The Croatian kuna was replaced by the euro. How can it be exchanged in time?

02/17/2023 / Press release

Croatia joined the euro area on 1 January 2023, introducing the euro as its official currency. Thereby the Croatian currency was withdrawn from circulation. Any kuna that remain in the wallets and purses of people in Slovenia can be exchanged at banks, savings banks and currency exchange offices that hold the relevant Banka Slovenije authorisation. Until 28 February 2023, it is possible to exchange the kuna banknotes to euros commission-free at the Banka Slovenije counters as well.

Croatia became the 20th member of the euro area on 1 January 2023. The exchange rate between the Croatian kuna and the euro is set at 7.5345 kuna to 1 euro. More detailed information about the introduction of the euro can be found on the website of the Croatian National Bank.

Banka Slovenije clarifies that any remaining Croatian kuna may be exchanged for euros at any of the commercial banks or savings banks, and at certain currency exchange operators. Whether they continue exchanging kuna after 1 January 2023, and under what terms, is a business decision of the bank or currency exchange operator itself.

In line with the ECB’s established practice, Banka Slovenije will exchange kuna banknotes commission-free until 28 February 2023, but is not able to exchange coins. The banknotes can be exchanged at the Banka Slovenije counters (the location and opening hours can be found on our website). The maximum sum that any individual can exchange on a single day is 8,000 kuna. After this period Banka Slovenije will no longer exchange kuna banknotes commission-free.

As of March 2023 Croatian kuna can only be exchanged for euros in Croatia, under the terms set out by the Croatian National Bank. For more information, see (in Croatian).