Border Restrictions Now in Force for Visitors from Croatia, France, Czechia, While Belgium, Netherlands Added to Green List

By , 04 Jul 2020, 09:21 AM Travel
Border Restrictions Now in Force for Visitors from Croatia, France, Czechia, While Belgium, Netherlands Added to Green List Nickolay Romensky CC-by-2.0

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STA, 4 July 2020 - Croatia, France and the Czech Republic are no longer deemed green Covid-19 safe countries by Slovenia from today, which entails some restrictions for nationals of these countries when entering Slovenia.

Citizens of the countries demoted to the so-called yellow list will be submitted to a mandatory two-week quarantine on entry unless they are just transiting the country or have booked accommodation here while their country was still green and also have a valid certificate proving they have tested negative for Sars-CoV-2.

The list of countries on the green list is here

Slovenians and EU and Schengen country citizens that are residents of Slovenia who are returning from Croatia can re-enter without restrictions if they can produce some proof at the border that they in fact have been staying there such as hotel bill or a property ownership document.

Border police officers will have a discretion to decide whether the proofs are valid, or else they will assume the arrivals have come from a red-listed Balkan country, which would entail a mandatory two-week quarantine.

The authorities say this was after it turned out some of those entering Slovenia from Croatia had failed to report that they had in fact been visiting one of the countries further to the south.

Slovenia has seen an increase in new coronavirus cases over the past couple of weeks as a result of cases imported from the countries of the former Yugoslavia.

Those who expect to be handed quarantine orders can enter Slovenia by four border crossings from Croatia (Gruškovje, Obrežje, Metlika and Jelšane) and one from Hungary (Pince). Others can use other crossings as well.

Also from today, Belgium and the Netherlands have been promoted to the green list of what are now 21 countries for which no restrictions apply [ed. the official list - now in English - is here, but check when last updated].

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