State Department: Slovenia - Consular Information Sheet, October 24, 1994
Slovenia - Consular Information Sheet
Country Description: Slovenia, independent from Yugoslavia since
1991, is a moderately developed European nation which enjoys the
highest per capita GNP of the former Communist countries.
Essentially unaffected by the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina, tourist
facilities are available but may be limited, especially in the more
rural parts of the country.
October 24, 1994
Entry Requirements: A passport is necessary but no visa is
required for stays of up to three months. Persons staying longer
than three months must obtain residence permits from the Ministry of
the Interior offices serving the area where they reside. Additional
information may be obtained from the Embassy of Slovenia at 1525 New
Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036, telephone: (202)
667-5363, fax: (202) 667-4563. Information may also be obtained at
the Slovenian consulate in New York, telephone: (212) 370-3006.
Medical Facilities: Adequate medical care is readily available.
Doctors and hospitals often expect immediate payment in cash for
health services. U.S. medical insurance is not always valid outside
the United States; hence, travelers have found supplemental medical
insurance with specific overseas coverage useful. Information about
English-speaking doctors is available at the U.S. Embassy. Further
information on health matters can be obtained from the Centers for
Disease Control's international travelers hotline, tel.: (404)
Crime Information: Crime in Slovenia is rare, but has increased
since the onset of civil unrest in neighboring countries. As in any
country, travelers, especially those who appear affluent, can become
targets of pickpockets and purse snatchers, especially at railroad
stations and airports.
The loss or theft of a U.S. passport abroad should be reported
immediately to the local police and the nearest U.S. embassy or
consulate. The Department of State's pamphlets "A Safe Trip Abroad"
is available from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402. It provides useful
information on travel and protecting personal security while
Drug Penalties: U.S. citizens are subject to the laws of the
country in which they are traveling. Penalties for possession, use,
and trafficking in illegal drugs are strict, and convicted offenders
can expect jail sentences and fines.
Registration: U.S. citizens may register and obtain updated
information on travel and security within Slovenia at the U.S.
Embassy Location: The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana is located at
Prazakova 4, 61000 Ljubljana, telephone (386-61) 301-427, fax
This replaces the Consular Information Sheet dated September 8,
1993, to update the country description, add the residence permit
requirements and update the address of Slovenian Embassy.