Reminder for a Tourist in Slovenia

Reminder for a Tourist in Slovenia


General information

According to ebizdir, Slovenia is an amazingly beautiful country, stretching “where the Alps meet the sea”, very often called “the green treasure of Europe”. During just one day you can visit the Alpine lakes, swim in the Adriatic Sea, visit the thermal and mineral springs and the world-famous Postojna Cave. Here, nature merges with the world of European civilization – ancient castles, churches, historically cities and villages…

Climate and tourism seasons

In the mountains and central Slovenia, the climate is alpine, Central European. In the east of the country, the climate is temperate continental, with hot summers and harsh winters. The Karst and Primorska plateaus are under the influence of the Mediterranean Sea, summers are dry and warm, and winters are very mild.

You can travel to Slovenia all year round: in winter to ski resorts, in summer to the sea, in autumn and early spring there is a large selection of medical resorts with mineral springs. You can swim in the sea and in mountain lakes, as a rule, from the beginning of June to the beginning of October.

Time – minus 2 hours from Moscow time.

Holidays and non-working days: January 1, February 8, April 27, May 1 and 2, June 25, August 15, October 31, November 1, December 25-26. The religious holiday of Easter (Easter Sunday and the Monday closest to it) does not have a fixed date.

Currency – euro. Banks are open on weekdays from 8:00 to 18:00.

All foreign citizens are entitled to a tax refund (about 13%) when buying goods (except for cigarettes and alcoholic beverages) in excess of 3,250 rubles. *, subject to the export of this product from the country. You must have a special tax-free check issued in large private and all public stores. At the Ljubljana airport bank, you can exchange rubles for euros, but with an overvalued rate. We recommend that you take care of the exchange in advance in Moscow. The refund procedure for tax-free checks: you arrive at Brnik airport, before checking in your luggage, go through customs control with checks and a customs officer will stamp them (if checks for a large amount, the customs officer may require you to present purchases), then check in for the flight, check in your luggage and go to the Compass store (located in the airport hall) to receive money. In addition to personal items, it is allowed to import duty-free: 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars, or 250 g of tobacco), 1 liter of strong alcoholic beverages and 2 liters of wine. Export – without restrictions.

Smoking in public places.

Since 08/05/2007, a new law on the restriction of smoking in public places has been in force in Slovenia. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public and work areas. There are no more ashtrays in hotel rooms. Smoking is only allowed on balconies, terraces and outside the hotels.

Don’t forget to bring the following documents with you:

– air ticket, indicating your surname, flight route, departure time and booking number;

– valid passport with visa;

– a voucher with the name of the hotel, room type, address and phone number of the hotel; length of stay; phone number of the receiving party;

– medical insurance;

– if children are traveling with you, their birth certificates;

– a notarized power of attorney from the parents in case the child travels without them.

You must arrive at the airport 3 hours before the departure of your flight. Having a package with documents in your hands, you independently check in for the flight, check in your luggage and go through passport control. Check-in closes 40 minutes before the flight departure.

After check-in, we kindly ask you to board your flight without delay. Boarding ends 20 minutes before departure.

The air ticket must be kept until the end of the trip, as it is issued for departure and return.

Customs control and inspection of luggage, as well as personal belongings, is carried out at the request of a representative of the customs authorities. It is forbidden to import products containing meat or milk into the territory of the EU countries, including sausage, canned food, lard and even chocolates. The ban does not apply to baby food and special preparations needed for people with certain chronic diseases (in this case, the products must be carefully packaged and their weight should not exceed 2 kilograms). If meat and dairy products are found, they will be confiscated, and the passenger will have to pay a fine.

When exported, weapons, antiquities and art, items made of gold and precious metals are subject to mandatory customs control. The export of cultural monuments is prohibited. The import of illegally published printed materials is prohibited.

According to flight safety rules, passengers can carry liquids in hand luggage only if their volume does not exceed 100 ml, and the total volume is not more than 1 liter. These containers must be carried in a transparent plastic bag in the passenger’s hands. Passengers can still carry liquids in their checked baggage.

Customs regulations

On January 1, 2013, the European Union changed the rules for the import and export of cash currency and now it is necessary to declare cash amounts in the equivalent of more than 10,000 euros, and you must also declare them at the entrance. and on the go. Not only euros are subject to declarations, but also cash in any currency, as well as securities and traveler’s checks. The EU has already developed new declaration forms.

Insurance policy

To receive assistance under a medical insurance policy, you need to call the 24-hour service center of the insurance company at the numbers indicated in your insurance policy and tell your name, insurance policy number, what happened and give a contact phone number. They will call you back at the specified phone number and explain the procedure for the next steps that you must strictly follow.

You should not seek medical help on your own (without calling the insurance company), in which case you will have to bear the costs of treatment yourself.

Who to call in an emergency

Police – 113 In case of fire – 112 Ambulance – 112 Technical assistance of the Slovenian Automobile Club – 1987

Diplomatic missions

Embassy of the Russian Federation in Slovenia

1000 Ljubljana, Tomšičeva 9, tel. +386 1 425 68 75, fax: +386 1 425-41-41

Contact phone numbers

Office in Ljubljana +386 1 423 57 42 Office in Portorož +386 5 674 71 30 / 674 91 33 If calling from the hotel: office in Ljubljana 01 423 57 42, office in Portorož 05 674 71 30 / 05 674 91 33

Reminder for a Tourist in Slovenia