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This site contains information regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering temporary bans, i.e. restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you cannot find the answer to your question, please contact us by filling in the form below.

Note: The necessary epidemiological measure of self-isolation is automatically determined for all passengers in transit, including personnel in the transport sector, if they do not leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from the moment of entering the Republic of Croatia.
 

Passengers travelling to the Republic of Croatia from an EU / EEA member state

Passengers coming directly from the countries and / or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and / or regions of the Schengen Area and Schengen associated countries, and who are currently in the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease if they show no signs of disease and they have not been in close contact with an infected person.

If the aforementioned persons transited to the border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia through other countries / regions without delay, at the border crossing point they should prove that they did not stay in transit areas and in that case, they will not be required to have proof of testing, a certificate of vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 disease, proof of recovery, nor will they have to stay in self-isolation.

Graphic representation of countries by colour according to the risk of the COVID-19 disease can be found on the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

All other passengers who 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, must present one of the following documents:
  • negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor.
    If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point.
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU ((Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm),  or if 14 days have passed from the time they received one dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson).
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. 
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 180 days from their arrival at the border crossing point
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

The following categories are exempted from the above-mentioned obligations:
 
  • workers or self-employed persons performing essential tasks, including healthcare workers, frontier and posted workers and seasonal workers as specified in the Guidelines concerning  the exercise of the free movement of workers during COVID-19 outbreak provided they do not stay in the Republic of Croatia or outside the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours;
  • pupils, students and interns
  • seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including heavy goods vehicle drivers transporting goods to be used in the national territory and those in transit only;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • persons traveling for family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry;
  • patients traveling for health reasons.

The provisions regarding frontier workers apply adequately to other categories of passengers who, due to the nature of their job or occupation, need to cross the state border frequently (e.g. athletes playing for clubs in a neighbouring country).

Passengers who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for the exemption.
 

Citizens of EU / EEA member states as well as members of their families traveling to the Republic of Croatia from third countries, i.e. those that are not members of the EU / EEA

 
Citizens of EU Member States (including Croatian citizens), i.e. Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States, 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 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 coming from third countries, upon entering the Republic of Croatia must present one of the following documents:

  • negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor.
    If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point.
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU ((Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm),  or if 14 days have passed from the time they received one dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson).
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. 
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 180 days from their arrival at the border crossing point
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.
 
The exceptions to the above-mentioned obligations are the following categories:
 
  • healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;
  • frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);
  • workers in the transport sector;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;
  • persons travelling for study purposes;
  • passengers travelling for personal / family or business reasons or some other economic reason and do not stay in or out of Croatia longer than 12 hours.


Persons who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for exemption from having one of the above-mentioned tests / having to self-isolate.
 

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: 

1.  healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;

2. frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);

3. workers in the transport sector;

4. diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations and whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;

5. passengers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entering;

6. persons travelling for study purposes;

7. seafarers - if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia for longer than 12 hours, entry will be allowed with:

  • negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point;
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine against COVID-19, provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the second dose or from the time they received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson;
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 180 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of amedical certificate of recovery;
  • or the person is obliged to perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days;


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

  • negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point;
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine against COVID-19, provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the second dose or from the time they received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson;
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 180 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of amedical certificate of recovery;
  • or the person is obliged to perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days;

9. persons traveling for necessary personal / family or business reasons, or who have other economic interest (if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia longer than 12 hours) will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia upon presentation of one of the following documents:
 

  • negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT on SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 48 hours, counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point;
  • certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine against COVID-19, provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the second dose or from the time they received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson;
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 180 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of amedical certificate of recovery;
  • or the person is obliged to perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days;


10. persons for whom a positive decision of the competent authority has been made, based on their application for residence / work, including digital nomads.
 
Passengers who represent one of the previously mentioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons for the exemption of having one of the stated test results / having to self-isolate.

