Foreign travel advice

Slovenia

Important COVID-19 Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice

As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.

Summary

Coronavirus (COVID-19): stay up to date

If you’re visiting Slovenia, you’re strongly advised to return to the UK as soon as possible. Contact your travel operator to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. See Return to the UK

The Slovene Government has announced an easing of the measures that were put in place to restrict the spread of coronavirus. See Staying during coronavirus

The UK has left the European Union. The rules on travel to EU countries will stay the same until 31 December 2020 while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. This page will be updated with country-specific information for travellers to Slovenia as things change. Sign up for email alerts and view the latest updates for UK nationals travelling to and living in Europe.

Around 160,000 British nationals visit Slovenia every year. Most visits are trouble free.

If you’re living in or moving to Slovenia, read the Living in Slovenia guide in addition to this travel advice.

Immigration controls may temporarily be in place at some road and rail border crossing points. Full immigration controls are in place at Slovenia’s border with Croatia. You must carry your passport with you at all times. You should monitor local media and check with your transport provider, the Slovenian Automobile Association (AMZS) or Slovenian Railways websites for updates.

All foreign nationals visiting Slovenia must register with the police within 3 days of arrival or risk paying a fine. Hotels and accommodation providers will usually do this as part of the check in procedures. See Local laws and customs

Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in Slovenia, attacks can’t be ruled out. See Terrorism

To drive on Slovenian motorways, you must buy and display a ‘vignette’. Vehicles over 3.5 tonnes must register for an electronic tolling system. Vehicles must be fitted with winter equipment from 15 November to 15 March. See Road travel

Seek advice on weather and safety conditions before travelling into the mountains. Off-piste skiing is highly dangerous due to the risk of avalanches. See Skiing/mountaineering

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before you travel. For information on the European Health Insurance Card, see Health.

If you’re abroad and you need emergency help from the UK government, contact the nearest British embassy, consulate or high commission.

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