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ELECTRICITY: 220 V / 50 Hz


CURRENCY: The official currency in Croatia is the kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, hotels and campsites.


PASSPORT / VISA:
A valid passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreement; for certain countries a personal identity card is sufficient (a document which testifies to the identity and citizenship of the bearer).


WATER:
Tap water is safe to drink in all of Croatia.


SHOP OPENING HOURS:
During the tourist season, most shops are open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on weekdays, and many are also open during the weekend.  Public services and business offices generally work from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.


SHOPPING:
Croatia has a long tradition of artisan handicrafts, which resulted in a rich and distinctive souvenirs such as: embroideries, Pag lace, Samoborski crystal, ties.


BANKS / CREDIT CARDS / ATMs:
Banking hours: Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
ATMs (in Croatian bankomat) are readily available throughout Croatia. They will accept various European bank cards, credit cards (Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, American Express etc.) and debit cards (Cirrus, Maestro, Visa electron etc.)


TIPS:
Service charges are already included in your restaurant bill however; if you feel you have received excellent service then feel free to leave a tip, locals usually round the bill. Tour guides on excursions expect to be tipped and a tip of 15-20KN would be quite acceptable.


PETS:
The transport of house pets across state borders is possible only with the necessary veterinary documentation certifying the animals’ state of health. Cats and dogs must be fitted with an electronic identification system (microchip). Up to five pets can be imported at border crossings approved for the circulation of certain house pets, whilst the import of larger numbers of animals must be made at a border crossing where there is a border veterinary inspection.


EMERGENCY PHONES:
In the event of a medical emergency, call the toll-free telephone number 112. This is also the number to call for any other emergency. The number can also be reached outside the range of your mobile network.
 
SOURCES:
http://croatia.hr/
http://wikitravel.org/en/Croatia
http://www.dubrovnik-guide.net/travelcroatia.htm


 



 

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