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Covid-19 Update - all you need to know about travelling to Croatia

Updated: 16.10.2021. (valid until 31st October 2021)

How can I enter Croatia

From July 1st, Croatia introduced new rules for crossing the border. All EU and Schengen citizens, regardless of whether they come from a country that is on the so-called green list of the ECDC or marked with a different color on the ECDC map, have to present a digital EU COVID certificate or one of the available certificates: vaccination, recovery, testing or other.

If you are entering Croatia directly from EU countries or the Schengen area, you have to fulfill one of the following seven criteria:

  • EU Digital COVID Certificate;
  • a negative PCR (taken 72 hours before arrival at the border) or antigen test taken (48 hours before arrival);
  • Vaccination certificate confirming the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gambaleya, Sinopharm). Exceptionally, in the case of Janssen or Johnson & Johnson, a certificate confirming receipt of a single dose more than 14 days before arrival;
  • Proof of recovery from Covid more than 11 days and less than 180 days ago;
  • Proof of recovery and first dose of vaccination more than 11 days and less than 7 months ago;
  • Pay for a test on arrival and remain in self-isolation until a negative result;
  • Confirmation of receipt of the first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya (when travelling between the 22nd and 42nd day of receipt), or AstraZeneca (when travelling between the 22nd and 84th day of receipt);
  • Exception: All children under the age of 12 are exempt from providing test results should their parent or guardian fulfill the requirements.

Campsites in Croatia are open and apply all hygienic and safety measures for your carefree holiday. Restaurants, bars, shops and other facilities are open as well. Please check regularly updated recommendations and measures for your carefree holiday.

All holidaymakers entering the Republic of Croatia must have a booking confirmation and for an even easier crossing of the border and a more effective epidemiological control, all foreign citizens travelling to Croatia are invited to register via the website EnterCroatia.

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For additional information and updates

  • The official government website for accurate and verified information about the Coronavirus:
  • Coronavirus map - number of cases by regions:
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What health measures are prescribed in the campsites?

In order to spend a carefree vacation in a safe environment, measures have been prescribed for Croatian camps at the national level, with the aim to make all guests and employees in the campsites as safe as possible.

The basic rules, similar to the ones used for other public spaces, start with the social distancing of at least 1,5 meters. This rule applies to all areas of the campsite, from swimming pools and beaches to shops and restaurants. Also, in all enclosed spaces, the maximum number of people is limited so as not to create unnecessary crowds.

Disinfectants should be available at the entrances of common areas, while information on hygienic procedures will be displayed there too. Wearing masks in common areas is not mandatory, but it is recommended, especially if social distancing cannot be respected.

The check-in waiting time at the reception will be reduced to a minimum, and in addition with the prescribed measures, some campsites have developed their own apps for fast online check-in. In case of need, gloves, face masks and thermometers will be available to guests (on request).

It is recommended that guests use contactless payment methods and that the check-out is announced in advance, so that the process is as quick and easy as possible.

Sanitary facilities must be disinfected at least every two hours, and the frequency of cleaning can be increased if necessary. It is suggested to use private and family bathrooms wherever possible.

In restaurants, tables must be empty (no plates, glasses, cutlery) until guests arrive, and guests in a group or family may sit at the same table while the distance from other tables must be at least 1,5 meters. After the guests leave, the table will be disinfected together with the utensils (menu, salt, pepper, oil, etc.). The bars are open, and they also have rules such as table distancing while there is a ban on serving shared snacks.

For all additional information visit Croatia’s Tourist Board webpage with prescriptions for campsites or contact the desired campsite directly to get the most up-to-date instructions for your arrival in Croatia and the stay in our campsites.

Safe stay in Croatia

Croatia is your safe destination - we introduced a special safety & security protocol for tourist accommodations, in line with the guidelines of the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Institute of Public Health Click on the banner below to find the campsites that implemented the protocols so far. In addition, some companies and campsites offer the possibility of organizing PCR and fast tests at the destination of your stay.

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We wish you a happy journey and a safe stay in Croatia!


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