Free public transportation in Slovenia: how to use it
In the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, fares on public transport are paid for using the Urbana electronic smart card. It became known that the country continued to provide free fare for Ukrainians
There are still countries in Europe that allow refugees from Ukraine to use public transportation for free, and Slovenia is one of them. Recently, the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovenia and LPP Ljubljana announced that the country continues free travel in Ljubljana.
Please note: The fare exemption in the Slovenian capital will remain in effect until March 4, 2024. The exemption does not apply to commuter services.
Changes in travel regulations
Refugees from Ukraine must apply for an Urbana ID card - only this will entitle them to free travel. Contact the Potnicki center LPP, Slovenska cesta 56, to obtain this card.
A personal card will be issued to refugees who have one of these documents:
- a Temporary Protection Card ("iskaznitsa");
- a decision on temporary protection and an identity document;
- decision on refugee status and an identity document.
Since April of this year, free travel without an Urbana card is prohibited. We emphasize that the card you receive must be validated every time you use transportation.
Assistance provided by Slovenia to Ukrainians
Ukrainians who came to the country after February 24, 2022 received temporary protection. In addition to permission to stay in the country, it guarantees other rights and benefits:
- Accommodation and meals in accommodation centers;
- Financial assistance for personal housing;
- Cash payments for personal needs;
- Medical care;
- Access to the labor market and education;
- Free legal assistance.
We remind, where abroad Ukrainians can obtain a foreign passport and ID-card, as well as easily exchange their driver's license.
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
Online check-in making in advance is recommended to avoid queues at check-in to hotel.
Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
Not more than 4 clients are allowed to stay at the table (excluding children under 14 years old). Unless these tables are separated by a special partition;
Self-serve is not allowed.