The latest travel advice for Croatia | With the holidays ahead, we can secretly dream of a holiday in Europe† Travel to Croatia in corona time sounds like a nice option. So we set out to find out what to prepare and what the latest travel advice is. Unfortunately, this is part of it these days and we can't get in the car without a plan or get on the plane† With this blog we hope to make it a little easier for you! Follow the rules of the country, travel responsibly and ENJOY.
Latest update: June 23, 2021.
Tip: Because the travel advice is constantly changing, we advise everyone to check for the latest travel news our Facebook page to follow. Then you can always quickly see when important changes occur while on the road.
UPDATE June 23, 2021: The region of Sjeverna Hrvatska in Croatia (including Zagreb) will go on YELLOW as of tomorrow June 24th ?. More information can be found in this news item.
Update June 22, 2021: We have added a current 'corona map' of Croatia in the article, which can be found via this link† This map is updated daily by the Croatian government. At the moment, the current restrictions, can be viewed at this clear PDF, still in effect.
UPDATE June 17, 2021: Croatia is yellow but the Sjeverna Hrvatska region (including Zagreb) remains orange. If you travel back to the Netherlands from the yellow part of Croatia, you do not need to be in (home) quarantine. You also do not need to submit a negative PCR test from there. This is a must if you come from the Sjeverna Hrvatska region including Zagreb. Does your flight to the Netherlands start from Zagreb Airport? Then there is a test obligation. If you make a stopover at Zagreb airport and do not leave the airport, the test obligation does not apply. Zagreb and the Sjeverna Hrvatska region are high-risk areas. Traveling to the yellow part of Croatia is therefore possible, but beware: there are entry restrictions.
UPDATE – June 02, 2021: The Civil Protection Headquarters of Croatia took a decision on Wednesday 2 June on easing access measures at the border for citizens of the countries of the European Union and the Schengen Member States. Read more about the new easing at the border of Croatia.
UPDATE June 1, 2021: There are no changes yet. At the moment, the current restrictions, can be viewed at this clear PDF, still in effect. However, it is very likely that in the short term only no later than 15 June (because that is the duration of the current rules in Croatia, (source)), new relaxations are announced. The Netherlands currently scores very well and would fall into the 'green zone' with a new update.
Croatia's green list
For countries on the green list, all restrictions will expire. This means that there are no more travel restrictions and no more PCR tests are needed, plus that the vaccination and quarantine obligations will lapse. †source† To get on the green list of Croatia, a country may have a maximum of 14 infections per 25 inhabitants over 100.000 days on average (source).
Where is the Netherlands
The Netherlands currently (June 1) has 12,3 infections per 100.000 inhabitants (source) and our 7-day average is 17 infections per 100.000 population. The number of infections in our country continues to fall at a rapid pace. When Croatia carries out the next update, the Netherlands will most likely fall well within the criteria of a 'green country' and all restrictions will most likely be lifted.
UPDATE 06 May 2021: Vaccinations while traveling has a nice offer that is worth considering. Instead of 139 euros per person, you now pay 109 euros per person, provided you take the PCR test with at least 2 people at the same time. The offer is mainly intended for families or groups. You can here make an appointment immediately for the test.
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Travel restrictions in Europe
When you want to go on holiday in Europe, you should of course first ask yourself what the most current travel advice is, which country is open to tourists and under what conditions. Chris has already traveled with his 4×4 camper to Switzerland during corona time† Experience shows that this can be done well, if you are well prepared. Today we take travel to Croatia in corona time a closer look. The current measures ensure that it is possible for travelers to enter the country and we expect this to become even smoother in the coming time.
Arrange in advance for a trip to Croatia
As already indicated, you will have to plan your trip. First of all, of course, check the most recent travel advice for Croatia. Several countries in Europe also expect you to register your trip and show a negative PCR test result. These rules still apply in Croatia at the moment. We explain exactly what you need to arrange before you travel to Croatia.
