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All foreign nationals who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia.

Here you can find additional information about the visa regimeVisa requirements overview
All inquiries about the Croatian Visa system can be directed to the e-mail:

Travel Documents

Required travel documents when entering Croatia:

  • any EU Member State / EU/EEA citizens may enter Croatia with a valid personal identification card (issued after January 1, 2003) the same as with a valid passport
  • a third-country national must have avalid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Croatia and issued within the previous 10 years (e.g. an third-country national staying in Croatia until 26 July 2018 has to hold a passport valid at least until 27 October 2018).

Further information is available here: MVEP travel information

Short-term Stay Registration Procedure 

The short-term stay of up to 90 days must be registered within 2 days from the date of entry:

  • foreign nationals who are not nationals of an EEA member state are required to register for a short-term stay on his/her own within 2 days from the date of entry
  • if not done by the foreign national in person, the short-term stay shall be registered by the accommodation provider (commercial accommodation providers - hotels, hostels, camping sites etc., and non-commercial accommodation providers – relatives, friends etc.) within 1 day from the arrival of the foreign national
  • a short-term stay shall be reported with the Police Department in charge by the place of accommodation of the foreign national, in person or online.

Further information is available here: MVEP granting stay in Croatia

Reference Amounts Required

When entering the Republic of Croatia the border police is authorized to seek from the foreign resident a proof of sufficient funds for the length of their proposed visit in Croatia and for a return trip back or to the third country. The amount of funds is equal to 100 EUR per day for every day of the stay in Croatia.

If the person possess a certified letter of guarantee of a natural or legal person from the Republic of Croatia, a voucher or proof of a paid travel package or other similar document, the foreign resident is obliged to present the proof of only 50 EUR per day of proposed visit to Croatia on request of the border control police officer.

Rules of Conduct in the Border Crossing Area                        

Movement and stopping in the border crossing zone shall only be permitted for persons who intend to cross the state border or who have already crossed it and remain at the border crossing point due to border control.

Travelers and other people who are in the border crossing zone have to comply with instructions and orders of the official police officer conducting the border control.

A fine of 100,00 to 1 000,00 Croatian Kunas shall be imposed on a person if:

  • the person is moving or stopping in the zone of the border crossing without the intention of crossing the state border or without any other justified reason
  • the person is residing in the zone of the border crossing longer than permitted by the bilateral agreements (article 5. Of the Regulation (EZ), No. 1931/2006).

Traffic and Road Conditions

You can find current traffic and road conditions hereHAK Traffic

Tourist Tax (Sojourn Tax) 2018

The tourist tax per person and by night ranges from:
  • 4,50 - 8,00 HRK in high season;
  • 3,00 - 6,00 HRK in the shoulder season;
  • 2,50 - 5,00 HRK in the low season.
One more reason to enjoy the beauty of nature out of the high season!
More on classes and prices: Tourist Tax 2018

Important Phone Numbers

112 – Unique emergency number in Europe
1. Dialing 112, you can report any emergency, an accident, a threat to human lives, property, environment or cultural heritage.
2. You can dial 112 emergency number 24 hours a day, regardless of where you are located in Croatia.
3. This phone number is free of charge and can be dialed from all mobile or fixed networks and phones.

Dial 112 only for these urgent cases

  • sirious injury;
  • big fires;
  • if you are in danger and need police assistance;
  • if you (seriously!) need the Mountain Rescue Service help;
  • or need help of other emergency units and operative services for protection or rescue.

When dialing 112, provide the following information

  • who is calling;
  • what happened;
  • where it happened;
  • when it happened;
  • how many injured are there;
  • what kind of help is needed.

Mountain Rescue Service - Station Gospić
tel: +385(0)91 721-0007

Tourist Board of the Plitvice Lakes Municipality
Trg sv. Jurja 6, 53230 Korenica
phone/fax: +385(0)53 776-798
Working hours: Monday to Friday 07:00-15:00 h

Post office 
Post office Plitvice Lakes
Mukinje bb Street
phone: +385(0)53 774-220

Privredna banka Zagreb
Office the Plitvice Lakes National Park - hotel Belleuve
phone: +385(0)53 553-106
Exchange rate of the Croatian National Bank (HNB): Exchange rate list

Remark: long queues are possible in the Exchange offices!
All credit cards are accepted.

Taxi: +385(0)91 262-2621, +385(0)91 508-3621, +385(0)98 245-315
Road conditions call center: +385(0)72 777-777
Road assistance - Croatian Automobile Club (HAK): +385(0)1 1987

Nearest Airports

There are three nearest international airports to GWT2P destination within driving distance:

  • Zagreb - located near the Croatian capital Zagreb is home to airlines from around the world and the main hub for Croatian airlines. Zagreb is well connected to the rest of the country and neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina with flights operated by Croatia airlines and other international airlines.
  • Zadar - located south-east of Zadar city in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic coast, has good public transport connection to the rest of Croatia and neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Rijeka - located near the town of Omišalj on the island of Krk, on the northern part of the Croatian coast in Rijeka Bay. They offer full-year regular and charter flights, bus shuttle service to / from the town of Rijeka, and regular rent a car service. The island is connected with the mainland by a bridge.

Bus Terminals

  • Zagreb Bus Station - the main bus terminal in the Croatian capital and one of the largest in the region for long-distance and regional bus routes. Provides many connections with the rest of Croatia, and with neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina as well.
  • Bihac Bus Station - the main bus station in Bihac is well connected with the rest of Bosnia and Hercegovina, and with Croatia. Provides local, regional and long-distance bus routes.
  • Rijeka Bus Station - the main bus station in Rijeka is well connected with larger cities in Croatia, including Plitvice Lakes area, as well as Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Europe.

