Slovenia introduces control checks on the border with Italy

Slovenia decided to start carrying out border control checks on the border with Italy on 11 March, ANSA reported, citing government's statement in Ljubljana .

"This measure is aimed at reducing the risk of spreading the contagious disease SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19) in Slovenia and at protecting the health of its population," the Slovenian government said. Border control checks will be carried out for non-Slovenian nationals and persons without permanent or temporary residence in Slovenia. This will include checking for negative SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) result certificates issued by a competent authority. The certificate should be issued in the Slovenian, English or Italian language and should not be older than three days.

Persons without such certificate may be denied entry into the territory of the Republic of Slovenia. Border control checks will not apply to the transport of goods," the statement reads. According to the government, the Slovenian Minister of Health "will issue an order defining the implementation of the decision in more detail, including the exact time of the commencement of border control checks."

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