On this page you can find all the basic information and resources on the situation regarding the new coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic in Ljubljana and Slovenia.

Latest information

On 14 May 2020, the Slovenian government called an official end to the coronavirus epidemic, becoming the first country in Europe to do so. (More information)

There are 1.473 confirmed coronavirus infections in Slovenia. (30 May 2020) 

Detailed coronavirus statistics are available at the Slovenian News Agency website. >

The Government declared the epidemic over. Restrictions to public life have relaxed in the last few weeks and will continue to do so.

Major easing of restrictions has been lifted as all tourism facilities, regardless of their size, are allowed to reopen, as well as spas, health centres, gyms and pools.

Gatherings of up to 200 people are allowed again. Only night clubs and discotheques remain closed. Shops too will remain closed on Sundays and holidays

The changes to the government decree on the movement of people in public areas enters into force on 1 June.

Wearing of face masks in closed public spaces is no longer mandatory in Slovenia, but it is still recommended according to guidelines by the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

Public transport (trains and buses) is operating across the country. Seating capacities are limited so that a safe distance can be ensured. Passengers are still required to wear protective masks and maintain a distance of at least 1,5 meters throughout the ride. Taxis are operating.

Tourist information

The TIC Ljubljana, tourist information center next to the Triple Bridge is open. Opening hours are from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00, Saturday 9:00 to 15:00. Safety rules are in place.

Slovenian Tourist Information Centre at Krekov trg 10 remains closed until further notice.

Medical help and further information

In case you feel the symptoms of possible COVID-19 infection (coughing, fever, shortness of breath), call 112 for further instructions.

Coronavirus call center with up-to-date information is available at the phone number: +386 (0)1 478 75 50, operating from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00. 

Contact phone number by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH): +386 31 646 617, operating daily between 9:00 and 17:00. 

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The situation on the borders

The opening of borders will be gradual and are subject to change daily, so be sure to check the latest information provided by the Slovenian government or the Slovenian police for the latest and up to date information.

As of 15 May 2020, there is no quarantine for EU residents entering Slovenia. For non-EU citizens, a 14-day quarantine is required upon entering Slovenia.

According to a decree by the Slovenian Government, issued on 26 May 2020, entry to Slovenia is allowed without restrictions and without quarantine to all tourists from the European Union and the Schengen area who have booked overnight stays in Slovenia.

Ljubljana Airport: air transport to Slovenia is no longer restricted. (more information) Some airlines, including Lufthansa and EasyJet, have announced they will resume flights to Ljubljana in June.

All information can be obtained at the Coronavirus call center with up-to-date information is available at the phone number: +386 (0)1 478 75 50, operating from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 16:00.

Up-to-date traffic information including waiting times at borders is available at the Slovenian Traffic Information Centre website.

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What is the coronavirus and how to act?

The new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) was first diagnosed in patients with pneumonia in China. It is a new virus strain that causes COVID-19 coronavirus disease. Common signs of infection are similar to those of pneumonia: a fever, coughing and breathing difficulties. The virus is spread through droplets.

Recommendations for travelers

The National Institute of Public Health has drawn up recommendations for everyone coming to Slovenia from a coronavirus outbreak area or traveling to such an area.

Arrival from a coronavirus outbreak area

If you have traveled from a coronavirus outbreak area or if you have been in close contact with a person who has traveled from such area and you have fallen ill (coughing, fever, shortness of breath), please follow this advice:

  • stay at home and avoid contact with other people;
  • call your personal doctor or a doctor on call and explain your situation and
  • practice respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.
  • If you do not notice any symptoms of the disease, precautions are not necessary.

Traveling to a coronavirus outbreak area

If you are traveling abroad and plan to stay in a coronavirus outbreak area, it's recommended that you:

  • avoid contact with sick persons and get a seasonal influenza vaccine;
  • avoid animal markets and products of animal origin;
  • wash your hands frequently with soap and water and
  • avoid (live and dead) animals.

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