Can I go on holiday to Croatia? Latest coronavirus travel and quarantine advice

CROATIA is welcoming holidaymakers to its beautiful shores.

The latest travel advice is that the country is relatively safe and that its tourism industry has been up and running since May.

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Croatia is on the quarantine free travel corridor list


Croatia is on the quarantine free travel corridor listCredit: AFP or licensors

What is the latest travel advice for Croatia?

Croatia is a quarantine free destination for British holiday makers.

From 4 July, Croatia is exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of Covid-19 risks.

However the latest advice is that there is a moderate risk of coronavirus exposure, so travellers are advised to only undertake essential travel.

Most cases are reported near the Serbian border and in Zagreb. 

Sunset in Rovinj harbor, Istria region, Croatia


Sunset in Rovinj harbor, Istria region, CroatiaCredit: Getty – Contributor

Will I have to quarantine in Croatia or when returning to the UK?

No. You will not have to quarantine at either end of your holiday.

Croatia has been letting tourists from European countries in since mid-May and the tourism industry seems to be doing well, with cafe’s and restaurants open for business.

Arrivals from Britain are asked to fill out a form with details including whether you have ever had coronavirus or if you have been in contact with someone who has recovered from Covid-19 in the previous 14 days.

Travellers also have to provide proof of an accommodation booking or that they own a residence when crossing the border. 

Masks are now compulsory in public.

Dubrovnik's tourism industry is up and running in Croatia


Dubrovnik’s tourism industry is up and running in CroatiaCredit: Getty – Contributor

What other restrictions are in place in Croatia?

Tourists will be given a leaflet on arrival explaining social distancing rules on Croatia.

It is mandatory for passengers to wear face masks on public transport and taxis.

From July 13, 2020, it is also a requirement to wear a face mask in shops and other commercial premises too.

There are regional restrictions on travel in Croatia.

If you are considering overland travel from Croatia to neighbouring countries, you should check the Foreign Office travel advice for those countries before travelling.


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Are flights operating to Croatia?

Most airlines are flying to Croatia at the moment.

These include BA, Flybe, TUI, easyJet, Wizz Air, Jet2, Thomas Cook and Ryanair.

Cheap package holidays are also available.

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