Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Bern /Newsroom /
07.08.2020  

New rules of entry to Slovenia (COVID-19)

New rules of entry to the Republic of Slovenia – on the basis of an expert analysis of the epidemiological situation, Switzerland is now on the yellow list.

What does it mean for Slovenian citizens or foreign nationals with a permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia?

You may enter Slovenia without a quarantine if you submit a proof that they are not travelling from a country on the red list (example: original invoice for payment of overnight stays, proof of ownership of the real estate or vessel where they were staying, or official crew list in case of chartering a vessel, i.e., other adequate proof).

What does it mean for foreign nationals living in Switzerland and Swiss nationals?

All travelers are required to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine.

EXCEPTIONS:

  • Daily cross-border workers who are holders of an employment contract in one of the European Union or other Schengen Area member states and can prove their status with a certificate or show a signed statement in which the reason for crossing the border as daily cross-border workers is justified.
  • Weekly cross-border workers who are holders of an employment contract in one of the European Union or other Schengen Area member states and can prove their status with a certificate or show a signed statement in which the reason for crossing the border as a weekly cross-border worker is justified - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  •  Persons engaged in economic activities who on crossing the border present proof of such economic activities in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad (certificate of registering the start of economic activities and A1 certificate in accordance with the act regulating cross-border provision of services) who will be returning within 24 hours and present a medical certificate proving that they tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). Where a person is employed with a foreign company providing services in the Republic of Slovenia and is staying in the Republic of Slovenia, they must, on crossing the border, also submit residence address in the Republic of Slovenia and a medical certificate proving that they tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Persons posted abroad in the international transport sector or such persons returning home who are in possession of a "Certificate for International Transport Workers" referred to in Annex 3 of the Communication from the Commission on the implementation of the Green Lanes under the Guidelines for border management measures to protect health and ensure the availability of goods and essential services (OJ C no. 96 of 24. 3. 2020, p.1) or another appropriate document proving that the person has been posted by the employer;
  • Persons carrying out the transport of goods to or from the Republic of Slovenia, and to the transport of goods in transit within 12 hours of entry.
  • Persons travelling in transit through the Republic of Slovenia to another country within 12 hours of entry.
  • Diplomatic passport holders.
  • Persons providing services for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry if ordering a quarantine could result in major social or economic damage due to non-provision of these services - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Members of protection and rescue services, healthcare services, the police and firefighting service and persons carrying out humanitarian transport for the Republic of Slovenia who are crossing the border in order to perform their duties - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Holders of proof of a scheduled doctor's appointment or treatment/surgery in the Republic of Slovenia or another European Union or Schengen Area member state - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Persons crossing the border (on a daily basis or occasionally) because of education and schooling or scientific research in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad who present adequate proof, and their parents or other persons transporting them across the border and returning within 24 hours of entry - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  •  Persons attending the funeral of a close relative leaving or returning to the Republic of Slovenia within 24 hours of entry and presenting proof of the date and time of the funeral - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Persons crossing the border for family reasons in order to maintain relations with close family members who are returning within 24 hours of entry - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Persons crossing the border for urgent personal matters and returning within 24 hours of entry and presenting adequate proof - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Owners or tenants of land on both sides of the border crossing the border to carry out an agricultural activity.
  • Staff members of the Slovenian Army and the Police or employees of state authorities returning from their work abroad - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • Citizens from countries that were on the list of safe countries at the time of booking, when they made the booking to stay at an accommodation facility, even if in the meantime the country in question has been taken off the list of safe countries (the green list), and are able to provide proof in the form of proof of booking - additionally, you need to provide an evidence of a negative COVID-19 test.
  • A representative of foreign security authorities (the police or justice authorities) who enters Slovenia to carry out an operational task of surrendering or extraditing a wanted person or transferring the enforcement of a prison sentence of a convicted person and who should exit Slovenia as soon as possible after completing the task.


❗ On crossing the border, persons who qualify as exemptions according to points 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 and 17 of the preceding paragraph shall present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test that is not older than 36 hours and that has been taken in an EU or Schengen Area member state or performed by an organisation or individual authorised by the National Institute of Public Health. Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, individuals specified in point 16 of the preceding paragraph may undergo the COVID-19 testing after they have arrived in the Republic of Slovenia while their employers have to provide appropriate conditions for self-isolation until test results are known.