Customs Regulations and Visa Requirements of Croatia

Visa application

Until November 2009, for a trip to Croatia for tourism purposes (up to 90 days), Russian citizens did not need a visa, a tourist voucher and a special invitation. Now the visa-free regime has been preserved, but now you will need a tourist voucher when entering the country. Check a2zdirectory for history of Croatia.

To enter Croatia, you must have the following documents:

  • international passport
  • insurance policy
  • travel voucher (indicating hotel booking)
  • for the export of currency in the amount of more than 10 thousand dollars per person, a certificate from the bank is required

If a child enters with an accompanying person, a power of attorney from both parents is required. If it is impossible to obtain the power of attorney of one of the parents, for example, in case of divorce, it is necessary to provide the relevant documents.

In addition, if a child over 6 years old is included in the parents’ passport, his photograph should be pasted there.

Tourists need to know that if, when traveling to Croatia, the travel route crosses other countries, then you need to apply for the appropriate visa in advance by contacting the consular department of the country. Citizens of the CIS should clarify information about obtaining a visa in their country.

Customs regulations

It is allowed to import duty-free to Croatia for persons over 18 years of age:

  • Items for personal use.
  • Up to 2 thousand kunas of local currency and up to 10 thousand dollars (amount less than 10 thousand dollars is subject to declaration).
  • Up to 250 grams of tobacco or 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars.
  • Up to one kilogram of tea or coffee.
  • Up to two liters of wine and one liter of spirits.
  • Up to 50 grams of perfume products and 250 milliliters of cologne.

Tourists do not pay customs duty for items of non-commercial use baggage carried in hand luggage that do not exceed 300 kunas in value. See Croatia import restrictions.

If goods are imported, the value of which is less than 5 thousand kunas, and the customs duty is not canceled in respect of them, then you need to pay a duty with a customs rate of 10% and VAT of 22%. If goods such as coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages are imported that exceed the established carriage limit, then a special tax must also be paid.

If the value of imported goods is more than 5 thousand kunas or if imported tobacco, alcohol, perfumes and fuel exceed the specified limit, then instead of a single customs rate of 10%, the tourist pays a customs duty regulated by the customs tariff.

Imported foreign currency exceeding the limit of 40 thousand kunas is subject to declaration. In addition, technical equipment and equipment should be presented at the border.

Allowed to export duty-free:

The same rules apply to the export of baggage as to the import. When departing from Croatia, an airport tax of $8 must be paid.

It is forbidden to import and export from Croatia:

  • Animals that do not have an international health and vaccination certificate. Representatives of flora and fauna, as well as endangered products from them, are not imported and exported without a certificate issued in accordance with the rules of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (“CITES”).
  • Plants are forbidden to be imported without the appropriate phytosanitary control and phyto-certificate.
  • Firearms (without a special permit to carry), ammunition.
  • Narcotic substances.
  • Aerosol cans containing Freon and not compliant with the European Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
  • Items of historical and cultural value (paintings, archaeological values, etc.) without the permission of the relevant body for the protection of cultural heritage (export license).

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