The Pearl of the AdriaticNeighboring Italy, sharing a maritime border across the Adriatic Sea, is the island speckled shoreline of Croatia. Crystal clear waters complement the delightful Mediterranean climate and idyllic beaches of Croatia while stark mountains of the Dinaric Range rise in the distance. Moving inland, visitors are welcomed by rolling fields of verdant farmland that produce delectable ingredients that are used in signature dishes. With food playing an important role in Croatia’s culture, visitors will be welcomed by locals with full plates and ever-flowing wine glasses. Though the country is beginning to grow as Europe’s holiday destination, Croatia is still regarded as a hidden gem that is not overrun by tourists, offering genuine experiences throughout the country.
Be in the know before you go
If you hold a British Citizen passport, you don’t need a visa to enter Croatia. If you are planning a stay of longer than 3 months, see our Living in Croatia guide and contact the Croatian Embassy if you have further questions.
You will be able to travel to Croatia for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa as a tourist, to visit for family or friends, to attend business meetings, cultural or sports events, or for short-term studies or training.
As Croatia is not within the Schengen area, visits to other EU or Schengen countries will not count towards the 90-day limit.
To stay for longer, to work or study, for business travel or for other reasons, you will need to meet the entry requirements set out by Croatia. This could mean applying for a visa and/or work permit. You should check with the Croatian Embassy what type of visa and/or work permit, if any, you will need.
If you are in Croatia with a visa or permit, your stay will not count towards the 90-day limit.
Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
Health and Wellness
Though Croatia is a healthy area, you should be up-to-date on the vaccinations that you would normally have back home. There are no vaccinations required to enter the country. For up-to-date information on recommended and required vaccinations and general health travel tips for Croatia, please refer to the CDC website. Please consult with your physician for clarification or concerns regarding recommended or required vaccinations.
Adequate medical care is readily available in Croatia, but the condition of hospital facilities may not be comparable to U.S. standards. Travelers to Croatia may obtain a list of English-speaking physicians on the U.S. Embassy’s website.
Please advise us of any dietary restrictions, any medical conditions that may affect your tour, or any other special requests in general at this time in writing so that we may make the appropriate arrangements.