Croatia is a member of the European Union but does not belong to the Schengen area. Participants from outside the EU have to possess a passport valid for at least 6 months after the end of the Conference. Please check your visa requirements at the web-site of the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs . If an entry visa is required, please allow sufficient time for this procedure Upon request the Congress Secretariat will send a personal invitation to registered Conference participants only To request an official letter of invitation for your visa application, be sure to have the following information ready when processing your request: your full name as it appears on the passport and your passport number. Disclaimer: This procedure is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or permission to attend the CROPEDSURG and is not an official invitation covering fees and/ or any other expenses or financial support for the conference. CROPEDSURG is not to be held responsible for the outcome of your visa application. Those persons needing an official invitation letter in order to attend the congress may contact and specifying the necessary details.

The official currency in Croatia is Croatian Kuna (HRK). Exchange facilities are offered at the airport, in hotels, and at the exchange offices and desks of banks. Visa and Master Card are accepted at the registration desk, ATMs, in hotels, first class restaurants and city stores, but you should ask or look for the logo before ordering a service.



The official language of the conference is English.

It is customary to give a tip of 10% over the amount of the bill at restaurants (unless service charge is already included) and in taxis.



The time zone in Croatia is CET (GMT+2). Daylight Saving Time is used until the end of October.

Electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. Round, European-style two-pin plugs are used, different from that used in some other countries, e.g. the USA, the UK and Japan. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120 Volts need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.



The usual shopping hours in Croatia are from 09:00 to 20:00, in big shopping centres up to 21:00. For further information please contact the Registration Desk.

Smoking is not permitted inside the conference building, restaurants and/or at the venues for the social functions. Smokers are required to smoke outdoors. Smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains.



The Organizing Committee cannot assume responsibility for injuries or losses occurring to persons or personal belongings during the Conference. Participants are therefore advised to travel with a valid insurance package. In the case any Force Major circumstances may lead to the cancellation of the congress registered participants are not entitled to any compensation.

All delegates and guests will receive a name badge at the registration desk. The badge will be the official meeting document and should be worn at all times.



An application will be made in due time to the Croatian Medical Chamber accreditation of this event.

All congress participants must have one of the following: EU digital COVID Certificate Negative PCR test result or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point; Certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 365 days, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) not older than 365 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose Certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine; Certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within twelve months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 365 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; Positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 365 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a medical certificate of recovery; or if they perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing – RAT for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon their arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they obtain a negative test result. In case they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for ten (10) days. For more information please see here Please find here form you need to fill in before entering Croatia Situation with COVID-19 virus in Croatia is changing weekly. In order to have newest information and update please visit following sites: