The pandemic in Europe has been weakening over the past few weeks. Croatia follows the same trend. The daily number of COVID infected people has been reduced by an average of 10 times, comparing to December 2020. That's why Croatia is gradually opening its economy and borders, allowing the first tourists this year to visit the country.

Croatia is waiting for visitors in 2021
Croatia is waiting for visitors in 2021

Table of Contents

  1. Is Croatia open for EU citizens?
  2. Is Croatia open for non-EU citizens?
  3. What are the current restrictions in Croatia?

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Is Croatia open for EU citizens?

As of February 17, 2021, Croatian borders are open for all EU visitors who come from the areas marked as "COVID green" by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, meaning citizens from these territories can enter Croatia without any restrictions, just as before the pandemic.

Visitors who arrive in Croatia from the EU areas which are not marked as "green" are required to show a negative PCR test which is no older than 48 hours. If they do not have a negative test, they are required to undergo testing in Croatia and stay in quarantine until the arrival of a negative test. Otherwise, they must stay in quarantine for 10 days.

All the visitors are advised to fill the online form called Enter Croatia before the arrival. The form is not obligatory, but it will reduce the waiting time on the border.

As of February 17, 2021, only limited groups of people are allowed to enter Croatia from non-EU countries. You can check the details on the official website related to coronavirus.

As of February 17, Croatia is still in a partial lockdown. The shops, schools, museums, and national parks are open, while coffee bars and restaurants are closed until February 28, with the chance of extending the ban. Croatian prime minister said that, if the positive trend continues, and the number of daily infected remains low, bars and restaurants may reopen on March 1, 2021.

Croatian businessmen have been unhappy with the restrictions, which have now lasted more than two months.
They demand from the Government to enable them to work, in order to avoid the economic crisis and dismissals.

Zvonimr Peran     2021-02-17

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