Travelling in and out
Currency: 1 kuna = 100 lipa. There are many facilities where you can change your money: banks, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, etc.
Travel to Croatia: – Croatia is part of the European Union
– The legal number of residential day is 90, beside the duty of registration within 24 hours, in case of staying over the legal time then you must apply for a visa.
Customs regulations: The Croatian customs harmonize with the Europian Union’s countries’ regulations. An individual may bring in or take out the national or foreign currency up to the amount of 15000 kuna. If goods are imported which value exceeds 5000 kuna which would be taken out of the country by a foreign citizen ,the tax can be refunded in return for „Porezni ček” /Tax cheque/
To cross the borders between members countries of the Europian Union, the owners of dogs, cats, and ferrets must carry a passport for house pets containing a confirmation of vaccination against rabies, and the animals must be marked in the prescribed fashion.
Information: At Croatian Customs Directorate /Tel.: 01 6102 333/,http://www.carina.hr/
Documents: To travel into Croatia by car you will need to have your driving licence, car tax and insurance and the car’s registration book.
Speed limits: the usage of mobile phone is prohibited while driving! Inside a residential are 50km/hour, outside residential area 90 km/hour, on roads only for motorbikes 110 km/hour, on motorway 130 km/hour, motor vehicle towing a caravan 80 km/hour, buses 80 km/hour.
Mobile phone: The usage of mobile phone is prohibited while driving!
The usage of seat belts is obligatory.
Opening hours: 7 a.m. – 7 or 8 p.m., during the summer season until 10 p.m . The ones in charge are open 0 – 24 in town or by main roads. Every petrol station sell: Eurosuper 95, Super 95, Super 98, Super plus 98, Euro Diesel and Diesel fuel, and may sell gas as well. If you need information about fuel prices and places: www.ina.hr; www.omvistrabenz.hr; www.tifon.hr; http://www.hak.hr/
Toll on the motorways and roads:
Motorways: Zágráb -Karlovac – Bosiljevo ,Bosiljevo -Ogulin – Jezerane – Gospic – Sveti Rok tunnel – Zadar – Pirovac -Vrpolje – Šibenik -Dugopolje (Split), Zaprešić-Krapina, Zágráb
-Bregana, Zágráb – SlavonskiBrod – Županja, Zágráb -Varaždin
-Goričan Halfmotorways: Bosiljevo -Rijeka, Isztriai Y Pay passage: ” Učka tunnel “, “Mirna”, Krk-bridge More information: www.hak.hr, www.hac.hr, www.arz.hr,http://www.bina-istra.hr/
In case of car accident you should do the following commitments:
You must inform the police first in case of major accident (telephone 92) – in case of minor damage you must make sure that you secured the site of the accident (the triangle must be set up!). You must wait for the police, who will be happy to help you and will inform you what you must do next. In case of needing a technical aid or your car must be towed to the nearest service please call the “Yellow angels” on 987, (from abroad: + 385 1 987)
How can the traffic jams be avoid on the roads:
Waiting in endless traffic jams can be prevented by using route discriptions, or asking information about the roads and ferries, before you travel (Croatian Car Service informations: 01 46 40 800) or listen to the Croatian Radio (RDS-HRT 2)
Time: Croatia belongs to a GMT+1 time zone. The time zone will change on to GMT+2 from the last saturday in march until the last sunday in october.
Electrocity: 220 V, 50 Hz
In Croatia a socket with two holes is used, with or without earthing. Transformer or adaptor can be bought in bigger shops or department stores.
German, italian and english are the most common. Usually one of these languages are spoken in restaurants, hotels and many different tourist places..