Is it safe to travel to Croatia?

As of 20th August, the FCDO removed Croatia from the exempt list and are now advising against all but essential travel to the island. Please regularly check the FCDO travel advice for the most up-to-date information.

What is life like in the Croatia?

Face masks must be worn in spaces such as museums and shops as well as on public transport. Shops, bars and restaurants are open with social distancing protocols in place.

What was the COVID-19 pandemic response? 

In general, Croatia handled the pandemic well and measures are in place to continue to minimise the spread of COVID-19. To support this, the FCDO advise that it is mandatory to wear face masks on public transport (including flights and ferries). The use of face masks is strongly recommended in other closed spaces. Please regularly check the FCDO travel advice for the most up-to-date information.

Are there any pre-departure requirements in regards to visas and passports?

You must complete an online Public Health Passenger Locator form before your arrival (see below for more information) and to take a copy of the confirmation of your accommodation booking. You must have six months validity on your passport but you do not need a visa to enter Croatia for stays of under 90 days. 

What are the quarantine guidelines in Croatia?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival into Croatia as long as you do not test positive for COVID-19. If you test positive, or if you develop symptoms and/or are diagnosed with COVID-19, you will be required to quarantine for at least 14 days.

If I test positive for COVID-19 in Croatia, what will happen?

You may not be allowed to enter Croatia if you display signs of COVID-19 on arrival. The FCDO advise that if you test positive while in Croatia, the authorities are likely to ask you to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are infected while you’re on holiday, you should notify your representative, hotel, a medical facility or our 24-hour Duty Officer and you will need to quarantine for at least 14 days. Guidance and assistance will be provided and local numbers will be provided upon arrival in your resort.

What is the airport experience like?

All passengers must wear a face mask and maintain social distancing in and around the airport terminal and onboard the aircraft. Temperature checks are carried out both upon arrival and departure.

What are the transfers like?

All local protocols are followed for transfers; all passengers and drivers must wear a face mask for the duration of the journey and vehicles will be disinfected after each journey.  Where possible, the seat next to the driver should be left free.

What should I expect at the hotel?

Generally, hotels are operating as normal but with social distancing in public areas. Restaurants may not offer buffet menus and the capacity will be reduced.  Swimming pool areas will also have limited capacity to allow for social distancing. It is strongly advised to wear a face mask in all enclosed public spaces.

How should I keep safe in Croatia?

Generally, hotels currently have a check in time of 3pm and check out of 11am to allow for extra cleaning to take place after each guest leaves. Hotel rooms will be thoroughly disinfected and cleansed as per local protocols. Most hotels are offering outdoor and keyless check in to reduce contact. Most hotels also prefer electronic payments (credit or debit cards) rather than cash.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK on my return from Croatia?

The FCDO advises that UK nationals returning from Croatia need to quarantine for 14 days on their return to the UK.

Forms required for travel to and from Croatia

All travellers must complete the Public Health Passenger Locator form before departing. A UK arrival form must be completed 48 hours before your return home.