Slovenia Travel Information
Slovenia has introduced a number of measures in
connection with the coronavirus (covid-19). For more
information about the coronavirus, see "Health".
Slovenia is a safe country to travel to and to stay
in. The danger of terror is no greater than in Norway.
Common caution should be exercised, and necessary
precautions should be taken against pickpockets and
other forms of everyday crime that may occur in large
cities and foreign countries.
Always remember to bring your passport and make sure
you have valid travel insurance. Most Slovenians
understand English. German and Italian are also widely
Parts of Slovenia are in a geological fault and are
thus exposed to earthquakes. Most earthquakes are small
and barely noticeable to humans, but from time to time
the land is hit by larger earthquakes. The last
devastating earthquake occurred in the summer of 2004,
at Bovec in the Soca Valley, northwest of the country.
The northeastern parts of Slovenia are subject to
flooding, especially along the Krka and Sava rivers. The
country was hit by three significant floods in 2014,
which paralyzed parts of the road network and caused
human and material damage.
Flooding occurs in large amounts of rainfall,
especially along the rivers east of the country. In the
Alps and in the Caravans, there is occasionally danger
of snowfall. Instructions and recommendations from local
authorities should be followed.
Normal care should be taken when driving on roads in
Slovenia, especially on off-road roads. A high number of
fatalities are primarily due to high speeds on narrow
winding roads. Traveling by plane, rail or ferry carries
no special risk.
- Countryaah: Ljubljana is the capital
of Slovenia. Check to find information of population, geography, history,
and economy about the capital city.
Please note that entry regulations may change. The
Foreign Service is not responsible if the following
information on entry regulations or visa requirements is
changed at short notice. It is the responsibility of the
traveler to ensure that travel documents are valid for
entry and to familiarize themselves with the current
entry rules for each country.
Slovenia is part of the Schengen cooperation and
Norwegians do not need an entry visa to Slovenia.
Passports must always be carried anyway in order to
identify themselves when traveling to and during stays
in Slovenia. For Norwegians, the passport is the only
internationally valid travel document. Norwegian
driver's license is valid in Slovenia.
Upon entry to or transit in Slovenia, the following
valid documents are also accepted: emergency passport,
refugee travel document (green travel document), travel
document for persons on humanitarian grounds (blue
Always bring with you the blue European health
insurance card that is valid in all EEA countries. It is
strongly recommended that all travelers to Slovenia also
take out their own travel and sickness insurance before
leaving, for example. home transport is not covered by
the European Health Insurance Card, which provides only
the right to emergency treatment at public hospitals and
Travelers to the country are exempt from customs
duties on goods intended for personal use (luggage).
There is an 18-year age limit for tobacco and alcohol
When introducing pets, all animals must, as a rule,
be ID-marked (chip or tattoo) and have an EU passport.
For more information, see the relevant page on the
Coronavirus (covid-19): Norwegian
travelers should keep abreast of the development of the
coronavirus. Follow local authorities' advice, guidance
and instructions on how to deal with the situation.
Slovenian authorities have introduced quarantine for
all (Slovenians and discharges) arriving in Slovenia
The quarantine provision does not apply to migrant
workers, persons transporting goods to or in transit
through Slovenia and persons traveling through Slovenia
to another country on the same day. The instruction
applies to workers who cross the threshold for seasonal
work. The provisions apply to all border crossings
including airports, ports and railway crossings.
All domestic public transport by bus and train has
been stopped, and also international train traffic in
all directions. There are exceptions to taxi traffic,
but the taxis must carry out regular disinfection.
A temporary ban on public gathering at public
meetings and public events and other events in public
places in Slovenia has been introduced, as well as a ban
on movement outside the municipality or city where one
has permanent or temporary residence.
Cafes, restaurants and regular shops are closed.
Exceptions for pharmacies, grocery stores, banks, post
offices, kiosks and gas stations that can stay open as
usual. A separate time window has been introduced for
vulnerable groups to act in safety, and during the
period 08.00-10.00 only persons in vulnerable groups
(persons with disabilities, the elderly, pregnant) have
access to shops and pharmacies. Previously, all
universities, schools and kindergartens were closed. The
authorities specifically encourage people in risk
categories to stay home.
The Slovenian Ministry of Health, NIJZ (National
Institute for Public Health) is responsible for the
follow-up. A call center has been set up with telephone
number 080 1404 (from abroad +386 1 478 7550) where you
can call for guidance on how to behave, including how to
act if you think you have been infected or become ill.
The phone is open every day from 8am to 8pm.
- See government website Coronavirus disease
- Advice on avoiding infection of the Slovene
authorities (in English)
You can find more information and guidance from the
Norwegian health authorities on the website of the
Norwegian Institute of Public Health. See also UD's
answers to frequently asked questions about travel and
No special vaccines are required. However, if you are
going to stay much in the woods during the hot season,
vaccines against meningitis caused by ticks are
Slovenia has a relatively well-developed health
system, with public hospitals and both private and
public medical offices. Health and sanitation are about
the same as in Norway.
Through the EEA agreement, Norwegian citizens have
the right to public health services in line with
Slovenian citizens. It is recommended to take out your
own travel and health insurance before leaving. In
addition, European health insurance cards that are valid
in all EEA countries should be obtained.
The power supply in Slovenia is at 220V, 50 Hz. The
country uses two-hole sockets (as in Norway). Telephone
country code is +386. International calls from Slovenia,
prefix: 00 (then national area code to recipient
The currency unit in Slovenia is the euro (EUR). 1
EUR = 100 cents.
Most credit cards are accepted. There are a number of
ATMs for cash withdrawals.
When driving on Slovenian motorways, a toll
(so-called "vignette") must be paid. For more
information, read more on the Slovenia Tourist Office's
Opening hours vary between the different companies.
Banks will normally be open from 9 am - 5 pm weekdays,
but is closed Saturday and Sunday. Public offices
usually open at 08:00 and closes at 14.00. Most offices
are open longer (usually until 4pm) one day a week.
Stores open between 7 p.m. 08:00 and 09:00 and closes
between 10:00 and 16:00. 5pm and 8pm, depending on where
you are. The malls outside Ljubljana are also open on
Sundays and closes at. 21:00 every day except Sunday,
then they close at 15:00. In most of the city centers,
all shops are closed after 10 p.m. 2 pm on Saturdays.
The post office is open weekdays from 10.00. From
08.00 to 18.00. On Saturdays, opening hours are limited
to 2 p.m. 8:00 to 12:00. On Sundays, the post offices
are closed, with the exception of some central post
offices, including the post office at the Ljubljana
railway station which is always open.
National holidays are: 1st and 2nd New Year's Day,
February 8th - Slovenian Culture Day, 1st Easter Day,
April 27th - Memorial Day for Resistance to Occupation,
1st. and May 2, June 25 - National Day, August 15 -
Assumption Day, October 31 - Reformation Day, November 1
- All Saints Day, December 25 - Christmas Day, December
26 - Independence Day.
Emergency number: Emergency center/fire department
112, police 113, ambulance 112, hospital 522 5050.
Information about a 24-hour pharmacy (Ljubljana): 230
6230. Bilberging/Slovenske Automobilforbund (AMZS): 1987
In crisis and emergency, the embassy can be
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Ostrom u. 13, H-1015 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: + 36-1-325 33 00 (Hungary)
Phone: +47 23 95 27 00 (Norway)
Outside the embassy's opening hours, the public can
contact the UD's 24-hour operating center on tel: +47 23
95 00 00 E-mail: UDops@mfa.no