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How safe is Slovenia for Travel?

  • 05/29/2019

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Slovenia is partly an Alpine and partly a Mediterranean country, squeezed between Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. Its small territory, which occupies only about half of Switzerland, is located exactly halfway between Vienna and Venice, in the middle of Europe. All those who have not yet visited Slovenia are interested in whether it is safe to travel. Let's see.

The country gained independence in 1991, after a short 10-day independence war against the military forces of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. A small but export-oriented economy has advanced rapidly and has risen to its feet after the collapse of the system in the former Yugoslavia. In 2004, Slovenia joined the European Union and NATO, and later into the Schengen border area. In 2007, the Euro currency was adopted (back in the old days we used a currency called a "tolar").

About 2 million people live in Slovenia. According to the statistics, Slovenia is a VERY safe country. Let's see what sources say about the topic.

The website gomio.com states that Slovenia is safer than Switzerland and Austria. They say "the crime rate is slow, making it extremely safe for travellers to visit and really safe to walk around at night".

According to the data of the Global Peace Index, Slovenia is ranked among the 15 safest countries in the world!

Slovenia has one of the lowest crime rates in the world. Travelsafe-abroad.com website ranks Slovenia among the safest countries in the world. The security factors are classified as follows:

  • OVERALL RISK: LOW
  • TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK: LOW
  • PICKPOCKETS RISK: LOW
  • NATURAL DISASTERS RISK: LOW
  • MUGGING RISK: MEDIUM
  • TERRORISM RISK: LOW
  • SCAMS RISK: LOW
  • WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK: LOW

Slovenian Tourist board recommends that you carefully safeguard your belongings, and do not leave them in visible places, for example, in a car, only carry as much cash as you need, keep valuables and large sums of cash in a hotel safe, avoid unlit and deserted streets after dark, lock your car and park in well-lit public areas intended for parking, before leaving home, photocopy all your documents, airline and other tickets, bookings, and similar. In the event of theft or loss, this will make it easier to prove your identity and arrange replacement documents.

So Slovenia is VERY safe, considering the statistics. However, if by any chance you become a victim of theft despite your precautions, call the police immediately on 113.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit Slovenia and rent a car with us. Vignettes for motorway driving are included in the price.

Drive safely!

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