COVID-19: Current situation in Slovenia

Local news, 08.10.2020

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

For travelers from Switzerland: From 29 September 2020 there will be no quarantine obligation for travelers from Switzerland, except for entries from the cantons of Fribourg, Geneva and Vaud, which are currently on the red list. For these cantons, entry is possible with a negative COVID test if persons are not already among the exceptions.

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

  • Cross-border daily migrant workers,
  • 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 personal matters,
  • Persons with urgent business matters.

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.

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).

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.

Masks must be used in indoor public areas.

Gatherings are limited to a maximum of 10 people until further notice. In the case of organized events, up to 500 people can gather with the permission of the National Institute for Public Health. It is forbidden to serve food at these events.

Number of confirmed cases by 8 October: 7507 (+387)

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.