Information regarding entry to Croatia

Information regarding the entry into the Republic of Croatia

Restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19

In preparation for the tourist season, Croatia takes systematic care of all segments in order to meet all safety and health conditions, and at the same time make it easier for tourists to come to Croatia as a desirable tourist destination. Requirements may vary slightly depending on the country you come from, but generally, Croatia has given green light for tourist purposes.

Ministry of Inerior Republic of Croatia - Your Europe

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TRAVEL UPDATE

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

*Passengers who come directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, or countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and are located on the so-called. green list of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of COVID-19 if they do not show signs of disease and have not been in close contact with the infected person.

*All other passengers who come to the Republic of Croatia from EU / EEA member states / regions, and which are currently not on the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, must present one of the following documents:

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

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 upon entering the Republic of Croatia must present one of the following documents:

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

Third-country nationals

Persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other forms of tourist accommodation, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed upon presentation;

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

General note

If the passenger’s validity of the PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 of 48 hours expired during the border control at the entrance to the Republic of Croatia or they do not have the PCR test 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.

If the passenger is allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia based on a rapid antigen test and they stay in the Republic of Croatia longer than 10 days, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test.
Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six (6) months are exempt from the obligatory testing and self-isolation.

Children under seven 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.
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.

Looking forward to welcoming our guests to Croatia!

Source: Ministry of Interior - Republic of Croatia