Croatia Import Restrictions

In order to enter Croatia, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of Croatia government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the Croatia, and which items need special documentation before exporting to Croatia.

Croatia Import Regulations

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Croatia authorities before posting:

  • Alcoholic fluids
  • Animal products
  • Bees, leeches and silk worms
  • Beverages
  • Books, brochures, newspapers, printed matter
  • Cereals and milling industry products
  • Coins
  • Cosmetic and toilet products
  • Fertilizers
  • Game machines
  • Jewellery, imitation
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Machines for games, toys
  • Natural or cultured pearls
  • Narcotics
  • Imitation Jewellery
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plants and plant products
  • Precious stones, metals and articles thereof
  • Seeds
  • Rubber articles
  • Tobacco
  • Toys
  • War Materials

Personal use items

Croatia admits duty-free articles for the personal use of the addressee to the value of 300 Kunas (approximately $60).

Special documentation

Customs declarations must contain all information needed to assess duties, taxes and controls.
All commercial goods must include an invoice attached to the customs declaration. Croatia requires a Certificate of Origin for some goods.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Croatia prohibits:

  • Animals and animal products
  • Arms and ammunition – parts and accessories thereof
  • Croatian currency
  • Explosives, matches and certain combustible preparations
  • Inorganic chemicals
  • Minera; fuels and oils
  • Medicine with an expired use-by date
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Plastics and articles thereof
  • Printed articles, books, newspapers- offensive by nature
  • Seeds and fruit

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