Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Portorož - Piran

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

On this page you can find all basic information and resources on coronavirus if you are traveling to or are currently in Portorož & Piran.

The Portorož Tourist Board is closely monitoring the situation regarding the spread of Covid-19. We are in constant contact with the Slovenian Tourist Board, we follow the releases of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ), the Ministry of Health (MZ) and other relevant sources.

Latest information

Find the latest information on the number of confirmed coronavirus infections and the most important explanations regarding the current restrictions at the data tracking site.


Fulfillment of the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) 

After 15 September, the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) must be met by all employees, as well as users of services or activities. An individual meets the RVT rule if he proves himself with a valid identity document and one of the proofs of recovery, completed vaccination or negative test.


ATTENTION!  From 24 December, a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours or a negative RAT test not older than 24 hours will be considered as a condition of condition T (testing) for users of services or activities! 

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The vaccinated-tested-recovered rule must be met by all persons who come into direct contact with other persons (service providers and users) in the course of their work: 

- Accommodation
- Hospitality and catering establishments
- Service stations 
- Wellness, hairdressing and beauty services
- Public transport
- Religious buildings and cultural institutions
- Shops
- Healtcare services
- Congress & fair activities
- Public sports & cultural vents
- Sports activities
- Skiing & use cableway installations 

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Catering establishments

Between 5am and 10pm for guests sitting at the table. The recovered-vaccinated-tested rule and the maximum number of people allowed to be in the premises at the same time must be clearly at visible the entrance.

 

Public gathering restrictions

Gatherings of people are banned (only allowed if they are close family members or members of a common household).

 

Shops

The recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) is required for entry into shops and malls, except for shops that provide necessities not located within malls. In stores where RVT is not mandatory, the limit of the number of customers is set to 10 m2 per person.

 

Public events

Public events, public gatherings, feasts, celebrations and wedding ceremonies are prohibited (unless otherwise stipulated in the decrees or other acts of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia).

 

Public cultural events

They are not allowed in open public areas, though they are allowed in enclosed public spaces (fixed seats, the use of protective masks, one free seat between users, the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule fulfilled). Serving and consuming food and beverages is not allowed for participants.

 

Public sports events

They are only allowed in areas with fixed seats, the use of protective masks is mandatory, there must be one seat unoccupied between users and all participants must meet the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule. Serving and consuming food and beverages is not allowed for participants.

 

Religious services

The collective exercise of religious freedom is permitted subject to the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule, the use of protective masks and respecting the distance of 1.5 metres between people.

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Exceptions to meeting the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVT) are as follows:
- persons under 12 years of age,
- persons who accompany a child up to the age of 12 to a healthcare provider or an adult who is unable to take care of himself or herself,
- in the case of the emergency supply of basic provisions and necessities (food and beverage shops, specialised shops with pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic and toiletry products, etc., but only if they are not part of shopping centres) provided that at least 10m2 per person is provided,
- in the case of emergency medical assistance
- anyone coming for Covid-19 and influenza vaccination, as well as those coming for testing for Covid-19,
- postal service users in the case of shipments that need to be taken over personally, as a failure to take over would result in legal consequences.

 

The provider must verify if the consumer meets the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule before they enter the indoor spaces of gastronomy facilities, accommodation facilities, convention or trade fair premises, as well as casinos. The organisers of public events, gatherings, cultural events, sports competitions, and aerial lift operators must also very the compliance with the Vaccinated-Tested-Recovered rule by the participants or users before entry.



The provider must verify if the consumer meets the Vaccinated-Tested-Recovered rule before they enter the indoor spaces of gastronomy facilities, accommodation facilities, convention or trade fair premises, as well as casinos. The organisers of public events, gatherings, cultural events, sports competitions, and aerial lift operators must also very the compliance with the Vaccinated-Tested-Recovered rule by the participants or users before entry.

The use of a mask is mandatory when moving and staying in all enclosed public places or spaces, as well as in open public places, if it is not possible to provide a distance of at least 1.5 meters between people, and in personal vehicles.  


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Use of protective mask

Currently in the Republic of Slovenia, the use of protective surgical masks or type FFP2 masks is mandatory (cloth masks are not allowed!):
- in all activities and services that include a possibility of a direct contact among people (even when recovered or vaccinated),
- when moving and staying in all enclosed public places or premises,
- when moving and staying in open public places or spaces, provided that the interpersonal distance of at least 1.5m cannot be guaranteed,
- in passenger cars (unless there is one or more members of the same household in the vehicle).

