E-vignette online service is now available to the largest group of boaters coming to Croatia
This is a very important information for German boaters, Croatian marinas and port authorities because it speeds up the procedure for registering the entry into Croatia. The development of digital services over the past years has placed Croatia among most advanced countries. Digital services are available German citizens and seven other countrys previously included in NIAS system.
At the beginning of July 2020, the two services, e-Nautika and e-Pristojba were linked and the citizens from seven member countries of EU got one more online service to register their boat or a yacht without having to go the harbormaster’s office. Important notice! It is still required to report to the maritime border crossing.
Along with the citizens of Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovakia, the service is now available to German citizens as well.
Naturally, In order to enter the system, foreign citizens need to have the user account in the NIAS system of their own country. NIAS is the National Identification and Authentication System that manages electronic identities and provides the use of public e-services.
Registration at the nearest border crossing
Vessels belonging to foreign boaters coming to Croatia, including the owners of vessels under the Croatian flag, as soon as they enter Croatian waters, must go, without stopping, to the nearest harbor open to international traffic, at the nearest border crossing in order to carry out the necessary entry procedure for foreign yachts and boats.
It is still necessary to register an entry list of the crew and passengers, the crew list, pay the navigation safety fee and sojourn tax. These can be paid at the harbormaster’s office, or online. Registration of arrival and payment of the safety fee for boats and yachts, except for the initial registration of a vessel, can also be made via the e-Nautika system. In order to enter the system, an EU citizen must provide his or her electronic identification (eID).
From the end of December 2020, citizens of 7 EU countries were able to use this system. Germany has been included as well. It is expected that citizens of other member countries of the EU will be gradually included.
The tourism tax can be paid electronically via the website of the Croatian National Tourist Board, which issues an electronic receipt. Electronic entry registration and fee payment, particularly during the summer high season, speed up the procedure for registering entry into Croatia. However, boaters still have to report to the maritime border crossing.