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There has been a significant influx of asylum seekers into Europe. In some cases, police have been deployed to prevent asylum seekers from crossing borders and accessing transport. This has caused some disruptions to cross-border road and rail transport services. You should be aware of the possibility of further disruption to transport services and monitor the local media and other information from transport providers for up to date information. If travelling by road or train, you should allow additional time to cover any disruption, remain vigilant and follow the instructions of local authorities.

Due to the influx of asylum seekers, borders are increasingly under tight restrictions. Croatia has tightened its border with Slovenia. Australians travelling across affected borders, either by road or rail, should make appropriate contingency travel plans.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade does not issue a full travel advice for Slovenia at this time.

Australians should read Travel Smart for useful travel information to help you prepare for your trip, and advice on what you should do if you run into problems overseas.

It is important to consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. We encourage you to consider having vaccinations before you travel. At least eight weeks before you depart, make an appointment with your doctor or travel clinic for a basic health check-up, and to discuss your travel plans and any implications for your health, particularly if you have an existing medical condition. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides information for travellers and our health page also provides useful information for travellers on staying healthy.

Where to get help

Depending on your enquiry, your best option may be to first contact your family, friends, airline, travel agent, tour operator, employer or travel insurer. Your travel insurer should have a 24 hour emergency number.

The national emergency telephone number is 112.

The Consular Services Charter explains what the Australian Government can and cannot do to assist Australians overseas. Australia has a Consulate in Ljubljana, headed by an Honorary Consul. The Consulate provides limited consular services, and not the issue of passports. Contact details are:

Australian Consulate, Ljubljana

Zelezna Cesta 14
1000 Ljubljana
Telephone +386 1 234 8675
Facsimile +386 1 234 8576
Emergency Telephone +386 4164 9919 or +386 3150 0395

The Australian Embassy in Austria can provide Australians in Slovenia with full consular services at:

Australian Embassy, Vienna

Mattiellistrasse 2-4
1040 Vienna
Telephone + 43 1 506 740
Facsimile + 43 1 513 1656

See the Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.

In a consular emergency if you are unable to contact the Embassy or Consulate you can contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.

Other useful information

All Australians travelling to Slovenia, whether for tourism or business or for short or long stays, are encouraged to register with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Australians can register in person at any Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or on-line. The registration information provided by you will help us to find you in an emergency - whether it is a natural disaster, civil disturbance or a family emergency.

If the situation changes and a travel advice for Slovenia is issued, travellers can be automatically notified by subscribing to our e-mail subscription service.

Foreign Affairs Canada, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.

For additional general and economic information to assist travelling in this country, see the following links: