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.
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.