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

On May 14th 2020 the Slovenian government called an official end to the coronavirus epidemic, becoming the first country in Europe to do so. 

You can find the latest information on the number of confirmed coronavirus infections at the Slovenian Government site.

The destination Portoroz & Piran noted only 4 confirmed covid-19 cases in the beginning of the epidemic.

Public life is still limited but restrictions have relaxed in the last few weeks and will continue to do so. Tourism is reopening with smaller operations including accommodation facilities with up to 30 rooms, campsites, restaurants, tourist agencies, etc. All shops are open, while bars and restaurants are able to serve patrons indoors again. Many public institutions are reopening their doors, among them museums, galleries and libraries. Public transport is operating again. 

All public events are still suspended until further notice. Please, check our events calendar for up-to-date information.

According to a decree by the Slovenian Government entry to Slovenia is allowed without restrictions and without quarantine to all tourists from the European Union and the Schengen area who have booked overnight stays in Slovenia.

As of 15 May 2020, there is no quarantine for healthy EU residents entering Slovenia. Everyone entering Slovenia will be given instructions issued by the National Institute of Public Health. For non-EU citizens, a 14-day quarantine is required upon entering Slovenia. Anyone who is not Slovenian citizen and shows signs of COVID-19 infection, won't be admitted to cross the border. 

On the border with Italy, it's possible to enter Slovenia at 4 entry points with passenger controls in place. The entry points are Škofije, Vrtojba, Krvavi Potok (open only from 5.00 to 23.00) and Fernetiči. Anyone but Slovenian citizens needs to show a less than 3 days old medical certificate of coronavirus negative test result to enter the country. If one doesn't have the document, he/she will still be allowed to enter the Republic of Slovenia if his/her body temperature is below 37.5 °C and they show no clear signs of upper respiratory tract infection.

The border with Croatia has reopened for EU citizens travelling for business or personal reasons (which includes permission to travel to Croatia if one has booked their stay there).

On the border with Austria it's possible to enter Slovenia at the entry points: Trate, Radelj, Svečina and Ljubelj (all open from 5:00 to 21:00), Šentilj (RC open from 5:00 to 7:00 and 17:00 to 19:00), Vič and Holmec (both open from 5:00 to 23:00), Kuzma, Gederovci, Šentilj (A1), Gornja Radgona, Karavanke (A2) (all open 24/7).

Air transport to Slovenia is no longer restricted.

The Tourist information office Portorož and Piran is open. Safety rules are in place.

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, operating daily between 8:00 and 20:00. It's accessible only if you are calling from one of the Slovenian phone networks.

Contact phone number by the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH): +386 31 646 617, operating daily between 9:00 and 17:00.

Further information