Travel Advice for Slovenia
Slovenia
Capital: Ljubljana

Time Zone GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 during the summer)
Telephone
Services
Country Code: 386
IDD: International Direct Dialling is available
Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency
Telephone
Numbers
Fire and Ambulance-112, Police-113.
Tourist
Information
Slovenian Tourist Board, TC Dunajska 156, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Tel: (61) 189 1840 Fax: (61) 189 1841.
Passport
Information
Valid passport required by all except: Nationals of EU countries with a valid ID card. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact the relevant authority before departure.
Visa
Information
These can be issued at border points and are required by all except: Nationals of Australia, Canada, USA, EU, Japan. Nationals of Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Bosnia - Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, South Korea, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City.
Health
Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended.
Other Health Risks: Rabies, Tick borne encephalitis.
Food
& Drink
Water is considered drinkable normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency Slovene Tolar (SIT) = 100 stotins.
Major credit cards are accepted in tourist hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques can be exchanged. Deutsche Mark or US dollar cheques are preferred.
ATM availability: Over 70 locations
Cost of
Living
With the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991 and the change to a western type economy, Slovenia is marginally more expensive than the other former states.
Languages Slovene which is closely related to the Serb-Croat. Some Hungarian and Italian may be spoken.
Weather The climate is continental. Summers are warm and winters are cold. There is a Mediterranean climate along the coast.
Electricity 220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post Reasonable internal service.
Transport RAIL: Intercity trains operate and are relatively cheap.
ROAD: There is a good network of high quality roads. However because of the civil war they now effectively end at Zagreb.
DOCUMENTATION: Full national driving licences are accepted. International insurance is mandatory for all foreign vehicles with a small number of exceptions.
Special
Information
Normal social conventions apply. Informal dress is acceptable.
SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Travellers can become targets of pick pockets and purse snatchers, especially at railway stations and airports.