Plitvice Lakes Rules of Conduct

Before the entrance to the national park, please read the Park Rules carefullyRules of Conduct

Visit the following link, help us preserve natural heritage for future generations, thank you!

Active Alerts

Important and timely information that may affect your visit to the Park:

  • all groups entering the Plitvice Lakes National Park have an obligation to hire either a tourist guide, a tour escort or an employee of the Public Institution ‘Plitvice Lakes National Park’ who is an accredited professional guide in the Park;
  • tourist guide and tour escort services may not be performed by foreign citizens from the EU member states, unless they have obtained a license from the Ministry of Tourism of Croatia.

Due to the mass influx of tourists, Park's ecosystems are under extreme pressure and first protective measures have been introduced:

  • when starting a group tour use only Entrances 1 and 2, never access roads to hotels;
  • new prices: protect your family budget and nature at the same time, avoid pricey tickets charged in the periods when protected nature is exposed to the highest levels of threat!!

Link: Active Alerts

Severe Weather Alerts

Extreme weather events we are now seeing are becoming more frequent and more forceful, so inform yourself well and on time to safely enjoy the great outdoors. 

A perpetually unstable atmospheric condition, with sudden changes, means that severe weather alerts can be changed at any time, day or night, so plan ahead, keep an eye on the latest forecast  and watch the UV Index! Take care and be safe! (Check the border area between Karlovac and Gospic regions close to the state border with BA)

Link: MeteoAlarm Croatia
Link: 3-day forecasts
LinkSatellite images - EUMETSAT
LinkUV Index HR (3-day forecasts for Croatia and Europe)

Wear Proper Shoes

Trails in national parks are managed as part of the natural environment. Many trails cover uneven terrain and follow rock ledges, and in winter trails are often covered with snow and ice. Be prepared to meet and accept nature on its own terms. Wear sturdy shoes with enough tread to give you good traction, stability and comfort. High heels and smooth-soled shoes are not recommended, as these will slide easily on uneven terrain.

Human Feces in Nature

Answering the call of nature in national parks can present a challenge, and when we take into account the sheer amount of tourists and small amount of land (read toilets) the problem becomes obvious.

Human waste represents one of the most significant impacts that faces lands used by the public: a disease impact, water quality impact, social and aesthetic impact. Feces contain a cocktail of germs, and no one enjoying national parks or nature in general wants to come in contact with it, see it, smell it or get sick due to its improper disposal. Urinating or defecating in inappropriate public places, on the side of trails, in a river or lakes is unacceptable, and poses a serious threat to public health and nature.

This is one of the most vexing problems facing protected areas. There are few sanitary facilities within the wilderness, so it's imperative that we all take a responsible approach to the problem:

  • use restrooms before your tour when visiting national parks (your apartment, entrance points, hotels, restaurants);
  • use restrooms when you can, instead of waiting till you have to go - there’s a lack of toilets in parks and the next one may be far away.

Beware of Selfies

Although the idea of taking a selfie is a harmless one (serious implications for an individual's psychological state and for society in general is a whole different story), taking selfies can sometimes lead to dangerous situations - and in some cases, even deadly ones. The most selfie-related deaths have been due to falling. Exercise safety when taking selfies, if your quest for snapping the perfect self-portrait is endangering your life - put the selfie stick down and back away.

Follow a few general rules for selfie safety:

  • stay on established trails, wandering off trails can lead to dangerous situations and also damage natural resources;
  • don’t lose track of your surroundings;
  • don’t take selfies near a precipice or water’s edge;
  • stay away from wild animals;
  • use common sense and enjoy your stay.

Ticket Prices 2018

Visitor category

Period – price per person for 1 day


1.1. - 31.3.
1.11. - 31.12. ***

1.4. - 30.06.
1.9. - 31.10.

1.7. - 31.08.
*before 16:00
**after 16:00





Adults – Groups* (up to 15 visitors)








Students – Groups **




Children 7 – 18 years




Children 7 – 18 years - Groups**




Children below 7 and persons with disability (over 50%)*




 * A valid Person with a disability ID or student ID is the basis for special privileges and discounts.
** At least 15 people per group, book a guide in advance at the Sales Office.
*** Panoramic trains and electric boats do not operate in this period.

Visitor category

Period - price per person for 2 days


1.1.- 31.03.
1.11. - 31.12. **

1.4. - 30.06.
1.9. - 31.10.

1.7. - 31.08.









Children 7 – 18 years




  • The price includes electric boat rides on Lake Kozjak and panoramic train rides, visitor insurance, and VAT.
  • The group of visitors has to be announced in advance and must be accompanied by tour leader with the proper local license for guiding in Licko-Senjska administrative region or by the person who holds the license for tour guide services for the Republic of Croatia.
  • Responsible dog owners and dogs on a leash (at all times) are welcome!

Working Hours

Park is open every day of the year, including Sundays and public holidays.
Working  hours are from 08:00 to 19:00  - TICKET SALES UNTIL 17:00.
From 1.11. to 1.4. working hours are from 08:00 to 16:00 - TICKET SALES UNTIL 14:00.
Entrances to the park: 1 - Rastovača, 2 - Hladovina and the Auxiliary Entrance II - Flora.
Entrances to the park from 1.11. to 1.4.: 1 - Rastovača and the Auxiliary Entrance 2 - Flora
Parking zones: 1 - Rastovača, 2 - Hladovina
From 1.11. to 1.4. parking zones are free of charge.

Whenever possible, please walk, jog, cycle or use public transport to reach the Park, thank you!

Additional information:

  • Entrance: +385(0)53 751-026
  • Reservations – Sales office: +385 (0)53 751-014; +385(0)53 751-015 

Have an eventful and memorable stay in GWT2P destination!

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