Important phone numbers Embassies and Consulates (++385 ... - Istra

Important phone numbers Embassies and Consulates (++385 ... - Istra


Important phone numbers

++385 International telephone code for Croatia

(0)52 Regional telephone code for Istrian county

++385 1 4556 455 Croatian Tourist Board

++385 52 452 797 Istrian Tourist Board

060 520 520 Weather forecast and road conditions

901 International call assistance

902 International informations

95 Exact time

92 Police

93 Fire brigade

94 Ambulance

112 Emergency

987 HAK - Road assistance

9155 Search and rescue at the sea

Embassies and Consulates (++385)







051 338 554 - Rijeka

01 4578 901, 4578 903 - Zagreb

01 4878 800 - Zagreb

01 6121 558, 6177 246 - Zagreb

01 6300 100, 6300 104 - Zagreb

01 4893 600 - Zagreb

GB 01 6009 122 - Zagreb

I 051 355 200 - Rijeka

I 052 773 122 - Buje

I 052 388 864 - Pula

H 051 213 494 - Rijeka

NL 051 271 977 - Rijeka







01 4899 444 - Zagreb

051 212 287 - Rijeka

01 6311 000, 6311 011 - Zagreb

01 3755 038 - Zagreb

051 212522 - Rijeka

01 3755 038 - Zagreb

Medical Service


During your stay in Croatia, you are entitled to medical services at health stations and hospitals at minimum cost that is charged

to Croatian citizens too. Visitors from Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Great Britain are obliged to present their passport. Aside from

the passport or identity card the following forms are necessary: Austria A/HR 3, Belgium BE/HR 111, Bosnia and Herzegovina BH/

HR 3, Czech Republic CZ/HR 111 and CZ/HR 111A, France SE 21-04 A, Italy 111 I, Luxembourg L/HR 111, Germany HR/D 111 and

HR/D 112, Romania R/Y 11, Slovenia SLO/HR 3, Serbia and Montenegro SCG/HR 111.

Tourists may also use the services of private medical doctors and dentists where a full price is charged for all medical treate -


A pharmacy that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week is located in Pula, Giardini 14, tel. (+385 52) 222 551.

There is a network of veterinary clinics and centres in Croatia. For more information look at,


Citizens from EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland,

Bosnia and Herzegovina, Australia,

North and South America and many other

countries are allowed into Croatia without

a visa. Everybody who needs a visa (citizens

from Albania, Belarus, Moldovia, Russian

Fed.,Ukraine, China, South Africa...) must

obtaine it before entering. You can not do

this at any Croatian land border. You can fi nd

basic information about the visa regime between

the Republic of Croatia and all other

countries on


Customs regulations of the Republic of Croatia

are in line with the standards of European

Union countries.

Travel documentation: Passport or some

other internationally recognised identifi -

cation document. Tourists may remain in

Croatia for up to three months.

Foreign citizens may carry in their personal

luggage without any limits. Foreign currency

is freely brought in and taken out of the

country (up to a value of 3.000 euros); up to

a value of 15.000 kn for domestic currency.

More expensive professional and technical

equipment should be registered at the


Dogs and cats, accompanied by their owner,

need to have an International certifi cate

from a registered veterinarian stating that at

least 15 days and not more than six months

have passed since their vaccination against



When you check in a hotel, hostel, campsite

or an appartment, you will automatically be

registered with the police, a matter required

by law. If you are staying with friends please

do it yourself.

In a 24 hour period, check with your nearest

police station (Tel. 92) and be sure to bring

your passport. You will be kindly asked to

complete some paperwork, a procedure

necessary for your own safety, helping you

overcome any inconvenience that may

occur while you are on a holiday.


The only currency used in Istria/Croatia is

Kuna (1 Kuna = 100 Lipa). There are 1, 2, 5,

10, 20, 50 Lipa coins; 1, 2, 5 and 25 Kuna

coins and 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and

1.000 Kuna banknotes. Cash dispensing

machines are ubiquitous. Most hotels,

restaurants and shops accept credit cards

(American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/

Mastercard, Visa). Foreign currency can be

exchanged in banks, exchange offi ces post

offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas;

cheques can be cashed in banks.


