STA, 23 December 2020 - Movement among municipalities in the western Slovenian regions with a favourable epidemiological situation will no longer be possible after Christmas, the government decided on Wednesday evening. Movement among municipalities was allowed for those using the contact tracing app on their mobile device.
The government said today that the decision to allow movement across municipal borders was linked to the temporary opening of some shops and services.
These will shut down once again under a decree valid between 24 December and 4 January, so there is no need for the movement across municipal borders.
The government has previously said that movement across the country will be allowed between noon on Christmas Eve and 8pm on Christmas Day, thus the closure of municipal borders will take effect on Friday evening.
Unless the epidemiological situation worsens, a similar regime will be in place for New Year's. Nevertheless, the 9pm to 6am curfew remains in place.
While the app was struck from the list of exemptions allowing movement across municipal borders, a new exemption was added, allowing movement across municipal borders for the purpose of physical activity, either individually or in the company of members of their household.
Other exemptions, such as going to work or providing help, remain in effect.