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Yacht Crew Regulations for Croatia

The Adriatic Sea is bordered by several countries, including Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, and Albania. Each country has its own set of regulations and requirements for yachts and boats operating in their waters. This post aims to offer a comprehensive overview of regulations specific to Croatia within the Adriatic region, catering to captains and crew members who are planning to visit Croatia.


Yacht captains and crew members are required to hold certifications, such as the appropriate maritime licenses, depending on the size and type of the vessel.

Visa Requirements and Nationality Considerations

Croatia is now a  Schengen state member, and therefore individuals from restricted nationality countries must possess Schengen visa types A, C, or national long-term visa type D. The duration of your stay on the yacht will not affect the overall visa allowance days.

Restricted Nationality Status

Restricted nationality crew members without a Schengen visa need to provide evidence of their professional crew member status. It’s important to note that you can only remain onboard the yacht, there is no longer a provision for shore passes. You can check your nationality status here.

Maximum Duration of Stay

Professional crew members receive stamped IN&OUT entries onto the yachts. This means your stay won’t be restricted by a set number of days. If you arrive on the yacht, the stamp IN&OUT will be organized during the border control clearance process. Alternatively, if you arrive by plane, car, or yacht without border control, your agent will arrange the stamp IN&OUT. Be sure to keep your agent informed about your arrival and departure plans.

We strongly encourage crew members to reach out to us with questions they may have about Adriatic regulations.

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