Stores to reopen in Slovenia as curfew remains

Though consumers will no longer have to present a negative coronavirus, this will still be required for several services. However, a negative test no older than seven days will still be required for skiers. [Shutterstock/GStamenov]

Following a gradual but persistent decrease in coronavirus infections and hospitalisations, Slovenia has entered the orange tier, with the government deciding on Thursday for a sweeping easing of restrictions, including the reopening of all stores and primary schools as of Monday.

Though consumers will no longer have to present a negative coronavirus, this will still be required for several services. However, a negative test no older than seven days will still be required for skiers.

While Slovenia will be scrapping checkpoints at internal Schengen borders from Saturday, those who have recovered from COVID-19 or have been vaccinated against it will be able to enter the country without having to quarantine or provide a negative test, Interior Minister Aleš Hojs told the press after the government session on Thursday.

Moreover, travel within the country will again be allowed as of Monday after the government decided to abolish municipal and regional restrictions that have been in place for months.

However, the 9 pm to 6 am curfew will remain in place, Interior Minister Hojs added.

(Željko Trkanjec | EURACTIV.hr)

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