Public Services in Zagreb

Emergency services in Zagreb

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The general telephone number for emergencies is 112.

Other emergency numbers:

Ambulance: 94
Fire: 93
Police: 92


Zagreb and Croatia in general are both very safe. You should, however, abide by the basic precautions you would take anywhere else.


  • Avoid walking alone at night. Keep to well-lit main roads
  • Be alert of what' going on around you. Avoid wearing headphones or something that will distract you.
  • Hold onto your belongings.
  • Do not accept drinks from strangers and avoid leaving your drink unattended

Note that sporting events, particularly football, can sometimes incite violence.

Croatia was engaged in the Croatian War of Independence fairly recently, and as such, there are still landmines in certain areas. Demining is a slow process, and there are still over 200 square miles of suspected minefields to be cleared. All heavily visited areas and tourist attractions are fine. Just don't wander off the beaten path, especially in areas marked with warning signs.

Natural Precautions

Tap water in Croatia is safe to drink. The overall quality of Zagreb's drinking water is very good, but it is very hard (full of minerals) and easily creates buildup on appliances.

Update 25/05/2013

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