Slovenia has announced that it is open to visitors from countries all over the world. Border restrictions, which were previously strict quarantine requirements, have been relaxed for those coming from countries on Slovenia’s Orange, Red, and Dark Red lists.
Orange List Arrivals
While the country is open to visitors from a long list of countries, those on the green and orange list will have the easiest time. Under the new regulations, travellers from countries on the orange list will not need to quarantine if they provide one of the following on arrival:
- An EU digital COVID certificate, or Third Country digital certificate
- A negative PCR or Rapid Antigen Test result
- A certificate of recovery from Covid-19
- A certificate of complete vaccination
- Or, a certificate confirming both of the previous two
Countries and regions on the orange list include: Andorra, Belgium, France, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Red List Arrivals
Travellers arriving from the higher risk red list countries will need to provide either a certificate of recovery, or vaccination, or both, in order to skip quarantine on arrival.
This list includes over 35 Third Party countries, and the EU zones of Cyprus, La Réunion island (France), and a number regions in Spain, including the Canary Islands.
Dark Red List Arrivals
Travellers from ‘very high risk’ countries on the dark red list need to provide the same as above. Foreigners arriving from one of these countries will not be allowed to enter Slovenia.
Liechtenstein is the only nation on the European mainland which appears on this list. Other countries include the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, Kuwait, Oman, the Maldives, Malaysia, South Africa, Tanzania, and much of South America.
For the complete list of countries and their colours, please visit the Slovenian government’s website here.
Once fully vaccinated, the length of time you need to wait before travel varies per vaccine. Make sure that you give yourself enough time between your jab and your trip – as seen in the table below. We also suggest that, in addition to digital versions, you carry hardcopies of all your documents.
|BionTech/Pfizer||at least 7 days|
|Moderna||at least 14 days|
|AstraZeneca||at least 21 days|
|Johnson & Johnson||at least 14 days|
|Covishield||at least 21 days after the first dose|
|Sputnik V||at least 14 days|
|CoronaVac (Sinovac)||at least 14 days|
|Sinopharm||at least 14 days|
Slovenia has often been overlooked as a European holiday destination, but this is changing quickly. The tiny country offers visitors everything from a Mediterranean coastline, hugging Italy’s borders, to historical towns and mountains, and is one of the most ‘green’ destinations in the world.