Keep receipts for purchase you buy in Croatia

and ask for a tax-free form for bills over

500 Kn (apart from petroleum derivetives

and grosseries); you qualify for a tax refund

when you get home. Ask for a stamp at the

border! If you intend to buy works of art, ask

for export approval before you buy. More on


Time zone


National holidays

CET (gmt) +1


The tipical Mediterranean climate in Istria

characterises with mild winters and long

and hot summers. The air temperature

during the winter very rarely goes below

zero degrees centigrade, and the snow

is a real rarity. During the year Istria has

the average of 2.380 hours of sunshine,

most often during the summertime when

Maestral, the light refreshing wind blows

from the sea. The average air temperature

during the warmest period (July) is 23°C.

The lowest average sea temperature is 9°C

and the highest is 24°C, offering the best

climate conditions for your perfect holiday.

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Istria is the largest peninsula on the Adriatic

coast, and is the westernmost region of

Croatia. It counts 200.000 inhabitants. The

largest town Pula counts 60.000.


The majority of population in Croatia are

Catholics that represent 87.3% of belivers,

so there are many Catholic holidays and

processions you can also attend. Other

religions like Orthodox, Muslim, Jewish are

also represented.


Voltage on city power grid is 220 V / 50 Hz,

so visitors from the U.S. will need to use a

transformer and visitors from G.B. will have

to use an adopter for European electricity

grid to run their electrical appliances.

January 1 New Year’s Day

January 6 Epiphany

Easter Monday The second day of


May 1

Labour Day

40 days from Easter Corpus Christi

June 22

Anti-Fascist Resistance


June 25

Statehood Day

August 5

Victory Day and

National ThanksgIving


August 15 Assumption

October 8 Independence Day

November 1 All Saints’ Day

December 25, 26 Christmas Holidays

During the national holidays all public institutions

are closed!


091 VIPnet

092 tomato

095 Tele2

098, 099 T-mobile

Road traffic

The same regulations as elsewhere in Europe

are valid on the roads in Istria. Speed

limitations are marked on individual roads.

Permited speed in towns is 50 km/h, out

of towns 80 km/h and on highways 130

km/h. Allowed quantity of alcohol in the

blood is 0,0 per mille.

Gas stations work according to the established

schedule and some of them, mainly

on major roads, are open 24 hours a day.

In case of car defect or accident, call HAK

(Croatian Automobile Club) dispatcher

centre tel. 987 (round the clock). Services

are paid in cash, by cheque or credit

cards. HAK is a member of AIT and FIA.



Pula airport, Tel. +385 (0)52 530 105



Tourist airport, Tel. +385 (0)52 441 810


Sport airport

Tel. +385 (0)52 506 505, +385 (0)98 420 577

Maritime traffi c

For boaters in Istria there are petroleum

derivetives filling stations located on shores of

many Istrian towns:

Umag - open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Poreč - open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Rovinj - open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Pula (harbour) - open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Pula (Marina Veruda) - *open 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

*Summer time only!

A permit is necessary for recreational sports

diving. Information:

Tel. +385 (0)1 484 8765

Fax +385 (0)1 484 9119


Diving centres:

Harbour authority


Obala J.B. Tita / Tel. +385 (0)52 741 662


Porporela 6 / Tel. +385 (0)52 758 178


Obala m. Tita 17 / Tel. +385 (0)52 453 117


Obala Pino Budicin 1 / Tel. +385 (0)52 811 132


Riva 18 / Tel. +385 (0)52 222 037


Obala m. Tita 39 / Tel. +385 (0)52 872 085


Nautical communications

Nautical Radio Service and Communications Service The whole of the Croatian coast is covered by radio communications rather well.

The radio service for protection of human lives and safety of navigation is provided by Plovput from Split, through radio stations Split

and Dubrovnik, which cover the southern Adriatic, and Rijeka, which covers the northern part of our sea. According to the standards

of the GMDSS system (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System), the channel for automated receipt of digitalized distress calls is

channel 70, after which the communication is transferred to the operating channel of the coastal station, i.e. a harbor master’s office

(16 or 10). GMDSS system has been in use since February, 1st 1999, and on the present VHF channel for distress calls, the channel

16, constant listening will still be possible for some more time. For a direct call to a harbor master’s offi ce, the channel 10 is used.

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