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See the Department of State’s Fact Sheet on Slovenia for information on U.S. – Slovenia relations.
Visit the Embassy of Slovenia website for the most current visa information.
Slovenia is party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter Slovenia for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. We strongly recommend six month remaining validity on you U.S. passport if you travel through Slovenia to other Schengen countries. You need to show sufficient funds and a return airline ticket to immigration officers. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.
HIV/AIDS Restrictions: The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors to or foreign residents of Slovenia.
Information about dual nationality, prevention of international child abduction can be found or our website. For further information about customs regulations, please read our Customs Information page.
Credible information indicates terrorist groups continue to plot possible near term attacks in Europe. All European countries remain potentially vulnerable to attacks from transnational terrorist organizations. We remind U.S. citizens to remain vigilant with regard to their personal security and to exercise caution while traveling in Slovenia.
There are occasional strikes, protests, and other public demonstrations in Slovenia. Protests in Ljubljana are usually held in areas around Kongresni Trg (Congress Square), opposite the Slovenian Parliament, and sometimes near the U.S. Embassy. Some participants have occasionally expressed anti-U.S. sentiments. As all demonstrations can potentially turn confrontational or even violent, avoid these events whenever possible and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any such gathering. For additional information, check the Embassy’s website.
Crime: Slovenia’s overall crime rate is low. Incidents of purse snatching and pick-pocketing are most common in the tourist areas.
Victims of Crime: U.S. citizens victims of sexual assault should first contact the U.S. Embassy. Report crimes to the local police by dialing 113. For medical emergencies, dial 112. Contact the U.S. Embassy by calling +386-1-200-5595 and afterhours by calling +386-1-200-5556. Remember that local authorities are responsible for investigating and prosecuting the crimes.
See our webpage on help for U.S. victims of crime overseas.
Domestic Violence: U.S. citizen victims of domestic violence may contact the Embassy for assistance.
Tourism: The tourism industry is generally regulated and rules with regard to best practices and safety inspections are regularly enforced. Hazardous areas/activities are identified with appropriate signage and professional staff is typically on hand in support of organized activities. In the event of an injury, appropriate medical treatment is widely available throughout the country. Outside of a major metropolitan center, it may take more time for first responders and medical professionals to stabilize a patient and provide life-saving assistance. U.S. citizens are encouraged to purchase medical evacuation insurance. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage.
Criminal Penalties: You are subject to local laws. If you violate local laws, even unknowingly, you may be expelled, arrested, or imprisoned.
Arrest Notification: If you are arrested or detained, ask police or prison officials to notify the U.S. Embassy immediately. See our webpage for further information.
Special Circumstances: Traveler’s checks are not universally accepted in Slovenia. ATMs are common in all major cities and are increasingly common in rural areas. Credit cards are broadly accepted.
Faith-Based Travelers: See our following webpages for details:
LGBTI Travelers: There are no legal restrictions on same-sex sexual relations or the organization of LGBTI events in Slovenia. There are no known safety and security issues for LGBTI individuals in Slovenia. The LGBTI community is protected by anti-discrimination laws, and there are no legal or governmental impediments to the organization of LGBTI events.
Travelers Who Require Accessibility Assistance. Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation very different in Slovenia from what you find in the United States. Under Slovenian law, persons with disabilities should have access to buildings, information, and communications. In practice, however, modification of public and private structures to improve access is a work in progress, and many buildings are not easily accessible. Most tourist destinations around Slovenia are accessible by those with disabilities.
Women Travelers: See our travel tips for women travelers.
Adequate medical care is readily available. There is a list of English-speaking medical providers and 24-hour pharmacies on the U.S. Embassy’s website. You may need a prescription to get medications purchased over-the-counter in the United States.
For stays longer than three months, consider getting a vaccine to prevent tick-borne encephalitis. This vaccine is not available in the United States, but is available in Slovenia, Clinics for preventive vaccinations can provide more information. Use insect repellent and inspect your body after being outdoors.
Medical Insurance: Make sure your health insurance plan provides coverage overseas. Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. See our webpage for more information on insurance providers for overseas coverage
If traveling with prescription medication, check with the government of Slovenia and its Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure the medication is legal in Slovenia. Always, carry your prescription medication in original packaging with your doctor’s prescription.
Vaccinations: Be up-to-date on all vaccinations recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Road Conditions and Safety: Slovenia has a well-developed, connected, and clearly-marked road network with road signs and traffic rules consistent with those used throughout Europe.
Traffic Laws: Third-party liability insurance is required for all vehicles and can be purchased locally. Travelers driving rented automobiles from Croatia into Slovenia are generally able to purchase Slovenian insurance at the border.
You need a valid U.S. driver’s license and an International Driving Permit (IDP) to legally drive. After one year, you must get a Slovenian driver’s license. The American Automobile Association and the American Automobile Touring Alliance issue IDPs.
Public Transportation: While taxis are generally safe and reliable, first ask for an estimated fare and ensure the meter is running during the journey.
Bicycling: Cities have well-developed bicycling networks with marked bicycle lanes along most roads and many rules governing cycling.
Outdoor Adventure Sports: These types of activities are increasingly popular with tourists in Slovenia. While operators are generally well-regulated, such activities involve inherent risk, and travelers are encouraged to be mindful of their own personal limitations, as well as accessibility and connectivity issues which might hinder emergency response.
Aviation Safety Oversight: As there is no direct commercial air service to the United States by carriers registered in Slovenia, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not assessed the government of Slovenia’s Civil Aviation Authority for compliance with International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety standards. Further information may be found on the FAA’s safety assessment page.
Maritime Travel: Mariners planning travel to Slovenia should check for U.S. maritime advisories and alerts at the Maritime Security Communications with Industry Web Portal. Information may also be posted to the U.S. Coast Guard homeport website and as a broadcast warning on the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s website. Find weather warnings specific to Slovenia at http://meteo.arso.gov.si/met/en/.