As of July 1, 2020, all tourists can now travel to Croatia. EU/EEA countries and nations can enter for any reason. However, third-party countries outside the European Union must show proof of accommodation or tourist activity.
Who Can Enter Croatia?
Effective July 1st, EU/EAA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia without restrictions.
The EU/EEA nations that can visit Croatia without requiring any tests and quarantine are:
All the EU/EEA nationals listed above should fill out this form to help speed up the process when crossing borders.
Entry into Croatia from all the third-party nations outside of EU/EEU mainly for the purpose of tourism is also permitted as of July 1, 2020. That is to say, all countries and nations that could previously travel to Croatia before coronavirus are now allowed to enter once again.
Entry Rules For Third-Party Countries
Here are the entry requirements for tourists from third-party countries (Outside EU/EEA) who wish to visit Croatia:
- Proof of tourism. All third-party nationals must have proof of any tourist activity such as hotel reservation, AirBNB, campsite lease, travel agency voucher, marina slip, etc.
- Email border control. Third-party nationals should send an email to border control stating their intention to cross the state border to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Online form. Third-country travelers should fill out this form to help speed up the process when crossing borders.
- Negative PCR test. Third-party passengers arriving in Croatia for tourism should provide a negative PCR test, not older than 48 hours.
To clarify, persons arriving from a third-party country are not subject to 14-day quarantine if they present a negative PCR result of a nasal and throat swab for SARS-Cov-2 that is not older than 48 hours. That is to say, persons who do not present a negative PCR result are subject to mandatory 14-day quarantine/self-isolation measures.
Here’s the list of countries that currently require the negative PCR test result taken within the last 48 hours to enter Croatia:
Safety Measures and Health Protocols
The government of Croatia is encouraging both residents and tourists to follow social distancing guidelines, hand washing, and practice wearing face masks as much as possible.
What’s Open in Croatia?
Restrictions in Croatia have started lifting as of May 11th, 2020. Here are the list of what’s open in Croatia:
- Hotels, Camps, and Bed & Breakfasts
- Restaurants and cafes
- Beaches and public parks
- Pools (but not all), thermal spas, and aquaparks,
- Zagreb Zoos
- Public transportation
- Intercity transportation
- Ferry boats
- Most shops, boutiques, and stores.
You can also check Croatia on our live map for full details.