The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) is valid for nationals of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In the event of illness, EHIC holders contact a public health facility or a contract doctor directly. Addresses of panel doctors are available from the regional offices of the Slovenian Health Insurance Fund (Obmocna enota Zavoda za zdravstveno zararovanje Slovenije – ZZZS.). The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks that are not covered by statutory health insurance companies. Medical care in the big cities is satisfactory, but far from the main traffic routes it is rather weak. The rescue system generally works well. Emergencies usually have to be taken to the two major clinics in Ljubljana and Maribor. All modern examination methods and equipment are available here. Drug bottlenecks are not observed. However, you should bring your own medication. Check findjobdescriptions for more information.
The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Across the country, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Main transmission time is April to October. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks from April to October. They occur especially in the east between the Sava and the Drava. In addition to the protective measures mentioned above, vaccination is also possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. West Nile fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs in Slovenia in the summer months. There is no vaccination, effective mosquito repellent is recommended. rabies occurs. The main carriers are stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays. In the event of a bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tuberculosis occurs. Vaccination should be considered for exposure.
In Slovenia and in all other EU countries, proof of the COVID vaccination status with the paper vaccination card is valid in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate). Slovenia accepts Swiss COVID certificate.
1 euro = 100 cents. Currency code: €, EUR (ISO code). Banknotes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros, coins in denominations of 1 and 2 euros and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 cents.
Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners Club are accepted in hotels, car rental companies and larger shops. Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.
Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.
Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Travelers checks can only be cashed at a few banks in Slovenia in the larger cities.
Bank opening hours
Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00 (only some banks have a one-hour lunch break), e.g. T. also Sat 09.00-12.00.
Foreign exchange regulations
For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).
In banks, exchange offices, hotels, travel agencies, petrol stations and in larger shopping centers. Invoices for purchases and restaurant visits are to be kept and presented when requested.
|Exchange rates (no guarantee)
|1 EUR = 1.00 €
1 CHF = 1.19 €
1 USD = 0.96 €