Border formalities

Foreign visitors must have a valid passport or some other personal ID, on the basis of which the border crossing will be all allowed.


Entrance or transit visas are issued in embassies and consulates of the Republic of Croatia and on every border crossing.

Custom regulations

Customs regulations in the Republic of Croatia are almost entirely harmonised with EU regulations and standards, but the value of those non-commercial items that are brought into the country for personal use and are exempt from tax duty or PDV (VAT), is limited to only 1,000 HRK (kuna).

Foreign and local currency and cheques may be freely taken in and out of the country by both foreign and Croatian citizens with foreign residence, but transfers of an amount of 10,000 Euros or more must be declared to a customs official. Valuable professional equipment and other technical devices must also be declared to a customs official at the border crossing.

VAT is refunded to persons who do not have permanent or temporary residence in Croatia, for individual goods purchased in Croatia, for amounts in excess of 740.00 HRK (Kuna), upon the presentation of a Tax Cheque form verified by a customs official during the export of purchased goods, at the latest 3 months from the day of purchase. Foreign nationals must claim Tax refunds within six months of the receipt issue date.

Your pet must have a vaccination card and a proof of the veterinary check-up.

Motor vehicles:
A valid driver's licence, insurance  for a vehicle and owner's authorization, if a driver isn't a vehicle proprietor, is obligatory.

Boats for personal use should be registered in the Harbour Master's office.

Border crossings on land: Plovanija, Kaštel, Buzet, Pasjak, Rupa
Border crossings on sea: Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Pula, Raša, Rijeka, Mali Lošinj
Airports: Pula i Rijeka