Slovenia

6-16-21

Slovenia’s post advises that the lockdown previously announced has ended effective June 15. Since the risk of spreading COVID-19 remains, most of the preventive measures will be maintained, and Slovenia’s post will continue to provide postal services in line with national public health guidelines and restrictions. The acceptance of outbound mail items (letter post, parcel post and EMS) for some destinations remains subject to transport availability. Slovenia’s post is declaring the situation of force majeure to be at an end.

5-25-21

Slovenia’s post advises that a government lockdown in response to COVID-19 has been extended by 30 days beginning May 17. The post continues to provide services in line with national public health guidelines and restrictions but is operating with a reduced workforce. Processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail continues to be affected, and the post is unable to guarantee compliance with agreed standards. Acceptance of outbound mail for some destinations remains subject to transport availability. The force majeure is being extended until further notice.

4-22-21

Slovenia’s post advises that the government has extended the current lockdown by a further 30 days as of April 17. The post will continue to provide postal services with a reduced workforce, in line with public health measures and other restrictions. The processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail (letter post, parcel post and EMS items) will continue to be affected, and Slovenia’s post is unable to guarantee compliance with the agreed standards. The acceptance of outbound mail items (letter post, parcel post and EMS) for some destinations is still subject to transport availability. The force majeure situation previously notified remains extended until further notice, and the restrictions announced in previous messages will continue to apply.

3-16-21

Slovenia’s post advises that effective March 18 the government will extend the country’s COVID-19 epidemic status by 30 days. The post will continue to provide services but with a reduced workforce in line with public health measures and other restrictions. Processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail will be affected. A force majeure is extended until further notice.

1-18-21

Slovenia’s post advises that the government has extended its formal state of the COVID-19 epidemic by 60 days as of Jan. 17. The post will continue to provide services in line with public health measures and other restrictions but with a reduced workforce, which will affect quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail. A situation of force majeure is extended until further notice.

12-18-20

Slovenia’s post advises that a national lockdown continues because of a significant number of new coronavirus infections. The government has extended a formal declaration of epidemic. As a result, the post is extending its force majeure through Dec. 31.

11-19-20

Slovenia’s post advises that the government has extended a formal declaration of a national COVID-19 epidemic for an additional 30 days, until mid-December. Further lockdown restrictions have been introduced throughout the country. The post continues to provide services but will operate with a reduced workforce. Processing and delivery of all types of inbound and outbound mail will continue to be affected and the post is unable to guarantee compliance with agreed standards. A situation of force majeure will continue to apply until further notice.

10-22-20

Slovenia’s post advises that the government imposed a 30-day period of wide-ranging restrictions beginning Oct. 19 to combat the coronavirus. The post will continue to provide postal services to the extent possible, however, quality of service for all types of inbound and outbound mail cannot be guaranteed. A situation of force majeure is again invoked with respect to quality of service until the situation is back to normal.

5-27-20

Slovenia’s post advises that postal services are now returning to normal. Outbound mail will resume gradually, depending on availability of flights and transport capacity. All postal items will continue to be delivered in line with national health guidelines. The post will end the situation of force majeure on June 1.

3-19-20

Slovenia’s post advises that it is suspending signature on delivery for inbound items to further reduce risk of spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep its staff and customers safe. Items will be delivered using alternative methods where possible, including delivery to agreed locations without physical contact and delivery without signature. Slovenia’s post is currently unable to send mail to many countries inside and outside the European Union due to lack of transport capacity. As a result, Slovenia’s post has stopped accepting all express mail items. Letters and packages will be accepted only for those destinations for which transport capacity remains available.