Data Last Updated: January 07, 2021
Croatia has reopened to travelers from all countries. Visitors from EU/EEA nations can enter without restrictions.
However, tourists from third-party countries need to show a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours. Arrivals without such evidence will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, which can be reduced to seven days on receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result.
On 1 December, Croatia imposed a mandatory requirement at all border crossing points. Only persons who present a negative result of the Covid-19 test taken not older than 48 hours, will be permitted to enter the country. However, the government has emphasized that this will only be applied mostly to citizens coming from third countries, outside the European Union.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and all outdoor areas.
Nightlife, accommodation, food and entertainment establishments are now open but won't be as jam-packed as in previous years since social distancing measures are still in place.
Restaurants are required to set tables 1.5 metres apart indoors and one metre apart outdoors. Due to the pandemic, some such establishments still aren't open at all. Beaches have also begun to impose mandatory 1.5-metre distances between sunbathers.
Airlines & Transport
International flights are being reinstated at the discretion of individual airlines and countries. For international air travel information, we advise checking directly with airlines as well as your local government.
Inter-county travel via roadway, sea and air is allowed throughout Croatia at this time.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
As of July 1, 2020, all tourists can now travel to Croatia. EU/EEA countries and nations can enter for any reason. However, third-party countries outside the European Union must show proof of accommodation or tourist activity.
Who Can Enter Croatia?
Effective July 1st, EU/EAA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia without restrictions.
The EU/EEA nations that can visit Croatia without requiring any tests and quarantine are:
All the EU/EEA nationals listed above should fill out this form to help speed up the process when crossing borders.
Entry into Croatia from all the third-party nations outside of EU/EEU mainly for the purpose of tourism is also permitted as of July 1, 2020. That is to say, all countries and nations that could previously travel to Croatia before coronavirus are now allowed to enter once again.
Entry Rules For Third-Party Countries
Here are the entry requirements for tourists from third-party countries (Outside EU/EEA) who wish to visit Croatia:
- Proof of tourism. All third-party nationals must have proof of any tourist activity such as hotel reservation, AirBNB, campsite lease, travel agency voucher, marina slip, etc.
- Email border control. Third-party nationals should send an email to border control stating their intention to cross the state border to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Online form. Third-country travelers should fill out this form to help speed up the process when crossing borders.
- Negative PCR test. Third-party passengers arriving in Croatia for tourism should provide a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours.
To clarify, persons arriving from a third-party country are not subject to 14-day quarantine if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 that is not older than 48 hours. That is to say, persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine/self-isolation measures.
Here's the list of countries that currently require the negative PCR test result taken within the last 48 hours to enter Croatia:
Safety Measures and Health Protocols
The government of Croatia is encouraging both residents and tourists to follow social distancing guidelines, hand washing, and practice wearing face masks as much as possible.
What's Open in Croatia?
Restrictions in Croatia have started lifting as of May 11th, 2020. Here are the list of what's open in Croatia:
- Hotels, Camps, and Bed & Breakfasts
- Restaurants and cafes
- Beaches and public parks
- Pools (but not all), thermal spas, and aquaparks,
- Zagreb Zoos
- Public transportation
- Intercity transportation
- Ferry boats
- Most shops, boutiques, and stores.
You can also check Croatia on our live map for full details.
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Information for Non-Tourists
All EU/EEA citizens and EU/EEA permanent and other residents, as well as members of their families (with documents proving their kinship), can freely enter Croatia as of July 1st, without any restrictions.
If arriving from a third-party country. You must have a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours. Arrivals without such evidence will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, which can be reduced to seven days on receipt of a negative COVID-19 test result.
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