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Slovenia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.
The languages that are typically spoken are Slovene
Slovenia uses the euro (symbol: €), code EUR.Banknotes come in denominations of 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 euros. Euro is subdivided into 100 cents. Coins come in denominations of 2 and 1 euros and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.
Automatic teller machines are very common in Slovenia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.
Internet speed in Slovenia is on average 12.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Slovenia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.
You can buy a SIM card for about €13.54, which includes 3 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: A1 Slovenija, Telekom Slovenije or Telemach. Slovenia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Slovenia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.
To call Slovenia, dial +, then 386 (the country code for Slovenia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Slovenia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .
In Slovenia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 30 km/h (18 mph) in residential areas, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.
Road assistance is available at 1970 (DARS) or 1987 (AMZS). For general news on Slovenia's traffic use Prometno-informacijski center za državne ceste (PIC). For news on Slovenia’s motorways and tolls use DARS. Most popular petrol stations in Slovenia are Petrol, OMV and MOL. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called bencin or Neosvin?en bencin (95/98). Petrol costs about €1.23 per liter.Diesel options are called diesel or Dizel.
Import and export information
All items on the prohibited import list.
There are no restrictions on the export of currency if leaving for another EU country. Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared when leaving the EU.
Endangered species and products protected under CITES require a permit for export.
Weapons and ammunitions.
Tobacco:250g of smoking tobacco; or
Tobacco:A proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).
Alcohol:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Alcohol:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Currency:There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
Currency:Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.
Other items:Medicines for personal use. If the quantity exceeds 30 days' worth, the Customs Authorities may ask the passenger to produce the prescription.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €430 when travelling by air or sea.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €300 when travelling by land.
Other items:Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to €150 for travellers under 15 years of age.
Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit theSlovenian Environment Agency.
Cats, dogs, and ferrets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit theMinistry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Food.
Certain weapons may be imported with a permit from theMinistry of the Interior.
2kg of products of animal origin such as milk powder, baby food, and food for medical purposes can be brought in personal baggage as long as they are still packaged and do not require refrigeration.
Animal products, such as meat and dairy, from outside the EU are subject to veterinary inspections upon arrival. For further information, please visitThe Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection.
Plants and their derivative products may require a phytosanitary certificate upon arrival. For further information, please visitThe Administration for Food Safety, Veterinary and Plant Protection.
It is recommended that travellers are up to date on routine vaccinations including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus (DPT), varicella (chickenpox), polio, and yearly flu shots.
A hepatitis A vaccination is recommended as travellers may contract hepatitis A through contaminated food or water in Slovenia, regardless of where they are eating or staying.
A hepatitis B vaccination is recommended for those who may have sexual contact with a new partner, who may get a tattoo or piercing, or have any medical procedures.
A rabies vaccination is recommended for those planning an outdoor holiday, for wildlife professionals such as veterinarians and researchers, for those who are taking a long trip or moving to Slovenia, and children as they are more likely to receive animal bites.
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is often reported in Europe between April and November. For further information, please visit the CDC Tick-borne Encephalitis Advice.
H5N1 Avian Influenza has been reported in Slovenia. For further information, please visit the CDCAvian Flu Advice.