Croatia and Slovenia: Gems of the Adriatic

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Does the Ukraine war pose a threat to Croatia or Slovenia?

 

A: At this time there are no travel advisories nor visible signs of unrest, and to the best of our knowledge, the geopolitical risk is extremely low. Kyiv is 1200 miles from Croatia and 1000 miles from Slovenia. Ukraine was an administrative region of the Soviet Union and always had strong ties with Russia. On the other hand, Croatia and Slovenia belonged to Yugoslavia, which parted ways with the Soviet Union in 1948. Therefore, Russia has no political or economic interest in our destination countries. Moreover, they are both members of the EU, so an invasion by Russia is unlikely.

Q: Is COVID-19 testing required to enter Croatia and Slovenia?

 

A:Travelers to Croatia must present one of the following: certificate of vaccination (any vaccine) whose final dose was more than 14 days prior to entry OR a PCR or rapid antigen test not older than 72 hours (counting from the time of taking the test to arriving at the border crossing point) OR a  medical certificate confirming recovery at least 12 days, but no more than 180 days, from the first positive test result to date of entry.  

Slovenia has open borders and there are no requirements to enter.

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.