Slovenian authorities have announced that cross-border workers are now exempt from entry restrictions imposed on those who do not hold a COVID-19 digital EU passport.
According to the Slovenian Interior Ministry, this decision came into effect on July 23 and will remain in effect until August 15 or September 1 at the latest, according to TheSchengen.com.
In line with newly announced rules, cross-border workers will not be required to self-isolate, provide proof of vaccination, evidence that their owner has recovered from illness, or tested negative for COVID-19.
However, the Ministry itself has emphasized that this rule applies only to cross-border workers who meet the following requirements:
are employed in an EU Member State or a country in the Schengen Area, reside ten kilometers from the common border of Slovenia and another neighboring country, and return to the country within five days of crossing the border
“Exceptions to enter Slovenia without the need to quarantine at home and without complying with the restored/vaccinated/tested rule have been extended to cross-border migrant workers who work in an EU member state or a Schengen area state and reside within 10 kilometers of air distance from the common border to Slovenia and a neighboring country, who return within five days of crossing the border,” the ministry said in a statement.
Since July 14, the requirement for full vaccination, presentation of a negative test result or proof of recovery from the virus is also no longer required for people on duty in international transport and for people transiting the territory of Slovenia. This measure has been extended until August 15.
The ministry indicated that “the person who demands any of the exceptions must provide the police with evidence that the exceptions exist, otherwise they will be asked to quarantine at home.”
In addition, the authorities also announced that since July 14, travelers from all over the world coming from countries included in the orange, red and dark red categories will be able to enter as the Balkan country changed its entry restrictions by putting an end to the traffic light system.
This means that all people who have been fully vaccinated with one of the vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) – Moderna, AstraZeneca (Faxyvera), BioNTec/Pfizer (Comernate), Janssen – are those who have recovered, and people who They submit a negative test result entering Slovakia without being subject to restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the disease.