COVID-19 Information

Last update: 15 October 2021 *** Entry to the United States: All U.S. citizen airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test (PCR or rapid antigen test) taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, these travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  COVID-19 Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: COVID-19 Vaccines – Boosters Booster shots for mRNA vaccines are available in Slovenia if recommended by your doctor.  The Slovenian government is providing vaccines to all residents of Slovenia age 15 and over, including U.S. citizens with temporary or permanent residence cards. Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 15 October 2021): …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: COVID-19 Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 8 October 2021): The number of active cases in the country decreased again from 12,644 last week to 11,860 today.  The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 persons decreased from 600 to 562. The number of hospitalized decreased slightly to 413 today, with 37 additional …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Security Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Downtown Ljubljana Event: There are ongoing protests tonight in central Ljubljana that could continue tomororw, 6 October.   Expect a heavy police presence in Ljubljana. Actions to Take: Use caution around crowds. Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email: LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: COVID-19 Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 1 October 2021): For the first time since July, the number of active cases in the country decreased in the past week, from 13,744 to 12,644 today.  The 14 day incidence rate per 100,000 persons decreased from 652 to 600. The number of hospitalized increased …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Security Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Downtown Ljubljana – vicinity of Parliament and Republic Square Event: Protests against COVID-19 measures will occur today, 22 September, starting around 1700.  Thousands of protesters are expected. Recent anti-government protests in central Ljubljana resulted in violence and damage to the Parliament building.  Expect a heavy police presence in …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Security Alert / Covid Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Downtown Ljubljana – vicinity of Parliament and Republic Square Event: Following the September 15 anti-Slovenian government protests in central Ljubljana that resulted in violence and damage to the Parliament building, the Embassy is aware that another potentially large protest, also against recent COVID-19 measures, may occur on …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry to Slovenia: You may have heard that the EU added the United States to its Red List, recommending EU countries restrict travel to vaccinated Americans or those on essential travel.  As this is what Slovenia has already been following, we are not aware of any new changes in Slovenia’s …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:   Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 26 August 2021): The number of active cases in the country increased significantly in the past three weeks, from 1,293 cases to 4,278 today.  On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has increased to 202.8 new cases per 100,000 citizens. The number of hospitalized also increased …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:   Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Note that the next Alert will be on 26 August. Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 5 August 2021): The number of active cases in the country increased again in the past week, from 916 cases last week to 1,293 today.  On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has increased to 61.3 …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia COVID-19 Restrictions On 22 July, the Slovenian government announced that verification of COVID-19 certificates, including proof of vaccination, prior infection, or a negative test, will be mandatory in all public events and gatherings.  Restaurants / bars  are required to check guests’ certificates. Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 29 July …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 22 July 2021): The number of active cases in the country increased again in the past week, from 682 cases on 15 July to 841 today.  On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has increased to 39.9 new cases per 100,000 citizens. The number of hospitalized …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:   Health Alert & U.S. Special Elections in TX, OH

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Health Alert Slovenia Entry Requirements For those on essential travel to Slovenia (including study or business): U.S. citizens who do not have proof of completed vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or a negative Covid test result (PCR or rapid antigen) will now need to demonstrate where they will complete their 10 …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: As I will be away from the office, the next Alert will be in two weeks. Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 1 July 2021): The number of active cases in the country continued to decrease, from 1,055 active cases last week to 630 today.  On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Expired U.S. Passports: If you are overseas and your passport expired on or after 1 January 2020, you may be able to use your expired passport to return directly to the United States until 31 December 2021.  See  this page  for more information on this new exception.   Nevertheless, the Embassy recommends having a …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry into Slovenia Effective 5 June, a rapid antigen test taken in the prior 48 hours is sufficient for entry into Slovenia without quarantine.  This includes rapid tests done in the United States.   Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 3 June 2021): The number of active cases in the country …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Covid-19 update Services in Slovenia / Public Gatherings Services: Hotels are open up to 50% capacity while campsites are open up to 70% capacity.   Restaurants are permitted to open 0500 to 2200; indoors, up to four persons from a family (not including minors) can sit together, but diners should carry proof …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  Covid Health Alert

