The import of plants, seeds, fruits or flowers from third countries is either limited to small quantities or allowed on the basis of a phytosanitary inspection or prohibited in order to avoid the possible introduction of viral, bacterial or fungal diseases or plant pest which can spread in our environment and cause serious economic damage.
You can find more details on the import of plants and plant products on the website of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection, which is competent for this field of work.
The import of small quantities of plants and plant products originating in European countries to Slovenia by natural persons is not subject to phytosanitary inspections.
The following quantities are considered small quantities:
Exemptions for small quantities do not apply to plants, plant products and other supervised items which cannot be imported to the EU according to phytosanitary regulations.
Plants, their parts and other products which are not considered small quantities or the import of which is not prohibited must be declared for a phytosanitary inspection at the first point of entry in the EU and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued in the country of origin. Points of entry to Slovenia where the import of such goods is allowed are the following: Port Koper, Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport and Ljubljana Customs Post Office (for the Internet purchases). An application for inspection of the consignment must be lodged at the competent branch office of the Administration of the Republic of Slovenia for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection.
It is prohibited to introduce into and export from the European Union the following plants for personal use, even in small quantities:
It is strictly prohibited to introduce into the EU the following plants from the USA, Canada and China;
The introduction of certain plants and their parts into the European Union may be limited also to protect the endangered plant species and to prevent the risk which invasive alien species might pose.