COVID-19 INFORMATION: 

Effective from December 30th 2021 until January 31st 2022 entry to the Republic of Croatia will be allowed to all passengers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries with following:
1. Valid EU Digital COVID Certificate (www.eudigitalnacovidpotvrda.hr);
2. Or a negative PCR test result on COVID-19 not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) result on COVID-19 not older than 48 hours
 (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point);
Important notes regarding rapid antigen tests (RAT):
> rapid antigen test (RAT) on COVID-19 must be listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission;
> if the RAT test result 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;
> otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia;

3. Or a certificate that passenger have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 365 days, or vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use (Serum Institute of India - Covishield, Bharat Biotech - Covaxin, Sinovac - CoronaVac) not older than 365 days, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) not older than 365 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose;
4. Or a certificate showing that passenger 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;
5. Or a certificate showing that passenger have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within 8 months from contracting the COVID-19 infection, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 12 months from their arrival at the border crossing point;
6. Or a positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test (RAT) result, confirming that the passenger recovered from the COVID-19 infection, which was performed in the previous 365 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a medical certificate of recovery;
7. Or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing (RAT) on COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the negative test result is obtained. In case that passenger cannot get tested, a measure of self-isolation is mandatory for a period of ten (10) days.

Third-country nationals
Third-country nationals not covered by the abovementioned points 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, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;
6. persons travelling for schooling purposes;
7. seafarers who intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours;
8. persons who travel for tourist reasons and have proof of accommodation booking or reservation or confirmation of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private accommodation or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia;
9. persons travelling for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest (if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia longer than 12 hours);
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.

> Persons / passengers referred to in items 7, 8, 9 and 10 will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with:
1. A negative PCR test result on COVID-19 not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) result on COVID-19 not older than 48 hours (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point);
Important notes regarding rapid antigen tests (RAT):
> rapid antigen test (RAT) on COVID-19 must be listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission;
> if the RAT test result 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;
> otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia;

2. Or a certificate not older than 365 days of receipt of two doses of vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) or vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use (Serum Institute of India - Covishield, Bharat Biotech - Covaxin, Sinovac - CoronaVac) or presentation of a certificate not older than 365 days of receipt one dose of vaccine received in one dose (Janssen/Johnson & Johnson) if 14 days have passed since receiving that one dose;
3. Or a certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine used in EU Member States
(Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 356 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
4. Or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) result, confirming that the passenger recovered from the COVID-19 infection, which was performed in the previous 365 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;
5. Or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing (RAT) on COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the negative test result is obtained. In case that passenger cannot get tested, a measure of self-isolation is mandatory for a period of ten (10) days.

Application for Croatian visa
Suspension of receipt of the visa application DOES NOT apply to the following categories of persons:
Persons who travel for tourist reasons and have proof of accommodation booking or reservation or confirmation of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private accommodation or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia.
Until further notice, all communications related to obtaining the necessary information regarding the Croatian visa requirements shall be made via e-mail vize@mvep.hr.
Until further notice, the delivery and storage of guarantee letters is possible only by mail (address: Služba za vize, Petretićev trg 2, 10000 Zagreb). 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Traveling with children under twelve (12) years of age
Children under twelve (12) 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 test (RAT) result or if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.


All foreign citizens can check whether they qualify for an exemption from application of this requirements via an online form: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210 or via e-mail: uzg.covid@mup.hr and their request will be resolved as soon as possible. 


More information:

 

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for all foreign citizens
In order for you to cross the Croatian border more simply and safely, a short online form has been created and all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling out the form on the following site:

> The online form includes all data normally requested in the process of crossing the border and with the simple presentation of a passport or identity document to a police officer at the border, the number or code from the identity card or passport is automatically linked to all pre-entered data. In this way, the time to complete the entire procedure of data entry at the border for each individual person in any given vehicle is reduced to a minimum and traffic flow is increased. In the reply, you will also receive basic epidemiological recommendations.
> The online form also has the option of uploading a medical certificate that a person has recovered COVID-19 / vaccination / negative test on COVID-19 into the system upon registration. Allowed certificate formats are as follows: png, jpg, pdf and heic (up to 5MB).

 

LIST OF LOCATIONS ACROSS KVARNER REGION WHERE TESTS ON COVID-19 ARE PERFORMED:
Additional information please find H E R E

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
in the Kvarner Region, many hotels and campsites are offering to their guests option of testing for COVID-19 in their own facilities.

