Health and Safety Slovenia

Health and Safety Slovenia


No compulsory vaccination before departure. However, it is recommended that Western Europeans, travelers or not, be up to date for universal vaccinations (DTCP, MMR, and in particular measles).
Depending on the length and conditions of stay, vaccines against hepatitis A and B, and against the typhoid fever.
The risks of ticks (especially in spring) likely to transmit neurological diseases (encephalitis) exist for people walking in the forest or for anglers. The vaccine againsttick-borne encephalitis is therefore recommended for stays in rural or forest areas.
As a preventive measure against tick bites, we will wear covering clothes, and we will apply skin repellents. After any walk in rural areas and in particular in the forest, examine yourself carefully to look for the possible presence of ticks, to be removed quickly.
It is not recommended to pet the animals encountered. 

Consult the attending physician before departure, and take out health repatriation insurance.

In an emergency requiring surgery, contact the emergency services of public hospitals whose services are satisfactory.

European Health Insurance Card 

For a temporary stay in Slovenia, consider getting the European Health Insurance Card. All you have to do is call your social security center (or connect to its website) which will send it to you within a fortnight. This card works with all member countries of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. It is a blue plastic card of the same format as the vital card. In addition, it is valid for one year, free, is personal (each member of the family must have his own, including children).

Medication declaration

Slovenian law classifies as narcotic drugs products anxiolytics and hypnotics. In order to cross the border, holders of medicines containing such substances must therefore be able to present a medical certificate or a prescription. Fines can amount to several hundred euros.


There is no particular problem of insecurity in Slovenia.
Slovenia is located on an area ofseismic activity. The most sensitive areas are the regions of Ljubljana, the Soka river and the Italian Furnalie (in the west of the country), Krško and Brezice (in the south of the country). 

Since 2017, systematic identity checks have been carried out at the border between Slovenia and Croatia, as we are leaving the Schengen area.

Useful number

  • Ambulances: 112.

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