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UPDATE: 4 JUNE 2021

The Slovenian Government brought joy to event organisers with the latest easing of restrictions on the industry. Congress activities can now once again take place; however, employees and attendees will need to provide a negative COVID-19 Test, proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 or that they have been vaccinated. The occupancy of available capacities is limited to 75%. The decree will come into effect on 7 June 2021.

Congress events can take place under the condition that the number of attendees does not exceed 75% of the seating capacity.

This week has brought a breath of fresh air for event organisers. The decree issued by the Slovenian Government on 27 May 2021 allows event organisers to organise congress events with up to 50% of seating capacity. Thus, 31 May represents a turning point for the Slovenian meetings industry, as the long-awaited restart has arrived.

Congress events can take place under the condition that the number of attendees in closed public spaces or open surfaces with fixed seats, where the congress activity takes place, does not exceed 50% of the seating capacity.

Furthermore, attendees will have to sit one seating place apart from one another. The mentioned restrictions will not include open spaces that do not have fixed seats. A one-meter distance between individual setting areas has been imposed to reduce the likelihood of spreading the virus. Attendees who will not be seated will have to maintain at least 1,5 metres of space between them. Moreover, congress activities taking place indoors will require participants either to provide a negative COVID-19 Test, that they have recovered from COVID-19 or that they have been vaccinated. Participants from the same household will be able to sit together without having to keep a distance.

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Equally important news for event organisers is that an increasing number of countries and regions are being listed as “green”, enabling entrance to foreigners if they provide documentation proving they have had Covid-19 or that they have been vaccinated. Find out more details at: https://www.policija.si/enterslovenia/en.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of the hospitality sector has also restarted its services (from 26 April 2021 onwards). The Slovenian meetings industry is eager to welcome back events. If you want to find out more information regarding individual service providers, head over to Slovenia Convention Bureau.