Checkpoints on border with Austria, Italy gone as of Wednesday

Ljubljana – Checkpoints on Slovenia’s border with Italy and Austria, introduced to help contain the coronavirus epidemic, will be removed under a new decree that takes effect on Wednesday.

The checkpoints on Slovenia’s other internal Schengen border, with Hungary, remain in place, the government has decided.

Another change is the recognition upon arrival of PCR tests performed in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel and Russia.

So far only PCR tests from the EU, non-EU Schengen zone members and the UK were recognised in lieu of a mandatory quarantine.

There are also some minor changes regarding the red list of countries from which arrivals must quarantine unless they produce a negative test, proof of vaccination, or are among the exemptions to the quarantine requirement.

Among European countries, Finland is no longer on the red list and Malta has been added. There are also changes for individual administrative units of Portugal, Greece, Spain and Norway.