(12 May 2021) Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: Covid-19 update  Vaccine distribution Slovenia has now opened the registration for vaccines to all adults (although actual vaccination appointments may not be immediate).  Those with Slovenian national insurance can register through the  ZVem portal ; other residents of Slovenia can register through their local doctor. Slovenia Covid Statistics (as …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Slovenia Entry Restrictions Travelers who have completed the vaccine regimen with the following vaccines are now accepted for entry without test or quarantine:  Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Russian Gamele (Sputnik V), Indian manufacturer Serum Institute / AstraZeneca, and Chinese Sinovac Biotech and Sinopharm. Slovenia In-country Restrictions The Slovenian …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:   Travel from the U.S. – Covid test The Slovenian government announced that Covid tests conducted in the United States and Great Britain will now be recognized for those requiring a test to enter Slovenia.  Lockdown – Partial Lifting The curfew has lifted Most schools have reopened to in-person learning. The …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 7 April 2021):  The number of active cases in the country has leveled off this week after the latest lockdown began, with 13, 301 active cases as of today.  On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has increased to 644 new cases per 100,000 citizens. The …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia Entry Restrictions The Slovenian government has announced that rapid antigen tests are no longer sufficient for entry.  You must have  a negative PCR test result taken with in the prior 48 hours. The PCR test must be performed in an EU country, or if not, must have been performed …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: U.S. Embassy Consular Services For American citizens needing appointments at the Embassy for citizenship or notarial services, the Embassy will return to using an online appointment system. Slovenia Movement restrictions The Slovenian government announced that previous restrictions on gatherings within and movement to and from the coastal Obalno-Kraška region have …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert / Voting – Special Election in TX

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: Weekly Covid Health Alert Vaccines In addition to existing approved vaccines, the European Medicines Agency has  approved the Johnson & Johnson  vaccine for use in the EU.  The Government of Slovenia reaffirmed that residents of Slovenia, regardless of nationality, will have equal access to vaccines as specific groups are vaccinated. Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  Covid Health Alert

U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  Covid Health Alert  (10 March 2021)  Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:   Slovenia Entry Requirements There is an exception to quarantine requirements for those entering Slovenia who present proof of COVID-19 vaccination demonstrating that at least seven days have passed since the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine, at least 14 days have …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Travel updates Given the deteriorating situation in the coastal Obalno-Kraška region, the Slovenian government has banned all gatherings and travel between this region and others as of February 27.  Air France announced that it will resume weekly flights to Ljubljana on March 6.  The airline plans to gradually increase the …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 24 February 2021):  The number of active cases in the country has dropped slightly in the past week to 11, 298 active cases.  The number of hospitalized dropped from 648 last week to 546 today. The number of weekly Covid-confirmed deaths in Slovenia the past …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 17 February 2021):  The number of active cases in the country has dropped again, from 14,000 cases last week to 11,639 today.  The number of hospitalized dropped from 864 last week to 648 today. The number of weekly Covid-confirmed deaths in Slovenia the past week …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has provided  updated guidance on effective masks . Given the improved epidemiological situation in Slovenia, the Slovenian government announced the following loosening of restrictions, effective 15 February: Entry/Borders: You may now enter the country without quarantine if you have proof of a vaccination, proof of recovery from a prior Covid …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: New webpages for U.S. citizens in Slovenia & Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: We have updated our Additional Resources for U.S. Citizens in Slovenia .  Some highlights: a new Driving in Slovenia page updated information on how to get criminal record checks authenticated requirement for your foreign guests to register with police within three days of arrival  Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 10 February 2021): The number of active cases in the country has dropped significantly, from over 17,000 cases …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 3 February 2021):  The number of active cases in the country – currently 17, 117  –  has decreased by approximately 800 in the past week.  The number of hospitalized (currently 1,012) also dropped by approximately 100. The number of weekly Covid-confirmed deaths in Slovenia the …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  Health Alert  

