A valid passport or other personal identification document is needed
to enter Croatia. For vehicles: the vehicle license, the green insurance card and the
written authorization of the owner if the car is driven by another person.
Tourists arriving in Croatia may bring in their personal luggage without any limitations.
Technical equipment, cameras, camping equipment, vessels and radio equipment should be
declared on entry. The following items can be imported duty-free up to the stated
quantities: 200 cigarettes (or 50 cigars or 0,25 kg of tobacco), 1l of spirits 0,051 of
perfume. There are no limitations on the amount of foreign currency brought in or taken
out by foreign citizens. They can bring into Croatia a maximum of 2.000 Croatian kuna.
Pets (dogs, cats, etc.) can be brought in· a valid yellow intentional health passport is
required together with a certificate of vaccination, especially against rabies.
For visits not exceeding 30 days an identification document is
needed, together with permission to pass - obtainable at the border. A passport is valid
for satys up to 3 months. Children under 16 years may enter Croatia with a children's'
identification card. Children under 5 years of age may enter the country if entered in a a
parent's passport (& photo).
Driving regulations and driving licenses
Driving license, driving permission for vehicle, vehicle license
international motor insurance "green card", comprehensive insurance is
recommended to all travelers.
Special traffic regulations
School buses may not be overtaken while stationary - when passenger
are getting on and off the bus. When overtaking another vehicle the turn signal must be
on. Overtaking a queue of vehicles is not permitted. When towing a vehicle it is
obligatory to mark the front and the rear of vehicle with a triangle, showing clearly that
the vehicle is being towed. Every road accident should be reported to the Police. Vehicles
with significant damage may leave the country only if a written damage certificate has
been Issued. All vehicles must be equipped with a set of spare lamps. The maximum allowable limit of alcohol in blood is 0.05%
Tourists staying at tourist resorts pay a visitors tax (daily).
on the Adriatic
Foreign sports craft (up to 3 m long and with an engine of less then
4 kW) can sail and
be anchored in the coastal and inland waters without permit.
Money can be exchanged at the official exchange offices (banks, post
offices, hotels, travel agencies) at the current rate of exchange. The rate varies and is
set periodically (daily). Credit cards (Diners, American Express, Eurocard) and
Eurocheques (where indicated) are also accepted.
HPT (Hrvatska posta i telekomunikacije) provides all types of mail,
telephone, telegraph fax, express mail and post office savings services.
Telephoning: dial directly with the following code numbers
|Czech Republic and Slovakia
220 V, 50 Hz.
|Emergency medical assistance
|Emergency road service
|Public emergency centre
||060 440 440
||060 300 300
|Weather forecast & road conditions
||060 520 520
|International directory assistance
|Information about telephone numbers
|Semiautomatic wake-up call
|Sending telegrames by phone
For emergency service on the road dial: 987
Round the clock information on road and traffic conditions from:
HAK - Croatian Automobile Club
tel. +385 (1) 415-800
fax: +385 (1) 415-800
January 1, May 1, May 30, June 22, August 15 and December 25 - 26.
Non-working days: January 6 - 7, Easter Monday, Ramadan-Bayram, November 1.