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U.S. Embassy Security & Health Alert (June 24, 2020)
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June 24, 2020

Dear American Citizen in Slovenia:

Security Alert

  • Location: Ljubljana – near Parliament and Congress & Prešeren Squares
  • Event:  On the evening of 24 June, there will be commemorations for Slovenia’s national day.  The police will cordon off the area around Parliament and Congress squares.  There is a possibility of protests outside this perimeter and in Prešeren Square.
  • Actions to Take: Be aware of your surroundings. 

Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Services

  • The Embassy has resumed processing immigrant visas for spouses and minor children of U.S. citizens.

Entry/Exit requirements

  • Slovenian citizens and residents of Slovenia may continue to travel from the U.S. to Slovenia.  For all others, Slovenia is only permitting essential travel between the United States and Slovenia. 

Quarantine Rules

  • Slovenia has created a list of countries, including the United States, with an unstable epidemiological situation.  For those countries, irrespective of citizenship or residence, travelers must undergo quarantine when arriving in Slovenia.  Inspectors are enforcing this requirement through random visits to residences of those quarantined.  Violators face hefty fines.
  • In addition to required quarantine, arriving passengers from these designated countries must take a Covid-19 test, administered within the EU, prior to entering Slovenia.  For passengers arriving via air, this would mean taking a test in the transit city.
  • The Slovenian government has announced that masks are once again required in indoor public places and on public transport.

 Medical situation in Slovenia (as of 24 June):

  • The number of active Covid-19 cases has increased again in the past week, with 53 currently active cases, of whom seven are hospitalized.  Cases were confirmed in Ljubljana, Piran, Postojna, and Krško in the east among other municipalities.
  • Since 18 June there have been 30 additional confirmed cases, but no additional deaths since 1 June.  On 23 June alone, the Slovenian government reported 13 new cases, the highest number of new daily infections since April.  While the source of one of the infections remains unknown, six of these cases came from abroad (from Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Kosovo), with the remainder related to the cases from abroad.
  • Out of over 95,000 tests, there have been 1,541 cumulative confirmed infections in Slovenia.

For additional information, see our Covid-19 page.

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