and domestic passengers are exempted from paying customs and tax at
- Personal luggage, that are considered to
for personal use of the passengers during travelling – clothes and
cosmetics, cameras and portable devices (radio- CD player, TV, computer
etc.) such objects cannot be borrowed to others for usage
that are non commercial (considering kind and amount) that are not for
resale – smaller household devices whose total value is under KN 300
- Passenger are exempted from paying
customs for the following goods:
- 200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50
cigars or 250g of tobacco
- One litre of alcoholic beverages
- 2 litres of liqueurs or dessert or
- 2 litres of table wine
- Perfume up to 50 ml
- 250ml of toilet water
and medical products in the amount necessary for personal passenger use
(which is proven by the medical documentation)
- Homeopathic products (one packet)
Passengers younger than 17 year are not
exempted from paying customs for tobacco and alcoholic beverages.
Exemptions are not valid for the crew in
employees at the border and persons residing in the border area.
the goods from the country with which Croatia closed the Trade
Agreement the lower tax rate can be applied if the condition for
preferential treatment is fulfilled. In many cases such goods will be
exempted from paying customs duty.
Object that do not fulfil the named
condition are liable for the payment of customs and taxes.
taking out of the foreign currency is limited to exclusively
Croatian citizens – residents to the value of EUR 3,000.00 in cash, and
if a higher amount is being taken out the approval of the Croatian
National Bank is necessary. The bringing in of the foreign currency and
cheques is not limited. The bringing in or taking out of the domestic
currency i.e. Kuna for the residents is limited to the amount of KN
15,000.00, and the bringing in or taking out of a higher amount is
subject to the approval of the Croatian National Bank. Also for the
residents, as well as for the foreign passenger, the obligation to
report to the customs officer every bringing in or taking out of an
amount higher than Euro 10,000.00 in the counter value is valid.
Cultural heritage (collection, archaeological artefacts, paintings,
sculptures, old books, ethnological treasures etc) can be brought in or
taken out only on the basis of the approval of the body in charge of
the protection of the cultural heritage (export licence).
The passengers can for their personal use bring in medication in the
amounts necessary for treatment of up to one month and that is based on
the medical documentation (medical history and similar) Import or
export of drugs is forbidden for the passengers but the medications
containing drugs can be brought in or taken out in the amount necessary
for the personal use for the period of up to five days and with
possession of the appropriate medical documentation.
Temporary import or export of animals, pets (dogs, cats, birds etc.)
for the shorter period of time (touristic travelling, holidays etc.)
can be allowed on all border crossings without veterinarian check under
the condition that dogs, cats and tamed ferret.
- carry microchip
- have passport or veterinarian certificate
(issued by the authorised veterinarian of the authorised body)
- are vaccinated against rabies (into
passport or veterinarian certificate must be stated until when the
certificate is valid)
dogs and cats must have an International Certificate issued by an
veterinarian evidencing that at least 15 days, but not more than six
passed since the vaccination against rabies.
seed, propagating material, organic fertilisers and plant
products by which plant vermin can be brought into Croatia, can be
imported only on the border crossings where the border inspection
performs the health control. Every shipment must have certificate on
the health condition (fitocertificate) issued by the exporting country.
control and fitocertificate are not obligatory if the passenger is
importing small shipment of vegetable and flower seeds in the original
packaging and of the total weight of 100g, i.e. flower bulbs in the
original packaging and of the total weight of 3 kg with declaration and
origin from the countries of the European Union.
At the crossing of the state border the passenger must report to the
police weapons and ammunition that they are carrying. Over the state
border only weapons for which the permit is possessed can be carried.
To the foreign passengers the border police issue the Authorisation for
carrying and keeping of sports weapons during their stay in the
Republic of Croatia.
IMPORT: Foreign passengers can temporary import the object that
for the purpose of their travel in the Republic of Croatia for purposes
of tourism, sport, business meetings etc. The objects must be brought
in with the passenger or in the personal luggage and taken out at the
latest when the passenger leaves the area of the Republic of Croatia.
Personal car, caravan etc can be temporary
imported for the longest
period of six months within the period of twelve months, while the
floating vessel for entertainment can be imported for the period of
The right for the temporary importation
pertains to the transportation vehicles:
- Registered outside the area of the
Republic of Croatia on the name of a foreigner
- Are owned by y foreigner i.e. the person
with the usual residence outside the Republic of Croatia
- That are used by persons with the usual
residence outside the Republic of Croatia
imported objects and transportation vehicles cannot be given to other
persons to be used for other purposes. If temporary imported objects
and transportation vehicles are given to other persons to be used for
other purposes, it is considered that a customs offence is committed.
GOODS: In Croatia the export customs duties are not prescribed,
so the duties
at export are not calculated, which does not mean that the goods are
not subjected to the export control (health regulation, endangered
species, cultural heritage etc.)