“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul”
“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul”
“Freedom is the oxygen of the soul”
The Decision on the temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:
2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers traveling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest and passengers traveling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers traveling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under an exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:
2e) Transit passengers:
2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interests, as well as persons traveling for educational purposes.
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative PCR test of the nose and pharynx for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:
From midnight, all EU / EEA citizens and permanent residents in the EU / EEA (with the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican) are free to enter Croatia without restrictions. It is still valid for all passengers to fill in the entercroatia.mup.hr form and thus announce their arrival in order to cross the border faster and in order to potentially monitor contacts in case of infection. All other foreign nationals can enter for business or tourist reasons (with paid accommodation reservations). The European Commission has decided that from 1 July, all member states will open borders for citizens of 15 countries that are considered safe. These countries are:
The list of countries will be revised every two weeks, according to epidemiological criteria. These criteria are:
Travelling to Croatia?
By the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters from 30.06.2020. citizens of the Member States of the European Union or the Member States of the Schengen area as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003 on the status of nationals third countries with long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law do not have to prove the reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.). Those persons can enter under the same conditions as before the disease COVID-19, but still with epidemiological control, and with the obligation to comply with general and special recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. In order to shorten the waiting time at border crossing point it is recommended that foreign nationals who will come to Croatia, send additional data in advance via web address entercroatia.mup.hr. All other foreign nationals may enter the country for business reasons or other economic interests for the Republic of Croatia, and pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the announcement form on the following link: entercroatia.mup.hr in order to shorten the waiting time.
Komiža village on the island of Vis
As of today, The European Commission launches the Re-open EU platform, which provides a number of useful information on borders, transport, travel, restrictions, and security measures in EU member states.
The European Union, and all of its member states, are planning for a safe re-opening of Europe.
To cross the state border and travel to Republic of Croatia faster and easier, we recommend all foreign citizens to register via the entercroatia.mup.hr website.
As of 28th May 2020. the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia passed a Decision amending the Decision on the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.
According to a decision by the Civil Protection Authority, Slovenian, Hungarian, Austrian, Czech, Slovak, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and German citizens can enter Croatia under the same conditions that were valid prior to the outbreak of the corona-virus pandemic.
However, epidemiological checks remain as does the obligation to adhere to general and special recommendations by the Croatian Institute for Public Health.
When citizens of these Member States enter the Republic of Croatia, their entry will be recorded with the collection of additional data (place of destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address), due to the possible need for contact for epidemiological reasons.
In order to reduce congestion at border crossings and shorten the waiting time for crossing the state border, which will be extended compared to border control in recent years due to the collection of additional data, we recommend foreign citizens who intend to stay in Croatia to submit their data via entercroatia. mup.hr
Also, passengers who submit data in this way, will receive a return confirmation of the received announcement and all the necessary information related to the instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
Passengers who do not submit their data in advance via the above application will be able to do all this at the border crossing when entering the Republic of Croatia, but they will need a longer waiting time in a separate lane.
If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact Ministry of the Interior using on-line form.
As a result of a decisive and persistent struggle with COVID 19, which turned our lives upside down, Croatia entered the third, final phase of easing measures on 11 May.
Schools and kindergartens, bars, restaurants, hotels, camps, marinas and shopping malls have been reopened. A few days ago, the state borders were opened for foreign citizens who travel for business reasons, own real estate or a boat in Croatia.
Renting a charter boat and using the accommodation service on ships, yachts and boats is considered an important economic reason for coming to the Republic of Croatia. Followed by this, as of today, 15 May foreign citizens are allowed to enter Croatia and charter a yacht. It is proved by presenting the List of crew and passengers entered into the e-Nautika system by the charter company or the owner of the vessel.
Upon entering the Republic of Croatia, all Croatian and foreign citizens are obliged to follow the general and special Recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for Croatian and foreign citizens who cross the state border and enter the Republic of Croatia from May 9, 2020.
More information on corona-virus disease and measures to reduce the risk of spreading the disease can be found on the website of the Croatian Institute for public health. https://www.hzjz.hr/en/
Nautical tourism ports, charter companies, and boat owners for multi-day cruises are obliged to adjust their work and provision of services to specific recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
Please always keep in mind that keeping a distance is essential for disabling the spread of the virus. The health of all of us, visitors, workers and partners comes first!
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