STA, 14 May 2021 - The National Assembly endorsed on Friday amendments to the act on communicable diseases that bring fines of between EUR 400 and EUR 4,000 for those who ignore orders to quarantine.
The new provisions stipulate that the National Institute of Public Health may order individuals to quarantine if they have been in a high-risk contact with a person infected with a dangerous communicable disease.
Police may issue quarantine orders on arrival in the country.
Compliance with quarantine orders will be supervised by the Health Inspectorate, which will issue fines for violations.
The main difference compared to the current system is that inspectors will conduct systematic checks, according to Health Ministry State Secretary Franc Vindišar.
A quarantine order may be issued if a person has been in contact with a person infected with plague or viral haemorrhagic fever, or any communicable disease that has triggered the declaration of an epidemic.