Special Travel Circumstances in Croatia

With numerous automated teller machines (ATMs) and ever-wider acceptance of credit cards in Croatia, traveler's checks are accepted less frequently or exchanged at an unfavorable rate. Facilities are available for the wiring or transferring of funds.

RECREATIONAL BOATING: The Croatian Government requires all recreational skippers chartering Croatian flagged vessels to have a certificate of competence. Under Croatian law, the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport, and Infrastructure recognize licenses issued by the national authorities of other countries. Although no such national licensing regime exists in the United States, Croatia does recognize certain certificates issued by the U.S. Sailing Association. Regulations are complex and vary by class of license. Details on class of license recognized by country can be found at the Ministry’s website. Tourists in Croatia can also be certified at harbormasters' offices in Pula, Rijeka, Senj, Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Ploce, and Dubrovnik, as well as at the Ministry in Zagreb by passing a test.

If you intend to hike in the Croatian mountains or climb in the numerous rock climbing areas, always seek local guides’ expert advice. The weather in the Croatian mountains can change quickly, even in the summer months, and temperatures can get very low overnight. There have been reports of hikers getting lost in the mountains when they have gone out alone, without expert guides, and left marked paths. Hikers have also been lost in stormy weather, and there have been fatal accidents as well. If in trouble, call the emergency number 112 and the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service will help you as best they can. Rock climbers in Paklenica National Park should consult a local guide or contact the National Park for more information.

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