COVID-19 - MEASURES TAKEN BY THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
Measures at the borders and entry points to the Republic of Slovenia
On Thursday, 6th of August 2020, new rules for entering the Republic of Slovenia came into force – Czech Republic is now on the yellow list.
What does it mean for Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia?
You may enter Slovenia without having to undergo quarantine if you submit proof that you are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of real estate where you were staying, etc.).
What does this mean for citizens of the Czech republic?
Travelers are required to undergo a mandatory 10-day quarantine except for the following exceptions:
1. Daily cross-border workers who are holders of an employment contract in one of the European Union or other Schengen Area member states and can prove their status with a certificate or show a signed statement in which the reason for crossing the border as daily cross-border workers is justified.
2. Weekly cross-border workers who are holders of an employment contract in one of the European Union or other Schengen Area member states and can prove their status with a certificate or show a signed statement in which the reason for crossing the border as a weekly cross-border worker is justified.
3. Persons engaged in economic activities who on crossing the border present proof of such economic activities in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad. Where a person is employed with a foreign company providing services in the Republic of Slovenia and is staying in the Republic of Slovenia, they must, on crossing the border, also submit a residence address in the Republic of Slovenia and a medical certificate proving that they tested negative for COVID-19.
4. Persons posted abroad in the international transport sector or such persons returning home who are in possession of a "Certificate for International Transport Workers" referred to in Annex 3 of the Communication from the Commission on the implementation of the Green Lanes under the Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services or another appropriate document proving that the person has been posted by the employer.
5. Persons carrying out the transport of goods to or from the Republic of Slovenia, and to the transport of goods in transit within 12 hours of entry.
6. Persons travelling in transit through the Republic of Slovenia to another country within 12 hours of entry.
7. Diplomatic passport holders.
8. Persons providing services for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry if ordering a quarantine could result in major social or economic damage due to non-provision of these services.
9. Members of protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport for the Republic of Slovenia who are crossing the border in order to perform their duties.
10. Holders of proof of a scheduled urgent medical examination or procedure in the Republic of Slovenia or another European Union or Schengen Area member state and the persons accompanying them when this is necessary because of their medical condition.
11. Persons crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) because of education and schooling or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad who present adequate proof, and their parents or other persons transporting them across the border and returning within 24 hours of entry.
12. Persons attending the funeral of a close relative leaving or returning to the Republic of Slovenia within 24 hours of entry and presenting proof of the date and time of the funeral.
13. Persons crossing the border for family reasons in order to maintain relations with close family members who are returning within 24 hours of entry.
14. Persons crossing the border for urgent personal or business matters, which should not take longer than 48 hours and presenting adequate proof.
15. Owners or tenants of land on both sides of the border crossing the border to carry out an agricultural activity.
16. Staff members of the Slovenian Army and the Police or employees of state authorities returning from their work abroad.
17. Citizens from countries that were on the list of safe countries at the time of booking, when they made the booking to stay at an accommodation facility, even if in the meantime the country in question has been taken off the list of safe countries (the green list), and are able to provide proof in the form of proof of booking.
18. A representative of foreign security authorities (the police or justice authorities) who enters Slovenia to carry out an operational task of surrendering or extraditing a wanted person or transferring the enforcement of a prison sentence of a convicted person and who should exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing the task.
19. Professional athletes, members of their accompanying staff, sports delegates or referees crossing the border to participate in official sports competitions of international sports federations, which they must prove by submitting relevant evidence and a negative COVID-19 test result.
20. Persons transported to the Republic of Slovenia in an ambulance and the accompanying medical staff in the vehicle.
21. Persons who are members of official foreign delegations and are coming to the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a certificate or official invitation of the competent state authority.
Persons invoking exceptions referred to in points 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17 and 19 of the preceding paragraph are required to submit, on crossing the border, a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 48 hours and done in an EU Member State, a Schengen Area country or by an organisation or an individual authorised for such tests by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible.
A more detailed information may be found at the main government portal, National Institute of Health and Police websites dedicated to the COVID-19 situation at the following links:
Citizens of the Czech Republic may direct their questions regarding entry and stay and/or transit through Slovenia also to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ljubljana: