Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Zagreb, Croatia (May 15, 2020)

Location:  Croatia

Event:  U.S. Embassy Zagreb is sending regular updates to ensure all U.S. citizens in Croatia have the latest information about COVID-19 and local conditions. This message contains the following new information: entrance restrictions and movement restrictions.

Entrance Restrictions: Croatia has barred admission to all travelers through June 15 except: Croatian citizens and residents returning home, foreign citizens departing to their home countries, diplomats, law enforcement, medical workers, transport personnel, cross-border workers, and others with legitimate travel needs on a case by case basis.  If you need to transit through or travel to Croatia, please send an email to the Croatian Ministry of Interior Border Police at uzg.covid@mup.hr to learn whether you are eligible to enter Croatia.

Movement Restrictions: Movement within Croatia is no longer restricted, and passes are not needed to travel internally.

Social Distancing Measures: The Croatian government continues easing the social distancing measures that were implemented to limit the spread of COVID-19.  Please visit the U.S. Embassy’s COVID-19 webpage or the Croatian Government’s COVID-19 website for the latest information.

Flight Availability:  Limited international flights are available from Zagreb Airport. Split and Dubrovnik airports resumed domestic flights on May 11.

Extension of Stay: U.S. citizens who are unable to leave Croatia within the permitted 90 days of visa-free status should register with their local police station in order to avoid overstay penalties.  Please visit the Ministry of Interior website for contact details by county.

Passports and Citizenship Services: Passport processing centers in the United States have suspended operations due to COVID-19 and are no longer printing non-emergency passports or Consular Reports of Birth Abroad received from U.S. embassies and consulates.  U.S. Embassy Zagreb is still accepting appointments for passports and citizenship services, but the processing and delivery of those documents are suspended until further notice. Please consider waiting to apply until we resume normal operations. Emergency passports are still available at the Embassy.

Overseas Voting: U.S. citizens living overseas can vote absentee in their state’s upcoming election, no matter where they are. The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the potential impact it may have on the election cycle. For additional information on registering to vote and potential changes to your state’s election, visit FVAP.gov/COVID-19.

Global Health and Travel Advisories: The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Global COVID-19 Outbreak Notice.

Actions to Take:

Assistance:

  • U.S. Embassy Zagreb, Croatia
    Ulica Thomasa Jeffersona 2
    10010 Zagreb, Croatia
    Telephone: +385-1-661-2200
    Email address: ZagrebACS@state.gov
    Embassy Zagreb website
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444