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Crossing the Slovenian state border during the coronavirus epidemic

Swizerland is currenly listed on the YELLOW list in Slovenia - What does it mean?

Slovenian citizens, regardless of their residence, and their close family members* who travel with them, and foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia, travelling from EU member states or the Schengen Area can enter Slovenia without going through quarantine, provided that they submit evidence that they are not arriving from the countries on the red list. Such documents include the original receipt or proof of payment for accommodation, proof of ownership of real estate or vessel where the traveller stayed, official crew list in the case of boat rental, or other documents supporting one’s travel (e.g. tourist tax payment). If documentation cannot be submitted or provided, it shall be considered that the individuals are arriving from a country on the red list.

For other persons, ten-day quarantine is mandatory upon entrance to Slovenia (except if a person is subject to any of the 21 exceptions as per the first paragraph of Article 10 of the Ordinance).

Exceptions referred to in points 2, 3, 8–10, 12, 13, 16, 17 and 19 need a negative COVID-19 test result which was not obtained in Slovenia, is not older than 48 hours, which was carried out in an EU Member State or a member of the Schengen Area or by an organisation or an individual recognised by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food as suitable and credible, and published by the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food on its website.

Exceptions are, for instance:
–daily cross-border migrant workers,
–weekly cross-border migrant workers (need a negative COVID-19 test result),*
–persons engaged in economic activities (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
–persons pursuing an activity for which they have been issued a certificate by the competent ministry (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
–persons crossing the border because of education and schooling,
–persons crossing the border to attend a funeral (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
–persons maintaining relations with close family members (need a negative COVID-19 test result),*
–persons with urgent personal matters,
–persons with urgent business reasons,
–persons who have booked accommodation in Slovenia (need a negative COVID-19 test result), citizens of countries that at the time the reservation was made were on the green list of safe countries and during that time made a reservation for accommodation in Slovenia at an accommodation facility, regardless of whether the country was removed from the green list, and they can prove this fact through their confirmation of reservation (negative Covid-19 test result required),
–professional athletes, accompanying personnel of professional athletes, sports delegates or sports referees to participate in official competitions of international sport associations (need a negative COVID-19 test result),
–persons who are members of foreign official delegations,
–persons who transport goods or persons to or from Slovenia and for transit freight transport,
–persons who have been brought to Slovenia in an ambulance,
–persons (with an accompanying person if indispensable) who have proof of a planned urgent* medical examination or procedure in the Republic of Slovenia, another EU member state or member of the Schengen Area (need a negative COVID-19 test result).

* Weekly cross-border workers who have a working relationship in Slovenia (or in a neighbouring country) and do not cross the state border to arrive to work on a daily basis, but normally cross the border to arrive to work or leave work once, twice or three times per week, or in random cycles. Such a worker also has an arranged residence in the country of labour. Upon entry, they must submit a negative COVID-19 test result.

* Close family members include: spouse, cohabiting partner, partner in a formal or informal civil union and divorced spouse or partner who, on the basis of a court order, pays child support, and their parents, and child (legitimate and illegitimate child, adopted child and child placed in a family for the purpose of adoption on the basis of the decision issued by the competent authority).

* Urgent medical examinations or procedures include examinations or procedures which, if they fail to be carried out, would result in the deterioration of a medical condition (e.g. chemotherapies, special diagnostic procedures, tertiary health care services). Urgent medical examinations or procedures do not include services that can be provided in the country of origin or routine specialist examinations (first examinations in oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology etc.), and preventive examinations.

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