Health comes first

The situation regarding new cases of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is changing day by day, so monitoring up-to-date information and taking prompt action on the spread of the disease is crucial to staying healthy.

During the epidemic, you need to diligently follow the preventive measures and the hygienic recommendations to prevent the spread of the disease in Slovenia.

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.

 

When and how to cross the state border

Before planning your arrival in Slovenia, obtain information about the current situation and the measures in place at the country’s national borders. Certain limitations are in place for most visitors, and there are some exceptions. Among other measures, the following applies:

Persons coming from the countries or regions that are on the red list must quarantine for 10 days, unless they produce:

  • A negative PCR test for COVID-19 that is not older than 48 hours according to the date of the swab taken and which was carried out in an EU Member State, a Schengen Area Member State 
  • proof of vaccination
  • certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19.

 

Travelling from Slovenia to the countries on the red list is prohibited.

As of 8 March 2021, checkpoints on road connections on internal borders are reintroduced, and are divided into two categories:

  • category A checkpoints, at which everybody is allowed to cross the border and which operate without disruption,
  • category B checkpoints, at which, during certain time slots, persons to whom the exceptions for border crossing apply are allowed to cross the border. These points are primarily intended for border crossing by national citizens.

 

Please see the detailed information about crossing the border, restrictions and exceptions on the Slovenian Police website.

Detailed information regarding border crossing

Please check the list of countries from which the borders with Slovenia may be crossed without major restrictions!

List of countries from which the borders may be crossed without restrictions

Public transport stopped

Public transport is currently stopped in Slovenia. Transport can only be provided by taxi services while observing the recommendations for prevention of the spread of the coronavirus infection.

 

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

Restrictions applicable in Slovenia from 1 April to, and including, 11 April 2021

Public life will shut down in Slovenia between 1 and 11 April. This means that the majority of public institutions and facilities will be closed, movement in public areas will be restricted, and the use of protective masks will also be mandatory outdoors. See key restrictions applicable in the relevant period:

  • Restricted movement between statistical regions. The exception is Easter Sunday, when it will be permitted to move between regions between 5:00 and 22:00. Movement is restricted throughout the country in the night time between 22:00 and 5:00.
  • Gatherings of people, except for close family members or members of the same household, are prohibited.
  • Restricted public transport operations. As of 1 April, public passenger transport will operate in accordance with the holiday timetable. Ski centres will be closed between 1 and 11 April.
  • Only certain stores will be open and services available. Pharmacies, petrol stations, financial services, post offices and delivery services may be open between 1 and 11 April, whereby the testing of their employees is not mandatory. Under special conditions, chimney-sweeping services, workshops performing the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles and bicycles, construction works, personal collection of goods or food at collection locations, including the sale of farming produce on farms may be implemented between 5:00 and 22:00, and other urgent services ensuring public safety and health.
  • Certain other service activities may be open in all regions under the condition that employees are tested once a week. This includes shops selling groceries, medical devices, technical goods, shops with agricultural and gardening equipment and farm shops, food markets, and kiosks for the sale of newspapers and magazines. If their employees are tested, individual non-medical counselling and therapeutic services can also be provided.
  • Closure of galleries, museums, libraries and archives
  • Closure of religious buildings; public services are not permitted
  • Restricted sports and recreational activities. For non-professional athletes and recreational athletes, sports activities are only permitted to take place outdoors in the region of their residence if the participants are individuals, close family members or members of the same household 

 

See more detailed information

Set up your itinerary

Learn about Slovenia online and draw up your bespoke future itinerary for each individual day. Select your places to see and a time frame for visiting those destinations in readiness for the day when it will once again be possible to travel with no hindrances.

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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