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.

The end of the epidemic

Slovenia has declared the end of the epidemic as of 15 June 2021. Despite the improved epidemiological situation, however, certain measures continue to apply:

  • Both service providers and guests from all countries are required to comply with the recovered-vaccinated-tested requirements:
    • inside catering establishments,
    • inside tourist accommodation establishments (hotels, apartments, camps),
    • at cultural events,
    • at sports events,
    • at public gatherings and events with more than 100 participants, 
    • at trade fairs,
    • at conferences and congresses,
    • in nightclubs and discotheques,
    • in casinos and gaming halls.

The recovered-vaccinated-tested requirements do not apply to children up to 18 years of age (at cultural and sports events, children up to 15 years of age) who are accompanied by close family members or guardians.

  • Subject to compliance with the RVT requirement, face masks are no longer mandatory for:
    • guests in indoor hospitality establishments,
    • guests in accommodation establishments,
    • visitors of indoor fairs,
    • participants in indoor congress activity,
    • visitors of casinos, gambling halls and special gambling activities,
    • visitors of cultural events and
    • spectators at sports events.

In any other case, the use of face masks in enclosed public spaces remains mandatory. It is necessary to ensure a social distance of 1.5 metres outdoors. If that is not possible, the use of face masks is mandatory.

  • 100% venue capacity is allowed:
    • at cultural events,
    • at sports events and
    • at conferences and congresses.
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When and how to cross the state border

As of 15 July, the lists of countries that have been in use so far no longer apply, and the requirements to enter Slovenia are equal for everyone: everyone is subject to the RVT (recovered-vaccinated-tested) requirement.

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For a visual overview of the key COVID restrictions in Slovenia, take a look at the infographic that includes everything you need to know when travelling to and around Slovenia.

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Entry requirements

1.1. Unified conditions of entry for passengers

A person may enter Slovenia without being required to quarantine at home if they present:

  • a negative PCR test for COVID-19 that is not older than 72 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

    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

  • a certificate of recovery – a certificate of positive PCR test result 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.

    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;

  • 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 new rule has been added for people who receive vaccine from two different manufacturers. If a person is vaccinated with a combination of two different vaccines, protection is achieved after a certain period has passed after the person has received the second dose of vaccine; this period depends on the type of vaccine for the second dose. If a person receives the vaccine referred to in the third or fifth indent (the vaccine by AstraZeneca) as their first dose and the vaccine referred to in the first indent (the vaccine by BioNTech/Pfizer) or the second indent (the vaccine by Moderna) as their second dose, protection is achieved immediately after they receive the second dose if they get the second dose within four to twelve weeks of the first dose.

  • 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 eight 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 10-DAY QUARANTINE

If none of the documents can be submitted, a 10-day quarantine is required. A person ordered to quarantine at home upon entering Slovenia may end quarantine early by producing a negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2. Testing may only be performed from the fifth day of home quarantine.

A foreigner who is not a resident of Slovenia will be allowed to enter Slovenia and ordered to undergo a 10-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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1.2. Exceptions to the quarantine and the negative test result

Persons allowed entry into Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home and without providing a negative test result are:

  • people transiting through Slovenia and leaving within 12 hours of entry (applicable up to and including 15 August 2021);

 

 

 

 

  • children under the age of 15 who cross the border together with a close family member who has not been put under home quarantine or has not been refused entry to Slovenia, or in an organised group escorted by a teacher or guardian who has not been ordered to quarantine at home or has not been denied entry to the Republic of Slovenia,

  • 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-essential travel, including for tourism, is possible for the following persons:

  • all persons residing in the EU member states and the Schengen area who provide proof that they fulfil one of the general requirements for entry into the Republic of Slovenia (a negative test, a certificate of recovery, a certificate of vaccination);

  • persons resident in third countries or areas: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United States, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), Macau (Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China), Taiwan;

  • citizens of countries who do not need a visa to enter Slovenia if, upon entry, they present a vaccination certificate or proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months, together with proof that they have received at least one dose of vaccine that is valid within the EU.

