Visa and Immigration Procedures to Croatia
Croatia is part of the EU, but not part of the Schengen Area. EU, EEA, Swiss, Andorran, Monaco, San Marinese and Vatican City citizens can enter Croatia visa-free for up to 90 days with either a passport or a national identity card. Foreign nationals of roughly 40 countries are able to enter the country visa-free for up to 90 days with a valid passport. Please ensure to check with the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in your country for the requirements of visa before purchasing your air ticket(s).
Things/Items Allowed into Croatia
Travelers to Croatia are allowed to import 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco and 20 liters of alcoholic beverages.
Things/Items Forbidden out of Croatia
Things/Items Forbidden into Croatia
・Arms and Ammunition
Voice of Travelers to Croatia
Visiting Croatia with an onward ticket
I traveled on an onward ticket from Madrid to Croatia to Ukraine. I purchased the ticket with Iberia. While the ticket was quite expensive, I preferred this option instead of a return direct ticket from Madrid to Ukraine so that I can visit Croatia. I bought the ticket at a ticket agency in downtown Madrid. I was able to spend several days touring Croatia's capital and its many churches. Iberia offered great service and good food was included in the price of the airfare ticket as well as the transfers from and to the airport in Croatia. I can say I fell in love with Croatia! With a direct ticket to Ukraine, this would not have been possible. I am more than happy that I wasn't counting money when I decided to purchase this air ticket which allowed me to discover Croatia.
Visiting Croatia for a conference
I visited Estonia last year for a conference that took place in Croatia's capital, Zagreb. I was invited, so all my costs were covered by the Institute of Anthropology which asked me to be a speaker at the conference. I was able to experience first class service aboard the Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt since the Institute booked a first class airfare ticket for me. This return ticket was probably quite pricey, but I just enjoyed the services. Only one event tarnished the otherwise perfect trip, and that was the cancellation of my flight on the way back - the ticket from Croatia was rebooked for two days later. If I returned to Croatia, I would like to visit Croatia's countryside as well.
Croatia Travelers' Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When is the best time to visit Croatia?
A. The best time to visit Croatia is definitely in the summer when the temperature is warm and pleasant. In winter, Croatia tends to be fairly cold and there are also fewer flights to Croatia even if the tickets are cheaper. Of course, in the summer, traveling to Croatia might become more expensive as the plane ticket prices rise due to the influx of visitors.
Q. How safe is traveling around Croatia?
A. Generally speaking, Croatia is a very safe country. Of course, small robberies may happen as there are pickpockets at open markets and around the hotels. Cities in Croatia are more prone to crime than the countryside.
Croatia - Direct Flights to Major Airports
Airports handling direct flights to Zagreb Airport ・Heathrow Airport (London)
・Frankfurt International Airport
Flight Routes to Croatia
Direct flights to Croatia area available from the nearby European countries such as London, Paris, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Most of these flights are operated by Croatia Airlines, the national airline of Croatia.