovered requirements in order to carry out their activity shall comply with this rule if the work commences after being tested with a HAG screening test for self-testing not older than 48 hours from the moment the swab is collected.

Use of protective mask

Currently in the Republic of Slovenia, the use of protective surgical masks or type FFP2 masks is mandatory (cloth masks are not allowed!):

  • in all activities and services that include a possibility of a direct contact among people (even when recovered or vaccinated),
  • When moving and staying in all enclosed public places or premises,
  • When moving and staying in open public places or spaces, provided that the interpersonal distance of at least 1.5m cannot be guaranteed,
  • In passenger cars (unless there is one or more members of the same household in the vehicle).

All forms of public passenger transport and cableways for the transport of persons in enclosed cabins shall also be considered as closed public places or spaces.

However, the use of masks is not required for:

  • Children up to the age of 6,
  • Speakers in enclosed public places or premises, provided that the interpersonal distance of at least 1.5m is provided,
  • Performers at public cultural events,
  • Persons in sports training,
  • Guests sitting at a table (fulfilling the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule) in the catering activities of preparing and serving dishes and beverages,
  • In open public places or premises where the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) is observed.

 

 

 

Public transport

The use of public transport services is possible only if the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule requirement is met

To use public transport, passengers must meet the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule requirement, and when using it, they must also follow all other recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health regarding wearing masks, disinfecting hands, occupancy, and getting on and off the vehicles. Public passenger transport is carried out according to the usual timetable, but use it only if you are healthy or have no signs of a 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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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

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

#OstaniZdrav (#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 1.5 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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