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Croatia Travel Restrictions

45.82% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 45.40% last week
Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Croatia with a negative COVID-19 test result.
Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Croatia without restrictions.

For restrictions that apply to vaccinated visitors, please check the official guidelines from Croatia for the types of accepted and permitted COVID-19 vaccinations, requirements on proof of vaccination certificates, vaccination validity period, and persons and/or groups that may be exempt from vaccination restrictions.


Croatia entry details and exceptions

Travelers may enter Croatia but will be required to meet one of the exemptions:

Persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel, and another form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia.

Citizens of EU/EEA member states as well as members of their families;

Healthcare workers, health researchers, and caregivers for the elderly;

Travelers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia a maximum of 12 hours from entering;

Persons traveling for necessary personal/family or business reasons, or who have other economic interests;

There is a limit in the validity of your covid vaccine. If your last dose of vaccination was more than 270 days ago,You'll have to abide by the country's unvaccinated traveler rules.


Outgoing travel to CroatiaTravelling from New Zealand to Croatia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Croatia.

Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to present a negative COVID-19 test.

Details and exceptions

Children 0-12 years old accompanied by a parent / guardian are exempted from presenting a negative test result or self-isolation provided that their parent/guardian presents a negative test result, or has a certificate of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

A person is recognized vaccinated if he/she has been administered with vaccines approved in the European Union. Administration of 2 doses should have been completed not older than 270 days. Single dose COVID-19 vaccine should have been injected not older than 270 days. After 22 to 42 days from the completion of administration of their vaccine, vaccinated individuals may enter Croatia.

Individuals who recovered from COVID-19 may present their test result taken 270 days ago and should be older than 11 days (total of 281 days). They may also present their medical certificate in case they no longer have the result of their positive test result.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Croatia.

Details and exceptions

Travelers who are unable to present an EU Digital COVID Certificate or other certificates with similar data as the EU Digital COVID Certificate are required to self-isolate for 10 days until they provide a negative PCR test result.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Croatia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Croatia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Croatia will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


Other COVID-19 restrictions for Croatia

Masks:Required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.
Restaurants:Open
Bars:Open

FAQs

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Croatia without restrictions. Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Croatia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Croatia without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Croatia with a negative COVID-19 test result.

  • Fully vaccinated travelers coming from New Zealand are not required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result. Unvaccinated travellers coming from New Zealand will need a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departure.

  • Travellers from New Zealand are not required to quarantine.

  • Mask usage in Croatia is required in public spaces, enclosed environments and public transportation.

  • Restaurants in Croatia are open. Bars in Croatia are open.