July 15, 2021: Information on entry restrictions, testing and quarantine regulations in Croatia
Passengers (regardless of their citizenship) coming directly from countries covered by the currently valid amendments to COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2021/1085 of 15 July 2021amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, can travel to the Republic of Croatia without having to prove or justify their reasons for travel if they meet the abovementioned epidemiological conditions for entry into the Republic of Croatia that are prescribed for third-country nationals.
Passengers coming directly from the country and/or region of the European Union, or the country and/or region of the Schengen area and the associated Schengen area, regardless of citizenship, will be allowed to enter in the Republic of Croatia after having a valid EU digital COVID certificate.
Exceptionally, passengers coming directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union or the countries and/or regions of the Schengen area and the countries associated to the Schengen area, and do not yet have an EU digital COVID certificate, will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with:
Exceptions to the application of a valid EU digital COVID certificate or the above obligations can be found at the following link: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286211.
Citizens of EU Member States (including Croatian citizens), i.e. of Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas coming from third countries, must present a valid and valid EU digital COVID certificate, and if they do not have it, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be granted if they meet the above conditions of entry.
Exceptionally, for the abovementioned persons, a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours will not be obligatory at the border crossing point for healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly, frontier workers, workers in the transport sector, 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, passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry and persons travelling for schooling purposes, as well as persons who travel for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons or have some other economic interest, and do not stay in the Republic of Croatia for more than 12 hours.
All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.
Third-country nationals not covered by the abovementioned points may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries if they are:
Persons referred to in items 7, 8, and 9 will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with:
In addition to the tests from the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, the SARS-COV -2 ANTIGEN TEST KIT from the Chinese manufacturer SHENZEN ULTRA – DIAGNOSTIC BIOTEC Co., which is not on the list of approved RAT tests of the European Commission, is also accepted.
If the RAT test findings 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. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the BAT test 48 hours from the moment of testing until arrival at the border crossing.
Children under the age of twelve traveling with a parent / guardian are exempted from presenting a negative test result and self-isolation if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, or confirmation of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.
When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of third countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute for Public Health to whom special epidemiological measures are applied (available at the following link:) must present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they are obliged to stay in self-isolation for 14 days, which could be shortened if a person takes a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense on the seventh day of self-isolation at the earliest at an institution authorized to perform PCR testing and the result is negative. Upon arrival from the following countries / regions, special above-mentioned epidemiological measures are applied when crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia:
More information on the Provision you may find here.
Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake
Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake (Sisak-Moslavina County, Karlovac County and Zagreb County), regardless of their citizenship and the area from which they arrive, are allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia based on the previous consent of the Civil Protection Directorate of the Republic of Croatia.
These persons present an exception and will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia without the need to present a negative PCR test result on SARS-CoV-2, nor will they be obliged to self-isolate upon entering the Republic of Croatia.
For all foreign passengers, regardless of citizenship, due to the shortening of the procedure at the border crossing, we advise you to fill in the announcement in advance via the Enter Croatia application.
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