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The Vinette System

One of the pleasures associated with European travel is the close proximity to nearby countries. When renting a vehicle, it is imperative to inquire about what countries utilize the Vinette system. If you are travelling from one country to another, a Vinette sticker may be required. It covers road taxes and toll cost allowing you easy assess to pass through the country’s tolls. Prior to crossing the border, a Vinette sticker can be purchased at gas stations and tobacco shops. The duration of the sticker varies from one country to another. It should be purchased the day you plan to travel to ensure you are not wasting the days available on your sticker.

Unfortunately, we learned about the Vinette sticker the hard way. Following a day of sightseeing in Slovenia, we made our way back to Italy. Just as we were crossing our final toll, we were pulled over by border security. Luckily, we were fortunate enough to speak with a guard who understood our ignorance was unintentional and charged us only for the Vinette sticker we required. This scenario could have played out in a very different manner, costing us hundreds and dollars and negatively impacting our holiday experience. Having rented cars in other countries, we were not aware of this system and had no warning from our car rental company. With the possible fine ranging between $160 and $300 euro, this is not a mistake you want to make when travelling. Please share this post with friends and family to ensure that their precious vacation is not compromised.

Happy travels, J&B

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