The links below will give you a wealth of information about international travel in general, travel to Slovenia in particular, and returning to the United States.
- Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) (U.S. Department of State)
- Slovenia’s Country Specific Information Sheet (U.S. Department of State)
- International Travel Precautions (U.S. Department of State)
- Living Abroad Tips (U.S. Department of State)
- Current Travel Warnings (U.S. Department of State)
- Medical Travel Information (U.S. Department of State)
- Carry-on Baggage Rules (U.S. Transportation Security Administration)
- U.S. Customs Procedures (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)
The vast majority of Americans who travel to Slovenia never have any problems, but accidents can happen anywhere at any time. Over the past few years, several Americans have been seriously injured in Slovenia due to road accidents or even seemingly minor slips and falls. While the Embassy can assist with arranging medical evacuation back to the United States, the Embassy cannot pay for this service and it can easily cost $100,000 or more.
Travelers should consult with their health insurance providers to learn whether they are covered outside the United States. We highly recommend that travelers consider purchasing additional travel insurance to cover the costs of medical evacuations, extended hospital care overseas, canceled flights, etc.
If you are driving to Slovenia from Italy, Austria or Croatia, please make sure you stop at the border and purchase a vignette for your car. Using Slovene highways without a valid and properly-displayed vignette in a vehicle is considered a violation of the law; drivers may be fined between EUR 300 and 800. For more information, please see our page on Driving & Auto Accidents.