Corona Rovinj, Istria, Croatia - Covid-19 virus Update Info

The situation regarding new cases of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) is changing day by day, so monitoring up-to-date information and taking prompt action on the spread of the disease is crucial to staying healthy.

During the epidemic, you need to diligently follow the preventive measures and the hygienic recommendations to prevent the spread of the disease in Rovinj, Istria, Croatia.

Here, you can find current information about crossing the national borders, about the preventive guidelines adopted in the tourism sector and hospitality services concerning visiting public areas, about public transport, etc.

 

1. IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL TO ROVINJ, ISTRIA, CROATIA?

Travel to Rovinj requires all visitors to comply with current health and safety guidelines. When staying in the Republic of Croatia, all passengers, regardless of their category and country from which they came, are obliged to follow the general and special instructions and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. 

A useful interactive map of Croatia with marked active Covid-19 cases by regions can be found https://www.croatiacovid19.info/. Istria is grouped with the Region Kvarner (Northern Coast).  

Daily reports about active Covid-19 cases for Istria may be found here: https://www.istra.hr/en/business-information/itb/covid19/daily-reports-from-istria.    

In Croatia is underway the vaccination of the population: users of homes for the elderly and infirm, health professionals, people over the age of 65 and the chronically ill. Vaccination of the general population is starting soon.

2. POSSIBILITIES FOR COVID-19 TESTING IN ROVINJ AND PULA, ISTRIA

Citizens and guests staying in the Region of Istria can be tested for SARS-CoV-2 (by PCR-based test):

Rovinj - There is a possibility of testing in Rovinj for registered guests. For all inquiries, information and reservations contact your host or the Tourist Board of Rovinj-Rovigno via email: info@rovinj-tourism.hr or phone +385 (0) 52 / 811-566.

Pula - Public Health Institute of the Istrian Region in the street Nazorova 23, www.zzjziz.hr organize the testing. It is possible to perform PCR testing or a rapid antigestion test. The price of the PCR testing method is HRK 750. The price of a quick antigen test is 200.00 HRK. Payment is possible by card (VISA, MAESTRO, MASTERCARD) or in cash in HRK. The results are available within 24 hours at the e-mail address. The result is translated in English. Testing is performed daily, except Sundays, from 12.00 to 13.00 on weekdays, and from 08 to 09.00 on Saturdays. Prior notice is required by e-mail: covidtest@zzjziz.hr or +385 99 529 8222. The announcement must be made in a timely manner due to the limited number of daily tests.

3. SAFE STAY IN ROVINJ AND ISTRIA

The safety and health of our fellow citizens and guests are of utmost importance for us. Get acquainted with the Safe stay in Croatia project, part of the Safe travels project implemented by the WTTC (World Tourism Travel Council). All tourism stakeholders awarded with the Safe stay in Croatia label guarantee the application of security and health protocols in their business to prevent COVID-19 infections. Tourist Board of Rovinj – Rovigno is proud to be awarded with the Safe stay in Croatia label. Find more details here: www.safestayincroatia.hr  

The project website offers: 

  • a search of all tourist stakeholders bearing the Safe stay in Croatia label
  • information on health and safety protocols in 7 basic categories 
  • information on how to proceed in case of suspicion of Covid-19.

 

 

4. ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS DURING CORONAVIRUS

On March 31, 2021, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia adopted a Decision on the temporary ban and restriction of crossings at the Republic of Croatia's border crossings to protect the population of the Republic of Croatia from COVID-19 disease.  The decision is in force from April 1 to 30, 2021.

Passengers traveling to the Republic of Croatia from one of the EU/EEA Member States and citizens of EU Member States (including Croatian citizens), i.e., the Schengen Member States and the Schengen Associated States, and members of their families and third-country nationals who are persons with long-term residence under Council Directive 2003/109/EC who come from third countries, upon entering the Republic of Croatia regardless of their nationality, must present: 

  • a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swab to arrival at the border crossing) and, if it is a rapid antigen test and the stay is longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, they must retake the test by the tenth day from the date of issue of that test;
  • vaccination confirmation for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago. Exceptionally, in the case of a single-dose vaccine, confirmation of receipt of a single dose if the dose was administered more than 14 days before the date of crossing the state border;
  • present a confirmation confirming that its holder has recovered from SARS-COV-2 virus infection after having previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, which confirmation is valid no earlier than the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test and no later than 180th day from the day of the first positive test;
  • or perform SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at own expense), with the mandatory self-isolation until the delivery of a negative finding. In case of the impossibility of testing, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.  

