The Slovenian authorities announced, from Thursday, July 15, that Slovenia will open its borders to all vaccinated travelers, those who have recovered from the virus and those who submit a negative PCR test.
According to a government press release, the traffic light system will stop working, and all travelers entering Slovenia will be subject to the same requirements to present a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of recovery or a negative test result issued by the medical authorities.
Passengers transiting through Slovenia and personnel engaged in freight and passenger transport are also subject to the same rule, TheSchengen.com reports.
In order for the vaccination certificate to be fully effective, the following rules must be applied:
At least seven days have passed since the traveler took the second dose of Pfizer It has been at least 14 days since the traveler received the second dose of Moderna, Sputnik V, Corona Fac, or Sinopharma. Since the traveler was vaccinated with the Janssen single-shot vaccine, it has been at least 21 days since the first dose of Vaxzevriavaccine by AstraZeneca and Covishield by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca was given to the traveler
The authorities also reported that a European COVID-19 vaccination passport is also accepted as evidence for travelers, giving them a free stay in quarantine in Slovenia.
“Also, there will only be two exceptions free of quarantine and not required to take an entry test in Slovenia: Exceptions apply to property owners on both sides of the border, and children under 15 who are traveling with their parents or guardians,” the press release reads.
The country had successfully joined the EUDCC portal by late June, and began issuing the document to its citizens in an effort to facilitate the movement of travelers through Europe, as the European Union jointly agreed earlier this year.
As previously reported by TheSchengen.com, the Slovenian authorities have abolished the quarantine requirements for travelers worldwide, provided they present one of the above documents.
In addition to travelers vaccinated with vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency, Slovenia also recognizes CoviShield, the COVID vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of Indian, Sinopharm produced in China as well as the Russian vaccine Sputnik V.
In June, the authorities in Ljubljana decided to extend the validity of a negative PCR test from 48 to 72 hours after testing for the virus. However, for those tested with a rapid antigen test (RAT), the validity will remain 48 hours.
Slovenia has recorded more than 257,875 positive cases of infection with the emerging coronavirus, and so far, 4,765 people have died due to complications related to the coronavirus, according to figures published by the World Health Organization. In the last 48 hours, the Slovenian authorities have not reported any deaths related to COVID-19, but 12 new cases have been registered.