There are 14.477 confirmed coronavirus infections from the beginning of the epidemic, currently, active cases in Slovenia are 7.103 (October 19th 2020)
An epidemic has been declared for the whole of Slovenia for 30 days, as of Monday 19 October.
The Government call centre for coronavirus information started to operate. The counsellors at the centre are available at the toll-free telephone number 080 1404 and for calls from abroad at +386 1 478 7550 from Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. Calls will be answered by final year students of the Faculty of Medicine with the assistance of experts from various working areas.
A ban on movement among statistical regions has been put in place. Events, such as weddings, anniversaries, religious ceremonies and other events or gatherings are no longer allowed anywhere in Slovenia. The ordinance also restricts the gathering of people, which means no more than 6 persons are allowed to meet; the only exception applies to members of the same household if such has more than 6 family members.
Slovenia has introduced a temporary restriction on movement from 9.00 pm to 6.00 am. Exceptions concern arrivals to and departures from work, the elimination of risks to human life and other interventions.
The Government additionally defined an exception for people travelling abroad, which only applies to close family members and where the reason for crossing the border is exclusively real estate maintenance and not tourism.
Important notice for foreign citizens
Foreign citizens who are unable to travel to their country of origin due to the current situation are advised to contact the nearest diplomatic mission/representation of their country.
Certain restrictions apply for crossing the state borders and these depend on the country from which you are arriving in Slovenia. The National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) closely monitors the epidemiological situation in Slovenia and globally, and prepares evaluations of the epidemiological situation in every single country. On the basis of those evaluations, the Government determines the lists of countries that are subject to the various measures that apply for entering Slovenia.
Due to the present possibility of becoming infected with coronavirus we advise that you monitor the epidemiological situation in the area of your planned and scheduled travel abroad, check all conditions for entering the country of your travel and consider the decisions made by the local authorities. When returning to Slovenia, please consider the NIJZ recommendations.
It is also mandatory to wear protective masks or similar forms of protection covering the mouth and nose when moving or staying in all enclosed public spaces and when moving or staying in all open public spaces.
Until further notice, restaurants, bars, discos and night clubs remain closed.
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.
Temporary general restriction of public gathering
The Ministry of the Interior has collected and published the most important explanations regarding the current restrictions on public gathering in Slovenia.
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, Saturdays from 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.
- For information on border crossing procedures call the Police: 00386 1 514 70 01 or e-mail them to email@example.com.
- Slovenian police department set up a special email address to provide advice to people who have questions concerning the new measures being implemented to contain COVID-19 and associated movement restrictions.
Notice! Their contact centre is currently overburdened. Therefore, in automatic response to your message, as of 17 July 2020, you will be directed to websites that publish information and explanations about crossing the state border during the coronavirus epidemic. If you did not find the answers on the website, call +386 (0) 1 51 70 01 within the hours specified in this response. Please do not reply to the notification received. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.
- For health recommendations and instructions call NIJZ (national Institute of Public Health): 00386 1 244 17 29.
- For information on quarantine call the Ministry of Health: 00386 1 478 68 48 (8.30h - 15.30h, local time) or e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For consular assistance call Ministry of Foreign Affairs: 00386 1 478 20 10.