Exceptions have been made in accordance with the guidelines of the competent authorities as follows:

4.1 Passengers traveling to the Republic of Croatia from one of the EU/EEA Member States (regardless of nationality)

The following categories of passengers traveling from EU/EEA Member States/regions do not have to have a SARS-CoV-2 PCR test, although they come from countries that do not belong to the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention's green list:

  • workers or self-employed persons performing key tasks, including health workers, frontier and posted workers, and seasonal workers;
  • pupils, students, and interns who travel abroad daily;
  • seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including lorry drivers transporting goods for use in the territory of the State and those only in transit;
  • diplomats, staff of international organizations, and persons receiving a call from international organizations, whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel, and police officers, and humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  • persons traveling for necessary family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties;
  • passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours of entry;
  • patients traveling for necessary health reasons.

The provisions on frontier workers apply adequately to other categories of passengers who, due to the nature of their job or occupation, need to cross the state border frequently (e.g., athletes playing for clubs in a neighboring country). Passengers coming directly from the countries and/or regions of the European Union, or countries and/or regions of the Schengen Area and the countries associated with the Schengen area, who are currently in the so-called green list of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, regardless of nationality, will be allowed to enter into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of COVID-19 if they show no signs of disease and have not been in close contact with an infected person. If the aforementioned persons transited through other countries/regions to the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia without delaying, they should prove at the border crossing that they did not stay in the transit areas, and in that case, will not be required to provide evidence of testing or confirmations of vaccination against or recovery from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, nor are they assigned a measure of self-isolation.  Graphic representation of countries by color according to the risk of COVID-19 disease can be found on the website of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

4.2 Citizens of EU/EEA Member States and members of their families traveling to the Republic of Croatia from third countries, i.e., those which are not members of the EU/EEA

Upon entering the Republic of Croatia, the above-mentioned persons shall not be required to provide evidence of testing or confirmation of vaccination against/recovery from the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus at the border crossing, nor shall they be assigned a self-isolation measure in the case of: workers or self-employed persons performing key tasks, including health workers, border and posted workers and seasonal workers; pupils, students, and interns who travel abroad on a daily basis; seafarers and workers in the transport sector or transport service providers, including lorry drivers transporting goods for use in the territory of the State and those only in transit; diplomats, staff of international organizations, and persons receiving a call from international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the functioning of those organizations, military personnel, police officers, civil protection personnel and humanitarian personnel, in the performance of their duties; persons traveling for family or business reasons, including journalists in the performance of their duties; passengers in transit, with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours of entry; patients traveling for necessary health reasons.

4.3 Third-country nationals

Third-country nationals who are not family members of nationals of the Schengen Member States and the Schengen Associated States, nor are they long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of November 25, 2003, on the status of third-country nationals of long-term residence and persons who have the right to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have long-term national visas, except for persons referred to in point I of this Decision, shall be granted entry into the Republic of Croatia only in case of emergency travel

Exceptions related to the above necessary travels are:  