Passengers from the countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures apply are obliged to present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in self-isolation for 14 days. The duration of self-isolation can be shortened if the person, at the earliest on the seventh day of self-isolation, gets a PCR testing for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense in an institution authorised to conduct testing and if the test result is negative.

Passengers covered by Annex I to Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/89 of 28 January 2021 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction

Passengers (regardless of their citizenship) directly coming from countries covered by currently valid amendments to Annex I to Council Recommendation (EU) 2021/89 of 28 January 2021 amending Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, can travel to the Republic of Croatia without restrictions and they will not be asked to present a test or vaccination certificates, proof of having recovered from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, nor will they be obliged to self-isolate.
During their stay in the Republic of Croatia, they are obliged to adhere to the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
The aforementioned persons, who transited through other countries / regions to the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia without delays need to prove at the border crossing point that they did not stay in the transit areas.

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake (Sisak-Moslavina County, Karlovac County and Zagreb County), regardless of their citizenship and the area from which they arrive, are allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia based on the previous consent of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia. These persons will not need to present test or vaccination certificates, proof of having recovered from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, nor will they be obliged to self-isolate. 
 

General note

When entering the Republic of Croatia, passengers can also show their EU Digital Covid Certificate.
 
If the passenger's validity of the PCR test of 72 hours from sampling expired during border checks when entering the Republic of Croatia or they do not have the PCR test result at all, or if the validity of their rapid antigen test – RAT for SARS-CoV-2 of 48 hours from sampling expired or they do not have it at all and they meet other conditions of entry, they will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia, provided that they immediately get a PCR or RAT test in the Republic of Croatia at their own expense, with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result. If the person is unable to get one of the above-mentioned tests, the total duration of self-isolation is 10 days.

The rapid antigen test – RAT is listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. In addition to the tests from the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, the SARS-COV -2 ANTIGEN TEST KIT from the Chinese manufacturer SHENZEN ULTRA - DIAGNOSTIC BIOTEC Co., which is not on the list of approved RAT tests of the European Commission, is also accepted.
If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.


Lifting the measure of self-isolation (assigned at a border crossing point), upon receiving a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result:

In such cases, passengers will be handed a leaflet at the border crossing point with instructions on how to proceed when they receive a negative result of a molecular PCR or a rapid antigen test (serological tests will NOT be recognized).

The leaflet will contain the e-mail address of the border crossing point where the passenger was assigned a measure of self-isolation, and to which they will send a negative result of one of the previously mentioned tests, obtained by the health institution where the test was performed, in order to remove (delete) the assigned measure.

These persons are required to be tested in the place of residence, i.e. domicile, where they are provided with conditions for self-isolation and wait for a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result there.

Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last six (6) months are exempt from the obligatory testing and self-isolation.

To prove that they have recovered from COVID-19, passengers should have a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result that is older than 11 days but not older than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that they have recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician.


If a person has recovered COVID-19 in the past 180 days and has a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and has been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination.


Children under twelve years of age traveling accompanied by a parent / guardian are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or RAT test result, i.e. if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.

Persons who have a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test made in the Republic of Croatia due to a short trip to our neighbouring or another country and who return to the Republic of Croatia within less than 48 or 72 hours from the date of testing will not be required to present a new PCR (validity of 72 hours) or a rapid antigen test result (validity of 48 hours) from the country where they stayed for a short time and will be allowed to enter upon presentation of a test made in the Republic of Croatia.

When staying in the Republic of Croatia, all passengers, regardless of their category and country of origin, are obliged to follow the general and special instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

In order to shorten the procedure at the border crossing point, we advise all foreign passengers, regardless of their citizenship, to fill the announcement in advance at Enter Croatia.
 
In order to cross the border, does a child need to have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT test result?
If the child is under twelve years of age (i.e. not 12 years old yet) and traveling accompanied by a parent / guardian, they are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or RAT test result, an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 administered by Member States (valid if 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine and of the first and only dose for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine), or If ithey have had recovered COVID-19 and have a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination or if they have recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR or rapid antigen test result older than 11, but not more than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that they have recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician, indicating the date of onset of the disease, from which more than 11 but not more than 180 days were to elapse).

