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Money and duty free for Slovenia

Currency and Money

Currency information

Euro (EUR; symbol €) = 100 cents. Notes are in denominations of €500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of €2 and 1, and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 cents.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners, MasterCard and Visa are accepted at most establishments; however, Visa is the most accepted credit card. Some shops may not accept cash. Credit cards can be used to get cash advances from banks.

ATM

ATMs are easily accessible, especially in urban areas, where you can withdraw cash 24 hours a day.

Travellers cheques

Traveller cheques in Sterling, Euros, US Dollars can be changed at banks and exchange bureaux but most shops and restaurants no longer accept traveller cheques.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0800-1700 (sometimes an hour break at noon).

Currency restrictions

Amounts exceeding €10,000 or equivalent must be declared if travelling to or from a country outside the European Union.

Currency exchange

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and some hotels, supermarkets, petrol stations, tourist agencies and exchange bureaux.

Slovenia duty free

Overview

Slovenia is within the European Union. If you are travelling from outside of the EU, you are entitled to buy fragrance, skincare, cosmetics, Champagne, wine, selected spirits, fashion accessories, gifts and souvenirs - all at tax-free equivalent prices.

Slovenia's duty-free allowance for travellers from EU countries:

If you are over 17 years old, you are free to buy and take goods with you when travelling between EU countries, provided that you have paid tax on these goods and they are for your own use (not for sale). However, if you bring in more than the following, customs officials are likely to question you:

• 800 cigarettes or 400 cigarillos or 200 cigars or 1kg of tobacco.
• 90L of still wine of which a maximum of 60L can be sparkling wine.
• 110L of beer.
• 10L of alcoholic beverages stronger than 22% or 20L of fortified or sparkling wine or other liqueurs up to 22%.

Beware that each EU country has different rules for travellers under 17 years old. Please check before you travel.

Slovenia's duty-free allowance for travellers from non-EU countries:

If you are arriving from a non-EU country, the following goods may be imported into Slovenia by travellers with a minimum age of 17 years without incurring customs duty:

• 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos (max. 3 grams each) or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco. You may combine any of these tobacco products provided you do not exceed the total limit.
• 4L of wine and 16L of beer and 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume or a proportional mix of these products provided the limit is not exceeded.
• Other goods up to the value of €430 for air and sea travellers and €300 for other travellers (reduced to €150 for children under 15).

Banned Imports

Meat, dairy, and fish products from outside the EU, endangered species (unless you have a permit), narcotics, unlicensed weapons and ammunition, explosives, medicines (unless for personal use), and some plants.

Banned Exports

Endangered species (unless you have a permit), narcotics, unlicensed weapons and ammunition. Items that have cultural of historical value, such as works of art. You will need a certificate from the seller to export.

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