Croatia (Republic of )

History of Relations | Diplomatic Representation | Travel Info | Health Requirements | Climate Info | Currency Info | Trade Info | Visits and Meetings | Agreements | Interest Groups/ Organisations

History of Relations

Following the establishment of relations with the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the RSA recognized the independence and sovereignty of both Croatia and Slovenia later the same day on 2 April 1992. An agreement with Croatia establishing full diplomatic relations was concluded on 9 November 1992. In November 1995, the Honourary Consulate-General of Croatia, headed by Mr T Mursalo, was upgraded to an Embassy with Mr Mursalo as the first ambassador.

Diplomatic Representation

South African Representation in Croatia

The South African Ambassador to Budapest, Hungary is accredited to Croatia on a non-residential basis.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

South African Embassy

Croatia Representation in South Africa

H E Mr A Cicvaric
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Embassy of Croatia

Travel Info

Visa Requirements for South Africans

South African citizens need a visa to visit Croatia.

For more information contact the Croatian Embassy in Pretoria or visit the website of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Health Requirements

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers coming from an infected area.

For further information go to Travelers' Health.

Climate Info

In the lowland regions the climate is continental, with hot dry summers and cool winters. In mountain regions the summers are mild and winters are cold with lots of snow. The coastal climate is mediterranean, with hot summers and mild winters.

For up-to-date weather information click here.

Currency Info

The monetary unit is the Croatian Kuna (Kn). 1 Kuna = 100 Lipa. The currency is not freely convertible.

For current exchange rates click here.

State and Official Visits / Bilateral Meetings

No information

Bilateral Agreements

If you have any queries with regard to treaties please contact the Treaty Section of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) at 012 351 1000.

Trade Info

South Africa's main exports to Croatia include coal, iron ore, granite, fruit and vegetables. Croatia's main exports to South Africa include textiles, polymers of ethylene, medicinal and pharmaceutical products.

For current information on trade statistics between South Africa and Croatia, visit the website of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition of South Africa.

Interest Groups and Information

No Information



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