Dear guests and travelers, Croatia and Kvarner Region welcomes you back. Our borders are open. 

Due to its excellent epidemiological situation despite the pandemic, Croatia has positioned itself as a safe and desirable tourist destination.
Croatia has been rather preserved by coronavirus with up to 20 times fewer infected people than in any other European country.
A large number of hotels, camps, private accommodation and other accommodation facilities have resumed operations in Croatia.
Restaurants and cafes have also been reopened, as well as beaches, parks and outdoor recreational facilities.
Domestic public and passanger transportation is operating without restrictions.
Croatia does not require: Covid testing or proof of a negative test to enter in country. With the exception of the third-country nationals outlined further below for which restrictions apply.

 

CroatiaCovid19.info - map of COVID-19 cases across Croatia

 

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for 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.
 
 
Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions.
Effective July 10th, additional requirements have been implemented on visitors arriving from third-countries.
 
Effective July 15th, Croatia has been placed on the list of countries where quarantine is mandatory upon return to Norway.
Effective July 27th, Croatia has been placed on the list of countries where quarantine is mandatory upon return to the Baltic countries.
All citizens traveling to Finland from Croatia must undergo 14 days of self-isolation.
All citizens traveling to Ireland from Croatia must undergo 14 days of self-isolation.
Effective August 13th, Italy introduces mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective August 17th, Austria introduces mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective August 21st Slovenia introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective August 22nd UK introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective August 29th Denmark introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective September 1st Slovakia introduces mandatory 10 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective September 1st Hungary introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective September 7th Switzerland introduces mandatory 10 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.

 

 

PCR tests on COVID-19 are performed:
RIJEKA - the Teaching Institute of Public Health of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (address: Krešimirova 52a) - http://zzjzpgz.hr (detailed instructions are available on croatian, english, italian and german language; on-line order form is available on croatian and english language); e-mail: narucivanje@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 554 803
> samples collecting are carried out from Monday to Saturday, from 08 a.m. to 2 p.m. (break from 11 a.m. till noon) - "drive in" area is located on the parking lot next to the Teaching Institute
> prior announcement and appointment is not required
> test results are ready within 48 hours and will be delivered via e-mail or can be picked up in person at the counter from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on working days, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays
> natural persons: before sample collection, it's necessary to submit a completed order form (available for download at http://zzjzpgz.hr or at the counter) and submit a payment at the counter on the ground floor of the Teaching Institute
> legal persons: completed order form/approval with necessary information (available for download at http://zzjzpgz.hr) must be sent via e-mail on narucivanje.poslovni@zzjzpgz.hr; sample collection will be organized by appointment
 
OPATIJA - branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: Stubište dr. Vande Ekl 1); e-mail: epidemiologija.opatija@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 718 067
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the prior announcement and appointment confirmation is needed
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person
 
CRIKVENICA - branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: Kotorska ulica bb); phone: +385 51 241 055
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. till noon.; the prior announcement and appointment confirmation is needed
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person
 
KRK - in front of the Tourist Medical Service (address: Vinogradska 2b); e-mail: epidemiologija.krk@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 221 955
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the prior announcement and appointment confirmation is needed
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person

CRES - branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: Turion 26); e-mail: epid.cres@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 572 218
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the prior announcement and appointment confirmation is needed
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person

MALI LOŠINJ - branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: Dominika Skopinića 4); e-mail: senka.stojanovic@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 233 574
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 07 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the prior announcement and appointment confirmation is needed
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person

RAB - branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: Palit 143a); e-mail: epidemiologija.rab@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 776 924
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. to 11 a.m.; the prior announcement and appointment confirmation is needed
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person

The price of the PCR test is 698,21 kn. The test result is ready within 24 hours.

The list of locations across Croatia where PCR tests on COVID-19 are performed: 

 

For other foreign nationals who intend to cross the state the border entry is restricted and a temporary ban on entry has been placed on all aside from the following exemptions exist for the following categories as outlined below via the Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:
  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area 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/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:
    2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
    2b) Cross-border workers
    2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
    2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organisations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
    2e) Transit passengers
    2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education (confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment includes: confirmation of accommodation booking of all accommodation service providers / all types of accommodation, camp lease contract, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, confirmation of berth reservation in a nautical tourism port, travel agency voucher etc.
    2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. the owner or lessee of real estate, movable property or seagoing vessel (ship, yacht, etc.) in the Republic of Croatia or have any other immediate personal reason (going to a funeral (e.g. death certificate, obituary), going to a treatment or accompanying the person going to a treatment (e.g. medical call, confirmation of a scheduled medical / dental examination, doctor’s recommendation))

 

IMPORTANT Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:

a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:
  • 2e) Transit passengers:
    For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
    This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighbouring country enables it to enter.
  • 2f) Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
    These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative PCR test of the nose and pharynx for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.

 

Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • 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 recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • 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 1.5 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 A 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.

 

All foreign citizens who have questions regarding any of the above travel exemption categories to the Republic of Croatia are instructed to send their intention to cross the state border (entry into the Republic of Croatia) to uzg.covid@mup.hr and their request will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe. In addition, an online form with Q&A related to this and the above is available: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210

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 from these countries, 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 country of origin (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

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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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