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Security and Earthquake Tips

Security Tips

Slovenia is one of the safest, most crime-free countries in the world.  Nonetheless, adopting a common sense, proactive approach to crime is recommended:

  • Always try to be aware of your surroundings.
  • When traveling, never leave personal items unattended and be discerning of individuals who offer to assist you with your luggage.
  • Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.  Don’t flaunt cash or jewelry.  Leave unnecessary credit cards and other items at home.
  • Carry identification at all times and secure valuables in an inner pocket, preferably one with a zipper.
  • Carry purses and handbags with the flap or zipper side next to your body.
  • Always lock your vehicle, and whenever possible, park in a protected, well-lighted area.  Do not leave anything visible in the interior that would attract a thief’s attention.
  • In hotels, utilize safe deposit boxes for your valuables and lock your door.  Also, be careful of your purse/briefcase in hotel restaurants.
  • Although demonstrations and protests in Slovenia are generally peaceful, you should avoid crowds or large gatherings.

Earthquake Tips

Much of Slovenia, including Ljubljana, is in a seismically active zone.   When the Embassy practices disaster scenarios, our primary concern involves preparing for an earthquake, as it is the most likely large-scale disaster to strike in Slovenia.  We encourage all Americans in Slovenia to develop an earthquake emergency plan.  The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website has a wealth of resources to help individuals and families prepare for and protect themselves before, during and after an earthquake.