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Slovenia Travel Information

The Basics

Electricity

Electrical current is 220 volts, 50 Hz. Round pin attachment plugs and

Language

The official language of Slovenia is Slovene. Italian and Hungarian are also spoken in some communities.

Travel Health

Typhoid and Hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended. In forested areas hikers should guard against tick bites, as tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease are a risk. Mains water is safe to drink, milk is pasteurised and local meat and produce safe to consume. Free emergency treatment is available from hospitals and private doctors contracted. Slovenia has a reciprocal health agreement with most EU countries, including the UK, providing emergency health care on the same terms as Slovenian nationals. EU travellers should take a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Tipping

A 10% tip is expected in restaurants, hotels and by taxi drivers.

Safety Information

There are extremely few risks involved in travel to Slovenia. The threat of terrorism is low, as is the crime rate, however sensible precautions are advised with valuables.

Local Customs

A copy of a passport or other form of identification should be carried at all times.

Business

Business etiquette in Slovenia is similar to the rest of Western Europe. Men and women should dress conservatively in formal business suits. Shaking hands of both men and women is the common form of greeting and it is considered polite to shake the women's hand first. Slovenians are referred to as Mr., Mrs. or Ms. (or other titles) followed by their surnames. Business cards are often exchanged after introductions. Appointments should be made in advance and confirmed. Business hours are 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Communications

The international dialling code for Slovenia is +386. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relative country code (e.g. 0044 for the United Kingdom). City or area codes are in use, e.g. (0)1 for Ljubljana. Public telephones are operated with tokens or magnetic cards, which are available from newsagents, post offices and tobacco kiosks. Two major mobile phone operators provide GSM 900/1800 coverage. Internet cafes are prolific in Ljubljana and the larger towns.

Duty Free

Travellers to Slovenia from within the European Union may import the following goods duty-free: 800 cigarettes, 400 cigarillos, 200 cigars, one kilogram tobacco, 10 litres spirits over 22%, 20 litres liquor under 22%, 90 litres wine (no more than 60 litres sparkling wine), 110 litres beer. Visitors from non-EU countries may import up to 200 cigarettes/100 cigarillos/50 cigars/250g tobacco, and medicinal products for personal use. Those 17 and older may import one litre spirits over 22%, two litres spirits under 22% or sparkling wine, two litres wine, and 16 litres beer. Visitors are also restricted to importing only 50ml of perfume or 250ml of eau de toilette. Other goods up to €430 (€150 for those under 15 years old) will not be taxed.

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