ENTRY DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Passport or some other form of identification is needed.
Visitors can stay up to three months. Vehicle papers required
are the registration booklet (automobile registration card),
an international motor vehicle insurance certificate (a
green card) and a valid drivers licence.
For personal belongings there are no custom fees. Other
items, such as radio telephone, all sorts of professional,
technical and sporting equipment, can be freely brought
into the country as long they are properly declared at the
frontier. Foreign currency can be imported and exported
freely. Domestic currency up to value of 2.000 Kuna can
be exported. Pets must have adequate vet certificates.
The official currency of the Republic of Croatia is the
kuna (divided into 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be changed
in banks, official exchange offices and post offices, most
tourist agencies and hotels. Eurocheques can be exchanged
only in banks. For all goods and services credit cards,
as well as cash, can be used to pay (AmEx, Diners, EC/MC,
Visa). Foreign citizens can get foreign currency back for
unused kuna upon the presentation of an exchange receipt,
but only in bank, when leaving Croatia. There are limits
on the amount of Croatian currency that can be imported
Banking hours are 7am to 7pm from Monday to Friday. On Saturday
these facilities are open until 1pm. In big cities, some
banks are open on Sundays.
REGISTERING YOUR STAY
Tourists pay a fee for each day of their stay (cca 1 Euro/day).
Children up to 12 years of age are not required to pay a
fee, and the children between 12 and 18 years of age have
to pay half of the price of the fee.
All the tourists have to be registered by the owners of
accommodation with the local tourist community of the respective
village or city. The tourist community is required to issue
a written residence permit for each registered guest.
TAX RETURN FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS
Tax return can be claimed by tourists whose purchases exceed
500 kuna, with verified "Tax Checque". A tax refund
will be obtained within one year.
Information: Croatian Customs Service (Phone number: + 385
1 61 02 333)
RENT A CAR
This service is available in all the larger towns, tourist
resorts and airports. There is also taxi service in all
towns and tourist resorts.
50km/h in inhabited areas, 80km/h outside inhabited areas
(unless stated differently), 130km/h on highways. The maximum
level of alcohol in the blood is 0.0 parts per thousand.
Eurosuper 95, Eurosuper 98, Normal Lead Free 91, Super 98,
Diesel and Euro diesel.
Open from 7am until 7pm or 8pm every day, and during the
summer even until 10pm.There are also gas station that are
open non-stop in the larger towns and along the mayor international
220 V, 50 Hz
Tap water is drinkable through Croatia.
Mediterranean climate along the Croatian Coast: hot and
sunny days, refreshing and enjoyable evenings.
COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES
During the stay in Dalmatia, tourists have a right to health
care in the Public Health Centers (Dom zdravlja), out-patient
clinics and hospitals. The prices are nominal and correspond
to the prices for Croatian citizens. Visitors from the Slovak
Republic, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Great
Britain need to to bring only their passports with them.
Tourists from other countries should be in a possession
of the proper form in addition to their passports. Slovenian
guests can use their health cards. For special treatment
in private establishments, guests pay the same as locals.
HEALTH CARE FOR PETS
There is a veterinary office in Split which offers treatment
including X-ray examination and laboratory.
RADIO PROGRAMMES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
On the first channel of Croatian Radio, on 92.1 MHz, there
are news in English every day at 08:30, 10:30, 14:30 and
20:30. On Sundays the first news begin at 09:30. On the
second channel of Croatian Radio, on 98.5 MHz, from 1 July
to 15 September, following the news in Croatian, there will
be reports on Croatian road conditions in English, German
and Italian broadcast by Croatian Automobile Association.
Post offices work from 7am to 7pm, and on Sundays until
1pm. There are post office in the bigger cities which are
open until 10pm in the summer. Stamps are sold in post offices
and at the newsstand or in post offices.
Public phones can be used only with phone cards. These can
be bought in post offices, news-stand and hotels.
There are three GSM networks in Croatia - HT mobile, VIPNet
and Tele2 (all operate on 90 MHz). Croatian GSM providers
have a commercial arrangement with GSM operators in numerous
countries around the world.
Shops and department stores are open between 8am and 8pm,
and on Saturdays from 8am to 2pm or 3pm. A smaller number
of stores close between noon and 4pm.Many stores are open
on Sundays too, especially in the summer, and smaller number
in the bigger cities are open 24 hours a day. Firms and
public services usually work from 8am to 4pm from Monday
GMT +1 hour (in summer +2 hours)