Croatia visa and travel medical insurance guide
January 04, 2019
Croatia is a perfect vacation spot, its tranquil and quaint villages paired with its idyllic coastlines have made the country become a magnet for tourism There’s a lot to get excited about when organizing your visit. You can relax amongst heavenly blue seas and golden beaches or venture out and visit breath-taking attractions. To fully enjoy your adventure, make sure you give yourself peace of mind and organize your travel insurance policy as soon as possible, so you can kick back, relax and enjoy your vacation knowing that you have got all your bases covered.
Aside from finding the right cover for you, here are some other important travel tips to be aware of before you set off on your adventure:
Visa Information for Croatia
Do I Need a Visa to Visit Croatia?
U.S. Citizens traveling to Croatia do not need a visa if travelling for up to 90 days for tourist or business reasons. Your U.S. passport should be valid for at least six months from the date of arrival in Croatia.
Health and Medical Advice
Before jetting off on your travels, you should check for any health risks, required vaccinations and any epidemic breakouts occurring in Croatia. It’s also a good idea to find out where the nearest hospital is in case of an emergency.
Do I Need to be Vaccinated When Travelling to Croatia?
There are no obligatory vaccination shots for travelling to Croatia, but we would highly recommend that you get protected against Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B, and Rabies as well as getting your routine vaccinations updated. The standard vaccines are:
- MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis
Book an appointment with your local practitioner or find your local Passport health clinic. You should book an appointment, at the latest, four to six weeks before your trip, giving enough time for the vaccinations to take effect.
Emergency Contact Information in Croatia
No one ever wants to have to call the emergency services whilst they’re on vacation, but unfortunately, accidents happen and it’s important to be prepared for when they do.
General Emergency number: 112
Police Emergency number: 192
Fire Brigade Emergency number: 193
Croatia Local Laws and Customs
• The only officially recognized form of Identification in Croatia is your passport (or Croatian residency card)
• Walking through the towns in a swimming costume or shirtless is not well received by the locals in Croatia, in some area’s it is prohibited by law, such as in Dubrovnik
• Drug offences will result in fines or jail sentences
• It is illegal to drive with more than 0.05% of alcohol in the blood stream.
Safety and Security
Crime levels are low in Croatia. However, keep an eye out for pickpockets and bag snatchers particularly in busy and crowded areas such as airports, buses and popular tourist areas. Avoid walking on your own and limit the amount of cash you carry; if possible, make use of the hotel safe.
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Useful Tips for Croatia
Official Language: Croatian
Currency: Croatian kunai
Before your trip make sure to exchange enough Croatian kunai for your spending requirements and to get the best exchange rates.
Plug Sockets: Types C and F
Croatia uses Types C and F plug sockets. The standard voltage and frequency is 230V and 50 Hz. We would recommend that you buy a plug adapter if you don’t have one already.
You can determine if you need a converter or a transformer by looking at the appliance rating plate. A dual voltage rated appliance will display for example ‘INPUT: 110-240 V’ on the appliance body. In this case, you wouldn’t need a converter or transformer.
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