Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia (COVID-19)

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Source: Koronavirus.hr

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 with in the following 14 days.

I entered the Republic of Croatia prior to 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 imposed self-isolation prior to 9 May 2020 must comply with the instructions and recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health for 14 days after their entry 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.

I am a foreign national, I own real estate in the Republic of Croatia and I would like to visit my house for the purposes of upkeep and maintenance after a longer period of time. 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 the purpose of 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.

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 pass, it is no longer required.

I am a national of a non-EU/non-EEA country. My mother passed away in the Republic of Croatia yesterday. Am I allowed to attend her funeral?

You will be allowed to attend the funeral. When crossing the border, you have to provide evidence of her death and you have to reach the location of the funeral without stopping and return to Bosnia and Herzegovina immediately after the funeral.

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, using a mask indoors and similar).

I am a national of a non-EU/non-EEA country. I suffer from a serious disease and I have an appointment at University Hospital Centre Zagreb (KBC Zagreb, Rebro). I have all the necessary documents and a hospital invitation for the appointment. Am I allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia for the appointment?

You will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia for serious and pressing health reasons if you provide the appropriate documents when crossing the border.

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.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact Ministry of the Interior using on-line form

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