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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:   Bi-Weekly Consular Message to U.S. Citizens (March 10, 2022)
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March 10, 2022

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:

Here is your bi-Weekly Consular Message:

Volunteering to help Ukraine

  • The U.S. government is not recruiting military volunteers and the U.S. government does not recommend that citizens enter Ukraine at this time. If you enter Ukraine, please understand that the U.S. government is not providing transportation out of Ukraine. You do so at your own risk, and you should be aware that we can do very little to assist if you are within Ukraine. (See Ukraine Travel Advisory.)
  • We understand many people want to help Ukraine and Ukrainians.  There are other ways you can contribute. Please see the “How You Can Help” section on USAID’s webpage for opportunities to donate or volunteer: www.cidi.org/disaster-responses/ukraine-crisis/.
  • If you are aware of Ukrainians currently in Slovenia seeking assistance as refugees or seeking to travel to the U.S., see our Embassy page for Ukrainians in Slovenia.

 Slovenia: Easing of Covid restrictions

  • While rules on mask wearing and physical distancing remain in place, most other COVID restrictions have been lifted.  You no longer need to show proof of vaccination/recovery/testing to enter shops and most other institutions, with the exception of healthcare facilities, where it is still required.  Restrictions on night clubs and opening hours for hospitality establishments have lifted.
  • As schools no longer require testing, self-tests are no longer free in most cases.
  • For travelers entering Slovenia from the EU Schengen zone, Slovenia no longer has any specific conditions for entry.  For non-essential travel from a third-country (such as the United States), travelers must still demonstrate proof of vaccination.   See Slovenia Border Crossing page for more information.

 Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 10 March 2022):

  • When compared to the statistics from two weeks ago, the number of active cases dropped from 43,710 to 24,692 today, with a 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of 1,170.    However, case numbers seem to be rising again this week following easing of restrictions.
  • The number of hospitalized are at 358 today, with 87 in ICU.  An additional 90 people died of COVID in the past two weeks.
  • Slovenia’s vaccination rate remains unchanged, with 57.8% of the population being fully vaccinated.

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

Sincerely,

Your U.S. Embassy Consular Section