A valid passport or identification card, recognized by international governments is needed while visiting Croatia. It is recommended that you carry valid proof of identification with you at all times.
Citizens of EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand can enter the country without a visa. If you are visiting from another country check with your local embassy if a visa is needed. If planning to stay for more than 90 days travelers must apply for an extension or leave and re-enter the country.
Medical treatment is available free of charge to citizens of EU countries. All other travelers should check if a reciprocal health agreement exists with Croatia. If not they should ensure that they have purchased adequate health insurance. Pharmacies are marked with a green cross. One pharmacy in each city and town operates 24 hours.
Major City Hospitals
- Zagreb Clinical Hospital
- Split Clinical Hospital
- Osijek Clinical Hospital
- Rijeka Clinical Hospital
- Dubrovnik General Hospital
- Pula General Hospita
- Zadar General Hospital
Medical Emergency Number is 94. General Emergency Number is 112.
Alcohol & Tobacco
Alcohol and Tobacco can only be sold to individuals over the age of 18. Smoking is prohibited in all public places with the exception of establishments that have the appropriate ventilation systems in place by law. Smoking on outdoor terraces of bars and restaurants is allowed. Most hotels have non-smoking and smoking rooms available. Some hotels have completely prohibited smoking in rooms.
Tipping & Etiquette
In recent years tipping in bars, coffee shops and restaurants has become commonplace. An average tip for a restaurant bill ranges from 10-15%. In smaller coffee shops and bars tipping is not expected however it is polite to leave coins received from change. It is the Croatian tradition to bring a small gift if invited to someone's house.
For a list of gay friendly destinations including accommodations, beaches and nightlife please check all information here.
Travelling with a Pet
Travelling with a pet is welcome in Croatia. Pets must have an international certificate of vaccination and proof of a recent veterinary examination showing that the pet is free of rabies. The most recent vaccination date must not be more than a year prior to the date of entry into Croatia. If travelling by plane a Fitness to Fly Certificate is required by most airlines.