Located at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, it is no wonder that Croatia’s territory has been disputed between so many great kingdoms and empires over the History. Croatia offers visitors a genuine Mediterranean style experience. More than a thousand islands lie along its shoreline, hiding even more sandy beaches and paradise creeks. Inland, the visitor will find stunning mountains featuring rocky peaks, limestone caves, picturesque lakes, rumbling waterfalls and untouched National Parks home to bears and chamois. Food is a big part of the Croatian culture and a trip to the country wouldn’t be complete without trying its tasty traditional dishes.
INFORMATIONS ABOUT HEALTH
We make every effort to ensure that the information posted on our website is up to date and accurate according to the latest public health recommendations; however, it is impossible for us to make changes on a daily basis.
For the most current travel health recommendations, please call our clinic as make an appointment with one of our travel health professionals.
CROATIA – RECOMMENDED VACCINES
|Hepatitis A||Recommended for all travelers.|
|Tetanus – Diphteria – Pertussis Vaccine||Tetanus: In exceptional circumstances (eg, stay in a region where access to health care is limited), for a person aged 18 years or older, 1 dose of DT may be given if 5 years or more has elapsed since the last dose. Otherwise, one booster dose at the age of 50*. Pertussis (Whooping Cough): 1 dose is recommended for pregnant women, for every pregnancy, regardless of immunization history and the interval since the last dose (betwen week 26 and 32). *Only applicable for Quebec.|
|Measles – Rubella – Mumps||Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1970, if not previously given.|
|Flu – Influenza||Seasonal influenza occurs worldwide. The flu season usually runs from November to April in the northern hemisphere, between April and October in the southern hemisphere and year round in the tropics. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing or by touching infected surfaces. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine yearly. Vaccine is recommended 14 days prior to departure.|
|Routine vaccines (dCaT, Polio, Meningococcal, Shingles, Pneumococcal, Hepatitis B, HPV, MMR & Varicella)||Recommended for all travelers|
|Hepatitis B||Consider for most travelers; recommended for those who might be exposed to blood or other body fluids, have sexual contact with the local population, or be exposed through medical treatment (e.g., for an accident).|
|Dengue Fever||Could be present. All travellers should protect themselves against mosquito bites.|
|Tick-borne Encephalitis||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Lyme disease||Presence. All travellers should protect themselves against tick bites.|
|Transmission, Symptoms and Prevention – Rabies||For travelers at high risk of animal bites or being involved in activities with bats, dogs and other mammals. Clients who plan to visit remote areas may consider receiving this vaccine. Important to note the pre-exposure rabies vaccine is administered in 2 doses with one week interval between doses. Post-exposure vaccination is always recommended, even for those previously vaccinated.|
|Antibiotics Traveler’s Diarrhea||Azithromycin or Suprax|
In Croatia, health care standards are very high and the medical care provided by the country’s hospitals is of good quality. Numerous public hospitals and private clinics can be found all over the territory. If you need medical assistance in Zagreb, the capital, you can go to the Klinicki Bolnicki Centar (KBC), the best medical establishment in Croatia. If you require trauma services, the Traumatoligija, also in Zagreb, is of good quality. If you are in Rijeka, it is advised that you go to the Travel Clinic.
In case of emergency in Croatia, call 94. Ambulance services are very good.
Medicines are available in private pharmacies in Croatia. Be aware that all the European and American drugs can not be found in the country. It is always better to bring your own medicines.
Dial 112 for emergency assistance.