Slovenia Tightens Borders Monday, 29 March

By , 28 Mar 2021, 17:12 PM Travel
Slovenia Tightens Borders Monday, 29 March Slovenian Police Facebook

Share this:

STA, 28 March 2021 - Slovenia will step up restrictions on its borders on Monday in advance of an eleven-day circuit-breaker lockdown over Easter (details), the government has decided.

Travel to red-listed countries - all of Slovenia's neighbours are on the red list - will be prohibited except for cross-border commuters, transit, goods and certain other emergency exemptions, Interior Minister Aleš Hojs told the press on Sunday.

Except for daily cross-border commuters, who already have to get tested every seven days with a rapid antigen test, all passengers will have to show a PCR test made in an EU or Schengen zone country to avoid mandatory quarantine.

In the interim period until school closure on 1 April, cross-border students will also be exempted.

A vaccination certificate or proof that the person has had Covid-19 in the past six months also suffice.

The reason why PCR tests now have to come from an EU or Schengen zone country is the "disproportionately high number of forged test results," in particular from Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, according to Interior Minister Aleš Hojs.

Hojs said a major reason why the measures on the border had to be beefed up to prevent an expected surge in travel over Easter, when many from the former Yugoslavia who work here go visit their family.

The government decree will be published in the Official Gazette today.

All our news on covid and Slovenia

Photo galleries and videos

This websie uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.