Croatia Healthcare and Money

By | May 9, 2022

Health care


Vaccination needed receipt required
cholera no
typhus 1
malaria no
Eat Drink
yellow fever no


The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) or a provisional replacement certificate (PEB) is valid for citizens of EU and EFTA countries. The EHIC regulates care and reimbursement of costs in the event of illness for EU and EFTA citizens. In addition to resident doctors, there are polyclinics (“Dom Zdravlja”) in many places. The EHIC does not include repatriation after a serious illness or an accident abroad. Statutory health insurance companies are not allowed to offer this service. Only private travel insurance companies pay for return transport. It is therefore recommended that you take out health insurance abroad for the duration of your stay, which covers risks. Check indexdotcom for more information.

Notes vaccinations

[1] Typhoid can occur, poliomyelitis cannot. Typhoid vaccination is recommended for backpacking and long-term stays.

Food and drink

Tap water is chlorinated and relatively clean, but you may experience a mild stomach upset while acclimating. Bottled water, which is available everywhere, is therefore recommended for the first few weeks of your stay. When buying packaged water, you should make sure that the original packaging has not been opened. Be careful when consuming undercooked pork (eg in minced meat skewers and sausages). Trichinosis diseases (worm infections) are reported all year round from various regions of the country. There is no risk of infection if the meat is fully cooked or cooked through.

Other risks

The standard vaccinations for children and adults recommended by the Robert Koch Institute (including against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, measles, rubella, pneumococci, poliomyelitis and influenza) should be refreshed before the trip if necessary. Nationwide, from April to October, there is a risk of transmission of Lyme disease from ticks, especially in grass, shrubs and undergrowth. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is also transmitted by ticks. Vaccination against this disease is possible. Hepatitis A and hepatitis B occur nationwide. A hepatitis A vaccination is generally recommended. Vaccination against hepatitis B should be given during longer stays and close contact with the local population, as well as for children and young people in general. Leishmaniasis, transmitted by whiteflies, occurs in the southern coastal regions and islands in summer and autumn. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. West Nile fever, transmitted by mosquitoes, occurs in Greece. Protection is offered by skin-covering clothes and insect repellents. There is no vaccination against West Nile fever. Rabies occurs nationwide. Carriers include stray dogs, cats, forest animals and bats. Vaccination is recommended for backpackers, children, occupational risk groups and for longer stays.

Health certificate

In Croatia and other EU countries, in addition to the digital COVID-19 vaccination card (EU Digital COVID Certificate), proof of the COVID vaccination status with the vaccination card in paper form is also valid. Croatia accepts Swiss COVID certificate.



1 kuna = 100 lipas. Currency code: kn, HRK (ISO code). Banknotes are in denominations of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 kn. Coins come in denominations of 5, 2 and 1 kn and in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 lipa. (1 and 2 lipa coins are no longer in circulation).

Credit cards

Most major credit cards are accepted in many hotels, restaurants, gas stations and shops (American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard and Visa). Details from the issuer of the relevant credit card.


Girocard With the Girocard (formerly EC card) such as the Maestro card, V Pay or Sparcard and PIN number, cash can be withdrawn from ATMs in the national currency throughout Europe. In many European countries it is also possible to pay with a debit card in shops. Cards with the Cirrus, V-Pay or Maestro symbol are accepted throughout Europe. Further information from banks and credit institutes. Attention: Travelers who want to pay with their bank customer card abroad and withdraw money should find out from their bank about the possibility of using their card before starting their journey.

Travelers cheques

Traveller’s checks are no longer available in Germany and Switzerland and are hardly available in Austria. Traveller’s checks can be cashed in a few banks and bureaux de change in larger cities in Croatia. Travelers Checks should be made out in Euros or US Dollars.

Bank opening hours

Banks are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in large cities also until 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Foreign exchange regulations

For travelers within and from outside the EU, there are no restrictions on the import or export of national and foreign currencies, but there is an obligation to declare funds from an equivalent value of €10,000 (in addition to cash, cash also includes travelers cheques, savings accounts, other currencies, to third parties checks drawn, the true value of precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum (gold coins containing at least 90 percent gold grade, uncoined gold in the form of bars, nuggets or nuggets containing at least 99.5 percent gold grade), precious stones (but not jewelry). )).

Currency Exchange

Foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change or post offices, as well as most travel agencies, hotels, marinas and campsites.


Code Symbol Exchange rates (no guarantee)
HRK Kn 1 EUR = 7.54 kn
1 CHF = 8.98 kn
1 USD = 7.25 kn

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