Entry to Croatia Requirements

Entry to Croatia Requirements

There is a new Ministry of Tourism website, ‘Enter Croatia‘, that you can pre-fill to help speed up your arrival once you land in Croatia: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

European Union (EU) employers are not allowed to ask the vaccination status of their employees, nor can they require employees to be vaccinated.

Croatia is included in the ‘Safe Travels’ Global Safety Stamp Protocols:  https://wttc.org/COVID-19/Safe-Travels-Global-Protocols-Stamp

Croatia has a ‘Stay Safe in Croatia’ Project, designed to ensure the highest of health standards for tourism operators: https://safestayincroatia.hr/en/about-project

COVID – Negative Test or Vaccine is required for entry by tourists

Here is the link to the official Croatian Government website with all the information about tourists entering Croatia and the requirements as it pertains to COVID-19. There is a form at the bottom of the page that you can fill in to request more information from the Croatian government about your specific case if necessary.


Here is the excerpt (as at 27th October 2021) as it pertains to tourists with arrangements already made (eg cruise, tour, hotel bookings etc):

“Third-country nationals”

‘Third-country nationals who are not family members of citizens of Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States nor are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas, apart from persons referred to in point 1 of this Decision will be granted entry in the Republic of Croatia only in cases of necessary travel.

Exceptions to the above-mentioned necessary travel are the following categories

8. persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of reservation or 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 – entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed upon presentation of one of the following documents:

  • negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours from the moment of testing, or rapid antigen test result – RAT for SARS-CoV-2 that is included in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, provided that the test result is not older than 48 hours from the moment of testing to the moment of arrival at the border crossing point
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU Member States not older than 365 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the second dose, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine, not older than 365 days, if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within eight months from contracting the virus, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 12 months ago
  • a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, referred to in paragraph III, item 1, subitem 1 of the said Decision, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 365 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 issued by a physician
  • or they will be imposed self-isolation upon arriving in the Republic of Croatia with a possibility of getting a PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 and if they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for a total of 10 days.”



Please contact us if you have any questions about your specific arrangements.

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