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 27 January 2021): The number of active cases in the country – currently 17, 618  –  has decreased by 3,000 in the past week.  The number of hospitalized (currently 1,144) also dropped slightly. The number of weekly Covid-confirmed deaths in Slovenia the past week (149) …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

 (20 January 2021) Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19. Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken …

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U.S. Embassy Security Alert – Demonstrations

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Downtown Ljubljana Event: On 13 January, at 1400 (2pm) there is a planned demonstration in Ljubljana, starting at Republic Square.  This protest may move to other locations in central Ljubljana and it is possible that additional, smaller demonstrations may also gather in other locations. Expect a …

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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:  Townhall / Earthquake Preparedness / Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: Srečno novo leto (Happy new year)!  We know that many of you will be happy to leave 2020 in hindsight!  We have some important updates below. American Citizen Townhall On Thursday, 7 January at 1100 the Embassy will host a virtual townhall for American citizens via Zoom.  Our U.S. Ambassador, Lynda Blanchard …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert 

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  In these difficult times our Embassy wishes you the merriest of holidays.   Movement Restrictions: The Slovenian government will slightly relax restrictions on Christmas Eve, allowing residents to move across boundaries to visit another household.  This loosening of restrictions will end at 2000 on Christmas day. Covid medical situation in Slovenia (as …

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U.S. Embassy Health / Security Alert

U.S. Embassy Health / Security Alert  (16 December 2020) Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:   Health Alert Vaccinations: The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas.  Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.   Per  Slovenian government announcement , vaccination administration will begin with health care workers and vulnerable …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Health Alert  (2 December 2020)   Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:  There are no changes in Slovenian government restrictions.   Covid medical situation in Slovenia (as of 2 December 2020)  Since 25 November, there have been 10,258 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases (similar to last week), and 348 additional deaths (vice 280 last week). On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their  travel guidance for Slovenia . Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 25 November)  Since 18 November, there have been 10,356 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases and 280 additional deaths. On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has 979 new cases per 100,000 citizens. Slovenia now has 20,337 active cases …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert 

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Covid-19 Restrictions The Slovenian government has prohibited any gatherings with people outside of one’s household. Public transportation (trains, buses) has ceased, but taxi service remains. Non-essential stores are closed.  Essential stores such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and auto repair remain open. All schools continue to be on remote learning, with …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Covid-19: Testing availability The government of Slovenia has affirmed that testing is available to all – not just those who are symptomatic. Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 12 November) Since 4 November, there have been 11, 462 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases (similar to the prior week) and 245 additional deaths (vice 169 last week).  …

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U.S. Embassy Security Alert: Ljubljana demonstration

Dear American Citizen: Location: Ljubljana downtown Event: Routine Friday demonstrations are anticipated in central Ljubljana this evening. There is a possibility that some of the activities from yesterday’s protests may occur again tonight, while other peaceful demonstrations are planned. Some protestors may use “sound bombs” and “fireworks” again near police and pedestrians. Anticipate a large …

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U.S. Embassy Security Alert: Update on Ljubljana demonstration

Dear American Citizen: This is an update on the Ljubljana demonstration mentioned in yesterday’s Alert: Location: Ljubljana – Republic square (downtown) Event: The Embassy has received reports that sound bombs – or other similar loud devices that mimic the sound of an explosion – have been used at or near Republic Square. Demonstrators may move to other …

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U.S. Embassy Health / Security Alert

