Croatia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 27 October, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Entry For Vaccinated Travelers: Allowed
Vaccination Requirements: You can travel to Croatia if you present a vaccine certificate, proving that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 365 days, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) not older than 365 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose;

You won’t need to present a negative PCR test nor to follow a quarantine.
Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Test is required for some travellers.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Quarantine required for some travelers.

Local Restrictions

Lockdown in Effect: Partial
Events: Partially Allowed
Transport: Operational with restrictions
Shopping: Open
Restaurants and Bars: Open with restrictions
 

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 14.10.2021
1. Until 31 October 2021, passengers are not allowed to enter.
– This does not apply to:
– nationals of Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Vatican City (Holy See) and their family members;
– passengers with a long term residence permit or a long term “D” visa issued by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland (Rep.), Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden or Switzerland;
– residents of Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Jordan, Korea (Rep.), Kuwait, New Zealand, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates or Uruguay, if arriving from their country of residence;
– passengers traveling through Croatia to a third country for a maximum stay of 12 hours. They must prove that they can enter the destination country;
– passengers traveling as tourists with an accommodation reservation;
– passengers traveling on business with an invitation letter from a company in Croatia;
– passengers with a diplomatic passport traveling on duty;
– passengers traveling as students;
– merchant seamen;
– military personnel.
2. Passports and national ID cards issued to nationals of Croatia which expired on 11 March 2020 or later are considered valid.
3. Passengers arriving from South Africa or Tanzania (only Zanzibar) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. They are subject to mandatory self-isolation for 14 days.
4. Passengers arriving from Brazil must have a negative COVID-19 antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival; or
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival. The test must be based on nasopharyngeal swab.
5. Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.
– This does not apply to:
– passengers with:
– a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 72 hours before arrival; or
– a rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The rapid antigen test must be listed on https://tinyurl.com/b57mretv ; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria), Moderna (Spikevax), Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty), Sinopharm or Sputnik V at most 365 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated with Janssen at least 14 days and at most 365 days before arrival; or
– a COVID-19 recovery certificate and a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that the passenger received the first dose of the vaccine not more than 8 months after infection with COVID-19 and 365 days before arrival; or
– a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at least 11 days and at most 365 days before arrival;
– passengers arriving from Brazil, South Africa or Tanzania (only Zanzibar);
– passengers arriving directly from Switzerland or an EEA Member State with an EU Digital COVID Certificate;
– passengers arriving directly from Switzerland or an EEA Member State with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they received the first vaccine dose of Moderna (Spikevax) , Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) or Sputnik V between 22 and 42 days before arrival, or showing that they received the first vaccine dose of AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) between 22 and 84 days before arrival;
– minors younger than 12 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. The parents or guardians must have an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result, a vaccination certificate or a recovery certificate.
More exemptions can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212
6. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation; details can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212
7. Passengers must complete an “Enter Croatia Form” and present it upon arrival. The form can be completed before departure at https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ or upon arrival.
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Croatia.
8. More information can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Third-country nationals who are not family members of nationals of EU Member States or Schengen Associated Countries, nor are long-term residents or persons who have the right to reside under EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas, are allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia only in case of necessary travel.

Passengers (regardless of their citizenship) coming from countries covered by the currently valid amendments to COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2021/992 of 18 June 2021 (https://bit.ly/37JVhvF), can travel to the Republic of Croatia without having to prove or justify their reasons for travel if they meet the epidemiological conditions for entry into the Republic of Croatia that are prescribed for third-country nationals.

The categories of people exempted from the travel ban can be found at mup.gov.hr.
 

Lockdown Details

Wearing protective masks is mandatory in all closed spaces throughout the country. Masks are also mandatory in open spaces where a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters cannot be maintained.

Businesses and individuals may be restricted due to the epidemiological measures based on your location in Croatia. Most notable epidemiological restrictions may include a requirement to wear a mask indoors unless seated in a restaurant or coffee shop. Venues hosting larger audiences may require visitors to present a negative COVID-19 test or record of vaccination. Some venues like night clubs or concert halls offer onsite rapid testing services for a fee. Wedding parties of up to 120 guests are permitted with a mandate that all guests, staff, and entertainers must have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 or have a negative viral test.

Individual counties and cities may have additional measures. Please visit the Croatian Government’s COVID-19 website for additional information.
 

Sources

https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HRV
Data Source: covidcontrols.co