information about Croatia
Passport 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 licence.
For 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.
The 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.
All the tourists have to be registered by the owners of accommodation
with the local tourist community of the respective village or city.
The tourist community is required to issue a written residence permit
for each registered guest.
This service is available in all the larger towns, tourist resorts
and airports. There is also taxi service in all towns and tourist
50km/h in inhabited areas, 80km/h outside inhabited areas (unless
stated differently), 130km/h on highways. The maximum level of alcohol
in the blood is 0.5 parts per thousand.
Eurosuper 95, Eurosuper 98, Normal Lead Free 91, Super 98, Diesel
and Euro diesel.
Gas stations are opened 24/7.
220 V, 50 Hz
Tap water is drinkable through Croatia.
Mediterranean climate along the Croatian Coast: hot and sunny days,
refreshing and enjoyable evenings.
During 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
There is a veterinary office in Split which offers treatment including
X-ray examination and laboratory.
PROGRAMMES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
On the first channel of Croatian Radio, on 92.1 MHz, there are news
in English every day at 08:30, 10:30, 14:30 and 20:30. On Sundays
the first news begin at 09:30. On the second channel of Croatian
Radio, on 98.5 MHz, from 1 July to 15 September, following the news
in Croatian, there will be reports on Croatian road conditions in
English, German and Italian broadcast by Croatian Automobile Association.
Post 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 three GSM networks in Croatia - T-mobile, Tele2
and VIPNet (both operate on 900/1800 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:
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).