Latest Travel Advice
There have been a number of reported cases of West Nile fever in Slovenia in recent weeks.Personal protection from mosquito bites is advisable for any person residing in or visiting affected areas. Protective measures to reduce the risk of mosquito bites include the use of mosquito repellent in accordance with the instructions indicated on the product label and wearing long-sleeved shirts and long trousers. In addition, window and door screens can keep mosquitoes out.
You may wish to seek advice from a relevant professional medical centre before travel.
When travelling from Slovenia into Croatia, the Embassy advises that you carry your Irish passport or passport card as you will be leaving the Schengen Area. Your passport should be valid for at least the duration of your stay.
Earlier this year, Slovenia introduced a modern electronic tolling system for heavy vehicles (weight > 3.5 tonnes). Under this system, only those vehicles registered with the DarsGo system, equipped with a DarsGo Unit and with valid financial coverage for electronic toll payments will be able to use Slovenian motorways and expressways.
For further information concerning registration etc, please click on the following link: www.darsgo.si
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You should keep your passport with you or safely stored away, including when engaged in activities such as swimming.
Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them. Be sensitive to local regulations, customs, traditions and practices as your behaviour may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
Given recent terrorist attacks in European cities, Irish citizens are advised to follow the advice of police and local authorities and to exercise increased vigilance, especially when travelling on public transport, if attending large public gatherings or other crowded locations. Attacks could occur at any time and could target tourist attractions, restaurants, transport hubs or other public areas. Citizens should remain aware of their surroundings and ensure they have access to exits or escape routes at all times.
The best help is often close at hand so if you have problems, talk to your local contacts, tour operator representative or hotel management. The emergency services in Slovenia may be contacted by dialling 112.
In the event of an emergency situation in Slovenia or Bosnia and Herzegovina, you may also contact the Embassy in Ljubljana on +386 (0)1 300 8970.
If you contact the Embassy outside of office hours, you will be requested to leave your name, telephone number and a brief message outlining the nature of the emergency. An Embassy staff member will subsequently make contact with you. The out of hours service is strictly for genuine emergencies only. Queries or requests that would be best processed during normal office hours would not be dealt with by the duty officer.
Alternatively, you may contact the Consular Assistance Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin at (+353) 1 408 2000.
Our tips for Safe Travels:
- Purchase comprehensive travel insurance which covers all your intended activities.
- Get a European Health Insurance Card
- Add an alert for your destination within the Travelwise App.
- Register your details with us so that we can contact you quickly if there’s an unforeseen crisis like a natural disaster or a family emergency.
- Follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates.
- Read our ‘Know Before You Go’ guide.
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:00:43 BST