Useful info when traveling to Croatia
A passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreements is needed.
Information: Diplomatic missions of the Republic of Croatia abroad or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Croatia: www.mvpei.hr
It is your responsibility to check if you need a visa for entering Croatia. Please check for details at the Croatian Embassy or Consulate in your country. No visa is required for nationals of the USA and EC.
COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION
ISABS will be following and monitoring official requirements and providing guidance and updates as they become available. We are committed to a safe and enjoyable event for all our attendees.
For current information please check the official website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia.
It is your responsibility to be timely informed about information regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering current COVID-19 pandemic.
Currently, there are five GSM operators offering the GSM service in Croatia.
T-Mobile operating under +385 98 xxxxxx and +385 99 xxxxxx.
A1 operating under +385 91 xxxxxx.
TELE2 operating under +385 95 xxxxxx.
Tomato operating under +385 92 xxxxxx.
Bonbon operating under +385 97 xxxxxx.
Please contact your local GSM operator to check the availability and the costs of roaming services.
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Country code: (+/00) 385
Area code (Dubrovnik): (0)20
Fire-fighting center: 193
Time check: 18095
Information local calls: 18981
General information service: 18981
Information national and international calls: 11802
Wake-up calls: 18100
Roadside vehicle assistance: 1987
Weather forecast: 18166
Banks and post offices are normally open from 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 or 8:00 p.m.
Non-Governmental offices work from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Most grocery stores and department stores are open non-stop, from 6:00 or 7:30 a.m. to 7.30 or 8:00 p.m.
CURRENCY & EXCHANGE
The basic Croatian currency unit is the Kuna, made up of 100 Lipa. Foreign currency can be exchanged for local money at banks, post offices and exchange offices, according to the valid rates of exchange. Visit the exchange office on the Web for valid exchange rates.
All major credit cards are normally accepted throughout Croatia, as advertised at points of sale, such as: American Express, Diners Club, Euro card/Master card, Visa, JCB, and Eurocheques. Traveler's Cheques are also accepted.
Foreigners can claim a sales tax refund within one year for purchased goods. Don't forget to ask the salesman to fill out the tax refund form when purchasing goods.
220 V, 50 Hz
Central European Time (CET).
Public telephone boxes accept only phone cards available from newspaper stands and post offices.
Tap water is drinkable in all parts of Croatia.
Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia: www.carina.hr
How to reach the city of Split?
Croatia's national air company is Croatia Airlines. Via direct flights it connects Croatia with a great number of European destinations like: Amsterdam, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Munich, New York, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje, Zürich, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Podgorica and Priština. In cooperation with other air companies, it connects Croatia with the whole world.
Major airports in Croatia are: Zagreb (Croatia's biggest international airport), Split, Split, Osijek, Zadar, Pula, Brač, Lošinj and Rijeka/Krk.
From the Airport Split flights connect the city with Zagreb several times a day, as well as with nearly all European capitals during the summer, directly or via Zagreb. Split airport is located 25km from the city port. You can take a bus from the airport to Split, which is available after every arrival and drives you to the Bus Station, and taxi services are available. You may also sign up for a rent-a-car at the airport.
Franjo Tuđman Airport
Ulica Rudolfa Fizira 21
10 410 Velika Gorica
Tel: 060 320-320 for calls within the national network
The price of call 1,74 HRK per minute for calls from fixed line and 2.96 HRK for calls from mobile network.
Operated by: HT d.d. Savska c. 32, Zagreb, Tel: 0800 1234
Tel: +385 1 4562 170 for calls outside Croatia
Tel: +385 1 66 76 555
Cesta dr. Franje Tuđmana 1270
21217 Kaštel Štafilić
Tel: ++385 (0)21 203 589.
Croatia is well connected with its inland as well as with the rest of Europe. It is recommended to respect the laws that regulate traffic. They do not differ significantly from the traffic regulations in other European countries. However, it is important to mention the major ones: driving with the lights on during day and night is compulsory as well as the use of the safety belt. The use of a mobile phone while driving is strongly forbidden except for the hands-free device. The maximum allowed quantity of alcohol is 0,5‰ except in cases of an offense. In that case it is treated as a separate criminal offense.
To enter Croatia, a driver’s license, an automobile registration card and vehicle insurance documents are required. An international driving license is required for the use of rent-a-car services.
The permit is issued by the parent motor club.
Split can be reached by the Adriatic Coastal Road, winding by the sea or by hinterland roads. It will take you 7 hours to get to Zagreb and 4 hours to get to Split in your car.
Towns and cities – max. 50 km/h
Local roads out of town max. 90 km/h
Motorways max. 130 km/h for motors and cars
Motorways max. 80 km/h for vehicles pulling trailers and for coaches with or without a smaller trailer
24h Breakdown service dial number: 1987
During the whole year petrol stations are open from 7:00 to 20:00. However, during the tourist season they are open 24h a day in all the major cities. Every petrol station offers Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel and in better-equipped petrol stations consumers can buy liquid gas and Bio Diesel.
Pay-toll is paid according to the number of passed kilometers and according to the vehicle's category. At the toll you can pay cash or by credit card like AMERICAN EXPRESS, DINERS, MASTER CARD, MAESTRO and VISA.
Traffic and road conditions: www.hak.hr
Maps and route planner, travel guides: www.viamichelin.com
Croatian Motorways: www.hac.hr
Croatia is connected with its neighboring countries and the majority of central and western European countries through regular international coach lines. Coach stations are to be found in all the major Croatian cities: Zagreb, Osijek, Rijeka, Pula, Split, Šibenik, Zadar and Split.
The main bus station in Split is situated in Gruz and it is 2 km away from the Old town, that is the center of Split. It has been built recently, in the vicinity of the port. In addition to international lines, there are intercity bus lines between Split and all the major cities in Croatia on a daily basis. All city parts in Split are very well connected by city bus lines. We recommend you buy a bus ticket in due time, especially during the summer.
Zagreb Bus Station: www.akz.hr
Split Bus Station: http://www.buscroatia.com/bus-station-Split/
Croatia has direct connections with Slovenia, Hungary, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia. There are transfer connections with almost all other European countries.
There are trains from Split to the north of the country (the main railway route is Zagreb-Split) and further on to Europe. You can transport your car in the train, as well. Split railway station is located near the ferry port, next to the bus station, in the center of the city.
Croatian Railways: Tel: 060 333 444, www.hznet.hr
From Split you can take bus or rent a car to Split.
By Ferry & Boat
Jadrolinija is the main Croatian ship passenger carrier that maintains the majority of regular, international and domestic car-ferry, ship and high-speed lines.
You can reach Split if you get on a coast ferry liner from Split or from all central Dalmatian islands. There are excellent fast and regular ferry lines from Ancona and Pescara, Italy.
More info: www.jadrolinija.hr