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Source: Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia

17.08.2021

What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Mandatory Travel Documentation

For a faster border crossing, it is recommended to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA prior to departure.


Provisions for people applying for residency/work in Croatia

Persons who, following their application for residence / work in Croatia (including digital nomads), have received a positive decision of the competent authority, are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering Croatia to prove the reasons for their exemption to COVID-19 testing or isolation. During their stay in Croatia, they are obliged to follow the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

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Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from National Authorities

Holders of EUDCC can enter Croatia without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine), at the condition that their certificate contains either:

  • Vaccination certificate;
    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Gamaleya, Sinopharm

    the proof of vaccination is valid at the following conditions:
    • from the day of the second dose, or from 14 days after the single dose for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. Validity: 270 days;
    • after one dose of any accepted vaccine, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 within eight months from contracting the disease. Validity: 270 days.
    • between 22 and 42 days from the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine
    • between 22 and 84 days from the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • Positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a medical certificate of recovery;
  • Negative result to a COVID-19 test.
    Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests (RAT) are accepted.
    Validity: PCR test results must not be older than 72 hours, RAT test results must not be older than 48 hours. The RAT test must be listed in theCommon list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union. If the RAT test is carried out abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution/laboratory and signed/confirmed by a doctor.
  • PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival in (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of the negative result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

Children under 12 years old travelling with their parents/guardians are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR test result and to self-isolate if their parents/guardians have a valid EU Digital COVID certificate, or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


All travellers arriving from the countries of the European Union or from a Schengen Associated Country, who do not yet hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia, if they have one of the following:

  • Vaccination certificate;
    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Gamaleya, Sinopharm
    the proof of vaccination is valid at the following conditions:
    • from the day of the second dose, or from 14 days after the single dose for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. Validity: 270 days;
    • after one dose of any accepted vaccine, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 within eight months from contracting the disease. Validity: 270 days.
    • between 22 and 42 days from the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine
    • between 22 and 84 days from the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • Positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a medical certificate of recovery;
  • Negative result to a COVID-19 test.
    Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests (RAT) are accepted.
    Validity: PCR test results must not be older than 72 hours, RAT test results must not be older than 48 hours. The RAT test must be listed in theCommon list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union. If the RAT test is carried out abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution/laboratory and signed/confirmed by a doctor.
  • PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival in (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of the negative result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

Children under 12 years old travelling with their parents/guardians are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR test result and to self-isolate if their parents/guardians have a valid EU Digital COVID certificate, or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

Some categories of people are exempt from previously mentioned requirements.

Passengers arriving from the countries that are in the list of countries to which special epidemiological measures apply when they are crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia, and which are published on the website of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, are obliged to present, depending on the category of the country,

  • a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in mandatory self-isolation for 14 days (Republic of South Africa, Zanzibar (Tanzania), Brazil), or
  • a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test result not older than 48 hours, regardless of their vaccination status and recovery (Great Britain, Cyprus, Russian Federation, India).This provision also refers to countries and/or regions of Schengen Member States and Schengen associated countries which are on the red or dark red list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control if the Croatian Institute of Public Health listed them as countries to which special epidemiological measures apply.

The duration of self-isolation may be shortened for passengers arriving from the countries for which quarantine is mandatory if they take a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense at an institution authorised for testing no sooner than the seventh day of self-isolation, and the test result comes back negative.


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
koronavirus.hr

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



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, 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.

In order to be allowed to enter Croatia, travellers from third-countries are required to have one of the following:
- a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, campsite, rented vessel or another form of tourist accommodation, or they must be owners of houses or vessels in Croatia;
- a valid EU Digital COVID certificate.

All travellers aged above 12 arriving from third countries, including citizens of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents or entitled to reside under other EU directives or national laws, can enter Croatia without being subject to any isolation or testing requirement in the following cases:

  • Vaccination certificate;
    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Gamaleya, Sinopharm
    the proof of vaccination is valid at the following conditions:
    • from the day of the second dose, or from 14 days after the single dose for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. Validity: 270 days;
    • after one dose of any accepted vaccine, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 within eight months from contracting the disease. Validity: 270 days.
    • between 22 and 42 days from the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine
    • between 22 and 84 days from the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • Positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a medical certificate of recovery;
  • Negative result to a COVID-19 test.
    Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests (RAT) are accepted.
    Validity: PCR test results must not be older than 72 hours, RAT test results must not be older than 48 hours. The RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union. If the RAT test is carried out abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution/laboratory and signed/confirmed by a doctor.
  • PCR test or Rapid Antigen Test upon arrival in (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of the negative result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

Passengers arriving from the countries that are in the list of countries to which special epidemiological measures apply when they are crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia, and which are published on the website of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, are obliged to present, depending on the category of the country,

  • a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in mandatory self-isolation for 14 days (Republic of South Africa, Zanzibar (Tanzania), Brazil), or
  • a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test result not older than 48 hours, regardless of their vaccination status and recovery (Great Britain, Cyprus, Russian Federation, India).This provision also refers to countries and/or regions of Schengen Member States and Schengen associated countries which are on the red or dark red list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control if the Croatian Institute of Public Health listed them as countries to which special epidemiological measures apply.

The duration of self-isolation may be shortened for passengers arriving from the countries for which quarantine is mandatory if they take a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense at an institution authorised for testing no sooner than the seventh day of self-isolation, and the test result comes back negative. 

Provisions for people applying for residency/work in Croatia

Persons who, following their application for residence/work in Croatia (including digital nomads), have received a positive decision from the competent authority, are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering Croatia to prove the reasons for their exemption to COVID-19 testing or isolation. During their stay in Croatia, they are obliged to follow the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Find out more:
Request for temporary stay
Croatia – your new office


Mandatory Travel Documentation

For a faster border crossing, it is recommended to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA prior to departure.


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
koronavirus.hr

May I transit this country?


Yes


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempt from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempt from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Croatia, the following rules apply:

Passengers can transit without restrictions but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry, which will be checked by the border police. If they do not leave Croatia within 12 hours from the moment of entering the Republic of Croatia, the self-isolation measure is automatically imposed.

Travel is limited to the main highways and stops are limited. You can consult a map that shows the allowed highways (only in Croatian).

Passengers allowed entry to Croatia, as well as Croatian citizens transiting via Neum, will not be subject to any additional requirements and can freely travel to and from southern Croatia by car.

Passengers in transit do NOT need to fill out the form ENTERCROATIA.

General measures


Croatia travel information and general measures

Safe Stay in Croatia


Use of facemasks

Face masks are required in all public indoor spaces. Wearing face masks is also recommended outdoors when it is not possible to keep a safe social distance.

