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.
In summer 2021 we all adapted to the new normal and life & travel are pretty much back to normal for all fully vaccinated residents and travelers.
CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION IN SLOVENIA
On October 19, 2021:
- Average new SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) reported cases in the past 7 days: 1073 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, restaurants, shops, and most other facilities open to the public.
- 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 (1.5 m / 5 feet) can not be maintained.
- All shops & museums are open. So are the pharmacies, banks, post offices, libraries, etc.
- All schools are open.
- Some companies encourage their employees to work from home, others 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 54% of the whole population has received the first dose, 51% has been fully vaccinated.
BORDER CROSSING RESTRICTIONS
On October 19, 2021:
A person who meets the recovered/vaccinated/tested rule (RVT rule) may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home. The RVT rule is met if a person provides one of the certificates listed below:
A) A negative PCR test (max. 72 hours since the swab was taken) or a negative rapid antigen test (max. 48 hours since the swab was taken).
B) A certificate of a positive PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 which is more than 10 days old but not more than 180 days old.
C) A digital COVID Certificate or a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination. More details.
At the moment Ljubljana airport has flight connections to Frankfurt (Lufthansa), Istanbul (Turkish Airlines), Dubai (FlyDubai), London (easyJet & British Airways), Paris (Air France), Zürich (Swiss), Amsterdam (Transavia), Brussels (WizzAir & Brussels Airlines), Warsaw (LOT Polish Airlines), Belgrade (Serbia Air), and Moscow (Aeroflot), Montenegro (MNE). Here is the current list.
TRAVEL IN SLOVENIA AFTER COVID-19
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 has changed, 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 2022, in case the coronavirus situation in Slovenia or your home country becomes uncertain.
Considering some travelers are not yet comfortable to travel, 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.