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Last updated: 6 October 2022



  • Vintgar Gorge: Due to the change in the traffic regime and the optimisation of the distribution of visitors to the Vintgar Gorge, the physical ticket sales are cancelled daily from 9:30 - 13:00. Admission during this time is only possible with an online ticket. We recommend the following options for accessing the gorge: on foot, by bicycle or by the free shuttle bus (by car only to car parks P4 and P5 and from there on foot).



  • Please check the current road conditions before you arrive. Check for congestion, roadworks and other events that may change your travel time. For current road conditions, visit

  • Follow the essential guidelines to keep you safe while hiking in the Julian Alps:  proper footwear, layered clothing system, essential safety equipment, and a printed map with a compass. Learn about the weather forecast and always be prepared to turn back if the conditions are turning and make sure you have the necessary level of physical fitness for the trail or climb you are going to take on.  
  • Read more responsible travel recommendations for the Julian Alps Biosphere Area

Last update: 6 October 2022

To avoid unnecessary inconveniences on your travels, up-to-date information is key. See some useful links with regular and official updates below. 

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General information with a collection of updated news on the matter: 

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General protective requirements: 

  • Wearing protective masks is mandatory indoors and on public transport. Keep safety distance from other people.
  • Maintain high hygiene of your hands (regular washing with soap and water, using disinfectants when soap and water are not available). 

  • Practice respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette. Dispose of tissues in a waste bin after every use, then wash your hands with soap and water.
  • Only travel and visit places when healthy.  If you start showing signs of acute respiratory infection, such as a runny nose, feeling unwell, muscle pain, fever and cough, make sure you stay at home (or in the accommodation) and do not go on trips or participate in other activities.
  • Thoroughly air enclosed spaces several times per day.

Useful links to public transport and air traffic websites: 

 FAQs on Coronavirus:  

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