Welcome to Slovenia!

The door to Slovenia is wide open for tourists and other visitors! In order to enter Slovenia and enjoy its natural beauties, cuisine, recreational sporting activities and cultural events or engage in any other leisure activities, RVT is not required, so just relax and enjoy!

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Last update: 26 September

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Before you start your trip

This portal will provide you with all the latest inforBefore you start your tripmation and useful links related to the measures taken to contain the spread of COVID 19, as well as the most important preventive guidelines that apply to tourist catering, visits to public spaces, public transport and other activities.

Because of the rapidly changing COVID situation we advise you to check the latest situation and border crossing requirements before leaving. 

EU digital COVID certificate

Slovenia and other EU member states use the EU digital COVID certificate to enable easier travel within the EU. The certificate is issued by national authorities free of charge and it is available in digital or paper form; in both cases it includes a QR code. The certificate serves as digital proof that the holder:

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

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

Learn more about the EU digital COVID certificate

 

Tourist and health insurance

Before arriving in Slovenia, we would recommend citizens of other countries arrange health insurance for Slovenia with their national health insurance service and obtain a special form. We also recommend taking out a tourist insurance policy that covers various types of transport, medical care at private practices and similar services which are not covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Requirements for entry into Slovenia

Uniform entry requirements for travellers

There are no restrictions on entering Slovenia:

  • the RVT rule (recovered, vaccinated, tested) is not in effect,
  • no referral to quarantine on crossing the border.

Passengers only need a valid travel document (an identity card or passport) and a visa (if required).

Staying in Slovenia

Health always comes first

Restrictions may have been lifted, but the risk of potential infection with coronavirus is still there, so caution is the best policy. You are advised to observe the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) and other measures, and if you are feeling unwell or ill, stay at home and consult a doctor by phone.

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3.1. Accommodation, shopping, restaurants and events

In Slovenia, all tourist accommodation/services, food & drink establishments, cultural and sports events, shops and all other amenities can be enjoyed without meeting the RVT rule.

 

3.2. Use contactless and digital!

To reduce the likelihood of spreading infection and to manage matters more quickly, we advise you to book accommodation, buy tickets and make similar arrangements online, and use contactless payment methods when making purchases.

 

3.3. Use of protective masks

The use of protective masks indoors is optional in Slovenia.

While it is no longer mandatory, the use of protective masks in hospitals and other healthcare facilities is still recommended and preferable due to an increased possibility of infections, and the weakened immune system of patients and risk for their health status deterioration.

 

3.4. Public transport

People using public transport services need not meet the RVT rule and the use of a protective mask is not mandatory (but recommended). 

Please use public transport only if you are healthy and have no signs of respiratory infection, in compliance with the recommendations of NIJZ (Slovenian National Institute of Public Health).

 

 

3.5. COVID-19 test sites for (foreign) tourists

Testing for foreign tourists with rapid antigen and PCR tests is self-paid. Check which public and private health institutions around Slovenia provide testing, whether you need to make an appointment and what documents you need to present at the test. Before testing, contact the selected provider and check their testing hours, as these are often subject to change.

COVID-19 test sites for foreign tourists

 

3.6. Medical care in the case of coronavirus disease

For EU citizens who have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), treatment of the health effects of COVID-19 in Slovenia is provided free of charge by institutions within the public healthcare network.

To cover any other costs related to the coronavirus disease that are not covered by the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), we recommend taking out appropriate tourist insurance.

 

3.7. Current information on coronavirus

You can get current information regarding the novel coronavirus from Monday to Friday between 8am and 4pm by calling:

  • the Ministry of Health: +386 1 478 6848 (current measures to limit the spread of virus, the RVT rule, vaccination system, testing),
  • NIJZ: +386 1 244 1729 (questions about hygiene and epidemiological recommendations, the digital COVID certificate and technical questions regarding vaccination),
  • the Ministry of Foreign Affairs: +386 1 478 2305 (consular matters).

 

Information for safe return home

What do you need to know when you leave Slovenia?

Get key information on the requirements for entry into individual countries from Slovenia. We are trying to keep it as up-to-date as possible; however, we still recommend you to look up the latest entry requirements for other countries on their respective official websites.

Austria

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Austria without restrictions.

See more detailed information in German

Italy

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Italy without restrictions.

See more detailed information in Italian

Germany

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Germany without restrictions.

See more detailed information in German 

Switzerland

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Switzerland without restrictions.

See more detailed information on the official Swiss website

Croatia

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Croatia without restrictions.

See more detailed information in Croatian

France

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter France without restrictions.

See more detailed information in English

United Kingdom

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter United Kingdom without restrictions.

See more detailed information in English 

The Netherlands

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Netherlands without restrictions.

See more detailed information on the official Dutch website 

Belgium

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Belgium without restrictions.

More detailed information is available on the official national page

Hungary

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Hungary without restrictions.

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

Poland

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Poland without restrictions.

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Czech Republic

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Czech Republic without restrictions.

Information in English

Slovakia 

Passengers coming from Slovenia can enter Slovakia without restrictions.

Information in English

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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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.

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