Croatia international travel guide in 2024

Croatia international travel guide in 2024

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Croatia has a population of 4M with main currency as Croatian Kuna. The languages spoken are Croatian. Croatia travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are very common in Croatia. Tipping is usually not expected in Croatia. Internet speed in Croatia is on average 6.4 Mbps.In Croatia you drive on the right side.

Croatia travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
We've reviewed the travel advice for Croatia. We haven't changed the level, exercise normal safety precautions. Temporary border checks have been introduced at Croatia’s borders with Slovenia. You should allow extra time for crossing the land border between Croatia and Slovenia (see 'Travel'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Croatia.

Issue Date : Oct 31, 2023

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Croatia essential details

Plugs

Croatia uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Croatian

Money in Croatia

Currencies

Croatia uses the Croatian kuna (symbol: kn), code HRK.Banknotes come in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 kunas. Kuna is subdivided into 100 lipas. Coins come in denominations of 25, 5, 2 and 1 kunas and 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipas.

Cards

Widely accepted Credit cards are widely accepted within Croatia (at hotels, shops, and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies etc.). Visa, MasterCard and Maestro are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common. Diners Club is pretty rare. Discover, JCB, UnionPay and RuPay are unknown.

ATM

Automatic teller machines are very common in Croatia. You can find them in both large & small cities, tourist areas etc.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Croatia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip.

Internet in Croatia

Internet

Internet speed in Croatia is on average 6.4 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Croatia is very high. Most hotels, hostels, cafes, restaurants and bars have it.

Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 82.25 kn, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 3 telecoms: Hrvatski Telekom, Tele2 or Vip. Croatia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Croatia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling

To call Croatia, dial +, then 385 (the country code for Croatia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Croatia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 1 .

Driving in Croatia

Road rules

In Croatia you drive on the right side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 130 km/h (80 mph) on motorways, 50 km/h (31 mph) in all built-up areas and 90 km/h (55 mph) on undivided highways. Right turn on red lights is strictly forbidden unless an additional green semaphore arrow allows it. It is illegal to drive with blood alcohol content higher than 0.05%.

On the road

Road assistance is available at +385 1 1987 (HAK - Road assistance). For general news on Croatia's traffic use HAK. For news on Croatia’s motorways and tolls use HAC or Bina Istra. Most popular petrol stations in Croatia are Tifon, Lukoil, Crodux, Petrol, OMV and INA. Petrol (unleaded) gas options are called Eurosuper 95, benzin or Eurosuper 98. Petrol costs about 9.12 kn per liter.Diesel options are called Eurodizel or Dizel.

Emergecy

Police
122
Fire department
1717

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Croatia visa advice

If you're considering exploring Croatia beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Croatia transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Croatia, understanding Croatia Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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