Croatian visa for Italian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Italian passport holders visiting Croatia for a short-term stay: Freedom of movement.

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Italian citizens to enter Croatia for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required Freedom of movement
Evisa Croatia e-visa for Italian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival Croatia visa on arrival for Italian citizens Not Available

Croatia tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Italian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in Croatia.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from Croatia.

If you are looking for Croatia visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Italy, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Croatia nearest your place of residence.

  • Rome: The Embassy of Croatia in Rome, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)
  • Florence: The Consulate of Croatia in Florence, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)
  • Padua: The Consulate of Croatia in Padua, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)
  • Genoa: The Consulate of Croatia in Genoa, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)
  • Bari: The Consulate of Croatia in Bari, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)
  • Trieste: The Consulate General of Croatia in Trieste, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)
  • Milan: The Consulate General of Croatia in Milan, Italy (Working hours: Close now. Open in 33 minutes)

Croatia visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest Croatia diplomatic mission offices to Italy for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Italy traveling to Croatia from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Italy) estimated Change (%)
2008 1,175,928 N/A
2009 1,175,928 0.00%
2010 1,097,533 -6.67%
2011 1,086,334 -1.02%
2012 1,108,732 2.06%
2013 1,175,928 6.06%
2014 1,175,928 0.00%
2015 1,063,935 -9.52%
2016 1,175,928 10.53%
2017 1,119,932 -4.76%
2018 1,148,078 2.51%
2019 1,175,069 2.35%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

Croatia & Italy comparison

Croatia's area is approximately 55,960 km2 (21,606 sq mi), while the area of Italy is approximately 294,140 km2 (113,568 sq mi). This means Italy is 5.26 times bigger than Croatia.

As of January 2022, Croatia's population is ~4.0 million people - 56,032,803 fewer people than the population of Italy.

We have highlighted Croatia & Italy’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

Croatia Italy Difference
Population (est 2022) 3,981,771 60,014,574 56.0 million fewer people live in Croatia than Italy
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 160 209 Croatia has 49 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Italy.
Travel freedom (2022) 130 146 Croatia passport holders visit 16 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 107 549 Croatian hosts 442 fewer foreign missions than Italy.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Italy travel to Croatia in one year?

The number of visitors from Italy visiting Croatia in 2019 was approximately 1,175,069.

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