VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Croatia
From April 1 to October 31, 2010, Russian citizens visiting Croatia for tourism purposes for up to 90 days do not need a visa. When crossing the border, you must have cash with you at the rate of at least 100 euros per person per day in the absence of a confirmed invitation or tourist voucher, or 50 euros per day if available; as well as a return ticket, or a ticket to the country of destination further along the route (if the next country is a visa country, then a visa should also already be available).
When traveling for other purposes, you must open a visa at the consulate of Croatia.
Children must be entered in the passport of one of the parents or have their own foreign passport. If the child travels alone or with one of the parents, then a notarized permission from both or one of them is required for the child to leave Russia.
Import and export of local currency is limited to 2000 kunas. Import and export of foreign currency is not limited. Allowed duty-free import of 200 cigarettes, or 50 pcs. cigars, or tobacco – up to 250 gr., up to 1 liter. spirits, wine – up to 2 liters, up to 1 kg. coffee or tea, as well as sports equipment and radio equipment – within the limits of personal needs. The duty on goods exceeding the specified quota is 50% of their customs value. When buying more than 500 kunas, you can return VAT when leaving the country – for this, at the customs point, you must present a passport, a check from the store and the goods themselves.
It is forbidden to import firearms, explosives, ammunition, antiques, drugs and aerosol cans that do not comply with the European Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer (with freon).
It is forbidden to export objects of cultural and historical value (possible only with a permit issued by the State Office for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage), skins of wild animals, drugs, weapons and ammunition (permit required). When departing from the country, an airport tax of $8 is charged.
For musical instruments, diving equipment and other sports equipment imported into Croatia, a customs declaration must be completed. Animals can only be imported upon presentation of the appropriate veterinary certificate.
Embassy in Croatia
Croatia, embassy in Moscow
Moscow, Korobeinikov pereulok, 16/10;
tel. 211-40-33, 201-38-68.
consular department: 201-40-33
Croatia, Russian Embassy in the country: 410 000, Zagreb, Bosanska
Communication in Croatia
Telephone communication in Croatia is quite expensive. When making calls, it is more profitable to use city pay phones that work with phone cards (sold at any post office and come in three categories depending on the limit: A, B and C). phone cards can also be purchased at kiosks labeled “Duhan”, “Vjesnik”, “Tisak”. The telephone booths are the same as the city ones in Moscow. A phone card for 15 units costs 15 kunas. This is enough for 3 minutes of conversation with Moscow.
Different cities have different phone cards. Calling from a hotel or restaurant is much more expensive than from a pay phone, and you can also use the phones at numerous post offices.
To call to Russia from Croatia, dial the following sequence of numbers: 00 – beep – 7 – “area code” + “number of the called subscriber”.
Country code – 385. To call Croatia from Russia: 8 – dial tone – 10 – 385 – “area code” – “called subscriber number”.
Codes of some Croatian cities:
Biograd – 23
Vukovar – 32
Dubrovnik – 20
Zagreb – 1
Krk, Lovran, Opatija, Rab – 51,
Makarska, Split, Hvar – 21
Osijek – 31
Porec, Pula, Rovinj, Umag – 52,
Sibenik – 22
If you have a GSM mobile phone – standard, before dialing the country code, you must dial two zeros (007 – for Russia).
Emergency Phones in Croatia
Fire brigade: 93
Ambulance: 94 or 4600-911 (Zagreb)
General information about the country – 981
Road emergency service: 987
Radio taxi service: 970
Central office of the National Tourist Board (HTZ) – 4556-455, fax – 4557-827
Information office of Zagreb International Airport – 6525-222, Split – (021) 203-171,
Dubrovnik – (020) 773-222, Pula: 385-52-5509-00
Road information service – (01) 4640-800
Information about traffic jams: 014640800.
When calling within Croatia, you must first dial 0.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 – New Year
March-April – Easter and Easter Monday
May 1 – Labor Day, the Feast of the Body and Blood of the Lord, the Feast of Remembrance
May 30 – State Formation Day (the anniversary of the signing of the Croatian Declaration of
Independence anti-fascist struggle, the Day of the Croatian National Uprising (the beginning of Croatian resistance to the Nazi aggressors in 1941)
June 25 – Statehood Day
August 5 – Day of Victory and Thanksgiving to the Fatherland
August 15 – Assumption of the Virgin
October 8 – Independence Day
November 1 – All Saints Day
25 – December 26 – Catholic Christmas
Many kiosks are open from 7:00 to 10:00 and in the evening from 16:00 to 22:00. The rest of the time – all on the beach.
Even tour desks are open only in the evening.
Small stalls on the beach promenade open from about nine in the morning and close after 9 pm.
Although many small bars are open from morning (from 10:00) until late (23:00) in the evening.
There are practically no sandy beaches in Dalmatia (the exception is the region of the island of Cavtat), most of the beaches are either steps in the rock or a special pontoon slab. But the sea is unusually clean.
Sea urchins are found in Croatian coastal waters, especially in secluded places. Therefore, for swimming, you should use special slippers (you can buy them at every step).
Sunbeds, umbrellas and towels are paid. For most tourists, this is not very pleasant.
According to lawschoolsinusa, shops are open from 08.00 to 20.00, and in high season from 06.00 to 12.00 and from 17.00 to 22.00. From two o’clock in the afternoon until five, when the sun is especially hot, many shops are generally closed: it’s time for a midday rest – siesta.
In hotels, restaurants and taxis, if the service charge is not included in the bill, the tip is 10%. For an additional reward in restaurants, you can round the bill when paying. Don’t leave money on the table. It is customary to round the bill in bars and taxis. Tipping is not forbidden to guides.
In Croatia, you can practically not worry about personal safety or the safety of property. True, women in coastal resorts can become the object of obsessive courtship by local men. So it is always better for girls to be in crowded places and not to sunbathe or travel alone. As a result of the development of tourism and the return of wage workers from Germany, German has become, in fact, the second language in the country. In Istria, many people speak Italian, English is especially popular among the younger population. The Croatian language belongs to the Slavic group of languages, which allows Russian tourists to feel relatively free in this country. You can learn a few words in Croatian and then love from the locals is guaranteed. Two words in Croatian must be known: ima (there is) and nema (no). ”
If you have insurance that provides for the provision of medical care abroad, payment for treatment is made by the insurance company. Insurance pays for emergencies. Chronic diseases cannot be treated under insurance. In the absence of insurance, contacting a medical institution will be paid. But the prices are quite moderate.