Physical Distancing

Outdoors, 1.5 metres social distancing must be respected. Indoors, the minimum distance should be 2 metres.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


The following limits are currently in place:

  • Public events: public events, gatherings and ceremonies of all kinds must be ended by midnight at the latest, unless it is a public event or gathering attended only by persons with a EUDCC certificate, and the local civil protection unit gave its consent. Conferences and congresses attended by up to 100 people may be held, in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological restrictions.
  • Sports competitions can be organised in the presence of more than 100 spectators, if all spectators (including technical and organising staff) present at the competition hold a EUDCC.
  • Funerals: condolences to the bereaved should not be expressed through close contact.
  • Wedding ceremonies are allowed with a maximum of 30 people. It is exceptionally allowed to hold wedding ceremonies with more than 30 people, in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures.


Safety measures for public transportation

Public transport capacity is reduced. Drivers, employees, and passengers are required to wear face masks.

Places of worship

It is recommended that mass services take place remotely (online, radio, television). Mass services in church must follow the rules on gatherings. Amateur choirs, including church choirs, are not allowed to rehearse.

Non-essential (other than medicine and food) shops


Open with limitations

Shops are open, but the general public health recommendations on physical distancing, personal hygiene and disinfection should be maintained. At least 4 square metres of space for each customer must be secured. There is a ban on the sale of alcohol between 23.00 and 06.00.

Tourist accommodations


Open with limitations

Following the general public health recommendations on physical distancing, personal hygiene and disinfection, these services are open. Accommodations can only cater or serve guests who are staying in the accommodation. For more details you can read the recommendations for hotels and renters

Catering establishments


Yes


Restaurants, bars and nightclubs are open provided that social distancing and hygiene measures are in place. General rules for guests include the following requirements:

  • Wearing protective facemasks, except when eating, in an enclosed areas;
  • Keeping a maximum number of 10 guests in the common areas of the facility.

Find out more: 

www.safestayincroatia.hr


Cinemas, museums and indoor attractions


Open with limitations

Cinemas, museums, theatres, professional artistic performances can operate with limited capacity, also taking into account the general safety measures. Establishments should close at 23.00.

Personal care services


Open

Gyms, fitness, and sport recreation centres are opened as long as the general public health recommendations are respected. Other personal care services are available, as long as the general public health recommendations are respected.

Outdoors areas and beaches


Measures for outdoor activities are available at: Safe Stay in Croatia. Emphasis is placed on adventure and diving tourism, swimming pools and aquaparks, and beaches and bathing areas.


Health protocols for tourism services and tourists


Health tourism services recommendations


Find out more:
www.safestayincroatia.hr
https://croatia.hr
www.koronavirus.hr
COVID-19 testing locations


Other measures

For further public health recommendations, please visit www.koronavirus.hr

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


CROATIA.HR
SAFESTAYINCROATIA.HR (safety measures for various tourist services)


Useful Info for tourists


Border crossing procedures: UZG COVID
COVID-19 testing locations
Enter Croatia (on-line form for faster tourist entry to Croatia)


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09.08.2021

Further information: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

This site contains information regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering temporary bans, i.e. restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us by filling in the form below.

Note: The necessary epidemiological measure of self-isolation is automatically determined for all passengers in transit, including personnel in the transport sector, if they do not leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from the moment of entering the Republic of Croatia.
 

Passengers travelling to the Republic of Croatia from an EU / EEA member state

Passengers coming directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia if they possess a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Exceptionally, passengers arriving directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, who do not yet possess an EU Digital COVID Certificate, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia if they have the following:

  • negative PCR test result or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test results were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.  The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 270 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 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose;
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine;  
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or  a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or if they perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon their arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they obtain a negative test result. In case they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for ten (10) days.


The following categories are exempt from possessing a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or from the abovementioned obligations:
 

  • workers or self-employed persons performing essential tasks, including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers and seasonal workers as specified in the Guidelines concerning  the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak;
  • pupils, students and interns
  • seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including heavy goods vehicle drivers transporting goods to be used in the national territory and those in transit only;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • persons traveling for family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry;
  • patients traveling for health reasons.


The provisions regarding frontier workers apply adequately to other categories of passengers who, due to the nature of their job or occupation, need to cross the state border frequently (e.g. athletes playing for clubs in a neighbouring country).

Passengers who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for the exemption.
 

Citizens of EU / EEA member states as well as members of their families traveling to the Republic of Croatia from third countries, i.e. those that are not members of the EU / EEA

 
Citizens of EU Member States (including Croatian citizens), i.e. Schengen Member States and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas and are coming from third countries, must present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate when entering the Republic of Croatia.

Exceptionally, the abovementioned category of passengers who do not yet possess an EU Digital COVID Certificate will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia if they have the following:

  • negative PCR test result or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test results were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.  The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 270 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 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose;
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or  a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or if they perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon their arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they obtain a negative test result. In case they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for ten (10) days.


The following categories are exempt from possessing a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or from the abovementioned obligations:
 

  • healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;
  • frontier workers;
  • workers in the transport sector;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;
  • persons travelling for study purposes;
  • passengers travelling for personal / family or business reasons or some other economic reason and do not stay in or out of Croatia longer than 12 hours.


Persons who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for exemption from having one of the above-mentioned tests / having to self-isolate.
 

Third-country nationals

Third-country nationals who are not family members of citizens of Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States nor are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas, apart from persons referred to in point 1 of this Decision will be granted entry in the Republic of Croatia only in cases of necessary travel.

Exceptions to the above-mentioned necessary travel are the following categories: 

1.  healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;

2. frontier workers;

3. workers in the transport sector;

4. diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the 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, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;

6. persons travelling for study purposes;

7.  seafarers who intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours. They will be allowed entry if they have the following:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 270 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician;
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.



8. persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia - entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed upon presentation of one of the following documents:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 270 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.


9. persons traveling for necessary personal / family or business reasons, or who have other economic interest (if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia longer than 12 hours) will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia upon presentation of one of the following documents:
 

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 270 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.
     


10. persons for whom a positive decision of the competent authority has been made, based on their application for residence / work, including digital nomads will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia upon presentation of one of the following documents:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 270 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.
     


 
Passengers who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for the exemption of having one of the stated test results / having to self-isolate.
 

Passengers from the countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures apply


Passengers arriving from the countries that are in the list of countries to which special epidemiological measures apply when they are crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia, and which are published on the website of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, are obliged to present, depending on the category of the country,
 

  • a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in mandatory self-isolation for 14 days (Republic of South Africa, Zanzibar (Tanzania), Brazil), or
  • a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test result not older than 48 hours, regardless of their vaccination status and recovery (Great Britain, Cyprus, Russian Federation, India).This provision also refers to countries and/or regions of Schengen Member States and Schengen associated countries which are on the red or dark red list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control if the Croatian Institute of Public Health listed them as countries to which special epidemiological measures apply.


The duration of self-isolation may be shortened for passengers arriving from the countries for which quarantine is mandatory if they take a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense at an institution authorised for testing no sooner than the seventh day of self-isolation, and the test result comes back negative.
 

Passengers covered by Annex I to Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/992 of 18 June 2021 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction


Passengers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from countries covered by the currently valid amendments to COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2021/1085 of 15 July 2021amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, can travel to the Republic of Croatia without having to prove or justify their reasons for travel if they meet the abovementioned epidemiological conditions for entry into the Republic of Croatia that are prescribed for third-country nationals.
 

