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Those driving in Slovenia
« on: September 5, 2003, 02:22:32 pm »
Checked the AA Website and it says that you need an International Driving Permit to drive there.  Can anyone confirm?  Hope I can get one in time now!
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #1 on: September 5, 2003, 02:31:24 pm »
Hi Terri :wave

Just phoned holiday autos (I think you've booked with them as well)
As long as you have a full UK driving licence, you don't need any permits or anything.
« Last Edit: September 5, 2003, 02:32:35 pm by Jimbo Red »
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #2 on: September 5, 2003, 02:58:39 pm »
It does look like you do NEED an internation driving licence to drive in Sloviania. From FCO website:

"Carry a copy of your passport at all times as a form of identification. An international driving licence is required for all visitors planning to drive..."

http://www.fco.gov.uk/servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket%2FXcelerate%2FShowPage&c=Page&cid=1007029390590&a=KCountryAdvice&aid=1013618386676

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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #3 on: September 5, 2003, 03:09:29 pm »
I think the permits are only if you take your own car.
This is just for insurance purposes because unless you have a permit or 'green card', your insurance is invalid abroad and therefore illegal.
The car hire company I booked with mentions nothing about any permits, and the company knows the route I am taking, I have agreed to the 12 euro surcharge to enter Slovenia, so they should provide all required cover.
The guy I spoke to confirmed that a driving licence is all that is required.
An international driving licence, again is only required for people driving their own car and are resident i.e. not on holiday and under temporary green card cover in the country in question.
Or so I believe.
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #4 on: September 5, 2003, 03:20:02 pm »
Thanks both, think it is probably only for private car users as you say. However given my cautious nature  - "organised" some might say ;) -  I think I will get one anyway, seems like you can go to certain POs and just get one, and theres a branch in the City here that deals with them.  And you never know where we might get drawn next round!  Looked for  a road map today, but only one covered Austria, Switzerland and Slovenia and our route was covered in less detail than the RAC online version.  Luckily Klagenfurt airport looks  very close to the Town, so the route looks pretty straightforward  ???.  See you in Bratislava then ;)


Trieste airport seems to be a distance from the Town, North west ish.
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #5 on: September 5, 2003, 03:21:06 pm »
Any idea how much they are Terri?
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #6 on: September 5, 2003, 03:25:10 pm »
Applications to the AA (too late for that I think) cost 4, not sure at POs, probably the same
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #7 on: September 5, 2003, 03:43:30 pm »
I'll probably get one as well then, as you can guarantee I'll be the one to get fucked over!
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #9 on: September 5, 2003, 08:41:18 pm »
More cowing money, again?
Has everyone remembered to buy their "I love driving in Slovenia" hat - statutory requirement to cross the border apparently 10 each.
Oh and not forgetting the official "This trip cost me a fucking fortune" bumper sticker. 20 while stocks last, 75 therefafter.
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #10 on: September 5, 2003, 10:49:57 pm »
Once was being driven into Romania ( Ceausescu days) and they discovered a Cadburys Cream Egg I  had in my jacket pocket.  Set off the metal detectors they were using on us and when the woman with the machine gun stuck her hand in my pocket to check it out, her fingers sunk into the now melted centre of the egg.  I left it with her as a souvenir.
Not entirely relevant to modern day Slovenia, but just remembered it :-[
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #11 on: September 6, 2003, 01:33:40 am »
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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #12 on: September 6, 2003, 09:36:33 am »
I'll probably get one as well then, as you can guarantee I'll be the one to get fucked over!

Good move Jimbo, don't want you getting stuck at the border  ;D  ;D

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Re:Those driving in Slovenia
« Reply #13 on: September 8, 2003, 10:44:55 am »
Thanks for the info, Terri et al.

This trip is just waiting for loads of things to go wrong. I await everyone's tales afterwards with great anticipation....  8) ;D