You can stay at the border for several hours

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Holidaymakers, beware! Be prepared for the fact that Croatia carries out strict controls when entering the country.

Holidaymakers, beware! Be prepared for the fact that Croatia carries out strict checks on entry.

Illustration of the article Croatia tightens controls: You can stay at the border for several hours

Croatia strictly controls all conditions for entry into the country. According to sites of our Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic are valid at least until 31 July, or until further notice.

“Given the significant increase in the number of tourists to Croatia, it is also necessary to count on a few hours’ stay at the border, to prepare fluids, food supplies and enough fuel (if you travel by car).” pointed out our ministry.

Speed ​​up your equipment

It is recommended to fill in an online form before the trip, which is designed to speed up border equipment.

“If you do not have a completed form, it is necessary to take into account the delay when entering Croatia. When entering more than one person, we recommend that you do not add them as fellow passengers if you want to scan documents separately for each person. In the case of children under 12 years of age, these can be listed as fellow passengers, stating the address of their stay in Croatia briefly. We recommend using the English version of the application, even though there is a Slovak version. “ added by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Travel conditions

Upon entering Croatia, it is necessary to prove with a valid travel document or ID card. Transitors through Croatia are not obliged to enter the quarantine if they leave the country within 12 hours of entering. Passengers from one of the Member States of the European Union (EU) will be able to enter the Republic of Croatia without any problems if they have a valid EU Digital COVID Card.

Passengers coming directly from EU countries and countries associated with the Schengen area who do not yet have a digital certificate but can prove, for example, have easy access:

  • negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours
  • rapid antigen test, not older than 48 hours
  • confirmation not more than 270 days after receipt of two doses of vaccine used in EU Member States
  • by presenting a certificate from receipt of a single dose of vaccine (Janssen / Johnson & Johnson).
  • by acknowledging receipt of the first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya / Sputnik V between the 22nd and 42nd day of vaccination, or from the 22nd to 84th day of receipt of the first dose of AstraZeneca.

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Traveling with children

Children under the age of 12 (unless they come from ECDC Green List countries) but travel with parents who have a vaccination certificate, COVID-19 or negative PCR or antigen test, do not need a negative test or go into self-isolation.

During their stay in Croatia, visitors must comply with the generally applicable regulations of the Public Health Office.

In Croatia, it is mandatory to wear protective clothing in all closed and open areas – on the streets and other public places, wherever it is not possible to maintain a safety distance of 1.5 meters.

All establishments and facilities with refreshments are allowed to sell take away food, drinks and sweets. There are cafes on the outdoor terraces and restaurant facilities indoors.

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