Slovenia has joined the league of countries that are gradually opening their borders after months of restrictions due to COVID-19.
From June 8, 2020, the country has permitted the entry of nationals of 17 countries that are considered epidemiologically safe. These countries are:
- Czech Republic
Travelers from the following areas may cross the borders outside of checkpoints:
- Citizens of Austria, Hungary, and Slovenia
- Slovenian citizens arriving from one of the EU or the Schengen Member States
- Citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Italy who are two owners or tenants of land in the border area
- Citizens of Slovenia and citizens of Italy who own land on both sides of the state border and do agricultural forestry
Travelers with visitors visa from countries other than the 17 mentioned above must undergo 14-day quarantine upon arriving in Slovenia. This is particularly applicable to anyone arriving in Slovenia from Northern Macedonia, where the COVID-19 situation is worsening.
The following people are exempt from going into quarantine:
- Those providing vital services that get them a certificate by the competent ministry
- Those crossing the border for pressing personal matters and going back via the border within 24 hours of their entry, giving appropriate proof in the process
- An owner or tenant of land in the border area or on both sides of the state border who crosses it to perform agricultural or forestry works
But, persons with confirmed overnight reservations won’t have an exemption.
Though people from the 17 countries are now eligible for welcome in Slovenia, any hint of a rise in COVID-19 infections in these nations will get them taken out of the list of the exempted.
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