US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Slovenia. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 6 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required as long as the stay is less than 90 days in each 180-day period.
+(386) (1) 200-5500; EMER: +(386) (1) 200-5556; US Embassy Ljubljana, Prešernova 31, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia; LjubljanaACS@state.gov; https://si.usembassy.gov/
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
Local Emergency Phone
See WHO recommendations
Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers and cold winters in the plateaus and valleys to the east
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F
Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, Italian, Hungarian
Catholic 57.8%, Muslim 2.4%, Orthodox 2.3%, other Christian 0.9%
UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Lake Bled; Postojna Cave & Predjama Castle; Piran; Ljubljana; Royal Lipizzaner Horses from Lipica; Triglav National Park & Soča River
Soccer, athletics (track and field), basketball, boxing, handball
Slovenians admire modesty and humility in business associates. They dislike people who boast about their accomplishments and achievements.
In larger cities and major tourist areas, it is customary to leave about 10% of the bill; if you receive exceptional service, leave 15%.
Handmade lace; dragon-, carnation-, folklore-, and beehive-themed ceramic and wood decorative items; replica boats; crystal; gold jewelry; woven baskets; liquor and wine; Soviet-era money, stamps, and military paraphernalia
Štruklji — rolls of filo dough filled with savory or sweet fillings including meat, cottage cheese, apple, or walnuts; the dumplings can be boiled, steamed, or fried and served as a side dish to meat or as a dessert
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Tuesday, September 12, 2023