The conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia and restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are available here.
Considering that some international attendees would still be unable to travel amid COVID-19 uncertainty, ConTEL 2021 will be in the form of a hybrid conference with as many authors and participants as possible attending the conference in Zagreb in person, and others attending remotely. The technical program will include physical sessions with on-site presentations and virtual (online) sessions for remote participants.
Some useful information on how to get to Zagreb by plane, train, bus or car are listed below.
Zagreb international airport is directly connected to major European cities. It is well connected with the city centre by bas and taxis. Croatian air transport company is called “Croatia Airlines”.
- Croatia Airlines – a national airline company is a member of Star Alliance.
- Zagreb airport – Zagreb Airport is called “Franjo Tuđman” (airport code: ZAG). It is located 17 km from the city center (about 25 minutes by car or bus).
Transportation to/from the airport – shuttle bus
There is an airport shuttle bus, operated by “Pleso prijevoz“. You can buy the tickets in advance using their online payment. A one-way ticket costs 30 HRK and may be bought from the driver, but make sure you have local currency (Kuna, HRK). (The approximate exchange rate as of March 2017 is 1 EUR = 7.4 HRK, and 1 USD = 7.0 HRK.)
The bus has two terminals, one located at the Airport, and the other located at the Main Bus Station in Zagreb (Autobusni kolodvor, Avenija Marina Držića 4). It also makes a few stops (on request), one in New Zagreb, and one close to the “Vatroslav Lisinski” concert hall. (If you are staying at the International Hotel, or coming directly to the International Hotel from the airport, this is where you should get off the bus – just ask the driver to let you out at “Lisinski” – this is about one block away from the hotel and the hotel sign is already visible from there.)
The bus terminal at the Airport is located just outside the airport building. Buses run at half-hour intervals for most of he day. See bus schedule.
Once at the Main Bus Station, there is a taxi station and a tram station right in front of the building.
Transportation to/from the airport – ZET public transport
The cheapest option to get to the city is by public transportation operated by ZET (more about ZET tickets and operations is here). There is bus line 290 that is operating from the airport to the Kvaternik Square. The bus operates in 2 zones. The ticket is 20 HRK and may be bought from the driver, but make sure you have local currency (Kuna, HRK). (The approximate exchange rate as of March 2017 is 1 EUR = 7.4 HRK, and 1 USD = 7.0 HRK.). The buss is leaving approximately every 30 minutes. The timetable is here and here is bus route.
If you are staying in Hotel International you need to exit at station Radnička and then take tram 3 toward Ljubljanica (approximate timetable) or tram 13 toward Kvaternik Square (approximate timetable). Here is map of all trams lines in Zagreb. Here is Google Street View with the Radnička tram station.
You are entering at station Radnička and you need to exit at station Miramarska. Here is Google Street View with Miramarska tram station.
Transportation to/from the airport – taxi
A more comfortable option to get to the city from the airport is to take a taxi. The taxi terminal at the Airport is located just outside the airport building. Taxi ride from the airport to the city center costs approximately 160-200 Croatian kunas (22 – 26 €).
Several taxi operators can be used. It is advisable to either order a taxi by phone or agree on the price before entering the vehicle to avoid being cheated. Taxi fares in Croatian kuna (kn or HRK) can be found on these sites (in no particular order):
- Radio Taxi Zagreb (available only in Croatian)
- Eko Taxi
- Cammeo Taxi
- Uber is also available in Zagreb area
Taxis also offer a safe and convenient late-night transfer for bar-hopping.
- Zagreb Bus Terminal (domestic and international bus lines)
A driver’s licence, car papers and all relevant insurance documents (except for countries that have other regulations) are necessary to enter Croatia with a vehicle.
If you decide to rent a car, you can do it at any major airport, as well as in the city, but it is generally a good idea to make your reservations in advance.
Croatian National Tourist Board has more information.
You can check the latest weather forecast for Zagreb here.
Planning your travel
Start making your travel plans early, as June is already the beginning of the tourist season in Croatia and (especially airplane) tickets may be more difficult to get for a specific date. Also, nationals of some countries need a visa to enter Croatia – if you need a visa, make sure to apply well in advance.
Citizens of some countries need an entry visa for the Republic of Croatia. Current visa regulations are given at the Web site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration. For an overview of diplomatic missions and consular offices of the Republic of Croatia and all information regarding visa requirements please follow the link: Visa requirements overview – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.
Getting a visa
The conference policy is that invitation letters can be issued only to registered authors of accepted papers and conference committee members. Registration fees must be paid in full before the letter is provided. Letters will only be sent by e-mail or fax and only to the authors registered for the conference.
To apply for an invitation letter please do the following:
- Register for the conference.
- Book your accommodation.
- Send an e-mail to the organizers (Jasna Slavinić, firstname.lastname@example.org), Subject: ConTEL 2021 Invitation Letter, providing the following data:
- First and Last name,
- Date and place of birth,
- Passport number, date and place of issuance, validity date,
- Your address,
- Your occupation,
- Address of your institute/company
- The address at which you will be staying during the visit to Croatia (e.g. hotel address)
- Contact details
- Attachment 1: A signed letter from your institute/company filled in according to the following template
- Attachment 2: A copy of the letter confirming the reservation of your accommodation in Croatia