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Croatia Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Hepatitis A Yes
Diphtheria Yes
Tetanus Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Malaria No
Typhoid Sometimes
Yellow Fever No

Health Care

For UK nationals emergency medical treatment is normally free on presentation of a UK passport. Since Croatia is now part of the EU, EU citizens can use EHIC cards to gain free medical care. Non-emergency care and prescribed medicines must be paid for. All travellers are advised to take out full medical insurance.

Food and Drink

Food is almost universally safe, and tap water is fine to drink.

Other Risks

Vaccinations against hepatitis B and tuberculosis are sometimes advised. Precautions should be taken against tick bites. For anyone planning to spend long periods of time in forested areas, carrying a pair of tick tweezers is advised, and immunisation against tick-borne encephalitis is also a possible precaution. Rabies is present. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

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