4 November 2020 Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Covid-19: Services in Slovenia The fall break for primary schools was extended by a week starting November 2. Air France announced that it had suspended flights to Slovenia between 7 November and 16 December. Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 4 November) Since 28 October, there have been 11,200 additional confirmed Covid-19 …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 28 October)  Since 21 October, there have been 12, 226 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases (more than twice the number from last week) and 72 additional deaths.  Yesterday there was another record number of tests (7,471), along with a new daily record of 2,605 new confirmed cases, resulting in a …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 28 October) Since 21 October, there have been 12, 226 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases (more than twice the number from last week) and 72 additional deaths.  Yesterday there was another record number of tests (7,471), along with a new daily record of 2,605 new confirmed cases, resulting in a …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Slovenian government Covid-19 restrictions: The Slovenian government has instituted additional restrictions: Effective 27 October, you may not travel outside of your municipality unless meeting a work/medical exception.  (Note: This is more restrictive than prior requirements to stay within a region.) Slovenia has updated its  color-coded designations  for foreign countries; traveling to most …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Health Alert (16 Oct 2020)  Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  The Slovenian government has introduced a number of new Covid measures: School for grades 6 and above (through university) will move entirely on-line affective 19 October.   The government has asked health providers to scale back non-emergency preventative medical procedures.    The Slovenian government has designated …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Health Alert (14 Oct 2020) Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 14 October) Since 7 October, there have been 2,818 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases, and 16 additional deaths.  Yesterday there was a record number of tests (4,902), along with a new daily record of 707 new confirmed cases, resulting in a daily positive …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry / Quarantine rules Given a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases, the Prime Minister announced a number of new restrictions, including: Public and private gatherings limited to 10 persons (with religious services and weddings excepted) Further limitations on numbers of persons in enclosed public spaces (shops, banks, post offices, etc.) …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Entry Quarantine rules The government of Slovenia has updated its  color-coded system of entry / quarantine restrictions:  A very small number of countries are designated “green” (epidemiologically safe).  A much larger list of countries, including the United States, are designated as “red” (poor epidemiological  conditions).  In some cases, regions of countries (such as …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert (23 Sep.)

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 16 September) Since 16 September, there have been 740 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases, and seven additional deaths. Since mid-August the number of active cases in Slovenia has been doubling every two weeks and Slovenia continues to be at a new high for the outbreak, with 1,383 active cases.   Of …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert (16 Sep.) 

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 16 September) The number of confirmed Covid cases has increased dramatically in the past week, although due in part to high numbers of tests administered. Since 9 September, there have been 642 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases, but no additional deaths.    Yesterday alone (15 September) was another new daily record, …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Ljubljana fire fumes / Anniversary

U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Ljubljana fire fumes / Anniversary (11 September) Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Location: Ljubljana Event: Last night (10 September) there was a large fire in Vič.  While extinguished, fumes spread over the city of Ljubljana. Actions to Take: The Slovenian government has advised city residents to close windows when indoors and wear a …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert / Voting Reminder

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 9 September)  Since 2 September, there have been 388 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases, and two additional deaths.    Yesterday alone (8 September) there were 79 new cases, a new daily record. Currently there are 590 active cases, the highest number since 4 April.   Of these, 107 cases are in Ljubljana.  …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Entry / Exit Requirements Hungary: The Hungarian government has announced that it has closed its border to foreign nationals traveling from Slovenia. Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 1 September)  Since 19 August, there have been 432 additional confirmed Covid-19 cases, and four additional deaths.  Currently there are 468 active cases, the highest number since …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   Cashing U.S. checks Please note that if you receive federal benefits checks from the United States, or received an Economic Impact Payment (“Stimulus”) check from the IRS:  The Embassy recently learned that after this month, Slovenian banks will no longer cash U.S. checks.  For federal benefits, you should consider having …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: We are honored to welcome Secretary of State Pompeo and his wife to Slovenia today for signing of a 5G agreement. Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 13 August): Since 5 August, there have been 124 additional confirmed cases, and five additional deaths. Currently there are 193 active cases (down slightly from last week), with 19 …

