This blog post will be updated regularly to inform you about the current coronavirus situation in Slovenia, eventual travel restrictions, and more. If you have any questions regarding the coronavirus situation in Slovenia or would like to start planning a trip to Slovenia, we are here to help.
Slovenia was a “COVID-19 free” destination when this blog post was first written back in June 2020. It was actually the first country in Europe to declare an end to the coronavirus epidemic on May 15th, 2020. New daily discovered COVID-19 infections in Slovenia were close to zero throughout summer. However, the same as in other parts of Europe and North America, autumn 2020 has brought different news and new lockdowns.
CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION IN SLOVENIA
On July 4, 2021:
- Average new SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) reported cases in the past 7 days: 26 per day. More numbers.
- Hotels, restaurants & bars are open.
- Only travelers who have been vaccinated, have a negative rapid test (max. 48 hours), or have had COVID-19 in the past 6 months can use the hotels or interior areas in the restaurants.
- Public transport operates.
- The use of face masks is mandatory when entering any indoor spaces and public transport. When outdoors, face masks are obligatory if the physical distance (2 m / 6 feet) can not be maintained.
- All shops & museums are open. So are the pharmacies, banks, post offices, libraries, etc.
- All schools are open.
- Employees are generally encouraged to work from home, although many offices operate normally with the implementation of physical distancing, wearing of face masks, disinfection, etc.
- The website of the Slovenian government and the official website of the European Union have great and detailed information about the coronavirus situation in Slovenia and other European countries as well.
- About 40% of the whole population has received the first dose, 33% has been fully vaccinated.
BORDER CROSSING RESTRICTIONS
On July 4, 2021:
- All world countries are classified depending on the epidemiological (coronavirus) situation in that particular country or region. There is a list of green countries (epidemiologically safe), orange, red or dark red countries (unstable epidemiological situation). See all lists and details here.
- All passengers coming from “green countries” can enter Slovenia without any restrictions.
- All passengers coming from “orange countries” are required to remain in quarantine for 10 days. Quarantine is not ordered if you present:
A) A negative PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America.
B) A certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 10 days old but not more than six months old or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that less than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms.
C) Proof of a COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least 7 days have elapsed since the second dose of the COMIRNATY Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, at least 14 days since the second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or 21 days since the first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. More details.
- All passengers coming from “red countries” who are NOT fully vaccinated or have NOT recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months need to present a negative PCR test and have to quarantine at home for ten (10) days.
- All foreigners who do not reside in Slovenia and arrive from “dark red countries” are not allowed to enter Slovenia.
SLOVENIA ALLOWS NON-ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
For all vaccinated citizens of countries who do not require a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia, including the USA, UK, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea etc.
- At the moment Ljubljana airport has flight connections to Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), Paris (Air France), Zürich (Swiss), Amsterdam (Transavia), Brussels (WizzAir & Brussels Airlines), Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), Belgrade (Serbia Air), and Moscow (Aeroflot), Montenegro (MNE). More operators are announcing their return in July & August 2021. Here is the current list.
TRAVEL IN SLOVENIA AFTER COVID-19
Everybody in Slovenia is eager for the normality to return and welcome travelers again. Slotrips company is committed to the Slovenian Tourist Board’s GREEN&SAFE label to designate and highlight superior hygiene standards and protocols, and sustainable recommendations for tourist service providers and destinations.
Understanding that after the coronavirus outbreak, the world of traveling will change, we have created several new Self-Guided, Family Holidays and Unique Experiences for independent travel and holiday adventures in Slovenia. Our small group tours are mostly limited to 8 travelers, but you can always go private or get a custom-made trip and travel with your family and friends within your bubble. Expect small, boutique, and secluded accommodations, as well as the implementation of all health protection measures, requirements, and recommendations, to protect you, our employees, and local communities.
Please also check our Book & Travel With Confidence policy with more information about what we do to keep you safe and learn about our updated cancellation policy for risk-free bookings in 2021, in case the coronavirus situation in Slovenia or your home country remains uncertain.
Considering many travelers are not yet comfortable to travel during the coronavirus outbreak, yet eager to stay close to us and Slovenia and rather plan for the future, we have launched our Slotrips Blog with the ‘Sign me up’ option, to never miss out.
SLOVENIANS STRIVE FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN TRAVEL
Slovenians too love to live an active, healthy and green life, striving for a sustainable future and swear by boutique and unique trips around the country, where you can experience, visit, feel and taste the cultural heritage of the only country in Europe where Alps, Mediterranean and Pannonian Plain meet. Because Slovenia is also one of the safest countries in the world by the 2019 Global Peace Index, it gives you far more than the 22 Reasons to Make Slovenia Your Next Holiday Destination. Demonstrated by numerous international awards, recently by the European Best Destinations, listing Slovenia with Bohinj on the Coronavirus – Safest Destinations to Visit in 2020, and the Forbes adding Slovenia among the seven rising stars in travel with potential to become Major Tourist Destination In A Post-Covid World.