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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 Kuna banknotes.
Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks, exchange offices, post offices and at most tourist agencies, hotels and camping grounds.
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.

Electricity: 220 V, 50 Hz
Water: Tap water is potable throughout Croatia
Telephone code for Croatia: +385
Time zone: GMT plus one hour in winter, and GMT plus two in summer
Travel documentation:Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.
For more information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia
Customs: 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.
Purchase 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.
Medical care: available in hospitals providing a 24-hour emergency service
Working 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.
Post Offices: 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
Public telephones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes.
 
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