For the import of food to Croatia similar limits on quantity apply as for the import from non-EU countries, i. e. per person 2 l of wine, 1 l of higher percentage alcohol, 8 cans/bottles of beer, 1 l of UHT milk, 1 kg of cheese, 1 carton of cigarettes are allowed. Presently it is forbidden to import poultry to Croatia or to transit it through Croatia because of the actual poultry plague. It is possible to import up to 1 kg of fresh fish, however it is subject to a veterinary examination with costs at the border. Therefore it is recommended to bring only thermally treated and processed meat. The value of imported goods shall not exceed 1000 Kuna per person.
Since April 2001 a preliminary regulation regarding the import of animal products has been established: Owing to BSE as well as foot and mouth disease the import (and transit) of meat and meat products of cattle, sheep, goat, pig and wild hoofed animals is prohibited (e. g. sausages, ham, vacuum-packed meat products). Canned meat, which has been treated at high temperatures, may be imported.
Pets (dogs, cats, ferrets) may be taken on holiday to Croatia without any further veterinary examination, if they carry a microchip, or have a pet passport or a veterinary certificate and are vaccinated against rabies.
There may be changes to this regulation due to the foot and mouth disease. A general import ban for dog and cat food applies to all countries with BSE incidents.