Entry to Croatia

In order to enter CROATIA as a citizen outside the EU (including of the United States, Canada, South American countries, Australia, UK) you will need a signed PASSPORT valid for 6 months beyond the completion of your trip.

Citizens of all European Union countries, Australia, Canada, USA, UK and most other countries do not need a visa. Details of visa regulations can be obtained on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, http://www.mvpei.hr/MVP.asp?pcpid=1615. Visas can be obtained on arrival free of charge. Three months are usually granted on arrival, and this can easily be extended.

Special procedures and policies relative to COVID-19 are described below. Please note that information is changing frequently, we cannot guarantee that information on this site is accurate. Refer to your local government websites for the most up-to-date information and advisories. 

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General Health and Safety

There are hospitals and clinics throughout Croatia for Emergency care and PCR tests. Most care providers speak English. Korcula and Hvar islands have clinics and local doctors, but not hospitals. Transport by helicopter or speedboat is used for medical evacuation on the islands.

The US Embassy in Croatia provides referrals to English speaking facilities.

US Embassy List of Medical Resources 

English Speaking Doctors
English Speaking Dentists

You can see CDC Health Advisory on this link:  CDC Travel Health Advisory

For EU citizens, find more information at the Center for Disease Prevention and Control:  ECDC Europa

Medication:  Carry your medication with you at all times.  Be sure all medications are in the Original Packaging.  For perscription medication, be sure they are clearly labeled with your name.

Vaccinations are not required.
The water in Croatia is excellent and drinkable.

Coronavirus COVID-19 diagnostics. Doctor wearing full antiviral protective gear  making nasal swab test for patient. Flat vector illustration.

COVID-19 TESTING in Croatia

  • PCR and/or antigen tests are readily available for tourists Croatia
    • Test results are reliably available within 48 hours
  • A test can be arranged in locations throughout Croatia including private clinics, NHS clinics, hotels, ferry ports and private locations.The cost of a local test (rapid antigen test or a PCR test) ranges from $30 to $125, depending upon the location.
    • Result can be expected 8 to 48 hours.
  • All airline passengers to the United States ages two years and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation from a licensed health care provider of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel.
  • Ask us for a list of test locations for testing in your arrival or departure area.

COVID 19 Procedures | Non EU Citizens

CURRENT INFORMATION

For the most current information regarding entry requirements for Croatia, and return to your country of residence, refer to the following websites:

Instruction for Entering Croatia

The current procedure for entering Croatia is the following (as of 1 May 2021) . . .

ENTERING CROATIA

The current procedure for entering Croatia is the following (as of 1 May 2021):

  • Entry for tourism is permitted only with documentary evidence of an accommodation paid in advance and in full, prior to arrival at the border (the accommodation reservation alone is not sufficient for entry). Owners of houses or vessels in Croatia are also permitted.
  • Traveler must present one of the following:
    • A negative viral test result: PCR or rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the test to arriving at the border crossing point).
      • Travelers entering Croatia with a rapid antigen test and staying longer than 10 days must repeat the test within ten days of the original test.
    • A certificate of vaccination for persons whose final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is more than 14 days prior to crossing the border.
    • A medical certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 after having a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result.
      • The certificate is valid 11-180 days after the positive test result.
    • Perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing immediately upon arrival to Croatia (at the traveler’s own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until receiving a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, travelers must self-isolate for a period of 10 days.

SUMMARY OF DOCUMENTS to bring with you

  • Copy of your paid invoice – bring 3 copies to be safe
  • Negative PCR test results not older than 48 hours for each traveler OR
  • Certificate of vaccination showing final dose was administered at least 14 days prior to border crossing for each traveler
  • Printed copy of Croatia Entry Form – you can complete and submit the form online.
    • The Entry Form is optional to complete in advance, but will save you time at the border – the entire group can be included in 1 form
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COVID 19 Procedures | EU Citizens

CURRENT INFORMATION

For the most current information regarding for requirements for travel within the EU, refer to the following websites and your resident country government websites:

Instruction for Entering Croatia

The current procedure for entering Croatia is the following (as of 1 May 2021) . . .

ENTERING CROATIA from EU Countries

  • Passengers coming directly from the countries and / or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and / or regions of the Schengen Area and Schengen associated countries, and who are currently in the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease if they show no signs of disease and they have not been in close contact with an infected person.
  • If the aforementioned persons transited to the border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia through other countries / regions without delay, at the border crossing point they should prove that they did not stay in transit areas and in that case, they will not be required to have proof of testing, a certificate of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 disease, proof of recovery, nor will they have to stay in self-isolation.
  • All other passengers who come to the Republic of Croatia from EU / EEA member states / regions, and which are currently not on the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, must present one of the following documents:
    • Negative PCR test or rapid antigen test – RAT* on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor.
    • If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The results of the above tests must not be older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point)
      vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. 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;
    • If a person has recovered 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 (5) months after vaccination;
      • presentation of 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;
      • or 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.

SUMMARY OF DOCUMENTS to bring with you

  • Copy of your paid invoice – bring 3 copies to be safe
  • Negative PCR test results not older than 48 hours for each traveler OR
  • Certificate of vaccination showing final dose was administered at least 14 days prior to border crossing for each traveler
  • Printed copy of Croatia Entry Form. You can complete and submit the form online.
    • The Entry Form is optional to complete in advance, but will save you time at the border – the entire group can be included in 1 form