Croatia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 25 February, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

Tourist Entry: Partially Allowed
Testing: Anyone arriving from a country that is not classified as Green, will be required to present negative PCR test results, no older than 48 hours, or take one upon arrival and quarantine until results are in.
Quarantine Required: Depends
Quarantine Details: Anyone arriving from a country that is not classified as Green, will be required to present negative PCR test results, no older than 48 hours, or take one upon arrival and quarantine until results are in.

Local Restrictions

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

Detailed Travel Advisory

Published 12.02.2021
1. Passengers are not allowed to enter until 28 February 2021.
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;
– passengers entering Croatia to transit by land to a third country for a maximum stay of 12 hours. They must prove that they can enter the destination country;
– 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 Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom must have a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival. They are subject to self-isolation for 14 days.
4. Passengers arriving from a country other than Brazil, South Africa or United Kingdom without a medical certificate with a negative Coronavirus (COVID-19) PCR test result issued at most 48 hours before arrival are subject to a PCR test upon arrival at their own expense and self-isolation; details can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212 .
5. A completed “Enter Croatia Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be submitted online before departure at https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ .
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Croatia.
6. A completed “Passenger Locator Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at: https://static.vueling.com/corporative7/media/1167/passengerlocatorform-en-icao.pdf .
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Croatia.
7. For more information, please refer to the website https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212.

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming from Australia, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, China and special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Macao, do not have to present a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor are they subject to quarantine. However, it is required that travellers have not been in close contact with an infected person, and show no signs of disease.

Other third-country nationals may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries if they are:

1. healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;
2. frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);
3. workers in the transport sector;
4. diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the good functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
5. passengers in transit;
6. persons travelling for schooling purposes;
7. seafarers (supported by the PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours or by PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arriving to the Republic of Croatia and by self-isolating until they receive a negative test result);
8. persons travelling for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest, provided that they provide a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours, or by PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arriving to the Republic of Croatia, and by self-isolating until they receive a negative test result.
 

Lockdown Details

Due to the recent rise of COVID-19 cases, the following measures are in effect from November 28, 2020 to February 15, 2021. These measures may be revised or updated based on the evolving epidemiological situation:

-Individuals must maintain at least 2 meters of social distance indoors and at least 1.5 meters outdoors.
-All public events, gatherings, and celebrations, including religious services must end at 22:00. Cinemas, museums, galleries, and churches must secure 7m2 of space per person.
-Private gatherings in homes are limited to 10 people from two households and must end at 22:00.
-Funerals are limited to 15 people, but physical contact must be avoided when offering condolences.
-No weddings.
-No sporting events except for category 1, 2, and 3 professional athletes. No spectators allowed and events must end at 22:00.
-All gyms, fitness centers, and sports and recreation facilities are closed.
-All hospitality services (restaurants, cafes, and bars) are closed. Hotels and camps may remain open but only for their guests.
-Catering and food delivery are allowed during normal working hours.
-Nightclubs and casinos are closed.
-Alcohol will not be sold from 22:00 to 6:00.
-No fairs and tourist events.
-No musicals, operas, or dance performances.
-No amateur sporting, cultural, or artistic events, and practice sessions.
 

Sources

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