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. 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, 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.
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.
Consider your physical and mental health before travelling overseas. Get vaccinated 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.
Where to get help
Depending on what you need, 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.
Emergency phone numbers
The national emergency telephone number is 112.
Consular Services Charter for what the Australian Government can and can't do to help you overseas. Australia has a Consulate in Ljubljana, headed by an Honorary Consul. The Consulate provides limited consular services, and not the issue of passports.
Australian Consulate, Ljubljana
Zelezna Cesta 14
Phone: +386 1 234 8675
Emergency phone +386 4164 9919 or +386 3150 0395
Fax: +386 1 234 8576
The Australian Embassy in Austria can provide Australians in Slovenia with full consular services.
Australian Embassy, Vienna
Phone: +43 1 506 740
Fax: +43 1 513 1656
Embassy website for information about opening hours and temporary closures that may affect service provision.
If you're unable to contact the Embassy or Consulate in a consular emergency, contact the 24-hour Consular Emergency Centre on +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 within Australia.
Other useful information
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Foreign Affairs Canada, the
British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the
US State Department also issue travel advice for their citizens.