U.S. Embassy, Ljubljana: Health Alert

 (20 January 2021)

Dear U.S. Citizen in Slovenia:

Location: Worldwide – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.

Event:  Effective January 26, all airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide either a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel or provide a positive test result and documentation from a licensed health care provider or public health official of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.  Passengers must also attest, under penalty of law, to having received a negative qualifying test result or to recovery from COVID-19 and medical clearance to travel.  

See the CDC Proof of Negative Test Result page to view the order, complete the attestation, and to see FAQ’s.  

   Airlines must deny boarding to passengers who do not meet these requirements.     

U.S. citizens in countries where adequate COVID-19 testing is not available or may not be able to satisfy the requirements, should depart immediately or prepare to be unable to return to the United States until such time as they can meet the requirements.      

Actions to Take:

    Monitor the CDC website for latest guidance regarding testing requirements.

  • Check with your air carriers or travel representative prior to departure for the United States.
  • Check COVID-19 Country Specific Information updated information on COVID-19 related informationincluding availability of testing.
  • Visit travel.state.gov to view individual Travel Advisories for the most urgent threats to safety and security.
  • Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions to the United States.

Click  here for our COVID FAQs Search Tool.

Slovenia Covid Statistics (as of 20 January 2021):

  • The number of active cases in the country – currently 20,880  –  has decreased in the past week.  The number of hospitalized (currently 1,178) also dropped.
  • The number of Covid-confirmed deaths in Slovenia the past week (187) remained steady.
  • On a rolling 14-day average, Slovenia has 1,095 new cases per 100,000 citizens, the fourth highest rate in Europe.

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.


• U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia, Prešernova 31,
Email: LjubljanaACS@state.gov
For emergencies only (including afterhours): Tel. +386 1-200-5500.
U.S. Embassy Ljubljana website

• State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

• Slovenia Country Information

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