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Driving along the coast, high-rising mountains and breath-taking national parks, are just a few reasons as to why Croatia is a popular holiday destination. Read our guide on what you need to know about travel insurance for Croatia before you go.

Driving along the coast, high-rising mountains and breath-taking national parks, are just a few reasons as to why Croatia is a popular holiday destination. Read our guide on what you need to know about travel insurance for Croatia before you go.

Josh Daniels
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Posted 01 FEBRUARY 2021

Why do I need travel insurance for Croatia?

It’s important to have travel insurance wherever your destination, and Croatia is no exception. Having cover means you have financial protection against the cost of medical care, theft and other potential losses.

Croatian cities have become home to a growing festival culture, attracting people from all over the world - with large crowds it’s a good idea to have cover in case any of your belongings are lost or stolen.

Travel insurance can cover the costs of items that are stolen or damaged. You’ll need to check your single item limit on your policy, as you may not be able to claim back the full value of expensive items. It’s important to know that being under the influence of alcohol can also invalidate your ability to claim, so check your policy before you travel.

A standard travel insurance policy should cover you for any routine activities, but if you plan to take part in water sports or extreme sports, you may need additional cover.

It’s a good idea to arrange your travel insurance when you book your holiday. You then should be able to claim back the cost of your holiday should you need to cut your trip short or cancel altogether due to an emergency.

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Following the UK’s most recent national restrictions, you can only travel internationally or within the UK if you're legally permitted to do so while the UK is under full lockdown restrictions.

Non-essential travel is not currently permitted within the UK before 12 April 2021 at the earliest and international travel is not currently permitted before 17 May 2021 at the earliest. Any insurance for travel before these dates is likely to be invalid. This means that, unfortunately, we’re unable to provide any new single trip price comparisons for UK policies with a start date prior to 12 April 2021 and any single trip comparisons for international policies with a start date prior to 17 May 2021
 
You’re still able to purchase annual multi-trip policies, however, if you choose to travel against FCDO advice and current restrictions, you won’t be covered for your trip.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel. See latest FCDO advice for further information.

Any insurance policy purchased to cover a trip to a destination where the local authority, or the FCDO, has instructed citizens not to travel, will not be valid.

For more information, please see our coronavirus and travel insurance page.

Until then, stay safe.

Customers with more serious pre-existing medical conditions

Our panel includes insurance providers who quote cover for all medical conditions declared on our website, with no exclusions.

On its Money Advice Service website, The Money and Pensions Service (MaPs) has launched a directory of insurance providers who may be able to provide quotes over the phone, if you have more serious medical conditions. Find more information at the Money Advice Service or by calling the British Insurance Brokers’ Association on 0370 950 1790.

How much is travel insurance for Croatia?

If you’re visiting Croatia, European travel insurance could cost from £6.14** for a week or £12.70*** for annual travel, based on Compare the Market data in November 2020.

**Based on a single trip travel policy for a 20 year old with no pre-existing medical conditions travelling in Europe for 1 week. Prices correct as at November 2020.
***Based on an annual multi trip travel insurance policy for a 20 year old with no pre-existing medical conditions travelling in Europe. Prices correct as at November 2020. 

What kind of travel insurance will I need for Croatia?

f you’re travelling to Croatia you’ll need European travel insurance. You’ll then need to choose between a single-trip or annual multi-trip policy.

If you plan to visit for a long period of time, then you’ll typically need backpackers insurance. This will ensure that you’re got the right level of cover for your full itinerary.

Think about any additional cover you might need if you’re taking part in any adventure activities, such as scuba-diving.

What else do I need to know when travelling to Croatia?

EHIC: if you’ve got a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)****, then this will give state you access to the same medical treatment as Croatian locals.

However, this wouldn’t cover other costs linked to a medical emergency, such as an air ambulance. These costs can be covered through your travel insurance policy, as well as treatment not covered under an EHIC.

****After Brexit, and the UK officially left the EU with a deal in place, things have changed. You won’t be able to apply for an EHIC anymore, but, if you have one already, issued before the end of 2020, then it’ll still be valid until the expiry date.

However, the UK government has introduced a replacement called the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC). If you don’t have an EHIC, or once yours expires, you can apply for a GHIC here, and it should arrive within 10 days. The GHIC will offer the same cover as the EHIC did in EU countries.

Currency: the local currency is Kuna.

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