Useful information for tourists


Are you planning a trip to Croatia?

If so, you may find some of the following information useful.

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Travel requires all visitors to comply with current health and safety guidelines. Please ensure that you review the current travel measures, as well as guidelines in effect both nationally and regionally.

Certain epidemiological measures have been introduced for some Croatian counties, while more information can be found on the official GovernmentCovid-19:

The Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) has created a useful interactive map with marked active Covid-19 cases that may be found here.

Please see below for more detailed information.

Hotels are open, although seasonal hotel and accommodation closures unrelated to the current epidemiological situation are common across Croatia. Check with the hotel or accommodation provider when booking as to their dates of operation. Please note, all accommodation facilities are required to prescribe to the recommended health and safety procedures that may be found here.

The decision, which came into force on November 22nd 2020, suspended the operation of nightclubs. Slot machine clubs, betting points and casinos are allowed to work until 12 AM. Food delivery is allowed provided all health and safety measures are complied with. Outdoor terraces of all catering facilities (including cafes and restaurants) all allowed to work from 6 AM to 12 AM. Indoor service is available at restaurants and pastry shops, however this provision currently does not apply to cafes and bars. When staying on the terraces of catering facilities, it is necessary to adhere to epidemiological measures and maintain physical distance. Bakeries and shops selling bread and bakery products can be open until 12 AM.

The provision, includes a ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages from 12:00 AM to 06:00 AM. There are also updated health and safety guidelines in place that may be found here (currently in Croatian only)

All current epidemiological measures for cities / counties can be found on the official website: (currently in Croatian only)

The latest information for gatherings may be found here (Currently only in Croatian).

Note! Information and current epidemiological measures may vary by county depending on the epidemiological situation in a particular destination, so it is recommended to check the current epidemiological measures on the websites of county tourist boards, as well as on the official website. (currently only in Croatian).

There are no car traffic restrictions in Croatia and updates on the latest traffic conditions may be found via the Croatian Automobile Club website here. Meanwhile Croatian Motorways has implemented a Safe Travel campaign with road signage and the information leaflets being made available. More information may be found here.

For questions specifically related to travel to Croatia not addressed by the Q&A please contact and Cc

For questions regarding crossing the border of Republic of Croatia, please check:

For questions regarding filling out the entercroatia online form please contact:

For specific questions regarding epidemiological measures, economic measures and any legal questions in the Republic of Croatia during the COVID-19 pandemic please contact:

Additional information may be found here with additional information specific to travel Q&A available here*

For additional information, the EU has launched ‘Re-open EU’, an interactive tool which aims to support a safe relaunch of travelling and tourism across Europe.

Various recommendations and guidelines for the tourism sector may be found here or via the Croatian Institute of Public Health here (in Croatian).

*Please note, all external links provided are not updated by the CNTB and the CNTB cannot be held accountable for their accuracy.


Coronavirus 2019-nCoV Q&A

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YES – however there are many other acceptable entry requirements including those outlined in the section entitled “Entry into the Republic of Croatia for foreign citizens “. A decision temporarily prohibiting, i.e. restricting the crossing of persons across all border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia till June 15th  is currently in force. More about the exceptions and the possibilities of entering the country may be found here.

Aside from all the currently applicable health and safety measures recommended by the Croatian Institute of Public Health, starting from October 12 2020, it is mandatory to wear protective or surgical masks in all enclosed spaces where it is not possible to maintain a distance of 1.5 m. Furthermore, the regulation, which came into force on October 26 2020, stipulates a strict measure regarding physical distancing, with a distance of at least 2 meters indoors and 1.5 meters outdoors. The obligation to use face masks or medical masks outdoors when it is not possible to maintain physical distance was also introduced, as well as the obligation of wearing masks when entering and visiting cemeteries. Details may be found here. (Currently only in Croatian.)

As of, December 5th 2020, penalties were introduced for not wearing or for improper wearing of masks and for non-compliance with other health and safety measures. Fines range from HRK 500 for improper wearing of masks to HRK 10,000 for organizations of private parties and gatherings that have not enforced current measures.

Effective December 12th 2020, new measures for shops and shopping centers takes effect, the measures additionally limits the number of customers or visitors that can be in the store or shopping center at the same time. More information may be found here. (currently only in Croatian)

Additional county-level measures may periodically be implemented and more information on these may be found here (Croatian only)

 The UNWTO/IATA introduced “Travel Tracker” as the first global dashboard on Air Travel Restrictions and Health-related Travel Requirements at the destination, including Croatia. The tracker includes data on: Health Indicators (Interactive Map), Current Air Travel Regulations, Destination-specific Restrictions and Health Regulations and may be found here.

Covid-19 testing centres are organized at the county-level at various facilities. A list of contact information for them may be found here. Should you require a time dependent test, please call-in advance to ensure that the testing centre will be able to accommodate you and provide instructions as to the testing protocol and any other necessary information. More information on locations, process of ordering, instructions and so on you may find here.


In case you identify any symptoms that are similar to the mild flu-like symptoms, such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain and fatigue, or you had a close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus infection, immediately call your doctor or epidemiological service,, also you can contact one of tourist ambulances, contacts can be found here. Describe your symptoms and follow their advice. We suggest calling by phone before going to the doctor’s office.

The Croatian Institute of Public Health has also issued a protocol for local municipalities and accommodation providers should any guest show symptoms of Covid-19. The protocol may be found here. Should you be visiting Croatia and exhibit any symptoms, please let your accommodation provider know immediately, in order to ensure health and safety protocol is followed.

If you are an EU, EEA, UK or Swiss national and are covered by your country’s national health insurance provider, your coverage will cover any Covid-related services should they be required in Croatia just as they would be in their home country. Please take the time to check the validity of your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and/or have a new one issued prior to your trip. Or alternatively have a Certificate issued by your national health care provider.

Nationals of countries with which Croatia has a bilateral agreement (such as Bosnia & Hercegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, N. Macedonia and Turkey) are entitled to coverage by way of certificate as determined between national healthcare providers, which must be requested prior to travel to Croatia.

Nationals of other countries should check their health insurance coverage prior to travel to ensure they are covered in case of emergency health services that include any Covid-related health issues or purchase adequate travel insurance that provides Covid-related coverage.

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