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Slovenia expanding list of Covid-19 risky countries

Ljubljana, 24 June - The government is removing Montenegro and Luxembourg from the list of Covid-19-safe countries from which arrivals face no restrictions, while adding Albania and Portugal to the list of countries from where entry into Slovenia entails a mandatory two-week quarantine.

The Dragonja crossing on the Slovenian-Croatian border.
Photo: Daniel Novakovič/STA

New restrictions for all four countries apply from Thursday, the government spokesman Jelko Kacin told reporters after today's government session, which comes after Slovenia has seen an increase in new coronavirus cases imported from abroad, mostly from the region of the former Yugoslavia.

Kacin said Montenegro and Luxembourg are being removed from the "green list" of epidemiologically safe countries from which entry into Slovenia is restriction-free.

The number of new daily infections per 100,000 residents in those two countries over the past 14 days has exceeded 10.

Albania and Portugal are being moved to the red list of countries from which entry into Slovenia entails a 14-day quarantine, except for some exceptions.

The red list includes countries which registered more that 40 new daily infections per 100,000 residents for the past fortnight.

The government took the decisions after getting acquainted with the assessment of the epidemiological situation in the EU and its neighbourhood, drawn up by the National Institute of Public Health.

© STA, 2020