Information about Croatia

Required documents

     While visiting the Republic of Croatia, foreign citizens must be in posession of a valid passport or any other valid identity document. Entrance and transit visas for the Republic of Croatia are issued in Croatian embassies and consulates as well as on Croatia's international border crossings.

     Persons driving motor vehicles must have a valid driving and traffic permit, a green card as well as the vehicle's insurance certificate. In case the driver is not the vehicle's owner, they need to have a warrant of attorney for it.

     As far as customs formalities are concerned, foreign citizens when entering the Republic of Croatia are allowed, apart from unlimited hand luggage, to carry in previously registered objects without any additional customs charges. These objects can be vessels, vessels' equipment, camping equipment as well as technical equipment. Pets are allowed to enter the country according to the regular procedure i.e. by showing the appropriate vaccination card as well as a veterinary examination card.


Communications by phone or mobile phone

     The international dialling code for Croatia is +385. There are three mobile operators available offering roaming service for many GSM service providers worldwide:

  •     T-Mobile +385(0)981550
  •     VipNet +385(0)917700
  •     Tele2 +385(0)951000444

     The cheapest option for international calls is the use of the „Qbon“. You can dial from any fixed telephone. It is available in cards of 25, 100 and 200 kunas in outlets like newspaper stands, post offices, hotels and shops selling consumer goods. The working hours of post offices are ajusted during the tourist season in all the major cities and last to 22:00 including weekends.

Useful numbers are:

  •     194 - Ambulance service
  •     193 - Firemen
  •     192 - Police
  •     18981 - Information service
  •     11888 - Subscriber service
  •     11802 - International subscriber service
  •     18166 - Weather forecast
  •     1987 - Breakdown service

Internet communication

     Using the Internet is an integral part of the tourist offer whether hotels or rooms and apartments in private accomodation are concerned. The most reasonable mobile Internet is offered by mobile operator Tele2 and provides a simple and fast access to Internet from any computer via cards that can be bought in any Tele2 Webshop or Tele2 Centre, supermarkets called Konzum and shops specialized in selling mainly newspapers. They are called Tisak, Tisak Media, iNovine and Slobodna Dalmacija. There are more and more locations with a „HotSpot“ sign allowing the use of public wireless free Internet: in hotels, marinas, coffee bars etc.


     Croatia is a safe and civilized country for all its citizens and people of good will with a temporary stay on its territory. Great contributions are being made by the police to assure security services at a high level with appropriate and well-timed reactions. In case of any unwanted and unforseen circumstances and aiming at acquiring regular judicial protection it is best to dial 192 – the police hotline.


     The kuna is the official currency of the Republic of Croatia. It is available in bank notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kunas and in coins of 1, 2, 5 and 25 kunas as well as in small coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipas ( 1 kuna consists of 100 lipas).  

      The exchange of foreign currency into kunas is possible at any turn: in banks, post offices, tourist agencies, hotels and motor camps.

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