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Voting U.S. Elections 2020

Dear fellow American citizen in Slovenia: We now have a wooden ballot box in our Embassy guardhouse (visitor screening building) especially for you to drop off your voter registrations and ballots for the U.S. mail. Registration/Requests for ballots: Many of you have registered to vote.  If you have not, there is still time.  In order …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 5 August): Since 29 July,  there have been 93 additional confirmed cases, and seven additional deaths. Currently there are 202 active cases (down slightly from last week), with 22 hospitalized. Since the beginning of the epidemic, Slovenia has administered over 134,000 tests,  confirming 2,208 infections and 124 fatalities. …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 29 July): Since 22 July, there have been 109 additional confirmed cases, and two additional deaths. Currently there are 237 active cases (down slightly from last week), with 21 hospitalized. According to the National Public Health Institute, recent infections were detected in care homes (80 infections), schools (54), shops (37), …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia (as of  22 July): Since 15 July,  there have been 128 additional confirmed cases, and four additional deaths.  Twenty-nine new infections were reported on 21 July alone, marking an 11-day high. The vast majority of recent infections were transmitted locally (vice imported from abroad). Currently there are 243 active …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 15 July): Since 8 July, there have been 115 additional confirmed cases, but no additional deaths since 1 June. Currently there are 266 active cases, with 16 hospitalized. Since the beginning of the epidemic, Slovenia has administered over 118,000 tests,  confirming 1,878 infections and 111 fatalities. Consular Services In addition …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 8 July): Since the beginning of June, the number of active cases in Slovenia has been doubling every week, with a current total of 223 active cases spread throughout the country.  Fourteen are hospitalized. Since 1 July,  there have been 150 additional confirmed cases, but no additional deaths …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert (1 July)

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry/Exit requirements Slovenia is following EU recommendations to restrict travel from the U.S. and other countries with unstable epidemiological situations.  Slovenia continues to make exceptions for those who have residency or family in Slovenia, as well as those studying in Slovenia. For information on border openings and entry/exit requirements for countries …

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U.S. Embassy Security & Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert Location: Ljubljana – near Parliament and Congress & Prešeren Squares Event:  On the evening of 24 June, there will be commemorations for Slovenia’s national day.  The police will cordon off the area around Parliament and Congress squares.  There is a possibility of protests outside this perimeter and in Prešeren Square. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings.  …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  U.S. Embassy Services U.S. domestic passport offices have resumed printing passports for Americans who apply overseas.  Appointments are available via the  Embassy website .  Entry/Exit requirements Similar to the border checkpoints mentioned for Austria and Hungary last week, foreign nationals crossing between Italy and Slovenia must use one of the following checkpoints:  …

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U.S. Embassy Security / Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Downtown Ljubljana Event:  On the evening of 12 June, the Embassy anticipates another demonstration in the center of Ljubljana.   These may continue on subsequent Fridays. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Health Alert Entry Requirements Per 7 June Slovenian ordinance, foreign nationals (including American citizens) entering Slovenia from Austria must use the …

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U.S. Embassy Security / Health Alert

