The Slovenian government has announced that from August 23, all people crossing its territory need to carry a COVID-19 card.
Thus, this means that all travelers intending to use Slovenia as a transit country will soon need to provide a certificate of vaccination, proof of recovery from the virus or a negative COVID-19 test result.
According to a press release from Slovenia’s Ministry of Interior, the exemption rules previously applied to those transiting through Lithuania will remain in effect until August 22 and will only apply to those without a permanent residence permit, TheSchengen.com reports.
As such, based on the newly issued declaration, people who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for the virus will be able to enter Slovenia without having to follow the ten-day quarantine requirements, provided they do not stay in its territory for more than 12 hours.
“Only people who meet the recovered, vaccinated and tested (RVT) status will be able to enter Slovenia without requesting a 10-day home quarantine. The law on temporary measures to reduce the risk of infection and the spread of COVID-19 provides for proof of appropriate RVT.”
However, certain exceptions will still apply. According to the same ministry, the following groups of people are allowed to transit through Slovenia without having to follow a quarantine obligation or provide evidence of vaccination, recovery or a negative test result:
Persons performing important duties in the international transport sector who leave Slovenia within 12 hours after crossing the border Children under the age of 15 who cross the border with a family member who has not been advised to follow quarantine rules and who have not been refused entry into Slovenia. or who cross the border in an organized group accompanied by a teacher or caregiver Persons who own or rent land in the border area and who cross the state border with a neighboring country for the purpose of carrying out agricultural and forestry work and return to Slovenia within ten hours of crossing the border Cross-border workers who work in a country A member of the European Union or a country in the Schengen area, who stay within 10 kilometers of the air and return within five days of crossing the border
Previously, the Slovenian Interior Ministry announced that since August 16, passengers traveling by plane and ship will be required to fill out a passenger locator form in order to make it easier for authorities to track people entering the country.