Useful info when traveling to Croatia
A passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreements is needed.
Information: Diplomatic missions of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Croatia: www.mvpei.hr
It is your responsibility to check if you need a visa for entering Croatia. Please check for details at the Croatian Embassy or Consulate in your country. No visa is required for nationals of the USA and EC.
Currently there are five GSM operators offering the GSM service in Croatia.
T-Mobile operating under +385 98 xxxxxx and +385 99 xxxxxx.
VIPnet operating under +385 91 xxxxxx.
TELE2 operating under +385 95 xxxxxx.
Tomato operating under +385 92 xxxxxx.
Bonbon operating under +385 97 xxxxxx.
Please contact your local GSM operator to check the availability and the costs of roaming services.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Country code: (+/00) 385
Area code (Zagreb): (0)01
Fire-fighting center: 193
Time check: 18095
Information local calls: 18981
General information service: 18981
Information national and international calls: 11802
Wake-up calls: 18100
Roadside vehicle assistance: 1987
Banks and post offices are normally open from 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.
Non-Governmental offices work from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Most grocery stores and department stores are open non-stop, from 6:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7.30 or 8:00 p.m.
CURRENCY & EXCHANGE
The basic Croatian currency unit is the Kuna, made up of 100 Lipa. Foreign currency can be exchanged for local money at banks, post offices and exchange offices, according to the valid rates of exchange. Visit the exchange office on the Web for valid exchange rates.
All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout Croatia, as advertised at points of sale, such as: American Express, Diners Club, Euro card/Master card, Visa, JCB, and Eurocheques. Traveler's Cheques are also accepted.
Foreigners can claim a sales tax refund within one year for purchased goods. Don't forget to aks the salesman to fill out the tax refund form when purchasing goods.
220 V, 50 Hz
Central European Time (CET).
The climate of Zagreb is classified as an oceanic climate, near the boundary of the humid continental climate. Zagreb has four separate seasons. Summers are warm, and winters are cold, without a discernible dry season. The average daily mean temperature in winter is around 1 °C (34 °F) (from December to February) and the average temperature in summer is 22.0 °C (71.6 °F). Temperatures rise above 30 °C (86 °F) on an average 14.6 days each summer.
Snowfall is common in the winter months, from December to March, and rain and fog are common in autumn (October to December). Highest recorded temperature ever was 40.4 °C (104.7 °F) in July 1950, and lowest was −27.3 °C (−17.1 °F) in February 1956.
Public telephone boxes accept only phone cards available from newspaper stands and post offices.
Smoking and non-smoking areas.
Tap water is drinkable in all parts of Croatia.
Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia: www.carina.hr