  1. healthcare professionals, healthcare researchers and care workers for the elderly;
  2. frontier workers (as well as, for example, athletes as stated in the exceptions for travelers within the EU/EEA);
  3. staff in the transport sector;
  4. diplomats, staff of international organizations, and persons receiving a call from international organizations, whose physical presence is necessary for the proper functioning of those organizations, military and police personnel, and humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  5. passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours of entry;
  6. persons traveling for education;
  7. seafarers (if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia longer than 12 hours, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be provided upon presentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swab to arrival at the border crossing) and, if it is a rapid antigen test and the stay is longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, they must retake the test by the tenth day from the date of issue of that test; submitted vaccination confirmation for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago. Exceptionally, in the case of a single-dose vaccine, confirmation of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before the date of crossing the state border; confirmations confirming that the holder has recovered from SARS-COV-2 virus infection after having previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, which confirmation is valid on the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test at the earliest and no later than 180 on the day of the first positive test; or it is obligatory to perform a SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at own expense), with self-isolation until the delivery of a negative finding. In case of impossibility of testing, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days);
  8. persons traveling for tourist reasons and have a confirmation of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be provided upon presentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swab to arrival at the border crossing) and, if it is a rapid antigen test and the stay is longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, they must retake the test by the tenth day from the date of issue of that test; submitted vaccination confirmation for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago. Exceptionally, in the case of a single-dose vaccine, a confirmation of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before the date of crossing the state border; confirmation confirming that the holder has recovered from SARS-COV-2 virus infection after having previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, which confirmation is valid on the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test at the earliest and no later than 180 on the day of the first positive test; or it is obligatory to perform a SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at own expense), with self-isolation until the delivery of a negative finding. In case of impossibility of testing, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days);
  9. persons traveling for urgent personal family reasons, business reasons or who have another economic interest (if they intend to stay in the Republic of Croatia for more than 12 hours, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be provided upon presentation of a negative SARS-CoV-2 PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swab to arrival at the border crossing) and, if it is a rapid antigen test and the stay is longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, they must retake the test by the tenth day from the date of issue of that test; submitted vaccination confirmation for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago. Exceptionally, in the case of a single-dose vaccine, a confirmation of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before the date of crossing the state border; confirmations confirming that the holder has recovered from SARS-COV-2 virus infection after having previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, which confirmation is valid on the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test at the earliest and no later than 180 on the day of the first positive test; or it is obligatory to perform a SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing or rapid antigen testing - RAT immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at own expense), with self-isolation until the delivery of a negative finding. In case of impossibility of testing, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days);
  10. persons for whom a positive decision of the competent authority has been adopted, based on their application for residence/work, including digital nomads.

Passengers from one of the aforementioned exceptions are obliged to present credible documentation upon entering the Republic of Croatia to prove the reasons for exemption from the obligation to possess one of the above tests/self-isolation measure.

Travelers from countries included in the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures are applied (Popis država za koje se pri dolasku u Republiku Hrvatsku primjenjuju posebne epidemiološke mjere prilikom prelaska granice) are required to present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and are assigned the necessary measure of mandatory self-isolation for 14 days. The duration of self-isolation may be shorter if the person, at the earliest on the seventh day of self-isolation, performs a SARS-CoV-2 PCR testing at own expense at the institution authorized to perform the testing and if the test result is negative.

4.4 Elimination of the self-isolation measure (entered at the border crossing), upon obtaining a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result 

In such cases, passengers will be handed a leaflet at the border crossing with instructions on the procedure upon delivery of a negative molecular PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT (serological tests are NOT accepted).

The leaflet will contain the e-mail address of the border crossing at which the passenger was assigned a measure of self-isolation, to which they will send a negative result of one of the above tests, obtained from the health institution where the test was performed, in order to eliminate (delete) entered measures. These persons are required to get tested in the place of residence, i.e., domicile, where they are provided with conditions for self-isolation and there to wait for a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT. Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six (6) months are exempt from the obligation to test and self-isolate. To prove that they have recovered from COVID-19, passengers must have a positive PCR or rapid antigen test - RAT that is older than 11 days but not older than 180 days from the time of sampling or confirmation that they have recovered from COVID-19 issued by a medical doctor. Persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine (for Johnson & Johnson first and only dose) administered by Member States more than 14 days ago are exempted from the obligation to test and self-isolate. Children under the age of seven traveling with a parent/guardian are exempted from presenting a negative test result or self-isolation if the parents/guardians are negative in PCR or rapid antigen - RAT test, or have a confirmation of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. Persons who have a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test - RAT made in the Republic of Croatia due to a short trip to our neighboring or another country who return to the Republic of Croatia in under 48 hours from the date of testing, or within the validity of the test, will not be required to have a new PCR test or a rapid antigen test - RAT from the country in which they have been staying for a short time, but will be allowed to enter upon presentation of a test made in the Republic of Croatia.

