The official language is Slovenian. Serbocratic (4.5%) and other minority languages ​​are also spoken. German, Hungarian, Italian and English are common foreign languages.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

04/18/2022 easter monday

04/27/2022 day of resistance

05/01/2022 Labor Day

06/05/2022 Pentecost

06/25/2022 day of the state

08/15/2022 Assumption Day

08/17/2022 Day of Freedom and Democracy of the Slovak Republic

09/15/2022 day of restoration

10/31/2022 Reformation Day

11/01/2022 all saints day

11/23/2022 Rudolf Maister Day

12/25/2022 Christmas

12/26/2022 Independence Day


Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported duty-free into Slovenia (when entering from non-EU countries) (persons aged 18 and over): 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco; 1 liter of spirit drinks with an alcohol content of more than 22% or with an undenatured alcohol content of 80% and more or 2 liters of spirit drinks with an alcohol content of not more than 22% or sparkling wine; 4 liters of table wine; 16 liters of beer; Gifts/other goods up to a total value of €430 (air and sea travel) or €300 (travel by train/car); Children under 15 generally €150.

Export Restrictions

An export permit is required for items of archaeological, artistic or cultural value, and items that are more than 100 years old.

Import regulations

Travelers who bring meat and milk products, among other things, into the EU from outside the European Union must declare them. The regulation does not apply to the import of animal products from EU countries, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland. Anyone who does not register these products must expect fines or criminal prosecution. More information is available from

Prohibited Imports

Weapons of all kinds. There is a general ban on imports of live poultry, meat and meat products from third countries (with the exception of the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Import/Export to the EU

The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers as long as the goods are for personal use and not for resale. In addition, the goods must not have been purchased in duty-free shops. Travelers may be asked to provide proof of their own personal needs. Member States have the right to levy excise duty on spirit drinks or tobacco products if these products are not intended for personal use. The following maximum quantities apply as personal requirements: 800 cigarettes (persons aged 17 and over); 100 ml liquids for electronic cigarettes; 800 pieces (smoke portions) of heated tobacco; 400 cigarillos (over 17s); Perfumes and eau de toilette: No restrictions if it can be shown that the amount is for personal consumption. Medicines: Amount corresponding to personal needs during the trip. Other goods: The movement of goods within the EU is unrestricted for travelers. However, this does not apply to gold alloys and gold plating in the unprocessed state or as a semi-finished product and fuel. Fuel may only be imported free of mineral oil tax from an EC member state, if it is in the tank of the vehicle or in a spare container that is carried along. A fuel quantity of up to 10 liters in the reserve tank is not objected to. If additional quantities of these goods are carried, e.g. For example, a wedding is an event that could justify a bulk purchase. Note: However, there are certain exceptions to the free movement of goods regime. They relate in particular to the purchase of new vehicles and purchases for commercial purposes. (More information on car taxes can be found in the European Commission’s Guide to Buying Goods and Services in the Internal Market.


Duty-free sales at airports and seaports have been abolished for travel within the EU. Only travelers leaving the EU can shop cheaply in duty-free shops. When importing goods into an EU country that were bought in duty-free shops in another EU country, the same travel allowances and allowances apply as when entering from non-EU countries. More information is available from Slovenian Customs.

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

Consulates in Zurich and Sion (Sitten).

Schwanengasse 9
+41 (31) 310 90 00.

Mon-Fri 09.00-16.00. Consular section: Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

Consulate General in Klagenfurt. Honorary consulates in Eisenstadt, St. Pölten, Innsbruck, Linz and Salzburg.

Kolingasse 12 / 3rd floor
+43 (1) 319 11 60.

Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00. Consular section: Mon, Wed, Thu 09.00-12.00 and Mon 14.00-16.00.

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia

Consulate General in Munich. Honorary consulates in Bad Soden, Dortmund, Dresden and Stuttgart.

Hausvogteiplatz 3-4
+49 (30) 20 61 45 0.

Consular Section: Mon-Wed 10am-12pm and Wed 3pm-5pm.


Business etiquette

Appointments should be made in advance and kept. Business cards are common. Business people speak i. Generally German, English or Italian. A large number of brokers, consultants, appraisers and lawyers offer their services to foreign companies on site.

Opening hours

Business hours: Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00/19.00. Some (smaller) shops are open between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. There are no statutory shop closing times, so many shops are also open on Saturdays and Sundays.

Business contacts



According to, the country code is 00386. Public phones are always card phones. Phone cards are available from tobacconists (newspaper shops), tobacconists and post offices. Emergency numbers are: police 113 and fire brigade 112.

Mobile phone

3G and 4G (GSM 900 and 1800MHz). Slovenia is almost entirely covered by cell phone signals. The Slovenian mobile operators are roaming partners of all major European mobile networks. Network operators include TelekomSlovenije and A1. Roaming abroad can be used within the EU at the regular home tariff of the respective provider. Roaming charges were abolished within the EU in mid-2017.


Internet cafes are available in major cities and tourist areas. In Slovenia there are around 60,000 public and free WiFi hotspots. Most hotels, restaurants, cafes and bars in Slovenia offer free WiFi. Mobile surfing on the Internet is made possible, among other things, by the chargeable Goodspeed Wi-Fi hotspots.

Post office

Postal items within Europe take two to three days. Stamps can also be bought at newsstands. Post offices are open from 08:00 to 18:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 to 12:00 on Saturdays. In larger cities, the main post office is also open in the evenings and on Saturday afternoons. Night service in larger cities.


Numerous German-language radio stations can be received in Slovenia, for example via Astra satellites or via the Internet.

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