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When travelling to a new country for the first time it is always a good idea to familiarise yourself with local information that will ensure that your short stay is as enjoyable and trouble-free as possible. The information detailed below is useful before you travel but also good to refer to if needed while you are there. Croatia has a good reputation and welcomes millions of tourists every year but it does not hurt to be prepared.
An important thing to remember when travelling in Croatia is that you should carry you passport with you at all times as you must be able to show some form of identification at any time if required.
Read more on this destination in the AA Key Guide to Croatia.
Tourist Office - Dubrovnik Tourist Office is at Svetog Dominika 7.
Embassies and consulates - The British Honorary Consul in Dubrovnik is located at Ivana Lucica 4.
Language - The official language is Croatian but you will find that English is widely spoken and understood.
Passport and Visas - UK visitors only need a valid passport to stay in Croatia and as a British national you do not require a visa for trips of less than three months.
Insurance - Croatia has a reciprocal health agreement with the UK. Visitors will get emergency treatment and any other follow-up treatment, but are expected to pay 20% of the cost. Travel insurance should cover this cost but make sure you read your policy carefully. Visitors must have a valid health insurance or travel insurance to cover any costs, such as repatriation, urgent medical assistance and/ or urgent hospital treatment. The lowest insured sum must be equivalent to €30.000.
Customs - Free import of: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1 litre of wine and 1 litre of spirits, 250ml of Eau de Cologne and 1 bottle of perfume.
Money Matters: - The currency in Croatia is the Kuna (KN) which is made up of 100 lipa. Notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kuna and the coins in use are 1, 2 and 5 Kuna as well as 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 lipa.
Lost Property - If you loose your passport you should report it to the local police station and then to the nearest embassy or consulate. Keep a separate note of any travellers cheque numbers as you will need them to make a claim if lost.
Medicines and Medical Treatment - The general hospital in Dubrovnik can be found at Opca Bolnica, Dr. Roka Misetica 2. You will find that most hospitals and pharmacies have staff that speak good English.
Electricity - Electricity operates on 220 Volts AC, 50Hz.
- 94 – Medical emergencies
- 92 – Police
- 93 – Fire services