Slovenia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 21 July, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Partially Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: The entry without quarantine applies to those who recovered from COVID-19 and who were vaccinated with at least one dose of an approved vaccine no later than 8 months after they tested positive with a PCR test, or contracted symptoms. Appropriate protection in this case is ensured immediately after the vaccination (on the day of vaccination). Accepted as an appropriate proof upon entry is a combination of:

-proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a positive PCR test, or
-proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a medical certificate of convalescence from Covid-19.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Health screening might be required
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantined for 10 days required for some countries.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Yes
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.07.2021
1. Passengers could be subject to quarantine for 10 days. Details can be found at https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be taken in an international transit area of an airport; or
– in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom or USA.
– passengers with a negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The test must be taken in an international transit area of an airport; or
– in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom or USA.
Tests accepted can be found at https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/default/files/preparedness_response/docs/covid-19_rat_common-list_en.pdf
– passengers with a positive COVID-19 PCR test result issued at least 11 days and at most 6 months before arrival. The test must be taken in an international transit area of an airport; or in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom or USA; and
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose at most 8 months after testing positive. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen,Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V.
– passengers who tested positive at most 6 months before arrival, with a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, New Zealand, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Fed., Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom or USA; and
-a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose at most 8 months after testing positive. Vaccines accepted are AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Covishield, Janssen,Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sinopharm, Sinovac, Sputnik V.
– passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received:
– the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) or Covishield at least 21 days before arrival; or
– the Janssen vaccine at least 14 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of Pfizer-BioNTech at least 7 days before arrival; or
– the second vaccine dose of Moderna, Sputnik V, Sinovac or Sinopharm at least 14 days before arrival.
2. More COVID-19 related information can be found at https://www.policija.si/enterslovenia/en

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Slovenia has opened its borders to many of its European neighbours and some countries outside the EU with no need for quarantine. The list of countries fluctuates as the situation in individual countries improves or deteriorates.

There is no quarantine required for people coming from countries on Slovenia’s “green” list.

For people coming from countries on the “yellow” and “red” lists, the mandatory quarantine period has been reduced to 10 days.

Health checks are being conducted at all borders.

International air traffic to the Ljubljana Airport is now permitted. International flights to smaller airports will remain prohibited for the time being.

People with a negative PCR test and people vaccinated against COVID-19 are allowed to enter Slovenia without having to stay in mandatory quarantine.

For all current travel restrictions see the government website.

Travelers should note that the government has implemented a restriction of movement between municipalities, unless the Ordinance stipulates otherwise (there are exceptions for work, emergencies, etc). There is no date announced for this to end.
 

Lockdown Details

Masks or other forms of protection covering mouth and nose are mandatory (from age 6 and over):

-in all closed public spaces,
-on public transport,
-in open public spaces or outside and in personal vehicles.

Private gatherings of a maximum of 50 persons are permitted, unless they are close family members or share the same household.

Public events and public gatherings are permitted when the organiser is known and subject to the conditions prescribed by Public Assembly Act. The following restrictions are to be taken into account:

-the number of persons in enclosed spaces is limited to one participant per 10 square metres (more participants in the case of persons sharing the same household), and no -more than 50 participants in total,
-the number of persons outdoors is limited to one participant per 10 square metres (more participants in the case of persons sharing the same household), and no more than 50 participants in total,
-the distance between participants must be at least 1.5 metres, except between persons sharing the same household,
-protective masks are mandatory for all participants at events or gatherings in enclosed spaces.

Food and drinks are allowed to be served at outdoor terraces of catering establishments, provided the following precautionary measures are observed:

Catering activities may be carried out between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m..

Guests must leave the terrace of a catering establishment no later than 30 minutes after the permitted closing time.

Table service is permitted only if a minimum distance of 1.5 m between customers and 3 m between table edges is observed.

A maximum of four people are allowed at each table.

Guests are only allowed to enter the closed part of a catering establishment in order to use the toilets.
Staff and guests are required to wear masks the entire time on the premises of a catering establishment, with the exception that guests may remove their masks only when seated.
Staff are required to be tested for COVID-19 once a week unless they have a vaccination certificate or have recovered from the disease.

Only guests who have one of the following proofs may stay inside catering facilities:

-a certificate of a negative SARS-CoV-2 virus test result by a PCR or HAG test not older than 48 hours after swab collection;
-a proof of vaccination against COVID-19, proving that the following time has passed since the vaccination:
at least 7 days after the second dose of Comirnaty by Biontech/Pfizer or at least 14 days after the second dose of one of the following vaccines: COVID-19 Vaccine by Moderna, or Sputnik V by Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, or CoronaVac by Sinovac Biotech, or COVID-19 Vaccine by Sinopharm,
at least 21 days after the first dose of Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine) by AstraZeneca or Covishield by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
at least 14 days from the only dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen by Johnson and Johnson/Janssen-Cilag;

-proof of a positive PCR test result that is older than 10 days but not older than six months, or

-a doctor’s certificate stating that they recovered from COVID-19 and that no more than six months have passed since the onset of symptoms.

Children under the age of 18 who are visiting together with close family members or guardians may enter the catering establishment without a testt for the SARS-CoV-2 virus or other evidence listed above.
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/SVN/7002
Data Source: covidcontrols.co