Slovenia – heavy traffic restriction calendar for 2021

By | 5 February 2021

Today we will deal with the bans on heavy goods vehicles, which will apply in Slovenia in 2021. The following restrictions apply to vehicles and vehicle sets with a permissible total weight (GVW) exceeding 7.5 tonnes.

Sunday and Holiday bans

On all Sundays and public or church holidays listed below, the ban is effective from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. List of holidays in 2021:

  • 1 and 2 January – New Year’s Day
  • February 8 – Slovenian Culture Day
  • 4 and 5 April – Easter
  • April 27 – Day of the Uprising Against Occupation
  • 1st and 2nd May – Labour Day
  • June 25 – Independence Day
  • August 15 – Assumption of the Virgin Mary
  • October 31 – Reformation Day
  • November 1 – Remembrance Day
  • 25 and 26 December – Christmas

High tourist season bans

During the period of increased tourist traffic, from the last weekend in June to the first weekend in September (in 2021 it will be exactly from 26 June to 4 September), the ban on vehicles over 7.5 DMC is also valid on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Additional restrictions apply during the holiday season, on all Saturdays, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays and public holidays from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. List of roads below:

  • A1-E61/70 Ljubljana-Koper
  • A3-E70 Divaca (Gabrk)-Fernetici (Fernetti)
  • H5-E751 Skofije-Koper
  • G1-11 Fennel-Dragonja
  • G1-6 Postojna-Jelsane

Additional restrictions on individual roads

Below is a summary of the restrictions on the particular roads of Slovenia:

  • R2-419, section 1205 Šentjernej – Križaj – II-7.1 (7.5 t), local traffic permitted,
  • R1-210, section 1078 Škofja Loka – Jeprca – II-7.1 (7.5 t), local traffic permitted in the direction of Železniki, Gorenja vas,
  • R1-210, section 1109 Kranj – Škofja Loka (from km 1.5 to the end of the section) – II-7.1 (7.5t), local traffic permitted in the direction of Železniki, Gorenja vas,
  • R1-202, section 0234, 0233 border – Rateče – Podkoren – II-10.1, local traffic permitted,
  • R1-201, episode 0202, 0203, 0204, 0205 Podkoren – Kr. Gora – Dovje – Countries – Hrušica – II-10.1, local traffic allowed,
  • R2-411, section 1428 Polica – Podtabor (from km 3.730 to the end of the section),
  • R1-203, section 1002, 1003, 1004 Predel – Bovec – Kobarid – II-7.1(7.5t), local traffic permitted,
  • R1-201, episode 201, Korensko sedlo – Podkoren, – II-10.2,
  • R1-210, episode 1105, 1106 Zg. Jezersko – Sp. Jezersko – Predvor – II- 7.1 (7.5t), local traffic allowed,
  • R3-638, section 1132 Begunje – Bistrica(Tržič) (km 0.050 to the end of the section)- II-7.1 (7.5t), local traffic permitted,
  • R1-229, 1286 Rogoznica – Senarska – II-7.1 (7.5t), local traffic permitted,
  • G1-5, section Celje – Krško, II-7.1 (7.5t).

Restricted border crossings

Vehicles and vehicle combinations over 7.5 t are prohibited by Secovlje, Socerga, Sinica, Rigonce and Gibina border crossings.

Exemptions from prohibitions

Traffic restrictions do not apply when driving is required for the following purposes (key exclusions)

  • saving human life;
  • preventing or eliminating direct threats to people or property;
  • delivery of petroleum products to petrol stations;
  • humanitarian aid shipments;
  • transport of postal items;
  • traffic combined with rail or sea traffic (including journeys by tractors themselves to operate a container/semi-trailer):
    • to the railway or ferry terminal in order to continue the journey, for which the driver must have the appropriate documents;
    • from the ferry or rail terminal to the nearest border crossing point where the vehicles have arrived by ferry or train and where the journey to the destination can continue abroad, for which the driver must have the relevant documents;
  • transport after harvest of perishable fruit or agricultural or forestry products;
  • transport of goods spoiling trucks – cold storage;
  • transport of freshly harvested flowers;
  • the transport of equipment to theatre performances or concerts, which, due to the programmes of events, must take place during the period of validity of the traffic bans;
  • empty vehicles if the purpose of the journey is linked to the exclusion of the

A complete list of exclusions is available at this link.

Additional remarks

A full list of restricted roads is available at this link.