Capital: Ljubljana

Language: Slovene

Area: 20273 km²

Population: 2065895

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: euro (€)

Code: +386

Electric sockets: 230 V AC, 50Hz. Type F also known as Schuko. This socket also works with plug C (standard European plug) and plug E

Slovenia is a member of the Schengen Area.

To travel to Slovenia U.S. citizens are required to:

  • Hold a valid passport
  • An valid ETIAS visa waiver for Slovenia will be required from 2022

ETIAS is not a visa, it is a new travel authorization for Europe and will become a mandatory entry requirement from 2022. U.S. citizens will be able to spend up to 90 days anywhere in the Schengen Area visa-free with ETIAS.

U.S. citizens staying in Slovenia for more than 90-days:

  • ETIAS for Americans is only valid for short-term stays of up to 90 days. If you intend to remain in Slovenia longer than 90 days, you must obtain the appropriate visa.

U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana, Hungary

Address: Prešernova 31 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia

Phone: (+386) (1) 200-5500

Fax: (+386) (1) 200-5555

Tourist Travel Information about Slovenia

etias sloveniaSlovenia (Republika Slovenija), is a nation state located in Central Europe. Slovenia has 24 miles of coast on the Adriatic Sea. On land, it neighbors 4 countries: Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia.

Slovenia occupies an area about the size of the state of Massachusetts, it covers 20,273 square kilometers (7,827 sq mi) and has a population of 2.06 million. It is largely a mountainous territory, and almost half of the land is forested, and plain in the central and eastern regions. It enjoys a Mediterranean climate on the coast, continental climate with mild to hot summers, and cold winters in the valleys to the east. Despite its small size, this Alpine country controls some of Europe’s major transit routes.

Mount Triglav, the highest peak, rises to 9,393 ft (2,864 m). The country, marked by a significant biological diversity, is one of the most water-rich in Europe, with a dense river network, a rich aquifer system, and significant underground watercourses.

Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia in 1991. Slovenia enjoys both a strong economy and a stable democracy. Slovenia’s main industries include car parts, pharmacy, electronics, electrical appliances, metal goods, textiles, and furniture.

Interesting facts

  • There are over 10,000 caves in Slovenia. The best known, Postojna, runs for around 20km. That’s a lot of time in the dark
  • If couples marry at the church on Bled Island the groom must carry the bride up the 99 steps
  • Slovenia is a very interesting and diverse country as it is the only one in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst
  • Slovenia has almost 27,000 kms of rivers, streams, and other water courses. It is also home to as many as 260 waterfalls, of which Boka is the highest
  • Ptuj, the oldest town of Slovenia, was built on Roman foundations and claims the distinction of being a museum town

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine Vaccines
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies


  • 112 is the pan-European emergency number and is always free to call.
  • 122 – Fire brigade
  • 128 – Gas-related emergency
  • 113 – Police
  • 140 – Mountain rescue
  • 141 – Doctors
  • 142 – Telephone counselling
  • 144 – Rescue/ambulance
  • 147 – Emergency services for children and young people

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