Croatia (Travel Restrictions, COVID Tests & Quarantine Requirements)

This page was last updated on 07 May, 2021.

 

At a Glance

Travel Restrictions

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 30.04.2021
1. Until 15 May 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, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand;
– 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 as tourists with proof of paid accommodation;
– 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, India, South Africa or Tanzania (Zanzibar only) must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken at most 48 hours before arrival.
4. Passengers arriving from a country other than Brazil, India, South Africa or Tanzania (Zanzibar only):
– must have a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test taken at most 48 hours before arrival. The rapid antigen test must be listed on https://tinyurl.com/b57mretv ; or
– must have a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. The last vaccine dose must be received at least 15 days before arrival; or
– must have a COVID-19 recovery certificate issued at least 12 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
– must have a positive COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result issued at least 12 days and at most 180 days before arrival; or
– are subject to a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival at their own expense and self-isolation for up to 10 days.
– This does not apply to:
– residents of Australia, Japan, Korea (Rep.), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore and Thailand arriving from their country of residence;
– minors younger than 7 years accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. The parents or guardians must have 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 .
5. Passengers could be subject to self-isolation; details can be found at https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212 .
6. 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.
7. A completed “Passenger Locator Form” must be presented upon arrival. The form can be found at https://tinyurl.com/8bv6cuc .
– This does not apply to nationals and residents of Croatia.
8. For more information, please refer to the website https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212 .

 

Detailed Tourist Information

Croatia has now opened its borders to visitors from some countries. For a full list see here.

Travelers from EU member states, including family members and long-term residents, may enter Croatia without providing any special reason for their entry. They must present a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours upon arrival, or isolate until a negative test result has been obtained locally.

This rule includes residents of Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and Vatican City.

Croatia has banned entry for all passengers from the UK (with some exceptions for Croatian citizens).

Travelers from any “green” country on the ECDC ‘Combined Indicator’ Map are exempt from the requirement.

Travelers (except from EU green zones) must provide a negative COVID-19 test result, proof that they have recovered from the disease, or vaccination certificate.

Non-EU citizens can travel to Croatia for holiday as long as they have:

Paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, other form of tourist accommodation.

Or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia.

They must present one of the following:

A negative PCR not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).

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.

A vaccination certificate showing the final dose was administered at least 14 days prior.
Confirmation you have recovered from COVID-19 in the previous 180 days (and more than 11 days).

Or you can get a PCR or rapid antigen test upon arrival, and then stay in self-isolation until a negative test result. If testing is not done you must self-isolate for ten days.

Passengers from Tanzania, South Africa, India and Brazil must present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they must stay in self-isolation for 14 days.

All travelers to Croatia must fill out the Enter Croatia form and follow the instructions in the pamphlet “Recommendations and Instructions from the Croatian Institute of Public Health” for 14 days after entering the country.
 

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.

Restrictions for Individuals and Businesses

Most notable epidemiological restrictions include:

-All public events, gatherings, and celebrations, including religious services must end at 22:00.
-Hospitality services (restaurants, cafes, and bars) can offer food and beverages for takeout/delivery and may serve guests seated in an open-air space. Hotels and camps -may offer indoor dining services for their guests. Please note: restaurant closing times vary by county and may be much earlier than expected.
-Nightclubs are closed. Casinos and betting shops are open.
-No sporting events except for category 1, 2, and 3 professional athletes. Spectators are not allowed, and events must end at 22:00.
-Alcohol will not be sold from 22:00 to 6:00.
-No musicals, operas, or dance performances. No amateur cultural or artistic events, or practice sessions.

 

Sources

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