COVID-19 INFORMATION: 

Effective December 1st 2020 Croatia requires:
> proof of negative PCR test result on COVID-19 not older than 48 hours
or
> upon arrival in Croatia mandatory self-isolation is required until a proof of negative PCR test result is presented.

 

Effective January 14th 2021 additionally, persons coming from countries on the List of countries for which special epidemiological measures are applied, upon entering to the Republic of Croatia are obliged to:
> present the proof of negative PCR test result on COVID-19 not older than 48 hours
and
> mandatory 14 days of self-isolation.
Persons may shorten the duration of their self-isolation if, at the earliest on the seventh day of self-isolation, they take a PCR test on COVID-19 at their own expense, in an institution authorized to perform PCR tests, and the test result is negative.

More information:

 

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.

 

All foreign citizens can check whether they qualify for an exemption from application of this Decision 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 for all travelers traveling from Croatia to other countries:
https://reopen.europa.eu

 

Effective July 15th 2020, Croatia has been placed on the list of countries where quarantine is mandatory upon return to Norway.
Effective July 27th 2020, 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 20th 2020 Serbia introduces mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers coming from Croatia. 
Effective August 29th 2020 Denmark introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective September 1st 2020 Hungary introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective October 31st 2020 Germany introduces mandatory 10 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective November 9th 2020 Czech Republic introduces mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective November 23rd 2020 Spain introduces mandatory coronavirus testing for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective January 2021 Italy requires a medical certificate proving that travelers coming from Croatia have tested negative for coronavirus. The PCR test or antigen test results should not be older than 48 hours.
Effective February 4th 2021 Slovenia introduces mandatory 10 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia. The self-isolation will not be imposed if travelers, when crossing the border, can provide a medical certificate proving that they have tested negative for coronavirus. The test should not be older than 48 hours or 24 hours in case of rapid antigen test (all test must be performed in an EU Member State or Schengen Associated Country by a recognised institution).
Entry into the Republic of Slovenia is also allowed without mandatory self-isolation and without submitting a negative test result:
> if a traveler can submit a certificate of a positive result of a HAGT or PCR test for coronavirus older than 21 days but not older than 6 months, or a medical certificate that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 and that no more than six months have passed since the initially onset symptoms,
> if a traveler can submit a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 proving that at least 7 days have passed since receiving the second dose of Biontech/Pfizer, Moderna at least 14 days and AstraZeneca at least 21 days.
Effective February 8th 2021 Austria introduces mandatory coronavirus testing and 10 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.
Effective February 15th 2021 UK introduces following measures for travelers coming from Croatia:
> mandatory COVID-19 testing in the 3 days before departure. All travelers must have proof of a negative test result to travel to the UK,
> traveler must book and pay for a "travel test package" (price: 210 GBP), which will include 2 COVID-19 tests to be taken during self-isolation,
> before departure traveler must complete a "passenger locator form" which, among other things, provides details about the address where the traveler will spend 10 days of self-isolation and the "travel test package" booking reference number,
> traveler then must self-isolate for 10 days after arriving in the UK; during the time of self-isolation it is mandatory to take the 2 COVID-19 tests booked before traveling to the UK: 1st test must be taken on or before day 2 and the 2nd one on or after day 8 of self-isolation period.
Effective February 17th 2021 Slovakia introduces mandatory 14 days of self-isolation for travelers coming from Croatia.

 

More information:

 

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.hrmis.kancelarija@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 554 803
> samples collecting are carried out from Monday to Saturday, from 08 a.m. till noon - "drive in" testing site 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 8 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 - "drive in" testing site is located on the parking lot of the former Zagreb Hotel (Slatina) (address Trg Vladimira Gortana 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 10 a.m.
> 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 13a); e-mail: epidemiologija.crikvenica@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 241 055
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> 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 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> 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 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> 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
 
DELNICE - branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: I. G. Kovačića 1); e-mail: epidemiologija.delnice@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 814 097
> sample collection is carried out on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> 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 48 hours.

 
Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 and Antibody (serology) testing:
Rapid antigen tests are performed in the branches of the Health Center of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (branches in Rijeka, Opatija, Crikvenica, Delnice, Krk, Cres-Lošinj, Rab):
> on working days, tests are performed in the branches of the Health Center, and on Saturdays in the macrocentre office (basement) located in Rijeka (Zamet - address Bože Vidasa 16a) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
> all interested parties can contact Health Center via e-mail rapidcovidtest@domzdravlja-pgz.hr (with the following information included: name and surname, place and address of residence and telephone number)
> upon receipt of the e-mail, the employees of the Health Center will contact the user as soon as possible; location, date and time of testing will be organized by appointment
> test results are ready within 15 minutes
> the price of the test is 150 kn (payable in cash at the location)
> questionnaires regarding test performing are prepared in English, German, Italian and Slovenian language.


The Health Center of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is also conducting an antibody (serology) test to detect if a person has antibodies to COVID-19 virus:
> the antibody (serology) test is carried out at the Health Center headquarters (address: Krešimirova 52a, Rijeka)
> test results are being delivered via e-mail, within the same day
> the price of the test is 130 kn.

 

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

 

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 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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