Travelling to Istria and Croatia

To make it easier for you to plan a trip to Croatia, we have gathered information and resources that will help you make your trip as easy as possible and without unnecessary delays.

Current circumstances probably require a bit more planning than we are used to. To help you in this process, we have collected relevant information and official sources through which you will more easily plan your trip to the sunny coast of southern Istria.

Easier entry into Istria and Croatia

As of April 1, 2021, entry into the Republic of Croatia has been facilitated; it is now possible to enter by presenting a negative antigen test result for SARS-CoV-2.

In the current circumstances, it is also possible to enter the Republic of Croatia under the following conditions:

  • passengers coming from regions or countries which are currently on the green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are allowed to enter, a negative test result is not required, and there is no obligation of self-isolation;
  • passengers coming from other countries or regions must present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours
  • or must be tested immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia, with the obligation of self-isolation until they receive a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.

To learn real-time information on borders and available means of transport as well as tourism services, visit RE-OPEN EU, an official European Union web platform.

You can find the answers to the questions related to entering Croatia on the official website of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia and via the online inquiry form available here.

We recommend guests to announce their arrival in Croatia via the official website of the Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia available here. By filling in the ENTERCROATIA form, guests will facilitate and accelerate the crossing of the border of the Republic of Croatia and will be introduced to the epidemiological measures in force in Croatia.

Health insured citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area (Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland) and Switzerland, who own a European Health Insurance Card, who during a temporary stay in Croatia get coronavirus disease have the right to use all necessary or urgent health care in the Republic of Croatia required for the treatment of the disease, covered by mandatory health insurance. For additional information, insured persons can contact the National Contact Point for cross-border healthcare at ncp-croatia@hzzo.hr

Thanks to a quality public health system and high epidemiological standards, Croatia still has one of the best epidemiological situations in the EU and the least active cases among EU members in the Mediterranean. Additionally, guidelines in the case of the appearance of infected people in tourist destinations have been elaborated in detail, and all tourist workers are familiar with them.

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