 

LIST OF LOCATIONS ACROSS CROATIA WHERE TESTS ON COVID-19 ARE PERFORMED: 


 PROTECTION HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES IN FORCE IN THE KVARNER REGION:
(in force until January 31st 2022)

Are hotels, campsites, hostels, private accommodation and marinas open? 
Yes 
Are hospitality facilities/services open? 
Yes,
guests are required to wear a protective face mask when indoor, except while sitting at the table and consuming food, drink or beverages.
Are events and public gatherings allowed? 
Yes,
a maximum of 25 attendees are allowed when indoors and a maximum of 50 attendees are allowed when outdoors.
Unless it is an event or public gathering attended only by persons with EU Digital COVID Certificate - in that case a maximum of 100 attendees are allowed to participate indoors and a maximum of 200 attendees outdoors.
All events and public gatherings can last only until midnight.
Are beaches, National parks, Nature parks and other outdoor facilities open?  Yes 
Are gyms, fitness centres and other indoor sport and recreational facilities open? 
Yes,
but in strict compliance with current epidemiological measures.
Are stores open? 
Yes,
but wearing a protective face mask is mandatory.
 Are museums, galleries and other exhibition spaces open?
Yes,
but wearing a protective face mask is mandatory.
Are professional art performances and programmes organized?
Yes,
but EU Digital COVID Certificate and wearing a protective face mask are mandatory.
Are cinema screenings organized? 
Yes,
but wearing a protective face mask is mandatory.
Are casinos open?
Yes
Is domestic public and passenger transportation operating without restrictions?  Yes,
passengers and the driver are required to wear a protective face mask. 
 Mandatory use of protective face masks Yes,
wearing a protective face mask is mandatory when a distance of at least 2 meters indoors and 1.5 meters outdoors is not possible to maintain.
Protective face masks are also required:
- at indoor events and public gatherings when there is more than 25 attendees;
- at outdoor fairs and other forms of economic events or events where products are sold, exhibited or displayed;
- at conferences and congresses;
- at indoor sports competitions;
- at indoor religious ceremonies and gatherings;
- in shops, hospitality and catering facilities/services (both guests and employees);
- in companies, establishments and institutions which are working with clients and / or visitors (clients, visitors and employees).

 More information:
https://croatia.hr/en-GB/coronavirus-2019-ncov-q-and-a

 

EU digital COVID Certificate

EU Digital COVID Certificate is necessary for:
1. all events or public gatherings with more than 25 attendees when held indoors or with more than 50 attendees when held outdoors
2. professional art performances and programmes and amateur cultural and art performances, programmes and events
3. indoor fairs and other forms of economic events or events where products are sold, exhibited or displayed
4. all conferences and congresses
5. sports competitions


Issuance of EU digital COVID Certificates for foreign EU citizens:
If they do not have an EU digital COVID Certificate issued by their country (one of the EU / EEA Member states), all foreign EU citizens (including guests staying in the Republic of Croatia) can be tested for COVID-19 in the Republic of Croatia. After receiving a negative test result, foreign EU citizens can request the issuance of an EU digital COVID Certificate in certain institutions that perform tests on COVID-19.
The list of institutions please find HERE.

Third-country nationals:
Third-country nationals may participate in the above mentioned types of events and public gatherings, but are obligated to present one of the following certificates issued by their home country:
1. a vaccination certificate;
2. a certificate of recovery from COVID-19;
3. or a negative test result on COVID-19 - before attending an event or public gathering it is necessary to perform a test on COVID-19 (PCR or RAT). 

 

More information for all travelers traveling from Croatia to other countries:
https://reopen.europa.eu

IMPORTANT: Before your departure and arrival to Croatia, please inform yourself regarding possible restrictions and requirements on return to your home country (for example measure of self-isolation and etc).

  

Safe Stay in Croatia

When booking or entering a facility or tourist destination please look for the Safe stay in Croatia label to ensure that the prescribed epidemiological measures and health safety recommendations have been taken at the location.

 

Additional health and safety measures:

• During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
• During the necessary exit from accommodation it is mandatory to use a protective or surgical face mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
• Obligation to wear protective and surgical face masks in all enclosed/indoor spaces.
• Strict measure of physical distance, avoiding close contact at a distance of at least 2 meters indoors and 1.5 meters outdoors.
• Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
• Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
• Gatherings should be consistently avoided
• During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 2 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
• Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
• Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
• In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
(http://www.kvarner.hr/en/tourism/plan_a_trip/Useful_information/Tourist_Medical_Services_and_Pharmacies or https://www.koronavirus.hr/important-phone-numbers/152).
• In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

 

Overall safety and hygiene measures, as well as social distancing are to be respected as required: The latest Covid-19 information and accompanying measures may be found here: https://www.koronavirus.hr/en.

For transit visitors, regardless of nationality, they will also receive special instructions regarding the transit route and requirements upon entering Croatia.

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:
Before your departure and arrival to Croatia, please inform yourself regarding possible restrictions and requirements on return to your home country (for example measure of self-isolation and etc).

