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International visitor information

Traveling to Slovenia from abroad? Take a look at these handy hints to make sure your stay runs smoothly.

Travel documents & visas

Business travellers are urged to consider whether they need a visa to travel to Slovenia to participate in a fair, conference or meeting. EU citizens do not need to possess a visa, simply travelling on either a passport or ID card. Non-EU citizens are kindly advised to check the requirements at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

Slovenia has in 2007 entered the Schengen Agreement. Those already possessing a Schengen Visa can enter Slovenia if the visa is still valid for sufficient period of time and if it was issued for Schengen states (Slovenia included).

Slovenia doesn’t have embassies in all countries. In some cases embassies of other Schengen states represent Slovenia in visa procedures. If there is neither a Slovenian embassy nor a representative embassy of a specific country, the visa applicant must visit the nearest Slovenian embassy. It is recommended to begin the visa application procedure two months before the travel date, as while the procedure usually lasts a few days, it can take longer due to the need for documentation verification. Business visa applications must be accompanied by a letter of guarantee.

Currency

The official currency of Slovenia as a European Union member state is the EURO (€)

Foreign exchange rates

The exchange rates are published at the website of the Bank of Slovenia

Voltage

Slovenia operates on 220V single-phase. Slovenian plugs have two pins.

Drinking water

Ljubljana is a city which can be proud of its clean drinking water. Also elsewhere in Slovenia, tap water is of good quality and suitable for drinking.

Internet access

Wireless internet access is available from the majority of hotels in Ljubljana, in most cases free of charge. Free wireless internet access is also offered by a large number of the city's cafés and bars. Several public internet access points are available to those travelling without a computer or an internet-capable mobile phone.

Tourist information

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Weather and climate

Slovenia's climate varies from Alpine in the north, across Mediterranean in the coastal region to continental in the Pannonian Plain in the northeastern part of the country. The average temperature in July is slightly above 20°C and the average temperature in January approximately 0°C.

The weather in Ljubljana is conditioned by the city's geographical position in a vast basin extending from Slovenia's pre-Alpine to karst areas. Particularly during winter months, Ljubljana experiences the so called temperature inversion, a meteorological phenomenon in which cool and moist air is trapped close to the ground. During summer, the weather in Ljubljana is affected by warm air streams moving from the Mediterranean, so summers in Ljubljana are relatively hot.

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