Slovenia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Slovenia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Slovenia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Slovenia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Slovenia.

Import restrictions

Slovenia requires an import permit for many goods. Before posting any item, senders should confirm that the addressee has any necessary permit. Senders should determine import restrictions from Slovenia authorities before posting:

  • Coffee
  • Drugs and poisons
  • Fruit
  • Jewellery
  • Lithographic copies of plans or maps with a scale less than 1:25000
  • Machinery parts
  • Meat and poultry products
  • Medicines and patent medicines
  • Musical instruments
  • Plants or cuttings
  • Printed publications
  • Reproduction equipment needed to pursue a private trade
  • Serums and vaccines
  • Utensils
  • Wireless sets

Watches

Slovenia may accept watch cases or housings (mounted or unmounted) of complete watches made of precious metals after analysis of the metal content. Slovenia does not accept articles containing incomplete watch cases or parts.

Personal-use items

Postal items addressed to individuals may contain personal travel articles, articles for personal and family use (medicines, medical instruments, teaching and leisure material) and articles for the use of their household in quantities not intended for resale. Personal items not exceeding $US30 are exempt from customs duty.

Legacy and contract items

Items inherited abroad and articles provided for in contracts concluded between States may be freely imported in accordance with such contracts.

Professional tools of trade

Natural persons of Slovenian nationality exercising a profession may import articles for use in that profession subject to special conditions.

Special documentation

Senders must provide proof of the addressee’ entitlement on the customs form C231; otherwise, the addressee must provide the proof before delivery. Customs authorities inspect all Parcels.
Gifts

SENDERS SHOULD MARK ALL GIFTS AND ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS GIFT PARCEL OR ENVOI CADEAU.
Invoices

All commercial goods must include an invoice.

Prohibitions

In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Slovenia prohibits:

  • Abortion procuring items
  • Cashew nuts
  • Cigarette paper
  • Contraceptives
  • Essences for artificial wines and brandies
  • Firearms and parts
  • Foreign products bearing Slovenia trademarks or imitated trade marks
  • Military uniforms of other states
  • Whistles, spoons and food containers having a lead content over 10%
  • Wines and must containing sulphuric acid
  • Yeast.