Time zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 during the summer)
Telephone services: Country Code: 386 Outgoing Code: 00
Emergency telephone numbers: Ambulance – 94, Fire – 93, Police – 92
Tourist information: Slovenian Tourist Office, 2 Cranfield Place, London NW6 3BT Tel: (020) 7372 3767 Fax: (020) 7372 3763.
Passport information: Valid passport required by all except: Nationals of EU countries with a valid ID card. Return Ticket required. Requirements may be subject to short-term change. Contact the relevant authority before departure.
Visa information: These can be issued at border points and are required by all except: Nationals of Australia, Canada, USA, EU, Japan. Nationals of Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, South Korea, Liechtenstein, FYR of Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Vatican City.
Health information: Polio, Typhoid: Vaccination recommended
Other Health Risks: Rabies, Tick borne encephalitis
Food & drink: Water is considered drinkable normal precautions should be observed with food.
Currency: Slovene Tolar (SIT) = 100 stotins Major credit cards are accepted in tourist hotels and restaurants. Travellers cheques can be exchanged. Deutsche Mark or US dollar cheques are preferred.
ATM availability: Over 70 locations
Cost of living: With the dissolution of Yugoslavia in 1991 and the change to a western type economy, Slovenia is marginally more expensive than the other former states.
Languages: Slovene which is closely related to the Serb-Croat. Some Hungarian and Italian may be spoken.
Weather: The climate is continental. Summers are warm and winters are cold. There is a Mediterranean climate along the coast.
Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50 Hz.
Post: Reasonable internal service.
Transport: RAIL: Intercity trains operate and are relatively cheap. ROAD: There is a good network of high quality roads. However because of the civil war they now effectively end at Zagreb. DOCUMENTATION: Full national driving licences are accepted. International insurance is mandatory for all foreign vehicles with a small number of exceptions.
Special information: Normal social conventions apply. Informal dress is acceptable. SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS: Travellers can become targets of pick pockets and purse snatchers, especially at railway stations and airports.