CROATIA - COVID-19. Update on 19/01/2021:
With measures in force from January 14 to January 31 2021, the Croatian authorities have imposed the following restrictions on entry into Croatia:

1. Persons coming directly from countries and / or regions of the European Union, countries and / or regions of the Schengen area and countries associated with the Schengen area, which are listed in the "green list" of

European Center for disease control and prevention
can freely enter Croatia. At the border crossing these people must prove that they have not stayed in the transit areas. The exceptions for those who do not come directly from the countries and / or regions that are listed in the "green list" of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention are provided for the following categories:
to. Health workers, cross-border, posted and seasonal workers, as specified in the Guidelines on the exercise of the free movement of workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that they do not remain in the national territory or outside the national territory for more than 12 hours;
b. Pupils, students and interns who move abroad every day, provided that they do not remain in the national territory or outside the national territory for more than 12 hours;
c. Seafarers and workers in the transport sector, including drivers of freight vehicles also in transit;
d. Diplomatic personnel, personnel of international organizations, as well as persons called by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of such organizations, military personnel, police officers, civil protection personnel and humanitarian personnel, in the performance of their functions;
is. People traveling for urgent family or work reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties;
f. Passengers in transit, with the obligation to leave the national territory within 12 hours of entry;
g. People traveling for urgent health reasons.
2. Persons coming directly from all other countries and / or regions of the European Union, countries and / or regions of the Schengen area and countries associated with the Schengen area , not included in point 1. , can enter Croatia by submitting a negative result to the SARS CoV-2 swab performed by the PCR method in the last 48 hours or by swabing on arrival in Croatia and undergoing self-isolation before receiving the negative result. In the event that it is not possible to swab, the period provided for self-isolation is 10 days.
3. Citizens of European Union countries, Schengen area countries and countries associated with the Schengen area and members of their families, as well as long-term citizens of third countries residing there, if they come from third countries , can enter Croatia by submitting a negative result to the SARS CoV-2 swab performed by the PCR method in the last 48 hours or by swabing on arrival in Croatia and undergoing self-isolation before receiving the negative result . Exceptions apply to the following categories:
to. Healthcare workers, health researchers and elderly care professionals;
b. Cross-border workers;
c. Personnel in the transport sector;
d. Diplomatic personnel, personnel of international organizations, as well as persons called by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of such organizations, military personnel, police officers, civil protection personnel and humanitarian personnel, in the performance of their functions;
is. Passengers in transit;
f. People traveling for study purposes;
g. People who travel for urgent personal / family reasons, work reasons or reasons related to another economic interest and do not stay in the Republic of Croatia for more than 12 hours.
4. Persons coming directly from the countries listed in Annex I of the Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction of non-essential travel to the EU, can enter Croatia if they do not demonstrate signs of illness and if they have not had close contact with a sick person. At the border crossing these people must prove that they have not stayed in the transit areas.
5. Citizens of third countries who are not mentioned in the previous points can enter Croatia only if they belong to the following categories:
Healthcare workers, health researchers and elderly care professionals;
Cross-border workers;
Personnel in the transport sector;
Diplomatic personnel, personnel of international organizations, as well as persons called by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of such organizations, military personnel, police officers, civil protection personnel and humanitarian personnel, in the performance of their functions;
Passengers in transit;
People traveling for study purposes;
Maritime;
People traveling for urgent personal / family reasons, work reasons or have another economic interest.
Persons belonging to the categories referred to in points g. and h. who intend to spend more than 12 hours in the national territory can enter Croatia by presenting the negative result to the swab for SARS CoV-2 carried out by the PCR method in the last 48 hours or by carrying out the swab upon arrival in Croatia and undergoing the self-isolation before receiving the negative result.

Persons from the United Kingdom and the Republic of South Africa are subject to the following restrictions upon entering Croatia:

They must have a negative result from the SARS CoV-2 swab performed by the PCR method in the last 48 hours;
They must undergo the self-isolation measure for the period of 14 days.
Such people can reduce the period of self-isolation if, not before the seventh day of isolation and at their own expense, they undergo the SARS CoV-2 swab carried out by the PCR method in an authorized institution and receive the negative result.

6. Persons entering Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to aid to the areas affected by the earthquake (Sisak and Moslavina Counties, Zagreb and Karlovac) may enter Croatia, with the consent of the Crisis Unit of the Civil Protection of the Republic of Croatia, with no obligation to submit a negative result to the SARS CoV-2 swab and without self-isolation obligation.

Through the website
https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210
or directly at the border crossing point you can check if you meet the criteria for the exceptions listed above.

Furthermore, all people who can enter Croatia are advised to anticipate their entry using the application


Enter Croatia