Third-country nationals, parents of a child under the age of 12, may also present a certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) or an certificate that they have received one dose of vaccine administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) if 14 days have passed since receiving that one dose.
EU / Schengen citizens, parents of a child under the age of 12, as proof may present certificate that they have received the first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, with which it is possible to enter the Republic of Croatia in the period from the 22nd to the 42nd day of receipt of the vaccine, or from the 22nd to the highest 84th days after receiving the first dose of AstraZeneca - in that case the child under the age of 12 will not need to have evidence of a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT.




 
I own real estate (movable property - vessel) in the Republic of Croatia and I am a third-country national. What do I need to enter the Republic of Croatia?
If you own real estate (movable property - vessel, etc.) in the Republic of Croatia, you will be allowed to enter upon presentation of a title deed (or purchase contract, other written proof of ownership / possession of real estate, vessels anchored in Croatia, etc.) and an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours (from sampling to arrival at the border crossing point) or a rapid antigen test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours (from sampling to arrival at the border crossing point) or if you perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia and stay in self-isolation until receiving a negative test result, i.e. if you present a certificate that you have received two doses of vaccine administered by Member States (valid if 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine) or certificate that you have received one dose of vaccine administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) if 14 days have passed since receiving that one dose; or If you have had recovered COVID-19 and have a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination or if you prove you have recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR or rapid antigen test result older than 11, but not more than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that the person has recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician, indicating the date of onset of the disease, from which more than 11 but not more than 180 days were to elapse).
 
I am a third-country national (arriving from a third country) and I would like to visit my relatives who live in the Republic of Croatia. What are the conditions to enter the Republic of Croatia?
Visiting relatives is not a sufficient reason to enter the Republic of Croatia. Third-country nationals traveling from third countries may not enter the Republic of Croatia apart from in exceptional cases.
I have recovered from COVID-19. Is it sufficient to enter the Republic of Croatia? What do I need to present as proof?
All passengers (regardless of the citizenship)  who 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, must present positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician (with stated date of the beginning of the infection which began in the previous 180 days but at least 11 days after the beginning of the infection). Also if a person has recovered from COVID-19 and has an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a medical certificate of recovery or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and has been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination. Third country nationals coming from third country also have to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove the reasons of entering Croatia).
 
 
We are citizens of a third country (and we are coming from a third country) and we have booked accommodation in the Republic of Croatia. What documents do we need to have to enter the Republic of Croatia?
Accomodation reservation is not sufficient reason for entry to Croatia. You have to present certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation. Advance payment of part of the accomodation is also being admitted.
In addition to the above-mentioned confirmation, it is necessary to present an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours (from sampling until arrival at the border crossing point) or a rapid antigen test result on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours (from sampling to arrival at the border crossing point) or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia and stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result, i.e. present a certificate of vaccination with two doses of vaccine administered by Member States (valid if 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine) or a certificate of vaccination with one dose of vaccine administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) if 14 days have passed since receiving that one dose: or If a person has recovered COVID-19 and has a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and has been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination; or if the person has recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR or rapid antigen test result older than 11, but not more than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that they have recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician, indicating the date of onset of the disease, from which more than 11 but not more than 180 days were to elapse).

 
Are all rapid antigen tests recognized?
Not all rapid antigen tests are recognized, but only those on the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible and the test must be issued by a health institution / laboratory and signed / confirmed by a doctor. If otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.

