Last update: 11 June 2022
*** As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded. Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States. Of note, 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.
- Register with the Embassy (STEP) for the latest updates. See also the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) travel notice for Slovenia.
- See the current number of active cases and other statistics.
- Face masks: FFP2 (N95) or surgical masks are required in health care facilities. While not required elsewhere, the Slovenian government recommends continued mask use for the elderly and immune-compromised.
- Services: Hotels, restaurants, and other tourist facilities are open
- Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Slovenia? Yes
- If so, are test results reliably available within one calendar day? Yes
- If you think you may have symptoms, first contact 112 (available 24 hours a day), where English-language operators are available to assess your condition and provide instruction on medical care.
- 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:
- Has the government of Slovenia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
- Are vaccines available in Slovenia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
- Which vaccines are available in Slovenia: AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer-BioNTech. Booster shots for mRNA type vaccines are available if recommended by your doctor in Slovenia. Vaccines are available for those age 12 and older.
- The U.S. Government strongly recommends that all eligible persons receive the vaccination as soon as possible. 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.
- The United States Government is not providing COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
Entry and Exit Requirements:
Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes
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
- Slovenian border officials (and at airport) no longer require proof of vaccination or negative Covid test for entry. See Slovenian police entry page.
- 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.
- Land border crossings: For travel from Slovenia to a neighboring country, see the U.S. Embassy Covid-19 pages for Austria, Croatia, Hungary, and Italy.
- Is a curfew in place? No
- Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
- Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No
- 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.
- 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 note that if you leave the hotel for any reason, the hotel may refuse you re-entry; for this reason, some American citizens have chosen to quarantine at a more independent setting such as a rented apartment.
- 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.
Are commercial flights operating? Yes
Is public transportation operating? Yes
- Airport: Ljubljana Airport is open.
- Cross border train/bus service: Operating.
- Internal train/bus service: Operating. The Infrastructure Ministry established a hotline at 01 478 85 12 to address questions on public transportation.
- Taxis: Available.
Embassy Consular Operations:
- American Citizen Services: The Embassy is providing services; see our website for information. For emergencies, contact the U.S. Embassy (see box at right).
- Visa services for foreign nationals: Given travel restrictions, foreign national visa applicants must review our Visa page before making an appointment.
Slovenian government resources:
- For additional information from the Slovenian government, including reaching their call center, see their English-language Covid page
U.S. Government resources:
- U.S. Embassy Ljubljana’s Latest Health Alerts
- COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov
- CDC page on COVID-19
- U.S. State Department: Slovenia Travel information
American citizens may also contact the U.S. Department of State, Overseas Citizens Services at Tel. +1 202-501-4444 (from the U.S. 1-888-407-4747)