On this page you can find all the basic information and resources on coronavirus if you are traveling to or are currently in Ljubljana and Slovenia.

Latest information

There are 1,021 confirmed coronavirus infections in Slovenia. (6 April 2020 at 13:00)

State of the epidemic has been declared in Slovenia. Public life is limited, with only the essential services operating. Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations, banks, post offices, and news-stands remain open. Public transport (trains and buses) is suspended until further notice. Taxis are operating but have to disinfect the cars after every passenger. Public parking spaces in the Ljubljana city center are free of charge. Museums, galleries, bars, restaurants, and all other public establishments are closed until further notice. All public events are suspended 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 free of charge phone number: 080 1404, operating daily between 8:00 and 20:00. It's accessible only if you are calling from one of the Slovenian phone networks.

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

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Notice from Ljubljana Tourism

Due to the coronavirus, our offices are closed until further notice. However, we are working from home and following the situation closely at all times. If you need any information, send us a message via e-mail.

Both Ljubljana's tourist information centersTourist Information Centre (TIC) Ljubljana by the Triple Bridge and Slovenian Tourist Information Centre at Krekov trg 10 are closed until further notice. For any urgent information, you can call +386 31 556 371. Also, all guided tours of Ljubljana are canceled until the coronavirus epidemic subsides. 

Restrictions to the movement in public

Movement and gathering of people in public places are restricted from 30 March 2020 and until further notice.

Movement outside one's municipality of permanent or temporary residence is not allowed.

Movement, access to and staying in a public place is permitted to individuals for the necessary purposes such as going to work, going to grocery shops, pharmacies, accessing health and sanitary services, foreign diplomatic and consular missions, emergency services, going for a walk in the park or nature, etc.

Movement in public places is permitted to:

  • groups of persons who are close family members or members of the same household provided it is possible to ensure a safe distance from the movement of other similar groups,
  • groups of up to five co-workers if they are sharing the same personal vehicle to commute to or from work or who have been called up to perform tasks within the Civil Protection.

Read the government Ordinance

The situation on the borders

Upon their arrival to Slovenia as their final destination, all healthy persons are required to remain in quarantine due to possible infection with the new coronavirus. Persons with signs of COVID-19 infection are isolated (more information). 

Upon entering Slovenia from Austria and Italy foreign citizens need to show a less than 3 days old medical certificate of coronavirus negative test result. If one doesn't have the document, they will still be allowed to enter the Republic of Slovenia if their body temperature is below 37.5 °C and they show no clear signs of upper respiratory tract infection. 

Ljubljana Airport: all flights are suspended until further notice.

Border with Italy: it's possible to enter Slovenia at 4 entry points with passenger controls in place. The entry points are Škofije, Vrtojba, Fernetiči, and Krvavi Potok (Krvavi Potok is open only from 5:00 to 23:00). 

Border with Austria: It's possible to enter Slovenia at 9 entry points:

  • Kuzma – Bonisdorf (open 24/7)
  • Trate – Mureck (open from 5:00 to 21:00)
  • Radlje – Radlpaß (open from 5:00 to 21:00)
  • Gederovci – Sicheldorf (open 24/7)
  • Šentilj (Motorway) – Spielfeld (Autobahn) (open 24/7)
  • Gornja Radgona – Bad Radkersburg (open 24/7)
  • Karavanke – Karawankentunnel (open 24/7)
  • Vič – Lavamünd (open from 5:00 to 23:00)
  • Ljubelj – Loibltunnel (open from 5:00 to 21:00) 

Border with Croatia: The border is closed for all passenger traffic.

Border with Hungary: The border is closed for anyone but Hungarian citizens.

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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