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Slovenia

Slovenia

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7 September 2021


Certificate adoption

Yes, in use for those travelling into the country from anywhere in the world and used towards either reduced quarantine or testing. Also used for easing docmestic restrictions under the RVT condition: Recovered – Vaccinated – Tested

( https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/measures-to-contain-the-spread-of-covid-19-infections/#e99228)

The country has successfully connected to the EU DCC gateway by the end of July, starting to issue the document for its fully vaccinated travelers, recovered from the virus and those that tested negative recently as the EU established the EU COVID-19 Vaccination Passport to allow European citizens to travel freely across Europe amid the pandemic. The document can be issued in paper or digital format and includes health-related information such as the holder’s name, birth date, country of residence, number of vaccines administered, the vaccine manufacturer, and country of issuance.
For travelers who have recovered from the virus, the document presents holders’ data and information on when the travelers tested positive for the virus.
The test result, type, and time are indicated on the document for those who have tested negative for the virus.


Instrument type

Vaccination , Immunity


Certificate name

Vaccination certificate, recovery certificate


Timeline

In use


Certificate details

Vaccinated persons can print out their vaccination certificate via the zVEM portal (access with a digital certificate) or smsPASS. Slovenia has established mutual agreements with countries in the EU and Hungary.

For other countries, A vaccination certificate of a country with which Slovenia has not concluded an agreement or arrangement must contain at least the following information:

  • name, surname
  • date of birth
  • personal identification number or health insurance number or other unique identifier
  • information on the type of vaccine (manufacturer, batch, dose number, date of vaccination)
  • information on the institution that issued the certificate or proof.

The decree does not explicitly prescribe the language of certificates. Until the EU digital COVID certificate is implemented, the evidence must be one of the following:

  • A certificate of recovery (a certificate of positive PCR test result, which is more than ten days old, unless a doctor assesses otherwise, but no more than six months old, or a medical certificate confirming that the person has recovered from COVID-19 and that no more than six months have elapsed since the onset of symptoms
  • A certificate of recovery is accepted if issued in an EU member state, a Schengen Area country, Australia, Israel, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the UK or the US, at check points on flight connections of international air transport, or in Turkey.
  • A certificate of vaccination for persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (a certificate of recovery and proof that the person has been vaccinated with one dose of a vaccine referred to in the preceding point within eight months of a positive PCR test result or the onset of symptoms).

The following combination shall be considered adequate proof: proof of vaccination with at least one dose and of a positive PCR test result, or proof of vaccination with at least one dose and a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19.


Certificate format

The document, which may be paper or digital format, contains health-related information such as the holder’s name, birth date, country of residency, number of vaccinations given, vaccine manufacturer, and country of issuance.


Entry protocol

For general protocol

Since 15th July, Slovenia has abolished its color-coded system so all passengers from all countries are now subject to the same entrance restrictions. Travelers having a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure or a negative RT test within 48 hours of departure are permitted to enter. These tests are legitimate if provided in the EU Member States, Schengen Area, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Turkey, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom or the United States of America.

  • It is recognized as valid if the test was performed in a country not mentioned above but contains the same data as a PCR/HAG test performed in an EU member state or Schengen zone country, is verified using the same standards, and is listed on the EU’s common list of rapid antigen tests.
  • If the passenger does not meet any of the aforementioned conditions, he or she will be subjected to a self-isolation requirement upon arrival.

For vaccinated person
Travelers are exempt from the quarantine requirement if they have been completely vaccinated against the virus with one of the vaccinations recognized by Slovenian health authorities. As a result, all vaccinated travelers who fit into one of the following groups are exempt from the quarantine restrictions in Slovenia.(Please check the subject “Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers” for more details.)

Furthermore, as of July 14, the government has reinstated non-essential travel for EU member states, Schengen Area countries, and tiny countries such as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican City, as well as third countries:: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brunei, Canada, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Kosovo, Moldova, North Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Ukraine, United States of America, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan.

For person who previously infected COVID-19

In order to verify that, persons who have previously been infected with COVID-19 conclude:

  • They must show proof of a positive PCR test result that is at least ten days old but not more than six months old.

For additional entry 

  • Those arriving in Slovenia without a certificate of COVID-19 vaccination, a proof of recovery from COVID-19 disease, or a negative test result (PCR or HAG) must be quarantined for ten days, with the option of ending the quarantine by getting tested on the fifth day. Those who have been infected with Coronavirus must follow the same rules.
  • If the individual presents a proof of vaccination, a certificate of recovery, or a certificate certifying that they have recovered and been vaccinated, they will not be needed to produce a PCR test or to be quarantined at home.
  • Please find out more details here: https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/border-crossing/

 


Vaccine authorised to be used in the country

Moderna, Pfizer BioNtech, AstraZeneca AZD1222, J&J


Vaccine accepted for inbound travellers

  • at least seven days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine produced by Biontech/Pfizer.
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine produced by Moderna.
  • at least 21 days have elapsed since receiving the first dose of the Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine) produced by AstraZeneca.
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving a dose of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine produced by Johnson and Johnson/Janssen-Cilag.
  • at least 21 days have elapsed since receiving the first dose of the Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca.
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine produced by Russia’s Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology.
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine produced by Sinovac Biotech.
  • at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine produced by Sinopharm.

Border status

Open to non-essential travel and tourism



Remarks

  • You must wear masks in enclosed public areas, public transportation, and private automobiles.
  • If you have not been vaccinated or have recovered from Coronavirus, you must wear a mask when entering a shop, attending a social gathering of up to 50 people, cultural events conducted inside, and religious ceremonies with a capacity of 100 people.
  • When visiting the above-mentioned locations, the authorities additionally ask that 1.5 meters of social distance be maintained.