State Department: Slovenia - Consular Information Sheet, February 20, 1996
Slovenia - Consular Information Sheet
February 20, 1996
Country Description: Slovenia is a moderately developed European
nation. 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.
Entry Requirements: A passport is required but tourists staying 90
days or less do not need visas. For further information on entry
requirements, contact the Embassy of Slovenia at 1525 New Hampshire
Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, telephone: (202) 667-5363, or
the Slovenian consulate in New York City.
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 and Prevention's international travelers' hotline,
tel: (404) 332-4559.
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. The
Department of State's pamphlet "A Safe Trip Abroad" is available
from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, DC 20402. It provides useful information on
travel and protecting personal security while traveling abroad.
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 and Embassy Location: U.S. citizens may register and
obtain updated information on travel and security within Slovenia at
the U.S. Embassy. The U.S. Embassy in Ljubljana is located at
Prazakova 4, 61000 Ljubljana, telephone (386-61) 301-427.
This replaces the Consular Information Sheet dated October 24,
1994, as part of an annual update.