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General Info about Bohinj, Slovenia


Visa Requirements

Citizens of the EU intending to visit Bohinj just need to show a current passport or an identity card issued by their home country. US, Canadian, or Australian residents will need a valid passport to visit Bohinj, and can visit for a period of up to ninety days. Nationals of all other countries or anyone intending to work or study in Bohinj should contact the relevant Slovenian consulate in advance of your visit.


Currency

The currency used in Slovenia is the Euro which is made up of 100 Cent. Notes come in denominations of €100, €50, €20, €10 and €5 and the coins in use are €2, €1, 0.50C, 0.20C, 0.10C, 0.05C, 0.02C and 0.01C.


Language

The official language of Slovenia is Slovene or Slovenian. Hungarian, Italian and English are also spoken here.


Climate

Bohinj has what is known as a harsh alpine climate, which means cold winters. Summers are generally quite short too. February and March tend to see the most snow, while the most rain falls in autumn.


Medical Care

Visitors from EU countries are entitled to medical treatment under the EU Reciprocal Medical Treatment agreement. Before you travel you should collect a form, E111, from your local social security office.


Time Zone

Bohinj is located in the Central European Time (CET) zone, which is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).


Tourist Offices

The Bohinj Tourist Information Center is located at Ribčev laz 48, 50 metres from Lake Bohinj.


Electricity

The electrical current in Bohinj is at 220 V, 50 Hz. A two-pin plug should be used here.


Telephones

The international code for Slovenia is +386. The area code for Bohinj is 04. If you're calling from outside Slovenia, dial the international code of the country you’re in, drop the first 0 for Bohinj and dial the number.

If you’re dialling overseas from within Bohinj, dial 00 (international access code), the country code, then area code and the local number.


Post Office

The main post office in the area is located at Ribcev Laz 47 and can be reached on +386 (0)4 5729650.


Tipping

It is not necessary to tip here, however it is customary to round up the bill.


Public Holidays

It is worth noting what the public holidays are before you travel to a country as the majority of businesses, banks and shops usually shut for the day. In Slovenia they take place on January 1st and 2nd, Easter Monday, April 27th, May 1st and 2nd, Pentecostal Sunday, June 25th, August 15th, November 1st, and December 25th and 26th. It is a good idea to check the particular area too as certain towns and cities also shut down during special events.

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