As of the first of January, 2023, Croatia officially joined the Schengen Area, meaning that travellers to the country can take advantage of Schengen benefits.
If you’re joining us on a Sail Croatia Cruise and you hold a British, U.S, Canadian, European, Australian or New Zealand passport, then you will not need a visa for to enter Croatia. If you are a permanent resident of any other country, including South Africa, you are required to obtain a visa before departing to Croatia.
The visa process is generally quite straightforward and fortunately, we are yet to have a situation where a passenger has been refused a visa – although we understand the process of applying in South Africa has become more stringent, so please allow plenty of time and consult with the Croatian Embassy for more information.
Once we have confirmed your booking with us and a deposit or full payment has been made, we will issue you with two key documents.
- A confirmation invoice, which outlines your booking with Sail Croatia and your boat name which is required.
- Pre-departure information, which has your itinerary and local contact information of our Croatian representative office.
If you do require a visa for Croatia, please check Visa HQ for visa requirements, or contact the Croatian Embassy in your country.