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Slovenia

Capital
Ljubljana
Time Zone
GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 during the summer)
Telephone Services
Country Code: 386 Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Ambulance – 94, Fire – 93, Police – 92
Tourist Information
Slovenian Tourist Office, 2 Cranfield Place, London NW6 3BT Tel: (020) 7372 3767 Fax: (020) 7372 3763.
Passport Information
Valid passport required by all except: Nationals of EU countries with a valid ID card. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact the relevant authority before departure.
Visa Information
These can be issued at border points and are required by all except: Nationals of Australia, Canada, USA, EU, Japan. Nationals of Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, South Korea, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City.
Health Information
Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Other Health Risks: Rabies, Tick borne encephalitis
Food & Drink
Water is considered drinkable normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency
Slovene Tolar (SIT) = 100 stotins Major credit cards are accepted in tourist hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques can be exchanged. Deutsche Mark or US dollar cheques are preferred.
ATM availability: Over 70 locations
Cost of Living
With the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991 and the change to a western type economy, Slovenia is marginally more expensive than the other former states.
Languages
Slovene which is closely related to the Serb-Croat. Some Hungarian and Italian may be spoken.
Weather
The climate is continental. Summers are warm and winters are cold. There is a Mediterranean climate along the coast.
Electricity
220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post
Reasonable internal service.
Transport
RAIL: Intercity trains operate and are relatively cheap. ROAD: There is a good network of high quality roads. However because of the civil war they now effectively end at Zagreb. DOCUMENTATION: Full national driving licences are accepted. International insurance is mandatory for all foreign vehicles with a small number of exceptions.
Special Information
Normal social conventions apply. Informal dress is acceptable. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Travellers can become targets of pick pockets and purse snatchers, especially at railway stations and airports.