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: The recovered-vaccinated-tested requirements apply to passengers of all countries who use tourist accommodation, use indoor restaurant services, visit cultural institutions, etc.  R – recovered, V – vaccinated, T – tested T – tested (PCR not older than 72 hours or RAT not older than 48 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 Australia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Israel, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Serbia, 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. 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

1.5. 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 1401 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.

 

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

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 

Entry to Austria no longer requires completing an online registration form (Pre-Travel Clearance) by persons entering from Slovenia or states listed in Annex A and persons who have stayed exclusively in Slovenia or any of the states listed in Annex A for the past ten days. The clearance is compulsory only if you enter the country without a recovered-vaccinated-tested certificate.

To enter the country, you need a proof that you have either been vaccinated, tested or that you have recovered from COVID-19 - 3G certificate (or RVT).

  • 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 (pre-travel clearance is compulsory in this case).
  • 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

From 21 June to 30 July, a government decree will be in force in Italy requiring those returning to Italy from the European Union's List C countries to present the following:

  • a completed special self-declaration (soon to be replaced by a digital form),
  • EU Digital COVID Certificate:
    • a negative molecular (PCR) or antigen (HAT) test result not more than 48 hours old, or
    • a certificate of recovery from COVID-19, or
    • a certificate of vaccination from which 14 days have elapsed.

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.

For those returning to Italy from countries not part of the European Union's List C, a 10-day quarantine is foreseen, while for some countries specific conditions apply.

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.

See more detailed information in Italian

Germany

On Monday, June 28, Germany will ease the conditions for persons entering the country if they come from Slovenia. The list of the risk areas (Risikogebiet) of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) no longer includes Slovenia.

Persons travelling to Germany who have spent time in one of the areas not classified as a risk area within the 10 days prior to entering are not required to fill out the digital registration on entry, submit a negative test result and quarantine.

The only exception is passengers using air transport, who are still required to produce a rapid antigen test (48 hours) or PCR (72 hours) or proof of recovery or vaccination.

See more detailed information in German 

Switzerland

People who have stayed in Slovenia for the past 10 days do not need an antigen or PCR test to enter Switzerland. If you travel by plane, you need to have a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours or an antigen test result not older than 48 hours. The negative test result is not obligatory for fully vaccinated people or people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months. When travelling by plane you need to fill out the entry form.

For detailed information, please see the official Swiss site

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 270 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.
  • 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

As a EU member state, Slovenia is on the “green” list of countries (as of 23 June 2021).

Entry into France is possible without restrictions for persons vaccinated against COVID-19. All passengers over the age of 11 who come from abroad and have not been vaccinated must submit a negative result of a PCR or rapid antigen test taken less than 72 hours before departure.

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

People arriving from countries on the green list including Slovenia, can enter the country without limits. If you travel to the Netherlands by plane, please carry a completed Traveller public health declaration form.

Belgium

All passengers returning to Belgium have to complete a special form 48 hours prior to return. Based on the replies, it shall be established whether you are a high risk person and which limitations apply for you. People arriving from countries on the green list including Slovenia can enter the country without limits.

More detailed information is available on the official national page

Hungary

Citizens of Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Serbia, Slovakia and Romania can enter Hungary on land without limitations.

Other foreign citizens travelling to Hungary from Slovenia can enter Hungary without limitations:

  • those providing satisfactory proof while entering Hungary that they have undergone COVID-19 infection within 6 months prior to reporting to entry;
  • those providing the European digital COVID certificate at entry to Hungary, which is equal to the Hungarian immunity certificate;
  • 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.

Certain exceptions apply.

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

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

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Explore Slovenia in a responsible manner

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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*R-recovered, V-vaccinated, T – tested (PCR not older than 72 hours or RAT 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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