Before you set off for Slovenia

There are no longer any restrictions for entry into Slovenia related to measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. In Slovenia, RVT is no longer required to use most services. This applies to tourism and hospitality activities, fairs, cultural and sporting events, congress activities, visits to public spaces such as museums and galleries, ski resorts, public transport and other activities.

The door to Slovenia is wide open for tourists and other visitors, but some security restrictions and rules related to living in Slovenia still apply (hand disinfection, RVT conditions and wearing of masks in healthcare facilities, etc.). Before you set off, check the latest conditions for crossing borders, the current situation, and the current measures valid in Slovenia.

You will find all the latest information and useful links about the measures to curb the spread of the epidemic on our portal, which also contains the most important preventive guidelines for tourism and catering activities, visiting public spaces, public transport, etc.

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Entry requirements

1.1. Uniform conditions of entry for travellers

All measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have been lifted for entry into Slovenia. This means that:

  • RVT (recovered-vaccinated-tested) is no longer required,
  • there are also no more referrals to quarantine at home at the border.  

When entering Slovenia, please follow the recommendations of the NIJZ and other measures in force during the epidemic.

EU digital COVID certificate

In Slovenia and other EU member states, the European digital certificate is valid, which enables easier travel within 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

1.2. Entry into Slovenia for non-essential travel

There are no longer any special restrictions for entering the Republic of Slovenia related to the infectious disease covid-19. However, the EU's recommendations on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel, which apply to arrivals in Slovenia from third countries and that are being implemented at the external Schengen border, are still in force. 

On the basis of these recommendations, non-essential travel to the EU is possible for all fully vaccinated persons and all persons coming from third countries or entities. 

1.3. Phone numbers for information on the new coronavirus

For all current information on the new coronavirus, you can call the following telephone numbers:

  • For information on current measures to limit the spread of the virus, compliance with the recovered-vaccinated-tested (RVT) rule, the organization of vaccination against covid-19 and testing, the telephone number of the Ministry of Health is available 01 478 68 48,

  • For questions on hygiene and epidemiological recommendations, digital evidence and professional questions related to vaccination, call the National Institute of Public Health on 01 244 17 29,

  • For consular affairs, the telephone number of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is available 01 478 23 05.

Exit from Slovenia

What you need to know about leaving Slovenia

Check the most important information on entering individual countries from Slovenia. We are trying to keep them up-to-date, however we still recommend you to obtain the most relevant entry conditions for other countries on the respective official websites.

Austria

You do not need proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test to enter Austria.

See more detailed information in German

Italy

By 31/05/2022, all passengers over the age of 6 must present a European digital certificate or certificate of compliance with the RVT condition when entering Italy, but they are no longer required to complete a digital passenger identification form. 

Passengers not meeting the RVT condition must first undergo the mandatory five-day quarantine upon their arrival in Italy.

Certain exceptions apply when entering Italy.

See more detailed information in Italian

Germany

Slovenia is no longer on the list of the so-called risk countries.

Upon the entry to Germany, all travellers over the age of twelve must still fulfil the RVT condition and submit one of the COVID-19 documents: 

  • negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or HAG, which is not older than 48 hours),
  • proof of recovery (a positive test result carried out at least 28 days but no more than 90 days before),
  • proof of vaccination.

Proof of a negative test result (PCR or HAG) must not be older than 48 hours at the time of the (planned) entry into Germany. If travellers are entering Germany with a carrier (e.g. an airline), their PCR test must not be older than 48 hours before the planned start of the journey (time of departure from the airport). The HAG test must not be older than 48 hours at the time of the entry into the country, even if the travellers are travelling with carriers. 

Passengers entering Germany from Slovenia must also complete a digital form without having to be quarantined.

See more detailed information in German 

Switzerland

Switzerland has lifted most restrictions, but we still recommend that you complete the “Travelcheck” questionnaire before entering and check the entry conditions.

