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Slovenia abolishes internal border controls with Hungary

Christian Fernsby |
The Slovenian authorities have released a new decree, establishing that checkpoints on road connections between Slovenia and Hungary, which were previously introduced in a bid to control the further spread of the COVID-19, will be abolished.

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Topics: SLOVENIA    HUNGARY   

The new decision on border control abolishment entered into force on May 22 and will remain effective until May 30, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Nevertheless, Hungary remains on Slovenia’s red list, meaning that even though the border checkpoints between the two countries have been removed, Hungarian citizens will still be subject to a ten-day quarantine restriction when entering the territory of Hungary.

“The entire territory of Hungary is on the red list (valid as of May 22 2021). A person arriving from Hungary will be required to quarantine for ten days due to a possible SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the statement of the Slovenian Government reads.

However, in a press release issued by the Government of Slovenia, it was highlighted that arrivals from Hungary will not be required to quarantine if they present the following documentation:

A negative COVID-19 test result obtained not longer than 48 hours before entering Slovenia. The test is recognised if it has been carried out in an EU Member State, a Schengen Area country, Northern Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and Russia.

A vaccination certificate which proves that:

At least seven days have passed since the first dose of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine was taken.

At least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Moderna vaccine was taken.

At least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Vaxzevria vaccine by AstraZeneca was taken.

At least 14 days have passed since the Janssen COVID-19 by Johnson & Johnson/Janssen-Cilag vaccine was taken.

At least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Covishield vaccine by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca was taken.

At least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine by the National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology of Russia was take

At least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech was taken.

At least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine by Sinopharm was taken.

Moreover, persons who carry out tasks in international transport and those engaged in the transportation of goods and passengers are exempt from both quarantine and negative PCR test requirements.

Exempt from the requirements are also all persons transiting through the territory of Slovenia, provided that they do not stay in the territory of the latter for more than 12 hours.

Exemption rules also apply to healthcare workers as well as to those crossing the border for educational purposes.


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