Slovenia is a country in south-central Europe bordering Italy to the west, the Adriatic Sea and Croatia to the south, Hungary and Austria to the north. At various points in Slovenia's history, the country has been part of the Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice, the Holy Roman Empire, the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire, the Kingdom of Yugo ...slavia, Italy, and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia from 1945 to 1991 - when it gained its independence. It is a member of the EU. Although Slovenia is a small country, there is an exceptionally wide variety of habitats. In the north of Slovenia are the Alps. About 58% of the country is covered by forests. And Its climate is sub-mediterranean on the coast where there are a number of resorts. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana, though it is most visited for the storybook island of Bled.Show More
American and Canadian citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least 90 days beyond the intended return date in order to enter and depart the country. Tourists must also provide proof of return or onward travel. Each traveler is responsible for ensuring that his/her passport is up to date. Citizens of other nationalities should check with respective authorities before departure.
Please ensure that the name on your passport matches all travel documents we have issued. If this is not the case, please contact us immediately.
Please make a photocopy of your passport’s identification page and keep it separate from your original. It’s also a good idea to leave a digital copy with someone at home. This may speed up the replacement process should you lose your passport.
U.S. and Canadian citizens may enter for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Citizens from other countries may require a valid visa. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Slovenia for the most up-to-date visa information.
Cancellation and Medical Insurance is highly recommended as it can safeguard against the expenses associated with in-country medical emergencies, lost or delayed baggage and emergency cancelation or interruption of your trip. Medical facilities are comparable to North American facilities. Please ensure your policy will provide you with upfront medical coverage so that you are not responsible for a hefty medical bill. Insurance can be purchased through us.
We always recommend that you see a doctor or health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. They will best determine your vaccination and medication needs based on your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, planned activities and up-to-the-minute requirement changes. For all vaccinations and health requirements, we also recommend that you consult the World Health Organization (WHO): http://www.who.int or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) http://wwwnc.cdc.gov.
If there are any medical items that are essential to your health, such as prescription drugs or corrective eye wear, bring duplicates and divide them between your checked bags and hand luggage. While non-prescription drugs such as aspirin are generally available, it is difficult to replace prescription items, so it is highly recommended to bring any necessary medication with you.
The weather in Slovenia is typical of most continental European countries with warm, dry summers and fairly cold winters. January is the coldest month with average temperatures around 0 degrees Celsius. In the summer temperatures are generally around 20-25 °C, but can sometimes reach temperatures above 30 °C, with July being the warmest month. The best weather is during May-September when days are warm and nights are cool, although spring is generally much wetter and rainier than in the summer.
For up-to-date forecasts, check weather.com.
Electricity in Slovenia is supplied at 230 volts. Sockets are designed to accept two round prongs. Some sockets will take the plugs with large prongs only; others will take the ones with small prongs. A multi-adaptor with different plug configurations can be very useful. We advise not to bring a hair dryer as it could blow a fuse.
Phone: Roaming charges vary between carriers, but tend to be quite costly. Consult your phone provider prior to departure to discuss overseas rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges when calling numbers within Slovenia. (You should check to see that your cell phone is SIM card compatible).
Internet: Internet cafés and wireless access is available in most urban areas, airports and hotels.
Remember to pack sufficient memory cards, zoom lens, a spare camera battery and charger, and dust-resistant case.
The currency in Slovenia is the Euro. Generally speaking, we advise bringing €70-100 per day, per person, for spending money. Be sure to bring lots of small bills for porters, wait staff and housekeeping (not obligatory and based on your satisfaction). Euro paper money comes in different colors and denominations (5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes). There are also Eurocent coins: 1 cent, 2 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents, 1 and 2 Euro. Your largest bills should be 50 Euros, with a combination of 5’s, 10’s and 20’s. We recommend that you bring approximately 100 Euros of spare cash in small denominations to have ready for tips and expenses when you first arrive.
We recommend that you get local currency from your bank before you leave home or from a bank machine in-country which is much cheaper than an exchange service at the airport or in tourist areas. Your bank card may work, but Visa or MasterCard are more widely accepted. You will need a 4-digit PIN to be able to use your cards in Europe.
Currency: Euro (€)
Religion: 57% of the country is Catholic
Time Zone: UTC +2
Electricity: 230 Volts
Telephone: Country code for calling you from outside Slovenia is +386
Calling North America: Dial 001 and your 10 digit number
Emergency numbers in Slovenia: For general emergencies, dial 112. For police dial 113, and ambulance 114.