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Security Alert – Demonstration Location: Ljubljana: Vicinity of U.S. Embassy (Prešernova cesta 31) Event: On the evening of 5 June, the Embassy anticipates a demonstration in Ljubljana in support of racial equality and justice in the United States. Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. Health Alert Quarantine  U.S. citizens entering Slovenia who do not have residency in Slovenia must self-quarantine for 14 days, unless they meet one of the  exceptions . Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 4 June): Since …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert:  Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine  Face masks are mandatory in closed public spaces where the distance between persons is less than 1.5 meters, on public transportation, for persons with respiratory diseases, for health staff depending on the degree of risk, for all staff of care homes, and for visitors entering health institutions and care …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Embassy Services We have resumed scheduling routine appointments for American Citizen Services, including passport renewal, Consular Report of Birth Abroad applications, voting assistance, and notary services.  Appointments can be made on-line via our website.  Routine U.S. visas services remain suspended worldwide. Entry Requirements for Slovenia U.S. citizens with residency in …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   We plan to reduce the frequency of these Alerts to weekly starting today.  However, we will continue to update our  Covid-19 page  daily. Embassy Services  The Embassy continues to provide in-person appointments for emergency/mission-critical consular services; we will let you know as soon as we can schedule routine appointments such as …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 15 May): The Slovenian government has declared the epidemic over in Slovenia, effective 31 May.  This is based in part on the average number of persons a Covid-19 patient infects now being under one.  Nevertheless, many restrictions in Slovenia remain in place. Since yesterday there was one …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Entry/Legal Stay Entry: American citizens with temporary or permanent Slovenian residence permits may re-enter Slovenia.  Otherwise, foreign nationals are not permitted to enter Slovenia at this time, with limited exceptions for those transiting, in the transport industry, providing emergency services, or those with imperative family reasons.  The  Slovenian embassy  in Washington, DC, is …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 13 May): Since yesterday there were two additional confirmed cases, for a cumulative total of 1,463. There was one additional fatality, bringing the total to 103. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 38 persons, of whom 9 are in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine Restrictions The Slovenian government has lifted the ban on commercial flights to Ljubljana, Maribor and Portorož airports.  Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to Ljubljana in early June. Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 12 May): Since yesterday there was one additional confirmed case, for a cumulative total of 1,461. There …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:   Quarantine restrictions  Domestic public transportation is gradually resuming.  Passengers will have to disinfect their hands upon entry, wear a face mask and keep a safety distance of at least 1.5 meters.  The Infrastructure Ministry has established a hotline at 01 478 85 12 to address questions on public transportation. Medical …

