Coronavirus restrictions extended until 22 January

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Brdo pri Kranju – The vast majority of existing coronavirus restrictions will be extended until 22 January, the government decided as it conducted its weekly review of the measures on Wednesday. The only major change is an extension of the formal state of the epidemic by 60 days.

There are very few changes compared to existing restrictions, most of them having to do with the crossing of borders.

Most notably, as of 16 January there is a waiver of quarantine requirement for owners of land on both sides of the border who cross the border to tend to their property.

Passengers crossing into Slovenia must still produce a negative coronavirus test unless they fall within one of the exemptions, and now the validity of the result of rapid antigen tests has been reduced to 24 hours. The results of PCR tests can still be up to 48 hours old.

On the other hand, those who want to cut their quarantine short can now do so by producing a negative rapid antigen test.

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The red list of countries from which passengers must quarantine has been extended with the addition of Ireland, which has seen a surge in new cases in recent days.

Most businesses must remain closed, but dry cleaners have now been added to the exemptions. The change takes effect on 16 January.

The formal state of the epidemic will be extended by sixty days from 17 January. The state of epidemic mostly allows for greater involvement of civil protection services in the coronavirus relief effort.

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