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Should You Worry For Your Safety In Slovenia?

In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat, and stay at, in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Slovenia



Slovenia is one of the safest countries in Europe, with the only prevalent crime being pickpocketing, bag-snatching, and bicycle theft. However, there’s basically no need to worry about anything as long as you use common sense. That is, petty crime can occur anywhere in the world, and all you need to do is take care of your belongings, keep your valuables close and never leave your bag or wallet unattended.

Though you do need to be careful, we have to stress that even these crimes are rare compared to their prevalence  in North America, and neighboring European countries.

Moreover, you can safely walk the streets of any city in Slovenia during the night without being worried that someone will attack you. As a matter of fact, the only real threat to your safety comes from recless cyclist and drivers not paying any attention to pedestrians.

In case you need to contact the authorities, here are some important phone numbers:

Police – 113

Fire/Ambulance – 112

U.S. Embassy/24-hour Emergency Number: (386)-(1)-200-5500

The U.S. Embassy is located at Prešernova 31 in Ljubljana. The Consular Section is open daily to the public from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

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