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Croatia is an interesting tourist destination. Lots of Canadians travel to Croatia every year for tourism, trade, and investment. Canadians tourists mainly visit the towns and attractions such as Zagrab, Plitvice, Split, Dubrovnik and so forth.

In addition, Croatia has several other heritages including the national parks, UNESCO world heritage sites and many more that attract thousands of tourists across the world including Canadians.

When traveling to Croatia, you need to have the right Croatia travel insurance or private medical plan to cover you and your loved ones against medical emergencies, injury, hospitalization or accidents.

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Basic Information About Croatia

Some important information on Croatia Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Croatian kuna
Official language Croatian
Capital Zagreb
Continent Europe
Population Approx. 4.2 million
Plug type Plug type C and F
Driving side Right-hand side
Seasons
  • Autumn – March to May
  • Winter – June to August
  • Spring – September to November
  • Summer – December to February
Laws Local laws and customs

 

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Croatia Security Measures for travelers

Yours is the decision to travel to Croatia and you are equally responsible for your personal safety abroad.  But since we care about your personal safety and security, we provide you with relevant information in our Travel Advice to help you to make informed decisions as regards traveling out of Canada.

Risk Level

Croatia – Take normal security precautions

Entry / Exit requirements

Every country has the right to decide who enters or exits its border and the Government of Canada cannot intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the entry or exit requirements.

The information on this page was obtained from the authorities of Croatia; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.

Passport

Since Croatia is an EU country but not a Schengen area country, you need a passport to travel between Croatia and other European countries. The type of passport you use to travel determines your entry requirements. Find out about passport requirements from your transportation company before you travel.

  • Regular Canadian Passport – Your passport should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date you expect to leave Croatia.
  • Passport for official travel – Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents – The entry rules may be different if you are traveling with a temporary passport or an emergency travel document. Check with the closest diplomatic mission for Croatia before you travel.

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Croatia Healthcare

There are public and private hospitals and healthcare centers in Croatia. The standard of health service in Croatia is good since it is now a part of the EU. However, the cost of healthcare can be high, especially if you do not have Croatia travel insurance. When traveling to Croatia, you need to have adequate travel insurance and also travel with enough money to cover potential costs in case the hospital requires cash payment.

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Croatia Travel Insurance News

A Toronto woman and former Toronto Argos cheerleader, Anna Leibenko was stranded in Croatia hospital after falling from a boat and hitting her head. Anna was unconscious at the accident scene and suffered internal bleeding. Being in a coma and having an internal injury, she was placed on life support. She also had face and head fractures.

Leibenko was taken by helicopter to the closest hospital in Split, Croatia where she was treated. However, the hospital administrators informed her family that she will take care of her treatment if she did not provide documentation for health insurance but unfortunately Anna did not have a travel insurance policy.

The cost of the air ambulance required to bring Anna home was CAD$93,000 and the amount required to pay her medical bills was more than CAD$20,000.

Canadians are advised to have comprehensive a Croatia travel insurance policy before they travel out of Canada to cover medical expenses and the cost of hospitalization abroad.

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Croatia Travel Insurance FAQ


Do you need a Visa for travelling to Croatia?

Canadians are not required to hold a visa to enter Croatia for stays up to 90 days. The visa-free travel applies whether you are traveling for tourism, business or education. But if you intend to stay more than 90 days in Croatia, you are required to hold a visa corresponding to the purpose of your travel.

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Can I buy multiple travel insurance policies?

You can buy more than one Croatia travel insurance policy if you are not satisfied with the benefits and features offered by a single policy. However, you are not allowed to double dip.

Does travel insurance cover doctor visits?

Croatia travel insurance policies usually cover outpatient services which include the cost of hospital visits.

Can I buy travel insurance the day I leave?

You can buy a Croatia travel insurance policy the day you leave Canada or even later. Some providers offer usage-based policies that can be purchased on the go. This allows you to manage your policy and purchase coverage of various amounts.

How long does a travel insurance claim take?

The length of time it will take you to make a claim depends on the type of claim you intend to make. You will receive an outcome in 10-14 business days if you provide the necessary claims documents to your travel insurer.

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