Slovenia Health Care and Vaccinations
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 long as citizens carry their Medicare card. 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 is 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.
Tick-borne encephalitis is present in forests. Walkers should take precautions against tick bites. Vaccination is advisable. Immunisation against hepatitis B, diphtheria and tuberculosis 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.