Koranavirus (COVID-19) - news and recommendations for the passangers traveling to Slovenia and USA
TRAVELING TO SLOVENIA
Recommendations for passengers traveling to Slovenia can be found on the website https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/measures-to-contain-the-spread-of-covid-19-infections.
We advise you to read the information on Slovenia's measures in connection with Covid-19, which can be found at https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19. Check the latest information on border crossing and entry into Slovenia at: https://www.gov.si/en/news.
All Slovenian citizens temporarily staying in the USA are advised to return to the Republic of Slovenia immediately, monitoring the media and following the instructions of local authorities. You should also be prepared for possible delays due to virus containment measures.
TRAVELING TO USA
The recommendations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia regarding travel to the USA can be found at the following link - https://www.gov.si/en/registries/countries/the-united-states
In accordance with the announcement restricting the entry of aliens who pose a risk of transmitting coronavirus, which entered into force on 13.3.2020 at 23:59 (EST), the US imposed a ban on entry into the US for aliens who were in the Schengen area in 14 days before their entry into the United States.
Certain categories of aliens are exempt from the ban on entry into the United States. The measures in the proclamation do not apply, inter alia, to legal permanent residents of the United States, close family members of American citizens and legal permanent residents who are foreigners (spouse, child, legal representative of a US citizen or legal permanent resident if the US citizen or legal permanent resident is unmarried and is under the age of 21, etc.), aliens traveling to the U.S. at the invitation of the U.S. Government in connection with measures to limit the spread of the virus, diplomats, and foreign government officials traveling on business to the U.S., flight and ship crew members.
More information can be found in the announcement - https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-certain-additional-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/
Passengers who have recently been in the Schengen area are redirected by the US authorities to the following airports:
1. Boston-Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
3. Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
4. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
5. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
6. Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Florida
7. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), Texas
8. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
9. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
10. Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
11. Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida
12. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
13. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
14. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
15. Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
Information on airport procedures can be found at the following link - https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus/protecting-air-travelers-and-american-public
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises all passengers coming from the Schengen area to stay at home, in isolation, for 14 days from the day they leave the risk area.
More information can be found at the following link:
CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html
If you are in the USA, you can call our Consulate General in Cleveland for more information or write to sloconsulate.clevelandat (at) gov.si
If you are in Slovenia, you can call the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia:
T: +386 1 478 2317 oz. you write on consular-affairs.mzz (at) gov.si