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
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.
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 and exported.
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.
RETURN FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS
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
service is available in all the larger towns, tourist resorts
and airports. There is also taxi service in all towns and tourist
in inhabited areas, 80km/h outside inhabited areas (unless stated
differently), 130km/h on highways. The maximum level of alcohol
in the blood is 0.00 parts per thousand.
95, Eurosuper 98, Super 98, Diesel and Euro diesel.
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 highways.
V, 50 Hz
water is drinkable through Croatia.
climate along the Croatian Coast: hot and sunny days, refreshing
and enjoyable evenings.
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.
CARE FOR PETS
is a veterinary office in Split which offers treatment including
X-ray examination and laboratory.
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.
are two GSM networks in Croatia - HT mobile and VIPNet (both operate
on 90 MHz). Croatian GSM providers have a commercial arrangement
with GSM operators in numerous countries around the world. Guest-users
of GSM can get additional information of GSM services in Croatia
contacting following operators on:
HTmobile phone number +385 (0)98 1550
VIPNet phone number +385 (0)91 7700
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 to Friday.
GMT +1 hour (in summer +2 hours)