Important information about Slovenia


International outgoing prefix: 00

International calls to Slovenia: 386

Public phones use a card system. Phone cards are sold in post offices, kiosks and tobacconists.

Public holidays:

1st and 2nd of January (New Year)

February 8 Prešeren Day (Culture Holiday)

Easter Sunday and Easter Monday

April 27 (day of the uprising)

May 1 and May 2 (Labor Day)

June 25 (national holiday)

August 15 (Assumption)

October 31 (Reformation Day)

1st of November (All Saints)

December 25th (Christmas)

December 26th (Independence Day)

Important phone numbers:

Police: 113

First Aid / Rescue Service / Fire Department: 112

Typical opening times:

Banks: Mon-Fri: 9: 00-17: 00

Post Offices: MO-FR: 8: 00-18: 00 SA: 8: 00-12: 00

Pharmacies: Mon-Fri: 7: 00-19: 00, Sat: 7: 00-13: 00 (In every major city there are also standby pharmacies, which are open around the clock)

Shops: Mon-Fri: 7: 00/9: 00-19: 00/21: 00, Sat: 7: 00/9: 00-13: 00/15: 00, Sun: 9: 00-13: 00 ( only larger shopping centers)

Regional deviations possible.

Health insurance:

Citizens from EU countries have the same access to medical services in the public health system - ie physicians and pharmacies - as Slovenian citizens have with the European Health Insurance Card. If you have to pay for medical services in Slovenia, the health insurance company reimburses the costs upon return. However, the card does not cover benefits from privately practicing physicians. In all cities there are health centers and in smaller places there are individual ambulances. A special agreement still applies to Croatian citizens who can benefit from medical services in Slovenia with their Croatian Health Insurance Card. For the citizens of all other states, it is best to take out an International Travel Health Insurance before traveling to Slovenia.

Important traffic rules in Slovenia

Slovenia is easy to travel around by all means of transport. The easiest way is certainly with your own car, but there are also very good bus, train and air connections to get safely to your holiday home or to see the sights.

Vehicle documents

Driving license, vehicle license for the car in question are to be carried.  You should carry a ‘green card’ with you whilst driving in Slovenia

Traffic rules

• Seat belts: buckling up is mandatory

• Dipped beam should also be switched on during the day, rear fog lights must only be switched on if the visibility is less than 50 meters

• Compulsory equipment includes a warning triangle, a reserve kit of incandescent lamps, a first aid kit and a safety vest

• Winter tires are required between 15 November and 15 March - if this is not the case, snow chains must be carried

• the maximum blood alcohol level of the driver is 0.5 per thousand


For the motorway you need a vignette (available at all petrol stations).

Gas stations

Gas stations on highways and on highways are open all the time. At all petrol stations there are unleaded petrol, diesel and some also LPG.

Breakdown assistance: In the event of a breakdown, the Slovenian Automobile Association AMZS will gladly help you. Choose 1987.

In the event of an accident, call for help on 112.