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How are things in Slovenia?

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We are vaccinated and hoping to be there in Fall in our combined Switzerland, Austria, and Slovenia. How are things going? Vaccinations improving? Things reopening? Rates falling? Hope it’s improving!

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If you are vaccinated almost everything is open for you:)

If you are from 3. country:

Schengen Visa if needed (only Greece and I think Cyprus are issuing them to the tourists at the moment)

1. Business trip (you need some invitation paper which can write for you any Slovenian company, that it is necessary business trip)

2. Transit a) you can arrive to Ljubljana airport, you say that you are in transit to Croatia. They will give you stamp into your passport and you are free like a bird. 6 hours rule is not checked. Slovenian police is not checking Austrian and Italian border anymore.

b) you arrive to Croatia which is open for the tourists and go by bus to Slovenia. At the border, you can say that it is transit to Italy, France,... Usually there are not any question, just important that you have valid visa if it is needed

For transit test is not needed, for business trip vaccination or negative PCR test. But only from a few non EU/ non Schengen countries it is accepted (USA, Russia, Israel, Turkey, Serbia, and some more). It is also possible to do a test when you arrive, but you have to wait a couple of hours. As I know the price is 110 EUR.

Important: you may be asked about your travel intentions and proof before entering your country or at transfer airports. Get ready. if you manage to fly to the airport in Ljubljana you have probably won. With all the evidence, border control will be easy.

If you don't want to do this wait a little. Probably it will be open for all foreign tourists.

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Vaccinated Americans. Still hoping for Fall, thanks for the info though.

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As I understand it, Slovenia is still not open officially for tourism for US citizens. While we can transit through, we can’t be there for more than a limited time to complete the transit. Whether that changes along with the EU recommendations remains to be seen. I’m also going to Croatia in the fall and hope to travel to Slovenia as well. Fingers crossed, we will! We are also fully vaccinated.

Edited: May 15, 2021, 4:28 am
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I just had a tour with guests coming from Australia. They flew into Croatia and while passing the boarder into Slovenia (they went with Flixbus from Zagreb) no one asked them anything.

They had proof of being vaccinated.

They are going to stay in Slovenia for 4 days and afterwards they are flying back home from Zagreb.

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borut,

I don’t know how they were traveling as I believe Australians aren’t even able to leave their country right now unless it’s for specific approved reasons and not just travel. Unless they haven’t been living there during the pandemic.

So what you’re saying is that the border agents aren’t enforcing its rules. So, while it might be possible to travel to Slovenia because of a lack of enforcement, I would not feel comfortable doing that. That would be much too risky for me and not good policy for travel in general.

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I agree..

The problem that I see for now is the fact, that a lot of police officers dont follow the rules as they should.

So you could say that it depends on who you encounter on the boarder.. Which is a little bit of gamble in my opinion :)

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borutk,

Others might risk it, but trying to sneak into a country doesn’t seem like a good idea! I’ll wait and see if

Slovenia does open but I’m not waiting forever to finalize plans, either.

It’s going to be a long time before travel as we used to know it is back, if ever.

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For me its not completely clear if tourists are allowed to enter Slovenia via Ljubljana airport via Schiphol airport (the Netherlands) at this moment. According to https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/ I'm allowed to enter without a PCR test because I'm vaccinated and comply with the exception (due to vaccinated) as described on the government website.

However, I cannot find any information if tourism is allowed. So, am I allowed to fly into Ljubljana, rent a car, and discover Slovenia?

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Of you will be able to enter the plane towards Ljubljana and then land here, then you are golden.

Once you are in Slovenia you can (with proof of vaccination) do everything (of course, respecting the current rulles).

I would recommend that you write either to your embassy or to info.koronavirus@policija.si

Those will probably gave you the answers :)

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Looks like Slovenia is officially open for Americans and others with restrictions:

https://www.slovenia.info/en/plan-your-trip/all-you-need-to-know-for-a-healthy-and-safe-vacation-in-slovenia

https://www.travelpulse.com/news/destinations/slovenia-reopens-to-tourists.html

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