COVID-19 Precautionary Measures in Slovenia (13 April Update)

Can a resident enter the country?

  • Yes

  • Citizens and residents are allowed to enter.

Can a foreigner enter the country?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Foreigners are allowed to enter the country.

  • Foreigners arriving from high-risk (red list) countries are subject to additional entry requirements.

Is transit allowed through the country?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • A person may transit through Slovenia if the transit time does not exceed 6 hours. Persons entering Slovenia in transit must have with them: a valid travel document (including a visa or a residence permit when required); and a document stating the purpose and destination of transit (this document is not required for travellers with a permanent or temporary residence in the EU member states).

  • Entry to Slovenia will be denied to travellers who may not be able to exit Slovenia due to measures in neighbouring countries.

Is a test required on arrival?

  • No

  • All arriving passengers will undergo health screening. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 will be prohibited from entering the country, except citizens and permanent resident permit holders.

Is a test certificate allowed?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Test certificates issued outside Slovenia are allowed provided the test was performed by the PCR method in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America or by organizations or individuals in third countries recognized as relevant by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food (NLZOH), and published on the NLZOH website. Red-listed countries can be found here.

Test certificate required?

  • No with exceptions

  • A test certificate is not required on arrival.

  • Travellers from red-listed countries can avoid the mandatory 10-day quarantine by presenting a certificate for a negative PCR COVID-19 test upon entry. The test must be a PCR test performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Area country, or by organizations or individuals in third countries recognized by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health and published on the NLZOH website, and must not be older than 48 hours. Red-listed countries can be found here.

  • Some travellers from red-listed countries are exempt from the quarantine and test requirements. The list of exemptions can be found here.

Is quarantine required on arrival?

  • Yes with exceptions

  • Travellers who are arriving from countries that are on the red list are required to quarantine for 10 days. Red-listed countries can be found here. Exceptions are:

  • If the traveller meets one of the specific exceptions that are listed here

  • If the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 and holds proof of immunity demonstrated by a written medical statement from a health professional in the EU showing that they had symptoms of COVID-19 in the last six months before arrival; or evidence of a positive test conducted from a recognized institution older than 21 days but less than six months. Such a medical certificate will be taken into account if issued in an EU or Schengen Area member state.

  • The ten-day quarantine cannot be terminated early.

  • Based on the above restrictions, the traveller will be required to spend between ‘0’ and ‘10’ days in quarantine

Is a vaccination required?

  • No with exceptions

  • A vaccination for COVID-19 is not required for entry into the country.

  • Travellers arriving may seek exemption from quarantine if they have had a:

  • second dose of Pfizer/BioNTech at least 7 days prior to arrival

  • second dose of Moderna vaccine at least 14 days prior to arrival

  • second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine at least 21 days prior to arrival

Insurance required?

  • No

  • Insurance is not required to enter the country.

Recommended Border App

  • Yes

  • Authorities have recommended the OstaniZdrav app for everyone in the country.

  • The police have launched a travel application called “Enter Slovenia” to facilitate travel to and from the country. It is intended for those who wish to travel to Slovenia, to transit Slovenia, or to leave the country on the basis of an exemption from travel restrictions. The use of “Enter Slovenia” is not mandatory.

Airline restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Airports are open.

  • International and domestic commercial flight services are operating.

  • Ljubljana Airport is open with a reduced number of flights.

Border restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Air borders are open.

  • If travel is deemed by the Slovenian authorities to be non-essential, travellers may be denied entry. For additional details click here

  • Residents of Slovenia are not permitted to travel to a red-list country unless they have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19.

Curfew restrictions

  • Minimal.

  • There is no curfew or lockdown in effect

Internal travel restrictions

  • Moderate

  • Movement between regions within Slovenia is restricted and only allowed for essential purposes.

  • Public transportation is limited.

Social distancing restrictions

  • Significant

  • Public gatherings, including weddings, are not allowed.

  • Authorities have introduced a Red, Orange, and Green rating system to determine which additional COVID-19 prevention measures are in place within regions in Slovenia. Regions are determined by three criteria: the number of cases per 100,000 over the previous 14 days; the number of hospitalized patients; and the number of patients in intensive care units.

Non-essential shops open?

  • No with exceptions

  • Shops, banks, post offices. fuel stations are open. Some non-essential shops and retail outlets are closed.

Accommodations open?

  • No

  • Hotels are closed. In Ljubljana, a limited number of hotels are open for approved business travellers.

Restaurants open?

  • No with exceptions

  • Restaurants are closed for dining in, however, takeaway services are permitted.

Bars and cafes open?

  • No with exceptions

  • Bars and cafes are closed, however, takeaway services are permitted.

Beaches and tourism sites open?

  • No

  • Beaches and tourist sites are closed.

Events allowed?

  • No

  • All public gatherings are banned. Public events, assemblies, ceremonies, celebrations, and weddings are still temporarily banned.

Masks required in public?

  • Yes

  • Masks are required at all times, including outdoors, on public transport, and in personal vehicles.

  • Children younger than six years of age are exempted from this requirement.


  • Primary schools are open but most other schools and universities are currently operating online only.

  • Disabled persons, pregnant women, and elderly persons are allowed special access to grocery stores and pharmacies during opening hours.

  • Visits to care homes and hospitals are prohibited.

  • Night clubs are closed.

Advice For Travellers

The COVID-19 epidemic is constantly changing worldwide. Travel and border restrictions may change with little or no notice. Airlines may have their own requirements for testing, masking, and distancing. It is recommended that travellers carry a supply of face masks since the requirement can vary by location. It is recommended that travellers practice social distancing and maintain a 6-foot distance from other individuals and avoid crowded areas. Check with your airline, booking agent, or country's embassy for information on your specific travel plans.