GEN 1.3  Entry, transit and departure of passengers and crew

1   Regulation governing entry and exit of air passengers

The rules governing the movement of persons across national borders are laid down in:
In this context, the following obligations shall apply in the field of air transport:
1.1   Specific obligation of the air carrier
In accordance with the Aviation Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia No. 81/10 – official consolidated text) air carriers shall, irrespective of other requirements of the Schengen Borders Code, transmit to the police for the purpose of border control of persons at external borders by the end of the check-in time the following information concerning those passengers whom the air carriers will transport to a certain border crossing point across which the passengers will enter the territory of a Member State of the European Union:
Information required by the police shall be transmitted to the contact points listed below in para 1.3.
1.2   Specific obligation of the pilot-in-command in case of private flights
In accordance with Annex VI of the Schengen Borders Code (OJ L No. 105 of 13 April 2006, p. 1) in the case of private flights from or to third countries the pilot-in-command shall transmit to the Police, prior to take-off, a general declaration comprising inter alia a flight plan in accordance with Annex 2 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation and information concerning the passengers' identity 1).
1)Information concerning the passenger identity comprises: name and surname of the person, date and place of birth, nationality, number and validity of passport, visa-related data (if a visa is required). Information concerning the passenger identity comprises: name and surname of the person, date and place of birth, nationality, number and validity of passport, visa-related data (if a visa is required).
Where private flights coming from a third country and bound for the Republic of Slovenia make stop-overs in the territory of other Member States a border check shall be carried out and an entry stamp affixed to the general declaration.
Where uncertainty exists whether a flight is exclusively coming from, or solely bound for, the territories of the Member States without stop-over on the territory of a third country, the Police shall carry out checks on persons in airports and aerodromes, where these persons are currently found.
Information required by the police shall be transmitted to the contact points listed below.
1.3   Contact points for transmitting information required by the police
Information required in relation to the crossing of the external border of the European Union shall be transmitted to the following addresses:
1.3.1   Ljubljana Airport
Post:Postaja letališke policije Brnik
Zgornji Brnik 130 d
SI-4210 Zgornji Brnik
SLOVENIJA
Airport Police Station Brnik
Zgornji Brnik 130 d
SI-4210 Zgornji Brnik
SLOVENIA
Phone:04 2815 610+386 4 2815 610
Fax:04 2021 140+386 4 2021 140
Email:plp_brnik.pukr@policija.si
1.3.2   Maribor Airport
Post:Policijska postaja Rače
Mejni prehod letališče Maribor
Letališka cesta 10
SI-2312 Orehova vas
SLOVENIJA
Police Station Rače
Border crossing Maribor Airport
Letališka cesta 10
SI-2312 Orehova vas
SLOVENIA
Phone:02 6296 780+386 2 6296 780
Fax:02 6296 786+386 2 6296 786
Email:pp_race.pumb@policija.si
1.3.3   Portoroz Airport
Post:Postaja mejne policije Dragonja
Mejni prehod letališče Portorož
Sečovlje 19
SI-6333 Sečovlje
SLOVENIJA
Border Police Station Dragonja
Border crossing Portoroz Airport
Sečovlje 19
SI-6333 Sečovlje
SLOVENIA
Phone:05 6179 130+386 5 6179 130
Fax:05 6722 424+386 5 6722 424
Email:pmp_let_secovlje.pukp@policija.si

2   Customs requirements

2.1   Import
Goods contained in the personal baggage of passengers coming from a third country shall be admitted free of import duties, provided such imports are of non-commercial nature.
Imports of non-commercial nature mean imports of occasional nature and consist exclusively of goods for personal use of passengers or their families, or of goods intended as gifts; the nature and quantity of such goods should not be such as might indicate that they are being imported for commercial reasons.
A passenger arriving from a third country and accompanied by goods intended for commercial purposes, or by goods exceeding the duty-free amounts and duty free allowance, or by goods that are subject to prohibitions and restrictions on import, has to declare those goods to the customs authority.
Passengers are exempt from paying import duties on the following goods:
  • tobacco products:
    • 200 cigarettes, or
    • 100 cigarillos, or
    • 50 cigars, or
    • 250 grams of smoking tobacco, or
    • a proportional assortment of these different products;
  • alcohol and alcoholic beverages:
    • distilled beverages and spirits of an alcoholic strength exceeding 22% volume; non-denatured ethyl alcohol of 80% volume and over: 1 litre, or
    • alcohol and alcoholic beverages of an alcoholic strength not exceeding 22 % volume: 2 litres, or
    • a proportional assortment of these different alcoholic beverages, and
    • still wines: 4 litres;
    • beer: 16 litres
  • perfumes: 50 grams, toilet waters: 0,25 litre;
  • medicinal products: the quantity required to meet passenger’s personal needs, or needs of his family members, or on the basis of an authorisation, needs of another person, who is not a member of his family, or for his animal whose species does not apply to the acquisition or production of food. The quantity of drugs must comply with the therapeutic use; for acute conditions up to three weeks and for chronic disease or condition requiring long term use of medicines up to three months in accordance with the prescribed dose, or exceptionally up to 12 months, if a person submits a proof of authorization to stay in the same period in the country of destination, unless the regulations regarding illicit drugs provide otherwise;
  • other goods which are not intended for commercial purposes, of a maximum total value of 430 EUR. This amount is reduced to 150 EUR for passengers under 15 years of age.
No relief referred to tobacco and alcohol products shall be granted to passengers under 17 years old.
For the members of a crew, these amounts and allowance are as follows:
  • tobacco products:
    • 25 cigarettes, or
    • 10 cigarillos, or
    • 5 cigars, or
    • 250 grams of smoking tobacco, or
    • a proportional assortment of these different products;
  • alcohol and alcoholic beverages:
    • spirits: 0,25 litre, and
    • still wine: 1 litre;
  • other goods which are not intended for commercial purposes, of a maximum total value of 40 EUR.
Payment of import charges should be made in accordance with customs regulations.
2.2   Export
Normally, no custom formalities are required on departure. Special authorizations could be required for goods the exportation of which is prohibited or restricted, i.e. cultural goods (works of art, archaeology, ethnography, etc.), endangered wildlife species and products made of them, etc.
2.3   Cash & securities
Foreign currency may be freely brought into or out of the Republic of Slovenia. Cash and securities in excess of 10000 EUR shall be declared to the customs authorities.

