Info for participants

Useful information

Before you set off for Slovenia

Slovenia is open for tourists, but to travel safely and responsibly check the updates on the current situation and follow safety guidelines.

Here you can find current information about crossing the national borders, about the preventive guidelines adopted in the tourism sector and hospitality services concerning visiting public areas, about public transport, etc.

Weather and climate

With its sub-Mediterranean climate, Portorož is considered to be in one of the warmest spots in Slovenia. It has many sunny days. The yearly average sunshine combines 2346 hours. Precipitation is low, between 1000 and 1100 mm a year. The winters are typically mild, with the temperature rarely dropping below 0 and the summers are not too hot. 

Up-to-date weather information: here

Currency, Foreign Exchange and Banking

The official currency in Slovenia is Euro. All major international credit cards are accepted in shops, hotels, and restaurants. Traveler’s cheques are also accepted by all banks, travel agencies, and hotels, and in many shops. Foreign exchange services are also available at hotels.

Most banks are open weekdays from 8 AM to 4 PM. ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available 24/7 and located throughout the city. Almost all ATMs have a language key that enables you to follow the instructions in English.

Visa Information

To enter the Republic of Slovenia, EU/EEA citizens need only a valid identity card, whereas citizens of many, but not all, countries need a valid passport. Participants should contact the nearest Slovene embassy or consulate for details regarding current passport and visa requirements. All information, including a list of states with corresponding visa requirements and addresses of all Slovene Embassies, may be found on the web page of the Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Slovenia under the topic Visa information/Entry to Slovenia.

Current Covid-19 Information 

Data on the spread of Covid-19 infections are collected by the Ministry of Health and the National Institute of Public Health. Link: here. 

Time Zone

The Slovenian time zone is CET (Central European Time). Slovenia is thus one hour ahead of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).


Electricity in Slovenia is a 230 Volts 50 Hz system. Slovenia uses the Europlug (CEE 7/16). This is the plug used in most other European countries.

Road tax vignettes

Road tax vignettes must be purchased for the use of Slovenian motorways, including the Ljubljana bypass. The roads where the vignette is required are marked by special vignette signs. Vignettes can be purchased at petrol stations located in the border areas of Slovenia's neighbouring countries, at petrol stations, post offices and most newspaper kiosks in Slovenia, and at branch offices of the Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS) and other automobile clubs.

Some other useful numbers & links 

  • General information (pay number): 090 93 9881 
  • Telephone area code for Slovenia: +386 
  • Code for international calls: 00
  • 13 Police
  • 080 1200 Police - reporting offenders, anonymous phone line
  • 112 Emergency call centre: firefighters, ambulance service
  • 080 1900 Tourist telephone - tourists and tourism workers can report their comments, complaints, criticism and suggestions to this toll-free number 24 hours a day

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