Last updated: [10/14/2022]
The CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect. For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.
Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.
Entry and Exit Requirements
· Are there COVID-related entry requirements for U.S. citizens? No
· Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
· Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
o Slovenian border officials (and at airport) no longer require proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for entry. See Slovenian police entry page.
o If you are traveling to Slovenia via another country in the European Union (EU), note that the EU requires non-essential travelers (such as for tourism) to show proof of vaccination. See the EU entry guidelines.
· Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
o If you test positive you must quarantine for at least seven days. If you have close contact with a positive case but are fully vaccinated with the booster, you are not required to quarantine.
o In the event you test positive in Slovenia just prior to your return to the United States, be prepared to adjust your return flight and remain an additional 10 days in Slovenia. You may stay at a hotel of your choosing and have food delivered to your room but if you leave the hotel for any reason, the hotel may refuse you re-entry; for this reason, some U.S. citizens have chosen to quarantine at a more independent setting such as a rented apartment.
o Ensure you have sufficient food, prescriptions, and other essential items in your home in the event you need to self-quarantine due to Covid exposure. Home delivery of both groceries and prepared foods are available.
· Testing is available for both foreign nationals and Slovenians and are available at Slovenian government institutions as well as private clinics. (The Embassy maintains a list of English-speaking medical providers.) Home test kits are widely available at pharmacies. While clinics are often able to provide rapid tests 20-30 euros, PCR tests for non-citizens can be around 95 euros. Rapid test results are generally available within an hour, but PCR test results may take 1-2 days. Note that it may be difficult to get a routine COVID test on a Sunday or holiday. Tests are not available at the U.S. Embassy.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
· Are vaccines available in Sloenia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes · Per Slovenian government announcement, vaccines are available to all residents of Slovenia (but not visitors), regardless of insurance status. Those with Slovenian national insurance can register through the ZVem portal; other residents of Slovenia can register through their local doctor. Those who received their vaccination in Slovenia, even if not under the national insurance, can get a Digital EU certificate: The clinic where you were vaccinated must enter your data, along with your EMSO number (equivalent to a U.S. social security number), in the health system. Then either the same doctor, a pharmacist, or another clinic can access the location where the certificates are located and print a paper copy of the EU Digital Green Certificate. You can then go to the site getcovidpass.eu to scan the paper certificate; it produces a digital version you can save on your smart phone. Likewise, if you received your original vaccination in the U.S. but subsequently obtained a booster shot in Slovenia, you may be eligible for the EU Digital Green Certificate.
· QR code for those vaccinated in the United States: If you received your vaccination in the United States and used CDC’s VAMS portal, you can log in to your VAMS account to get a printable/scannable QR code, but note that most institutions in Slovenia are only scanning for the EU Green Digital Certificate · Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
· For additional information from the Slovenian government, including reaching their call center, see their English-language Covid page
· Other links:
o U.S. State Department: Slovenia Travel information