28th Annual Congress

the World Society of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons


14-15 September 2018

Ljubljana, Slovenia


Visa information

For citizens of many but not all countries, a valid passport (or personal identity card for residents of EU) is sufficient to enter Slovenia. Participants are advised to check visa requirements at the nearest Slovene embassy or consulate. Information on visas and addresses of Slovene embassies is available on the website of the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://www.mzz.gov.si.

Participants who need a visa to enter Slovenia have to request a letter of guarantee which will be prepared by the Organising Committee.

The visa cannot be obtained without a letter of guarantee which is intended to facilitate participant’s visa arrangements only and does not imply the provision of any financial or other support.

In case you will apply for a visa at any Slovene embassy please fill out the form below completely in order to arrange a letter of guarantee and fax it to +386-1-24-17-296 or send it attached in an email to the address registration@cd-cc.si to the technical organiser, Cankarjev dom, at least one month before the arrival.

The organiser is authorised to demand payment of registration fee before the visa procedure starts. Please note that all costs are to be covered by the participant (verification tax and DHL post costs if needed). DOWNLOAD LETTER OF GUARANTEE  HERE

Currency & Money Exchange


The Slovenian legal tender is EUR.

Foreign currency may be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, travel agencies, hotels, airports and railway stations. There is a bank in the immediate vicinity of the congress center.


Money withdrawal

Automatic cash dispensers accepting Visa, Mastercard, American Express credit cards and Maestro are situated at all main banks in Ljubljana and also at Ljubljana Airport. The nearest cash dispenser to the congress centre is at the main entrance to the Maximarket department store located 50 metres from the congress centre.

Credit Cards


All major credit cards, such as American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Diners, are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Electricity & Power supply

Check if you need adaptors

Electricity in Slovenia is 220V, 50Hz.

Continental Europe (Schuko) plugs are used.

Drinking water

Tap water is safe to drink in Slovenia.

Time Zone

European summer time, one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

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About Slovenia

Surrounded by high Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. 

The capital of Slovenia is located in the centre of the country, about an hour’s drive from the Alps and the Adriatic Sea.

General information

General information on Currency, Credit Cards, Electricity etc.

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