STA, 7 January 2022 - The government endorsed at Friday's correspondence session several changes to the decree on temporary measures aimed at preventing the spreading of Covid to cut the duration of quarantine and validity of tests, and cut the number of passengers in public transport in line with the guidelines from the National Institute of Public Health.
The changes will enter into force on Monday, the Government Communication Office (UKOM) said.
The quarantine after a high risk contact or when entering the country without meeting the required conditions will be cut from ten to seven days.
Under the new rules, to avoid quarantine when entering Slovenia, passengers will need to present a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours and a rapid test no older than 24 hours.
The rules regarding vaccination and reconvalescence remain the same.
The quarantine ordered at the border can still be cut short with a negative PCR tests at least five days after the arrival.
The government also lifted the stricter rules that have so far been in place for arrivals from some South African countries because of Omicron. The list of these risky countries has also been scrapped.
As of Monday, buses will be allowed to accept only as many passengers as the vehicle has been registered for with the seats right from the driver and behind the driver empty.
Passengers will be allowed to stand in city buses if the distance between them is at least one metre, except from persons from the same household. The standing spots must be clearly marked.
Passengers will only be allowed to enter at the front door, while other bus doors will only be used to exit the bus.
Trains will be allowed to accept only as many passengers as they have seats, while the same rules as for buses will be in place for standing.
Special transport vehicles with up to eight seats will accept only six passengers, with the seat right from the driver free.
Public transport services providers have until Monday to prepare for the new rules, UKOM said.