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Stay & Work

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WORKING IN CROATIA

Considering that you already decided to come and work in Croatia ( STEP 1 ), we would say well begun is half done.

STEP 2 – Checking your options. No stress – we are here to help.
A digital nomad is a third-country national who is employed or performs work through communication technology for a company or his own company that is not registered in the Republic of Croatia and does not perform work or provide services to employers in the Republic of Croatia.

Did you recognize yourself? If yes lets continue to STEP 3APPLYING for a temporary stay.

The permit is granted for up to a year (possibly even less) and it cannot be extended. But don t worry – we know you will love Croatia so much so a new application can be submitted 6 months after the expiry of the previously granted temporary stay of digital nomads.

STEP 4 – are you bringing your family along? ( YES / NO )
Close family members of a digital nomad who has been granted temporary stay in the Republic of Croatia may join him in the Republic of Croatia

And, congratulations – you are now a proud Croatian Digital Nomad – Welcome!!

EU & Schengen

Croatia is a member of the EU and NATO, but not yet in the Euro or Schengen zones.

In a 6-month period, you are allowed to stay 90 days in the Schengen zone. The days do not have to be consecutive, but after using up the allowed 90 days, travelers are often choosing Croatia to reset.

Croatia is one of the first members of the European Union that regulated the temporary residence for digital nomads from all over the globe, approved for up to one year.

And another good news is that digital nomads in Croatia are exempt from paying income tax when providing services to employers not registered in Croatia.

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NATIONAL HOLIDAYS IN CROATIA 2021/2022

  • 1.1.2021. (Friday) – New Year ́s day
  • 6.1.2021. (Wednesday) – Epipahany
  • 4.4.2021. (Sunday) – Easter
  • 5.4.2021. (Monday) – Easter Monday
  • 1.5.2021. (Saturday) – Labour Day
  • 30.5.2021. (Sunday) – Statehood Day
  • 3.6.2021. (Thursday) – Corpus Day
  • 22.6.2021. (Tuesday) – Aniti-Fascist Stuggle Day
  • 5.8.2021. (Thursday) – Victory Day
  • 15.8.2021. (Sunday) – Assumption of Mary
  • 1.11.2021. (Monday) – All Saints Day
  • 18.11.2021. (Thuesday) – Homeland War Remembrance Day
  • 25.12.2021. (Saturday) – Christmas
  • 26.12.2021. (Sunday) – St.Stephans ́s Day
  • 1.1.2022. (Saturday) – New Year ́s day
  • 6.1.2022. (Thursday) – Epipahany
  • 17.4.2022. (Sunday) – Easter
  • 18.4.2022. (Monday) – Easter Monday
  • 1.5.2022. (Sunday) – Labour Day
  • 30.5.2022. (Monday) – Statehood Day
  • 16.6.2022. (Thursday) – Corpus Day
  • 22.6.2022. (Wednesday) – Aniti-Fascist Stuggle Day
  • 5.8.2022. (Friday) – Victory Day
  • 15.8.2022. (Monday) – Assumption of Mary
  • 1.11.2022. (Tuesday) – All Saints Day
  • 18.11.2022. (Friday) – Homeland War Remembrance Day
  • 25.12.2022. (Sunday) – Christmas
  • 26.12.2022. (Monday) – St.Stephans ́s Day
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HEALTHCARE & COVID 19

  • EMERGENCY NUMBER: 112

  • COVID CALL CENTRE: 113 (every day from 8AM till 9PM)

  • CROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH: +385 98 22 77 53

  • CROATIAN INSTITUTE OF HEALTH INSURANCE: 0800 7979

 

One of the conditions for granting a temporary stay for digital nomads in Croatia is proof of health insurance (for third-country nationals, private health or travel insurance is recognized). The main contact for providing all information and details is The Croatian Institute for Health Insurance – HZZO

The Croatian national health care system is public and regulated by HZZO. It is available to all Croatian citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in Croatia. A typical health center is called “dom zdravlja” (LIST & CONTACT by cities) where you choose your primary doctor when register for your health insurance.

Except “Dom zdravlja” where you can find different types of doctor ( general doctor, dentist, gynecologist, dermatologist, pediatrician,… ) there are also hospitals (LIST & CONTACT by cities).

COVID 19 INFO

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COST OF LIVING IN CROATIA

EATING & DRINKING OUT

Meal, inexpensive restaurant / 8 – 14€ = 60,00 – 100,00 HRK
McMeal at McDonalds / 6€ = 45,00 HRK
Domestic beer (0.5 liter draught) / 2€ = 15,00 HRK
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) / 3€ = 23,00 HRK
Coffee in a bar / 1,30€ = 10,00 HRK
Coca-cola in a bar /1,70€ = 13,00 HRK
Cocktails in a bar / 6,60€ = 50,00 HRK

TRANSPORTATION

One-way ticket (local transport) / 0,5 – 1,30€ = 4,00 – 10.00 HRK
One-way ticket (between cities) / 6,60 – 20,00€ = 50,00 – 150,00 HRK
Rent a car/van (1 day) / 40,00 – 80,00€ = 300,00 – 600,00 HRK
Gasoline (1 liter) / 1,20€ = 9,00 HR
Taxi (1km – normal tariff) / 0,80€ = 6,00 HRK
Ferries (no car) / 5,30€ = 40,00 HRK

