Information about Croatia


Important phone numbers, Money, Travel documents for Croatia, Customs, Traffic rules, Electrical energy, Water, Time zone

Important phone numbers:

International dialing prefix for Croatia: +385
National division for protection and rescue
(unique European emergency number): 112
Police: 192
Firefighters: 193
Ambulance: 194
General information: 981
Roadside Assistance: 1987
Information of local telephone numbers: 11 888
Telegrammes phone: 96
Registration of international phone calls: 901
Information of international phone numbers: 90
Weather and road conditions: 060 520 520
Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385 1 4640 800
National center of search and rescue: 9155
Croatian Angels – tourist information in Croatian, English, German and Italian from the 23.03. – 15.10.
Tel: 062 999 999 (+385 62 999 999)

Croatian Motorways (HAC)
Croatian Automobile Club (HAK) 01 4640 800
Croatian National Tourist Board


The official currency is the Croatian Kuna (1 kuna = 100 Lipa).
There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 Lipa and 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna and paper bills of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kuna.
Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, campsites.
In Croatia the most used cards are: Eurocard / Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Diners.
They are adopted in almost all hotels, marinas, restaurants and shops, ATMs, and shopping malls (a visibly placed label with the logo of the credit card you can use).

Travel documents for Croatia

To enter Croatia You need a valid identity card or passport, depending on international agreements between countries. Children must be registered in the passport of a parent or have their own passport.
Tourists can stay in Croatia up to 3 months
Citizens of following countries can enter Croatia without a visa and stay 90 days with a valid passport:
Hungary, Switzerland, Turkey, United States, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Gvatemalea, Hellenic, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malaysia, Singapore, Eastern Uruguay and Venezuela.
Citizens of following countries can enter Croatia without a visa and stay 90 days with a valid identity card or passport.
Member states of the European Union, the states parties to the Schengen agreement, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican State.


The Croatian customs regulations are harmonized with the standards of the European Union.
Foreign currency is freely brought in and the amount is (value of EUR 3,000); local currency up to 15,000 kn.
Dogs and cats accompanying their owners should have an International certificate from a veterinarian that the vaccination against rabies is at least 15 days old and not older than 6 months.
For more information - Croatian Customs Administration (tel 30 6102 333);

Traffic rules

Traffic regulations on Croatian roads are the same as in Europe. It runs on the right side of the road, and speed limits are as follows:
Highway: 130 km/h (81mph)
Motorway: 110 km/h (62 mph)
In the settlement: 50 km/h (31 mph)
Outside the settlement: 90 km/h (50 mph)
The maximum speed for passenger cars with trailers is 80 km/h (50 mph)
The allowed amount of alcohol in blood is 0.5 ppm.

Electrical energy

Voltage of the power grid – 220 V, 50 Hz frequency


Tap water is potable in all parts of the Croatia

Time zone

GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two hours in summer

National holidays:

1st January – New
8th and 9th April – Easter and Easter Monday
1st May – Labour day
10th June – Corpus Christi
22nd June – Day of Antifascist Fight
25th June – Statehood Day
5th August – Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day
15th August – Assumption
8th October – Independence Day
1st November – All Saints
25th and 26th December – Christmas holidays.

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