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U.S. Embassy Security / Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Demonstration  Location:  Ljubljana –  Republic Square Event: Today, 8 May at 1900, there is a planned protest outside the Slovenian Parliament building.  While most demonstrations in Slovenia are peaceful, there will be increased police presence in this area. Actions to Take:  Be vigilant near crowded public venues. Quarantine restrictions  Residents of Slovenia (including American …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 7 May): Yesterday there was one additional confirmed case, for a cumulative total of 1,449. There were no additional fatalities yesterday, with the total remaining at 99. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 52 persons, of whom 13 are in intensive care. For …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 6 May): The Slovenian government released the results of a nationwide antibody study in which 3.1% of participants tested positive for antibodies indicating prior exposure to the novel coronavirus.  Based on the study, researchers say with 95% certainty that 2-4% of the population had …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 5 May): Yesterday there were six additional confirmed cases, for a cumulative total of 1,445. There was one additional fatality yesterday, bringing the total to 98. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 56 persons, of whom 17 are in intensive care.   A total …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 4 May):  On Saturday and Sunday over 1,100 were tested but there were no new confirmed cases.  This is the first time in two months that there have been no new confirmed infections. 56,136 persons have been tested for Covid-19.  The cumulative total of people who have …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine restrictions: The Slovenian government has removed all restrictions on travel outside one’s municipality of residence, but has called on citizens to continue to act responsibly.  Gatherings are still prohibited. Stores will be closed Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2 for the Labor Day holiday.  Therefore this Sunday only …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 29 April): Slovenian authorities confirmed ten new cases since yesterday.  The cumulative total of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 is 1,418. There were three additional fatalities yesterday, bringing the total to 89. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 75 persons, of whom …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 28 April): Slovenia has tested 2.43% of its population.  A total of 50,290 tests have been performed in Slovenia, with random testing of the population beginning 20 April. Slovenian authorities confirmed 35 new cases since 24 April, including one as a result of the random testing.  The …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 24 April): Slovenian authorities confirmed seven new cases yesterday.  The cumulative total of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 is 1,373. There  was one additional fatality yesterday, bringing the total to 80. The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 78 persons, of whom 24 …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 23 April): Slovenian authorities confirmed 13 new cases yesterday.  The cumulative total of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 is 1,366,  out of 45,703 total tests.    There were no additional fatalities yesterday, with the total remaining at 79. The number who are currently hospitalized …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Borders Two additional border crossings between Italy and Slovenia at Predel and Rateče have reopened to facilitate daily travel for local residents (carrying a special certificate) who have business on the other side of the border.  Both crossing points are open on all days except Sundays and holidays, from 0600-0900, and 1500-1800.   Medical …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 21 April): There are currently 1,344 confirmed cases.  There were no additional deaths yesterday, with the total remaining at 77 fatalities. The number of hospitalized decreased to 87, of whom 25 are in intensive care.  This is the lowest number of hospitalized since March 24. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 20 April): There are currently 1,335 confirmed cases and 77 fatalities. The number of hospitalized decreased to 88, of whom 26 are in intensive care.  193 Covid-19 patients have been discharged from hospital. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email:  LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Quarantine restriction The Slovenian government has announced a phased reduction in restrictions. Beginning 18 April:  Sports that do not involve close contact such as tennis, golf, bicycling, and jogging will be permitted.  Those with evidence of owning second properties in another municipality can visit those properties. Beginning 20 April:  Home, garden, and hardware stores, …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia The Slovenian government plans to begin testing of a random sample of the population to determine scope of coronavirus infections. As of 16 April, Slovenia reported 1,269 confirmed COVID cases and 61 fatalities, with 99 hospitalized, of whom 31 are in intensive care. For additional information, …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Services in Slovenia Protective gloves are no longer mandatory in closed public places such as shops, pharmacies and post offices as of 15 April.  Businesses will provide the required hand sanitizer.  (Face masks are still mandatory.) Medical situation in Slovenia: As of 15 April, Slovenia reported 1,248 confirmed COVID cases and …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia: As of 8 April, Slovenia reported 1,091 confirmed COVID cases and 40 fatalities, with 111 hospitalized and 35 in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email:  LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only (including afterhours): Tel. +386 1-200-5500. U.S. Embassy …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia: The Slovenian government announced that it was considering easing certain restrictions as early as 14 April to help restart the economy. As of 7 April, Slovenia reported 1,055 confirmed COVID cases and 36 fatalities, with 111 hospitalized and 31 in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:  Medical situation in Slovenia: ·         As of 6 April, Slovenia reported 1,021 confirmed COVID cases and 30 fatalities, with 114 hospitalized and 30 in intensive care. For additional information, see our  Covid-19 page . Assistance: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31, Ljubljana Email:  LjubljanaACS@state.gov For emergencies only (including afterhours): Tel. +386 1-200-5500. U.S. Embassy …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Medical situation in Slovenia: ·         The Slovenian government spokesman stated that the Slovenian medical system has sufficient staff and equipment right now for the crisis.  However, while the upward curve (number of confirmed cases) has flattened, they have not yet seen a decrease in the number of cases.  Therefore, the current movement restrictions will remain in …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Travel within Slovenia: ·         As noted previously, all non-essential travel outside the municipality where you reside is prohibited, and police will be enforcing these restrictions this weekend.  Medical situation in Slovenia: ·        As of April 3, Slovenia reported 934 confirmed COVID cases and 20 fatalities, with 112 hospitalized and 30 in intensive …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Medical situation in Slovenia: ·        The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Slovenia continues to grow, although not at an exponential rate.  Since March 4 the average daily increase of confirmed cases is 24%, but since March 16, the average daily increase has been 9%. ·         As of April 2, Slovenia reported …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American citizen in Slovenia: Legal Stay in Slovenia ·         The Slovenian government announced March 30 that it would automatically extend the legal entry period for foreign nationals currently in Slovenia.  This includes those who entered on visa waiver (normally 90 day stays) and long-term visas, as well as temporary residents.  For this reason, American citizens do not need …

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U.S. Embassy Health Alert: Covid-19 update

