Entry to Slovenia – Visa information
Business travellers are urged to consider whether they need a visa to travel to Slovenia to participate in a 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 Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Slovenia has recently entered the Schengen Agreement. Those already possessing a Schengen Visa can enter Slovenia if the visa is still valid for a sufficient period of time and if it was issued for Schengen states.
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 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.
Time: Central European with one hour forward in summer (GMT + 1).
Currency: The currency of Slovenia is the Euro. Major credit cards are widely accepted throughout the country. Automatic cash dispensers (ATMs) are easily found both in Ljubljana and around Slovenia.
Language: Slovenian; many locals speak English and / or German and Italian.
Public Holidays: 1 and 2 January, 8 February, Easter Monday, 27 April, 1 and 2 May, 25 June, 15 August, 31 October, 1 November, 25 and 26 December
Electricity: 230 V
Telephone dialling codes:
Country code: +386 Ljubljana city code: (0)1 International calls from Slovenia: 00+country+city codes.
Fire Brigade: 112
Ambulance & First Aid: 112
Medical assistance: 232 30 60 (5.00-20.00)
AMZS, Slovenian Automobile Club: Info 530 53 00
Road emergency and towing service: 1987