Data Last Updated: August 13, 2021
Croatia has reopened to travelers from all countries. Visitors from EU/EEA nations can enter but they will be required to provide a copy of the EU Digital Covid Certificate.
Those who don’t have a Digital Covid Certificate can still enter, but they must present either of the following:
• Vaccination Certificate – the certificate must prove that the traveler has been vaccinated by any of the vaccines approved for use in the EU and that the last dose has been completed within the past 270 days.
• Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 – those who have been previously infected with Covid-19 and have recovered can show a certificate of recovery from Covid-19, along with proof of having received at least one dose of the vaccine within eight months of getting infected.
• Negative test result – the test must be performed through PCR test or a rapid antigen test that’s recognized by EU and that the test has been taken within 72 hours for PCR test or 48 hours for rapid antigen test.
The borders of Croatia are officially closed to travelers coming from third countries, but Croatian authorities consider tourism as a valid exception. Those who came from countries that are considered high-risk will be subject to stricter entry measures regardless of their vaccination status.
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
Since July of 2020, Croatia has been allowing the entry of foreign visitors. Travelers coming from EU/EEA countries can enter for non-essential reasons, including tourism.
But like most countries in Europe, Croatia's rules on Covid-19 travel have been changing constantly due to the constant threat of the Covid-19 virus. Borders are still open, but travelers are required to submit either an EU Digital Covid Certificate, proof of vaccination, proof of having recovered from Covid-19, or a negative result of the Covid-19 test.
If you are planning to travel to Croatia during this Covid-19 pandemic, here's everything you need to know.
Who Can Enter Croatia?
All travelers arriving from within the EU and Schengen-associated countries are allowed to enter Croatia as tourists, regardless of their nationality. However, they will be required to submit an EU Digital Covid Certificate.
Travelers who don't have a Digital Covid Certificate can still enter, but they must present either of the following:
• Vaccination Certificate - the certificate must prove that the traveler has been vaccinated by any of the vaccines approved for use in the EU and that the last dose has been completed within the past 270 days.
• Certificate of recovery from Covid-19 - those who have been previously infected with Covid-19 and have recovered can show a certificate of recovery from Covid-19, along with proof of having received at least one dose of the vaccine within eight months of getting infected.
• Negative test result - the test must be performed through PCR test or a rapid antigen test that's recognized by EU and that the test has been taken within 72 hours for PCR test or 48 hours for rapid antigen test.
Those who cannot present any of the requirements above can opt to get tested on arrival. But they must stay isolated until they get a negative result. This same rule applies to nationals of third countries who are residing in any of the EU or Schengen countries.
Travelers who came from countries or areas that the European Center for Disease Control has considered as "red" or "dark red" will be subjected to stricter restrictions.
Entry Rules For Third-Party Countries
The borders of Croatia are officially closed to travelers coming from third countries. However, Croatian authorities consider tourism as a valid exception. To be allowed entry as tourists, travelers from third countries must submit an EU Digital Covid Certificate. Without this certificate, they can provide any of the requirements mentioned above, such as a certificate of vaccination, proof of recovery, or negative Covid-19 test. In addition, travelers from third countries have to show proof of paid accommodation for the entire duration of stay.
Travelers who came from countries that are considered "high-risk" by the Croatian Institute of Public Health will be subjected to additional entry measures regardless of their vaccination status.
Those who came from Brazil, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zanzibar must submit a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of arrival, and undergo quarantine for 14 days upon entry.
Travelers who came from the UK, Cyprus, Russia, and India are required to present a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours. For those who opted for the antigen test, the test must be performed within 48 hours.
Those who came from countries or areas that are under the "dark red" or "red" list of countries must abide by the same rules as that of the travelers coming from the UK, Cyprus, Russia, and India. As of August 10, 2021, these countries now include Spain, Portugal, most areas of Greece, and some parts of Italy and France.
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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