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Updates on the Covid -19 in Croatia

  • For the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Croatia, please visit the https://www.koronavirus.hr/en.
    • Wearing protective masks is mandatory in all closed spaces throughout the country. Masks are also mandatory in open spaces where a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters cannot be maintained.
    • The following measures are currently in effect throughout Croatia.  These measures may be revised or updated based on the evolving epidemiological situation:
  • Individuals must maintain at least 2 meters of social distance indoors and at least 1.5 meters outdoors.
  • All public events, gatherings, and celebrations, including religious services must end at 22:00. Cinemas, museums, galleries, and churches must secure 7 m2 of space per person.
  • Private gatherings in homes are limited to 10 people from two households and must end at 22:00.
  • Funerals are limited to 25 people, but physical contact must be avoided when offering condolences.
  • No weddings.
  • Hospitality services (restaurants, cafes, and bars) can offer to-go food and serve guests seated in the open-air space.
  • Catering and food delivery are allowed during normal working hours.
  • Nightclubs are closed. Casinos and betting shops have reopened with adherence to epidemiological measures.
  • Alcohol will not be sold from 22:00 to 6:00.
  • No fairs and tourist events.
  • No musicals, operas, or dance performances.
  • No amateur cultural or artistic events, and practice sessions. Sporting practice sessions are permitted for sports that do not require physical contact.

 

  • The Croatian Border Police have final authority regarding entry into Croatia. Visit the Croatian Government’s https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212 for detailed information regarding border restrictions. 
  • The Croatian Government has prohibited all border crossings to protect the population from the COVID-19 disease. Exceptions to the border crossing ban are as follows: 
    • workers or self-employed persons performing essential tasks, including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers and seasonal workers as specified in the Guidelines concerning the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak, provided they do not stay in the Republic of Croatia or outside the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours;
    • pupils, students and interns who travel abroad every day, provided that they do not stay in the Republic of Croatia or outside the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours;
    • seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including heavy goods vehicle drivers transporting goods to be used in the national territory and those who only transit;
    • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
    • persons traveling for necessary family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties;
    • passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry; and
    • patients traveling for urgent health reasons.
  • Travelers from third countries are prohibited from entering Croatia unless they fall into one of the following categories:
  • Persons traveling for urgent personal/family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest (must have a PCR test result not older than 48 hours or take a PCR test immediately upon arriving to Croatia and self-isolate until receiving a negative test result). Entry for tourism is not permitted.
  • Healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly.
  • Frontier workers (as well as athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU/EEA).
  • 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 (individuals in transit have 12 hours to exit the country, and they must show that they can enter or transit through the neighboring country). Fines in violation of this provision range from 5,000 to 10,000 HRK.
  • Persons traveling for schooling purposes.
  • Seafarers (must have a PCR test result not older than 48 hours or take a PCR test immediately upon arriving to Croatia and self-isolate until receiving a negative test result).
  • Travelers coming from South Africa or the United Kingdom must provide a negative PCR test no older than 48 hours AND self-isolate for 14 days. The self-isolation period may be shortened if they get tested (at their own expense) after seven days and receive a negative result.

 

  • All travellers (regardless of citizenship) who meet the entry conditions are advised to fill out an arrival form at https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in advance to facilitate their entry at the border.