The most up-to-date travel advice for Croatia can be found on the website of netherlandsworldwide.nl
PCR test (not older than 48 hours)
Is the travel advice for Croatia OK? Then a PCR test is essential, because without this test you will in principle not enter the country. In the Netherlands, these tests are quite expensive. You pay between 130 and 150 euros. You must be able to hand over a negative PCR test upon arrival in Croatia which is not older than 48 hours.
In Croatia, the PCR test costs 500 kuna (= 66 euros). You can also opt for an Antibody Test (a 49 euros per test), but then you must be tested again after 10 days (if you are staying for more than 10 days). Children under the age of 7 do not need to be tested. If you have a test taken at the Croatian border, you are expected to quarantine for 10 days in Croatia. Not very convenient, unless you stay in a house where this is easy.
UPDATE 06 May 2021: Vaccinations while traveling has a nice offer that is worth considering. Instead of 139 euros per person, you now pay 109 euros per person, provided you take the PCR test with at least 2 people at the same time. The offer is mainly intended for families or groups. You can immediately make an appointment for the test via the button below.
If you can already present a vaccination certificate, the above does not apply. you have to at least 14 days have received your second dose before entering Croatia. You must also indicate this on your entry form.
Entry Form Croatia
In addition to a negative PCR test result (or your vaccination certificate), you must register your trip to Croatia via a online form† You have to do this last-minute as you have to upload your PCR test or antibody test document here. Furthermore, fill in all your details here and let us know who you are traveling with and where you are staying in Croatia.
Via the links below you will find more information about traveling to Croatia in times of corona and the entry form that you must complete before you arrive in Croatia. The most up-to-date travel advice for Croatia can be found on the website of netherlandsworldwide.nl
- General Information about Corona in Croatia: Click here
- The 'corona map' of Croatia: Click here
- Direct it Complete Entry Form and register your trip: Click here
- Current overview of the rules in Croatia can be found at this handy PDF form.
During your stay in Croatia
Even though the travel advice for Croatia has been green for a long time, realize that you are a guest in this country and therefore respect all the rules that the country has as a tourist. Always and everywhere.
Mouth caps are obligated in all closed interior spaces and if it is not possible to keep sufficient distance. A face mask is always mandatory in shops and public transport.
Checks can take place
Fines for violation of the measures can cost around € 1.050. So stick to the rules and make sure you keep all official documents for your trip. You may be asked about it during your trip in Croatia.
At the moment the terraces of restaurants open (similar to our situation in the Netherlands now) and delivery and collection is allowed. Shops are open with social distancing and a limited number of people. Beaches, museums, national monuments, attractions, parks, theaters and hotels are also open† Do you want to book an excursion? Then be on time, because here too there is a limited number of registrations.
Weather and climate in Croatia
In months May to September the climate in Croatia is fine. With a minimum temperature of around 13 degrees and a maximum temperature from around the 34 degrees sounds good to us! Let's go!
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Is the VACCINATION proof that you have received from RIVM OK for CROATIA ???
Great thanks Chris for the info. We want to go to Croatia with the camper at the end of May. I am looking forward to your experiences in the coming week. Have a nice trip!
In principle nothing will change. You just have to comply with the rules as described in this article. This means that you can hand over a vaccination certificate or PCR test at the border and have a completed entry form with you. It also contains the address where you are going to stay first, which is mandatory so you will have to plan that. On that entry form you also register your mobile phone number and e-mail address, so that authorities can contact you if there is something wrong or if the travel advice changes.
There are (for now) no further restrictions on traveling around with a camper after your first stay. You must of course have proof and forms with you at all times.
I came back from Switzerland last week and am going to Slovenia next week. I may also add Croatia to that. If that is the case, I will of course share as much information about this as possible from practice.
How does it work if you want to travel around Croatia with a motorhome?
Maximum temperature of around 24 degrees? Brrrrr cold...
We are still writing blogs about the countries you have to drive through to get to Croatia, so we will update this blog with links to relevant blogs.
If something else is not complete or not right, let us know and it would also be useful to immediately say WHAT is wrong so that we can correct that for our other readers 😉
Too bad it's incomplete and also contains an error!