 
I have been granted a residence and work permit, but I have not yet registered my residence and applied for a residence and work permit (plastic card).
If you are granted to stay and work, upon arrival at a border crossing point, in order to be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia, it is necessary to present a confirmation showing that you are granted to stay and work in the Republic of Croatia. Furthermore, on that occasion, you have to present an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a negative PCR test result not older than 72 hours (from sampling to arrival at the border crossing point) or a rapid antigen test result on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours (from sampling to arrival at the border crossing point) or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia and stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result, i.e. present a certificate of vaccination with two doses of vaccine administered by Member States (valid if 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine) or a certificate of vaccination with one dose of vaccine administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) if 14 days have passed since receiving that one dose; or If you have had recovered COVID-19 and have a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination; or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR or rapid antigen test result older than 11, but not more than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that the person has recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician, indicating the date of onset of the disease, from which more than 11 but not more than 180 days were to elapse).
 
Can I briefly stop during transit through the Republic of Croatia to apply for a new ID card since my old one has expired?
During transit through the Republic of Croatia, you may not stop, stay or perform any work in the Republic of Croatia, including the submission of the application for the issuance of new personal documents. The transit must be completed as soon as possible and for a maximum of 12 hours.
 
I own land in a neighbouring country that I have to cultivate and I have a border pass. Do I need to have a PCR or rapid antigen test result every time I return from the border area of the neighbouring country?
If you are a land owner / proprietor in a neighbouring country and you have to cultivate the land, you will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia without a PCR or RAT test, or without self-isolation measures, upon presentation of a valid border pass. Permission to enter in this case refers exclusively and solely to the purpose of cultivating the land in the border area of the neighbouring state and this right cannot be used for other purposes.
My parents who, due to their age and illness, require the care and attention of other family members are in the Republic of Croatia. Do I need a PCR test result to visit my parents?
If you come to the Republic of Croatia from countries / regions of EU / EEA member states that are not currently on the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of your citizenship, you will exceptionally be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia without the need to present a negative PCR or RAT test result or to self-isolate, if it is necessary for family reasons in which case it is necessary to present a credible medical certificate for the person you are coming to take care of (proof of an illness due to which the person cannot take care of themselves) upon arrival at the border crossing point.

Exceptionally, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed for a maximum of 12 hours without the need to present EU digital COVID Certificate, a negative PCR or RAT test result if you are a third-country national arriving from a third country because of urgent family reasons for which it is necessary to present a credible medical certificate for the person you are coming to take care of (proof of an illness due to which the person cannot take care of themselves) upon arrival at the border crossing point. If you need to stay longer than 12 hours for that purpose, upon entering the Republic of Croatia, you will have to present an EU Digital COVID Certificate, a negative PCR test result (not older than 72 hours from sampling) or a rapid antigen test result on SARS-CoV-2 (not older than 48 hours from sampling) or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia and stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result, i.e. you may present a certificate of vaccination with two doses of vaccine administered by Member States (valid if 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine) or a certificate of vaccination with one dose of vaccine administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) if 14 days have passed since receiving that one dose; or If you have had recovered COVID-19 and have a medical certificate or a positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) and have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination; or proof of having recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR or rapid antigen test result older than 11, but not more than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that the person has recovered from COVID-19 issued by a physician, indicating the date of onset of the disease, from which more than 11 but not more than 180 days were to elapse).
 

 
If I have been vaccinated against COVID-19, can I enter the Republic of Croatia without a PCR or RAT test result, i.e. without self-isolation?
Persons who have a certificate of vaccination with two doses of vaccine applied by Member States (for Johnson & Johnson the first and only dose) more than 14 days ago are exempted from the obligation to test and self-isolate when entering the Republic of Croatia.

If a person has recovered from COVID-19 and has a medical certificate of recovery, an EU Digital COVID Certificate, positive PCR or rapid antigen test (RAT) result and has been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine after recovery, the exemption from presenting a negative PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT or self-isolation is extended until six (6) months after vaccination.
A third-country national who comes from the territory of one of the third countries, is obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia in order to prove a particularly justified reason for exemption from having one of the above-mentioned tests / having to self-isolate.

 

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