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Covid-19

US TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

Travelers who have recently visited Schengen area

All Slovenian citizens who are currently visiting the US on a temporary basis are advised to return immediately to the Republic of Slovenia.

Following the "Proclamation - Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus"  entered into force on March 13, 2020 at 23:59 (EST), the entry into the United States of all foreigners who were in Schengen area during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States was suspended.

The proclamation does not apply to specific categories of foreigners, i.e. to any lawful permanent resident of the United States, immediate family members of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (spouse, child, legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21, etc.), any alien traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment of the virus, diplomats and foreign government officials on official trip to the United States, air or sea crewmembers.

Further information can be found in the "Proclamation—Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus".

Passengers who have recently been to Schengen area will be re-routed to the following airports:
1. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
3. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
4. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
5. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
6. Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
7. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
8. Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
9. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
10. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
11. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
12. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
13. Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises travelers to stay at home for 14 days from the time they left an affected area and practice social distancing.
Further information can be found at the following link:

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html

Citizens of Slovenia who are currently in the US can contact the Embassy for more information:
T: +1 202 386 6601 or write to sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si

Slovenian citizens who are currently in Slovenia can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
T: +386 1 478 2317 or write to consular affairs.mzz(at)gov.si  

 

Travelers who have recently visited the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland

Following the "Proclamation - Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus"  which entered into force on March 16, 2020 at 23:59 (EST), the entry into the United States of all foreigners who were in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States was suspended.

The proclamation does not apply to specific categories of foreigners, i.e. to any lawful permanent resident of the United States, immediate family members of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (spouse, child, legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21, etc.), any alien traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment of the virus, diplomats and foreign government officials on official trip to the United States, air or sea crewmembers.

Further information can be found in the "Proclamation - Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus".

Travelers who have recently visited the People’s Republic of China

Following the "Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus", which entered into force on February 2, 2020, the entry into the United States of all foreigners who were in the People’s Republic of China, excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan, during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States was suspended.

The proclamation does not apply to specific categories of foreigners, i.e. to any lawful permanent resident of the United States, immediate family members of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (spouse, child, legal guardian of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, provided that the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident is unmarried and under the age of 21, etc.), any alien traveling at the invitation of the United States Government for a purpose related to containment of the virus, diplomats and foreign government officials on official trip to the United States, air or sea crewmembers.

Further information can be found in the "Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting 2019 Novel Coronavirus".

Foreigners who have visited the People’s Republic of China (excluding the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau as well as Taiwan) during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States and are not subject to entry restrictions, will be submitted to the enhanced health screenings upon their entry to the US and subjected to further measures.

Individuals who have been in Hubei province within 14 days of their return will be subject to up to 14 days of mandatory quarantine from the time they left China. Individuals who have been in other areas of mainland China within 14 days of their return will undergo up to 14 days of self-quarantine from the time they left China to ensure they do not pose a public health risk. Any individual traveling from China who is showing symptoms associated with the virus will be taken to a medical facility for further evaluation and care.

Passengers will be re-routed to the following airports to undergo enhanced health screenings:

1. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
3. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
4. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
5. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
6. Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
7. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
8. Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
9. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
10. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
11. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
12. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
13. Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida

CBP and air carriers are working together to identify and rebook any passengers that meet these criteria, however other travelers without a nexus to China may also be routed through one of these eleven airports if it is discovered mid-flight that someone else on their flight has been in China in the last 14 days.

Travelers showing symptoms should be prepared for the possibility of prolonged delay to avoid spreading the infection. 

More information may be found at:

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-china.html

DHS - https://www.dhs.gov/news/2020/02/02/dhs-issues-supplemental-instructions-inbound-flights-individuals-who-have-been-china

Travelers who have recently visited the Islamic Republic of Iran

Following the "Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus", which entered into force on March 2, 2020, the entry into the United States of all foreigners who were in the Islamic Republic of Iran during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States was suspended.

Further information can be found in the "Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Certain Additional Persons Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus".

Passengers will be re-routed to the following airports to undergo enhanced health screenings:

1. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), New York
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Illinois
3. San Francisco International Airport (SFO), California
4. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), Washington
5. Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), Hawaii
6. Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), California
7. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), Georgia
8. Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD), Virginia
9. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), New Jersey
10. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW), Texas
11. Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), Michigan
12. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Massachusetts
13. Miami International Airport (MIA), Florida

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises travelers to stay at home for 14 days from the time they left an affected area and practice social distancing.

More information may be found at:

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html 

Travelers who have recently visited other countries with widespread transmission 

South Korea

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises travelers to stay at home for 14 days from the time they left an affected area and practice social distancing.

US has not suspended entry to travelers who have been in South Korea during the 14-day period preceding their entry into the United States. 

More information may be found at:

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/after-travel-precautions.html  

Slovenian travelers in the US are advised to follow the media and instructions of local authorities as well as be prepared for potential delays due to mitigation measures.

Travel Advice by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs related to the visit to the U.S. in relation to Covid-19  may be found at: https://www.gov.si/zbirke/drzave/zdruzene-drzave-amerike/


MEASURES RELATED TO COVID-19 IN SLOVENIA 

Information on measures in Slovenia related to Covid-19 may be found at:  

https://www.gov.si/en/topics/coronavirus-disease-covid-19