Power supply: 220V, 50Hz.
Water: Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.
The telephone code for Croatia is +385
CURRENCY : kn (kuna)
Time zone: GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer
A valid passport or some other identification document recognised by international agreement; for certain countries a personal identity card is sufficient (i.e. a document which testifies to the identity and citizenship of the bearer).
For more information:Diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of the Republic of Croatia
Tel: 01 4569 964
Customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia are harmonised with the standards of E.U. member states, but the value of objects of non-commercial character for personal use allowed to be brought into the country without tax duty or PDV (VAT) is limited to 300 HRK. The permitted amount of meat and milk products which can be brought in without special veterinary inspection, as well as honey, is limited to 1 kg, while the amount of wine is limited to 5 liters. Foreign and local currency may be freely taken in and out of the country; local currency up to an amount of 15, 000 HRK, but any amount brought in our taken out of the country (whether foreign currency or HRK) in an amount exceeding a value of 40,000 HRK, must be declared to the customs officers. More valuable professional and technical equipment must be declared at the border. A non-resident can freely bring in and take out cheques in HRK.. Refund of tax when leaving the country is made to foreign nationals for individual goods purchased in Croatia for amounts in excess of 500 HRK, on presentation of a “Tax-cheque” form. This form is provided on request by a sales assistant, when items are purchased.
There are hospitals and clinics located in all the larger towns and cities, while smaller centres have dispensaries and chemist’s. Foreign visitors are not obliged to pay for medical services if a convention on Social Security has been signed between Croatia and visitors’ country of origin, i.e. if they have in their possession a certificate stipulated by such a convention confirming their right to health care. Health care (including transport) is used for emergency cases in the manner and according to regulations valid for Croatian citizens covered by Social Security, with the costs of health care being participated in, in the same way (participation and administrative duty). Persons coming from countries with which no such convention has been signed bear the costs of health services rendered personally.
- 1 January - New Year’s Day
- 6 January - Epiphany
- 1 May - Labour 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
- Protection of biodiversity complies with valid E.U. regulations.
- As regards bathing, the sea at the Croatian Adriatic is of high quality, again according to E.U. criteria.
- In the event of extraordinary environmental pollution on land, please advise Centre 112.
- If you notice a fire, please alert other persons in your surroundings; immediately inform the fire service on telephone number 93 or 112; attempt to extinguish the fire before the arrival of the fire brigade, but do not place yourself or others in danger!
Check that you have undertaken all the necessary measures to prevent fire! Do not throw burning objects or inflammable objects into the environment! Observe the signs forbidding the lighting of fires! Take care that your parked vehicles do not obstruct fire-fighting approaches and access roads.
Call 112 in the following cases:
- if you need urgent or vital medical assistance
- for assistance of fire fighting services
- for assistance of mountain rescue services
- for urgent or vital veterinary assistance
- or if you notice:
- leakage of hazardous material, pollution of drinking water, springs, streams, rivers or sea
Search and rescue: In the event of accident on land or at sea, call 112 (number for all emergency situations), and in the event of accident at sea call 112 or 9155 (National Centre for search and rescue at sea).
Important telephone numbers:
- International country code for Croatia: 385
- Ambulance: 194
- Fire Brigade: 193
- Police: 192
- Roadside vehicle assistance: 987 (when calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call +385 1 987)
- National Search and Rescue Centre: 9155
- A single countrywide number for all emergency situations: 112
- General information: 981
- Information local and intercity numbers: 988
- Information international numbers: 902
- Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520
- Croatian Automobile Club (HAK) +385 1 4640 800
- Internet: www.hak.hr
- E-mail: email@example.com