Currency: Kuna (1 Kuna equals 100 Lipa).
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Water: Tap water is potable throughout Croatia.
Time zone: GMT plus one hour in winter and GMT plus two in summer.
Travel documentation: Passport or some other internationally recognised identification document. Tourists may remain in Croatia for up to three months.
Purchase tax reimbursement for foreign citizens: Tourists making purchases in Croatia (apart from petroleum derivatives) which exceed 500 Kuna per receipt may reclaim VAT (“PDV”). At point of purchase the sales person will provide on request a form PDV-P, which should be filled out and stamped, on the spot. On leaving Croatia the receipt must be verified by the Croatian Customs service. A PDV refund in Kuna can be obtained within six months, either at the same shop where the goods were purchased (in which case the tax is refunded immediately), or by posting the verified receipt back to the shop, together with the account number into which the refund should be paid. In this case the refund is dealt with within 15 days of receipt of the claim.
National holidays: January 1st New Year’s Day;Easter including Easter Monday; May 1st Labour Day; Corpus Christi; June 22nd Antifascist Resistance Day; June 25th Statehood Day; August 5th Victory Day and National Thanksgiving Day; August 15th Assumption; October 8th Independence Day; November 1st All Saints; December 25th Christmas; December 26th Boxing Day.
Public phones can be used only with phone cards, which can be purchased in Post Offices and at newsstands, in hotels and tourist complexes.
Important telephone numbers:
- International country code for Croatia: +385
- Unique National number for all emergency situations: 112
- Ambulance: 194
- Fire Brigade: 193
- Police: 192
- Roadside vehicle assistance: 198 (When calling from abroad or by mobile phone, call +385 1 1987)
- National Centre for Search and Rescue at Sea: 9155
- General information: 18981
- Information on local and intercity numbers: 11888
- Information on international numbers: 11802
- Weather forecast and road conditions: 060 520 520
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