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12.03.2020  

COVID-19

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia has altered recommendations for travellers.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
All citizens planning to travel abroad are advised to reconsider their travel and postpone all but essential travel. Special warnings are issued for travel to Italy, Iran, South Korea and China.

The Government adopted a decision to start carrying out border control checks in the vicinity of the border between Slovenia and Italy on 11 March 2020. This measure is aimed at reducing the risk of spreading the contagious disease SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) in Slovenia and at protecting the health of its population.

Border control checks will be carried out for non-Slovenian nationals and persons without permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia. This will include checking for negative SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) result certificates issued by a competent authority. The certificate should be issued in the Slovenian, English or Italian language and should not be older than three days. Persons without such certificate may be denied entry into the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. Border control checks will not apply to the transport of goods.

Six check points will be set up at the following locations on the border with Italy: Rateče, Robič, Vrtojba, Škofije, Fernetiči and Krvavi Potok. All other border crossings will be closed. The closure will be carried out by road operators that will also set up the necessary signs. This is not a measure under the Schengen Code, therefore notification based on this Code is not required. / The decision is based on the Slovenian Contagious Diseases Act, not the Schengen Borders Code. The Government decided that non-Slovenian nationals and persons without permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia would be subject to border control checks. Persons crossing the border will be required to submit certificates issued by a competent authority and indicating that they tested negative for the coronavirus. The certificate must be issued in the Slovenian, English or Italian languages and must not be older than three days. Persons without proper certificates may be denied entry into the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.

Current information and instructions are available on the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 website : https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/