All forms of public passenger transport and cableways for the transport of persons in enclosed cabins shall also be considered as closed public places or spaces.

However, the use of masks is not required for:
- Children up to the age of 6,
- Speakers in enclosed public places or premises, provided that the interpersonal distance of at least 1.5m is provided,
- Performers at public cultural events,
- Persons in sports training,
- Guests sitting at a table (fulfilling the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule) in the catering activities of preparing and serving dishes and beverages,
In open public places or premises where the recovered-vaccinated-tested rule (RVC) is observed.

Exceptions to meeting the vaccinated-tested-recovered rule are as follows:
- persons under 15 years of age,
- persons who accompany a child up to the age of 15 to a healthcare provider or an adult who is unable to take care of himself or herself,
- in the case of emergency supply with basic provisions and necessities (food and beverage shops, specialised shops with pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic and toilet products, etc., but only if they are not part of shopping centres),
- in the case of emergency medical assistance.


The provider must verify if the consumer meets the Vaccinated-Tested-Recovered rule before they enter the indoor spaces of gastronomy facilities, accommodation facilities, convention or trade fair premises, as well as casinos. The organisers of public events, gatherings, cultural events, sports competitions, and aerial lift operators must also very the compliance with the Vaccinated-Tested-Recovered rule by the participants or users before entry.


The Ministry of the Interior has published the most important explanations regarding the current restrictions in Slovenia.

Find the latest information about border crossing. You can also check the travel announcement application "Enter Slovenia".


Tourist Information Offices in Portorož and Piran

For any further information please contact our Tourist Information Offices in Portorož (tel.: +386 (0)5 674 22 20), Piran (tel.: +386 (0)5 673 44 40) or send us an email: info@portoroz.si

Testing locations

1. Health care centre Piran:

- Monday, Wednesday: 09.00 am-02.00 pm

- Tuesday, Thursday: 09.00 am-12.00 pm 

 - Friday: 11.00 am-03.00 pm 

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2. LifeClass Hotels & Spa Portorož

Testing will take place from Monday to Saturday from 8.00 am till 04.00 pm. Testing is also possible outside working hours with a prior notice (at least 24 hours before the desired testing time).

Our Covid-point staff is available for reservations and information at 00386 40 457 439 or at the e-mail address: medical@lifeclass.net.

The rapid test includes a written confirmation in three languages.

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3. Fabjan Medical Centre in Portorož (parking Kaštel)

 Mon-Thu from 7-9 am and from 6-8 pm & Fri-Sun from 8 am-8 pm. For all other questions, we are available at the telephone number 00386 51 / 299-666.


They offer:

- rapid antigen tests (free of charge on the ZZZS card),

- self-pay PCR tests (100 €)

- issuing HAGT certificates in English


All testing locations for tourists in Slovenia.

Conditions for staying in accommodation

Almost all accommodations are open. 

To stay in you need to check one of the following conditions:
- a certificate of a negative SARS-CoV-2 virus test result by a PCR or HAG test not older than 48 hours after swab collection; 
- a proof of vaccination against COVID-19, 
- proving that the following time has passed since the vaccination:

at least 7 days after the second dose of Comirnaty by Biontech/Pfizer or at least 14 days after the second dose of one of the following vaccines: COVID-19 Vaccine by Moderna, or Sputnik V by Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology, or CoronaVac by Sinovac Biotech, or COVID-19 Vaccine by Sinopharm,
at least 21 days after the first dose of Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine) by AstraZeneca or Covishield by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca,
at least 14 days from the only dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen by Johnson and Johnson/Janssen-Cilag;
proof of a positive PCR test result that is older than 10 days but not older than six months, or
a doctor’s certificate stating that they recovered from COVID-19 and that no more than six months have passed since the onset of symptoms.

The conditions for entering the interior of the restaurants are the same as the conditions above.

Medical help

In case you feel the symptoms of possible Covid-19 infection (coughing, fever, shortness of breath), call 112 for further instructions.

Coronavirus call centre with up-to-date information is available at the free of charge phone number 080 1404  and for calls from abroad at +386 1 478 7550 from Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 4.00 pm. Calls will be answered by final year students of the Faculty of Medicine with the assistance of experts from various working areas.

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