General instructions and hyenic standards due to Coronavirus:

  • In enclosed public spaces, it is important to have your mouth and nose completely covered with a protective mask, scarf, or shawl
  • Hand disinfection is mandatory in enclosed public spaces
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • All the people working in public places are obligated to ensure their workspace and clients safe with following the National health organization institute instructions (disinfecting the workspace, wearing facemasks, keeping the social distance of 1 m, etc.)
  • All tourists must follow the hygienic standards and instructions to prevent the spread of COVID 19
  • Hence, a maximum of 50 people may gather and socialize in public at the same time and same place. In addition, accommodation providers with more than 30 rooms are open and available again, as are spa accommodations, wellness centers, gyms, swimming pools, and water activities.
  • All the outdoor activities in Slovenia are allowed to perform by following all the hygiene standards to prevent the infections with COVID 19

Who can travel to Slovenia during coronavirus crisis

After releasing the COVID 19 travel lockdown Slovenian government has made a list of travel safe countries base on the epidemiological status evaluation of every individual country. The countries are classified into three groups, the one   The list of countries is designated either green, yellow, and red which you can see in the picture.

Since mid-June, the borders for most of the European countries in the Schengen area are getting gradually were reopened.  

Every day Slovenian government is adding countries to the green list according to their epidemiological status. 

Everyone arriving in Slovenia from a high-risk area (countries on the red list) is strongly advised to self-quarantine for 14 days immediately after arrival.

Entry into Slovenia will not be allowed for travelers without a residence in Slovenia who on crossing the border tell the authorities that they are SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) positive or have typical signs of infection with this virus (high fever, cough, shortness of breath). 

Transit through Slovenia to reach other countries is allowed within 12 hours from entering

THE LIST OF COUNTRIES WHO CAN TRAVEL TO SLOVENIA without quarantine requirements:

Croatia, Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands

 * the list is updated every day 

However, some countries are in the yellow zone which means people coming from these countries will be advised to have 14 days of quarantine:

Qatar, Bahrain, Chile, Kuwait, Peru, Armenia, Djibouti, Oman, Brazil, Panama, Belorussia, Andorra, Singapore, Sweden, Maldives, Sao Tome and Principe, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Russian Federation, Moldavia, Gibraltar, Bolivia, Puerto Rico, Gabon, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, South African Republic, Iran, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Portugal, and Albania.

Border crossing Slovenia, during the corona crisis

Arriving in Slovenia with the plane during the COVID 19 crisis

Checkpoints on international flight connections (Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Maribor Edvard Rusjan Airport, and Portorož Airport) and checkpoints on international maritime connections (Koper and Piran border crossing points for international maritime traffic) are being reopened. When arriving at the airport you are obligated to follow all the preventive measures to prevent new infections with COVID 19 in the country. 

Borders with Austria

Border crossing point Opening times Categories of travelers permitted to cross the border
Karavanke – Karawankentunnel 24/7 all
Ljubelj – Loibltunnel 24/7 all
Šentilj (motorway) – Spielfeld (Autobahn) 24/7 all
Šentilj (railway) ‒ Spielfeld (Eisenbahn) 24/7 Timetable (times) of piggyback trains and twice a day as per timetable of passenger trains In addition to international freight transport, international passenger railway transport from Austria (Vienna) to Slovenia (Ljubljana), twice a day. One direct train every day, and one where passengers need to change trains in Maribor.


Border crossing points at the Slovenia-Italy border

Border crossing point Opening times Categories of travelers permitted to cross border
Vrtojba ‒ St. Andrea 24/7 all
Fernetiči ‒ Fernetti 24/7 all
Škofije ‒ Rabuese 24/7 all
Krvavi potok ‒ Pesse from 5.00 to 23.00 all

Border crossing points at the Slovenia-Hungary border

Border crossing point Opening times Categories of travelers permitted to cross the border
Dolga vas – Redics 24/7 all
Pince (motorway) – Torniyszentmiklos (Országút) 24/7 all

 The border with Austria, Hungary, and Italy outside the listed checkpoints on-road connections may only be crossed by citizens of Slovenia and citizens of the other country. Other travelers may enter Slovenia only through the above-listed checkpoints.

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