Campaigns and activities
Two aspects of this article have been examined;
In Croatia, the visually impaired are entitled to 75% discount and the guide or guide dog does not pay to travel on the national rail network. This concession can only be claimed on up to six journeys a year.
The regional concession scheme is the same as the national scheme : the visually impaired are entitled to 75% discount and the guide or guide dog does not pay to travel on the national rail network.
The urban concession scheme is the same as the national scheme : the visually impaired are entitled to 75% discount and the guide or guide dog does not pay to travel on the national rail network.
The Croatian Railways (HZ) signed the IUR Agreement on Rail Transport for Blind People and their Guide issued in 1997 and amended in 2005. Visually impaired people residing in and travelling to any of the countries who signed this Agreement are entitled to a free ticket for their guide or guide dog provided that the return ticket is purchased in the country where the disability card was issued. In practice the Agreement does not apply to additional fees such as ‘reservation' or ‘couchette' which must be paid in full for both passengers. Furthermore, a survey conducted by EBU in 2000 revealed that in many countries the Agreement was not well known or was simply ignored by transport operators and authorities.
In theory, it is impossible to benefit from Croatian schemes as a foreign visitor as locally-financed concessions are limited to local residents. In practice, concessions are sometimes granted depending on the willingness of ticket vendors.
There are currently 59 guide dog users in Croatia. The total number of dogs trained until now is 112.
For each of the abovementioned question the answer is:
All rights are ensured by the Law on the free movement of a visually impaired person with a guide dog (Official Gazette NN 131/98, October 1st 1998).
Guide dogs are exceptions to the rule.
Within the same day.
Within the same day.
In guide dog training the standards and criteria of International Guide Dog Federation are applied and respected. The Croatian Association for the training of guide dogs and mobility renews its license every 5 years under the IGDF's supervision.
There is no such allowance.