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What is the official currency used in Croatia?

The Croatian currency is the Kuna, which is divided into 100 lipas. The Kuna comes in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 as notes and 1, 2, 5, 25 as coins. The Lipa comes in coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50.

Do I need a visa for Croatia?

Countries whose citizens do not need entry visas for Croatia:

  • Andorra, Argentina, Austria,Australia
  • Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria
  • Canada, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Chile
  • Denmark
  • Ecuador, Estonia, El Salvador
  • Finland, France
  • Greece, Guatemala, Germany
  • Honduras, Hungary
  • Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Israel
  • Jamaica, Japan
  • Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg
  • Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco
  • Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand
  • Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal
  • Republic of Korea, Romania
  • San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay
  • Vatican, Venezuela

For other countries, please check the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Entry visas for Croatia are issued by the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Croatia. If you plan to work or live in Croatia check out this useful article on Croatian visas.



Public holidays in Croatia in 2018

01/01/2018 New Year
06/01/2018 Epiphany
01/04/2018 Easter
02/04/2018 Easter Monday
01/05/2018 Labour Day
31/05/2018 Corpus Christi
22/06/2018 Anti-Fascist Struggle Day

25/06/2018 Croatian Statehood Day
05/08/2018 Victory and Homeland Day
15/08/2018 Assumption of Mary
08/10/2018 Independence Day Croatia
01/11/2018 All Saints' day
25/12/2018 Christmas
26/12/2018 St Stephen's Day

Phone numbers you might need while staying in Croatia

When travelling to Dubrovnik it is useful to know some important phone numbers.

When you want to make a call from Croatia to any other country in the world, you must dial prefix 00 + country code (for example if you are going to call someone in Great Britain you must dial 00 + 44 + phone number).

When making call to Croatia from abroad you must dial 00385 + town prefix + phone number. Prefix for Dubrovnik and Dubrovnik region is 020.

ALL EMERGENCY SITUATIONS +385 112

POLICE +385 192

FIRE DEPARTMENT +385 193

AMBULANCE +385 194

ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE +385 1987

NATIONAL SEARCH AND RESCUE CENTRE +385 9155

WEATHER FORECAST AND ROAD CONDITIONS 060520 520

GENERAL INFORMATION +385 18981

TELEPHONE NUMBERS WITHIN CROATIA +385 11888

INTERNATIONAL PHONE NUMBERS  +385 11802


DUBROVNIK AIRPORT +385 020 773 377

DUBROVNIK MAIN BUS STATION +385 020 357 088



Post offices in Croatia

You can spot post offices in Croatia from the yellow sign with the lettering HP. If you need to send a postcard or letter, you can buy stamps in pretty much any kiosk or in the post office. Postcards and letters with stamps can be dropped in any mail box. These are the small yellow boxes attached to buildings around town.

Postal rates:

  • letters up to 50g (Croatia 3.10 HRK, abroad 7.10 HRK),
  • postcards (Croatia 1.60 HRK, abroad 3.10 HRK).

Telephoning can be done at the post office (with a telephone card as well), they also offer telegram and fax service, and money exchange service.

What sort of plugs are used in Croatia

Standard voltage is 220 volts, AC 50Hz. Primary sockets generally require European plugs of the two round pin variety. You will need a voltage converter adn plug adaptor in order to use U.S. or UK appliances.


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