 

5. FOR ENTRING IN CROATIA IT IS NECESSARY TO FILL UP THE ON LINE FORM ENTER CROATIA  

In order to facilitate the crossing of the border of the Republic of Croatia and to make our guests aware of the epidemiological measures in force in Croatia, the website entercroatia.mup.hr was created. On this page there is an online form in which passengers enter all the information required in the process of crossing the border and with a simple presentation of a passport or identity document to a police officer at the border, the number or code from the ID card or passport is automatically linked to all pre-entered data online. In this way, it will not be necessary to keep passengers at the border crossing in order to provide the necessary information, because the border police will already have this information in the system. At the same time, all those who fill in their data online, will be sent to their email address instructions that will contain epidemiological information and measures in force in the Republic of Croatia for their safe stay in Croatia. 

6. MANDATORY PRECAUTIONS

Please adhere to the following daily measures: 

1. The minimum physical distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained in day-to-day life: 

  •  in all public places 
  •  public institutions and other places of public gatherings as well as in open areas  

2. Enhanced hygiene measures, both indoors and outdoors as well as personal hygiene and the use of disinfectants must be implemented  

3. Medical face masks must be worn:        

  • in public institutions 
  • on public transport
  • in shopping centres and shops 
  • recommended in open markets

4. Croatian Institute of Public Health published Recommendations for hotels and renters during the COVID-19 pandemic.

5. Croatian Institute of Public Health published Recommendation for camps and marinas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

6. Croatian Institute of Public Health published Recommendations for travel agencies during the Coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19).

7. PROCEDURE IN CASE OF SUSPECTED COVID -19 DISEASE

If you experience symptoms of COVID-19 disease, please proceed as follows:

1.       Stay inside the accommodation unit.

2.       Notify the manager or authorised person of the accommodation unit by phone about the disease.

3.       If it is not possible to contact the accommodation unit manager, call a doctor on the Call Centre phone number at Istrian Health Centres IDZ - phone: +385 95 3256006

The owner of the accommodation where you are staying, in case of suspicion of COVID 19 disease is obliged to:

1.       Inform a competent doctor on the Call Centre telephone number at Istrian Health Centres IDZ - phone: +385 95 3256006

2.       Inform the guest to stay inside the accommodation unit until a medical examination has been carried out and until further instructions have been received.

3.       Provide the guest with a protective mask and tissues.

4.       While awaiting COVID-19 test results, inform the guest about the possibility of a contactless delivery of ready meals.

5.       Inform the guest that while awaiting the COVID-19 test results, he/she should maintain the hygiene of the room.

6.       Designate one person to communicate with the guest, without entering the accommodation unit. This person should be informed of the mandatory wearing of a protective mask and protective gloves and should maintain physical distance with the infected unit.

7.   Following the use of protective equipment (masks, gloves), dispose of them in a waste bin with a lid in which two plastic waste bags are placed, and then wash and disinfect your hands thoroughly.

8.   Inform any contacts the guest might have had of the presumed COVID-19 infection and instruct them to remain within the accommodation unit until the test findings are known.

9.   Should the guest receive a positive COVID-19 test result, a competent doctor (mob. + 385-95-3256006) together with an epidemiologist (mob. + 385-99-5294455) will decide on further treatment.  

8. LIST OF EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MEASURES THAT TRAVELLERS ARRIVING FROM THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA SHOULD OBSERVE WHEN CROSSING THE STATE BORDERS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES  

Austria

Besides being required to undergo quarantine, which can be interrupted by a negative test on the 5th day after entering Austria, a PCR test or an antigen test not older than 72 hours is required to enter Austria. If the test cannot be presented upon entry, one must be tested in Austria within 24 hours. Travel to the province of Tyrol is limited to essential travel only. As of 12 February, all persons must have a negative COVID-19 test (not older than 48 hours) with them when leaving Tyrol. Exemptions apply for children under the age of 10, transit trips and trips to East Tyrol, Jungholz and the Rißtal valley. More information is available at the link.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Citizens of the Republic of Croatia can enter Bosnia and Herzegovina with a valid passport or identity card and do not need to present a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 when entering Bosnia and Herzegovina directly from Croatia, nor do their minor children and spouses who are citizens of other countries. See the following links for more information.

