- Is Ljubljana safe?
Ljubljana is probably one of the safest cities you`ll ever visit. The city is safe even at night. Slovenia ranks among 10 safest countries in the world. The crime rate in Slovenia and in Ljubljana is negligible. Ljubljana has no slums and is safe to walk anywhere. Ljubljana holidays are safe holidays.
- Can you drink tap water in Ljubljana?
Yes. Ljubljana is one of the few European capitals with very high-quality drinking water.
Water from the tap is completely natural as it is not processed with any prior chemical treatments and is safe to drink. For that reason, there is no need to buy bottled water in stores while in Ljubljana and Slovenia.
In Slovenia, ticks are common. They can transmit both Lyme disease and Tick-borne encephalitis. Ticks are active from early spring to late fall in most of Slovenia and throughout the year in coastal regions. Vaccination against Tick-borne encephalitis is recommended for travellers who spend much time in nature and off-roads.
- Health Insurance
EU citizens are generally covered by reciprocal arrangements in Slovenia. They should carry their European Health Insurance Card. Other nationals are entitled to emergency medical treatment but must pay for it. If you do need health insurance while travelling, we advise a policy that covers you for the worst possible scenario, such as an accident requiring an ambulance or an emergency flight home. For emergency services in Slovenia dial 112.
- Weather in Ljubljana and Slovenia
The climate of Slovenia is influenced by the Alps and the Mediterranean, except for its north-eastern part which is mostly continental. Ljubljana typically has cool and humid winters, while summers are warm and sunny thanks to Mediterranean air currents. The average temperature for July is around 20˚ C and around 0˚ C in January. See the Slovenian National Meteorological Service website for forecasts and more information.
Weather in May can be very unpredictable. We will have two excursions to forest sites of Slovenia, so please bring your hiking shoes, rain coats, umbrellas and warm clothes. Temperature can be low (around 10 °C), but also can reach up to more than 25 °C in that time. To get more specific informations about weather situation, please inform yourself before your trip to Slovenia.
- Medical assistance and pharmacies
- 24-hour pharmacy: Lekarna pri Polikliniki, 6k Njegoševa cesta, Ljubljana, +386 1 230 61 00, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EU citizens can use their EHIC card for access to free medical assistance. More information
- Rescue and emergency services: dial 112 (free number)
- Emergency room in Ljubljana: located in the Emergency Unit of the Ljubljana University Medical Centre (see map) at 22a Bohoričeva street.
- Pediatric emergency room:Center unit of Community Health Center at 9 Metelkova Street. Open every night from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Phone: + 386 1 47 23 888. During the day, go to any Ljubljana Community Health Centre.
- Emergency dental services: Dental Service of the Ljubljana Community Health Centre, phone + 386 1 4723-718