STA, 17 December 2021 - Those who have been fully vaccinated will see the validity of their Covid pass reduced from a year to nine months from February under a regulation adopted by the Slovenian government on Friday. A booster shot extends the validity of the pass indefinitely.
The decision is based on a recommendation by the advisory group on immunisation and is in line with guidance issued by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC), which said booster shots are needed to improve protection, the Government Communications Office said.
The decision, which applies only to those over 18, means that the fully vaccinated - those who have received two shots of the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines or one shot of the Janssen vaccine - will enjoy the benefits of the Covid pass for 270 days.
But if they get a booster shot, whereby the booster must be an mRNA vaccine such as Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna, their Covid pass will be valid indefinitely.
The same applies to those who have recovered from coronavirus and been vaccinated twice after that.
Those who have recovered from the virus or have recovered and received one shot of a vaccine will have Covid passes valid for 180 days