Thanks to the extensive measures, Slovenia has managed to keep the coronavirus cases low and was able to declare the end of Coronavirus epidemic on 14 May 2020. Being the first European country to do so, Slovenia has also reopened the borders to the EU residents. With our ears constantly on the ground, talking with trusted local suppliers and brainstorming about new personalized activities, Intours DMC shares the latest travel updates with the event professionals.
Slovenia can be entered without limitations and quarantine from countries that are on the list of epidemiologically safe countries, including Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovakia, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta and Spain. There is a mandatory 14-day quarantine still in force for other persons who enter Slovenia, with some exceptions listed here.
International flights from Ljubljana airport to the European Union and third countries resumed in May 2020. Several airlines have announced plans to resume flights to/from Ljubljana:
In June: Frankfurt with Lufthansa, Brussels with Brussels Airlines and Wizz Air (Charleroi), Amsterdam with Transavia, Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines, Paris with Air France and Istanbul with Turkish Airlines.
In July: Berlin and London Gatwick with easyJet, Warsaw with LOT Polish Airlines, Istanbul with Turkish Airlines, Kiev with Windrose and Tel Aviv with one of Israeli carriers.
In August: London Heathrow with British Airways and Moscow with Aeroflot.
In September Zurich with SWISS, London Stansted with easyJet and in October Munich with Lufhansa.
Hotels with up to 30 rooms, like the boutique hotel Cubo in Ljubljana or several glamping resorts around Slovenia, reopened their doors starting from 18 May. Larger hotels such as the Intercontinental hotel Ljubljana, Kempinski hotel Portorož and Rikli Balance hotel in Bled started opening as of 1 June 2020. All accommodation providers have implemented a number of hygiene practices and social distancing measures to ensure for the health, safety and well-being of the guests. Would you like to hear more about respective hotel’s measures? Talk with the Intours DMC team.
As of 30 June 2020, events up to 50 people are allowed at public spaces, while respecting the preventive measures and hygiene recommendations.
With two-thirds of the country covered with forest, Slovenia offers a widespread playground for outdoor activities, meeting passionate locals, tasting home-made delicacies and renowned wines along the way. Would you like to go bear watching and peacefully observe the Slovenian wild brown bear in its natural environment? Are you up for an underground bike tour through the abandoned mine shafts? Or would you fancy a gourmet and wine exploration through the capital of Ljubljana?
Following the directives and recommendations of the World Health Organization, the World Travel & Tourism Council and public health authorities, Intours DMC developed operational protocols to maintain the highest standards of hygiene, safety and well-being during our incentive and meeting programs in Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia. By encouraging safety of the guests and our team as the travel industry shifts to a new normal, Intours DMC has earned the WTTC Safe Travel stamp. Contact us and let our professionals advise you on most suitable travel program.
*Note: The post-covid situation is evolving and the situation is changing. The information presented in this article represents the latest view as of 30 June 2020.