Several areas of Hungary and Austria have been classified as red zones by Slovenia. The country adjusts its travel restrictions during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
The countries they have divided into green, orange and green zones are being rethought, based on the number of infections per 100,000 people bi-weekly. They adjust their travel restrictions for each country or region according to the number of cases, reported Pénzcentrum.
Australia, Cyprus, Finland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland, Serbia and Uruguay will be considered as green zones from Tuesday. At the same time, Italy has lost its green status and been put into the orange zone, along with several Croatian counties bordering Slovenia. Some Hungarian and Austrian regions have been classified as red zones.
Budapest and Győr-Moson-Sopron, along with Vienna, and the provinces of Tyrol and Vorarlberg are considered as red zones from Tuesday. However, Slovenia has eased a bit on their restrictions, as now those who travel to Slovenia from a red zone can avoid mandatory home quarantine if they have a negative PCR test, no older than two days. Countries in the green zones can travel freely, without any restrictions.
Cross-border commuters and posted workers, diplomats, carriers, people on business trips, those who seek medical treatment, as well as travellers passing through, who leave the country within 12 hours do not need to be tested for COVID-19.
The number of infected people keeps rapidly rising in Hungary with over 20,000 infections now. The Slovenian government has also released that over the weekend, there were 159 new cases on Saturday and 39 on Sunday, bringing the total to 5,399. In the meantime, Croatia’s number of identified infections also rose, by 238 over the weekend, so the total number of infected people reached 16,841.