REFERAT ENGLEZA: REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

Publicat: 06 Ian 2009 00:00

The official currency of the Republic of Croatia is the Kuna, which has 100 Lipa. Foreign currency may be exchanged in banks, exchange offices and post offices in accordance with the valid exchange rate.All major credit cards (American Express, Diners, Visa, Eurocard/Mastercard) and Eurocheques (after being changed in banks) are accepted. Accessing money on ATMs is possible in all larger cities and the more important tourist areas; the ATMs of Zagrebacka banka accept Eurocard/Mastercard, and ATM of Euronet accept Diners, American Express and Visa.About Croatian Currency Croatian Monetary Institute Exchange rates Croatian National Bank Customs: Custom duties are not paid on personal objects. Radios, telephones, sporting and professional equipment may be brought into the country after having been registered at the border crossing.Croatian Customs Passports: Passports or other identification documents recognized by international agreement. Tourists may stay for up to three months. A driving license, traffic license and the relevant insurance documents (except for countries that have other regulations) are necessary for entry into Croatia with a vehicle. Animals (dogs, cats and others) must have permission, the yellow health document and certificate of vaccination, especially vaccination against rabies.Passport & Visa Information (provided by Croatian Tourist Information Service) Climate: Northern Croatia has a continental climate. Central, semimountainous and mountainous regions, as well as the entire Adriatic coast, have a Mediterranean climate. Spring and autumn are mild along the coast, while winter can be cold and snowy in central and northern regions.WWW.HR : Weather in Croatia Meteorological and hydrological service Public holidays in 2004: New Year's Day, January 1st Epiphany - the Coming of the Kings, January 6th Easter, April 11th Easter Monday, April 12th Labor Day, May 1st Antifascism Day, June 22nd National holiday, June 25th National Thanksgiving Day, August 5th Our Lady of Assumption, August 15th All Saint's Day, November 1st Christmas, December 25th, 26th Working hours: Banks and post offices are generally open from 7AM to 7PM without breaks, and public offices from Monday to Friday from 8AM to 4PM. During the tourist season, post offices are generally open until 9PM, including Saturdays. Shops and department stores work from 8AM to 8PM without breaks.Time zone: Croatia is one hour ahead of Greenwich mean time (GMT), 6 hours ahead of New York and Montreal, 9 hours ahead of Los Angeles, 4 hours ahead of Sao Paulo, 2 hours behind Moscow, and 8 hours behind Tokyo. Daylight saving time is observed from late March to late September, during which time the clocks are advanced one hour. Current time: 22:35, April 20, 2004. Electricity: Electrical current is 220 volts AC, 50 Hz. Most plugs have two round pins. Visitors from abroad who wish to operate personal small electronic items, should bring a plug adapter and a transformer.Important Phone Numbers: International telephone access code for Croatia is +385. The area codes for the largest cities and their surroundings areas are as follows: Zagreb 01, Split 021, Rijeka 051, Osijek 034. Omit the 0 when dialing from abroad. To place an outgoing international call from Croatia, dial 00 plus the relevant country code and number.Police92fire-brigade93Ambulance94road assistance987general information981Croatian Post and Telecommunications Croatian Phone Directory VIP GSM Phone Directory Automobile travel: Minimum driving age is 18. Documents: International driving license. Third party insurance is obligatory. The wearing of seatbelts is compulsory Motorcycles: The wearing of crash helmets is compulsory for rider and passenger. Dipped headlights must be used at all times. Traffic regulations are similar to those in force in other European countries (right-hand traffic!!! ). For driving in Croatia during the winter months, especially in the Gorski Kotar region, winter tires are essential and in extreme cases snow chains have to be used. Speed limits: On overland roads 100 km/h, on motorways 130 km/h and in built-up areas 50 km/h unless otherwise stipulated. Drunken driving (permissible alcohol limit 0.5 promiles) is punishable and can lead to confiscation of driving license and severe fines. Petrol pumps: open from 7 am to 7 or 8 pm every day; in the summer season till 10 pm; on-duty petrol pumps in bigger cities and on main international roads are open non-stop; all pumps sell Eurosuper 95, Super 98, Normal and Eurodiesel Taxi service: in all cities and tourist places Car rentals: in all bigger cities, tourist centers and airports Toll is payable on a number of highways and road tunnels. Prices for personal vehicles are as follows: Zagreb - Karlovac 15 knKarlovac - Vukova Gorica8 knTunnel Ucka 20 knBridge to Krk 10 knLepenica Rijeka 12 knZagreb - Slavonski Brod 45 knZagreb Krapina 10 knGoriean - Vara?din10 knSv. Helena - Zagreb10 knZagreb Jastrebarsko7 knMinistry of Interior Croatian Automobile Club Highway Tolls by Croatian Automobile Club Fuel prices by Croatian Automobile Club Accomodation: The hotel accomodation in Croatia is classified as L (de luxe), A, B, C and D category. There are also tourist apartments, pensions, camps, hostels and private houses and rooms. Prices are dependent on the category and time of the year (out-of-season prices are more affordable).WWW.HR : Accomodation Croatian Tourism Index Croatian Tourist Information and Reservation System Health services:Foreign tourists do not have to pay for medical services if there is a signed health insurance convention between Croatia and their country of origin. Health care costs for tourists from a country that does not have a signed convention with Croatia are paid directly by the user in accordance with listed prices. Hospitals are in all of the larger cities and clinics in the smaller towns. Pharmacies are open from 8 am to 7 pm weekdays, till 2 pm Saturdays; in larger cities on-duty pharmacies are open 24 hours

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