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Slovenia: FAQs

Our frequently asked questions about travel to Slovenia. If you have any other questions, please contact your travel designer or concierge.

Do I need a visa?

A valid passport for 6 months beyond your return date is required to enter Slovenia and there needs to be at least one page for stamps. We recommend you check whether you require a visa for the countries you are visiting AND flying through (in-transit).

Citizens of EU countries need only a valid passport to enter Slovenia. Travellers with passports from the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and New Zealand are allowed to enter Slovenia without a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Those travelling with passports from Thailand and Indonesia will require a visa and should contact their closest Slovenian Embassy or Consulate.

A useful website for checking whether you require a visa is visahq.com however we strongly advise you consult the details with the relevant embassies which will be able to give you the exact detail, and that you do this at least 2 months prior to your trip.

Will I need travel insurance?

All travellers should check to be certain they are covered by their own medical insurance including a travel policy. We highly recommend that you take out trip cancellation insurance and medical evacuation. This will cover you if you must cancel for medical or family emergency reasons, and provides additional coverage should you need medical attention while on the trip.

Clients have previously booked through Allianz, CSA Travel Insurance or Travel Guard, however we do not recommend a specific insurance broker and we do not sell travel insurance.

Remember to first check with your credit card provider who often offer travel insurance as part of their package.

Travellers to Slovenia are covered with basic insurance (mandated by Slovenian law) which only covers serious injuries and/or death, and should not be mistaken for regular travel insurance.

What currency should I bring?

The official currency in Slovenia is the Euro. The approximate exchange rate is 1 USD =  90 cents. Foreign currency can be exchanged at post offices, banks, and exchange offices. Numerous hotels and travel agencies also will exchange currency, but beware of the service charges, which can be as high as 3%. Banks are the best place to exchange currency.

Credit cards are accepted in larger cities in Slovenia, and is a safer option than carrying large amounts of cash. It is a good idea to have some Euros with you as not all establishments accept all cards.

Please ensure you let your bank know that you will be travelling to avoid any block on your card while you’re abroad.

What electrical plugs are used?

Electricity supply in Slovenia is AC 220 volts, 50 Hertz. Sockets meet European regulations and use the round pin system. However, most hotels have adaptors for different plugs.

What’s the weather like?

Slovenia’s climate follows three distinctive patterns. The mountainous northwest is characterised by an alpine climate with very cold winters, often experiencing heavy rainfall and snow. Summers tend to be moderately warm. The Primorska region, which runs from the Soia Valley down to the coast, has a typically Mediterranean climate with warm summers and cool winters. The remainder of the country has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and very cold winters.

Local restaurants

We highly recommend that you make restaurant reservations in advance of your trip. Once you receive your Jacada travel pack, you should begin thinking about restaurants that you would like to visit. Jacada offers a concierge service which can assist you with these reservations. Many of the best restaurants may get booked up weeks in advance, so we do recommend you make reservations before you travel.

Tipping

Gratuities are not included in your trip. We advise the following although tipping is at your discretion and depends on the level of service you have received.

Taxis: Round up to the next figure
Restaurants: 10% – 20% of the total bill
Luggage: 5 Euros
Private transfers: 5 Euros
Private driver: 5 Euros per guest, per day
Private guide: 10 Euros per guest, per day