Slovenia Travel Advice and Travel Advisories

Slovenia Travel Vaccines and Advice

While traveling to Slovenia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.

Surrounded by Italy, Austria and Hungary, Slovenia has always been an advocate of its authenticity. It is characterized by its wild and unspoiled nature and beautiful landscapes. Lake Bled is one of the most iconic sights, and a visit can be combined with its neighbour Lake Bohinj. A visit to its capital Ljubljana is essential, where you can appreciate the quaint architecture and imposing castle overlooking the city. The old town of Ptuj is also not to be missed. Visiting Slovenia will also impress with its gastronomy. The traditional soy soup is delicious, as is the polenta or stuffed pasta. Potica, traditional cake filled with nuts, is an ideal dessert.

While traveling to Slovenia, please keep in mind some routine vaccines such as Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, etc.
A beautiful view of Slovenia

Recommended travel vaccinations for Slovenia

VaccineDisease Transmission
Traveler’s diarrheaContaminated water/food
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis BContaminated body fluids
(blood, sex, razors, needles, etc.)
RabiesInfected Animals
InfluenzaAirborne Droplets

Recommended Medication for Travelling to Slovenia

MedicationAdditional Information
Acetazolamide or DexamethasoneRecommended for prevention of acute mountain sickness
Azithromycin or SupraxAntibiotic in case of traveler’s diarrhea

Current Weather in Slovenia


Medical Care in Slovenia

Out of European countries, Slovenia offers quality medical care equally as good for foreigners as it does for its locals. If you seek medical treatment, the University Medical Centre Ljubljana offers good care and an emergency service reached at +386 (1) 522 50 50. In addition, the General Hospital Izola, the General Hospital of Novo Mesto, or the General Hospital of Maribor can meet your medical needs. If you encounter a very serious medical problem, you will need to be medically evacuated.

Although pharmacies are available at all moments, always ensure to bring a medical kit with you.

However, Slovenia offers its own ambulance service, available at 112.

Is Slovenia Safe for Travel?

Safety and Security Descriptive
Crime Risk present
Terrorism Risk present
Demonstrations and strikes Risk of violence
Road safety Caution required on secondary roads
Public transportation Only use official taxis
Spiked food and drinks Leave nothing unattended
Trekking/mountaineering/hiking Click the link below for precautions
Health Measles warning
Risk level Normal security precautions
Please click here for more information.

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Slovenia?

Prior to travel, make sure you check with your transportation company about any passport requirements. This is important as in some cases their regulations on passport validity may be more strict than those of the destination country.

Only a passport is required to enter Slovenia for trips under 90 days. The passport must be valid for at least three months beyond the date of departure.

Please note that Slovenia is a part of the Schengen area, which allows crossing its countries borders’ freely. However, all the countries within the Schengen Area are restrained to a cumulative stay of a maximum of 90 days per period of 180 days. Longer trips will require a visa.

Please click here for more information.

Embassy of Canada to Slovenia information

When travelling to another country, it is important to know where the Canadian embassy is located in the event of:

  • A legal problem
  • A lost passport
  • The need to report a crime

It is advisable to make a copy of your original passport in case you lose it.

Canadian Consulate to Slovenia (LJUBLJANA)
Street Address:
Linhartova cesta 49a.,
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tel.: 386 (1) 252-4444
Fax: 386 (1) 252-3333

Email: [email protected]

Canadian Consulate to Hungary (BUDAPEST)
Street Address:
Ganz utca 12-14,
1027 Budapest, Hungary

Tel.: 36 (1) 392-3360
Fax: 36 (1) 392-3390

Email: [email protected]

Please note that this is the website for the Canadian Embassy in Hungary.

Click here to access the embassy’s website