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Travel information

Travel information

Travel to Istria! Read here and find out more useful and important travel information and contacts that will make your stay in our holiday homes perfect and carefree.

Important contacts

Dial code for Croatia: +385
For all emergency intervention: 112
Police: 192
Fire Brigade: 193
First aid: 194
HAK - help on street: (+385 1) 1987
Search and sea first aid: (+385 1) 195

Tourism offices

Barban Marcana Pula
Barban 69, 52207 Barban
T: +385 (0)52 567420
F: +385 (0)52 567098
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Marcana 158, 52206 Marcana
T: +385 (0)52 571058
F: +385 (0)52 571075
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Forum 3, 52100 Pula
T: +385 (0)52 219197
F: +385 (0)52 211855
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www.istria-pula.com

Transport

Pula airport Croatian rails Bus station
Valtursko polje 210
T. +385 (0)52 530 105
F. +385 (0)52 550 914
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www.airport-pula.hr
Pula, Kolodvorska 7
T. +385 (0)52 541 982
Vodnjan: T. +385 (0)52 541 733
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www.hznet.hr
Pula-Pola
Trg istarske brigade 1,
Autotrans.: T. +385 (0)60 300 800
Brioni Pula: T. +385 (0)52 544 537

Entry formalities, customs and VAT

To enter Croatia you need an identity and recognised documents and you are allowed to stay up to three months. To check whether you require an entry visa, visit www.mvp.hr.
For other customs formalities visit www.carina.hr. You can freely export and import foreign currency up to Eur 3,000 or 15,000 KN. If you make purchases that exceed 500 KN ask for the form and the customs stamp in order to be ask for a refund on your arrival back home.

Currency

The Croatian currency is the Kuna (HRK). The coins are from 1,2,5, 10, 20, 50 Lipa or 1,2,5 Kuna and the banknotes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 Kuna. You will find cash dispensers everywhere in the city and bigger shops. Many facilities accept major credit cards or Maestro. For currency exchange use formal structures such as banks, post offices or exchange agencies.

Pets

An international certificate is required, signed by a registered veterinarian that certifies that vaccination against rabies has been taken within the last 6 months and that more than 15 days have since passed.

Roads

The speed limit in town is 50 km/h, out of town it is 80 km/h, on the highways it is 130 km/h.
The amount of alcohol allowed in the blood is 0.5 per thousand. In case of accident or machine failure, call HAK (Croatian Auto Club member AIT and FIA) tel. 1987. Duty is payable by cash, cheque or credit card. The main petrol pumps operate 24 hours a day.

Health Services for tourists

Every larger city has hospitals and clinics while in the smaller towns there are medical services and pharmacies. An EU public health insured person can take advantage of the health service by presenting their Health EU card and paying their part of the costs. People who come from countries with which Croatia has an agreement do not have to pay for health care services. The medical costs for those who are not part of the agreement are based on the pricing lists and will be charged to the patient. Everyone can turn to private doctors and dentists, paying personally based on the price list.
24 hours pharmacy: Pula, Ljekarna Centar, Giardini 14, T. +385 (0)52 222544, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (out off opening hours ring the bell)

On this page you find some general information about your stay in Istra...

Notification and tourist tax

If you are staying in Croatia it is mandatory within 24 hours to be registered and notified at the tourism office or police station. You need to provide a passport or identity card.

Electricity

The voltage of the electricity grid is 220 V, 50 Hz, for those travelling from Britain you will need an adapter.

National holidays

(All public offices are closed on national holidays.)
01.01. New Year
06.01. Epiphany
21.04. Easter Monday, the second day after Easter
01.05. Labour Day
19.06. Corpus Christi - 60 days or 9. Thursdays after Easter
22.06. Anti-Fascist Resistance Day
25.06. Statehood Day
05.08. Victory Day and Croatian defenders day
15.08. Assumption
08.10. Independence Day
01.11. All Saints
25.-26.12. Christmas festivities