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Slovenia Permits Entry for Travellers Worldwide

The government of Slovenia has decided to allow all travelers from the orange, red and dark COVID-19 list to enter the Balkan country if they have been vaccinated, tested negative for COVID-19 or fully recovered from the disease.

Authorities in Slovenia have announced that they have amended the decree setting out the entry requirements, which will be in effect until July 14, reports.

According to the announcement, there have been no changes to the green list, which consists of countries that have reported a decrease in cases of coronavirus infection during the past two weeks.

However, the government has made some changes to people arriving in Slovenia from the orange list, in which countries with medium risk are placed, based on the epidemiological situation of COVID-19.

The EU digital COVID certificate used by EU member states to facilitate travel will also be taken into account.

The statement reads: “Anyone who holds a European digital certificate or a digital COVID certificate from a third country will be able to enter the country without being required to quarantine.”

But if the person fails to provide the required evidence, he will be obligated to follow the rule of mandatory ten-day quarantine.

Travelers from countries severely affected by the coronavirus, which is on Slovenia’s red list, are also required to prove that they have tested negative, have recovered from the disease, or have been vaccinated.

“A person who does not provide such evidence will be placed in home quarantine for ten days. A foreigner who is not a resident of Slovenia will be allowed to enter only by order of quarantine if he submits a negative PCR test result and if he can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he has a guaranteed place to quarantine,” the statement explains.

Passengers from the dark red list are also allowed to enter Slovenia without quarantine if they comply with the requirements recently imposed by the country’s authorities.

Citizens who fail to provide such evidence will have to self-isolate for ten days. In the event that foreigners are not residing in Slovenia, they will not be allowed to enter Slovenia from the dark red list of countries, which includes areas severely affected by the disease.

Last month, the authorities in Ljubljana decided to extend the validity of a negative PCR test from 48 to 72 hours after the swab was taken. However, they stressed that the validity of the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) would remain 48 hours.

Slovenia has recorded more than 257,600 cases of COVID-19 and 4,753 cases so far, according to figures published by the World Health Organization.

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