3   Immigration requirements

For passengers who arrive at and depart from international airports in the Republic of Slovenia on the same plane, or who are in transit at the same airport, providing they stay in the international transit area of the airport and not enter the country, no visa is required.
3.1   Airport transit visa
The visa entitles an alien who is subject to such a visa to stay in the international transit area of airports but not to enter the country.
An airport transit visa requirement is an exception to general transit privileges that permit an alien to stay in the international area without a visa.
Below is the list of countries whose citizens are subject to an airport transit visa for a stay in the international transit area of airports in Slovenia This requirement also applies to holders of travel documents issued by authorities of those countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Democratic Republic), Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia and Sri Lanka.
A valid national travel document is required for passengers who travel to the Republic of Slovenia, unless otherwise determined by law or by an international agreement.
As of 1 May 2004, EU citizens may also enter the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a valid identity card.
Pursuant to the bilateral agreement between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of Croatia, the citizens of the republic of Croatia may also enter the country on the basis of valid identity card.
Pursuant to the European Agreement on Regulations Governing the Movement of Persons Between Member States of the Council of Europe (Paris 13. XII.1957), nationals of some other countries, including Switzerland, may also enter the country on the basis of a valid identity card (see also the Appendix to the above mentioned Agreement).
The Republic of Slovenia harmonized its visa regime with EU visa regime as determined by the Council Regulation (EC) No. 539/2001 of 15 March 2001 listing third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement (Official Journal L 081, 21/03/2001 P.0001-0007).
For updated visa information please see the official web-site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (http://www.mzz.gov.si).
3.2   Additional Visa information
Generally, the Slovene authorities may issue four different types of visas. On a visa sticker the type of visa is stated in a special box, displaying letters A, B, C or D.
A transit visa B allows a foreigner travelling from one country to another, to cross the territory of the Republic of Slovenia and can only be issued, if a foreigner can prove he/she is granted entry into the country he/she will enter after leaving the Republic of Slovenia. A transit visa can be issued for a single, double or multiple entries.
A short-stay visa (C) authorises foreigners the entry and residence in the Republic of Slovenia for a tourist, business, personal or any other types of visits, or for purposes which are comparable to those listed above. A short-stay visa shall be issued for a single, double or multiple entries into the country, whereby neither a single uninterrupted stay nor the total duration of successive stays in the Republic of Slovenia may exceed 90 days within a period of six months, starting from the day of first entry.
A long-stay visa (D) can be issued to the foreigner who will arrange in the Republic of Slovenia a residence permit with the aim of family reunion. Family member who is not a citizen of a European Union member state may on account of the family reunion with the citizen of the European Union or Slovenia enter the Republic of Slovenia either with a valid passport to which a long-stay visa has been annexed - visa D, unless he/she is a citizen of a country, with which the Republic of Slovenia has cancelled all visas; or with a valid passport with a residence permit issued by another European Union member state unless otherwise stipulated in the international agreement.
The enforcement of the Decision No 896/2006/EC of the European parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2006 on the establishment of a simplified regime for the control of persons at the external borders based on the unilateral recognition by the Member States of certain residence permits (issued by Switzerland and Liechtenstein) – i.e. transit decisions. Pursuant to the above mentioned Decision citizens of third countries, irrespective of their citizenship or a type of passport, may transit territories of new and old member states if one of the documents listed in the annex to the above mentioned Decision is annexed to their passport.