Here you will find important tips and useful information for Croatia.
in Swiss francs (CHF)
For ATM cash withdrawals
For cashless payments in shops, restaurants, hotels, and online
in local currency
For minor expenses on arrival in country of destination
Local currency / ISO Code
Payment by credit card is relatively common. For more detailed information, please contact the credit card issuer.
Credit cards are recommended for car rentals. Prepaid cards are generally accepted for payment but not for reservations. Please check the possible payment methods with the car rental company in advance.
Keep exchange and transaction receipts for reconversion.
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German, English and Italian
00 41 (disregard '0' preceding Swiss area codes)
7.30 - 19.00 h (Mon - Fri)
7.30 - 13.00 h (Sat)
8.00 - 20.00 h (Mon - Fri)
8.00 - 14.00/15.00 h (Sat)
Zagreb, Bogoviceva 3
Tel. +385 1 487 88 00
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 ‰.
Vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and measles recommended.
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.
220 volt; 2-pronged round plug / adapter required for 3-pronged plug
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.
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