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Relocating to Slovenia from UK

Customs Although Britain is not a member of the Schengen Area, and therefore customs formalities apply, because we are members of the EU, there is little of consequence to concern the average Briton when relocating to Slovenia from UK. Within the European Union there is free flow of goods, so you can bring into Slovenia anything for personal use, including currency. The exceptions to this are tobacco and alcohol, where there are restrictions. The Slovenian Government Website gives more detailed information about this topic. Registering Essentials Within three days...

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Pensions and Health Care in Slovenia

Social Insurance and Health Care in Slovenia In Slovenia the health care service is funded by public health insurance and is generally very good. Private insurance can cover extra medical treatments. However, you would be well advised to update your tetanus and diphtheria injections and consider vaccinations against hepatitis A and B, typhoid and rabies. This is especially important if you are planning to visit any rural areas. You have to take compulsory health insurance for basic health care and you can top this up with...

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Slovenian Culture

Social Life in Slovenia Slovenia has everything – beautiful countryside, cultural heritage, plenty of sporting opportunities and great food and wine. And the people are friendly and helpful. And although they may appear reserved when first meeting them soon you’ll find out that establishing a social life in Slovenia is a breeze. Also be careful when using self-depreciating humour – in Slovenian culture it may be mistaken as rudeness. They enjoy outdoor activities, and they have a good balance between rural and urban life. Holiday homes are popular – as...

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Living in Slovenia

Buying a house in Slovenia There are no restrictions to buying a house and living in Slovenia, but there are if you want to buy farm land. Ensure you understand everything before signing anything, if necessary, employ the services of a translator. Make sure you have your tax number and EMSO number from you local authority. You need to employ an estate agent even if you have found your new home. They are trained, licensed and registered. Your agent contacts the seller with your offer. They arrange for a...

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Driving in Slovenia

Public transport Slovenia can be entered by air, land or sea. In the summer months catamarans offer services to link Venice and other parts of Italy and Slovenia with the capital. Buses are often the most popular form of transport linking the towns and are a fair alternative to driving in Slovenia. The main International border crossing points are open 24 hours and access to the country can be made by car or coach. The public buses in Slovenia are operated by Avtobusna Postaja and this is often the...

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Moving to Slovenia

Are you fit enough to get married? Fancy getting married in the little church on Bled Island? It’s a beautiful place, but the groom will need to be fit as he has to carry his bride up the 99 steps to ensure a long and happy marriage. Festivals are fun here, too. Food is important – witness the Saltmakers’ Festival, Bean Day, Chestnut Sunday or, of course, the Cabbage festival. Slovenia became independent of the former Yugoslavia in 1991, and joined the EU in 2004. Slovenia has been a...

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