Croatia has announced that foreign travelers can bypass its COVID-19 testing and quarantine requirements, once they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to departure.
Even if they are not vaccinated, visitors can still be admitted under certain conditions. One way is to show proof of negative PCR or antigen results from a COVID-19 test administered no more than 48 hours prior to arrival. Those entering based on an antigen test must repeat it within 10 days, if they are staying that long. Those who tested positive for the virus within the previous 180 days are deemed to be exempt from the mandatory testing and self-isolation obligations upon presentation of a certificate of recovery issued by a physician.
Travelers arriving without any of the above can perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing immediately upon arrival at their own expense, but they must stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, they must stay in self-isolation for a period of 10 days. Children under seven years old who are accompanied by a parent or guardian are not subject to testing requirements. It should be noted that those visiting Croatia for vacation purposes need to show confirmation of booked accommodation and fill out an online form before traveling.
Read more: What countries can I travel to if I’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine?
Those who fulfil the requirements to enter Croatia will be able to visit its sandy and shingly beaches and historic buildings and fortresses. Its coastline has more than 1000 islands located along the eastern coast, and it appeals to outdoor-lovers thanks to its numerous hiking and biking trails inland.
However, like with all COVID-19 regulations, details may vary based on your country on origin. Further information is available on Croatia’s Ministry of the Interior’s website here.
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