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake (Sisak-Moslavina County, Karlovac County and Zagreb County) are allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia based on the prior approval of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia and they do not have to meet the epidemiological requirements.
 

General note

When entering the Republic of Croatia, passengers must show their EU Digital COVID Certificate.

EU Digital COVID Certificates are certificates issued in line with Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2021 on a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate) to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the passenger's validity of the PCR test of 72 hours from sampling expired during border checks when entering the Republic of Croatia or they do not have the PCR test result at all, or if the validity of their rapid antigen test – RAT for SARS-CoV-2 of 48 hours from sampling expired or they do not have it at all and they meet other conditions of entry, they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia, provided that they immediately get a PCR or RAT test in the Republic of Croatia at their own expense, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result. If the person is unable to get one of the above-mentioned tests, the total duration of self-isolation is 10 days.

The rapid antigen test – RAT is listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. In addition to the tests from the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, the SARS-COV -2 ANTIGEN TEST KIT from the Chinese manufacturer SHENZEN ULTRA - DIAGNOSTIC BIOTEC Co., which is not on the list of approved RAT tests of the European Commission, is also accepted.
If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.



Lifting the measure of self-isolation (assigned at a border crossing point), upon receiving a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result:

In such cases, passengers will be handed a leaflet at the border crossing point with instructions on how to proceed when they receive a negative result of a molecular PCR or a rapid antigen test (serological tests will NOT be recognized).

The leaflet will contain the e-mail address of the border crossing point where the passenger was assigned a measure of self-isolation, and to which they will send a negative result of one of the previously mentioned tests, obtained by the health institution where the test was performed, in order to remove (delete) the assigned measure.

These persons are required to be tested in the place of residence, i.e. domicile, where they are provided with conditions for self-isolation and wait for a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result there.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last nine (9) months are exempt from the obligatory testing and self-isolation.

To prove that they have recovered from COVID-19, passengers should have a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result that is older than 11 days but not older than 270 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that they have recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician.

If a person has recovered from COVID-19 within the last 270 days and has an EU Digital COVID Certificate or other certificate of recovery (doctor's certificate of recovery or a positive PCR test result or rapid antigen – RAT test result) and has received at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from the obligation to show a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result or to self-isolate is extended until the expiry of a 270-day period from the vaccination. 

Children under twelve years of age travelling accompanied by a parent/guardian are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents/guardians have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or a negative PCR or rapid antigen - RAT test result or if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.

Persons who have a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test made in the Republic of Croatia due to a short trip to our neighbouring or another country and who return to the Republic of Croatia within less than 48 or 72 hours from the date of testing will not be required to present a new PCR (validity of 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test result (validity of 48 hours) from the country where they stayed for a short time and will be allowed to enter upon presentation of a test made in the Republic of Croatia.

When staying in the Republic of Croatia, all passengers, regardless of their category and country of origin, are obliged to follow the general and special instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

In order to shorten the procedure at the border crossing point, we advise all foreign passengers, regardless of their citizenship, to fill the announcement in advance at Enter Croatia.

__________________________________________________________________________________

04.07.2021

Source: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

Information regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering temporary bans, i.e. restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


Note: The necessary epidemiological measure of self-isolation is automatically determined for all passengers in transit, including personnel in the transport sector, if they do not leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from the moment of entering the Republic of Croatia.
 

Passengers travelling to the Republic of Croatia from an EU / EEA member state

Passengers coming directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia if they possess a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate.

Exceptionally, passengers arriving directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, who do not yet possess an EU Digital COVID Certificate, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia if they have the following:

  • negative PCR test result or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test results were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.  The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 210 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 210 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose;
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine;  
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 210 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or  a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or if they perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon their arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they obtain a negative test result. In case they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for ten (10) days.


The following categories are exempt from possessing a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or from the abovementioned obligations:
 

  • workers or self-employed persons performing essential tasks, including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers and seasonal workers as specified in the Guidelines concerning  the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak provided they do not stay in the Republic of Croatia or outside the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours;
  • pupils, students and interns
  • seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including heavy goods vehicle drivers transporting goods to be used in the national territory and those in transit only;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • persons traveling for family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry;
  • patients traveling for health reasons.


The provisions regarding frontier workers apply adequately to other categories of passengers who, due to the nature of their job or occupation, need to cross the state border frequently (e.g. athletes playing for clubs in a neighbouring country).

Passengers who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for the exemption.
 

Citizens of EU / EEA member states as well as members of their families traveling to the Republic of Croatia from third countries, i.e. those that are not members of the EU / EEA

 
Citizens of EU Member States (including Croatian citizens), i.e. Schengen Member States and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas and are coming from third countries, must present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate when entering the Republic of Croatia.

Exceptionally, the abovementioned category of passengers who do not yet possess an EU Digital COVID Certificate will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia if they have the following:

  • negative PCR test result or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test results were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.  The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 210 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 210 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose;
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.  
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 210 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; 
  • positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or  a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or if they perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon their arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they obtain a negative test result. In case they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for ten (10) days.


The following categories are exempt from possessing a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or from the abovementioned obligations:
 

  • healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;
  • frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);
  • workers in the transport sector;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;
  • persons travelling for study purposes;
  • passengers travelling for personal / family or business reasons or some other economic reason and do not stay in or out of Croatia longer than 12 hours.


Persons who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for exemption from having one of the above-mentioned tests / having to self-isolate.
 

Third-country nationals

Third-country nationals who are not family members of citizens of Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States nor are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas, apart from persons referred to in point 1 of this Decision will be granted entry in the Republic of Croatia only in cases of necessary travel.

Exceptions to the above-mentioned necessary travel are the following categories: 

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 and whose physical presence is necessary for the 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, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;

6. persons travelling for study purposes;

7.  seafarers who intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours. They will be allowed entry if they have the following:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 210 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 210 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 210 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician;
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.



8. persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia - entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed upon presentation of one of the following documents:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 210 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 210 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 210 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.


9. persons traveling for necessary personal / family or business reasons, or who have other economic interest (if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia longer than 12 hours) will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia upon presentation of one of the following documents:
 

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 210 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 210 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 210 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.
     


10. persons for whom a positive decision of the competent authority has been made, based on their application for residence / work, including digital nomads will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia upon presentation of one of the following documents:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 210 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 210 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 210 days ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.
     


 
Passengers who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for the exemption of having one of the stated test results / having to self-isolate.
 

Passengers from the countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures apply


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. The duration of self-isolation can be shortened if the person, at the earliest on the seventh day of self-isolation, gets a PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense in an institution authorised to conduct testing and if the test result is negative.
 

Passengers covered by Annex I to Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/992 of 18 June 2021 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction


Passengers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from countries covered by the currently valid amendments to COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2021/1085 of 1 July 2021amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, can travel to the Republic of Croatia without having to prove or justify their reasons for travel if they meet the abovementioned epidemiological conditions for entry into the Republic of Croatia that are prescribed for third-country nationals.
 

