COVID-19: Current situation in Slovenia

Local news, 27.05.2020

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

  • All Slovenian nationals and foreigners with residence in the Republic of Slovenia are allowed to enter freely. If the person states that they are infected with COVID-19 or are showing signs of an infection, they will be obliged to immediately contact their personal physician or the emergency medical services.
  • Persons entering Slovenia from the EU and the Schengen zone must spend 14 days in quarantine after entering the country. Exceptions apply to:
    • - Commuters;
    • - Employees in commercial traffic or commercial activities with an A1 certificate (according to the law on the cross-border provision of services);
    • - Posted persons in the international transport sector with a "certificate for workers in the international transport sector";
    • - Persons carrying out transport of goods to and from the Republic of Slovenia or in transit;
    • - EU citizens or citizens of another Schengen State travelling on the same day through the Republic of Slovenia to another country;
    • - Persons holding diplomatic passports;
    • - Persons providing public services (e.g. energy, health, transport, utilities);
    • - Members of the protection, health, rescue, police, fire and humanitarian transport services;
    • - Citizens of Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Italy or Hungary who are dual owners or tenants of land;
    • - Persons who, on the day of crossing the border, have proof of a planned medical examination or intervention in Slovenia and another EU/Schengen country;
    • - Persons who cross the border for the purpose of education or scientific research Slovenia, EU/Schengen countries and who can prove this;
    • - Persons who cross the border daily or occasionally because they are employed in education or involved in a research project Slovenia or abroad and can prove this;
    • - Persons who attend the funeral of a close relative in an EU/Schengen country and leave Slovenia on the same day;
    • - Persons crossing the border for family reasons to maintain contact with close family members and leaving the country on the same day;
    • - Persons who are related to Slovenian citizens or live in a common household with them and have a permanent / temporary residence in an EU Schengen country;
    • - Persons who own real estate or a registered aircraft or ship in Slovenia (with proof of ownership);
    • - Persons who can prove that they will stay in Slovenia for tourism purposes.
  • Most border crossings to Italy are closed. At the crossings Škofije, Vrtojba, Fernetiči and Krvavi Potok border checks were introduced. The Krvavi Potok crossing is open only between 5.00 and 23.00.
  • Slovenia issued a decree on March 12, which currently prohibites the entry of trains, buses and trucks from Italy. However, humanitarian convoys are organized. Deliveries of protective equipment, medication, humanitarian aid and postal packages are excluded from this measure.
  • Most border crossings to Austria are closed. At the crossings Bad Radkersburg – Gornja Radgona, Berghausen – Svečina (8.00-18.00), Grablach - Holmec (5.00-23.00), Karawankentunnel (A11) – Karavanke (A2) , Lavamünd – Vič (5.00-23.00), Loibltunnel – Ljubelj (5.00-21.00) , Mureck – Trate (5.00-21.00) , Radlpass – Radelj (5.00-21.00), Sicheldorf – Gederovci , Spielfeld (Autobahn) – Šentilj (avtocesta) , Spielfeld (Bahnhof) – Šentilj (železniška postaja) and Spielfeld (Bundesstrasse) – Šentilj (magistrala) (5.00-7.00 and 17.00-19.00) border checks were introduced.
  • All public events are canceled until further notice. 
  • The gathering of people in public places is prohibited until further notice.
  • Masks must be used in public indoor areas.
  • By 27 May: 1471 confirmed cases in Slovenia

Easing of restrictions (As of 19 May):

  • The ban on freedom of movement between municipalities has been lifted.
  • Stores can be reopened, including bar terraces, hair salons and beauty parlours
  • Museums, libraries and churches can open their doors.
  • Professional athletes are allowed to train again.
  • Public transport has been reinstated.
  • All medical and dental services are resuming under special conditions.
  • The Jože Pučnik Airport has reopened. The first flights are expected to start in June.
  • Preschools and schools for pupils of the first triad, schools with an adapted program, institutions for the education of children with special needs, secondary schools for final years, public and private music schools, student dormitories and adult education organizations have been reopened.

Latest information from the Slovenian Ministry of Health

Latest measures by the Slovenian government to combat the corona virus

Please note the hygiene recommendations and avoid large crowds.