Currency: Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1,
2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa coins, 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna
coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange
offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping
Euro cheques can be exchanged in banks, although
travellers are advised to check with their own banks, as the Euro
cheque service is in process of being phased out.
Banking hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday
to Friday. On Saturdays banks are open until 1 p.m. In the larger
cities some banks are
also open on Sundays. Credit cards: Most hotels,
restaurants and shops accept credit cards (American Express, Diners
Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International). Cash
dispensing machines are ubiquitous.
220 V, 50 Hz
Tap water is potable throughout Croatia
code for Croatia: +385
GMT plus one hour in winter, and GMT plus two in summer
documentation:Passport or some other internationally recognised
identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to
For more information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Republic of Croatia
There are no Customs charges for personal belongings. Foreign currency
can be imported and exported freely. Domestic currency up to the value
of 2,000 Kuna can be exported. Professional and technical equipment
of significant value should be reported when entering the country.
Pets must have valid international veterinary certificates.
tax reimbursement for foreign citizens: Tourists making purchases
in Croatia (apart from petroleum derivatives) which exceed 500 Kuna
per receipt may reclaim VAT ("PDV").
At point of purchase the sales person will provide on request a form
PDV-P, which should be filled out and stamped, on the spot. On leaving
Croatia the receipt must be verified by the Croatian Customs service.
A PDV refund in Kuna can be obtained within six months.
care: available in hospitals providing a 24-hour emergency
hours: Shops and department stores are open between 8 a.m.
and 8 p.m., and on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. or 1 p.m. Public
services and companies usually work from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. from
Monday to Friday.
open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturdays until 1 p.m.
Postage stamps: sold in Post Offices and at newsstands
telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be
purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist