|General health services in Croatia
|The standard of healthcare in Croatia is generally very high but expensive. All
visiting foreigners are entitled to free emergency treatment, such as first
aid. Some EU countries have agreements with Croatia which enables visitors
to obtain free medical care whilst visiting the country. In any case a travel
insurance policy is recommended.
|In spite of generally good health care system, it's best to take
a few sensible precautions during your holiday. The most important is to
avoid overexposure to the sun, wear a hat and use a high-factor suntan
lotion, especially during the hottest part of the. Drink plenty of water
to avoid exhaustion and dehydration. Tap water in Croatia is generally safe
to drink, but if you feel uncomfortable, bottled spring water can be bought
everywhere. Wild beaches are usually not cleaned from sea urchins that
like Croatia's clean waters. If you notice their presence, the best solution
is to wear plastic or other adequate shoes to enter and get out of the
water safely. Take
care of your
|No special immunizations are required for a visit to Croatia.
|Children's health in Croatia
|Children will enjoy Croatia providing you take adequate
precautions. For the beach, you may want to consider some plastic
shoes to avoid contact with sea urchins and hot sand. Always use
a high factor sun cream. For nights it's best to have a mosquito
repellent ready if you notice their presence.
|Insects and bugs
|There are very few dangerous snakes and bugs in Croatia. Mosquitoes can
be a problem around the lakes.