Ban on travel outside of home municipality lifted

Ljubljana, 30 April - Slovenian residents are free to travel to places other than their own municipality of residence as of Thursday after the government lifted a ban put in place a month ago to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mothers walking with strollers in Šmartinski Park in east Ljubljana.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

The restriction confining people to their home municipality except to go to work, seek emergency services or offer assistance to relatives was introduced a month ago to stop the spread of coronavirus epidemic around the country and has been one of the most unpopular government measures.

It was relaxed once already to allow people to do seasonal and maintenance work on property outside their home municipality, and now it has been removed from the general lockdown decree issued by the government.

All other restrictions to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 remain in place. People are thus required to physically distance in public places, they have to wear masks and use hand sanitizer in closed public spaces, and gatherings of groups of people outside the same household remain prohibited.

© STA, 2020