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The Croatian travel industry has made a dramatic comeback since the end of the Yugoslav civil war. Most of the tourist infrastructure is concentrated on the Dalmatian coast. This dramatic coastline, with its warm waters and azure seas, has been a major tourist draw for decades. No visit to Croatia is complete without a stop in Dubrovnik, the 'jewel of the Adriatic'.
To contact Auto Europe from Croatia, dial 001 207 842 2000.

General Information 

Entry Requirements
U.S. citizens do not require a visa to enter Croatia for visits of less than 90 days. Pets are allowed to enter the country as long as they have a valid rabies vaccination certificate that was issued least 30 days but less than one year prior to the date of entry.

Local Time 
Croatia is 6 hours ahead of Eastern Time in the United States and Canada, and +1 GMT.

Croatian is spoken in Croatia. German is widely spoken in the northern region while Italian is common along the Adriatic coast. English is commonly spread, mostly used by younger people.

Croatia operates on 220 volt, 50 Hz electricity. Two and three-pin and plugs are standard along with the Schuko plug.

Local Tourist Information
Croatian National Tourist Board
Kaptol 5
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Phone (+385) 01 48 98 555 
Alternatively (+385) 01 48 98 520 
Fax (+385) 01 4814 949 

Business Information 

Travelers are not required to pay duty on an appropriate amount of items for their personal use during their visit. In addition, the following duty-free allowances apply: 1 liter of liquor and 200 cigarettes.

Currency Exchange 
Most banks in Croatia are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Currency can also be exchanged at “mjenjacnica” bureas of exchange, post offices, travel agencies, and most major hotels in Croatia.

In finer restaurants a tip of 10-15% is expected, while caf? and bar bills can be ‘rounded up’ which a sufficient recognition of service. It is proper to extend hotel porters 10-20 Kona per bag. It is not necessary to tip a taxi driver in Croatia.

General Business Hours 
Most shops are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday. Post offices at international airports are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Many other government offices are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with some variance. Museum and gallery hours of operation are varied, with most being closed on Monday.

Value Added Tax

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