Info

Registration and accommodation

Please send queries relating to registration and accommodation to eaap2018@hpa.hr

Official language

The official working language of the EAAP meeting is English and no translation is provided.

Passport and visa

Entry formalities for Croatia vary according to the country of origin. Nationals of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA), as well as third-country nationals holding a residence permit of a Schengen State, do not need a visa to enter Croatia. All non-EU citizens are asked to contact their local embassies for specific requirements. All foreign citizens entering Croatia must have either valid passport or a national ID card.

Up-to-date information on required documents and tourist information is offered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website.

Official invitation

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. However, this invitation implies no obligation, financial or otherwise, by the EAAP Organising Committee.

If 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:

Marija Špehar, PhD

Croatian Agricultural Agency

Ilica 101, 10000 Zagreb

+385 1 3903 176
+385 1 3903 192
eaap2018@hpa.hr

Certification

A Certificate of Attendance will be available at the registration desk for all delegates.

Liability and insurance

The Organising Committee cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Health and Emergency

No vaccination certificates are required on entry except for those countries registered in epidemic areas. In case of an emergency land line or mobile phone users should call 112 to be sent to the relevant department.

Immediate first aid/emergency treatment is free for all visitors, after which charges are made unless the visitor’s country has a reciprocal health agreement with Croatia. Full details of individual agreements are available from the Croatian Health Insurance Fund.

Currency and Money Exchange

The monetary unit in Croatia is Kuna (HRK) = 100 lipa. Currency can be exchanged at the Airport, at Banks, Exchange Offices or from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). All major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa and American Express) are accepted by many hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 20:00. ATMs are widely distributed and can be found at the airport, shops and shopping malls.

Electricity

Electricity supplied at 220 volts A/C, 50 Hz cycle. In Croatia the power sockets used are of type C and F.

Internet connection

Wi-Fi free access for all conference participants will be available during the whole conference in the Congress venue. Many Dubrovnik hotels as well offer free Wi-Fi in their hotels.

Local time

Croatia is in the Central European Time Zone. Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Weather

August in Dubrovnik is extremely hot and dry, and typically the hottest month of the year. As in July, average daily temperatures reach around 28°C and only go as low as 16°C. There is, on average, 14 and a half hour of sunshine. The average rainfall during August is around 38 mm and the average sea temperature is 25°C.

Important numbers
Dial number for Croatia00385
General emergency number 112
Police 192
Fire station193
ER (Medical Emergency)194
Taxi0800 0970
Few practical words in Croatian
Hello (Good day)Dobar dan
Good morningDobro jutro
Good eveningDobra večer
Good nightLaku noć
Thank youHvala
I am sorryOprostite
YesDa
NoNe
PleaseMolim
Bye ByeDo viđenja / Bok / Adio