I noticed lots of people seams to have problems finding information about the visa system in Croatia, several people has also asked me, if they actual need a visa for travelling to Croatia, so I decided to make a small overview of the current situation. (For more detailed information you will need to check web pages of Croatian Ministry of foreign affairs and European integration) If you are still not sure after reading this, please feel free to leave comments at bottom of this page, I will then do my best to provide you with the information you are looking for.
Please note, special rules apply for guest arriving in Croatia on a cruise ship, if you are passenger on a cruise ship, you cruise company will automatically provide with visa, if necessary.
To start with you can see list of countries from which you don’t need visa for visiting Croatia …
NO NEED FOR VISA TO ENTER CROATIA
If your are citizens of one of the following countries you can visit the Republic of Croatia and stay for up to 90 days and you may of course also transit through Croatian territory:
Andorra, Argentine, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italian, Japan, Republic of Korea, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portuguese, Romania, El Salvador, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Swiss, Turkey, UK, Uruguay, USA, Vatican, Venezuela.
The exemption from the visa requirement also applies to the holders of valid travel documents issued in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and in the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
The exemption from the visa requirement also applies to the following holders of valid travel documents of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
- British Nationals (Overseas);
- British Overseas Territories Citizens who have the right of abode in the United Kingdom, and
- British Subjects who have the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
ACCESS WITH IDENTITY CARD
Nationals of the following states may enter the Republic of Croatia with a valid identity card or a document confirming their identity and nationality:
European Economic Area (EEA), Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican, Swiss.
VISA FOR CROATIA REQUIRED
If you are citizens of on of the below mentionrd countries you will need to apply for Visa before entering the Croatian Republic of Croatia, once you have obtain the Visa you can stay up to 90 days in the country, with a valid visa you may of course also transit the country to reach other destinations.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Columbia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of the Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Lebanese Republic, Liberia, Jamahiriya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Yemen.
The visa requirement also applies to holders of travel documents issued in the territory of Taiwan, People’s Republic of China.
The visa requirement also applies to holders of travel documents issued in the territory of the Palestinian Authority, the entity not fully recognized as a subject in terms of international law.
The visa requirement also applies to the following holders of valid travel documents of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
- British Overseas Territories Citizens who do not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom,
- British Overseas Citizens,
- British Protected Persons, and
- British Subjects who do not have the right of abode in the United Kingdom.
The Government of the Republic of Croatia may introduce a provisional suspension of the visa regime for a certain period, for nationals of some states.