Croatia and Slovenia: Gems of the Adriatic

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the current situation with regard to COVID-19?

A:

 

As of May 12, 2021...

  • US & Canadian citizens are not permitted to enter Slovenia.

  • US & Canadian citizens are permitted to enter Croatia with strict entry conditions, but hospitality services are limited.

For additional information about Slovenia visit https://si.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/.

For additional information about Croatia visit https://hr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/.

​​Please check this site periodically for updates.

Q: Are there important health tips for traveling in Croatia or Slovenia?

A:

  • Except for COVID-19, there are no specific health concerns.

  • Stay hydrated!

  • Tap water is safe to drink.

  • Wash your hands frequently.

  • Single use disinfecting wipes are useful for sanitizing airplane surfaces.

  • If you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, you should take precautions to mitigate the risk.

  • Airborne germs on airplanes are a major source of cold and virus infection. You may wish to take

 

Q: Is a visa required?

A: US, Canadian and European citizens do not require a visa for Croatia or Slovenia.

Q: What is the best time to travel to Croatia and Slovenia?

A: Considering climate, vacation crowds, hotel availability and rate, the most desirable months are May, June, September and October.

Q: What are the typical climate conditions during the tour?

A:

  • Dubrovnik               Daytime: 25° C (77° F)            Nighttime: 18° C (64° F)

  • Split                         Daytime: 26° C (79° F)            Nighttime: 16° C (61° F)

  • Plitvice Park           Daytime: 26° C (78° F)            Nighttime: 21° C (69° F)

  • Bled                         Daytime: 20° C (68° F)           Nighttime:   9° C (48° F)

  • Ljubljana                Daytime: 21° C (70° F)             Nighttime: 10° C (50° F)

Q: What should I know about money in Croatia and Slovenia?

A:

  • The currency in Croatia is the kuna, although some establishments accept euros.

  • The currency in Slovenia is the euro.

  • Both currencies are readily obtainable through conveniently located ATM’s.

  • Credits cards are widely accepted. We recommend notifying your credit card issuer in advance of your travels, to prevent having a fraud alert placed on the card.

 

Q: Is it necessary/appropriate to tip?

A: So that your Croatia and Slovenia tour may be carefree, and to avoid a cultural faux pas, all tips to guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff are included in the tour price.

Q: Are Croatia and Slovenia safe?

A: Croatia and Slovenia are very safe and crime rates are low. Nevertheless, it is insensitive and unwise to flaunt signs of affluence. Don’t display large quantities of money, and keep most of it locked in your suitcase in the hotel. Leave valuable jewelry at home, and keep your camera and mobile devices under close watch. Better safe than sorry.

Q: I'm a shopper! What goodies can I look forward to taking home?

A: Popular gift and souvenir items from Croatia are handicrafts; lace; crystal; wooden toys; Šestine umbrellas; ceramic Vučedol Doves (actually partridges); and historically significant cravats (ties), to use as accessories or for decorative purposes. Popular gift and souvenir items from Slovenia are gourmet salt; top quality, amazingly delicious honey; Schnapps; lace; and trinkets, kitsch and tee shirts with the image of a dragon.

 

Q: Are there reliable telecommunications services in Croatia and Slovenia?

A: Both countries are well-connected to the rest of the world through mobile and internet access. Connectivity is generally reliable, with broad coverage. Mobiles from North American and European carriers should work, but check with your network provider before the trip to be sure.