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Vaccinations for your Croatia holiday

Which vaccinations do I need for my holiday in Croatia?

To ensure that your trip is carefree and safe, it is important to find out about the necessary vaccinations. Which vaccinations are required for a holiday in Croatia? You can find an overview here.
Please note that we are not doctors. So check with your doctor beforehand about individual vaccinations and their necessity.

1. Basic immunisation & standard vaccinations

Before you start your trip to Croatia, you should make sure that your standard vaccinations are up to date according to the current vaccination calendar of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). This includes:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Pertussis (whooping cough)
  • Polio (polio)
  • Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR)
  • Influenza (flu)
  • Hepatitis B (especially for longer stays or close contact with the local population)

2. Travel-specific vaccinations

In addition to the standard vaccinations, there are some travel-specific vaccinations that may be recommended depending on the type and duration of the trip:

  • Hepatitis A: This vaccination is recommended for travellers staying in Croatia, especially for longer stays or if you consume local food and drink.
  • TBE (tick-borne encephalitis): Croatia is a risk area for tick-borne encephalitis. Especially if you are planning to hike or camp in rural or wooded areas, a TBE vaccination is advisable.

3. Specific recommendations

Additional vaccinations may be advisable for certain groups of people or special activities:

  • Rabies: If you have close contact with animals, e.g. when hiking or working in animal shelters, a rabies vaccination may be recommended.

4. Travel first-aid kit

In addition to vaccinations, you should also carry a well-stocked first-aid kit. In addition to personal medication, this should also contain remedies for diarrhoea, insect bites and sunburn. Remember to take tick repellent and suitable clothing for outdoor activities.

Our summary

A holiday in Croatia does not require any special compulsory vaccinations, but the standard vaccinations should be up to date. Hepatitis A and TBE are recommended depending on the activities and location. Ask your family doctor or a travel medicine centre in good time before your trip to draw up an individual vaccination plan. This will ensure you are well prepared and can enjoy your next holiday in Croatia to the fullest.