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Croatia Travel Restrictions

43,38% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 42,99% last week
Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Croatia.

Croatia entry details and exceptions

Travelers may enter Croatia but will be required to meet one of the exemptions:

Persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel, and another form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia.

Citizens of EU/EEA member states as well as members of their families;

Healthcare workers, health researchers, and caregivers for the elderly;

Travelers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia a maximum of 12 hours from entering;

Persons traveling for necessary personal/family or business reasons, or who have other economic interests;

There is a limit in the validity of your covid vaccine. If your last dose of vaccination was more than 270 days ago,You'll have to abide by the country's unvaccinated traveler rules.


Outgoing travel to CroatiaTravelling from South Africa to Croatia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Croatia.

Details and exceptions

Children 0-12 years old accompanied by a parent / guardian are exempted from presenting a negative test result or self-isolation provided that their parent/guardian presents a negative test result, or has a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

A person is recognized vaccinated if he/she has been administered with vaccines approved in the European Union. Administration of 2 doses should have been completed not older than 270 days. Single dose COVID-19 vaccine should have been injected not older than 270 days. After 22 to 42 days from the completion of administration of their vaccine, vaccinated individuals may enter Croatia.

Individuals who recovered from COVID-19 may present their test result taken 270 days ago and should be older than 11 days (total of 281 days). They may also present their medical certificate in case they no longer have the result of their positive test result.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from South Africa will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Croatia.

The isolation period can be shortened

After 7 days of quarantine, travelers can get a test. If the test is negative, travelers do not need to quarantine further.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unable to present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or other certificates with similar data as the EU Digital COVID Certificate are required to self-isolate for 10 days until they provide a negative PCR test result.


Return travelReturning to South Africa from Croatia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Croatia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departure to South Africa.

Details and exceptions

traveler with no proof of a negative COVID-19 test result will be required to do an antigen test on arrival at his or her own cost and if positive for COVID-19, he or she will be required to isolate at their own cost, for a period of 10 days.

Children under the age of 5 are exempt from presenting a COVID-19 test.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Croatia are not required to quarantine upon entering South Africa.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who display any COVID-19–related symptoms must be tested on arrival. In the event that the result of the COVID-19 test is positive, they will be required to quarantine for 10 days. The cost of testing and quarantine will be on the travelers' expense.

Documents
Health Declaration Form

Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Croatia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Croatia.

  • Vaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Croatia.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and quarantine to enter Croatia.

  • Travelers coming from South Africa will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travelers from South Africa are required to isolate for 14 days. Please read the details under the "Quarantine Requirements" section.

  • Mask usage in Croatia is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Croatia are open. Bars in Croatia are open.