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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Consular Message to U.S. Citizens (May 17, 2022)
May 17, 2022

U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana:   Consular Message to U.S. Citizens  (17 May 2022)

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:

I hope you are enjoying the gorgeous spring weather.  It has been almost a month since our last regular Consular message.  Time flies!

COVID guidance

  • U.S. Travel Advisory: The U.S. Department of State lowered its Travel Advisory for Slovenia back to Level 1 (the lowest level).
  • Testing for U.S. entry: Remember that for travel to the United States, you still must present a negative COVID test, taken one day before you commence travel.  If you are traveling the day after a holiday, you may find it difficult to obtain a COVID test on that holiday.  Per the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) page on testing requirements, you may be able to do a home test if proctored via a telehealth provider.  We recommend bringing official printed results to the airport.
  • Travel to Austria: All Austrian entry restrictions have been lifted.
  • Medical facilities in Slovenia: You no longer need to show proof of vaccination/test/recovery to enter.  Protective masks remain mandatory in these facilities, but no longer in pharmacies.
  • Airports/Flights: In EU airports and on flights, masks are on longer mandatory.  

Slovenia COVID-19 Statistics (as of 17 May 2022): 

  • Active case numbers have dropped from 17,687 last month to 9,205 today, with a 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 of 437.
  • The number of hospitalized continued to drop from 254 last month to 97 today, with just 9 in ICU.  An additional 103 people died of COVID in the past month.
  • Slovenia’s vaccination rate remains unchanged, with 57.9% of the population being fully vaccinated.

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

Yours truly,

Stuart Denyer


U.S. Embassy Consular Section