Croatia Travel Alerts and Warnings

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel restrictions in Croatia – updated 2 June 2021

Croatia continues to follow the European Union’s (E.U.) safety recommendations, while also balancing the economic need for tourism. Entry requirements are subject to rapid changes - check this link for the latest information.

Travelers from third countries, i.e. those that are not members of the EU / EEA (including US citizens) may enter for tourist reasons if they have a certificate of  accommodation paid in advance and in full prior to arrival at the border (the accommodation reservation alone is not sufficient for entry). Owners of houses or vessels in Croatia are also permitted. (More info here.)

Travelers from third countries, citizens from EU Member states traveling to Croatia from third countries, and travelers from EU / EAA countries not on the green list must provide of one of the following documents for entry:

  • EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate
  • a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point) The RAT test must be recognized by the Member States of the EU. In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test
  • vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior (or, in case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border)
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician
  • or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

Children under age 7 are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or RAT test result, certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of having recovered from COVID-19. Some other categories of visitors are also exempted.

Passengers from the countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures apply are obliged to present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in self-isolation for 14 days. At this time, those countries are South Africa, Brazil, Zanzibar, and India.

Visitors from EU / EEA countries currently on the so‑called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia without a negative PCR test if they show no signs of disease and have not been in close contact with an infected person. Travelers who have traveled through areas not on the green list must prove they did not stay in those areas.

Travelers from countries covered by Annex I to Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 may enter under the same conditions as visitors from green-list countries.

The Croatian government has introduced a new online entry form to expedite the entry of foreign visitors. You are advised to carry a copy of your accommodation booking or proof of ownership of holiday homes / boats when arriving in Croatia. If you are traveling to Croatia for business, you are advised to carry evidence of a business invitation or meetings.

Individual Croatian Counties may introduce more restricted COVID-19 measures for limited periods of time.

Like other member countries of the European Union, masks are required in shops in Croatia. You also need to wear a mask while on public transportation and in taxis. Avoid crowded, indoor areas, such as bars and nightclubs, which have been sources of the virus spreading in the country. There are plenty of outdoor experiences to enjoy, and tour operators are imposing strict measures to keep travelers safe.

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  • Jamu Lama said

    When the croatia boarder will be open to enter for student and give visa?

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