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Slovenia Travel Information

According to countryvv, Slovenia (Slovene: Slovenija) is a country in Europe bordering Austria, Italy, Croatia and Hungary. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana. A number of major cities in Slovenia are: Maribor, Koper, Kranj and Celje.

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Slovenia is known for the many castles and the different mountain ranges. For example, in the north there are the Karawanken and Kamnic Alps and in the north-west the Julian Alps. In the Julian Alps is the highest mountain in the country (Triglav, 2864 meters high) and the largest lake in the country (Lake Bohinj, 25 km²). Mountain hiking is a widely practiced sport in the country by both the Slovenian population and tourists. Furthermore, about half of the country is forested and you can find several National Parks and caves. On the coast there are a few port cities such as Koper and Piran. The country is also known for its wine and cider. See plus-size-tips for Slovenia a diverse destination for active holidaymakers.

Where is Slovenia?

Travel information of Slovenia

Official name: Republic of Slovenia
Continent: Europe
Area: 20,256 km²
Capital: Ljubljana
Country code: SI, SVN
Population: 2,102,678 inhabitants (2020)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 2,864 m (Triglav)
Distance (Amsterdam – Ljubljana): 988 km
Flight time: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), (temporary) measures may apply in Slovenia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs in Slovenia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Slovenia. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (car rental, hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compose your ideal trip yourself.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Slovenia?

Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay in Slovenia at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.

Weather and climate
Slovenia has a Mediterranean climate on the coast and a continental climate in the interior. The temperatures are around 0 to 10 degrees during the winter months and around 20 to 25 degrees during the summer months.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Slovenia can be found on our extensive weather page.
Detailed information about the climate of Slovenia can be found at Climate info.
Current snow depths in Slovenia can be found at Winter sports enthusiasts.

Best time
June, July and August are the best months to travel to Slovenia. This avoids the relatively cold winter period and the months with a lot of precipitation.
January, February and December are the best months for a winter sports holiday to Slovenia.

Slovenian is the official language in Slovenia. Italian and Hungarian are also spoken.
Would you like to translate from or into Slovenian for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Slovenia:
Slovenian Embassy in the Netherlands:
Slovenian Consulate in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
Before visiting Slovenia, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Money and Currency
In Slovenia, payments are made with the euro (EUR).
An overview of all ATMs in Slovenia can be found on our ATMs page.

Price level
Prices in Slovenia are much lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -27% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (48% cheaper), food (21% cheaper), imported beer in catering (22% cheaper), cigarettes (38% cheaper) and public transport (57% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

In Slovenia it is customary to give a tip of approximately 10%.

Time difference
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time in Slovenia is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Slovenia on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
In Slovenia you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle in Slovenia.
On motorways and highways in Slovenia, a vignette is required for motorcycles, passenger cars, delivery vans and camper vans up to 3500 kg.
This is available through, at the border, local petrol stations and toll stations.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Slovenia.

In Slovenia the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity in Slovenia can be found on our electricity page.

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 113
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
Tap water is safe to drink.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Slovenia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Slovenia can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Websites from Slovenia end
Slovenia official websites: and

The country code (international access code) to call someone in Slovenia is 00386 or +386.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Slovenia? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Slovenia Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Slovenia.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Slovenia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Slovenia.

Holidays and school holidays
An overview of all public holidays in Slovenia can be found on
You will find an overview of all school holidays in Slovenia in the Eurydice school guide.

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations in Slovenia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Slovenia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Slovenia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Slovenia can be found on Protected Planet.
An overview of the world heritage sites in Slovenia can be found on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Slovenia? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, money and medicines, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business in or with Slovenia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Slovenia, including: opportunities, import and export regulations, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Slovenia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers up to 3 years old).
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed

Did you know that…
…The shape of Slovenia resembles a chicken?
…78% of Slovenia is higher than 700 meters?
…The oldest vine in the world is in Slovenia (440 years)?
…There are more than 10,000 caves in Slovenia?
…The Ten-Day War took place in Slovenia in 1991?
…The oldest golf course in the world is in Slovenia (1937)?