Croatia

Translated by: John Agrafiotis

Latest Update: Dec 20, 2020 @ 10:35 am

Currency: Kuna (HRK), 1€= 7.53 HRK. Euro € is widely accepted. On 23 November 2019 European Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis said that Croatia could join ERM II in the second half of 2020.
Driving license: EU citizens just need the European driving license. Non EU citizens must have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Visa – Passport: Citizens of the European Union, EEA and Bosnia and Herzegovina can enter Croatia only with a valid Identity Card that proves their citizenship. Check this page for further information.
Border Crossing:Open borders with Slovenia, typical stop on Bosnia Herzegovina border, have pation in Hungarian borders and huge delays when entering from Montenegro borders. Borders on the Adriatic coastline are crowded and you have to expect delays. There is no control for EU passport holders, just too many people. There is a small border station and not too crowded souther that the one on E65. Check his potion on this map.
Insurance: EU citizens just need a Green Card. For non EU citizens, make sure that your International Motor Insurance Card is valid for Croatia
Time Zone: GMT +1
Banks – Credit Cards: Banks are open from Monday to Friday 7:00 to 19:00 and Saturday until noon. There are lots of ATMs and Credit Cards are widely accepted.
Fuel: Unleaded 95: 1,21€ (12/2020). Fuel price is same in all fuel stations. Most fuel stations are open from 6:00 to 20:00. Central stations are open 24h a day. Unleaded gasoline is called EuroSuper 95. Credit Cards are widely accepted.
Lights: Headlights must be on 24-hours a day. Not using them is punished with a fine of 50 €.
Equipment: Drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets.
Maximum Allowed Blood Alcohol Level: 0.05%
Spedd Limits: 50 km/h (31 mph) within built up areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) outside built up areas, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways (brza cesta), 130 km/h (81 mph) on freeways (autocesta).
Fines: Police are empowered to collect fines on the spot for speeding and other violations.
Tolls: here are tolls on various motorways, bridges and tunnels including route E59 and the E70 out of Zagreb. There is also a toll station on the E71 between Zagreb and Split. The open toll system, where you pay immediately upon entering, is used on bridges and tunnels and on shorter motorway sections. The closed toll system, where you get a toll card upon entering and pay when you exit, is applied on larger motorways. Calculate your toll prices here.
Specificities: Vehicles entering a roundabout are given priority and the same applies to all forms of public transport and school buses.
Useful Phrases:
Centar or Stari Grad: Town Center
Sobe: Rooms to let
Useful Phone Numbers:
European emergency number: 112
Ambulance: 194
Police: 192
Fire Department: 193
Road Assistance: 1987 (24h a day)

Useful links:
Wikitravel Croatia
Croatia official travel guide
Lonely Planet Croatia

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* If you are from Croatia or have been recently in Croatia and you would like to add some information or correct some of the above listed, do not hesitate to contact us.

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