Croatia has become the latest country to welcome foreign tourists who have been fully vaccinated. Travelers from any country who have received both jabs of the vaccine will be exempt from the current travel restrictions.

According to Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior, visitors from any country who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine (or the first and only dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) more than 14 days prior to their departure will now be allowed to travel to Croatia without the need to get tested or self-isolate upon arrival.

Regardless of the vaccination status, travellers from a third-country nation (citizens of non-Schengen area countries), coming from a third country, must also present a written documentation proving their duly justified reasons for entering the Republic of Croatia. These visitors will need to show proof of a paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private rental, or rented vessel. A reservation is not sufficient and must be paid in advance, according to the U.S. Embassy in Croatia.

Unvaccinated tourists may also visit Croatia; however, they will need to present proof of a negative PCR or Rapid antigen test result from a test taken at least 48 hours prior to their arrival. Those who enter Croatia on the basis of an antigen test result and are staying longer than 10 days must repeat the test within 10 days of the first.

Passengers who have previously tested positive must be in possession of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test. On arrival at the border crossing point, they will need to present a certificate of recovery issued by a physician within 180 days and no less than 11 days from the date of arrival to be exempt from the mandatory testing and self-isolation obligations. Children under seven years old who are accompanied by a parent or guardian are not subject to testing requirements.

It is also reported that third-country nationals have the option to test upon arrival, but are obliged to remain in self-isolation pending delivery of their results. If, for some reason, a test can’t be performed, then the person must quarantine for a full 10 days.

Travellers are required to fill the Enter Croatia online form before travelling, to announce their stay.

“In preparation for the tourist season, we take systematic care of all segments in order to meet safety and health conditions, while providing tourists with timely and accurate information on how to enter the country and have a safe stay in Croatia. We want our guests to recognise Croatia as a safe and responsible destination,” said Croatian minister of tourism and sports, Nikolina Brnjac.


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