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ACCOMMODATION

Ljubljana provides a wide range of accommodation facilities of all categories and types, currently totalling to around 3,000 hotel rooms (January 2021). Additional units are available in pensions, bed & breakfast, short-let apartments (and Airbnb), youth and student hostels, and private rooms.

All the main hotels as well as the majority of other properties have been fully refurbished or built anew over the last decade. Many are centrally located and are either within walking distance or up to 3 km from the Old Town, the key institutions, or the major congress venues in the city, among which the Cankarjev dom - CD Congress Centre, which is the main venue of the EFTA2022 conference. Read more
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VISA INFORMATION

Business travellers are urged to consider whether they need a visa to travel to Slovenia to participate in a conference or meeting. Foreign citizens can enter Slovenia with a valid passport and a visa or residence permit, unless otherwise stipulated by law or international agreement. Any foreign citizen who in accordance with the law does not need a permit to enter the country may stay in the Republic of Slovenia for not more than 90 days in a period of six months. Slovenia has been part of the Schengen zone since 2007.

EU / EEA citizens do not need a passport to enter Slovenia, only a valid identity card.
A country-specific visa information (requirements by country registry) is provided at the Slovenian Government website:

www.gov.si/en/registries/countries
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WEATHER - CLIMATE

The climate of Slovenia is influenced by the Alps and the Mediterranean, however, in the northeastern part the climate is mostly continental, which is typical for the Panonian Basin. The average temperatures for the month of July are slightly over 20 degrees Celsius, while the average temperatures for the month of January are around 0 degrees Celsius.

The climate of Ljubljana is influenced by its location in a large basin which is surrounded by the pre Alpine landscape and the Karst region. A typical phenomenon called temperature inversion, where cool and humid air masses stay near the ground, is particularly prevalent in winter. In the summer Ljubljana's climate is more influenced by Mediterranean air currents, therefore summers are sunny and relatively warm.

http://meteo.arso.gov.si/met/en/weather/

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TOURS AND TRIPS

Both conference delegates and accompanying persons may appreciate having the chance to get to know the congress host city or country better, especially if visiting for the first time. Ljubljana and Slovenia provide an exciting array of discovery options that range from historical & cultural to natural sights, rounded up by a lot of sports and wellness activities.

Due to its central location in the country, many attractions are close at hand - at a maximum of two hours’ drive from the capital. Even Venice or Salzburg are not too far, at 240 and 275 km, respectively, from Ljubljana.
Ljubljana Tourism is pleased to propose sightseeing tours and special experiences with licensed local guides as a most pleasant and informative way to discover and feel the spirit of the Slovenian capital.

Following please find a sample of programmes one can experience in the frame of social programmes for accompanying persons, or pre- and post conference tours, which offer diversity for every day.

Ljubljana Tourism, with a network of partner agencies, offers seasonal schedules of daily excursions from Ljubljana that can be booked online, and run even for smaller groups of individual visitors. If already in Ljubljana, tours can be booked at the Tourist Information Centre even one day in advance.

Explore www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/tours-and-trips for detailed information on programmes, seasonal schedules and prices.
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CURRENCY

The Slovenian currency is the Euro (€). The majority of stores accept international credit and payment cards. There is also a wide network of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.