Slovenia is an incredibly charming country. Located at the crossroads of Western and Eastern Europe, the small nation has the same tumultuous past as its surrounding Balkan countries. But unlike its unfortunate neighbors, Slovenia escaped the deadly conflicts which ravaged the region in the end of the 20th century. Both Slave and Mediterranean, Slovenia has a lovely Italian atmosphere on its Adriatic coastline and a stunning Alpine scenery in its hinterland. With soaring mountain peaks, mighty rivers, picturesque lakes and verdant hills, Slovenia is a charismatic outdoor destination. But a trip to Slovenia wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its delightful cuisine and exquisite wines…
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
SLOVENIA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
The medical care provided by Slovenian hospitals is of good quality, and easily accessible to both local and foreign people. If you need health care while traveling in Slovenia, you can go to the Ljubljana Clinical Center, located in the capital city. This is the main hospital facility in the country. The Izola General Hospital, the Maribor General Hospital and the Novo Mesto General Hospital are other major hospital centers found in Slovenia. If you are victim of serious medical complications or injury, an air evacuation to another country is always possible.
If you need an ambulance in Slovenia, call 112. You can also reach the emergency services of the Ljubljana Clinical Center at 38615225050.
Good quality medicines are widely available in Slovenia. Numerous well stocked pharmacies are found in the country and some are opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. But it is always safer to bring your own first aid kit and all the specific treatments you could require when traveling to Slovenia.
CANADIAN AMBASSYEmergency services
In case of emergency, dial:
- police: 113
- medical assistance: 112
- firefighters: 122