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake (Sisak-Moslavina County, Karlovac County and Zagreb County), regardless of their citizenship and the area from which they are arriving, are allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia based on the prior approval of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia.  These persons will not need to present EU Digital COVID Certificates, or test or vaccination certificates, proof of recovery from the SARS-CoV-2 virus, nor will they be obligated to self-isolate. 

 

General note

When entering the Republic of Croatia, passengers must show their EU Digital COVID Certificate.

EU Digital COVID Certificates are certificates issued in line with Regulation (EU) 2021/953 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2021 on a framework for the issuance, verification and acceptance of interoperable COVID-19 vaccination, test and recovery certificates (EU Digital COVID Certificate) to facilitate free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the passenger's validity of the PCR test of 72 hours from sampling expired during border checks when entering the Republic of Croatia or they do not have the PCR test result at all, or if the validity of their rapid antigen test – RAT for SARS-CoV-2 of 48 hours from sampling expired or they do not have it at all and they meet other conditions of entry, they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia, provided that they immediately get a PCR or RAT test in the Republic of Croatia at their own expense, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result. If the person is unable to get one of the above-mentioned tests, the total duration of self-isolation is 10 days.

The rapid antigen test – RAT is listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. In addition to the tests from the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, the SARS-COV -2 ANTIGEN TEST KIT from the Chinese manufacturer SHENZEN ULTRA - DIAGNOSTIC BIOTEC Co., which is not on the list of approved RAT tests of the European Commission, is also accepted.
If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.



Lifting the measure of self-isolation (assigned at a border crossing point), upon receiving a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result:

In such cases, passengers will be handed a leaflet at the border crossing point with instructions on how to proceed when they receive a negative result of a molecular PCR or a rapid antigen test (serological tests will NOT be recognized).

The leaflet will contain the e-mail address of the border crossing point where the passenger was assigned a measure of self-isolation, and to which they will send a negative result of one of the previously mentioned tests, obtained by the health institution where the test was performed, in order to remove (delete) the assigned measure.

These persons are required to be tested in the place of residence, i.e. domicile, where they are provided with conditions for self-isolation and wait for a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result there.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six (6) months are exempt from the obligatory testing and self-isolation.

To prove that they have recovered from COVID-19, passengers should have a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result that is older than 11 days but not older than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that they have recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician.


If the passenger's validity of the PCR test of 72 hours from sampling expired during border checks when entering the Republic of Croatia or they do not have the PCR test result at all, or if the validity of their rapid antigen test – RAT for SARS-CoV-2 of 48 hours from sampling expired or they do not have it at all and they meet other conditions of entry, they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia, provided that they immediately get a PCR or RAT test in the Republic of Croatia at their own expense, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result. If the person is unable to get one of the above-mentioned tests, the total duration of self-isolation is 10 days.


Children under twelve years of age travelling accompanied by a parent/guardian are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents/guardians have a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or a negative PCR or rapid antigen - RAT test result or if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.

Persons who have a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test made in the Republic of Croatia due to a short trip to our neighbouring or another country and who return to the Republic of Croatia within less than 48 or 72 hours from the date of testing will not be required to present a new PCR (validity of 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test result (validity of 48 hours) from the country where they stayed for a short time and will be allowed to enter upon presentation of a test made in the Republic of Croatia.

When staying in the Republic of Croatia, all passengers, regardless of their category and country of origin, are obliged to follow the general and special instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

In order to shorten the procedure at the border crossing point, we advise all foreign passengers, regardless of their citizenship, to fill the announcement in advance at Enter Croatia.


Further information: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

Source: European Union/Re-open EU

05.07.2021

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Mandatory Travel Documentation

For a faster border crossing, it is recommended to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA prior to departure.


Provisions for people applying for residency/work in Croatia

Persons who, following their application for residence / work in Croatia (including digital nomads), have received a positive decision of the competent authority, are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering Croatia to prove the reasons for their exemption to COVID-19 testing or isolation. During their stay in Croatia, they are obliged to follow the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

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Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate


Provisional information subject to further revision and confirmation from National Authorities

Holders of EUDCC can enter Croatia without being subject to further restrictions (testing or quarantine), at the condition that their certificate contains either:

  • Proof of vaccination;

    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Gamaleya, Sinopharm

    the proof of vaccination is valid at the following conditions:
    • from the day of the second dose, or from 14 days after the single dose for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. Validity: 210 days;
    • after one dose of any accepted vaccine, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days. Validity: 210 days.
    • between 22 and 42 days from the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine
    • between 22 and 84 days from the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days (at least 11 days after the positive result to a COVID-19 test).
  • Negative result to a COVID-19 test.
    Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests are accepted.
    Validity: 72 hours for PCR tests, 48 hours for RAT tests

Children under 12 years old travelling with their parents / guardians are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR test result and to self-isolate if their parents / guardians have a valid EU Digital COVID certificate, or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements


All travellers arriving from the countries of the European Union or from a Schengen Associated Country, who do not yet hold an EU Digital COVID Certificate, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia, exceptionally, if they have one of the following:

  • Proof of vaccination;
    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Gamaleya, Sinopharm

    the proof of vaccination is valid at the following conditions:
    • from the day of the second dose, or from 14 days after the single dose for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. Validity: 210 days;
    • after one dose of any accepted vaccine, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days. Validity: 210 days.
    • between 22 and 42 days from the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine
    • between 22 and 84 days from the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days (at least 11 days after the positive result to a COVID-19 test);
  • Negative result to a COVID-19 test.
    Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests (RAT) are accepted.
    Validity: PCR test results must not be older than 72 hours, RAT test results must not be older than 48 hours.

Children under 12 years old travelling with their parents/guardians are exempt from the obligation to present a negative PCR test result and to self-isolate if their parents/guardians have a valid EU Digital COVID certificate, or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, or a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

In lack of a valid certificate, travellers will have to perform, upon arrival in Croatia, a PCR or rapid antigen test at their own expenses, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they receive a negative result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

Some categories of people are exempt from previously mentioned requirements.

All persons coming from countries subject to special epidemiological measures are obliged to present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours and undergo a mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. Individuals may shorten the duration of self-isolation if, on day 7 of self-isolation at the earliest, they perform a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense at an authorised facility, and the test result is negative.


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
koronavirus.hr

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



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 2021can 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.

In order to be allowed to enter Croatia, travellers from third-countries are required to have one of the following:
- a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, campsite, rented vessel or another form of tourist accommodation, or they must be owners of houses or vessels in Croatia;
- a valid EU Digital COVID certificate.

All travellers aged above 12 arriving from third countries, including citizens of EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents or entitled to reside under other EU directives or national laws, can enter Croatia without being subject to any isolation or testing requirement in the following cases:

  • Proof of vaccination;
    Accepted vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Johnson&Johnson, Gamaleya, Sinopharm

    the proof of vaccination is valid at the following conditions:
    • from the day of the second dose, or from 14 days after the single dose for the Johnson&Johnson vaccine. Validity: 210 days;
    • after one dose of any accepted vaccine, for people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 180 days. Validity: 210 days.
    • between 22 and 42 days from the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine
    • between 22 and 84 days from the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Proof of recovery from COVID-19, valid 180 days (at least 11 days after the positive result to a COVID-19 test);
  • A negative result to a COVID-19 test.
    Both PCR and Rapid Antigen tests (RAT) are accepted.
    Validity: PCR test results must not be older than 72 hours, RAT test results must not be older than 48 hours.

