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Stay & Work

Tips & Tricks


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!!



1.1.2023. (Sunday) – New Year ś day
6.1.2023. (Friday) – Epipahany
9.4.2023. (Sunday) – Easter
10.4.2023. (Monday) – Easter Monday
1.5.2023. (Monday) – Labour Day
30.5.2023. (Tuesday) – Statehood Day
8.6.2023. (Thursday) – Corpus Day
22.6.2022. (Thursday) – Aniti-Fascist Stuggle Day 5.8.2022. (Saturday) – Victory Day

15.8.2022. (Tuesday) – Assumption of Mary
1.11.2022. (Wednesday) – All Saints Day
18.11.2022. (Saturday) – Homeland War Remembrance Day 25.12.2022. (Monday) – Christmas
26.12.2022. (Tuesday) – St.Stephans ́s Day




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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).





Meal, inexpensive restaurant / 8 – 14€
McMeal at McDonalds / 6€
Domestic beer (0.5 liter draught) / 2€
Imported beer (0.33 liter bottle) / 3€
Coffee in a bar / 1,30€
Coca-cola in a bar /1,70€
Cocktails in a bar / 6,60€


One-way ticket (local transport) / 0,5 – 1,30€
One-way ticket (between cities) / 6,60 – 20,00€
Rent a car/van (1 day) / 40,00 – 80,00€
Gasoline (1 liter) / 1,20€
Taxi (1km – normal tariff) / 0,80€
Ferries (no car) / 5,30€


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


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


Cigarettes 20 Pack / 4,00€
Hygiene products / 1,60 – 4,00€
Cleaning supplies / 2,00 – 5,30€



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



There are 9 international airports in Croatia:
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.



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


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.