Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Basic information and recommended measures to prevent coronavirus infection

Current measures and recommendations

Ordinance on the temporary prohibition of public gathering
As of 20 March 2020, the Government of the Republic of Slovenia has issued the Ordinance on the temporary prohibition of public gathering at public meetings and public events and other events in public places in the Republic of Slovenia.

Air traffic with Slovenia is suspended
As of 17 March 2020, all air traffic to and from the Ljubljana Airport is to be suspended.

Public life in Slovenia at a standstill
As of 16 March 2020, most public spaces in Slovenia are closed. These include tourist attractions, museums, libraries, galleries, restaurants and bars, lodgings and wellness centres. Only grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, post offices and kiosks remain open. The use of online services is recommended (online shopping, online banking, etc.)

Suspension of public transportation, other restrictions
In order to stop the spread of the new coronavirus and to manage the epidemic, Slovenia has suspended all public transportation as of Monday, 16 March 2020. This applies to all public bus and railway transport, gondolas and funicular railways. Only taxi transport is allowed under special conditions.

Source: Slovenian Tourist Board

What is the novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)?

Coronavirus causes a viral disease with flu-like symptoms. Approximately 80% of coronavirus infections are mild, while about 20% of infected people are likely to experience a more severe course. The death rate is estimated to be at about 2%. Microbiological testing is required to confirm or exclude new cases of novel coronavirus infection.

Source: Government of the Republic of Slovenia

What are the symptoms?

The virus can cause symptoms such as cough, fever and shortness of breath.

How to prevent the spreading of coronavirus?

Regularly wash your hands with soap and water.
Avoid close contact with sick people.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
If you feel unwell, stay home.
Practise good respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.

Source: Government of the Republic of Slovenia

What should be done if a coronavirus infection is suspected?

Stay at home (or your accommodation) and avoid contact with other people;
Call 112 or the toll-free call centre at 080 14 04.

Recommendations for travellers

Source: National Institute of Public Health

Further actual information:

Notice of Maribor - Pohorje Tourist Board

In order to prevent the spread of new Coronavirus infection and in accordance with the current recommendations of the competent institutions, we have adopted the following measures from today, Friday, 13th March 2020.

MARIBOR TOURIST INFORMATION CENTER, Partizanska ulica 6a, 2000 Maribor
CLOSED until FURTHER NOTICE.
Reachable by phone number: 02 234 66 11 or 00 386 31 327 775 and E-mail: .

THE OLD VINE HOUSE, 8 Vojašniška Street, 2000 Maribor
CLOSED until FURTHER NOTICE.
Reachable by phone number: 02 251 51 00 or 00 386 51 335 521 and E-mail: .

HEADQUARTERS OF MARIBOR - POHORJE TOURIST BOARD, Tkalski prehod 4, 2000 Maribor
CLOSED until FURTHER NOTICE.
Reachable by phone number 02 234 66 00 and E-mail: .

All planned activities of the Maribor - Pohorje Tourist Board have been postponed until further notice (events, training workshops, meetings of partner organizations etc.).

Crafts and Crafts Fair at Maribor Castle Square,
Antiques Fair at Castle Square in Maribor,
Easter fair at Castle Square in Maribor.

Thank you for your understanding and we wish you all the best!