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    LOW MEDICAL RISK for Croatia
    LOW TRAVEL RISK for Croatia


COVID-19 Impact

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Travel): Medium -

Inbound travel is possible, but with notable inconvenience; restrictions affect a wide range of travellers.

Restrictions in place for a wide range of originating countries / nationalities arriving in country. Mandatory testing and quarantine in designated facilities may apply.

COVID-19 virus imageCOVID-19 Impact Rating (Domestic Operations): Low -

COVID-related precautions and restrictions causing some inconvenience to business operations. Most businesses are operating.

Both essential and non-essential businesses are operating, though outbreaks may impact medical and/or logistic factors  and cause disruption, often at short notice. Pre-existing security risks likely to be exacerbated by COVID-19-related political and socio-economic concerns in the near/medium term, though these disruptions will not affect the stability of the overall security environment. Elective surgery may not be accessible at times and VERY HIGH and HIGH Medical Risk Rated countries will be under pressure. Basic elements of BCPs – such as reduced or staggered staffing, social distancing, limited face to face interaction – may be active, with clear escalation and de-escalation triggers as well as mitigation measures.

RestrictionsInboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? Yes
• Are there any entry restrictions? Yes
• Are there any testing requirements? Yes
• Are there any quarantine requirements? Yes
• Are there any vaccination requirements? Yes
• Are there any separate transit restrictions? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? Yes
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Entry restrictions
A) Inbound travel for EU/EEA/Schengen nationals
These travellers are allowed to enter without any restrictions if the country of departure is marked as a ‘green’ country according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/situation-updates/weekly-maps-coordinated-restriction-free-movement. All others may enter but will need to provide a test or proof of vaccination certificate (see testing requirements section).

B) Inbound travel for 'third-country' nationals
Third-country nationals who are not family members of citizens of EU/EEAS/Schengen nationals nor long-term residents are banned from entering with several exemptions. Those coming from Australia, China (including Hong Kong and Macao (both China SAR)), New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand can enter regardless of their nationality. They are also exempted from testing and quarantine requirements. A few exceptions also apply to other third country nationals.
More exemptions in the Exemptions tab

C) Vaccinated persons
Persons who have received the proof of the vaccine against COVID-19 administered by EU member states more than 14 days prior are exempt from the obligation to test and self-isolate upon arrival to Croatia. If a person has recovered from COVID-19 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 five months after vaccination.
Third country nationals must still present an essential reason for travel.

Further information on entry requirements can be found here: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Testing requirements
A) Who needs to test?
For EU/EEA/Schengen nationals: Anyone entering from a ‘non-green’ country (https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/situation-updates/weekly-maps-coordinated-restriction-free-movement) will need to do one of the following:
- Present a negative COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test result, taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to entry.
- Have a PCR test or rapid antigen test taken immediately upon arrival and isolate until receipt of the test result. If the traveller chooses to perform the rapid test prior to entry, and if they stay in Croatia for more than ten days, then they must repeat the rapid test within ten days of the first rapid test. A few exemptions apply (please see the exemptions from testing section).
- Present a vaccination certificate for a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior to arrival, or a complete vaccine in a single dose more than 14 prior to arrival.
- Present a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician.

For non-EU/EEA/Schengen nationals: all travellers should present a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken no more than 48 hours prior to entry OR have a PCR or rapid antigen test taken immediately upon arrival and isolate until they receive the test result. A few exemptions apply (please see the exemptions from testing section).

B) Type of test and number of hours
PCR test needs to be no older than 48 hours when arriving in Croatia.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Quarantine requirements
All travellers from Brazil, India, South Africa and Zanzibar will need to undergo a 14 day self-isolation period (in addition to the negative COVID-19 test). This can be shortened to seven days if they take an additional test once they arrive in Croatia.