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia: Please don’t forget about the  virtual town hall  today (March 30) at 2pm.   Remember that the clocks went forward in Slovenia on March 29.  Daily situation update below. Medical situation in Slovenia: ·         As of March 30, Slovenia reported 730 confirmed COVID cases and 11 fatalities, with 101 hospitalized. Flights ·        The Slovenian government has …

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Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel

March 19, 2020 The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (25 March 2020)

Location:  Slovenia Event: During this difficult time we wanted to reassure you that the U.S. Embassy remains here and ready to assist you as you either remain in Slovenia or make plans to depart.  We continue to update our  Coronavirus page  daily, including the latest information on border crossings for flights via Vienna and Zagreb. Sincerely, Consul Assistance: …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location:  Slovenia Event: The Department of State has issued a  Global Level 4 Health Advisory  advising all U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the impact of COVID-19. The U.S. Embassy in Slovenia continues to updates its daily  Embassy webpage on COVID-19 . Regular commercial flights to Ljubljana airport have ceased.  U.S. citizens in Slovenia who are considering returning to the United States are urged …

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Health/Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 15, 2020)

Location: Slovenia Event:  Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the Slovenian government has announced that on March 16 public transportation (including inter-city train and bus service) will cease operations.  Taxis for urgent transport will remain.  Cross-border bus and train services have ceased.  The Ljubljana airport is currently open, but many connecting flights from Europe to the United …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 5, 2020) Location: Slovenia Event:  There is an ongoing outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) first identified in Wuhan, China.  The global public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high, with more than 80,000 reported cases worldwide. On March 4, the Slovenian Ministry of Health announced the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Slovenia. On …

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Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location: Ljubljana – Congress Square / U.S. Embassy Event:  A protest is scheduled to take place on Saturday January 25, from 1200 to 1400. The protest will be against “wars and militarism,” which may include anti-American sentiment.  The protestors plan to move from Congress Square to the U.S. Embassy on Prešernova Street.  It is expected to …

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Security Alert: Middle East Tensions

Location: Slovenia Event: There is heightened tension in the Middle East that may result in security risks to U.S. citizens abroad.  The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed. Actions to Take: Keep a low profile Be aware of your surroundings Stay alert in locations frequented by …

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Holiday Security: U.S. Travelers To Europe

U.S. Travelers in Europe If you are traveling to Europe this holiday season, please check the website of the U.S. Embassy in the country you will visit for the most recent Security Alerts. During the holiday season, security measures in Europe may be heightened due to ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals …

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Alert – U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana, Slovenia Adria Airways – Ongoing Cancellations

30 September 2019 Location: Airports Event: Adria Airways, the primary carrier serving Slovenia, continues to cancel most of its flights due to the company’s financial situation.  Travelers report that it is very difficult to contact Adria Airways at this time.  Other airlines serving Ljubljana have increased their capacity.           Actions to Take: Consider taking ground transport …

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Alert: Adria Airways / Planned Demonstration

Alert:  Adria Airways / Planned Demonstration 25 September 2019 1)    Adria Airways  Location: Airports Event: Slovenia’s Adria Airways has temporarily suspended most of its operations due to financial difficulties as of September 24. Other international airports within a 2.5 hour drive of Ljubljana include Trieste, Zagreb, and Venice.           Actions to Take: Those with tickets on Adria …

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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Location: Ljubljana, countrywide Event:  During the holiday season, there are ongoing threats posed by transnational terrorist organizations and individuals inspired by extremist ideology throughout Europe, including Slovenia.  Extremists continue to focus on tourist locations such as Christmas holiday markets, shopping malls, airports, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, transportation hubs, and other soft targets frequented by Westerners. Actions …

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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder, December 7, 2017

The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Ljubljana reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness of personal security. Review …

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November 30th European Travel Alert

The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the heightened risk of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, particularly during the holiday season.  U.S. citizens should exercise caution at holiday festivals and events.  This Travel Alert expires on January 31, 2018. Recent, widely-reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of …

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