Croatia Travel Advice

Croatia

Please read each of the sections below carefully. They provide important information about your Operation Wallacea expedition in Croatia. Should you require further assistance please do not hesitate to contact your nearest Operation Wallacea office.

Travelling to and from the expedition

Arrival

You need to land at Split (SPU) airport before 1600hrs on the Thursday your expedition starts.

Departure

You need to depart either from Zadar airport (ZAD) after 1100hrs or from Split (SPU) airport after 1200hrs on the Wednesday your expedition ends.

Internal Travel

When you arrive at Split airport you will be met by an Opwall representative and transferred to the research base in Puljane, a small settlement on the edge of the Krka National Park. This journey takes less than 2 hours. On the Wednesday at the end of your expedition you will travel by ferry from Silba Island to Zadar port and then onto the airport for your homeward flight.

The internal travel package will be arranged once we have the details of your international flights.

Additional Nights

As part of the internal travel package it is possible to arrange additional nights in Split and Zadar before and after your expedition, and the relevant airport transfers. However, this will be at an additional cost – please contact us for more details.

Booking International Flights

Please ensure when booking your international flights that the cost of your ticket includes hold luggage.

Research Assistants and Dissertation/Thesis Students

If you are a student from anywhere other than the US or Canada, when you book an expedition with us you can opt to be contacted by our preferred travel partner Travel Nation, who will provide you with competitive quotes for your international flights.

Travel Nation
Tel: 01273 947 313
E-mail: opwallvolunteers@travelnation.co.uk
International Contact: +44 (0) 1273 947 313

Canada

If you are a Canadian student and would like to have your flights booked for you by the Canadian Office please contact Dr Justin Hines at justin.hines@opwall.com. If you would prefer to book your flights independently, please be ensure these flights fall into our arrival and departure recommendations detailed above.

USA

If you are a student in the USA, we recommend Student Universe for your flights as they give discounts to students. You are welcome to book your flights elsewhere, however our partnership means that they generally provide the best price, are familiar with our expeditions and give excellent service.

Student Universe
Tel: +1 800 272 9676 (Toll-free within the US and Canada)

Once you have booked your international flights, please enter the details on the Opwall portal.

School Groups

Packaged

School groups that have chosen a fully inclusive expedition package do not need to book international flights or internal travel. Operation Wallacea will be in contact with the group leader directly and will provide you with a fully inclusive quote for your international flights, internal travel and expedition costs.

Non-Packaged

Schools also have the option of having Opwall search for the best flight deal for the group and once the school group leader has approved the purchase, the tickets are then bought by Opwall at cost on behalf of the school.  A flight booking fee per person is charged for this approach.  Details of the flights for the group will be entered onto the portal by the Opwall staff booking the flights.

Alternatively, if the school has reliable travel partners then they can book the flights themselves and just pay Opwall for the expedition and internal travel costs. Under this scenario the group leader needs to enter the flight details through the Opwall portal and email a copy of the itinerary or E-ticket to flights@opwall.com.

Passport

We advise citizens of all nationalities to have at least 6 months validity (period before expiry) on their passports at the time of your arrival into Croatia.

UK citizens are currently advised by the FCO that their passport only needs to be valid for the duration of their stay in Croatia. However passport rules are likely to change following BREXIT and so it is prudent to have at least 6 months validity.

Visas

If you are a UK, EU, US or Canadian citizen you do not need a visa to enter Croatia. Most other nationalities will need to apply for a visa via their nearest Croatian embassy. http://www.mvep.hr/en/consular-information/visas/visa-requirements-overview/

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