U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: COVID-19 Health Alert / Foreign Service Test

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:

COVID Health Alert

Travel to the United States – testing requirement

  • On December 6, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) implemented a one-day COVID-19 testing requirement for travelers over age two coming to the United States. Regardless of vaccination status or nationality, any individual coming to the United States must show a negative pre-departure COVID-19 viral test (Rapid antigen or PCR) taken the day before they board their flight to the United States. Travelers must show their negative result to the airline before they board the flight.
  • If you recently recovered from COVID-19, you may instead travel with documentation of recovery from COVID-19 (i.e., your positive COVID-19 viral test result on a sample taken no more than 90 days before the flight’s departure from a foreign country, and a letter from a licensed healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).
  • Check with your airlines or travel operators regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions, including potential COVID vaccine or testing requirements for countries you are transiting through.

COVID Vaccinations for children:

  • The EU has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children age 5-12 and the Slovenian government expects to make it available this month in Slovenia.

Travel from Southern Africa

  • Due to the Omicron variant, foreign nationals who have spent the prior two weeks in South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia, Mozambique or Zimbabwe may not enter Slovenia.

Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 9 December 2021):

  • The number of active cases has dropped significantly in the past two weeks, from 44,835 to 25,010 today. The 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 persons decreased to 1,186.
  • The number of hospitalized and those in ICU dropped, with 948 hospitalized and 251 in intensive care. There were 466 additional COVID deaths in the past two weeks.
  • Slovenia’s vaccination rate inched up marginally, with 55% of the population being fully vaccinated.

For additional information, see our Embassy’s Covid-19 page.

Foreign Service officer Test

Are you a U.S. citizen (age 20-59)  interested in becoming a U.S. diplomat? The first step is taking the Foreign Service officer test, available at various locations around the globe. To help us gauge interest in making it available in Slovenia, please email LjubljanaHRO@state.gov if you are interested in taking the exam.