Croatia

Capital Zagreb

Population 4,190,669

Area 56,594 km2

Key facts

Croatia is a member state of the European Union located in Southern Europe. There are 5 countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia) that Croatia shares its borders with. The official language of Croatia is Croatian. Although English isn't the official language, the majority of people in Croatia are good English speakers.

EF EPI's 2021 rankings placed Croatia 10th among 100 nations out of non-native English-speaking countries.

The national currency in Croatia is Croatian kuna (HRK). The kuna (kn) is subdivided into 100 lipa (lp).

With today's currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 7.52 HRK and 1 USD is worth 7.66 HRK.

Croatian
Banknotes

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Croatian
Coins

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Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.

Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Croatia is 80.82 Mbps and mobile is 111.83 Mbs.The global average is 139.19 Mbps and 77.74 Mbps respectively.

ATM Density Croatia has more ATMs than most other countries.141.56 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 41.24.

SIM Registration You can buy a SIM card in Croatia without having to register it with your ID or passport.

Socket types

There are 2 socket types used in Croatia. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries.

Type C 230 V, 50 Hz  Type F 230 V, 50 Hz  

The sockets' shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).

Public holidays

In the year 2022, Croatia will celebrate 14 national public holidays. The next one All Saints' Day will take place on November 1.

DateHoliday name
January 1, 2022New Year's DayNova Godina
January 6, 2022EpiphanyBogojavljenje, Sveta tri kralja
April 17, 2022Moving holidayEaster SundayUskrs i uskrsni ponedjeljak
April 18, 2022Moving holidayEaster MondayUskrs i uskrsni ponedjeljak
May 1, 2022International Workers' DayMeđunarodni praznik rada
May 30, 2022National DayDan državnosti
June 16, 2022Moving holidayCorpus ChristiTijelovo
June 22, 2022Anti-Fascist Struggle DayDan antifašističke borbe
August 5, 2022Victory and Homeland Thanksgiving Day and the Day of Croatian defendersDan pobjede i domovinske zahvalnosti i Dan hrvatskih branitelja
August 15, 2022Assumption DayVelika Gospa
November 1, 2022All Saints' DayDan svih svetih
November 18, 2022Remembrance DayDan sjećanja na žrtve Domovinskog rata
December 25, 2022Christmas DayBožić
December 26, 2022St.Stephen's DayPrvi dan po Božiću, Sveti Stjepan, Štefanje, Stipanje

Food & Hotels

What hotel chains are present in Croatia?

There are no Mariott hotels in Croatia.

The Hilton hotel chain operates in Croatia.

The IHG hotel chain operates in Croatia.

The Best Western hotel chain operates in Croatia.

There are Radisson hotels in 3 cities.

The Accor hotel chain operates in Croatia.

What fast food chains are present in Croatia?

Istrian stew are some of the most well-known delicacies to come out of Croatia. If none of these foods appeal to you, check out the list of fast-food restaurants in Croatia below.

The McDonald's chain operates in Croatia.

The KFC chain operates in Croatia.

The Burger King chain does not operate in Croatia.

The Subway chain does not operate in Croatia.

The Domino's Pizza chain does not operate in Croatia.

The Starbucks chain does not operate in Croatia.

Weather

Today the sun in Zagreb, rises at 6:57 AM and sets at 6:30 PM. The climate of Zagreb may be categorized as a Marine west coast (Cfb), according to Koppen's classification system.
TodayOct 5OvercastLow: 7.1°C (44.78°F)High: 20.3°C (68.54°F)
ThursdayOct 6FogLow: 7.5°C (45.5°F)High: 21.6°C (70.88°F)
FridayOct 7OvercastLow: 11.5°C (52.7°F)High: 20.5°C (68.9°F)
SaturdayOct 8FogLow: 10.9°C (51.62°F)High: 20°C (68°F)
SundayOct 9OvercastLow: 9°C (48.2°F)High: 19.6°C (67.28°F)
MondayOct 10FogLow: 4.2°C (39.56°F)High: 19.2°C (66.56°F)

Weather data for Zagreb (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com

Transport

Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.

Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.

Taxi Apps You can use Uber in 3 cities. You can use Bolt in 10 cities.

Car Rental Avis , Sixt , Hertz are all available in Croatia.

Road Connectivity Index (2016)  With a score of 5.3, Croatia is placed 52nd out of 129 nations.

Driving Side In Croatia traffic is right-handed.

Safety

Theft Occurrence Rate  239.00 thefts per 100,000 people in 2020.The global average is 544.

Road Traffic Casualties 7.90 deaths per 100,000 people in 2019.The global average is 16.71.

Travel Advisory Level (U.S. DoS)  Level 1: Exercise normal precautions. 

Emergency phones in Croatia

112 Police
112 Ambulance
112 Fire police

Sources

Smoking & Alcohol

Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.

Cananbis legality Recreational usage is decriminalized, and medical use is legal.

The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.

Alcohol allowance

  • 4L of wine
  • 16L of beer
  • 1L of spirits over 22% volume or 2L of alcoholic beverages less than 22% volume

Tobacco allowance

Your tobacco allowance is determined on your form of transportation.

If you are travelling by air:

  • 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250g of tobacco

If you are NOT travelling by air:

  • 40 cigarettes or 20 cigarillos or 10 cigars or 50g of tobacco

Visa

What are visa requirements to enter Croatia?

Currently, citizens of 92 countries can enter Croatia without obtaining a visa. This figure includes nationals who can acquire a visa on arrival.

Use the list below to check visa requirements for your country to enter Croatia.

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