An overview of current measures for travel to Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany and Switzerland

It is the holiday season, and thus the increased cross-border traffic of passengers, but the uncertain situation with old and new strains of coronavirus that causes constant changes in current measures in different ...

It is the holiday season, and thus the increased cross-border passenger traffic, but the uncertain situation with old and new strains of coronavirus, which causes constant changes in current measures in different countries, occasionally confuses us all. To make it easier arrival i departure from vacation in Croatia to passengers from Slovenian, Austria, Germany i Switzerland, we bring you an overview of currently valid measures, according to Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Entry u Republic of Croatia will be provided to passengers coming directly from the countries and / or regions of the European Union, or the countries and / or regions of the Schengen area and the countries associated with the Schengen area, regardless of citizenship, if they have a valid and valid EU digital COVID certificate.

Exceptionally, passengers coming directly from EU member states and / or regions or countries and / or regions of the Schengen area and countries associated to the Schengen area, and do not have an EU digital COVID certificate, will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - BAT. When finding a BAT test made abroad, the test manufacturer and / or the commercial name of the test must be visible, otherwise the test will not be accepted as credible for entry into the Republic of Croatia. The result of the PCR test must not be older than 72 hours, and the BAT test of 48 hours from the moment of testing until the arrival at the border crossing.

Entry into Croatia will also be available to persons with a vaccination certificate and a certificate of illness COVID-19 or with PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - BAT on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation of self-isolation until the arrival of a negative finding. In case of impossibility of testing, a measure of self-isolation for a period of ten days is determined.

Od Thursday July 15st, Slovenia changes the entry criteria and the same measures will be applied to all passengers, regardless of the country they come from - they will need to present a valid vaccination certificate, illness certificate or a negative test for COVID-19 not older than 48 hours or 72 hours , depending on the test. These measures will also apply to professional drivers in freight and passenger transport.

European digital vaccination certificate or digital certificate of third countries will be valid as proof for the entry of passengers into Slovenia without quarantine. The new rules will not apply only to foreigners who own land or real estate in Slovenia, and for children under 15 years of age if accompanied by a parent or guardian. All passengers in transit, including professional drivers in passenger and freight transport, must leave the country within 12 hours, otherwise they are assigned an epidemiological measure of self-isolation. Detailed information is available at connectors

Entering Austria is possible upon presentation of a negative test certificate (rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours or a PCR test not older than 72 hours), a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery from COVID-19 disease. If none of the above certificates is available, it is necessary to register via the form Pre-travel clearance, and be tested in Austria within 24 hours of crossing the border.  

Certificates in German or English are valid as proof of vaccination. As proof of recovery, a medical certificate in German or English is valid, which shows that the person has overcome COVID 19 in a period of 180 days, and which is not older than 90 days. Confirmation of illness is identical to the evidence of neutralizing antibodies, which at the time of entry into Austria must not be older than 90 days. 

Children up to 12 years they are released from the obligation to test and present other certificates. Passengers for medical reasons can enter Austria without restrictions upon presentation of a certificate of necessity to use the medical service in English or German. Persons in transit, carriers of goods and passengers, emergency vehicles and the like can enter Austria without restrictions.

Entering FR Germany according to the existing rules, it is basically possible for all citizens of the European Union with certain restrictions and adherence to prescribed epidemiological measures. FR Germany categorizes areas on risky, high risk i areas with mutated virus variants COVID-19, and the current categorization is available at connectors.

The entire territory of the Republic of Croatia - except Zadar County - is categorized as risk-free. Passengers coming from risk-free parts of the Republic of Croatia can enter the Federal Republic of Germany without the obligation to announce entry, test, certificates and quarantine.

Passengers coming from the Republic of Croatia from risk areas may enter FR Germany without the obligation of quarantine if with proof of digital announcement of entry (electronically or in printed form, available at connectors) have a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or an antigen test not older than 48 hours, made in an authorized health institution and written in German, English or French, a certificate of complete vaccination with a vaccine from the list Paul-Ehrlich-Institut in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish in paper or digital form or a medical certificate for persons who have survived COVID-19 and a medical certificate in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish in paper or digital form with proving that a minimum of 28 days has passed since the cessation of the disease, and not more than 6 months. They are exempt from this obligation children up to 6 years of age.

Air passengers, regardless of their area of ​​origin (risk-free or risky), are obliged to comply with the rule of submitting evidence of testing, evidence of cure from infection or evidence of vaccination before take-off. Information in Croatian can be found on the German website Federal Ministry of Health

People who in Swiss Confederation coming from Croatia do not need to be quarantined. All persons arriving by bus, train, boat or plane are required to complete an online form available at connectors. All persons arriving in Switzerland by plane are required to present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours upon boarding.

They are exempt from these obligations children up to 16 years of age, persons who have been fully vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health or the country of arrival, upon presentation of appropriate documentation, persons who have survived COVID-6 in the past 19 months, upon presentation of appropriate documentation. For travelers coming to the Swiss Confederation detailed information is available at connectors.   

All additional information on entry into the Member States of the European Union and the measures in force in individual countries can be found at Reopen Europe,

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