In lack of a valid certificate, travellers will have to perform, upon arrival in Croatia, a PCR or rapid antigen test at their own expenses, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they receive a negative result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

All persons coming from countries subject to special epidemiological measures are obliged to present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours and undergo a mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. Individuals may shorten the duration of self-isolation if, on day 7 of self-isolation at the earliest, they perform a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense at an authorised facility, and the test result is negative.


Provisions for people applying for residency/work in Croatia

Persons who, following their application for residence/work in Croatia (including digital nomads), have received a positive decision from the competent authority, are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering Croatia to prove the reasons for their exemption to COVID-19 testing or isolation. During their stay in Croatia, they are obliged to follow the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Find out more:
Request for temporary stay
Croatia – your new office


Mandatory Travel Documentation

For a faster border crossing, it is recommended to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA prior to departure.


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
koronavirus.hr

May I transit this country?


Yes


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempt from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempt from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Croatia, the following rules apply:

Passengers can transit without restrictions but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry, which will be checked by the border police. If they do not leave Croatia within 12 hours from the moment of entering the Republic of Croatia, the self-isolation measure is automatically imposed.

Travel is limited to the main highways and stops are limited. You can consult a map that shows the allowed highways (only in Croatian).

Passengers allowed entry to Croatia, as well as Croatian citizens transiting via Neum, will not be subject to any additional requirements and can freely travel to and from southern Croatia by car.

Passengers in transit do NOT need to fill out the form ENTERCROATIA.

General measures


Croatia travel information and general measures

Safe Stay in Croatia


Use of facemasks

Face masks are required in all public indoor spaces. Wearing face masks is also recommended outdoors when it is not possible to keep a safe social distance.

Physical Distancing

Outdoors, 1.5 metres social distancing must be respected. Indoors, the minimum distance should be 2 metres.

Indoor and outdoor meetings, public or private gatherings and events


The following limits are currently in place:

  • Public events: public events, gatherings and ceremonies of all kinds must be ended by midnight at the latest, unless it is a public event or gathering attended only by persons with a EUDCC certificate, and the local civil protection unit gave its consent. Conferences and congresses attended by up to 100 people may be held, in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological restrictions.
  • Sports competitions can be organised in the presence of more than 100 spectators, if all spectators (including technical and organising staff) present at the competition hold a EUDCC.
  • Funerals: condolences to the bereaved should not be expressed through close contact.
  • Wedding ceremonies are allowed with a maximum of 30 people. It is exceptionally allowed to hold wedding ceremonies with more than 30 people, in compliance with all prescribed epidemiological measures.

Information on Tourism at National level


National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM


CROATIA.HR
SAFESTAYINCROATIA.HR (safety measures for various tourist services)


Useful Info for tourists


Border crossing procedures: UZG COVID
COVID-19 testing locations
Enter Croatia (on-line form for faster tourist entry to Croatia)

Are you a digital nomad, interested in applying for residency/work in Croatia?
If you are looking for a place to set up shop away from home, make Croatia your new office.

Find out more:
request for temporary stay
Croatia – your new office.

EU Digital COVID Certificates


This country is already connected to the Gateway and is issuing and/or verifying at least one EU Digital COVID Certificate (Vaccination, Recovery, Test)


Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Croatia

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate Regulation entered into force on 01 July 2021. EU citizens and residents will now be able to have their Digital COVID Certificates issued and verified across the EU. National authorities are in charge of issuing the certificate. 

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from Covid-19, or test result. Despite the European Digital COVID Certificate, each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what is required to enter upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your destination. 


Find out more: 

Information on the "EU Digital COVID Certificate" 

Press Release 

Questions & Answers 

Factsheet 


Further information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HRV/7001

__________________________________________________________________________

17.06.2021


What are the rules to enter this country from an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Entering this country with the EU Digital COVID certificate



Information on EU Digital COVID Certificates are available at eudigitalnacovidpotvrda.hr

Validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Individuals vaccinated with both doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca). Their certificate will be valid for 210 days from the day of the second dose vaccination.

People who have been vaccinated with a single-dose vaccine (Janssen) can request a EU digital COVID certificate on the 22nd day after receiving the vaccine dose. Their certificate will be valid for 210 days from the day of vaccination.

Individuals vaccinated with the first dose of the two-dose vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna) may request confirmation on day 22 of the first dose of the vaccine. The certificate will be valid for 42 days from the date of receipt of the vaccine.

People vaccinated with the first dose of two doses (AstraZeneca) can request a EU digital COVID certificate on the 22nd day after receiving the first dose of the vaccine. The certificate will be valid for 84 days from the date of receipt of the vaccine.

A person who has recovered from COVID-19 may obtain a certificate after the 11th day from the date of the first positive PCR test date (validity: 180 days).

Negative PCR test (validity: 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (validity: 48 hours).


Entering this country without the EU Digital COVID certificate or with a certificate not compliant with national requirements



Croatia applies the commonly agreed EU approach to travel restrictions from EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries.


Travel from countries or regions classified as "green"

Travellers - regardless of their citizenship - arriving from areas classified as "green" can enter Croatia without being subject to any isolation or test requirement.

For these travellers, testing and quarantine are not required also in case of transit through high-risk countries or regions.


Travel from countries or regions NOT classified as "green"

Travellers aged above 12, regardless of their citizenship, arriving from areas NOT classified as "green", can enter Croatia without being subject to isolation or test requirement in the following cases:

  • Vaccination
    • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU, provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the second dose or from the time they received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
    • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine (entry allowed between 22 and 42 days from the jab), or the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine (entry allowed between 22 and 84 days from the jab).
  • Positive PCR or rapid antigen test older than 11 days performed in the previous 180 days, or recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months + 1 dose of vaccine
    • Positive result to a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen test) confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician.
  • Negative COVID-19 test
    • A negative PCR test or rapid antigen test (RAT), where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognised by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test was taken abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor.
      If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point.

In lack of a valid COVID-19 test, travellers will have to immediately perform, upon arrival in Croatia, a PCR or rapid antigen test at their own expenses, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

Some categories of people are exempt from previously mentioned requirements.


Provisions for people applying for residency/work in Croatia

Persons who, following their application for residence / work in Croatia (including digital nomads), have received a positive decision of the competent authority, are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering Croatia to prove the reasons for their exemption to COVID-19 testing or isolation. During their stay in Croatia, they are obliged to follow the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Find out more:
Request for temporary stay
Croatia – your new office


Mandatory Travel Documentation

For a faster border crossing, it is recommended to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA prior to departure.


