Travel to Croatia

If you are considering to travel to Croatia here are some information about border crossing and requirements for entry:

Full infos are available at:

  • travellers, regardless of their citizenship, arriving from the ECDC “Green List” region, (the list of Green List regions is increasing with every update, so please consult the website or the map below), or from a country listed on the so-called EU “Safe list”, who can prove that they haven’t spent any time outside those Green/safe regions while travelling to Croatia (except for transit), have no symptoms or have not had close contacts with infected persons are allowed to enter Croatia without any limitations;
  • citizens of the EU/EEA (EU 27 + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, as well as Andorra, Monaco, San Marino, and the Vatican and including Croatian citizens) or a non-EU citizen with an EU residence permit (or a member of their family, with documents to prove the kinship) are allowed to enter Croatia no matter where they come from and are not required to provide a reason, but need to have either of the following:
  1. a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or a fast BAT antigen test (not older than 48 hours and from this EU-recognized list);
  2. a certificate showing they’ve received both doses of the vaccines available in the EU (or one dose of the J&J vaccine) more than 14 days ago;
  3. a certificate showing that they’ve received one dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccines in the last 22-42 days, or one dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the last 22-84 days;
  4. a certificate showing that they’ve recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least one dose of any vaccine (less than 180 days before attempting entry);
  5. or get tested upon entry (PCR or antigen; at their own expense) and self-isolate until they get the results (up to 10 days).

The same rule is applied to the third-country nationals travelling from an EU/EEA region!

  1. third-country nationals arriving from anywhere else (except for the countries listed in the next bullet) will be allowed entry in Croatia for tourist purposes! In order to do so, they have to prove they have a reservation for accommodation in Croatia (or own property here), or are arriving for urgent personal/family reasons. At the border they will also have to show one of the 5 proofs, as listed above.
  2. The travellers arriving in Croatia from the South African Republic, Brasil, Tanzania (Zanzibar), and India need to have a negative PCR test AND they need to self-isolate for 14 days (or have their self-isolation shortened if they pay for another test, at least 7 days after they’ve entered Croatia), no matter what their citizenship is.

Children under the age of 12 don’t need to have a negative test to enter Croatia. That applies to those children whose parents/guardians have one of the proofs listed in points 1-5 above.


To speed up the passage across the border - we still strongly recommend that travellers fill out border entry forms at

Visitors will only have to provide their name, place where they’re staying, mobile phone number, and email address. An additional reason to do so that is that special fast-track Enter Croatia lanes have been introduced at some borders for quicker entry. And even if you don’t get to use one of those fast-track lanes, the experiences of previous travellers have shown that having the filled form, along with the rest of the documents, speeds up and simplifies the process significantly.