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U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Covid Health Alert (March 31, 2021)
March 31, 2021

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:

Slovenia Entry Restrictions

  • The Slovenian government has announced that rapid antigen tests are no longer sufficient for entry.  You must have  a negative PCR test result taken with in the prior 48 hours. The PCR test must be performed in an EU country, or if not, must have been performed by a laboratory recognized by the Slovenian Institute for Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory for Health, Environment and Food.  Tests performed in the U.S. by certain laboratories (naccho.orgcdc.govcms.gov) are also acceptable for entry without quarantine. Proof of vaccination will continue to be accepted for entry; this means 14 days since the second dose of Moderna, seven days since the second dose of Pfizer, or twenty-one days since the first dose of Astra Zeneca.  For those with prior Covid infection, you can present a certificate of a positive result of a PCR test, older than 21 days but not older than 6 months, or an EU doctor’s certificate that the person has recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months.  For more information, see Slovenian entry requirements.
  • Transiting Slovenian within 6 hours is permitted.
  • There is now an optional web application to smooth entry into Slovenia, including for those transiting.
  • In general, per Slovenian government, non-essential travel from outside of the EU remains prohibited.  Accommodation facilities for tourism are not operating.

Slovenia Exit Restrictions

  • According to the Slovenian government, residents of Slovenia are not permitted to travel to a red-list country such as the United States unless they have been vaccinated or recovered from Covid.  While residents can of course depart, police have discretion to charge fines for non-essential travel.

Slovenia In-Country Restrictions (Lockdown)

  • Last week curfew hours were shortened to 2200-0500.
  • The government of Slovenia announced the following new lockdown measures effective 1 April and lasting at least through 12 April:
    • All schools will return to online classes only.
    • Facemasks are required outdoors except in green spaces.
    • Public transport service is limited to “Sunday/holiday” schedule.
    • Non-essential shops and services dealing directly with customers will be closed.  However, grocery stores, pharmacies, auto service, financial and postal services, and take-away food providers will remain open.
    • Gatherings of up to 10 people will be no longer allowed.
    • Movement will be restricted to the region of residence.  (There is an exception for Easter Sunday, when up to two households — no more than four adults — will be able to meet.)
    • All in-person religious services will be suspended.
    • Cultural institutions will cease in person services.
    • Ski slopes are closed.

Vaccinations in Slovenia:

  • Slovenia continues to vaccinate priority groups and residents over age 70.  In some regions residents over age 60 may be eligible.

Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 31 March 2021): 

  • The number of active cases in the country has grown in the past week, from 11,212 last week to 13, 031 today.  On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has increased to 603 new cases per 100,000 citizens.
  • The number of weekly Covid-confirmed deaths in Slovenia the past week increased slightly to 53 in the past week.
  • The number of hospitalized has remained steady at 500.

For additional information from the Slovenian government, including reaching their call center, see their English-language Covid page.

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