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COVID-19 Information
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August 17, 2022

***  As of 12:01 a.m. EDT June 12, 2022, the CDC order requiring all persons aged two and above to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, is rescinded.  Starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT on June 12, 2022, the CDC will no longer order air passengers to show a negative COVID-19 test result, or show documentation of recovery from COVID-19, prior to boarding a flight to the United States.  Of note, CDC’s Order requiring proof of vaccination for non-U.S. citizen nonimmigrants to travel to the United States is still in effect.  For more information see Requirement for Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination for Air Passengers.

Check the CDC website for additional information and Frequently Asked Questions.

Country-Specific Information:

For the latest information on COVID-19 cases and epidemiological measures in Croatia, please visit the Croatian Government’s COVID-19 website.

Masks

Wearing protective masks is mandatory in all human and health services facilities including clinics, hospitals and social service centers. It is recommended but not mandatory to wear a mask indoors where larger crowds are expected.

Restrictions for Individuals and Businesses

There are currently no epidemiological restrictions for businesses and individuals in Croatia, apart from mandatory masks in human and health services facilities. Please visit the Croatian Government’s COVID-19 website for additional information.

COVID-19 Testing
  • Are PCR and/or antigen tests available for U.S. citizens in Croatia? Yes

A test can be arranged at the following locations: COVID-19 Testing Locations in Croatia.  The cost of a local test (rapid antigen test or a PCR test) ranges from $40 to $150 or more, depending upon the location, and the result can be expected between 1-48 hours depending upon the type of the test.

Travelers departing Croatia from Zagreb can test at the Dr. Franjo Tudman Airport in Zagreb.

What if you test positive for COVID-19 prior to leaving Croatia and traveling to the U.S.?

If you test positive, immediately contact a local epidemiologist who will advise you on how long to isolate depending on your immunization status and recovery status from the illness. You must register with the Croatian authorities with a PCR test or rapid antigen test performed in a certified local laboratory for your quarantine clock to begin. Please note that you will not be able to travel to the United States until 10 days after your first positive test.

IMPORTANT:

  • Do NOT travel if you have COVID-19 symptoms, even if you recovered from COVID-19 within the past 90 days or are vaccinated against COVID-19.
  • Do NOT travel if you tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Do NOT travel before a full 10 days after your symptoms started or 10 days after the date of your positive test if you had no symptoms.

If you test positive you should choose your own accommodation, inform the accommodation provider of your COVID-19 positive status, and prolong your reservation if needed until your isolation period is complete. You will need to cover the cost of lodging and food.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
  • Has the government of Croatia approved a COVID-19 vaccine for use? Yes
  • Are vaccines available in Croatia for U.S. citizens to receive? Yes
  • Which vaccines are available in Croatia? Pfizer–BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson.
  • According to the Croatian Institute for Public Health, foreigners with temporary or permanent residency in Croatia can register for the COVID-19 vaccine through their local healthcare provider.  If you have an OIB (Croatian Personal Identification Number) and a local health insurance plan, you may visit https://cijepise.zdravlje.hr/ to register to get vaccinated.  If you do not have a local health insurance plan, you may visit the following Croatian Institute of Public Health website for the contact details of the county public health institutes to register by phone.
  • Visit the FDA’s website to learn more about FDA-approved vaccines in the United States.
  • The United States Government does not plan to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas. Please follow host country developments and guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination.
EU Digital COVID Certificate

Currently, the EU Digital COVID Certificate is available in Croatia only to those individuals who received their vaccination under the national Croatian health system.

Entry and Exit Requirements:
  • Are U.S. citizens permitted to enter? Yes

Entry requirements are subject to change at any time without notice. The Croatian Border Police have final authority regarding entry into Croatia.

Croatia removed all border crossing restrictions, notably the requirement for non-EU citizens to present a COVID-19 certificate or proof of vaccination for entry to Croatia.  There are no longer any COVID-related restrictions for entry to Croatia.

  • Is a negative COVID-19 test (PCR and/or serology) required for entry? No
  • Are health screening procedures in place at airports and other ports of entry? No
Information regarding visa extensions for residents and/or tourists:

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.

Exiting the country

Travelers seeking to exit Croatia will have to adhere to epidemiological measures required by their country of destination or by their transportation carrier.

Movement Restrictions:
  • Is a curfew in place? No
  • Are there restrictions on intercity or interstate travel? No
Quarantine Information:
  • Are U.S. citizens required to quarantine? No

Travelers may be ordered to self-isolate if tested positive to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Self-isolation is at the expense of the traveler. 

Transportation Options:
  • Are commercial flights operating? Yes
  • Is public transportation operating? Yes

Wearing protective masks is recommended but not mandatory throughout the country in public transportation.

Consular Operations:
  • American Citizen Services: Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays. Schedule an appointment for routine services.
  • Visa Services: We are processing routine visa applications. To apply for a visa interview you must register in the system, make payment and schedule the first available appointment. Next, please follow our guidance to request an emergency appointment.
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