Slovenia: Latest information
On 6 August 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted a Decision amending the list of epidemiologically safe countries or administrative units of countries (the so-called "green list") and the list of countries with a worsened epidemiological situation on the basis of an assessment of the epidemiological situation (the so-called "red list").
Albania is on the red list.
All persons entering Slovenia who have permanent or temporary residence in the countries on the red list and all persons regardless of citizenship or country of residence coming to Slovenia from these countries are ordered a 14-day quarantine (with the exceptions allowed).
The list of countries for crossing the national borders without restrictions
Based on the epidemiological status evaluation for an individual country and in accordance with reaching bilateral technical agreements with neighbouring countries and other EU Member States or the Schengen area, the Government shall determine and amend the list of countries, from which persons enter the Republic of Slovenia in accordance with paragraph 5th of Article 9 of the Decree on the Ordinance on imposing and implementing measures related to prevent the spread of epidemic COVID-19 at the border crossing points at the external border and inspection posts within national borders of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the RS 68/20 and Official Gazette of the RS 71/20).
New ordinance on border measures in force from 26 May
History of developments
Slovenia declared an epidemic on 12 March 2020 due to the growing number of coronavirus infections. In order to contain the spread of infection, many countries, including Slovenia, introduced changes in their border crossing regime. The Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopted an ordinance declaring the end of COVID-19 epidemic effective from 15 May. But since the risk of spreading COVID-19 still persists, the general and specific measures adopted pursuant to the decision on the application of measures under the Communicable Diseases Act will continue to apply based on expert opinion until 31 May 2020.
In this context, certain (temporary) restrictions of traffic are still valid not only on the border with Croatia, but also on the internal Schengen borders (with Italy, Austria and Hungary), where border controls were abolished back in 2007 after Slovenia joined the Schengen area, as the border may only be crossed at checkpoints established for this purpose and only during their operating hours. A few entry and exit requirements have also been changed for foreign nationals and Slovenian citizens.
Account in the Republic of Slovenia for the remittance of epidemic remedies
Sub-account of the budget of the Republic of Slovenia: SI56 011006300109972
Legal Reference: 18 10995-7300000-16115020
Reference for natural persons: 18 10995-7301006-16115020
Transfer Purpose: COVID-19
Purpose code: CHAR
Notice to foreign nationals in Slovenia
Foreign citizens who are located in the territory of Slovenia and are unable to return to their country of origin due to the current situation, we recommend that you contact your nearest diplomatic mission in your country for assistance.