All travellers who are unable to take any COVID-19 test before or upon entry will need to quarantine for ten days.
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Declarations
All foreign nationals should fill this online entry form prior to arrival: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Exemptions
A) Exemptions to the travel ban for third-country nationals:

• Tourists who have a hotel/accommodation booking
• Persons travelling for urgent personal/family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest
• Healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly
• Frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA)
workers in the transport sector
• Diplomats, staff of international organisations and persons invited by international organisations
• Passengers in transit with the obligation to leave Croatia within 12 hours from entry
• Persons travelling for schooling purposes
• Seafarers

B) Exemptions from testing
• Those coming from 'the green EU countries': https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/covid-19/situation-updates/weekly-maps-coordinated-restriction-free-movement
• Those who carry a vaccination certificate that can verify that they received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior to entry. In the case of a single-dose vaccine, a certificate showing a single dose has been received more than 14 days prior to entry will be accepted.
• Presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test confirming that the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the 180 days prior to entry, and over 11 days prior to arrival. A certificate of recovery issued by a physician is also accepted.
• Traveller may be tested upon arrival at their own expense, with the condition that they self-isolate until a negative result is received.

C) Exemptions from testing and quarantine

• Workers or self-employed persons performing essential tasks, including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers and seasonal workers provided they do not stay in the Croatia or outside Croatia for longer than 12 hours
• Pupils, students and interns who travel abroad every day, provided that they do not stay in Croatia or outside Croatia for longer than 12 hours
• Seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including heavy goods vehicle drivers transporting goods to be used in the national territory and those who only transit
• Diplomats, staff of international organisations and persons invited by international organisations whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organisations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties
• Persons travelling for necessary family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties
• Passengers in transit with the obligation to leave Croatia within 12 hours from entry
• Patients traveling for urgent health reasons
The provisions regarding border workers apply adequately to other categories of passengers who, due to the nature of their job or occupation, need to cross the state border frequently (e.g. athletes playing for clubs in a neighbouring country). The aforementioned categories have to present credible documentation for the purpose of proving the grounds for their exemption.


Further information can be found here: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

Rules that apply for each country can be found here: https://www.koronavirus.hr/idete-na-put-sve-informacije-na-jednom-mjestu/22

Transit

There are no restrictions on transits that are less than 12 hours
(Ends 30 June 2021)
OutboundSummary
• Are there any border restrictions? No
• Are there any exit restrictions? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccine requirements? No
• Is COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Are there separate restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Are there any other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)
Internal / DomesticSummary
• Is a state of emergency in place? No
• Are curfews/lockdowns in place? No
• Can businesses operate? Yes
• Are there restrictions on internal travel? No
• Are there any testing requirements? No
• Are there any vaccination requirements? No
• Are there any other restrictions in place? Yes
(Until further notice)
Wearing of face masks is mandatory on all public transport and in all public indoor places where a social distance of two metres cannot be maintained. When outdoors, it is highly recommended to wear a face mask if social distance cannot be maintained, but this is not compulsory.
(Until further notice)
Restaurants and bars with outdoor seating are open until 24.00.

The sale of alcohol is prohibited between 24.00 and 06.00.

All businesses are allowed to reopen.

Hotels may remain open with strict conditions.

Public gatherings are limited to 100 people.

More information can be found at: https://www.koronavirus.hr/ogranicavanje-okupljanja-i-druge-nuzne-epidemioloske-mjere-i-preporuke/870

Further information on specific measures in place in each region can be found here: https://www.koronavirus.hr/
(Ends 30 June 2021)
Planned changes and internal conditionsSummary - Changes to the following measures:
• Border restrictions? No
• Entry restrictions? No
• Testing requirements? No
• Quarantine requirements? No
• Vaccination requirements? No
• Transit restrictions? No
• COVID-19-related documentation required? No
• Restrictions for overseas territories? No
• Internal restrictions? No
• Outbound restrictions? No
• Other restrictions? No
(Until further notice)

19 Jun 2021 (Updated Daily)





Risk Summary

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Please see our:

Medical and Security Alerts for Croatia

COVID-19 information for Croatia

Dedicated COVID-19 website

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Overall crime levels are low and street crime is less of a problem than in other countries of the region. Nevertheless, petty opportunistic crime, such as pickpocketing, poses a risk in the capital Zagreb and in tourist resorts along the Adriatic coast. The police are generally helpful and professional but few speak English.

This information is intended as a summary of the travel security environment; however, the risks can change at short notice during a crisis or evolving situation. Please check our travel security alerts to ensure you are informed of the most recent developments.

STANDING TRAVEL ADVICE

Vaccinations For Croatia
Hepatitis ARecommended for all travellers and expatriates,
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Hepatitis BRecommended for most travellers and expatriates,
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RabiesConsider for certain travellers, especially: For
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Tickborne encephalitisMay be recommended for those visiting forests,
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Routine Vaccinations

 
 
 
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