In case you identify any symptoms that are similar to the mild flu-like symptoms, such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain and fatigue, or you had a close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus infection, immediately call the doctor: 
Describe your symptoms and follow their advice. We suggest calling by phone before going to the doctor's office.

 

Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Emergency service: +385 112

Call center for all COVID-19 questions: +385 113

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PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

A valid passport or some other identity document is required while staying in Croatia. Visitors are allowed to stay in the country for a period of three months.
At the request of a police officer, you are obligated to present a document that proves your identity. The loss of passport or another personal document must be reported to the nearest police station. The police will then issue an official report on the loss of the document.

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

If driving a vehicle, you are required to have a valid driver’s licence, vehicle registration certificate and green card (if you are a foreigner). All passengers in the vehicle must wear a seat belt. Drivers are forbidden to use mobile devices while driving (except for hand-free devices). Driving under the influence of alcohol (0.5 g/kg) and/or narcotics is also forbidden. Please obey the maximum speed limits and directions of police officers directing the traffic.
If you have a car accident, call the police by dialling 192. If necessary, call the emergency service by dialling 112. Do not leave the scene of the accident until the police arrive.
If the car accident involves material damage only, just call the police. You can also take a photo of the position of the vehicle, move it off the road, and wait until the police arrive. In the meantime, fill in the European Accident Statement.

PROTECTING YOURSELF AND YOUR POSSESSIONS

Crime rates in Croatia are lower than in other European countries. However, let us remind you of several universal safety measures which could help protect you from becoming a crime victim:

- Make sure that you lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in sight (handbags, wallets, mobile phones, etc.).
- Do not leave your baggage unattended and do not keep all your personal documents and money in one place and/or unattended.
- While spending time on the beach, do not leave your personal items (cameras, vehicle keys, money, etc.) unattended.
- Be careful when withdrawing money from an ATM, especially late at night. Do not carry your PIN with you. Do not exchange money in the street.
- Do not expose a wallet with large amounts of money in public, and be especially careful while paying at markets, shopping centres, restaurants, cafés, etc.
- Do not let anyone play a trick on you: there is no limit to the number of devices the imposters will use in order to deceive you. Do not be credulous.
- All narcotics are illegal in Croatia and the possession and use of the same is subject to the Misdemeanour Act and the Criminal Code.

If you experience an inconvenience of any kind or notice that something is missing, please contact the police by dialling 192. If you notice that a person who has committed a criminal offence is running away, try to remember as many details as you can, including the person’s distinctive physical features. In doing so, you will help us find that person. For the purpose of protecting evidence, do not touch anything and do not move around the crime scene.

IF YOU ARE A BOATER ...

Let us remind you that:
-  any person operating a yacht or a boat in international maritime traffic that enters the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia is obligated to take the shortest route to the nearest port with a border crossing for the purpose of border control;
- while driving a speedboat, the distance from the coast must be at least 300 metres.
Do not drive speedboats in areas where it is not permitted to do so.
Do not sail at a distance of less than:
- 300 m from the coast if driving sport and recreational boats and crafts,
- 50 m from the coast if driving small motor vessels and sailing boats.
You must keep the boat:
- 50 m from the buoy barrier of a recreational beach,
- 150 m from the shore of a wild beach.

We advise you to contact a licensed diving centre for information about scuba-diving and other underwater activities. To ensure your personal safety, we recommend that you go on your underwater diving adventure with an instructor or a buddy diver. For sailing safety advice and information, contact the relevant Port Captaincy.

IF YOU ARE A CAMPER ...

Please camp only in such places where camping is allowed. “Wild” camping is forbidden! It is forbidden to camp along the roads, on parking lots or hidden spots. It is forbidden to make fire in open areas and in the vicinity of forests. Please make sure that you put the cigarette butts and matches out, as they can start a fire if left burning.

FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC VISITOR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

The registered accommodation provider whose services you will be using (hotels, auto camps, marinas, private renters) is obligated to report your stay in the Republic of Croatia. For your comfort and for the purpose of being able to exercise of your rights, please check if you have been registered for the entire period of your stay, i.e. from the arrival until the departure date. If you arrange to be accommodated elsewhere or you own the place where you will be staying, you are required to register with the relevant tourist board in the place of your stay within 48 hours from entering the Republic of Croatia.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Emergency Call Centre 112: +385 112
Emergency Medical Services: +385 194
Road Assistance: +385 1987
Police: +385 192
Firefighters: +385 193
Croatian Mountain Rescue Services: +385 112
The National Maritime Rescue Coordination Center: +385 195
Kvarner Info „Vrata Jadrana“ (“Adriatic gGate” info point): +385 51 623 333, 628 888
Country code for Croatia and for Kvarner region: +385(0)51

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