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 be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia. No 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.
A temporary restriction of crossings the border of Croatia
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.
Travelers from Third Countries may enter Croatia with negative PCR, or been recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection or with the vaccination certificate
Citizens of EU / EEA Member States, as well as members of their families traveling to the Republic of Croatia from third countries, may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries if they are ;
- persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other forms of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in Croatia, upon presentation of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result on SARS-CoV-2 which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arrive at the border crossing point) and, in case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in Croatia, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test; vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border; presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician; or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days;
- 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; 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.