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Slovenia Travel Requirements

Travellers Essentials

Duty Free
The following goods can be imported into Slovenia without incurring customs duty:

a)200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco.
b)2 liters of wine; 1 liter of spirits.
c)50ml perfume; 250ml of eau de toilette.
d)Gifts up to a value of US$100.

Slovene Tolar (SIT) = 100 stotins. Notes are in denominations of SIT10,000, 5000, 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of SIT5, 2 and 1, and 50 stotins.

Currency exchange
The Tolar is fully convertible within Slovenia, but visitors are advised to exchange surplus amounts to the currency of their choice before leaving Slovenia, as they are not generally exchangeable elsewhere. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, supermarkets, petrol stations and exchange bureaux.

Credit cards
American Express, MasterCard, EuroCard and Visa are widely accepted.

Travelers cheques
Are widely accepted. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take travelers cheques in US Dollars or Pounds Sterling.

Currency restrictions
The import and export of local currency is limited to the equivalent of SIT300,000. There is unrestricted import and export of foreign currency subject to amount declared on arrival.

Health care
There is a reciprocal health agreement with the UK, allowing free hospital and other medical treatment and some free dental treatment to those presenting a UK passport. Prescribed medicines must be paid for.

Getting There
By Air:
The national airline, Adria Airways (JP), operates direct flights from London to Ljubljana. Airlines serving Slovenia include Aeroflot (SO), Air France (AF), Austrian Airlines (OS), British Airways (BA), Macedonian Airlines (IN) and Swissair (SR).

By Sea:
There are regularly scheduled trips across the Adriatic on the Prince of Venice catamaran, which runs between Venice and Portoroz.

By Rail:
Connections and through coaches are available from principal Eastern and Western European cities.

Getting Around
By Air:
There are domestic airports at Maribor (MBX) in the east of the country and on the Adriatic Coast at Portoroz (POW).

By Sea:
Slovenia has ports at Koper, Izola, Piran and Portoroz.

By Rail:
Intercity trains are run by TTG, Train travel is generally inexpensive.

By Road:
Traffic drives on the right. There is a good network of high- quality roads in Slovenia.

Traffic regulations:
a)Speed limits are 130kph (81mph) on motorways, 100kph (62mph)on roads reserved to motor traffic and 90kph (56mph) on roads outside residential areas. In cities it is 50kph (31mph).
b)School buses cannot be overtaken.
c)The alcohol limit is 0.5%.
d)Safety belts are compulsory.
e)Dimmed headlights must be turned on at all times while driving (even during the day).
f)A full national driving licences are accepted.

Social Conventions
Shaking hands is the normal form of greeting. Usual European social conventions apply and informal dress is widely acceptable. Smoking is prohibited on public transport, in cinemas, theatres, public offices and in waiting rooms.

10% tipping is generally expected in hotels, restaurants and for taxis.


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