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Capital city: Ljubljana
Official languages: Slovene, Italian, Hungarian
Currency: Euro
Population: 2,065,895
EU member since: May 1st 2004

Many international travellers, particularly those who travel over an ocean to get in Europe, want to maximise their time by visiting many European nations in a single holiday. The ETIAS makes it simple to visit many countries because the visa waiver is available throughout the Schengen Area and European micronations.

Slovenia is bordered by neighbouring nations that are conveniently accessible for day trips or longer stays. The country borders Austria, Croatia, Italy, and Hungary. These may be reached by car, train, or air.

Austria is little under 4 hours by car or slightly more than 6 hours by train from Slovenia. Austria, like Slovenia, is a popular ski destination in the winter and provides excellent opportunity to explore nature with its lakes and Alpine peaks.

Croatia is a popular destination for Slovenians because it has beautiful beaches and islands and is easily accessible – only a 90-minute drive or a 2-hour train trip away.

Italy is also very near to Slovenia, with places like Venice — famed for its canals and food — about an hour away by car or bus.

Hungary is another great choice for its impressive UNESCO World Heritage-listed historical architecture and its many relaxing thermal spas —some of which are located inside caves. Budapest is about 6 hours away from Slovenia by train.

The kind of visa required to visit Slovenia varies on the purpose of the trip, the length of stay, and the traveller’s country.

While the ETIAS permits visitors to participate in commercial activities such as attending a conference or negotiating a contract, holders are not permitted to seek employment in Slovenia.

Foreign nationals seeking long-term employment in Slovenia must apply for an employment visa at a Slovenian embassy or consulate.

Similarly, the ETIAS is suited for a brief language course while vacationing in Europe but not for serious long-term study.

Those wishing to pursue a degree at a Slovenian institution must apply for a student visa at a Slovenian embassy or consulate.

During its 2-year validity period, the ETIAS allows holders to remain for up to 90 days every 180-day period.

Visitors who plan to stay in Slovenia for longer than the authorised time must get a consular visa.

Visitors who are not eligible for an ETIAS must nevertheless get a Schengen visa in order to enter Slovenia.

Visitors possessing a passport issued by an EU member country have free movement in the Schengen Area and can enter Slovenia.

Travellers from within the EU need to carry national identification documents when entering Slovenia.

Visitors from an ETIAS eligible country can still enter just with their valid passport. Once fully implemented, travellers from visa waiver countries will need an approved ETIAS as well as their valid passport to enter Slovenia.

Third-country nationals not eligible for an ETIAS will need to obtain a Schengen visa. The requirements for this visa include a medical insurance policy as well as a valid passport. The applicant will also have to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay in Europe as well as an onward ticket to a non-Schengen destination.