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COVID-19 travel restrictions: Croatia

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This article was published on February 23, 2022, and all the information in the article is correct as of this time. Before you book your trip, we highly recommend that you also check official sources for the most up-to-date travel requirements, as they are subject to constant change.

Can I enter Croatia?

You can enter Croatia. Nevertheless, take your time to learn the information presented below to study what COVID-19 restrictions are in place now.

It is recommended to fill in the Entry Croatia form to ease your entry procedures and have all COVID-19 travel documents in one place.

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Can I enter Croatia if I am vaccinated?

You can enter Croatia if you are vaccinated. You are considered fully vaccinated if you have received the full course of the vaccine at least 14 days before arriving in Croatia.

As of January 2022, the following vaccine drugs are approved in Croatia:

  • Pfizer
  • Novavax
  • Moderna
  • Johnson / Johnson
  • Astra Zeneca / Oxford
  • Gamaleya
  • Sinopharm
  • Covishield
  • Covaxin
  • Coronavac

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • A certificate confirming your vaccination status (the EU Digital COVID vaccination certificate for EU citizens)

Please note that if you are coming from outside the EU, you also have to present a confirmation of accommodation booking during your stay in Croatia.

Can I enter Croatia if I am unvaccinated?

You can enter Croatia if you are unvaccinated.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

If you are unvaccinated, you have to present one of the following documents:

  • A negative PCR test result taken up to 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test taken up to 24 hours before arriving in Croatia
  • A certificate that proves recovery from СOVID-19 and proof of administration at least one dose of an approved vaccine eight months after contracting COVID-19

In addition, travelers are allowed to take a PCR or antigen test immediately upon arrival in Croatia. They have to get self-isolated until the negative result is received.

Who cannot enter Croatia?

Presently, all travelers are allowed to enter Croatia if they meet the requirements mentioned above.

Can I leave Croatia?

Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers can leave Croatia. Nevertheless, it is recommended to avoid traveling for non-essential purposes.

Travel documents if I am vaccinated

  • To travel within the EU — the EU digital COVID certificate
  • To travel outside the EU — a printed document confirming vaccination status

In addition, please check the necessity of the covid negative test presence in your destination country in advance.

Travel documents if I am unvaccinated

  • A certificate of recovery from COVID-19 (no more than 180 days old before the day of crossing the border of a particular country) or
  • A negative COVID-19 test result (the relevant period and kind of test may vary, please check the requirements of the destination country)

COVID-19 situation in Croatia currently

As of January 2022, Croatia has not been considered a safe place to travel. However, you can ensure your safety if you follow local COVID-19 regulations.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Croatia right now?

International travel to Croatia is safe provided adhering to the following regulations:
  • Wearing masks
  • Keeping 1.5-meter distance
  • Some restaurants permit only vaccinated, recovered, or tested travelers

Is Zagreb open for travel now?

The capital of Croatia is open for tourists now. Please note that there are the same countywide COVID-19 restrictions in place.

Do I have to be quarantined if I go to Croatia?

Foreign travelers that fulfill the requirements about documents mentioned above are exempt from quarantine.
However, if you fail to present a vaccination/recovery certificate or test while departing for Croatia (or take a test upon arrival), you still can enter Croatia provided you immediately self-isolate for seven days.

How do I get a health pass to travel to Croatia?

If you are traveling from the EU and Schengen Area, it would be of great benefit to install the EU Digital COVID Certificate. Travelers from outside the EU should carry their paper documents.

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