Last Updated: September 18, 2020
The dazzling country of Slovenia officially reopened its borders for tourism to select countries in the beginning. First, by allowing EU nations to visit as of June. In addition, Slovenia continued to relax its restrictions to welcome more tourists from third-party countries in July.
Which Countries Are Allowed To Visit Slovenia?
Slovenia has developed a ‘traffic light’ color-coded system that divides countries into different entry requirements based on risk. Slovenia divided it into three categories: red, yellow, and green.
GREEN: Firstly, all tourists coming from countries under the green list can enter Slovenia without any tests or quarantine.
YELLOW: Slovenian nationals coming from countries under the yellow list can enter Slovenia without quarantine. However, tourists arriving from these countries can enter Slovenia but are subject to a 10-day quarantine period.
RED: All arrivals, and that is to say both tourists and nationals, coming from countries under the red list must complete 14-day quarantine in order to enter Slovenia.
All countries that are not on the green list are on the yellow list.
Entry to Slovenia is based on residency and physical location for the last 14-days. That is to say, that tourists must be a permanent resident of one of those countries and should also be arriving in Slovenia from one of those countries.
Are There Mandatory Testing and/or Quarantine?
At this time, Slovenia is not requiring a mandatory COVID-19 test on arrival. However, passengers should expect a health screening from a border officer, as well as agree to temperature scans. In addition, tourists who show any symptoms may not be granted entry.
Slovenia is making some exceptions to the 10-day quarantine for travelers coming from the yellow and red country lists.
That is to say, most of the exceptions are only on essential workers, family reunification, funerals, medical reasons, students, etc. The isolation period will no longer apply to those with a negative COVID-19 PCR test that’s taken no older than 36 hours.
Latest Update – Beginning Sept. 14, Slovenia will reduce the quarantine duration for arriving passengers. Instead of 14 days, travelers arriving from countries as “medium risk” and “high-risk” should self-isolate for only 10 days.
Other Safety Measures and Health Protocols
- There is no curfew in Slovenia.
- Most non-essential businesses are now reopening providing they can adhere to hygiene and social-distancing recommendations.
- Persons from different households are required to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters (5 feet).
- Protective face masks are mandatory in indoor public places and on public transport.
- Public gatherings are allowed but with no more than 10 people.
What’s Open in Slovenia?
- Hotels and other accommodations
- Restaurants , cafes, and bars
- Hair salons
- Museums, galleries, and churches
- Banks and pharmacies
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