FUN & ACTIVITIES

Fitness club, & gym (monthly for adult) / 32,00€ = 240,00 HRK
Tennis court rent (1h on weekend) / 14,00€ = 100,00 HRK
Cinema or theatre (1 seat) / 5,30€ = 40,00 HRK
Museums & Galleries (ticket) / 3,30 – 6,60€ = 25,00 – 50,00 HRK
Tourist attraction & National parks / 6,60 – 40,00€ = 50,00 – 300,00 HRK
Rafting, Zipline, Quad rides / 26,00 – 66,00€ = 200,00 – 500,00 HRK

GROCERIES IN STORES

Milk (regular 1l) in a store / 0,80€ = 6,00 HRK
Loaf of white bread / 0.90€ = 7,00 HRK
Eggs (12), Rice (1kg), Pasta (1kg) / 1,30 – 2,00€ = 10,00 – 15,00 HRK
Fruit & Vegetables (1kg) / 0,60€ – 1,30€ = 5,00 – 10,00 HRK
Chicken & Beef (1 kg) / 6,60 – 10,60€ = 50,00 – 80,00 HRK

MISCELLANEOUS

Cigarettes 20 Pack / 4,00€ = 30,00 HRK
Hygiene products / 1,60 – 4,00€ = 10,00 – 30,00 HRK
Cleaning supplies / 2,00 – 5,30€ = 15,00 – 40,00 HRK

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ARRIVAL

Croatia made it very easy for you to arrive and there are so many choices that there is no excuse for you not to come.
No matter if you prefer air, land or sea, we got all the options you need.
Regarding the COVID_19 situation before planning anything it is best to check all info regarding your arrival: TRAVELING TO CROATIA

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BY AIR

There are 9 international airports in Croatia:
ZAGREB, SPLIT, DUBROVNIK, PULA ,RIJEKA (Krk) , ZADAR, OSIJEK, BRAČ and MALI LOŠINJ .
Like in most European cities they are close to the city and there are shuttles or taxis you can easily take to your destination. Majority of hotels and hostels will have an airport transfer option so be sure to ask about that.
For all additional information about Croatian civil aviation check here: CCAA

Croatia is pretty well connected with the rest of the world, with a considerable increase of flights during the high season (April to October). Some of the airline companies that can easily get you to Croatia are Croatia Airlines, Ryanair, United Airlines (NY-ZG), EasyJet, KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, LOT, Turkish Airlines, and more.

If, by some chance, you cannot find a convenient flight to Croatia, no fear – neighbours are here. Being so close there is an option of landing in one of these cities: Graz (Austria), Budapest (Hungary), Trieste or Venice (Italy); Ljubljana (Slovenia) Belgrade (Serbia), Mostar or Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). From there you can easily reach Croatia with a bus, car or even a train, which leads us to our second topic.

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BY LAND

Croatia has one of the best highway networks in Europe so getting around the country is a joy. On the other hand, there is rarely a city, town or a village not connected with one of the main roads.

  • If you are traveling with the bus, all options are available at: AKZ – Flixbus, Arriva, CroatiaBus,

  • If you are traveling with a train, find all you need at: HŽPP

  • If you are traveling with a car, here are some good to know useful information:

    1. In Croatia, only a person holding a valid driving license issued in the Republic of Croatia, a foreign driving license, an international driving license or a certificate of filed request for the issuance of the driving license for the category which is being operated may operate a motor vehicle in road traffic. This document must be with the driver the whole time while driving.
    2. The driver who enters the territory of Croatia with a motor vehicle holding a foreign registration or an EEA registration must have a valid international motor vehicle insurance policy that is valid in the territory of the EU or some other proof of the existence of such insurance.
    3. In case of renting a car you will find all terms and conditions in your Rental Agreement which a driver has to have with him while driving a rented vehicle.
    4. All the other information about gas stops, highway tolls, road conditions and border crossing you can find at: HAK
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BY SEA

Besides having kilometers of beaches and thousands of islands, our beautiful Adriatic Sea is also one of the ways to arrive in Croatia.

  • If you are using a ferry, find all the info you need at: JADROLINIJA
  • If you are arriving with a private boat, here is some good-to-know information (the rules apply to boaters with vessels over 2.5 m in length with the power of the engine exceeding 5 kW):

1. The commander of the vessel entering Croatian territorial waters is obligated to take the shortest route to the nearest international port to go through Customs Control, and:

  • Have the crew and passenger lists certified
  • Pay the fees
  • Pay the sojourn tax for the vessel longer than five meters with a built-in bed
  • Report staying aboard the vessel

2. The commander of the vessel brought to Croatia by land or moored in the port or at another location in Croatia is obligated, prior to putting the vessel in use, to contact the nearest port authority and:

  • Pay the fees
  • Pay the sojourn tax
  • Report staying aboard the vessel

As of April 1, 2014, the safe navigation, light and marine information chart fees no longer apply, and instead a single safe navigation and marine environment protection fee is introduced which will be charged by vessel length and engine power. The one-off amount of the sojourn tax for boaters with vessels longer than 5 meters and with a built-in bed depends on the length of the vessel and time of year.

The following original documents have to be aboard the vessel sailing in the Republic of Croatia and shown to an authorized upon request:

  1. Proof of safe navigation fee, light fee, marine information chart fee, and sojourn tax if the vessel has a built-in bed
  2. Proof of seaworthiness of the vessel
  3. Proof of the commander’s permit to operate the vessel in accordance with state regulations of the flag under which the vessel is sailing, i.e. Croatian legislation
  4. Proof of insurance cover
  5. Proof of legal ownership or permission to use the vessel.