Slovenia: Government reviews exemptions for foreign arrivals without COVID-19 proof

Last night, the Slovenian government adopted a decision to change the provisions and revoke some of the exemptions for entry into the state without mandatory quarantine and a negative coronavirus test.

The new rules will take effect on Friday, Deputy Police Commissioner Tomaž Pečjak explained at a press conference. The decision will remain in force until February 12.

Under the new rules, daily migrants working in any of the EU countries or the Schengen area returning home after more than 14 hours spent abroad will also be required to submit a negative PCR or a rapid test carried out in the EU not older than seven days.

Those who do not submit a negative test at the border and are residents of Slovenia will receive a quarantine order that can be terminated once a negative test is provided, Pečjak explained.

Negative tests will also be required for persons crossing the border occasionally due to their work in childcare, education or science in Slovenia or the EU, and for EU citizens coming from other EU countries where they provide care or support to people in need, their family members, perform maintenance work on their property or are involved in efforts to protect people’s lives, health or property and are returning within 12 hours of crossing the border .

A requirement of a negative test will also exist for persons having a medical appointment in Slovenia.

Entry into the country without a negative test and quarantine will be possible in only ten cases, including persons performing international transport, persons transporting goods or persons in Slovenia, for transit passengers and transport of goods, provided that the person leaves from the place within eight hours or returns to the place after not more than eight hours.

The government also slightly changed the list of red countries with a quarantine requirement, extending it to several administrative units in Norway and Denmark.

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