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 an EU country may enter Slovenia.
  • Entry remains generally prohibited for U.S. citizens without residency status coming from outside the EU.  Only essential travel will be approved.
  • Quarantine is not required when entering Slovenia for U.S. citizens who have temporary or permanent resident status in Slovenia.
  • Slovenia reached an agreement with Croatia and Hungary such that residents of Slovenia do not need to quarantine when entering Croatia or Hungary.
  • Wearing of face masks in closed public spaces is no longer mandatory in Slovenia, but it is still recommended according to guidelines by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).
Services in Slovenia
  • Commercial air service has resumed at Ljubljana airport, with additional airlines restarting service in June/July. ,
  • The Slovenian government announced on May 28 the reopening of all grades of primary school the week of June 1.
  • The Slovenian government authorized all hotels, tourism facilities, gyms, and spas to reopen as of June 1.  Gatherings of up to 200 people will also be permitted.  Night clubs and discotheques remain closed.
Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 29 May):
  • Over 76,000 have been tested for Covid-19 so far.  The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (UKC) is offering self-pay testing for the novel coronavirus at the price of EUR 93.  Testing remains free for those with symptoms who are refereed by a general practitioner.
  • Since 18 May  there were seven additional confirmed cases, for a cumulative total of 1,473.
  • Since 18 May,  there were four additional  fatalities, for a total of 108.
  • The number who are currently hospitalized decreased to 7 persons, of whom 2 are in intensive care.

For additional information, see our Covid-19 page.