Slovenia Travel Vaccines and Advice
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.
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|
|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|
|Risk level||Normal security precautions|
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.
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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)
Linhartova cesta 49a.,
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel.: 386 (1) 252-4444
Fax: 386 (1) 252-3333
Email: [email protected]