Make sure you take out a comprehensive travel-insurance policy that covers you for medical expenses. When choosing a policy, check whether the insurance company will make payments directly to providers or reimburse you later for overseas health expenditures.
No specific vaccinations are required for visiting Croatia.
Tap water in Croatia is safe to drink.
Good-quality health care is readily available in Croatia. EU nationals are required to present their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in order to receive heavily discounted treatment in the public system (10KN for a doctor's visit, 100KN per day for a hospital stay up to a maximum of 2000KN). For those not covered by a reciprocal agreement, expect to pay around 250KN for a short doctor's appointment.
Pharmacists can give valuable advice and sell over-the-counter medication for minor illnesses.
Tick-borne encephalitis, a serious brain infection, is spread by tick bites. Vaccination is advised for those in areas of risk who are unable to avoid tick bites (such as campers and hikers). Two doses of the vaccine will give a year's protection; three doses lasts three to five years.