FBiH - link and link

Republika Srpska - link and link

Montenegro

Citizens of the Republic of Croatia can enter Montenegro with a valid passport or identity card and do not need to present a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 upon entry. At the border crossings Vuča on the road Rožaje – Tutin and Metaljka on the road Pljevlja – Čajniče, travellers can leave Montenegro only from 7:00 to 19:00. All other border crossings are open. Wearing face masks outdoors and indoors is mandatory throughout Montenegro for all persons and children over 5 years of age. Read more at the link.

Czech Republic

Only essential travel to the Czech Republic is allowed, and travel for the purpose of tourism or to visit friends is not possible. The ban does not affect cross-border workers. Before entering the Czech Republic, persons who have spent more than 12 hours in the territory categorised as "red" in the last 14 days (Croatia is in this group, while the most affected countries are dark red) must show a negative antigen test not older than 24 hours or a PCR test not older than 72 hours. After entering the territory of the Czech Republic (5 days from arrival), all persons must be re-tested at their own expense (PCR test). Mandatory isolation until negative results arrive. During the 10 days after entering the Czech Republic it is mandatory to wear face masks (FFP2, KN95, N95, P2, DS or surgical). A form must be completed before entering.

France

It is recommended that travellers should avoid all travel to France unless it is an emergency. For passengers older than 11 years who arrive (by air, sea or land) to the territory of the French Republic from the Republic of Croatia, the obligation to present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours is in force. All passengers arriving from the EU are required to fill out the so-called “Statement” that can be found on the linked website (in French and English), stating that the person has no symptoms of COVID-19 and has not been in contact with a person positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days prior to the trip. Masks must be worn using any form of public transportation. See the link for more information.

Italy

According to the decision of the Government of the Italian Republic, which entered into force on October 8, 2020, the state of emergency, encompassing the entire national territory of Italy, was extended until April 30, 2021. Croatian citizens and all persons arriving to Italy must present a negative PCR test or antigen test not older than 48 hours. Exceptions to these rules apply to travel justified by urgent work, urgent health needs or return to the place of residence or stay, transit for up to 72 hours, and necessary entry for up to 120 hours. Be sure to fill out a form consisting of a statement that the person is not infected with the coronavirus, travel information and contact details. More information about the form can be found at the link. Before embarking on a trip, it is recommended to check all additional regulations of the destination regions, by direct contact or through the official website of the regions that you can find at the link. Wearing a protective face mask outdoors is mandatory and there is a ban on movement throughout the national territory from 22:00 to 05:00. Face-covering is required in indoor and outdoor public spaces, with some exceptions. Ski slopes, swimming pools, cinemas and theatres remain closed.

Hungary

The Government Decree of 1 September prohibits the entry into Hungary of all foreign citizens, including citizens of the Republic of Croatia, who have not been granted permanent or temporary residence in Hungary. Foreign nationals who have a regulated stay in Hungary upon return from abroad are required to undergo a 10-day self-isolation/quarantine. It may be interrupted in the case of two negative SARS-COV-2 PCR tests, carried out in Hungary at personal expense, within five days, with an interval of at least 48 hours. Citizens of the Republic of Croatia living in the 30 km border zone may enter the territory of Hungary for a single stay of a maximum of 24 hours. See the link for more information.

Germany

From November 8, 2020, all travellers who have stayed, for a period of 10 days prior to entering the Federal Republic of Germany, in Croatia or any other country classified as a risk country by the Robert Koch Institute and the Federal Foreign Office of the FR Germany, are required to without delay self-isolate upon entry into Germany and contact the competent health office. Prior to the trip, a digital application for entry into FR Germany must be filled out, also available in Croatian. Quarantine ends no earlier than the fifth day after entry into Germany, if the person receives a negative test for SARS-CoV-2, and testing can be carried out no earlier than the fifth day after entering FR Germany. As of April 11, 2021, all passengers coming from Croatia must present a negative PCR or antigenic test result for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 infection not older than 48 hours upon entering Germany.

