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Practical information

Visiting a new country can be a daunting experience for some, so this page aims to provide you with practical information for your visit to Slovenia.

Passport and Visa Information

As an EU member state, there is no restriction on the length of stay for UK Citizens visiting Slovenia.

Your passport is required to be valid for the duration of your stay, and does not need to have any extra period of validity past your return date. For further information please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/slovenia/entry-requirementsFor non UK citizens please contact the Slovenian Embassy to confirm visa and passport requirements.

Please be advised that this information is valid as of the 25th September 2015 when this page was last updated.

A Guide to Slovenia – Tap Water in Slovenia


Is it safe to drink tap water in Slovenia?

Absolutely! Slovenia has an excellent local water supply which is clean and uncontaminated. In many cities and towns you’ll find public drinking fountains which operate during the warmer months.


Money in Slovenia

Credit: Alf Melin

Credit: Alf Melin

The Euro is Slovenia’s official currency. You will receive roughly 1.35 Euros for every 1 pound (as of October 2015). The note denominations are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 as well as 1 and 2 Euro coins. The Euro is divided into 100 cents and the coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5,10, 20 and 50.

Where’s the best place to obtain Euros?

* ATMs in Slovenia – ATMS are widely available in Slovenia. You’ll find them in airports, cities, towns and some villages. This of course negates the issue of carrying large amounts of cash with you. The exchange rate that you’ll receive is usually one of the best but be careful of set charges and interest rates from your bank. 

* Online Currency Providers – This is an incredibly convenient source of purchasing your Euro. The likes of Travelex and Moneycorp allow you to purchase your currency online then either have it delivered to your door or you can pick it up from the UK airport you’re departing from. However it is best not to get currency from these companies from the airport if you have not pre-ordered as the exchange rate will be poor.

* High Street – This traditional method still offers decent exchange rates, with the Post Office usually leading the way in terms of best exchange rate. As Euros are possibly the most exchanged currency in the UK, you shouldn’t need to pre-order these, although this may depend on the amount and size of the post office.

Using Debit and Credit Cards in Slovenia?

Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in most establishments such as hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants. Some smaller places and services, especially in the villages, little taverns and taxis will only accept cash, so ensure you take some with you.

Cost of eating out in Slovenia

Slovenian cuisine focuses up “hearty” meals rich in traditional flavours. Sampling these dishes is a must for any visitor and offers good value for money at restaurants, as well as at visiting cafes and bars. In general the cost of eating out is slightly cheaper than the UK (non London prices).

Simple dishes start from around £6, a bottle of house wine is £8 and ½ litre of local beer is £2. In cafes, coffee tends to be around £1.20. In top tourist areas such as Ljubljana and Lake Bled, prices tend to be slightly higher