US State Dept Travel Advisory
The US Department of State currently recommends US citizens exercise normal precautions in Croatia. Consult its website via the link below for updates to travel advisories and statements on safety, security, local laws, and special circumstances in this country.
US citizens should make sure their passport will not expire for at least 3 months after they enter the country even if they do not intend to stay that long. They should also make sure they have at least 1 blank page in their passport for any entry stamp that will be required. A visa is not required.
 (1) 661-2200; US Embassy in Zagreb, Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10010 Zagreb, Croatia; https://hr.usembassy.gov/; ZagrebACS@state.gov
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) travelers can face unique challenges when traveling abroad. Laws and attitudes in some countries may affect safety and ease of travel. Legal protections vary from country to country. Many countries do not legally recognize same-sex marriage. Approximately seventy countries consider consensual same-sex sexual relations a crime, sometimes carrying severe punishment.
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See WHO recommendations
Mediterranean and continental; continental climate predominant with hot summers and cold winters; mild winters, dry summers along coast
230 V / 50 Hz / plug types(s): C, F
Croatian 95.6%, Serbian 1.2%, other 3% (including Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, and Albanian)
Roman Catholic 86.3%, Orthodox 4.4%, Muslim 1.5%
UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time); daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October
International Driving Permit
Road Driving Side
Zagreb; Plitvice Lakes National Park; Kornati National Park; Split; Zadar's Romanesque churches; Zlatni Rat Beach; Kor?ula Town; Mljet National Park; Dubrovnik; Osijek; Stecci Medieval tombstones
Soccer, basketball, tennis
People tend to dress neatly and modestly. Wearing overly casual clothing in public may be considered inappropriate.
Tips are often included in restaurant bills, but, if not, add 10%; loose change or rounding up to the next convenient number is acceptable at bars. A tip of 15-20 kuna per bag for a hotel porter to deliver luggage to your room is appreciated. A daily tip of 15-20 kuna for housekeeping is considered to be good. Taxi drivers are not usually tipped.
Lace and embroidered items, silver and coral jewelry, carved heart items; lavender, olive oil, and truffle products; handmade non-edible dough painted and/or bejeweled ornaments, wine and liqueurs
Zagorski štrukli — dough and various types of filling either boiled or baked; a mixture of cottage cheese with eggs, sour cream, and salt is spread thinly over the dough which is rolled lengthwise into two joined rolls and then cut into pieces before cooking
Please visit the following links to find further information about your desired destination.
World Health Organization (WHO) - To learn what vaccines and health precautions to take while visiting your destination.
US State Dept Travel Information - Overall information about foreign travel for US citizens.
To obtain an international driving permit (IDP). Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs:
American Automobile Association (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA)
How to get help in an emergency?
Contact the nearest US embassy or consulate, or call one of these numbers:
from the US or Canada - 1-888-407-4747 or from Overseas - +1 202-501-4444
Page last updated: Wednesday, September 06, 2023