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Health/Travel Alert – U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia (March 15, 2020)
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 States have been cancelled.  The Slovenian government has advised its citizens not to travel outside of Slovenia.  The government also announced that shops will be closed with the exception of food, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, and post offices.

Actions to Take:

  • If you think you may have coronavirus 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.
  • Those needing to depart Slovenia this month should take advantage immediately of remaining flights. U.S. citizens can continue to travel from Europe to the United States following CDC guidelines to self-quarantine after returning to the U.S.  Flights from the Schengen zone will be directed to 13 U.S. airports where arriving passengers will go through additional health screenings.
  • If you are exiting Slovenia by car via a land border, check if that country has imposed additional border restrictions.
  • Ensure you have sufficient food, prescriptions, and other essential items in your home in the event you need to self-quarantine.
  • For further guidance see the U.S. Embassy’s Coronavirus webpage, which is updated daily.