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COVID-19 Information – July 2, 2020

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The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to not travel abroad due to the global impact of COVID-19. Please see the Global Health Alert for more information.

Country-Specific Information:

  • For the latest information on COVID-19 cases in Croatia, please visit the Croatian Government’s COVID-19 website.
  • The Croatian government has eased most social distancing measures that were implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19.
  • As of June 25, 2020, wearing protective masks in public transportation throughout the country is mandatory and as of July 13, 2020, protective masks are mandatory in all medical facilities as well as shops and malls.

Entry and Exit Requirements:

  • As of July 1, 2020, all EU/EEA nationals and individuals holding permanent residence in the EU/EEA countries can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. All other foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, may enter Croatia for business, tourism, or other pressing personal reasons if they provide the relevant proof. Please visit this Croatian Ministry of Interior webpage for more detailed information and instructions to follow.
  • IMPORTANT: As of July 10, 2020, if you are arriving to Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having an economic interest or personal reasons, you may enter Croatia without the obligatory self-isolation upon presentation of a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). If you do not have a negative test you will be required to self-isolate for 14 days. Even if not ordered to self-isolate, you are instructed to stay put, leave your accommodation as little as possible, wear masks, and avoid public transportation. Self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at her or his expense seven days after entering Croatian territory.
  • U.S. citizens who want to stay in Croatia beyond the permitted 90 days of visa-free status should contact their local police station and apply for a temporary residence permit in order to avoid overstay penalties. Please visit the Ministry of Interior website for contact details by county.

Quarantine/Health Monitoring/Self-Isolation:

  • Croatia has lifted mandatory self-isolation and quarantine restrictions for individuals entering Croatia. Instead, individuals are given a Pamphlet with Recommendations and Instructions from the Croatian Institute of Public Health that they must follow for 14 days after entering the country.  Travelers still may be ordered to self-isolate or spend 14 days in official government quarantine facilities if deemed necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19; placement in quarantine is at the expense of the traveler.
  • Health Inspectors of the Croatian State Inspectorate are monitoring and enforcing individual orders to self-isolate. They are authorized to fine any individual violating this order with fines ranging from 8000 HRK for the first violation to 30,000 HRK, 60,000 HRK and 120,000 HRK for repeat offenders. Persons violating health inspector orders may also be subject to criminal charges. The Croatian Public Health Institute issued Guidance on Self-Isolation in English.
  • If you need to contact a local epidemiologist in Croatia, the following is a list of on-call epidemiologists by county.

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