GI about Slovenia
Slovenia - Personal I.D. Card
Capital: Ljubljana pop. 280 000
90% Slovenes, with Italian and Hungarian minorities
Most Slovenes speak one of the following languages: English, Italian or German
Mainly Roman Catholic, some Protestant
Slovenia has three different climatic regions: Central European, Alpine and Mediterranean. The average summer temperature is 21°C, winter 0°C.
Multiparty parliamentary democracy; bicameral parliament made up of a National Assembly and National Council.
GDP (2009) US $ 59 billion
Import: US $ 8.4 billion
Export: US $ 6.3 billion
Slovenia - Information on Crossing the Border
Slovenia has 61 road, rail and other border crossings with Italy, 47 with Austria, 4 with Hungary and 34 with Croatia. In addition to this Slovenia has three maritime and three air border posts.
A valid passport is sufficient for a visit to Slovenia on business or as a tourist, provided your stay does not exceed three months. Citizens of the European Communitie do not need passport to enter Slovenia. Anyone who is required to have a visa to enter Slovenia may obtain one at the Slovenian representation in their country of directly at the border crossing.
A green card (international vehicle insurance) must be carried by all foreign drivers on their entry into Slovenia, with the exception of those from countries with which Slovenia has a special agreement. Foreign citizens without a green card my obtain short-term insurance in Slovenia.
Foreigners may bring into Slovenia and take away their personal property without payment of customs duties. At the majority of border crossings there are duty free shops.
SLOVENE TOURIST OFFICES ABROAD
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FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC CONSULAR REPRESENTATIVES
Slovenia - Information for Travelers
95, 98 and 100 octane unleaded petrol, diesel, gas and elektro chargers
The main filling stations at border crossings, on motorways and entry points larger towns are open non-stop. Other stations are open from 7.00 to 20.00 Monday to Saturday.
On motorways vignette and toll in the Karavanke tunnel.
Tel. 1987 for AMZS services (the Slovenian automobile association). In case of accident call the police, tel. 113. Information on road and traffic conditions is available from the AMZS Information Centre, tel. +386 1 5305 300.
Motorways 130 km/h
Other roads 80 km/h
PERMITTED BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL
Up to 0.5 g/kg for drivers of private vehicles and motor bikes and 0 g/kg for all professional drivers
There are car rental agencies in all larger towns.
OTHER IMPORTANT TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Police, reporting - accidents and criminal acts - 113
Fire brigade - 112
Slovenia - General Information
The numbers for calling abroad from Slovenia are:
In Slovenia Eurocheque and all major credit cards are accepted, including Euro card, American Express, Visa and MASTER CARD.
Slovenia observes all European standards in its provision of health care. Larger towns have clinical centres or hospitals.
Foreigners are eligible for a refund of tax on the purchase of goods (except cigarettes and alcohol).
Some shops are also open in the evening and on holidays and Sundays.
1 and 2 January
1 and 2 May
220 V, 50 Hz
Slovenia operates on continental European time GMT + 1. In summer local time is GMT + 2