220 V, 50 Hz
Our UK guests should note that power outlets in
Croatia are the Continental two-pin type and
that a socket adapter is therefore required.
Tap water is potable in all parts of Croatia.
The telephone code
for Croatia is +385.
GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in
A valid passport or some other identification
document recognized 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.
Customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia
are harmonized 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.
Pets which are being imported, or which are
traveling through for non-commercial purposes,
in the company on their owner (up to 5 animals:
dogs, cats, African polecat, all types of birds,
rodents and domesticated rabbits, invertebrates.
(with exception of bees and crabs), ornamental
tropical fish, amphibians and others will be
allowed to enter Republic of Croatia only if the
following conditions are fulfilled:
- they have a valid international passport or
health certificate (veterinary certificate) in
which a licensed veterinary surgeon in the
exporter’s country certifies that the animal (s)
in question are healthy and show no symptoms of
infectious diseases which must be reported, and
that they do not come from an area in which
infectious diseases are present and which that
particular type of animal can transfer.
Dogs, cats and animals of the marten family must
- marked with a clearly legible tattoo or fitted
with a microchip;
- have a passport issued by a licensed
veterinary surgeon proving they have been
vaccinated or re-vaccinated against rabies. For
additional information please contact the
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water
Management – Veterinary administration.
There are hospitals and clinics located in all
the larger towns and cities, while smaller
centers 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; Easter Sunday & Easter Monday; 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
Most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on
weekdays and until 2 or 3 p.m. on Saturdays.
Some shops work a split-shift system: from 8
a.m. to 12 p.m., and again from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Many shops stay open until 10 p.m., even on
Sundays, especially in summer, while certain
shops in the larger cities are open for business
24 hours a day. Public services and business
offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Mondays
Post and Telecommunications:
Post offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on
weekdays, in smaller centers from 7 a.m. until 2
p.m.; some offices work a split shift. In most
towns and tourist centers, on-duty post offices
are open on Saturdays and Sundays until 9 p.m.
Postage stamps may also be purchased from
newspaper and tobacco kiosks Phone cards are
used in all public telephones and may be
purchased from post offices and from newspaper
and tobacco kiosks. International calls may be
made directly from public telephones.
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.
Check that you have undertaken all the necessary
measures to prevent fire!
Do not throw burning objects or inflammable
objects into the environment!
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!
Observe the signs forbidding the lighting of
Take care that your parked vehicles do not
obstruct fire-fighting approaches and access
Call 112 in the following cases:
- if you need urgent or vital medical
- for assistance of fire fighting services;
- for assistance of mountain rescue services;
- for urgent or vital veterinary assistance;
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
Fire Brigade: 93
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
General information: 981
Information local and intercity numbers: 988
Information international numbers: 902
Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520
Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385 1 46 40
Radio news in foreign languages during the
Croatian Radio broadcasts on several frequencies
programs in foreign languages designed for
tourists in Croatia. A daily programs is
broadcast at 20.05h on channel one, in English
in a duration of up to 10 min. On channel two of
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.
In the summer season, on channel two of Croatian
Radio (98.5 Mhz), in addition to the regular
news in the Croatian language there will also be
a broadcast on road conditions in the English,
German and Italian languages by HAK (from 18
June to 9 September 2007).
During the same period there will also be
broadcasts every hour on the hour; news and
reports on the condition of the roads are
broadcast directly from the studios of: the
Third Program of Austrian Radio, RAI Uno,
British Virgin Radio, Radio Prague and the
International program of Croatian Radio – Voice
Once each day during the summer Radio Prague
reporters inform their colleagues via regional
radio stations: Radio Split, Radio Dubrovnik and