According to the decision of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany, from 30 March 2021 all passengers entering the Federal Republic of Germany by air, regardless of whether they come from risk areas, high-incidence and virus variant areas or countries currently not classified as risk areas, must present a negative PCR, LAMP, TMA or antigen test for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours (from the time of swabbing) before boarding a flight. Children up to 6 (six) years of age are exempt from this obligation. This measure is valid until 12 May 2021. It is also important to know that the German federal states issue regulations individually and there may be differences in the content of the regulations adopted. See the link for more information.

Poland

Passengers arriving in Poland by plane, bus or other means of public transport must undergo a ten-day quarantine, calculated from the day following the day of entry. As of January 23, 2021, passengers with a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result are not subject to mandatory quarantine. The test must not be older than 48 hours from entry into Poland. Passengers vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempt from mandatory quarantine (vaccination certificate required).

Slovakia

All passengers entering Slovakia by land or plane must undergo a 14-day quarantine upon entry, ending at the earliest after the 8th day, if the passenger is negative for COVID-19. Children under the age of 10 will have to remain in isolation as long as other members of their joint household are quarantined. Exceptions to the quarantine rule apply to travellers working in neighbouring countries, students, carers, those employed in the cultural sector, the media and the like, as well as employees of diplomatic missions and international organizations enjoying diplomatic immunity. All the above groups must have a negative result of the antigen or PCR test, not older than 7 days, each time they enter Slovakia.

Slovenia

By the decision of the Slovenian Government, which entered into force on March 6, 2021, persons entering Slovenia from countries or regions that are on the red list are assigned a 10-day quarantine. During the quarantine period, testing may be performed no earlier than the fifth day after the quarantine is assigned, and if the test result is negative, the quarantine is interrupted.

Quarantine will not be assigned if the person at the border crossing presents a:

  • negative PCR test for the presence of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) not older than 48 hours from the time of taking the swab;
  • certificate of a positive PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 that is older than 21 days but not more than 6 months or a doctor's certificate that the person has had COVID-19 and that no more than 6 months have passed since the onset of symptoms;
  • certificate of vaccination against COVID 19, proving that at least 7 days for Biontech/Pfizer, 14 days for MODERNA and 21 days for the AstraZeneca vaccine have passed since receiving the second dose of vaccine.

Serbia

In order to protect against the introduction of infectious diseases into the territory of the Republic of Serbia, from January 14, 2021, persons coming to the Republic of Serbia from all countries, with some exceptions, are allowed to enter the Republic of Serbia only if they have a negative RT-PCR test for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, not older than 48 hours and issued by a certified laboratory of the country from which they are arriving, i.e. from which they enter the Republic of Serbia. If there is a delay in entering the Republic of Serbia, which cannot be attributed to the fault of the passenger but is a consequence of an unexpected event that could not be predicted, avoided or eliminated (delay/cancellation of the flight, bus, etc.), then the test cannot be older than 72 hours upon entering the Republic of Serbia. Read more at the link.

Switzerland  

As of January 21, 2021, Croatia is no longer on the Swiss list of countries with a high risk of coronavirus infection, and persons arriving to the Swiss Confederation from the Republic of Croatia are no longer required to self-insolate. Furthermore, a negative PCR test is not required to enter the Swiss Confederation, except in the case of air travel. Thus, from February 8, 2021, all passengers arriving in Switzerland by plane, even those from areas that are not on the Swiss list of areas at high risk of coronavirus infection, must present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours when boarding the aircraft. Also, all persons arriving to Switzerland by plane, bus, train or boat are required to fill out the online form available here.

United Kingdom

Passengers entering England from the Republic of Croatia must (1) take a COVID-19 test three days before the trip and get a negative result, which is a prerequisite for departure; (2) order and pay for the so-called travel test package (at a price of GBP 210) containing two COVID-19 tests to be taken during self-isolation; (3) fill out the so-called passenger locator form which specifies, among other information, the address where the ten-day self-isolation will be carried out, as well as the reference number for the purchased travel test package; (4) go to the location where the self-isolation will be carried out and take one COVID-19 test on the second day of self-isolation (or before) and the other on the eighth day of self-isolation (or afterwards). Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have their own travel rules, and we advise all persons traveling to these regions to study the information on their official websites in detail.  

 

Additional information can be found on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Reopen Europa.