Water and food

Tap water is clean and uncontaminated. The food available on the Slovenian market is produced without any GMOs. Organic farming is becoming increasingly widespread. 

 

Electricity

Mains electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the Europlug (CEE 7/16). This is the plug used in most other European countries. Visitors from United Kingdom will have to use the appropriate adapter. 

 

Anti-smoking law

Smoking is banned in all closed public and work premises, in other words including catering and accommodation establishments. You must be a least 18 years old to buy tobacco products. This makes Slovenia one of the European countries with the strictest limits on smoking.

The exception is envisaged in the law is smoking rooms. There are closed spaces that are physically separate and arranged specially for smoking. 

 

Health

There is no danger of contracting any dangerous diseases , so no special vaccination requirements are made for travelling. Vaccination against tetanus is recommended, but not essential. 

For smaller ailments such as cold, headaches, high temperatures or insect bites, you can get medication without prescription at pharmacies (lekarna). There are pharmacies in the majority of Slovenian towns and cities offer duty pharmacies, open 24 hours a day. 

 

Safety

Slovenia is a safe country. Wherever you are, even late at night in the cities, you can have no cause for concern. If something happens, despite all the precautions, call the police immediately on 113.

 

Vignette - toll sticker

From 1 July 2008 motor cycles, private cars and vans, whose maximum permitted weight does not exceed 3,5 tons, must carry a vignette in order to drive on all Slovenian motorways and expressways managed by DARS d.d., regardless of their length. For more info, click here.

 

Mobile phones

You are unlikely to find yourself without a mobile signal, although it is still possible in some remote corners of the country. As in other European countries, GSM mobile phones operate in the 900 MHz or 1800 MHz frequency bands.