For a household pet such as a dog to travel to Croatia the animal must have the identifying microchip inserted and readable, must have a muzzle and must be attached to a leash. A valid pet passport is also required.

An international or EU pet passport must contain identification information and the vaccination records. The animal must be vaccinated against rabies at least 6 months prior to entering Croatia, but no longer than a year. Furthermore, pet passport must certify that the animal is in good health and free from any contagious or infectious disease and originates from an area generally free from such diseases.

In cases of importation of animals for purposes of sale in Croatia an import permit must be issued by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Croatia in accordance with current legislative requirements (Public Gazette No. NN130/04).