The epidemic is over, but the concern for health remains
Slovenia was the first European Union country to declare the end of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infectious disease epidemic. Because our wish is to make you feel safe when visiting healthy, green and active Slovenia, all preventive measures and hygiene recommendations put in place to prevent the spread of the disease must be consistently observed at all times.
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.
Slovenia is a green and safe country/destination
Slovenia has striven for many years to carry out green and sustainable measures in tourism. Our efforts have frequently been recognised with awards, including the Best of Europe 2020 title among the 100 best sustainable destinations. By successfully coping with the COVID-19 epidemic, we have taken a step further. With continued implementation of high hygienic standards and practices, we are doing our best to create a safe and healthy environment for vacationing visitors. Safety and sustainable recommendations and protocols intended for services providers and tourist destinations are marked with the Green & Safe label. Find out why green and safe Slovenia is well worth visiting.
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. There are still certain limitations in place for most visitors, and there are some exceptions. Among other measures, the following applies:
- Slovenian citizens and people with permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia can cross the border without limitations at the control entry points.
- Slovenia can be entered without limitations and quarantine from countries that are on the list of those which have no border crossing limitations.
- Slovenia can be entered only by EU citizens (from the Schengen Area) with proof of overnight stay booking.
- There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine still in force for other persons (there are some exceptions) who enter Slovenia.
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!
Reach your destination safely and healthily
Travelling across Slovenia is possible by public passenger transport as well as air transport. However, certain hygiene recommendations provided by the National Institute of Public Health must be observed.
Safe travel by bus or train
You can travel between places by bus and train, but you must observe certain recommendations. One of these states that you may use public transport only if you are healthy and show no signs of respiratory infection. Temporary prohibitions and restrictions for all forms of public passenger transport in international road and railway traffic remain in force.
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.
Safe and healthy arrival by air
As of 12 May 2020, passenger air transport to international airports in Slovenia is permitted. The prohibition of flights from abroad to local airports remains in force until 12 June 2020.
Holidays are here!
Summer is just around the corner and we are all looking forward to our vacations. All tourism and hospitality staff have been well informed regarding the current situation and will be more than happy to assist you in spending a safe vacation here. It is also your responsibility to observe the hygiene measures, thereby helping to ensure a healthy and safe vacation in Slovenia.
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.
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.
Wear a face mask or a scarf covering your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces when required.
Now is the time to act in a responsible, safe and sustainable manner.
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.