Capital: Zagreb

Language: Croatian

Area: 56.5942 km²

Population: 4076246

Timezone : UTC/GTM 1

Currency: Kuna (HRK)

Code: +385

Electric sockets: Plug C and Plug F, 230 V, 50 Hz.

The ETIAS visa waiver program for US citizens will cover all member-states of the European Union’s Schengen Area. Croatia is not yet a member of the Schengen Area, though it is expected to join in the near future.

In order to enter Croatia, US passport holders will need to have the following: 

  • A valid machine-readable US passport 
  • An ETIAS visa waiver

ETIAS is not a visa, the application process is straightforward and fully online, requiring just a few personal details such as: 

  • Full name as shown on passport
  • Date and place of birth
  • Intended country of entry
  • Home address

The ETIAS application process will also require US citizens to provide:

  • A current email address as all correspondence is via email
  • A debit or credit card to pay the application fee

Once submitted online, the typical turnaround time for a decision is 72 hours. Although the decision is often made within minutes, it is recommended that applicants give themselves plenty of time before traveling to avoid any issues. The ETIAS grants holders permission to stay within the Schengen Zone for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days

For additional information, consult this ETIAS FAQ page

There is one U.S. Embassy in Croatia, it is located in Zagreb. 

U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia:

Address: Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2, 10010 Zagreb, Croatia

Telephone: 385-1-661-2200

Tourist Travel Information about Croatia

croatia country

Situated in the northern Balkans, across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, Croatia has a population of just under 4.5 million. Due in large part to its extended coastline and well-preserved medieval cities, Croatia has in recent years become one of the most sought after tourist destinations in all of Europe, attracting millions of visitors each year. Although it is especially popular during the summer months, tourists from the U.S. are drawn year-round to Dubrovnik, recognizing it as one of the main filming locations of the HBO show Game of Thrones.

Interesting facts

  • The Dalmatian dog breed, popularized on the silver screen by the Disney film 101 Dalmatians, is recognized as being from Croatia.
  • The country is said to be home to the world’s smallest town, Hum, which has a population of somewhere around 20 people.
  • The famous inventor Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia.
  • Due to its Greek influences, Croatia has been a wine-producing region for over 2,500 years.
  • The eastern city of Vinkovci is thought to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in all of Europe, dating back over 8,000 years.
  • Due to its large number of national parks and nature preserves, over 10% of the total land area of Croatia is under government protection.
  • The famous Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night was set on the Dalmatian coast.
  • Croatia is credited with being the birthplace of the modern necktie.

Medical Information for U.S. citizens

Recommended vaccines:

  • Routine vaccines
  • Rabies
  • Measles
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B


  • Police: 192
  • Fire: 193
  • Ambulance: 194
  • Sea search and rescue: 195
  • Roadside assistance: 1987

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