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New rules for tourists entering Croatia explained

Croatia’s Minister of Tourism and Sport, Nikolina Brnjac, has explained today about new rules for entry Croatia as a tourist.

Minister of Tourism and Sport Nikolina Brnjac (Screenshot)

New rules at the Croatian border came into effect today, 1 April, detailing what tourists require in order to visit the country. 

Below is a statement from the Croatian Tourist Board.

All passengers who, regardless of their citizenship, 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, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed with:

1. Presentation of a certificate of negative PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, if the test result is not older than 48 hours testing until arrival at the border crossing. In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay of more than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be performed again by the tenth day from the date of issuance of that test.

2. Presentation of the vaccination certificate for persons 14 days after vaccination with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine or since vaccination with a single dose, in the case of a single dose vaccine

3. Presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, referred to in subparagraph 1 of this paragraph, confirming that the person has recovered from SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, where test was performed at the latest 180 days ago and is older than 11 days from on the day of arrival at the border crossing or upon presentation of a certificate of illness COVID-19, issued by a doctor

4. Certificate of self-isolation upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia with the possibility of PCR or rapid antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2, and in case of impossibility of testing self-isolation lasts 10 days.

All third country nationals will be allowed to entry in the Republic of Croatia if they adhere to one of the four above mentioned preconditions and if they have confirmation of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia.

Croatia’s Minister of Tourism and Sport, Nikolina Brnjac, has explained today about the new rules for tourists in a video message.

Dear travellers, dear guests,

As of today, Croatia is changing conditions at its border for tourists.  EU citizens, as well as non-EU citizens, who have either recovered or been vaccinated or have a negative PCR or EU-approved Antigen test, will be able to enter Croatia for tourist reasons. 

In Croatia you can relax by keeping a safe distance in nature parks, beautiful historic towns at the coast as well as inland. 

An important part of our responsible approach is the flagship project of the Ministry of Tourism and Sport, Safe stay in Croatia, aimed at proving the highest epidemiological standards for our guests. 

A national safety label is awarded to all tourism services that implement safety measures and protocols and almost 12,000 subjects are already doing. 

Before summer we set additional testing points for tourists in Croatia for both PCR and Antigen tests. We are also prioritising the vaccination of employees in our tourist sector to secure we have the best possible epidemiological situation in Croatia even in peak season. 

From hotels, camps and restaurants, to marinas, airports, museums and nature parks, there are plenty of safe vacation options in Croatia to chose from. 

We want to make sure that you spend a safe and relaxing holiday in Croatia. 

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