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
koronavirus.hr
Latest ECDC Map


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




In order to be allowed to enter Croatia, third country nationals are required to have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, campsite, rented vessel or other form of tourist accommodation, or they must be owners of houses or vessels in Croatia.

All travellers aged above 12 arriving from third countries, including citizens of EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents or entitled to reside under other EU directives or national laws, can enter Croatia without being subject to any isolation or testing requirement in the following cases:

  • Vaccination
    • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU, provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the second dose or from the time they received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
    • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine (entry allowed between 22 and 42 days from the jab), or the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine (entry allowed between 22 and 84 days from the jab).
  • Positive PCR or rapid antigen test older than 11 days performed in the previous 180 days, or recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months + 1 dose of vaccine
    • Positive result to a COVID-19 test (PCR or rapid antigen test) confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician.
  • Negative COVID-19 test
    • A negative PCR test or rapid antigen test (RAT), where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognised by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test was taken abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor.
      If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point.

Children under 12 years of age traveling accompanied by a parent / guardian 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, i.e. if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.

In lack of a valid COVID-19 test, travellers will have to immediately perform, upon arrival in Croatia, a PCR or rapid antigen test at their own expenses, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a 10-day quarantine is imposed.

Some categories of people are exempt from previously mentioned requirements.


Provisions for people applying for residency/work in Croatia

Persons who, following their application for residence / work in Croatia (including digital nomads), have received a positive decision of the competent authority, are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering Croatia to prove the reasons for their exemption to COVID-19 testing or isolation. During their stay in Croatia, they are obliged to follow the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Find out more:
Request for temporary stay
Croatia – your new office


May I transit this country?


YES


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempt from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempt from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Croatia, the following rules apply:

Passengers can transit without restrictions but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry, which will be checked by the border police. Travel is limited to the main highways and stops are limited. You can consult a map that shows the allowed highways (only in Croatian).

Passengers allowed entry to Croatia, as well as Croatian citizens transiting via Neum will not be subject to any additional requirements and can freely travel to and from southern Croatia by car.

Passengers in transit do NOT need to fill out the form ENTERCROATIA.


General measures



Croatia travel information and general measures

Safe Stay in Croatia


Use of facemasks


Face masks are required in all public indoor spaces. Wearing face masks is also recommended outdoors when it is not possible to keep a safe social distance.

Physical Distancing


Outdoors, 1.5 metres social distancing must be respected. Indoors, the minimum distance should be 2 metres.


Information on Tourism at National level



National website with coronavirus-related information for TOURISM



CROATIA.HR
SAFESTAYINCROATIA.HR (safety measures for various tourist services)


Useful Info for tourists



Border crossing procedures: UZG COVID
COVID-19 testing locations
Enter Croatia (on-line form for faster tourist entry to Croatia)

Are you a digital nomad, interested in applying for residency/work in Croatia?
If you are looking for a place to set up shop away from home, make Croatia your new office.

Find out more:
request for temporary stay
Croatia – your new office.


EU Digital COVID Certificates


THIS COUNTRY IS ALREADY CONNECTED TO THE GATEWAY AND IS ISSUING AND/OR VERIFYING AT LEAST ONE EU DIGITAL COVID CERTIFICATE (VACCINATION, RECOVERY, TEST)



Information on "EU Digital COVID Certificates" issued in Croatia

_________


The EU Digital COVID Certificate (available as of 1 July 2021) provides proof that a person has either:

  • been vaccinated against COVID-19 (vaccine type and manufacturer, number of doses, date of vaccination);
  • received a negative test result, PCR or rapid antigen, with the name of the test, date and time of test, test centre and result (self-tests are not valid);
  • recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR test result valid for 180 days).

When travelling, holders of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will have the same rights as citizens of the visited Member State who have been vaccinated, tested or recovered.

The certificate provides a standardised recognition of the holder's status related to vaccination, recovery from COVID or test result. Each country continues to be responsible for the definition of its own entry requirements and rules, which are not standardised at the EU level. This means that what you will be eligible for, upon presentation of this certificate, depends on the measures and entry rules in place at your country of destination.


How does it work:

  1. Member States issue a certificate automatically or upon request, which is issued either digitally or on paper, and has a QR code with an electronic signature;
  2. Citizens store the certificate in their digital app or wallet and can use it when they travel;
  3. When the verifier asks the citizen for the certificate, the QR code is shown and the digital signature is verified.


Find out more:
Information on the EU Digital COVID Certificate

Press Release
Questions & Answers
Factsheet


                                                                                        

04.05.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?

PARTIALLY

Croatia applies the commonly agreed EU "Traffic Lights" approach to travel restrictions from/to the EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries.

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries and regions that are currently classified as "green" will be allowed entry in Croatia with no restrictions.

It is required that travellers show no signs of COVID-19 disease and that they have not been in close contact with an infected person.


Is a coronavirus test required? 

All travellers aged above 7 who, regardless of their citizenship, arrive from countries or regions that are NOT classified as "green", are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 listed on the list of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission.

The tests must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival. In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay in Croatia that is longer than 10 days, a second test must be conducted within 10 days of the last test.

Persons who can present a vaccination certificate proving the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine was received more than 14 days ago or, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose received more than 14 days ago, are exempt from testing and isolation requirements.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 within the past 180 days are exempt from the obligation to provide a negative test result and to self-isolate. In order to prove their recovery, passengers need to have a positive PCR or antigen test result, or a positive neutralisation test (NT) result obtained within the last 180 days and older than 11 days, or a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor.

Some categories of people are exempt.


Is a quarantine required?

All travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, arrive from countries or regions that are NOT classified as "green", and do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR or rapid antigen test, must remain in quarantine until they receive the result of a PCR or rapid antigen test taken in Croatia.

Travellers arriving from a country or region classified as "green", who transit through high-risk countries or regions without any delay, will not be required to show a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor stay in quarantine, as long as they can prove this travelling through.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are advised to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA.


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
Koronavirus.hr
Ministry of the Interior


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




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.

Certain categories of travellers from other third-countries are exempt and can also enter Croatia, provided they meet the conditions (e.g. health workers, frontier workers, transport sector workers, diplomats, etc.) 


May I transit this country?

YES


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempt from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempt from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Croatia, the following rules apply:

Passengers can transit without restrictions but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry, which will be checked by the border police. Travel is limited to the main highways and stops are limited. You can consult a map that shows the allowed highways (only in Croatian).

Passengers allowed entry to Croatia, as well as Croatian citizens transiting via Neum will not be subject to any additional requirements and can freely travel to and from southern Croatia by car.


General measures



Croatia travel information and general measures


Use of facemasks


Face masks are required in all public indoor spaces. Wearing face masks is also recommended outdoors when it not possible to keep a safe social distance.

Physical Distancing


Outdoors, 1.5 metre social distancing must be respected, indoors the distance should be 2 metres.

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HRV/7001

                                                                                        

31.03.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


PARTIALLY


Croatia applies the commonly agreed EU "Traffic Lights" approach to travel restrictions from/to the EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries.

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries and regions that are currently classified as "green" will be allowed entry in Croatia with no restrictions.

