Useful information

Travel documents

If you are traveling from outside the European Union you are required to have your official travel documents – passport. Usually, visa is not required to enter Croatia, however: it is always good to check with a Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mvp.hr).

Customs regulations

Since Croatia is a part of European Union, customs regulations are well harmonized with the E.U. standards. Any foreign currency may be freely taken in and out of the country. A local currency has a limitation of 15.000,00KN which is equivalent to 2,210.00 USD. When you are entering the country more valuable items must be declared at the border. Tax refund when leaving the country is made to foreign nationals for individual goods purchased in Croatia for amounts in excess of 740,00 Kuna, by presenting a "Tax-check" form. This form is provided by a sales assistant when items are purchased.

Health services

There are hospitals and clinics located in all the larger towns and cities while smaller centers have pharmacies and ER's. Foreign visitors are not obligated to pay for medical services if an agreement on health services was signed between Croatia and the visitors' country of origin. Expenses for health services given to individuals coming from such countries are charged directly to the user, as given in the price list. If you are not sure whether your country has such agreement with Croatia, make sure to check before departure. Also, ask us for the travel insurance when booking your vacation to cover any expenses that might occur due to the emergency situation.

 

Public holidays

 

1 January - New Year's Day

 

6 January - Epiphany

 

Easter Sunday & Easter Monday

 

1 May - Labor Day

 

Corpus Christi

 

22 June - Anti-Fascist Resistance Day

 

25 June - Statehood Day

 

5 August - Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day

 

15 August - Assumption Day

 

8 October - Independence Day

 

1 November - All Saints' Day

 

25-26 December – Christmas Holidays

 

 

Important telephone numbers

 

International country code for Croatia: 385

 

Ambulance: 94

 

Fire Department: 93

 

Police: 92

 

Roadside vehicle assistance: 987

 

National Search and Rescue Center: 9155

 

A single country number for all emergency situations: 112

 

General information: 981

 

Information for international numbers: 902

 

Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520

 

Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385 1 4640 800

 

Power supply and tap water

220 V, 50 Hz Power outlets in Croatia are the Continental two-pin type. Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.

 

Radio news in foreign languages during the tourist season

Croatian Radio broadcasts on several frequencies in foreign languages designed for tourists in Croatia. A daily program at 8:05 pm. is broadcasted on Channel One of the Croatian Radio in English. On Channel Two of the Croatian Radio, along with regular news, HAK provides reports on road conditions in English, German and Italian and, several times each day, information for sailors. Every hour on the hour there are also news and reports on road conditions directly from the studios of the Third Program of Bavarian Radio, the Third Program of Austrian Radio, RAI Uno and British Virgin Radio. Radio Prague broadcasts a news program at 9 pm.

Traveling with animals

The transport of house pets across state borders is possible only with the necessary veterinary documentation certifying the animals’ state of health. Cats and dogs must be fitted with an electronic identification system (microchip). Up to five pets can be imported at border crossings approved for the circulation of certain house pets, whilst the import of larger numbers of animals must be made at a border crossing where there is a border veterinary inspection. 
 
When traveling with your pet, you are responsible for it
 
When bringing your pet into the Republic of Croatia, it is your responsibility to meet all the conditions necessary for its importation. Please check, for instance, whether your pet has been vaccinated, that is, re-vaccinated, on time, whether an antibody titer test has been performed and whether it has a valid passport or veterinary certificate. If your pet does not meet these criteria, then your entry into the Republic of Croatian may be denied, that is, your pet can be returned to the country of origin or quarantined at the permitted border crossing. The owner will bear all costs arising from the implementation of these measures.
 
In line with the Regulations on veterinary conditions for the non-commercial transportation of pets, the following animals species are considered as pets: dogs, cats, pet ferrets (Mustela putorius) from the marten family (Mustelidae), invertebrates (except for bees and crayfish), ornamental tropical fish, amphibians, reptiles, all bird species (except for poultry), rodents and rabbits.
 
Maximum number of animals
 
The importation of a maximum of five animals can be considered as non-commercial. The animals must be subjected to an identification and document inspection by a customs official at a border crossing of the Republic of Croatia. These animals will not be considered a commodity and must be accompanied by their owner or a person authorized by the owner to accompany them for the entirety of the trip
 
Conditions
General import conditions for dogs, cats and tame martens (also called domestic ferret, white ferret, African ferret, weasel, skunk, tamed ferret, domestic weasel or tamed weasel – Mustela putorius) coming from EU member states and low-risk countries outside the EU:
They must be fitted with an electronic identification system (microchip). If the animal is fitted with a microchip that is not in line with the ISO Standard 11784 or 11785, the owner must provide the appropriate microchip scanner. The name and address of the animal’s owner must be determinable at all times. The animal’s passport or certificate, which is transported with the animal, needs to contain the microchip number which has been issued by a veterinarian.
 
They must be accompanied by a passport or certificate issued by a veterinarian authorised by the relevant body.
They must be vaccinated against rabies
 
Animals coming from EU countries, or countries outside the EU that are considered low-risk, that are under three months of age and have not been vaccinated can be imported into the territory of the Republic of Croatia if the owner or accompanied holds a valid passport or certificate and if the animals have been living in the same place since birth and have not been in contact with wild animals which may have been exposed to infections, or are travelling with their mother on whom they are still dependent.
 
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