We bring you the current restrictions in Croatia and neighboring countries, as due to various changes, people have constant inquiries, so let's summarize the current situation.
Opening borders for EU and third country nationals (Serbia, BiH…)
From midnight on 30 June, all EU / EEA citizens and permanent residents in the EU / EEA (with the United Kingdom, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and the Vatican) are free to enter Croatia without restrictions.
A recommendation to complete the form is still valid for all passengers ENTERCROATIA and thus announce their arrival in order to cross the border faster and in order to potentially monitor contacts in case of infection. All other foreign nationals can enter for business or tourist reasons (with paid accommodation reservation).
ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA FROM THIRD COUNTRIES
Third countries whose citizens are allowed entry are Algeria, Australia, Montenegro, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Uruguay. Chinese citizens will also be able to enter, but on the condition that Beijing lifts restrictions on the entry of EU citizens. This decision will be in effect for two weeks (until July 15).
When citizens of these Member States enter the Republic of Croatia, their entry will be recorded with the collection of additional data (destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address), due to the possible need to contact for epidemiological reasons. It needs to be fulfilled form on the page EnterCroatia and leave data.
Third-country nationals still I can enter Croatia, but will still have to prove their reason for entering the country (business, economic, tourist or personal reason).
For a tourist visit, it is necessary to present a confirmation of the reservation of accommodation in an accommodation facility in Croatia (confirmation, voucher, camp rental agreement, permanent connection agreement, etc.). Additional information on crossing borders can be found here.
Lanes at border crossings for passengers who have announced themselves via the Enter Croatia system
Special lanes have been marked at the most frequent border crossings for passengers who have announced their arrival in Croatia via the Enter Croatia system, the Ministry of the Interior announced. This will reduce border crossing time. These are the border crossings of Bregana, Macelj, Rupe and Plovanija.
New measures in public transport in Croatia Passengers and citizens in public transport in Croatia must wear face masks. The public transport service provider will not allow entry to citizens who do not have a mask, or will not start the vehicle if there is a person without a mask in it.
Maritime border crossings are opening Permanent border crossings Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Mali Lošinj, Korčula and Ubli are opened, as well as seasonal crossings Umag - ACI Marina, Novigrad, Sali, Božava, Primošten, Komiža, Hvar, Vis, Stari Grad on the island of Hvar, Vela Luka and Cavtat .
Slovenian measures - Croatia is on the yellow list. There is no panic, no obligatory self-isolation, only a little more crowd at the borders.
Croatia is on the so-called yellow leaves (green, yellow and red). All Slovenes returning to the country will have to explain where they have been in Croatia (certificate of tourist accommodation, ownership of a cottage, boat…).
To enter and stay in Slovenia, Croatian citizens must have a coronavirus test that is not older than 36 hours.
From the citizens of the so-called third countries, the border is open to citizens of Montenegro, but not to citizens of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. They are followed by 14 days of self-isolation upon entry or must present a recent coronavirus test if they enter Slovenia with the intention of staying.
BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
BiH borders are open to citizens of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.
MONTENEGRO OPENS BORDERS
Montenegro opens its borders on June 1st. The countries with which they will open the borders are Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Albania, Greece… Montenegro closed the border with BiH on 18 June.
As of Friday, June 12, Croatian citizens are free to enter Hungary. Hungary opens its borders.
ITALY BORDER OPENING
From June 3, you can enter and leave Italy freely. A special warning is issued for all travelers who intend to visit the Lombardy region
AUSTRIA ISSUES WARNING FOR WESTERN BALKAN COUNTRIES
From June 16, Croatian citizens will also be able to travel freely to Austria. On July 1, Austria issued a warning to the countries of the Western Balkans. Despite the instructions of the European Union, measures towards Serbia still remain, and remain for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro. All returnees from these countries and their citizens are subject to a 7-day isolation or valid coronavirus test.
SERBIA HAS OPENED BORDERS
Serbia has opened its borders and a coronavirus test is no longer needed to enter that country. After entering the country, one does not have to isolate oneself.
UKRAINE OPENS GRNAICE
It is planned to open the borders from mid-June…
SWITZERLAND INTRODUCTION RESTRICTIONS
The borders have been open since June 15. Citizens coming from 29 countries will have to go into self-isolation from July 6, which will last for 7 days. The list includes Serbia, Kosovo, Northern Macedonia…
SLOVAKIA OPENS BORDERS
The borders are open to the citizens of most EU countries, including Croatian citizens
CZECH REPUBLIC OPENS BORDERS
Croatian citizens are free to enter the Czech Republic from June 8.
POLAND OPENS BORDERS IN MID-JUNE
Poland announces it is likely to open its borders in mid-June. For the time being, controls are being carried out at border crossings.
Russia's road borders are partially open. People are allowed to enter the country because of important economic interests, those who have urgent family responsibilities (caring for sick family members) and diplomats.
GERMANY OPENS BORDERS
Germany has opened its borders - self-isolation is needed for the citizens of the so-called at-risk countries. From the citizens of the so-called third countries, the border is open to citizens of Montenegro, but not to citizens of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. For them, 14 days of self-isolation follows upon entry.
BELGIUM OPENS BORDERS
The borders have been open to all EU citizens since 16 June.
THE NETHERLANDS OPENED THE BORDERS
The borders are open to EU citizens. Citizens of Sweden and the United Kingdom are advised to go into 14-day self-isolation when entering the country.
FRANCE RESTRICTS MOVEMENT
France opened its borders to EU citizens on June 15. Only passengers who enter the country and show symptoms of the disease will be quarantined.
ROMANIA HAS OPENED BORDERS
The borders are open to all EU citizens. Self-isolation is recommended for citizens coming from countries with a large number of infected people.
BULGARIA HAS OPENED BORDERS
The borders are open for EU citizens - passengers coming from Sweden, Great Britain and Portugal have to go into 14-day self-isolation. Greece has opened its borders The borders are open to all EU countries except Sweden. All guests will need to fill out online before entering the state form. Then they will receive a QR code at the entrance, and depending on where they come from, they will be directed to further activities - free entry or testing.
SPAIN OPENED THE BORDERS
The borders are open to EU citizens.
Source: HAK, koronavirus.hr, MUP / Photo: HAK