It is required that travellers show no signs of COVID-19 disease and that they have not been in close contact with an infected person.


Is a coronavirus test required? 

All travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, arrive from countries or regions that are NOT classified as "green", are subject to the requirement for a pre-departure negative PCR test.

The test must be taken within 48 hours prior to arrival.

Some categories of people are exempt.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 within the past three months are exempt from the obligation to provide a negative PCR test result and to self-isolate. In order to prove their recovery, passengers need to have a positive PCR test result or antigen test result, or a positive neutralisation test (NT) result obtained within the last three months and older than 14 days, or a certificate of recovery issued by a doctor.


Is a quarantine required? 

All travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, arrive from countries or regions that are NOT classified as "green", and do not provide a pre-departure negative PCR test, must remain in quarantine until they receive the result of a PCR test taken in Croatia.

Travellers arriving from a country or region classified as "green", who transit through high-risk countries or regions without any delay, will not be required to show a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor stay in quarantine, as long as they can prove this travelling through.


Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are advised to fill out the form at ENTERCROATIA


Find out more:
Conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia
Koronavirus.hr
Ministry of the Interior


Contact Point
Individual requests for border-crossing can be communicated in advance via e-mail to uzg.covid@mup.hr and will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe.


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?




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.  

Ministry of the Interior travel restrictions


May I transit this country?


YES


As a general rule, passengers in transit in the EU+ area are exempt from temporary travel restrictions.

EU citizens entering the EU from a third country, as well as their family members, irrespective of their nationality, are exempt from the travel restrictions regardless of whether or not they are returning to their country of nationality or residence.

Passengers travelling from a non-EU country to another non-EU country may transit through the international transit area of airports located in the Schengen area. Rules regarding airport transit visa requirements continue to apply.

Additionally, for Croatia, the following rules apply:

Passengers can transit without restrictions but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry, which will be checked by the border police. Travel is limited to the main highways and stops are limited. You can consult a map that shows the allowed highways (only in Croatian).

Passengers allowed entry to Croatia, as well as Croatian citizens transiting via Neum will not be subject to any additional requirements and can freely travel to and from southern Croatia by car.


General measures


Croatia travel information and general measures

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks


Face masks are required in all public indoor spaces. Wearing face masks is also recommended outdoors when it not possible to keep a safe social distance.

Physical Distancing


Outdoors, 1.5 metre social distancing must be respected, indoors the distance should be 2 metres.


Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HRV/7001

                                                                                        


22.01.2021

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


PARTIALLY


Croatia applies the commonly agreed EU 'traffic lights' approach to travel restrictions from/to EU Member States and Schengen Associated Countries.

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries and regions that are currently classified as "green", will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease. However, it is required that travellers show no signs of COVID-19 disease and that they have not been in close contact with an infected person.

All other travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries and regions, which are currently not on the green list, must present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to the time of arrival at the border crossing point). Alternatively, travellers have the PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 done immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expenses), with the obligation to stay in quarantine until they receive a negative test result. This also applies to EU/EEA citizens and their family members, that travel to the Republic of Croatia from a third country.

Some categories of persons are exempt from the PCR test obligation.

Travellers arriving from a country or region classified as "green", who transit through high-risk countries or regions without any delay, will not be required to show a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor stay in quarantine, as long as they can prove this travelling through.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

All travellers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website. Individual requests for border-crossing and requirements can be communicated in advance via e-mail to uzg.covid@mup.hr and will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe.


What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?


Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming from Australia, Japan, 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.  


May I transit this country?


PARTIALLY


Passengers can transit without restrictions but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry, which will be checked by the border police. Travel is limited to the main highways and stops are limited. You can consult a map that shows the allowed highways (only in Croatian).

Passengers allowed entry to Croatia, as well as Croatian citizens transiting via Neum will not be subject to any additional requirements and can freely travel to and from southern Croatia by car.


General measures



Croatia travel information and general measures

Health cover for temporary stays


Use of facemasks


Face masks are required in all public indoor spaces. Wearing face masks is also recommended outdoors when it not possible to keep a safe social distance.

Physical Distancing


Outdoors, 1.5 metre social distancing must be respected, indoors the distance should be 2 metres.

More info:
Ministry of the Interior

                                                                                        


14.12.2020

From an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country, may I enter this country without being subject to extraordinary restrictions?


Croatia is implementing the new EU 'traffic lights' approach to travel, available on the map displayed in background, which applies to countries in the EU / EEA (+ UK).

Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from EU Member States or Schengen Associated countries and regions that are currently classified as "green", will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease. However, it is required that travellers show no signs of COVID-19 disease, and that they have not been in close contact with an infected person.

All other travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU Member States and Schengen Associated countries and regions, which are currently not on the green list, must present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point). Alternatively, travellers have the PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 done immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation of staying in quarantine until they receive a negative test result. 

Some categories of persons are exempt from the PCR test obligation.

Travellers arriving from a country or region classified as "green", who transit through high-risk countries or regions without any delay, will not be required to show a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor stay in quarantine, as long as they can prove this travelling through.

Exceptionally, a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours will not be obligatory at the border crossing point for healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly, frontier workers, workers in the transport sector, 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, passengers in transit and persons travelling for schooling purposes.

More info: Ministry of the Interior

Mandatory Travel Documentation 

All travellers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website. Individual requests for border-crossing and requirements can be communicated in advance via e-mail to uzg.covid@mup.hr and will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe.

Documents you need to travel in Europe

What are the rules to enter this country from outside an EU Member State or Schengen Associated country?



Travellers (regardless of their citizenship) coming from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, 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 a prerequisite that travellers have not been in close contact with an infected person, and show no signs of disease.

At the border crossing point, travellers who transited to the border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia through other countries or regions without delay, that can prove that they did not stay in these areas longer than strictly neccesary, will not be required to have a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2, nor stay in quarantine.

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 (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 thet receive a negative test result.  

Ministry of the Interior travel restrictons

Transit


Passengers can transit without restrictions, but have the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry.


                                                                                        

02.10.2020

Entry Restrictions

Citizens of EU+ countries, as well as their family members, are allowed to enter Croatia without restrictions.

EU+ comprises EU Member States plus Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino.

EU+ nationals as well as their family members (regardless of their residence), third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC, and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law, or who hold national long-term visas, can enter the country under the same conditions as before the COVID-19 outbreak.

Third country nationals are still subject to restrictions: they can enter Croatia for business or tourism reasons only.

Travelling from Croatia or returning to Croatia

Croatian citizens are allowed to return to the Republic of Croatia without any additional requirements or special measures.

Mandatory Travel Documentation

Before entering the country, all travellers must complete the EnterCroatia form

Transit

In general, all passengers may travel through Croatia provided that they enter or transit through a neighbouring country. During transit, the shortest traffic routes should be used without undue delay. It is necessary to leave Croatia as soon as possible and no longer than 12 hours from the time of entry. After approving entry, the border police will check whether transit travellers have left Croatian territory within 12 hours. As a rule, the transit through Croatia can only serve to enable entry into a neighbouring country.