At present, travellers do not need to complete an entry form to enter Switzerland, do not need a negative test, and do not need to be quarantined when entering Switzerland. 

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 Croatia without restrictions. They do not need to provide any proof of entry (European digital certificate, negative test, vaccination certificate…), nor do they need to self-isolate.

See more detailed information in Croatian

France

Entry into France from Slovenia is possible without restrictions for persons vaccinated against COVID-19, who need only to present a proof of vaccination. Some airlines or shipping operators may also request a completed European Union Passenger Locator Form (EU PLF).  

All passengers over the age of 12 arriving from Slovenia who are not vaccinated must present a negative result of a PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a RAT test (not older than 48 hours) or a certificate of recovery of over 11 days old and not older than six months.

See more detailed information in English

United Kingdom

In order to enter the United Kingdom, travellers no longer need to take a COVID-19 test and fill in a passenger locator form, and do not have to be quarantined.

Free entry into the United Kingdom applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated travellers.

However, you still need to follow any measures put in place by the airlines or shipping operators or tour operators in the United Kingdom.

See more detailed information in English 

The Netherlands

Passengers traveling to the Netherlands from Slovenia can enter the country without restrictions.

See more detailed information on the official Dutch website 

Belgium

It is recommended that all travellers, including fully vaccinated persons returning or travelling to Belgium, complete a special form (PLF) before entering the country.

All passengers over the age of 12 who come from dark red countries (including Slovenia) must present a European digital certificate upon entry or one of the proofs: a certificate of full vaccination (at least 14 days after the last dose), a negative PCR test (should not be older than 72 hours) or a RAT test (should not be older than 24 hours), or a certificate of recovery older than from 11 and not older than 180 days.

Travellers coming from dark red countries (including Slovenia) who DO NOT have a certificate of recovery or vaccination: the test must be carried out on the first day upon arrival in Belgium and travellers must wait in quarantine until the result of the test is known.

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

Where can you get tested?

RAT screening and RAT for self-testing are, with some exceptions, payable. It is no longer necessary to make an appointment for a swab, but you must bring an identity document and a health insurance card.

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.

 

Visiting accommodation, shops, restaurants, events, etc.

Health always comes first

It is important to stay healthy! Despite the relaxation of measures, the possibility of infection with the coronavirus is still present, so the NIJZ recommendations for the prevention of infections must be followed during all activities and in all areas. It is important to strictly follow preventive measures and to stay at home and consult a personal physician by phone in case of malaise or illness.

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Fulfilment of the RVT condition 

In Slovenia, you can visit all tourist accommodation/services, catering establishments, cultural and sports events, ski resorts and all other activities without compliance with the RVT rule.

Use of protective mask

In the Republic of Slovenia, wearing a face mask is not mandatory.

Exception when using a mask

The use of a protective surgical mask type II or IIR, mask type FFP2 or FFP3 is mandatory indoors in health care facilities and social care services and programs that provide accommodation.

 

 

Public transport

The use of a public transport service does not require compliance with the RVT condition, nor is the use of a protective mask mandatory (but recommended).

To use public transport, passengers must follow the recommendations of the Slovenian National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ). Public passenger transport is carried out according to the usual timetable, but only use it if you are healthy or have no signs of a respiratory infection.

 

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

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

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

Air connections

Check the routes available to and from the Airport of Ljubljana as well as the air carriers connecting Slovenia with the world.

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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.

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.

Disclaimer of Liability: The information on the webpage of the Slovenian Tourist Organisation on the measures and restrictions associated with COVID-19 is based on information from the official websites of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the official websites of other organisations and the official websites of other countries. We strive to keep it up-to-date, but since it is rapidly amended and updated, we recommend that you check the latest restrictions, recommendations and requirements for yourself carefully on the official pages before your planned travel.

Please note that the STO does not assume any responsibility for the accuracy of the information as it is non-binding and does not have any regulatory effect. You can find official information at: Government of the Republic of Slovenia, webpage of the National Public Health Institute, webpage of the World Health Organisation.

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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