13 May COVID 19 TRAVEL INFO
If you are traveling from EU/EEA countries that are not on the green list, regardless of your citizenship, you can enter Croatia with a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours. You can also enter Croatia with a certificate of vaccination (at least 14 days after you have received the second dose or the first dose for the vaccines that require one dose only). And you will also be admitted to Croatia if you have recovered from SARS-COV-2 in the last 180 days but not less than 11 days, and you have a positive PCR or rapid antigen test to prove it.
The above rule doesn’t apply to children aged 7 and under. They can freely enter Croatia without any additional documents besides travel documents.
If you travel from the non-EU/ non-EEA countries, besides the above-mentioned requirements, you will also need to present evidence of accommodation paid in advance and in full.
The people traveling to Croatia from South Africa, Brasil, Zanzibar, and India, besides negative PCR test not older than 48h, need also to self-isolate for 14 days. Self-isolation means that you can’t leave the apartment where you are staying. It also means that police can, and certainly will check on you during your self-isolation term to make sure you are locked in. Self-isolation can be shortened if, after 7 days, you make another PCR test in Croatia and the test results are negative.
People coming from these countries can enter Croatia in the same manner as pre-Covid: Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, China, and special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Macao.
If you plan to visit Croatia, then fill this online form prior to your arrival in order to reduce waiting time at the border.
COVID TESTING CENTERS
If you are required to have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than 48h in order to enter Croatia, but you don’t have it, or it’s older than the requested time, you will need to test in Croatia. You might also need to test in Croatia in order to return to your home country.
The PCR test in Croatia costs between 400 Kn (55€) to 700 Kn (95 €) in the majority of testing centers. Some testing centers charge an extra 100-150 Kn (12-20 €) to have your test results translated into English.
The rapid antigen test in Croatia costs around 150 (12€) to 250 Kn (35€), and you can do it in many private polyclinics in all Croatian towns.
Here you can find COVID TESTING LOCATIONS
AND WHAT ABOUT FACE MASK IN CROATIA?
Face maks are mandatory in enclosed public spaces including supermarkets, malls, public transport, pharmacies, hospitals, government buildings, and any commercial and service businesses where the staff is in direct contact with customers.
In the accommodation, both staff and guests need to wear masks. This includes also any cafe, bar, or restaurant when you eat or drink inside. Once at your table, you can remove the mask. Should you need to use a toilet, you’ll need to wear a mask from your table to the toilet and back.
You don’t have to wear a face mask outdoors except where the physical distance can’t be observed.
REGARDING OTHER RESTRICTIONS IN FORCE IN CROATIA THAT CONCERN TOURISTS
- You need to maintain a social distance of at least 2 m indoors, and at least 1.5 m outdoors.
- A limited number of people in enclosed spaces including supermarkets, churches, cinemas, and alike. Basically, this means that sometimes you will need to wait outside in line to enter a supermarket or another enclosed space you intend to visit.
- You need to stay in your social circle, as current measures define that a maximum of 10 people from a maximum of 2 different households can be present at private gatherings.
- You won’t be able to buy booze from 10 pm to 6 am.
- Gatherings and events are limited to a max of 25 people. All public events need to end by 10 pm.
- All food and convenience stores, pharmacies as well as shopping malls, or just any type of commerce are open. They have restrictions regarding the number of people that are admitted in a store per square meter. So, it can happen that when this limit is reached, you need to wait outside until somebody goes out of the store. However, this doesn’t happen often, and when it does, the waiting time is not too long. At least for now.
- There are no restrictions on accommodation in Croatia. There are some health requirements, like available hand sanitizers, cleaning protocols, social distancing, the distance between tables in the restaurants, etc. Many hotels, resorts, and campsites are closed due to seasonality, and not because of the Covid-19.
- Public transport can operate at a 40% maximum capacity, and all passengers and staff need to wear masks at all times.
- Intercity buses are operating, but bear in mind that at the moment many lines are either suspended (eg. Rijeka – Dubrovnik), or they run less frequently.
- Taxis and Ubers, as well as private transfers, are allowed to operate. Wearing a mask is mandatory.
- national parks, nature parks, and beaches are open for visitors
- bars, restaurants, and cafes are open and can serve guests at the outdoor terraces. They are allowed to remain open from 6 AM to 10 PM.
- Bars, restaurants, and cafes that are within hotels, resorts, or campsites can serve guests that are staying at these properties even inside, given that all other measures are respected.
- Casinos are open, but can’t serve food or drinks inside. All nightclubs remain closed.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET COVID-19 WHILE IN CROATIA
If you suspect a Covid-19 infection, inform the staff of the accommodation you are staying at. They will know what doctor to call, and the doctor will assess if you need a Covid-19 test or no. Meanwhile, keep self-isolating until you get a negative test.
If you test positive or are suspected of having the Covid-19, for 10 days, you will be placed under quarantine.
If you test positive and you would rather go home, you will need to arrange that through the doctor in charge. The doctor will communicate with your country authorities in determining the conditions of your return home.
Hospitalizations aren’t very common, but if you do need one, you will be directed by the doctor to the nearest hospital. Many hospitals in Croatia are equipped to deal with Covid-19 patients. For EU citizens, hospital stays are covered by their home country health insurance, through mutual agreements between member states, and your insurance back home should pay for it. However, make sure that you have the European Health Insurance Card. It’s easy to apply and free to get it. The procedure is just simpler.
If you are a non-EU citizen, you will need to pay for the hospital treatment yourself, and then your insurance back home (if you have one) should reimburse you if you are covered. The exact cost of hospital stay is hard to predict because it depends on many factors.
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IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
113 call center for all COVID-19 questions
Working hours: every day from 8am till 9pm
Public Health Institute Split
(Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo Splitsko – dalmatinske županije)
Address: Vukovarska 46, 21 000 Split
Contact: +385 (0)21 401 111
Duty epidemiologist NZJZ Split – SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY
From 15.30pm to 7.30am
Contact: +385 (0)91 151 2003
PRIMARY HEALTH CARE DOCTORS:
21222 Marina, HR
ANTE RUDANA 18
Tel: 021/ 889 -215
Dr. Milan Pereža
21222 Marina, HR
ANTE RUDANA 18
Tel: 021/ 889 -094