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 test result for COVID-19 that is not older than 48 hours and which was performed in a member state of the EU of the Schengen Area or in Slovenia,
- proof of vaccination
- certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19.
Quarantine may be cut short after five days if a negative test result for Covid-19 can be produced.
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.
Please check the list of countries from which the borders with Slovenia may be crossed without major 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.
Public transport has been re-activated, to a limited degree
Public line transport is to be carried out in a limited 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 transport will run in a limited scope, under the so-called holiday 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.
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.
Responsible at every turn
Are you wondering what the key measures and recommendations are that you need to follow during the COVID-19 epidemic? Please review the information on movement in closed public spaces and open spaces, store opening hours, tourist accommodation and the provision of services.
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.