Covid-19

Entering the State Border of Republic of Croatia

[Latest update: July 29, 2020]

For foreign citizens

Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions.

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union, the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, 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 countries of long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas are not required to provide any a special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.).

They can enter the country under the same conditions as prior to COVID-19 outbreak, but still under epidemiological control and by complying with general and special recommendations issued by Croatian Institute of Public Health.

This also applies to citizens of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and Vatican.

In order to shorten the procedure on the borders we advise you to previously fill out the form: entercroatia.mup.hr

Third-country nationals

Effective July 10th third country nationals have new restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only under certain conditions described in more detail below.

1. If foreigners do not hold the citizenship of an EU/EEA Member State or the aforementioned countries, nor have regulated stay in those countries and travel from a non-member country due to urgent personal reasons, they must prove their reason for entering the Republic of Croatia upon arriving at the border crossing point which could be:

Urgent personal reasons – it is necessary to present valid documentation for example in case of:
- going to a funeral (e.g. death certificate, obituary)
- going to a treatment or accompanying the person going to a treatment (e.g. medical call, confirmation of a scheduled medical / dental examination, doctor’s recommendation)

If you are the owner or lessee (also applies to leaseholders) of real estate, movable property or seagoing vessel (ship, yacht, etc.) in the Republic of Croatia, border control at the border crossing point in the Republic of Croatia must be accompanied by presenting the documentation proving the ownership of real estate / movable property in the Republic of Croatia (e.g. title deed / contract); members of the owner’s family will be allowed to enter upon presenting a valid document from which the kinship with the owner is visible.

A quarantine / self-isolation measure with health supervision for 14 days has been determined for these persons, with the possibility of shortening its duration to 7 days, if a person gets their nose and throat swabbed at their own expense seven days after entering Croatia and receives a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.

2. If foreigners who do not hold the citizenship of an EU/EEA Member State or the aforementioned countries nor have regulated stay in those countries want to enter the Republic of Croatia due to:

- Business reasons or economic interest of the Republic of Croatia: it is necessary to present documentation proving the business reason for visiting the Republic of Croatia or the economic interest of the Republic of Croatia, such as an invitation to a meeting of an economic entity from the Republic of Croatia, proof of a board membership, proof of ownership or co-ownership share in a company registered in the Republic of Croatia, documentation on the agreed business obligation with a natural or legal person etc.
- Tourist reasons: it is necessary to present a confirmation of paid accommodation/reservation in one of the accommodation facilities in the Republic of Croatia (reservation, lease contract or lump sum payment of a camp, permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port, etc.) and
- Education: it is necessary to present a proof of education / studying (e.g. index/student ID, certificate of an educational institution, etc.).

These persons are not subject to a quarantine / self-isolation measure if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 at the border crossing point, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point).

If third-country nationals have a test older than 48 hours when entering Croatia, they will be allowed to enter Croatia, however, they will be obligated to self-isolate and re-test themselves in Croatia at their own expense. The above can be applied to passengers and crew members on yachts.

Persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine / self-isolation measure.

In order to shorten the procedure on the borders we advise you to previously fill out the form: entercroatia.mup.hr

Travellers from England

Also, effective July 10th, travellers from England can visit Croatia with no quarantine restrictions on return to England, unless they have travelled through a destination which is not exempt.
As with EU/EEA nationals please be sure to:
- Fill out the 'Enter Croatia' form to help speed up the process of crossing the border
- Familiarize yourself with Croatia's current safety measures
And in addition, please:
- Check out the latest FCO advice (The Foreign and Commonwealth Office - FCO)
- Fill out the UK's Passenger Locator form so that you can get home with ease


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