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Travel documents

A passport or other internationally recognized identification document is required for entering Croatia. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.

States whose citizens do not need a visa to enter Croatia are: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland , Israel, Italy, Japan,Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, USA, Uruguay and Vatican City.

If you come from another country, visas for Croatia are issued by the embassies and consulates. In some exceptional cases a visa may be issued at border Croatian crossings. Children must have their own passport or must be registered in the passport of one of the parents. Pets must also have a certificate or document of received vaccines.

Time zone

GMT plus one hour in winter,  GMT plus two hours in summer.

Water

Tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia.

Electricity

220 V, frequency: 50 Hz

Currency

Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 Kuna. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels and campsites. Banking hours are from 7 to 19 hours from Monday to Friday. On Saturdays banks are open until 13 pm. Some banks in larger cities are open on Sundays.

Shopping and payment

Standard credit cards - Euro card / MasterCard, Diners, American Express and Visa are a common method of payment in Croatia. All shops, restaurants, agencies, hotels and other places that pay for goods and services accept credit card, have a visible label with the logo of the credit card you can use. You can pick up cash at ATMs that are widespread. At the post office, you can pick up advance for the Euro card / MasterCard and Diners credit cards. Traveler’s checks fee is 2%. Euro cheque personal checks and foreign banks can be cashed in rate in exchange offices or banks.

Opening hour’s shops and public services:

Most shops are open on weekdays from 8 am to 20 hours, Saturdays and Sundays until 14 pm during the summer season even longer. Public services and business offices work from 8 to 16 hours from Monday to Friday.

Customs:

Customs fees are not charged for personal belongings. Foreign currencies can be imported and exported freely. Domestic currency can be exported up to the value of 2,000 Kuna. Professional and technical equipment of significant value should be reported when entering the country. In addition to personal luggage (including cameras and video cameras), without payment of duty, per person is allowed to carry across the border the following:

  • 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars or 250 g tobacco)
  • 1 l of alcoholic beverages
  • 1 l wine
  • 50 ml perfume
  • 500 g of coffee or tea

Internet site: www.carina.hr , e-mail: carina@carina.hr.

Tax refund for foreign citizens

Tourists making purchases in Croatia (apart from petroleum derivatives) which exceed 500 Kuna per receipt may reclaim VAT ("PDV"). When you purchase, the vendor will provide a form PDV-P, which must be filled out and seal the spot. On leaving the account must be verified by the Croatian Customs service. VAT refund in Kuna can be obtained within six months in the shop where the goods were purchased (in which case the refund back immediately), or by posting the verified receipt back to the shop, together with the account number to which the refund should be paid. In this case, the refund is paid within 15 days of receipt.

Medical Service

Hospitals and clinics exist in all the major cities, whilst hospital and pharmacies are in almost all smaller towns. Foreign tourists that have medical insurance in their country during a private visit to the Republic of Croatia do not pay for the use of emergency health care, if Croatia and countries of origin have concluded an agreement on social security, or if they have a contract, provided confirmation of the right to use health care. Health care (including transport) is used for emergencies in a manner and according to regulations valid for Croatian citizens insured, whereby the same way participates in the costs of health care (participation). People who come from countries with which the contract is not signed all health care costs borne personally.

Veterinary service

Croatia has a network of veterinary clinics and centres.
Information: Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Department of Veterinary
Web: www.mps.hr ; E-mail: office@mps.hr

Important phone numbers

The telephone code for Croatia: 385
First aid: 94
Fire: 93
Police 92
Assistance on the roads 987; e-mail: 987@hak.hr 
General information: 981
Information for Croatia: 988
Information for overseas: 902
Weather Forecast and the traffic situation: 060 520 520
Croatian Automobile Club (HAK) 01/4554 433 en 4640 800
Internet: www.hak.hr  e-mail: info@hak.hr.

In case of accident seek help at number 112!

This number can be called at any time of day or night, regardless of where you are in Croatia.

Telephone call charge: The call is possible via all operators and all the phone devices by selecting the 112 Centre.

In the event of an accident 112 will allow you to talk in one of foreign languages:

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Slovakian

Public holidays

  • 1 January - New Year
  • 6 January – Epiphany, Three kings
  • Easter and Easter Monday
  • 1 May - Labour Day
  • Corpus Christi
  • 22 June - Day of Antifascist Struggle
  • 25th June - Statehood Day
  • 5 August - Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
  • 15th August - Assumption
  • 8 October - Independence Day
  • 1 November - All Saints' Day
  • 25th and 26 December - Christmas Holidays

Post and Telecommunications

Post offices are weekdays open from 7 to 19 hours, in smaller places from 7 to 14 pm, and some work in 2 shifts. In larger cities and tourist resorts post offices are open Saturdays and Sundays. At all public telephones are in use telephone cards which are sold in post offices and newsstands. From any phone is possible to call directly overseas. www.posta.hr

Environmental protection

Protection of biodiversity is in compliance with applicable regulations of the EU. The Croatian Adriatic sea is of high quality for bathing according to the criteria of the EU. In case of accidental environmental contamination on land inform Centre 112. For more information about the environment please contact the Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Construction, Department of Environmental Protection on telephone +385 1 3782-111 or e-mail: zastita_okolisa@mzopu.hr ,  www.mzopu.hr .

Fire prevention

Ensure that you have done everything to prevent a fire! Do not throw lit or flammable objects into the environment! Signs forbidding the lighting of fires! Make sure that your parked vehicles do not obstruct access to the fire.

Search and rescue

In case of accident on land or at sea call 112 (the number for all emergency situations), and in the event of an accident at sea call 9155 (National Centre for search and rescue at sea) or the 112.

Radio news in foreign languages during the tourist season

Croatian radio broadcasts programs on several stations for tourists in Croatia in different languages. The first channel of Croatian Radio, every day at 20:05 broadcasts the show in English of up to 10 minutes. During the summer season on the second channel of Croatian Radio (98.5 Mhz north western Croatia and Dubrovnik coast; 105.3 Mhz Istria, Split 96.1, 98.9 Makarska Littoral, Gorski Kotar 93.3) with regular news in Croatian language every hour (8:00 to 21:00) news in English, German, Italian and Czech, and HAK reports on road conditions in English and German, are broadcasted. In the same period every hour are broadcasted news and reports on traffic directly from the studios of the Third Austrian radio, RAI Uno, British Virgin Radio, Radio Prague and the International Program of Croatian Radio - Voice of Croatian. During the summer Radio Prague once a day inform through regional radio stations: Radio Split, Dubrovnik and Radio Rijeka Radio.

Croatian angels

Unique number of tourist information for all of Croatia 062 999 999
International callers dial: +385 62 999 999
The service is available in Croatian, English, German and Italian from the 1st April 30 October

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