Croatian visa for Spanish citizens

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

Visa requirements:

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

Croatia tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Spanish 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 Spain, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of Croatia nearest your place of residence.

  • Madrid: The Embassy of Croatia in Madrid, Spain (Working hours: Open now. Close in 3 hours 47 minutes)
  • Pamplona: The Consulate of Croatia in Pamplona, Spain (Working hours: Open now. Close in 3 hours 47 minutes)
  • Barcelona: The Consulate of Croatia in Barcelona, Spain (Working hours: Open now. Close in 3 hours 47 minutes)

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

Tourism Statistics Chart

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

Year Number of visitors (Spain) estimated Change (%)
2008 215,847 N/A
2009 224,748 4.12%
2010 233,649 3.96%
2011 218,072 -6.67%
2012 211,396 -3.06%
2013 226,973 7.37%
2014 231,423 1.96%
2015 220,297 -4.81%
2016 213,622 -3.03%
2017 222,523 4.17%
2018 285,501 28.30%
2019 308,704 8.13%

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

Croatia & Spain comparison

Croatia's area is approximately 55,960 km2 (21,606 sq mi), while the area of Spain is approximately 498,800 km2 (192,587 sq mi). This means Spain is 8.91 times bigger than Croatia.

As of January 2022, Croatia's population is ~4.0 million people - 42,865,235 fewer people than the population of Spain.

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

Croatia Spain Difference
Population (est 2022) 3,981,771 46,847,006 42.9 million fewer people live in Croatia than Spain
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 160 215 Croatia has 55 fewer diplomatic representations abroad compared with Spain.
Travel freedom (2022) 130 144 Croatia passport holders visit 14 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 107 492 Croatian hosts 385 fewer foreign missions than Spain.

Frequently asked questions, answered

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

The number of visitors from Spain visiting Croatia in 2019 was approximately 308,704.

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