Third-country nationals coming from outside the EU and Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein

If foreigners who do not hold the citizenship of an EU/EEA Member State nor have regulated stay in those countries, want to enter Croatia for tourism, it is necessary to present a confirmation of paid accommodation (lease contract or lump sum payment of hotel/camp, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, etc.). These persons are not subject to a 14 day quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point). If third-country nationals have a test older than 48 hours when entering Croatia, they will be allowed to enter Croatia, however, they will be obligated to self-isolate and re-test themselves in Croatia at their own expense. Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure.

In addition, all travellers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website. Individual requests for border-crossing and requirements can be communicated in advance via e-mail to uzg.covid@mup.hr and will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe.

Recommendations and instructions for crossing the state border

Latest information on lifting travel restrictions on Croatian borders

                                                                                        

28.08.2020

Travelling to Croatia
Travelling from EU countries is allowed without restrictions.


Travelling from Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein, as well as Andorra, Monaco, Vatican City State and the Republic of San Marino, is allowed without restrictions.

Travelling from Croatia or returning to Croatia
Croatian citizens are allowed to return to the Republic of Croatia without any additional requirements or special measures.

Rules and Exceptions
All EU/EEA nationals, as well as their family members (regardless of their residence), third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC, and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law, or who hold national long-term visas, can enter the country under the same conditions as before the COVID-19 outbreak. This also applies to nationals of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and the Holy See.

All travellers are required to fill out the form available at the EnterCroatia web-page.

Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter for business or tourism related reasons only.

If foreigners who do not hold the citizenship of an EU/EEA Member State nor have regulated stay in those countries, want to enter Croatia for tourism, it is necessary to present a confirmation of paid accommodation (lease contract or lump sum payment of hotel/camp, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, etc.). These persons are not subject to a 14 day quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point). If third-country nationals have a test older than 48 hours when entering Croatia, they will be allowed to enter Croatia, however, they will be obligated to self-isolate and re-test themselves in Croatia at their own expense. Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure.

In addition, all travellers are advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA website. Individual requests for border-crossing and requirements can be communicated in advance via e-mail to uzg.covid@mup.hr and will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe.

Mandatory Travel Documentation
Before entering the country, all travellers must complete the EnterCroatia form.

Links to relevant national sources
Recommendations and instructions for crossing the border
Lifting travel restrictions on Croatian borders

Driving abroad

Source: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/HRV


Compulsory quarantine or self-isolation for travellers arriving from specific countries

Required 14-day quarantine or self-imposed isolation, list of countries and exemptions available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

End date: not available

Further information: http://www.mvep.hr/en/info-servis/press-releases/coronavirus-control-str...

Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times

Croatia has notified a temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times for the drivers of vehicles engaged in goods transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It will apply to those drivers involved in domestic and international freight transport of carriage of products consisting of life and health, such as the distribution of food and related industries, including the distribution of fuels, the transport of raw materials, food for life and animal life, the transport of medicines and medical equipment, the distribution of equipment to hospitals and other public institutions.

Start date: 18.03.2020

End date: 16.04.2020





Remarks from the International Road Transport Union

30.06.2020

As of 7 May, the requirement for international goods drivers to quarantine upon arrival does not apply anymore.

As of 11 May, citizens from Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany and Poland, can enter Croatia without restrictions and without having to prove the reasons for their travel. Citizens from other EU countries can enter Croatia, provided they are able to prove the reason for their travel. More information can be found here.

As of 16 May, Goods drivers transiting through Croatia must only use the motorways. In case the driver crosses the border on secondary roads, he must take the shortest route to the motorway to successfully conclude his transit through the country. Stopping at rest areas is allowed with the obligation of observing physical distancing, both indoor and outdoor.

As of 10 June, maritime border crossing points have been reopened.

On 24 June, the Croatian government announced new measures to contain the spread of the virus. As of 00:00 of 25 July, masks are compulsory on public transport (both for passengers and drivers); passengers not complying with the provision will not be allowed to take the public transport. More information on rules applying to public transport operations can be found here and here.

The government has also set out a special regime for some people entering Croatia: individuals coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia, have to self-isolate for 14 days upon entering the country. The measure does not apply to passengers transiting through Croatia. People transiting through Croatia, to reach a neighbouring country, must check the Ministry of Interior website to learn whether they are eligible to enter Croatia. Once travelling, people must have evidence of their status and eligibility to enter that country before Croatia can permit their entry for transit.

Non-EU/EEA nationals are banned from entering Croatia until 30 June. Transport workers are exempt from this provision.

Source: Croatian government

                                                                                        

20.04.2020

On 18 April, the Croatian Government took the decision to abolish the convoy method for transit operations in Croatia.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia

                                                                                        

31.03.2020

Commercial road transport

According to the latest exchange (25 and 26 March) with the Croatian authorities, the current situation is the following:

·       There are no limitations to transit at the border crossings when using green lanes, as defined by the European Commission communication(see Annex 1 and the green lanes map). Green lanes are open for both transit (in convoys of 50 trucks) and the unloading of trucks in Croatia;

·       With regards to the paper documents, Croatia is following the European Commission communication on the implementation of green lanes in order to demonstrate their flexibility;

·       Convoys are formed on the Slovenian border crossings with Austria and Italy. For goods in transit, they continue driving in convoy across the Croatian border but still within the country, up until the border of the next destination country. 

·       There is no convoy for goods delivered inside Croatia.

The contact point for the relevant Croatian authority is uprava.infrastruktura@mmpi.hr.


Temporary and limited relaxation of the enforcement of driving and rest times

Croatia has reported a temporary and limited relaxation in the enforcement rules regarding driving and rest times for drivers of vehicles engaged in goods transport. This relaxation is granted pursuant to Article 14(2) of Regulation (EC) No 561/2006. It applies to those drivers involved in the domestic and international freight transport of essential items, in particular those related to the distribution of food, animal feed, fuel, the transport of raw materials, medicines and medical equipment, the distribution of equipment to hospitals and other public institutions.

Start date: 18.03.2020

End date: 16.04.2020

Source: European Commission website at https://ec.europa.eu/transport/coronavirus-response_en& https://ec.europa.eu/transport/sites/transport/files/temporary-relaxation-drivers-covid.pdf.

 

General information for travellers

There is a compulsory 14-day quarantine or self-isolation measure in place for travellers arriving from specific countries(list available here; Italian citizens included).

The following are exempt from the implementation of this measure:

·       Healthcare professionals, healthcare researchers and collaborators, experts in care for the elderly, and persons requiring urgent medical treatment;

·       Cross-border workers;

·       Goods carriers and other transport personnel, to the extent necessary;

·       Diplomats, police officers while carrying out their duties, civil defence services and teams, international organisation staff and international military personnel while carrying out their duties;

·       Passengers in transit.

The above mentioned exempt persons will be subject to the instructions and measures adopted by the CIPH.

End date: not available

Further information: http://www.mvep.hr/en/info-servis/press-releases/coronavirus-control-str...See also https://www.koronavirus.hr/.


Source: Croatian Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

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