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Croatia Travel Fact File (January 2024)

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Croatia is a country in Central Europe and Southeastern Europe on the Adriatic Sea. Neighbouring countries include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia. Geographically, Croatia is diverse with flat plains, low mountains, and islands. Croatia is a member of the European Union.

Climate in Croatia

Croatia features a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cold, wet winters. The hottest months are July and August, and January takes the title for the coldest month of the year.

Time Difference in Croatia

Croatia is 1 hour ahead of the UK

Language in Croatia

Croatian – Official language.

Commonly Used Words in Croatia

Hello = Zdravo!

Goodbye = Doviđenja

Thank you = Hvala vam

Please = Molim

Yes = Da

No = Ne

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Which Plug Do I Need in Croatia?

For Croatia there are two associated plug types, types C and F. Plug type C is the plug which has two round pins and plug type F is the plug which has two round pins with two earth clips on the side.

What is The Local Currency in Croatia ?

Croatia uses the Euro

£100 in Euro’s is 115.27 EUR (as of Jan 2024)

What Credit Cards Can I Use in Croatia?

Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express credit cards are accepted in most Croatian establishments that accept plastic. The Maestro debit card is also widely accepted.

Tipping in Croatia

Tips are not included in the overall price of our treks and adventure trips, but most trekkers do tip their guides, porters, and cooks on the penultimate or final day of the trip. Tipping is a universal custom in adventure travel, but is not obligatory, so you should never feel forced into it, but it is a tradition on the trail. Tipping policies can be found through the Vamoos app for each individual trip.

Approximate Food & Drink Prices in Croatia (January 2024)

Coke/Pepsi 2.22 EUR

Water 1.56 EUR

Coffee 1.82 EUR

Beer 2.65 EUR

Inexpensive Meal 9.95 EUR

Passport Validity for Croatia

If you are planning to travel to an EU country (except Ireland), or Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino or Vatican City, you must follow the Schengen area passport requirements.

Your passport must be:

  • Issued less than 10 years before the date you enter the country (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

You must check if your passport meets these requirements before you travel. If your passport was issued before 1 October 2018, extra months may have been added to its expiry date.

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Do I Need a Visa for Croatia? (January 2024)

You can travel to countries in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. This applies if you travel as a tourist, to visit family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.

Passport stamping

Check your passport is stamped if you enter or exit the Schengen area through Croatia as a visitor. Border guards will use passport stamps to check you’re complying with the 90-day visa-free limit for short stays in the Schengen area. If relevant entry or exit stamps are not in your passport, border guards will presume that you have overstayed your visa-free limit.

You may also need to:

  • show a return or onward ticket
  • show proof of accommodation
  • show you have enough money for your stay

COVID-19 Requirements for Croatia? (January 2024)

Travellers are not required to show a COVID-19 vaccine certificate, proof of a negative test, or a certificate of recovery to enter Croatia.

If you’re fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Croatia are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

Proof of vaccination status

You don’t need to provide your vaccination status for entry to Croatia.

If you’re not fully vaccinated

Entry requirements for Croatia are the same for all travellers, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you’ve had COVID-19 in the past year

Entry requirements for Croatia are the same for all travellers, regardless of whether you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year.

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