Do I need travel insurance for Slovenia?

This small country on the Mediterranean side of the Alps offers something for everyone - from some picturesque, and uncrowded, beaches in its south. Slovenia is home to friendly people, delicious food, and has a rich history and culture - with the capital Ljubljana well worth a visit. For a relaxing or adrenaline-filled getaway it’s Slovenia’s natural assets that attract - as it has numerous mountains and hills that are suitable for hiking, mountain biking, or skiing in winter - and you’ll find these places less crowded than their cousins in France, Switzerland or Austria.

AXA’s Schengen travel insurance offers extensive protection for those traveling to Slovenia - as it can cover medical expenses up to €100,000 in Slovenia and other Schengen Area countries. It also allows you to obtain the travel insurance certificate required with your visa application. 

What does AXA Schengen travel insurance for Slovenia cover?

Starting at €33 per week (approx. US$35) of your trip, our Schengen insurance covers

  • Up to €100,000 coverage in medical expenses 
  • Medical repatriation & transport 
  • 24/7 medical assistance in English or French in case of urgency
  • Up to 180 days of coverage
  • All Schengen and European Union countries as well as the United Kingdom (depending on the chosen insurance)
  • Insurance certificate issued immediately and approved by the embassies
  • No age limit
  • Zero deductible - which will allow you to avoid some upfront and early costs with your claim

Is travel insurance required for Slovenia?

If you are traveling to Slovenia, travel insurance is mandatory if you need a Schengen Visa. If you don’t need a visa, travel insurance is optional but strongly recommended as medical costs can be high for foreigners, especially as you will need to pay for any prescriptions.

Do you cover emergency medical costs related to coronavirus? 

We will cover your medical costs related to coronavirus provided you haven't traveled against World Health Organization advice, personal medical advice from your doctor, or any other government body’s advice in your home country or the country you are traveling to. Emergency and additional travel costs are also covered providing you have stuck to this advice. 

All issued electronic certificates purchased on the axa-schengen site include this disclaimer: “Medical fees related to COVID-19 are covered in the terms, conditions & exclusions established in the insurance policy”. This will satisfy any embassy rules that state you must get an insurance certificate with Covid protection. 

Will AXA Schengen travel insurance be accepted with my Slovenian visa application?

AXA has been delivering insurance certificates that meet Schengen countries’ requirements to obtain a visa for more than 10 years.  All you need to do is print the electronic form of the health insurance certificate and enclose it with your visa application. Each AXA Schengen insurance certificate is individualized and bears a number that is verifiable on our website.

What are the requirements for travel insurance for my Slovenian visa?

To obtain a Schengen Visa to Slovenia your insurance must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum coverage for at least €30,000 in medical expenses
  • It should cover all member states of the Schengen Area
  • It should cover any expenses which might arise in connection with repatriation for medical reasons.

I don’t need a Schengen Visa to visit Slovenia - can I still purchase your insurance to cover my possible health expenses?

Travel insurance is not mandatory for some travelers to the Schengen Area - if you are subject to a visa-free travel arrangement.  But that doesn’t mean you won’t be injured or get ill. A broken wrist or nasty infection can happen to anyone! We thus strongly recommend that you subscribe to our insurance for travelers visiting Europe to make sure your trip is as safe and peaceful as possible. Particularly if you’re skiing or biking in Slovenia’s mountains.

What are the main advantages of AXA Schengen insurance?

  1. Compliant with European requirements for Schengen Visa. 10 years of existence
  2. Immediate coverage. Your insurance covers you from the first day you need it
  3. No age restriction, zero deductible
  4. No price variation because of nationality or age
  5. Refund if your Schengen Visa application is denied.

Why should you trust us?

  • Medical files processed by AXA Schengen in 2021: 2292
  • Medical calls processed by our agents in 2021: 3845

Which insurance plans to consider?

  Coverage duration Max.
Countries Covered Average price 
Europe Travel Up to 180 days  €100,000
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
33€ per week
(approx. US$ 35)
Multi Trip  Illimited number of stays of 90 days max.
during 1 year 
€100,000 328€ per year
approx. US$ 349)
Low Cost Up to 180 days  €30,000
Austria, Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

22 € per week
(approx. US$ 23)

What should I do if I am injured or ill while in Slovenia?

Don’t worry - AXA’s Schengen insurance is here to guide, help, and protect you. In case of a medical emergency, you must contact the AXA Schengen call center at the number provided on your insurance policy. Medical assistance professionals will answer your questions and advise you 24/7 to help you find the medical center best suited to your situation and the closest to your location.

The following information must be given to the call center:

  • The number of your policy, which begins with “SCH”.
  • The address and telephone number at which you can be reached and the details of the people that can be contacted locally.
  • The dossier number, which is communicated at the time of the first call.

IMPORTANT: Remember to always keep bills/ invoices and enclose them with your file.

What should I know when preparing for my trip to Slovenia?

Security: Crime levels are broadly low. You should take sensible precautions to avoid mugging, bag-snatching, and pickpocketing and be particularly vigilant at airports, railway stations, and in tourist areas. Do not leave valuables unattended and guard them against pickpockets.

Public transport: Buses run to Slovenia from many European cities and you can also get to most of the towns and the countryside by bus. If they run along local roads, the drivers can stop at a bus stop in any settlement. You can buy a bus ticket directly from the bus driver, while at major bus stops you can also buy a bus ticket for a specific date. A train ride is one of the most comfortable ways of traveling around Slovenia and it is directly connected to Croatia, Italy, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, the Czech Republic, Germany, and Switzerland, and via these to other European destinations. Slovenia has a fairly extensive rail network - although those wishing to travel to its less built-up areas may need to check if trains run regularly or at all to your destination.

Opening hours: Banks open from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday – often with a lunchtime break, with some open Saturday until noon. Shops and supermarkets generally open from 8am to 7pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturday. Some branches of the Mercator supermarket chain may open on Sunday mornings.

Driving license: You will generally need a valid license from your home country and an International Driver's License to drive in Slovenia. If you have both items, you can drive for up to one year in Slovenia.

Restaurants: Many restaurants will serve food all day long but specialized ones will have more limited opening times. In general, anywhere between 7 and 9 pm is an acceptable time to start the evening meal. Most restaurants add a 10 percent service charge, but it’s worth checking if this has been included or not. 

Visa: Although many countries have visa-free travel with Slovenia and the Schengen Area, if you think you do need a visa to Slovenia you can find out more, here.

Do I need to declare existing medical conditions to get travel insurance?

Yes. All you have to do is answer a few quick and confidential questions when making your application with AXA.

Will my travel insurance fees be refunded if my visa is refused?

Yes. If your visa is refused AXA will refund your insurance fees - but you will need to provide documentation specifying the reason for refusal.

I have an annual multi-trip policy. What is the longest I can go on holiday for?

The maximum length you can go on holiday depends on your level of cover. In terms of your Schengen Visa- you will be allowed to spend up to 90 days in the Schengen Area each time you make a trip.