A temporary restriction of crossings the border of Croatia

(Update April 7th: Now You can Go to Croatia for holidays ?)

The Civil Protection Headquarters of Croatia has decided on a temporary restriction until March 31st 2021., of crossings the border of the Republic of Croatia due to a COVID pandemic

Passengers coming directly from countries of the European Union, or the Schengen area and who are currently in the so-called green list of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, regardless of citizenship, will allow entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of COVID-19.

They do not need to present a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 or be assigned a measure self-isolation) if they show no signs of illness and have not been in close contact with the affected person.

Suppose the persons above transited to other countries/regions without border at the Republic of Croatia’s border crossings. They should prove at the border crossing that they did not stay in transit areas, and in that case, they will not be required to perform a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2. not older than 48 hours, nor stay in self-isolation.

Citizens of EU / EEA Member States, as well as members of their families traveling to the Republic of Croatia from third countries, i.e., those who are not members of the EU / EEA, may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries if they are: 

  • healthcare workers, health researchers, and caregivers for the elderly;
  • frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);
  • workers in the transport sector;
  • diplomats, a 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;
  • persons traveling for schooling purposes;
  • seafarers (supported by the PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours or by PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia and by self-isolating until they receive a negative test result);
  • Persons traveling for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons, or other economic interest (supported by the PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours or by PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia and by self-isolating until they receive a negative test result).
  • 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: https://www.hzjz.hr/ravnateljstvo/popis-drzava-za-koje-se-pri-dolasku-u-republiku-hrvatsku-primjenjuju-posebne-epidemioloske-mjere-prilikom-prelaska-granice/) 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.

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