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Entrance to Istria-Croatia

Entering from an EU / EEA member state

[Updated 03/01/2022]

All travellers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU/EEA member states/regions, must present one of the following documents:

EU digital COVID certificate 

If they do not yet have an EU digital Covid certificate, they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with 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). All tests taken and used as supporting evidence of a positive or negative result must be recognized by European Union;

Vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) or vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use (Serum Institute of India - Covishield, Bharat Biotech - Covaxin, Sinovac - CoronaVac), the certificate must not be older than 365 days. 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 365th 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 365th 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 within six (6) months after recovery.

»»  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.)


»» Note: The confirmation can be presented in digital form (displayed on a mobile phone) or as a paper document. 

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.

»» Short overview in pdf-document available in Croatian, English, German, Italian and Slovenian language.
»» Overview for third-country nationals (non-EU) available in Croatian, English, Spanish and Russian (pdf).

»» Entering from third countries [not EU/EEA members]
»» Transit through Slovenia
»» Detailed information by Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia

[Valid until 31/01/2022]