Postcard View of Bohinj Lake by Bernd Thaller via Flickr Creative Commons

Foreign visitors should check the State Portal of the Republic of Slovenia for information on permits to enter the Republic of Slovenia. American, Australian, British and citizens of the EU visiting for less than 90 days do not need a visa, but will need a passport which is valid for at least six months after the date of entry. American travelers are not required to have any specific vaccinations to enter Slovenia, although typhoid and hepatitis A vaccinations are recommended as a precaution.

Health and Safety

Slovenia has low crime rates and is a safe country for visitors. There is some risk of theft in popular tourist areas and near Roma settlements, although the usual precautions and common sense generally avoid any problems of this nature. In any event, remain aware of your surroundings and keep valuables out of sight. Aggression from locals or other tourists can sometimes be encountered late at night, particularly in or around venues where alcohol is served. Groping can be a problem in crowded places.

Food in Slovenia is generally clean, milk is pasteurized, and the tap water is drinkable. Visitors should come prepared for all weather as temperatures and conditions can change quickly, and can vary greatly in different parts of the country. It is also advisable to use insect repellent when exploring mountains or other natural areas, particularly in order to avoid tick-borne diseases. Emergency medical treatment is free at hospitals and clinics, but immediate payment is expected for any other type of treatment.

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