All countries that are not explicitly listed on the red list are considered to be without a high risk of infection and persons coming from these countries or administrative units of countries may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being put under home quarantine and without submitting a negative test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2.
Countries with an unstable epidemiological situation or administrative divisions of countries are included on the red list.
People entering the Republic of Slovenia from these countries shall, due to potential infection with SARS-CoV-2 virus, be required to remain in quarantine for a period of ten (10) days.
However, a person will not be required to quarantine if, on crossing the border, they submit a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours after taking the swab and performed in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country by an organisation or sole trader that has been recognised as appropriate and credible by the Institute of Microbiology and Immunology and the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food and is listed on the website of the National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food, or a negative rapid antigen test performed in an EU Member State or a Schengen Area country.
For entry into the Republic of Slovenia, a negative PCR test performed in a third country is also admissible, but a rapid antigen test must be performed in another EU Member State or Schengen Area country. The negative PCR and rapid antigen tests must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab.
In case you are required to quarantine for 10 days, please follow the content of the quarantine decision and the following instructions (official instruction in Slovene)
STAY AT HOME
People who live with you in the same household and have not been quarantined should follow the recommendations of social distancing. Social distancing means that people living with you in the same household should follow the instructions not to socialize unnecessarily with people outside the common household, keep a distance of 1.5 m, go to the store as little as possible and when there are not many people.
MONITOR YOUR HEALTH
Monitor your health using the Health Monitor Table. If you develop signs of a respiratory infection (eg. colds, cough, fever, shortness of breath) or other symptoms listed in the Health Monitoring Table during this period, call your personal or emergency physician for further follow-up instructions. Tell your doctor that you are in quarantine. List of doctors available here.
Healthcare professionals will give you instructions on whether a visit to the doctor is necessary. You will also receive additional instructions such as how to travel, how to install a mask, when to report to a medical institution, which entrance to use, etc. In case you have to travel to the health center entry point on your own, do not use public transport, car sharing or taxi.
PROVISION OF BASIC LIVING NEEDS
For the provision of basic groceries and hygiene supplies, you can turn to student tutors, or friends, so they can provide them for you and deliver them to your home. When delivering, they should not enter your home, but leave the supplies in front of the front door and inform you about it on the intercom or telephone.
We recommend using alternative shopping methods such as online sales and delivery in a secure way, with the delivery person not entering your home and delivering the package to your front door.
Here are some useful food / grocery delivery possiblities:
WHEN IS THE END OF QUARANTINE?
Quarantine lasts 10 days from the last high-risk close contact with a patient with COVID-19 or 10 days from arrival in Slovenia (for persons who have been quarantined upon entry into Slovenia).
In the event of testing for SARS-CoV-2 during quarantine, the quarantine is not terminated or the duration of quarantine is not shortened, despite the negative result.
If you are without health problems during the 10-days quarantine, you can start your usual activities after the end of the quarantine, taking into account the recommendations of the health profession and the ordinances of the Republic of Slovenia. Testing after the end of quarantine is not required.
Even after the quarantine is over, continue to follow proper cough hygiene and continue to wash your hands frequently.
Monitor the situation in Slovenia and follow the measures and instructions of experts (competent institutions).
If you become ill (cough, fever, shortness of breath), please:
Due to the current coronavirus pandemics our daily life has changed significantly. Social distancing, limited travel and also quarantine in some cases.
Don't worry, we are here to give you some useful information and to support you.
Here are some useful links and ideas to make it easier for you to get through this time and to also to make the most of your quarantine.
Take care of yourself
Don’t neglect your physical and mental health
Moving away for university is a big transition and feeling homesick is really normal. You're definitely not the only one. You can check some advices on our webinar Homesickness as a challenge and opportunity for personal growth. Listening of part one and part two of webinar might help you get through this period.
It's totally normal to feel anxious, confused, isolated if it there is a necessity of the quarantine. Many are facing deeper crises.
Do not struggle alone
You can take appointment for Psychosocial Counselling for Students where you can discuss different things.
Work out at home
Aerobics, weight loss exercises, yoga or stretching. Whatever fits you best!
For workouts check our Sports activities Instagram. A period like this makes it even more obvious how important is good healthcare.
Whatever it is that works for you, do what it takes to care for your body and mind!
Learn a new skill
You can improve your skills in various fields. You could also start learning Slovene language. More about Slovene language courses check on Year plus, Slovene Learning Online and Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language.
Think about your study and career plans
Consider using some of your »home time« to find out more about yourself, your study plans and your career options. You can contact career counsellors and set up one-to-one virtual appointment or write an e-mail, you can explore your future study exchange options or internship possibilities abroad.These things will help you reflect on the skills you have, brainstorm skills you’d like to develop, and think about where you see yourself in the future.
Virtual Career Coaching
Set up your virtual appointment to get one-on-one advising and assistance with:
· career exploration
· internship & job search
· CV/cover letter
· interview preparation
· … and any other questions you might have.
· job-search strategies
· career plan
· written presentation
· international mobility etc.
Get in touch with us
Explore international mobility and possibilities abroad on GoinGlobal portal, the leading provider of career and employment resources, where you can find useful information regarding job and internship search, offers in over 40 countries, examples of cover letters and CVs and tips how to prepare for job interview: https://online.goinglobal.com/.
Stay in contact with your loved ones
Check in with your loved ones often. Virtual communication can help you and your loved ones feel less lonely.
Stay safe and healthy
Most members of the University of Ljubljana (academies / faculties) started the academic year with so-called hybrid model. Part of the students were present in the lecture hall and part of the students followed the lectures online.
In response to the current situation, you will receive detailed instructions from the academy / faculty you are enrolled in.