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Airports

Croatia has ten international airports:
Zagreb, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula, Zadar, Osijek, Vrsar, Ploce, Cunski on the island of Lošinj, and Brac on the island of Brac.

The airports in Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Split are of great importance for tourism.
The domestic airline company Croatia Airlines maintains air connections with all important centres in Europe.

Additional flights, if necessary, are provided by foreign airlines.
For details see Arrival by Air Page.

Credit cards

Credit cards are normally used in Croatia.
Accepted are the following cards:
EUROCARD/MASTERCARD, VISA, DINERS and AMERICAN EXPRESS, as well as other credit cards issued by domestic credit institutions (Zagrebacka banka, Splitska banka and several other banks). Tourist companies accept them as payment instrument.

Customs

Foreign visitors are allowed to tax-free import of personal luggage, including: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 250 g of tobacco, 1 bottle of spirits, 1 l Wine, 50 ml Parfume, 500 g Coffee, 500 g Tee

Customs duties, approximated to a half of the price of the purchased goods, are charged for larger quantities. A customs declaration has to be filled in when importing music instruments, camping or diving equipment (including oxygen bottles), radio equipment, etc., according to which the same items can be taken out of Croatia. Pets (dogs, cats) must have a valid vaccination certificate. Export of works of art, antique objects, sculptures, paintings and other objects of cultural heritage as well as gold and silver is possible only against a valid permit.

For details see Import & Export page.

Electricity

Electrical voltage: 220V, 50 Hz.
Output was 9,437 million kwh in 1993.

Ferry and ship connections

Ferry and ship connections, apart from local communications, operate on regular international routes: Venice - Split - Dubrovnik; Trieste - Rijeka - Split - Durres (Albania); Zadar - Ancona; Split - Pescara; Dubrovnik - Bari.

The Croatian passenger marine includes fast hydrofoil boats.
Croatian ports accommodate many foreign tourist ships and yachts during the tourist season.

Mobile phones

099 - MOBITEL cellular phone network covers 91 % of the territory of the Republic of Croatia, and almost 99 % of inhabited areas.
098 - GSM - CRONET cellular phone network covers over 40 % of the total territory and about 75 % of inhabited areas in Croatia, whereby the coverage of tourist resorts, major roads, towns and cities is provided. HT (Croatian Telecommunications) have concluded roaming agreements with 64 GSM operators from 36 countries in the world, having provided the GSM users with today most modern way of communications.
Also, VIPNET (091-GSM) has concluded roaming agreements with 46 GSM operators from 30 countries in the world, having provided the GSM users with today most modern way of communications.

Monetary Unit

Croatian Kuna (HRK 1 = 100 Lipa) is the official Croatian currency.

Paper money comes in the following denominations;
HRK 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000, and 50 Lipa.

For full details, see Money page.

Info about traffic

Radio stations provide information about traffic.
In the summer months news and traffic information are broadcast in several foreign languages (English, German, Italian) five times a day (at 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. and at midnight).

Passports

Entrance of Croatia is allowed against a valid passport or any other personal identification document recognized by a bilateral agreement. The border police issues, against a certain duty, document allowing passing the border, valid for a period of three months. A visa, if required, can be obtained at each border-crossing. However, the applicants are advised to contact the nearest Croatian diplomatic mission. Owners of vehicles are obliged to show the international motor vehicle insurance card. For details see also Passports Page.

Post offices

Post offices have the same office hours as shops. Post offices in bigger places are open on Sundays. Most of the offices offer cable and fax services.
Post savings banks offer all banking transactions. Foreign visitors can draw certain amounts of money from the savings books of their post offices.
Letter and postcards are delivered to addressees in Europe within three to five days; post stamps are sold at post offices, stationary shops and at the tobacconists.

Roads

In 1993 there were 21,736 km of roads (including 302 km of motorways). Traffic regulations are the same as in the most European countries: driving on the right side, roadway marking and the same traffic regulations apply in Croatia as in the majority of the traffic signs are international, notes are in Latin script. USA of safety belts is obligatory. Prescribed equipment in the car: spare set of bulbs, a warning triangle, pull rope, snow chains in winter.

Non-professional drivers are allowed to have the blood alcohol level up to 0,5%o. The speed limits are posted along the roads. If not posted the speed limit is as follows: dual carriageway motorways 130 km/h, other highways90 km/h, roads in residential areas 60 km/h.

The maximum allowed speed for passenger cars with trailers is 80 km/h. Main roads are international roads (MC), MC12: Hungarian border - Zagreb - Rijeka; MC11: Slovenian border - Krapina - Zagreb - Bihac (Bosnia and Herzegovina); MC1: Slovenian border - Zagreb - Yugoslav border; MC2: the Adriatic main road, etc. There is a highway from Zagreb to Oprisavci near Slavonski Brod, a highway from Zagreb to Karlovac and from Rijeka (trunk road) to Delnice. Tolls are charged on highways.

BREAKDOWN SERVICE The Croatian Motoring Club (HAK), providing break-down service, has a unique phone number - 987; telephone booths are found along the highways. In case of car crash with substantial damage, the police should be notified, the crash site marked with a warning triangle, personal data are to be exchanged and the motor insurance card is to be shown.

For details see Arrival by Road Page.

Telecommunications

Telephone network is administered by the Post. There are telephone booths in many places in every town; telephone sets operate by means of magnetic cards. Automatic telephone lines exist with other states (country and area codes are given in Table on p.579).

International access code is 00, after which the country code is to be dialed.

INTERNATIONAL TELEPHONE PREFIX FOR CROATIA: 385

For details see also Croatia Calling.

Theater

Those who enjoy the theater, ballet, plays, opera, or musicals, should pay a visit to one of these well known theaters:
Croatian National Theater (Hrvatsko narodno kazaliste) (Zagreb, Split, Osijek),
Narodno kazaliste "lvan Zajc" (Rijeka),
Narodno kazaliste "August Cesarec" (Varazdin).

Opera and ballet are mainly presented in large theaters, whereas various musicals, operettas and plays are presented in smaller specialized theaters, such as "Komedija" in Zagreb.

TV and Radio

In Croatia there are 3 national TV networks, and lot of local networks. The broadcast is in Croatian language. Every morning on HTV 3 there is a live picture from panoramic cameras located in almost all tourist centers (Opatija, Sukosan, Sibenik, Split, Hvar, Dubrovnik, Bjelolasica). In almost all hotels and lot of private pensions there is Satellite TV. TV broadcast standard is European PAL. During the tourist season national and local radio stations have news on foreign languages almost every hour.
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