Bringing in food

There are no restrictions on bringing in food of EU origin, however, food and food products from third countries will be subject to quantitative restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding meat, milk and other animal products from any Member State of the European Union (EU) if brought in in personal baggage or sent as consignment to private persons.

Also, restrictions do not apply to low-risk neighbouring countries of the European Union: Andorra, Liechtenstein, Norway, San Marino, and Switzerland.

Quantitative restrictions

For all other countries there are restrictions in terms of the quantity that you can bring into Croatia for personal use and without being subject to veterinary checks at border inspection posts. 
Quantitative restrictions regarding food being brought in by passengers for their personal needs, without being subject to veterinary checks at border inspection posts, are listed in the table below:

 
PRODUCTS/COUNTRIES Third countries (e.g. BiH, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo, etc.) Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland
Small quantities of meat and milk, as well as meat and milk products Entry not allowed 10 kg per person
Powdered infant milk, infant food and special foods required for medical reasons 2 kg per person 10 kg per person
Petfood required for health-related reasons 2 kg per person 10 kg per person
Animal products such as honey, eggs, egg products, snail meat, frogs’ legs 2 kg per person 10 kg per person
Fishery products (including fresh, dried, cooked, cured or smoked fish, and certain shellfish, such as prawns, lobsters, dead mussels and dead oysters) provided that fresh fish are eviscerated (disembowelled) 20 kg per person
Bread, cakes, biscuits, waffles and wafers, rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products, containing less than 20 % of processed dairy and egg products, that are shelf-stable at ambient temperature or have clearly undergone in their manufacture a complete cooking or heat treatment process throughout their substance, so that any raw product is denatured Quantities for personal use
Chocolate and confectionery (including sweets), containing less than 50 % of processed dairy and egg products, that are shelf-stable at ambient temperature or have clearly undergone in their manufacture a complete cooking or heat treatment process throughout their substance, so that any raw product is denatured Quantities for personal use
Soup stocks and flavourings packaged for the final consumer, containing less than 50 % of fish oils, fish powders or fish extracts, that are shelf-stable at ambient temperature or have clearly undergone in their manufacture a complete cooking or heat treatment process throughout their substance, so that any raw product is denatured Quantities for personal use
Olives stuffed with fish, and pasta and noodles not mixed or filled with meat product, containing less than 50 % of processed dairy and egg products, that are shelf-stable at ambient temperature or have clearly undergone in their manufacture a complete cooking or heat treatment process throughout their substance, so that any raw product is denatured Quantities for personal use
Food supplements packaged for the final consumer, containing small amounts (in total less than 20 %) of processed animal products (including glucosamine, chondroitin and/or chitosan) other than meat products, Quantities for personal use

Quantities exceeding the quantities specified in the table will be subject to veterinary checks and must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate and can only be entered in the Republic of Croatia/EU through border crossing points operating as border inspection posts carrying out veterinary checks (border crossing points Bajakovo, Stara Gradiška, Nova Sela, Karasovići, Port of Rijeka, Port of Ploče, Zagreb Airport).

More information about the entry of food and other animal products can be found in the information leaflet of the Veterinary and Food Safety Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture.