Fast Facts: Croatia

Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.

Do I need a passport? What is required for entry?

U.S. citizens must have a passport, which should contain at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible.

Many countries also require a travel visa for entry. Some countries issue visas upon arrival, but in most cases, you need to obtain visas prior to travel. Airlines and cruises may deny boarding and your tour may be disrupted if your visa is not in order.

For U.S. citizens booked on a tour or package with Scheduled Dates, we will send you complete visa instructions and application forms after you book.

If you hold a passport from another country, or are not booked on a tour with Scheduled Dates, you are responsible for obtaining your own visa and meeting all entry requirements. If a visa is required, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.

What is the weather like?

The warmest and driest months with great beach weather are May through October. Winters are cold, snowy, and drizzly. Take a sweater for evenings, even in the summer.

Check out the current weather conditions in Croatia.

Are there any health precautions I should take?

According to the World Health Organization, there are no vaccination requirements for entering Croatia.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

What is the currency?

The Croatian currency is the Kuna. Please review the current exchange rate for the kuna.

Cash machines (ATMs) are available in most cities however they are not available in tiny villages.

Are tips & service charges customary?

In cafes, round the total up to the nearest kuna when paying. In restaurants, people usually leave around 10% depending on how pleased they are with the service. Taxi drivers don't expect tips, but they appreciate the ones they get.

What are the best items to shop for?

In Croatia, shop for olive oil, wine, truffles and various gourmet delicacies, lavender, filigree jewelry, lace from the islands of Pug or Vis, and arts and crafts.

What are the voltage requirements?

220 volts. Plugs C & F. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Can I take my cell phone?

See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.

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