Are you planning to visit Croatia for dental work? Scroll down to find out all about travel documents and entry requirements for Croatia.

Dental Work in Split, Croatia

About Croatia

Croatia, recognized as one of the top medical tourism destinations, [1] is a popular choice among UK and EU citizens.

This country is a member of the European Union [2] but it still doesn’t fall under the Schengen visa countries.

⭐ Effective 1st January 2023, Croatia will become the newest member to join the European Union’s borderless area- Schengen. [3]

A Schengen Visa is a short-stay visa that allows people to travel to any member country of the Schengen Area for 90 days. It covers most of Europe.

Wondering what the requirements are to enter Croatia till then? Let’s find out!

Passport & Entry Requirements for Croatia

Citizens of UK and the nationals of EU member states are allowed to travel to Croatia visa-free.

Are you from one of the following countries? We’ve got great news for you!

You too don’t need a visa to travel to Croatia.

🇦🇱 Albania
🇦🇩 Andorra
🇦🇬 Antigua and Barbuda
🇦🇷 Argentina
🇦🇺 Australia
🇧🇸 Bahamas
🇧🇧 Barbados
🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina
🇧🇷 Brazil
🇧🇳 Brunei
🇨🇦 Canada
🇨🇱 Chile
🇨🇴 Colombia
🇨🇷 Costa Rica
🇩🇲 Dominica

🇸🇻 El Salvador
🇬🇪 Georgia
🇬🇩 Grenada
🇬🇹 Guatemala
🇭🇳 Honduras
🇭🇰 Hong Kong
🇮🇱 Israel
🇯🇵 Japan
🇰🇮 Kiribati
🇲🇴 Macau
🇲🇾 Malaysia
🇲🇭 Marshall Islands
🇲🇺 Mauritius
🇲🇽 Mexico
🇫🇲 Micronesia
🇲🇩 Moldova

🇲🇨 Monaco
🇲🇪 Montenegro
🇳🇿 New Zealand
🇳🇮 Nicaragua
🇲🇰 North Macedonia
🇵🇼 Palau
🇵🇦 Panama
🇵🇾 Paraguay
🇵🇪 Peru
🇰🇳 Saint Kitts and Nevis
🇱🇨 Saint Lucia
🇻🇨 Saint Vincent
🇼🇸 Samoa
🇸🇲 San Marino
🇷🇸 Serbia

🇸🇨 Seychelles
🇸🇬 Singapore
🇸🇧 Solomon Islands
🇰🇷 South Korea
🇹🇼 Taiwan
🇹🇱 Timor Leste
🇹🇴 Tonga
🇹🇹 Trinidad
🇹🇻 Tuvalu
🇺🇦 Ukraine
🇦🇪 UAE
🇺🇸 USA
🇺🇾 Uruguay
🇻🇺 Vanuatu
🇻🇦 Vatican City
🇻🇪 Venezuela

Source: VisaGuide [4]

Is your country not on the list? Find your country-specific visa requirements for Croatia here.

Documents Required by Visa Exempt Nations for Croatia

⭐ If you’re from one of the visa exempt nations, all you need to enter Croatia is:

  • A passport valid for 3 months after your intended departure
  • At least one blank page for Croatia’s entry stamp
  • Proof of accommodation, medical insurance and a return ticket.

Source: Atlys [5]

ℹ️ Only a 90-day stay without a visa is permitted.

The Enter Croatia Form, is a form in 11 languages that a foreign visitor should fill before travelling to Croatia.

While it's not compulsory, it enables a quicker, more easier process of crossing borders.

⭐ It also facilitates your travel to Croatia at airports!

The procedure to cross borders if you've already registered with the Enter Croatia Form is less than a minute.

It's an extremely efficient system put in place to make your trip to Croatia more enjoyable! Fill your Enter Croatia Form here.

What Constitutes a Valid Id Proof in Croatia?

It’s recommended to carry your passport everywhere in Croatia as it’s the only officially recognised form of identification there. [6]

Now that you know about Croatia’s travel documents and entry requirements let’s figure out how to get there!

How To Reach Croatia?

✈️ By Air

Croatia has nine international airports in all. [7] The airports that see the most number of flights coming in are located in:

  • Zagreb,
  • Split,
  • Dubrovnik, and
  • Zadar.

⭐ Most of our provider clinics are located in cities with an international airport ensuring ease of travel!

As a bonus, our clinics offer free pick-up & drop-off services from the airport. Find more about that here.

Flight Details From UK to Croatia
From To Stops Flying Time
London Stansted Airport (STN) Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb (ZAG) Direct flight 2h 10min
Heathrow Airport (LHR) Split Airport (SPU) 1 stop @ Frankfurt 4hr 10min
Heathrow Airport (LHR) Dubrovnik Airport (DBV) 2 stops @ Frankfurt & Split 6hr 15min
Flight Details From Ireland to Croatia
From To Stops Flying Time
Dublin Airport (DUB) Split Airport (SPU) Direct flight 3 hours
Dublin Airport (DUB) Zadar Airport (ZAD) Direct flight 3 hours

You can read more about how to reach Croatia here.


Now that you know about the travel documents and entry requirements for Croatia,  experience the dental tourism here.

Get the best of both worlds here- quality dental care and the opportunity to check-off Europe from your bucket list!

What are you waiting for?


EU citizens [8] , Australians [9] and Americans [10] no longer need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test to enter Croatia.

Honoured with the Medical Tourism Destination Award, [11] Croatia is definitely a safe European destination for your medical and dental woes.

With more than 17+ years of experience, our dentists are highly-qualified and detail-oriented. For more information about the dental clinics and dentists, visit here.

Moreover, Croatia is the 23rd safest country in the world! [12] Plan your dental trip to Croatia stress-free.

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