Croatia Travel Safety Tips

February 18, 2010 by  
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On the road

– Avoid traffic jams during the peak tourism season (at weekends or holidays)

– Be well-rested when travelling

– Adjust your speed to the conditions on the road and the speed limits

– In the event of a traffic jam, be patient (take sufficient quantities of water) Read more

Croatia emergency numbers

February 4, 2010 by  
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In the event of an accident, phone 112 for help! This number can be reached any time, day or night, regardless of where you are in the Republic of Croatia or in the European Union. Calls to this number are free of charge. Read more

Croatia Radio news in foreign languages

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Radio news in foreign languages during the tourist season Croatian Radio broadcasts programmes in foreign languages designed for tourists in Croatia on several frequencies. Read more

Croatia important telephone numbers

February 4, 2010 by  
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International country code for Croatia: +385 Read more

Croatia travelling with your pet regulations

January 25, 2010 by  
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When bringing your pet into the Republic of Croatia, it is your responsibility to meet all the conditions necessary for its importation. Please check, whether your pet has been vaccinated on time and whether it has a valid passport or veterinary certificate. If your pet does not meet these criteria then it can be returned to the country of origin or quarantined at the border crossing at your expense. Read more

Croatia customs regulations

January 25, 2010 by  
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Customs regulations in the Republic of Croatia are almost entirely harmonised with EU standards, but the value of those non-commercial items that are brought into the country for personal use and are exempt from tax duty or PDV (VAT), is limited to only 300 HRK (kuna). Read more

Croatia travel documents

January 25, 2010 by  
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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). Read more

Croatia currency, credit cards

January 25, 2010 by  
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The kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, travel agencies, hotels, campsites and marinas. Read more

Geography of Croatia

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Geographic position

Croatia extends from the easterly edges of the Alps through the Pannonian lowlands to the banks of the Danube in the east. Its central region is covered by the Dinara mountain range. The coastline stretches along the Adriatic Sea, from the Istrian peninsula in the north to the city of Dubrovnik in the south. Read more

Croatia climate

January 25, 2010 by  
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Croatia has three climatic zones: Continental, High altitude and Mediterranean. The prevailing climate in the country’s continental interior is moderately rainy. The area of high altitude with Croatia’s highest peaks have a mountain climate which includes snowfall. The areas along the Adriatic coast have a pleasantly mild Mediterranean climate with a large number of sunny days, summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Read more

Croatia health services

January 25, 2010 by  
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There are hospitals and clinics located in all the larger towns and cities, while smaller centres have dispensaries and pharmacies. Foreign visitors who are covered by health insurance in their own country are not obliged to pay for emergency medical services during a private stay in the Republic of Croatia if a convention on Social Security has been signed between Croatia and the 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. Read more

Croatia shops and public services working hours

January 25, 2010 by  
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Shops and public services working hours

During the tourist season, most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, and many of them are also open during the weekend. Public services and business offices work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Read more

Croatia post and telecommunications

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Post offices are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, in smaller centres from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Some offices work a split shift. In most towns and tourist centres, there are post offices are open on Saturdays and Sundays. Read more

Electricity in Croatia

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220 V, frequency: 50 Hz. UK guests should note that power outlets in Croatia are of the Continental two-pin type, therefore a socket adapter is required. Read more