ZAGREB, Aug 9 (Hina/CW) – The U.S. Embassy in Zagreb has published a travel advisory notice advising citizens to reconsider travel to Croatia due to COVID-19.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice for Croatia due to COVID-19,” the embassy said on its website.
As of July 10, 2020, U.S. citizens arriving to Croatia for tourism, business, urgent personal reasons, or educational purposes must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). This is also valid for passengers and crews traveling by yacht.
Travelers whose test is older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter Croatia, but they will be issued a self-isolation order and will have to be tested again locally, at their own expense. Having an expired PCR test upon arrival will allow for a shortened period of time in self-isolation pending a negative result of a local PCR test. Those who do not provide a negative PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to quarantine/self-isolate for at least 7 days prior to taking a local PCR test.
In the past 24 hours there have been 61 new coronavirus cases in Croatia, bringing the total number of active cases to 586, the national coronavirus crisis response team said on Sunday.
Among the active cases are 121 hospitalised patients, including eight patients on ventilators. There have been no new deaths.
Since 25 February 2020, when Croatia reported its first case of the coronavirus infection, there have 5,604 cases of the infection, with 157 fatalities and 4,861 recoveries.
Currently, 2,008 people are in self-isolation. To date, a total of 128,132 people have been tested, including 727 in the past 24 hours, the response team said in a press release.