Information on payment, currency, tax return, banks and customs
Currency: Kuna (1 kuna = 100 lipa). There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 i 50 lipa; 1, 2, 5 i 25 kuna and banknotes of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1.000 kuna.
The only accepted currency is kuna. Foreign currency can be exchanged in banks, exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels, camps, marinas; cheques can be cashed in banks.
Banks are open all day, Monday to Friday, Saturdays only in the morning, and closed on Sundays. Numerous ATMs may be found in most towns on the island of Korčula.
Credit cards: major credit cards (American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa, Sport Card International) are accepted in the majority of hotels, restaurants and shops on the island
Customs regulations: Customs regulations in the Republic of Croatia are complied with EU regulations. Foreign, local currency and cheques may be freely taken in and out of the country by both foreign and Croatian citizens with foreign residence, but transfers of an amount of 10,000 Euros or more must be declared to a customs official. Valuable professional equipment and other technical devices must be also declared at border crossing customs .
Dogs and cats must be accompanied by the owner and have the International certificate issued by authorized veterinarian in which it is stated pets have been vaccinated against the rabies at least 15 days before enterning the country, but not more then six months.
Tax is refunded to foreign nationals for individual goods purchased in Croatia, for amounts of at least 500 HRK, upon the presentation of a PDV-P or “Tax-cheque” when leaving the country.
The Customs Administration of the Republic of Croatia
Tel: 01 6102 333
Tax refund for the foreigners:
Tourists making purchases in Croatia (apart from petroleum derivatives) which exceed 500 Kuna per receipt may reclaim VAT ("PDV"). At point of purchase the sales person will provide on request a form PDV-P, which should be filled out and stamped, on the spot. On leaving Croatia the receipt must be verified by the Croatian Customs service. A PDV refund in Kuna can be obtained within six months, either at the same shop where the goods were purchased (in which case the tax is refunded immediately), or by posting the verified receipt back to the shop, together with the account number into which the refund should be paid. In this case the refund is paid within 15 days upon the receipt is received.