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Slovenia Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions

Health Care

The EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) gives tourists from EU-countries access to state-provided medical treatment, but comprehensive travel insurance is advised. Travellers from other countries should find out if they are covered by other reciprocal arrangements. Australia, for example, has such an agreement as long as citizens carry their Medicare card part of the treatment is covered. For more information contact the Health Insurance Institute of Slovenia (ZZZS) (www.zzzs.si).

Food and Drink

Mains water is considered safe and drinkable. However, bottled water is available and advised for the first few weeks of the stay. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat.

Other Risks

Tick-borne encephalitis is present in forests, meadows, parks and glades. The main areas of risk are the provinces of Gorenjska and Koroska, though ticks are most active during early spring to late autumn. Walkers should take precautions against tick bites. Vaccination is advisable. Immunisation against Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and rabies is sometimes advised. Rabies is present, albeit rare. For those at high risk, vaccination arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek immediate medical advice.

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