Everyone has a touch of cabin fever after the worldwide coronavirus lockdowns.
It’s natural to want a break from routine, from work, from responsibilities, and the people who drive you crazy.
Periods of isolation and self-quarantining can directly impact mental health in ways most people are unprepared for.
So it's no surprise that people want to travel soon. Escaping somewhere that’s not your home is an exciting privilege that should be taken advantage of as often as possible. Even before the Coronavirus, for most people travel was synonymous with a positive means of escape.
Croatia, one of the safest countries in the world has opened its borders for tourists with a paid reservation and businesses from EU/EEA countries since May 11.
It is best to book a trip with a reliable tourist agency and sort through all the details. You can check the local trips from RealCroatia.com or simply share your idea of a trip and ask for a custom trip quote.
In the meantime, here are a couple of questions we can solve right now, officially published by the Government of Croatia.
Croatian Coronavirus travel offical FAQ
These are some tipical questions people ask. If you'd like to know something else, please contact RealCroatia travel agency directly.
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Do I have to self-isolate after entering the Republic of Croatia?
No. The measure of self-isolation is no longer imposed on all passengers on border crossing points when entering the Republic of Croatia.
It may be imposed only on individuals for whom it is determined during border checks that they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
However, when entering the Republic of Croatia, border police officers will provide you with a leaflet containing instructions and recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health which you have to comply within the following 14 days.
I entered the Republic of Croatia before 9 May 2020 and I was imposed self-isolation. Do I still have to self-isolate?
All measures of self-isolation imposed by border police officers were revoked on 9 May 2020.
However, persons who were in self-isolation before 9 May 2020 must comply with the instructions and recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health for 14 days after they enter into the Republic of Croatia.
Which documents are Croatian nationals required to show on a border crossing point when entering the Republic of Croatia if they do not have permanent or temporary residence in the Republic of Croatia?
Croatian nationals and their family members who do not have Croatian citizenship do not have to provide proof that they meet the conditions for entering the Republic of Croatia. It is sufficient that they hold a passport or an identity card.
I am a foreign national and I own real estate or a vessel. Which documents am I required to show on a border crossing point to be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia?
When entering the Republic of Croatia, you have to show a title deed, a purchase contract or other documents which prove that you are the owner of real estate or a vessel, upon which you and the members of your close family will be granted entry.
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I am a foreign national, I own real estate in the Republic of Croatia and I would like to visit my house for upkeep and maintenance after a longer period. Can my wife and my children accompany me and do I have to self-isolate after entering the country?
Your wife and children, as family members, can accompany you to the Republic of Croatia. Self-isolation is not necessary.
Rather, you must comply with the recommendations and instructions issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health during your stay in the Republic of Croatia (keeping a minimum of 1.5m distance, avoiding handshaking, close contact and similar).
I am an EU/EEA national and I am visiting the Republic of Croatia for an official meeting. I have a girlfriend who is an EU national. We have been together for four months. She would like to accompany me. What do I require to enter the Republic of Croatia and can my girlfriend come with me?
You will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia. You need to have an invitation letter for a business meeting from a company in the Republic of Croatia.
Your girlfriend does not currently meet the requirements for entering the Republic of Croatia unless the invitation also refers to her.
I am a national of a non-EU/non-EEA country, my husband is a Croatian national. Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have been living separately for the past two months. Am I allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia and visit my husband?
You will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia for family reunification.
When crossing the border, you will have to show the documents proving that you are married to a Croatian national, e.g. a marriage certificate.
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I am a national of a non-EU/non-EEA country. I have regulated stay and a work permit in the Republic of Croatia. Am I allowed to enter the country to continue working given the fact that the company I work for has been closed for two months due to COVID-19? Am I required to have a pass to reach the location of my work?
You meet the requirements to enter the Republic of Croatia. As regards the special pass, it is no longer required.
I am a citizen of a Member State of the EU/EEA and I have booked tourist accommodation in the Republic of Croatia. What documents do I need to have to enter the Republic of Croatia?
It is necessary to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment.
The confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment includes:
- Confirmation of accommodation booking of all accommodation service providers / all types of accommodation
- Camp lease contract
- Permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port
- Confirmation of berth reservation in a nautical tourism port
- Travel agency voucher etc.
When you start travel preparations, bear in mind - this will be the summer of long road trips with the family as well as the outdoor and national parks visits. If you are looking It's a controlled environment and a chance to spend time as a family and see the country it's best to get in touch and start making arrangements.