According to a new decision and agreement of the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, the collection of nautical tourist tax is possible only and exclusively through the online portal nautika.evisitor.hr. Accordingly, sailors who own a vessel that is not a nautical tourism vessel can no longer buy it in the premises of port authorities and branches.
"This is a portal that we launched last year in July and which has been well received by boaters. In addition to Croatian, the portal is available in English, German and Italian, and translations into other languages are being prepared with a focus on markets that generate the most significant number of nautical guests," said the director of the Croatian Tourist Board, Kristjan Stanicic, emphasizing that online collection of nautical tourism tax is an additional step in positioning Croatia as a safe tourist destination that guarantees guests a quality and safe service, which is extremely important in the circumstances of a global pandemic.
The website nautika.evisitor.hr supports payments through all the world's most popular credit card brands, and after paying the tourist tax, the sailor will receive a confirmation to their email address, which he must keep during his entire stay on board. “Also, we remind you that in accordance with the Tourist Tax Act, sailors can pay it according to the length of the vessel, and from 2020 according to the number of persons and the number of nights,” sated the Croatian Tourist Board.
In order to inform tourists about the new method of paying the tourist tax, special promotional materials have been created that contain instructions for using the portal and are available in nine languages, namely English, German, Italian, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish.