Dubrovnik is proud for its very mild Mediterranean climate with long and hot summers. September is usually one of the most beautiful months of the year for Dubrovnik, when sea is still very warm, so do not forget to take your swimming suites in case you get some free time to go to the beach. Light jacket and shirt will be just enough for you to enjoy in Dubrovnik.
Croatia is located in the Central European Time Zone, better to say, it is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).
Service is almost always included in hotel and restaurant bills and further tip of a few coins is appropriate.
You can leave tips in case you are satisfied with a service in the restaurant, but waiter has no right to require that.
Croatian official currency is Croatian Kuna (HRK), and second currency often compared is Euro (EUR).
Current exchange EUR/HRK is :
1 EUR = cca 7,56 HRK
Exchange offices are located throughout the city (exchange offices, banks), at the airport or in banks elsewhere, even at hotel reception desk.
Croatian currency can be obtained from ATP using your debit or credit card.
For the current exchange rate please click:
Please be aware that, as a member of EU, Croatia might take over Euro as official currency till 2018.
Payments are possible in cash, as well with credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Amex)
Electricity used in Croatia is 230 Volts / 50 Hz. A transformer is necessary for your electrical or electronic equipment if using different voltage (i.e. USA, Canada). Please make sure to bring adapters since sockets in your country may differ from those in Croatia.
Wi-Fi free access for all conference participants will be available during the whole conference in congress centre. Many Dubrovnik hotels as well offer free Wi-Fi in their hotels.
Participants are strongly recommended to take out adequate cover for health, travel and private liability insurance. The organisers cannot accept any liability for loss or damage of properties, injuries, unexpected events, non-appearance of specific speakers, program changes.
Republic of Croatia is a member of the European Union.
The participants from particular countries are required to have valid visa.
Please take your passport as a personal identification document even when being an EU citizen.
There is visa-free entry for citizens of most European countries.
If necessary, visas are issued by diplomatic missions of the Republic of Croatia in a given country.
Republic of Croatia is still not a member of the Schengen area. Inhabitants of contractual states are not allowed to cross borders between states within this area without undergoing border controls. More precisely, inhabitants of these states have the obligation to carry a passport or identity card with them.
Please contact your nearest Croatia Embassy or Consulate for further information or visit the website of Croatian Ministry of Foreign and European affairs to the link :
List of countries with visa waiver regime with the Republic of Croatia can be found here.
Visitors from non-EU Countries must possess a passport valid for at least a 3 month stay.
Participants requiring a visa should apply immediately to a consular office or diplomatic mission of the Republic of Croatia in their country in order to avoid a delayed arrival to the Conference. Please note that the visa application procedure can take up to two months.
It is not possible to obtain a visa at the Dubrovnik Airport.
Invitation letters for short-stay visa purposes can be requested and will be issued by the Congress secretariat upon request. Delegates requiring visas should request a visa invitation letter from the organisers at the time of registering for the event, ensuring sufficient time is left for applications to be completed.
Delegates are then responsible for contacting the relevant/appropriate embassy themselves.
The organizers can do nothing further to assist this process.
Should you require an official letter of invitation to obtain your visa to enter the Republic of Croatia, please fill and send this form at your earliest convenience or contact Secretary:
Assist. Prof. Danijela Horvatek-Tomić
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Veterinary medicine
Heinzelova 55, 10000 Zagreb
phone: +385 1 2390281 / fax: +385 1 2390410
Please note that the organisers do not undertake any obligation to pay any expenses incurred by supplying these letters. The organizers also will not act as an intermediary between the foreign police and will not provide notarized invitation letters. Furthermore, for some countries, a confirmation of registration with payment may be required by the organizers/authorities.
Official language in Croatia is Croatian, but most of the people you meet will be able to help you by speaking English. Official language at conference is English with no possibility of simultaneous interpreting.
Dial number for Croatia: 00385
General emergency number – 112
Police – 192
Fire station – 193
ER (Medical Emergency) – 194
Taxi: 0800 0970
Hello (Good day) – Dobar dan
Good morning – Dobro jutro
Good evening – Dobra večer
Good night – Laku noć
Thank you – Hvala
I am sorry – Oprostite
Yes – Da
No – Ne
Please – Molim
Bye Bye – Do viđenja / Bog / Adio