Ready, Set, GO! Your travel check list for Croatia
We are beyond excited that the world is ready to travel again! And Croatia’s fabulous beaches, history, culture and food and wine is available to Americans who want to experience some unforgettable moments and fully flex their wanderlust.
The good news is that US residents who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to travel to the European Union this summer. The president of the European Commission announced that she expects all 27 member states to comply with this exciting plan to reboot tourism in time for peak season.
This means that travelers will be able to fly to Croatia for their vacation if they have been vaccinated before the time of their departure.
Now, with the world opening up again, it’s time to treat yourself to that much-needed change of scenery, and experience a truly magical, enchanting trip of a lifetime.
Here are our top tips to enjoy a stress-free trip to one of the most coveted vacation destinations in Europe…
Throughout the pandemic, our knowledgeable and helpful team has dedicated itself to updating travelers on our blog of the ever-changing rules and regulations when it comes to safe travel, social distancing and Covid testing in Croatia.
Our team has been constantly updating our blog and it has become an essential go-to resource for all the latest news, tips and info.
What’s the Covid situation like in Croatia?
When it comes to vaccinations, the country has done an awesome job – first taking precautions during its lockdowns, then employing sanitization and social distancing, and now to vaccinations. At the current time of writing it has vaccinated almost 15 per cent of the population.
What precautions are in place when I get there?
At the time of writing, Croatia is still taking Covid very seriously and visitors are required to wear a mask in enclosed spaces.
For a complete list of more measures the country is currently taking to keep everyone safe, visit the US Embassy website.
Planning your trip
Use common sense.
It sounds simple, but when it comes to planning your trip, the best advice is always to plan as you usually would for any trip abroad.
Make sure you have the right documentation.
In terms of documentation, a valid passport or some other identification document recognized by international agreement is necessary. For certain countries, a personal identity card is sufficient (a document which testifies to the identity and citizenship of the bearer).
What about Covid-related documentation?
According to the US Embassy in Croatia to enter the country, travelers must either present proof of a negative test result (either PCR or rapid antigen test), a certificate of vaccination for “persons whose final dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is more than 14 days prior to crossing the border” or proof of recovery if you’ve recently tested positive for Covid.
Currency in Croatia
What’s the currency in Croatia?
The official currency in Croatia is the kuna, and currently there are 6.19 kuna to the US dollar.
Can you exchange currency when you get there?
For sure. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices and in the majority of tourist information offices, hotels and campsites.
Where can I get cash out from?
ATMs (aka Bankomat in Croatia) as well as The Cirrus (tel. 800/424-7787; www.mastercard.com) and PLUS (tel. 800/843-7587; www.visa.com) all allow travelers to withdraw cash from its outlets. If you want to travel cash-light, major credit cards are accepted in almost all hotels, stores, restaurants and bars.
Climate in Croatia
While Croatia provides a great climate for trips all the year round, summer is obviously peak time for travelers to visit the country.
Coastal areas like Istria in the north and Dubrovnik in the south boast average temperatures of 77ºF during the warmest month of the year (July), and 13 hours of sunshine in August. But, summer being summer in central Europe by the coast, you can expect highs of around 90ºF during these two summer months.
August is also the best month to swim in the sea with an average water temperature of 77ºF.
However, if you’re looking for something that’s a little more comfortable, consider visiting in the spring or early fall – the temperatures are still balmy, the Adriatic still invitingly warm, and the crowds not as intense.
What’s public like in Croatia?
Public transport (bus and train) is both reliable and affordable in Croatia, and in some cases very necessary – you’ll need to jump on a ferry if you’re planning to explore the country’s array of island options. If you’re traveling short distances, taxis are safe and inexpensive.
Can I hire a car?
If you’re staying in one of our luxury villas the best and safest way to get around and stay away from the crowds is by hiring a car. Familiar hire-car companies like Europcar and Hertz operate in the country, but you can also rent through smaller local operators, such as Oryx. Ask a member of our team and we’d be more than happy to recommend an operator and help arrange a hire-car for you.
What about more personal options?
If you require more options, talk to a member of our dedicated team – we can also help with a personal driver during your stay.
But if you’re on one of our yachts or cruisers, the only thing you’ll need to worry about is when the next cocktail will be and what your chef will be fixing you for dinner.
When it comes to vacations in Croatia, Adventure Croatia has everything covered for you – a dazzling array of customizable, bespoke tours and trips that are designed to make unforgettable memories, and a knowledgeable team that can’t wait to help you realize the vacation of your dreams. And, as the world comes out of hibernation, there are some great deals out there to be had. So why not talk to a member of our team?