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Entrance to Istria-Croatia

Entering from an EU / EEA member state

[Updated 12/06/2021]

All travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU/EEA member states/regions, and which are currently not on the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, must present one of the following documents:

Negative PCR that is not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point);

Vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm). 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;

Confirmation of receipt of the first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya (Sputnik), with which it is possible to enter the Republic of Croatia in the period from the 22nd to the 42nd day of receipt of the vaccine, or from the 22nd to the 84th day of receipt of the first dose of vaccine AstraZeneca;

• Certificate confirming that the certificate holder has recovered from SARS-COV-2 virus infection after having previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, which is valid at the earliest on the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test and no later than 180th day from the day of the first positive test

 To perform PCR testing 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;

• If a person has recovered COVID-19 no later than 180th day and has a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and has been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination;

»»  For CHILDREN under the age of twelve the test is not required (Children under twelve years of age traveling accompanied by a parent/guardian are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents/guardians have a negative PCR or RAT test result, i.e. if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.)

In order to shorten the procedure at the border crossing point, all foreign tourists (regardless of their citizenship) are advised to fill out the form Enter Croatia.

»» Passengers coming directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and/or regions which are Member States of the Schengen Area and Schengen Associated Countries, and which are currently in the so called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease if they show no signs of disease and they have not been in close contact with an infected person.


»» Short overview in pdf-document available in Croatian, English, German, Italian or Slovenian language.

»» Detailed information by Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia