Travel advice for Croatia.

Here you will find important tips and useful information for Croatia.

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Travel money:

Prepaid Travel credit card

in Swiss francs (CHF)

  • For ATM cash withdrawals

  • For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online

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Banknotes

in local currency

  • For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination

Local currency / ISO Code

Croatian kuna HRK

Currency exchange rate

HRK 100 = ~ CHF 15.50 ; CHF 1 = ~ HRK 6.45 (07/2020)

Further Information

Credit cards

 

  • Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.

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Time difference with Switzerland

+/- 0 h

National language

Official language

Croatian

Language capabilities

German, English and Italian

Capital

Zagreb

Country code for calling Switzerland

00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)

Voltage

220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug

Travel documents for Swiss citizens

Passport still valid after end of stay or valid ID card, return or onward travel ticket and proof of sufficient funds (at least EUR 100.00 per day) for stays up to 3 months.
Travelers must register with police within 24 hours upon arrival. With accommodation in a hotel, this formality is settled by the hotel.

Swiss Embassy / Consulate

Zagreb, Bogoviceva 3
Tel. +385 1 487 88 00

Driving
  • Swiss driver's license accepted for car rentals if obtained at least 1 year previously, varies by rental company.

  • Minimum age for car rentals: 21 (varies by rental company).

  • CH sticker, breakdown triangle, first-aid kit and spare headlight bulds mandatory.

  • Headlights must be on even during the day.

  • Blood alcohol limit: 0.5 ‰.

Health situation

Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.

Other information

Security

Land mines: The immediate coastal region is considered safe.
However, some mine fields that are not always clearly marked may be found in the country's interior in the former war zones (1991-1995).
Most affected are Slavonia as well as the backcountry between Zadar and Split (former Krajina).
Do not leave marked roads or pathways.
The Croatian Landmine Clearance Center provides detailed information on the affected areas.

Special legal regulations

Very strict laws to fight illegal drugs.

Opening hours

Banks

7.30 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
7.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)

Stores

8.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 14.00/15.00 h (Sat)

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Important

While every precaution has been taken to verify the information provided, Swiss Bankers Prepaid Services Ltd does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of Country Information. Swiss Bankers therefore shall not be held liable for any damage or loss sustained in connection with any errors or omissions contained therein.

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