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Covid: Slovenia, toward stricter border controls

Minister spoke of reintroducing cross-border testing.

02 March, 10:01
(ANSA) - TRIESTE, 02 MAR - Slovenia may soon tighten border controls, reintroducing compulsory weekly negative swabs for cross-border workers and students. Slovenian Minister of the Interior Ales Hojs announced today during a question time at Ljubljana's Parliament. TV Koper / Capodistria reported.

"To limit infections, it may be necessary to reintroduce border control points. This is my thought, but it's up to the government to decide," said Hojs, specifying that all EU countries could opt for greater severity. "We will have to redetermine who can move without tests, but probably even cross-border workers and students will have to swab at least once a week," added the minister. The introduction of this obligation for cross-border workers had caused controversy between Italy and Slovenia a few weeks ago, forcing Ljubljana to back off abruptly, TV Koper/Capodistria reported. (ANSA).

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