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.
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See coronavirus travel advice for guidance on international travel.
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The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) recommends that British nationals that wish to leave Slovenia contact their travel operator to make arrangements to do so as soon as possible. For full information see Coronavirus and Return to the UK
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 with Austria and Hungary. 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
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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