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Croatia customs regulations

It is important to know about customs regulations before traveling to Croatia to avoid legal issues and potential fines. As you know, customs regulations widely depend on the country. Before traveling to (or from) Croatia make sure to check the allowance and limits for the next things:

  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Currency
  • Medicines (especially those containing drugs)
  • Animals
  • Cultural artifacts
  • Plants, fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products

Check the information below to be sure that you are complying with Croatia customs regulations.

Import regulations in Croatia

Duty-free allowance

When travelling within EU

There are no limits on the amount of alcohol and tobacco a traveller can bring in within the EU. The goods must be for personal use or as a gift and they must have had duty and tax paid in the EU country where they were acquired. Customs officials may require proof of intent if more than all the following is imported.

Tobacco limit

  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 800 cigarettes;
  • 400 cigarillos (max 3g each);
  • 200 cigars;
  • 1kg smoking tobacco.

Bringing alcohol

  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 10 litres of spirits over 22%;
  • 20 litres of alcoholic beverages, other than either wine or beer, less than 22% volume;
  • 90 litres of wine (with a maximum 60 litres of sparkling wine);
  • 110 litres of beer.

When travelling from outside the EU

If entering the EU from outside, passengers may bring with them duty-free goods for personal use within the limits set out below. The same applies if coming from the Canary Islands, the Channel Islands, Gibraltar or other territories where EU rules on VAT do not apply.

Tobacco limit

One of the following:

  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 200 cigarettes;
  • 100 cigarillos;
  • 50 cigars;
  • 250g of smoking tobacco;
  • or a proportional combination of these goods (such as 100 cigarettes and 50 cigarillos).

Bringing alcohol

One of the following:

  • Restricted to travellers 17 years and over;
  • 1 litre exceeding 22% alcohol volume;
  • 2 litres up to 22% alcohol volume;
  • or a proportional combination of these goods.

In addition, both of the following:

  • 4 litres of still wine;
  • and 16 litres of beer.

Cash limit

  • There are no restrictions on the importation of currency into the EU.
  • Funds of more than €10,000 must be declared to the customs authorities.

Other Goods free from duty

  • Medicines for personal use.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to HRK3200 when travelling by air or sea.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to HRK2200 when travelling by land.
  • Personal items of non-commercial nature worth up to HRK1100 for travellers under 15 years of age.

Prohibited items

The following are goods which cannot be brought into the country.

  • Narcotic substances.
  • Counterfeit and pirated goods.

Restricted items

These goods are strictly regulated, and in most cases require a permit to be obtained prior to arrival.

  • Cats, dogs, ferrets, and other pets are subject to a mandatory health inspection at the first point of entry on EU territory. They must also have a microchip or tattoo, and have been properly vaccinated against rabies. A Common Veterinary Entry Document certifying the healthy inspection must be provided with the customs declaration. Pets travelling within the EU must have a valid pet passport. For further information, please visit Transfer of Animals.
  • Endangered animals, plants, and their derivative products protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) may require protected species permits. For further information, please visit Wild taxa.
  • Weapons and ammunition require approval from the border police.
  • Living plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables are subject to restrictions, and some must be declared. Some must also be accompanied by an Official Phytosanitary Certificate issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin. For further information, please visit Plants and seeds.
  • Cultural goods require permission from the competent state bodies. For Croatian cultural goods, the relevant body is the Ministry of Culture. For further information, please visit Cultural goods.
  • Up to 10kg of meat and dairy products from the EU, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.
  • 2kg of products of animal origin such as milk powder and baby food can be brought in if it is packaged and does not need to be refrigerated.
  • Small quantities of other food products may be brought in for personal use. For further information, please visit Exemptions and restrictions.

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