The new Tourist Tax Exemption Regulations, and payment made only through the online portal  


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The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has met boaters’ wishes by publishing the Tourist Tax Exemption Regulations for Persons Using the Service of Overnight Stay on a Nautical Tourism Vessel. The new Regulations reduce the tourist tax for boat owners and persons using the service of an overnight stay on a nautical tourism vessel by lowering the flat rate by 20%.

Payment made exclusively through the online portal

According to the decision by and agreement between the Croatian Tourist Board and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, the tourist tax for boaters can no longer be paid at harbourmaster’s offices and harbour branch offices; payment is only possible through the online portal. Paying the tax in this way, without social contact, is in accordance with epidemiological recommendations and ensures maximum safety for boaters. Payments by all major cards in the world is accepted, and, following the payment made, a proof of payment will be sent to the email address of the boater, who must keep it at all times during their stay on the vessel. In addition to Croatian, the portal is available in English, German and Italian.

The key factors of the price are the length of the boat, the number of people and the number of nights

In compliance with the Tourist Tax Act, boaters can pay the tax by the length of the boat and, since 2020, by the number of persons and the number of overnight stays. Prices vary for vessels:

  • from 7 to 9 metres,
  • from 9 to 12 metres,
  • from 12 to 15 metres, and
  • over 20 metres.

In addition, the tax is charged at HRK 10 per person per night. Further, the fee can be paid for a period of 3 days, 8 days, 15 days, 30 days, 90 days and one year. It is also important to emphasise that the way the payment is made has not changed for people who use the overnight service on a nautical tourism vessel (charter/cruise). Accordingly, they may pay the tourist tax to the legal or natural person with whom they have contracted the provision of services on the vessel.


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