(ANSA) - LJUBLJANA, 08 MAR - More restrictive measures on entries into Slovenia are in force as of today. The threat posed by the new coronavirus variants led to the government's decision to reintroduce border crossing controls, with checkpoints within the Schengen zone. Three border crossings with Italy are open 24 hours a day, five at the border with Austria and two with Hungary. The secondary crossings will only be open for part of the day. According to the new law's indications, in case of non-presentation of a negative swab, the obligation of fiduciary isolation can be interrupted only five days after the test, no longer the next day. Starting next Saturday, a coronavirus negativity certificate will be mandatory, not exceeding seven days, even for cross-border workers employed in Slovenia. (ANSA).