June 13, 2020 - The Government of the Republic of Slovenia has updated the list of countries safe from Covid-19 infection, from which entry into Slovenia is possible from June 15. Montenegro is among them, announced the Government on its Twitter account.
On June 15, Slovenia will open its borders to Italy, in addition to Montenegro.
"The government has taken into account the assessment of the epidemiological situation in the European Union and the Schengen area, the Balkans and the Italian regions, and the criteria prepared by the National Institute of Public Health," the Slovenian Government said in a decision.
This week, Slovenia allowed unrestricted entry for citizens of 14 European Union countries and citizens of Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland.
Slovenian and Italian citizens will be allowed to cross the internal border of the EU at any point along the borderline, while other citizens will have to use one of the four marked checkpoints used during the coronavirus epidemic, reported Slovenian agency STA.
On the other hand, the National Institute of Public Health of that country (NIJZ) compiled a list of 32 countries whose epidemiological situation is so bad that passengers from there have to go through a mandatory 14-day quarantine regardless of citizenship or residence. The decision takes effect on June 13.
Notable countries on this list include Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Northern Macedonia, as well as the United States, Russia and several countries in South America and Asia.
On the border with Croatia, which is the Schengen border, local crossings that were closed at the start of the epidemic will reopen on June 15, based on an agreement between the Slovenian and Croatian governments.
Thus Montenegrin citizens will be able to enter Slovenia from Monday without a negative test for coronavirus and without going to quarantine.
Yesterday, the first flight of the national airline Montenegro Airlines, after commercial air traffic was re-established, was organized from the Airport in Podgorica to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. Twenty-seven passengers left.
Montenegro Airlines on the route Podgorica-Ljubljana-Podgorica flies three times a week - on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.