COVID-19: Current situation in Slovenia

Local news, 24.11.2020

For travelers from Switzerland: From 26 October 2020, Switzerland is on the red list. Travellers entering the country must undergo a 10-day quarantine, unless a negative corona test that is not older than 48 hours is available. The quarantine can also be shortened (after 5 days) if you get tested in Slovenia and are negative.

Exceptions from quarantine, even if no COVID test is available:

  • Cross-border daily migrant workers returning to Slovenia within 14 hours of crossing the border,
  • Persons with diplomatic passports,
  • Members of a foreign official delegation,
  • Representatives of foreign security authorities on a mission
  • Persons in commercial transport,
  • Persons with a planned medical examination,
  • Persons who cross the border to be included in the educational process,
  • Persons with urgent business matters,
  • 72-hour visits to relatives abroad: This exception now only applies to visits to EU countries and the Schengen Area.

As of September 13, the quarantine period was reduced from 14 days to 10 days.

The negative COVID test must not be older than 48 hours and must be performed in an EU member state, a Schengen member state or in Slovenia.

Transit is allowed: persons must leave Slovenia within twelve hours.
Unnecessary stops and leaving the transit route is not allowed. Passengers may perform urgent tasks on the way, such as refueling and stopping for physiological reasons, but are not allowed to stay overnight. A person who is assumed not to be able to leave the territory of Slovenia due to measures taken by neighbouring countries will be refused entry.

Border with Italy

Persons without Italian or Slovenian citizenship may only cross the border at the following border crossings: Vrtojba - St. Andrea, Fernetiči - Fernetti, Škofije - Rabuiese, Krvavi potok - Pesse

Border with Austria

Persons without Austrian or Slovenian citizenship may only cross the border at the following border crossings: Karawankentunnel (A11) – Karavanke (A2), Loiblpass – Ljubelj, Spielfeld (Autobahn) – Šentilj (avtocesta), Spielfeld (Bahnhof) – Šentilj (železniška postaja).

Border with Hungary

Persons without Hungarian or Slovenian citizenship may only cross the border at the following border crossings: Dolga vas - Redics, Pince (avtocesta) - Torniyszentmiklos (Országút).

The Slovenian government has introduced the following measures to curb the spread of the corona virus:

  • Residents are not allowed to leave their municipalities. However, a number of exceptions have been introduced: Work commuters, agricultural and forestry work, provision of health and property protection services, care for a family member, access to pharmacy, health services and hospitals, access to foreign diplomatic and consular representations and access to emergency services, etc.
  • A 9pm-6am curfew has been put in place across Slovenia.
  • Only close family members and persons from the same household are allowed to gather. 
  • Masks must also be worn outdoors and inside a vehicle when transporting persons who do not belong to the same household.
  • There is a general ban on events, rallies, weddings and religious ceremonies.
  • Public transport will be suspended from 16 November 2020.
  • Kindergartens, schools and universities are closed, distance learning is organized.

Covid-19 Tracker

Latest information from the Slovenian Ministry of Health

Entry restrictions and other measures of the Slovenian Government

Please note the hygiene recommendations and avoid large crowds.