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Slovenia only has 20 miles of coastline. On it are three marinas with good facilities.

EU member?

No.

Visas?

Not needed by EU citizens.

Ship’s papers

Ship’s registration papers.

Proof of insurance.

Ship’s radio licence.

Crew papers

Passports.

Report to Customs?

Yes, must enter at a port of entry, and go straight to Customs. Main port of entry is Koper.

Other formalities

You will need to buy a boating permit (not expensive).

Diesel

At all marinas.

Water

At all marinas.

Shore power 220V AC

At all marinas.

LPG

Not known.

Camping Gaz

Not available.

Berthing fees

Expensive, due to proximity to Italy.

Currency

Slovene Tolar (100 stotin). Take supplies of cash in US dollars, Deutshmarks or Italian lire. Marinas likely to charge in DM.

Credit cards

Accepted in some places. Very few cashpoints, but can use to get cash at banks.

Eurocheques

Can change in bank. Accepted in some shops and restaurants.

Travellers cheques

Take in sterling. Can be changed at banks.

Emergencies ­ VHF

Call on Ch 16. Port authorities coordinate rescue.

Emergencies ­ phone

Police 92

Ambulance 94

Road emergencies 987

Pets?

Can be landed if have certificate of health from a vet.

Dialling code to UK

0044 then the number, omitting the first 0.

Telephone boxes

Most phone boxes have international dialling. Use phonecards, bought at post offices and petrol stations. You can also phone from post offices.

Weather forecasts

No VHF or broadcast services known at time of writing. See Italy and Croatia.

Trailing

The RYA says insurance companies may be unwilling to provide green cards for Slovenia, as they may not be up-to-date with recent developments, but if pressed most will do so. Many Germans and Austrians trail boats to the coasts of Slovenia and Croatia.

British Embassy

4th Floor, Trg Republike 3, 1000 Ljubljana. Tel: 00386 1200 3910. Visit www.britishembassy.si or e-mail info@britishembassy.si

Tourist office in UK

Slovenian Tourist Board, 49 Conduit St, London W1R 9FB. Tel: 020 7287 7133. Visit www.slovenia-tourism.si or e-mail info@slovenia-tourism.si

Charts and books

Admiralty charts. Italian charts show more detail. Excellent Croatian Hydrographic Office charts. May be available in chandlers.

Adriatic Pilot. T and D Thompson. Imray.

Imray Mediterranean Almanac.

www.ybw-books.com

Language

Slovene. Italian widely spoken.

September 2001