AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS VISITING SLOVENIA
TRAVEL INFO AND ETIAS REQUIREMENTS
An ETIAS authorisation will be required for every Australian citizen for short-stay period in Slovenia starting from 2021.
A valid passport is required to enter Slovenia. All tourists entering Slovenian territory from another (Schengen country) are exempted from presenting their passports to Slovenian authorities. In this case, a national identity card is the only document needed.
The passport and other travel documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay. All the Passports (or equivalent travel documents) issued more than ten years before the date of travel, may not be accepted.
A Schengen visa is mandatory for all nationals of Australia who stay in the country for a period greater than 90 days.
For short stay visits (less than 90 days within a period of 180 days), the visitors are exempted from obtaining a valid Schengen visa.
An ETIAS authorisation will become a mandatory requirement for every Australian citizen starting from 2021.
ETIAS will have a validity of five years, and it can be used for an unlimited number of entries.
Slovenian custom regulates and blocks the importing of several dangerous items such as weapons (the traveler must hold a valid European Firearm Pass), legal and illegal drugs.
Goods can be imported into Slovenian territory following the mandatory limits regulated by the government:
If arriving from a non-EU country:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (200), cigars (50), loose tobacco (250g).
- Alcohol: 1L of spirits with more than 22% alcohol by volume (1L), light liquor (2L), wine (4L), beer (16L).
- Perfume: Perfume (50g) and of eau de toilette (0.25L)
If arriving from an EU Member State:
- Tobacco: Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1kg).
- Alcohol: Spirits over 22% (10L), fortified wine or spirits up to 22% (20L), wine (90L), beer (110L).
Money Amounts of over €10,000 (or equivalent in foreign currencies) in cash or travelers' cheques must be declared at the point of entry or exit of the EU. Visitors entering Slovenia with a one-way ticket and not having sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket might be refused to enter.
Australia and Slovenia
Slovenian settlers arrived in Australia as far back as the mid-nineteenth century, when it was part of the Hapsburg Empire. Many Slovenians escaped the then Yugoslavia after World War II, to refugee camps in Italy and Austria, from where most migrated to countries such as Australia that were welcoming immigrants. Many Slovenian men worked these early years on the Snowy Mountains Scheme, the Queensland sugar cane fields or on railway projects in remote areas. Slovenian women usually took up domestic work.
Bilateral agreements between Australia and Slovenia include the Working and Holiday Visa Arrangement, a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement and the Agreement on Social Security.
Australia’s Slovenian migrant community is small but active. Approximately 6,099 Slovenian-born residents live in Australia, with 17,153 claiming Slovenian ancestry.
Australia has long had their own visa-waiver system, known as Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA). Slovenians must apply for this before travelling to Australia. Australians can presently travel to Slovenia with only a valid passport. When ETIAS is rolled out in 2021, Australians will have to complete the online ETIAS application before embarking on travel to Slovenia, whether by land, air or sea.
List of Australian diplomatic offices in Slovenia
Australian Consulate in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Address: Zelezna Cesta 14, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 1 234 8675, Emergency: +386 41649919, +386 31500395
Fax: +386 1 2348676
List of Slovene diplomatic offices in Australia
Slovenian Embassy in Canberra, Australia
Slovenian Consulate General in Sydney, Australia
Address: 78 Parramatta Road Camperdawn, Sydney NSW 2050 Australia
Phone: (+61) 2 9517 1591
Fax: (+61) 2 9519 8889
Slovenian Consulate in Melbourne, Australia
Address: 6 Lachlan Court, Sunbury Victoria 3429, Australia
Phone: (+61) 414 488 330 / (+61) 408 332 753
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Area: 20,273 KM2
Timezone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Calling Code: +386
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