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/.

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

In Croatia is underway the vaccination of the population. So far, 50% of the adult population has been vaccinated.

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 375. The price of a rapid antigen test is 100.00 HRK. Price: 75 HRK (rapid antigen test) for guests who stayed a minimum of 3 nights with the eVisitor certificate. 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. 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. ENTRY INTO THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA FOR FOREIGN CITIZENS DURING CORONAVIRUS

Transit through Slovenia

From September 5th, all passengers in transit through the Republic of Slovenia must meet RVT conditions: recovered/vaccinated/tested. This means that in order to enter, ie. transit through Slovenia, as well as a valid travel document, you must also have one of the following three certificates:
• that you have recovered from Covid-19
• or that you have been vaccinated
• or that you have a negative test.

Exemption from RVT conditions still applies to persons under the age of 15, to land and real estate owners in the border area, to cross-border migrant workers and to employees working in international transport.

Arrival in Croatia

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.  

Passengers coming directly from EU member states and / or regions, ie Schengen member states and / or regions and countries associated with the Schengen area, regardless of citizenship, will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia if they have a valid EU digital COVID certificate.

According to the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, from 23 August 2021, to enter Slovenia passengers in transit must present proof of vaccination against Covid-19 or a certificate of recovery from Covid-19 or a negative test.

Exceptionally, passengers coming directly from the countries and / or regions of the European Union or the countries and / or regions of the Schengen area and the countries associated to the Schengen area, and do not yet have an EU digital COVID certificate, will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with:

  • a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 24 hours (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point). The RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests mutually recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission . If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, the test will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.
  • a certificate not older than 270 days that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm)  or a cerificate not older than 270 days that they have received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the vaccine;
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from the onset of the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine;
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

Due to the worsening of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the Russian Federation, as an additional measure for all persons coming from these countries, regardless of their vaccination or recovery status, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed in the home country is required before entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

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

The following categories of passengers traveling from EU/EEA Member States/regions do not have to have a EU digital COVID certificate:

  • 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.

3.2 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 must provide EU digital COVID passport.

All others upon enterind Croatian border must present:

  • a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 24 hours (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point). The RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests mutually recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission . If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, the test will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia.
  • a certificate not older than 270 days that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm)  or a cerificate not older than 270 days that they have received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the vaccine;
  • certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from the onset of the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
  • certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine;
  • presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery;
  • or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

3.3 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 PCR test not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 24 hours (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point). The RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests mutually recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission . If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, the test will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia; a certificate not older than 270 days that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm)  or a cerificate not older than 270 days that they have received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the vaccine; certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from the onset of the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine; presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery; or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, 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 reservation or 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 a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 24 hours (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point). The RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests mutually recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission . If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, the test will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia; a certificate not older than 270 days that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm)  or a cerificate not older than 270 days that they have received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the vaccine; certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from the onset of the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine; presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 210 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery; or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, 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 PCR test not older than 72 hours or rapid antigen test (RAT) on SARS-CoV-2 not older than 24 hours (counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point). The RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests mutually recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission . If the RAT test findings were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, the test will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia; a certificate not older than 270 days that they have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm)  or a cerificate not older than 210 days that they have received the first dose if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) provided that 14 days have passed from the time they received the vaccine; certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine within six months from the onset of the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point; certificate showing that they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis of which they can enter the Republic of Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine; presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 270 days, and older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point or upon presentation of a medical certificate of recovery; or perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, 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.

Due to the worsening of the epidemiological situation in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and the Russian Federation, as an additional measure for all persons coming from these countries, regardless of their vaccination or recovery status, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test performed in the home country is required before entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia.

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.

3.4 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. Children under the age of twelve 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.

4. 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. 

5. 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.

 

 

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. Gathering restrictions and other necessary epidemiological measures and recommendations  

The Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia has adopted the Decision on the necessary epidemiological measures on gathering restrictions and other necessary epidemiological measures and recommendations to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at gatherings.

Due to the current epidemiological situation and possible transfer of the COVID-19 disease, every individual in the Republic of Croatia has to abide by the strict social distancing rules, all prescribed measures to counter the epidemic, special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Public Health Institute and necessary epidemiological measures introduced by this Decision. Necessary epidemiological measures coming into effect based on this Decision are:

  • It is forbidden organizing public events and gatherings with over 100 persons in attendance;
  • All public events, gatherings and celebrations must end by 24:00 h;
  • At burials, funeral services and interment of ashes services in expressing condolences to the families and friends who have lost their loved ones the necessary physical distancing measures have to be adhered to and cemeteries have to ensure that these rules are strictly followed;
  • Bakeries and bread and pastry shops can be open until 24:00 h;
  • Alcohol will not be sold between 24:00 h and 6:00 h;
  • Food service establishments and family-run farms and agritourism establishments with outside seating may be open from 6:00 h until 24:00 h;
  • Wedding parties are not permitted, unless they have up to 120 guests, if the people attending: have been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the second dose over 14 days ago, i.e., if only one dose is required, they received the dose over 14 days ago, or; have recovered from COVID-19 and less than 180 days have passed since the recovery, or; have recovered from COVID-19 and have been vaccinated with at least one dose, or; have had a negative PCR test or the rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 within the last 48 hours.
  • Strict adherence to counter-epidemic in gyms and fitness centers;
  • Strict adherence to counter-epidemic measures in organizing workshops, children’s playrooms and indoor fun and recreation;
  • Cancellation of all amateur cultural and artistic performances, programs and events held indoors;
  • Cancellation of all fairs and other commercial and tourism events or events where products are sold, exhibited, or displayed in indoor venues; Mandatory use of face masks or medical masks at fairs and other commercial or tourism events or shows where products are sold, exhibited, or displayed outdoors;
  • Sports competitions and trainings may be held only without the audience;
  • Foreign language schools are obliged to organize classes in strict compliance with the epidemiological measures in place;
  • It is recommended that religious rites be broadcasted whenever possible through radio, TV or by other means not requiring physical attendance at religious establishments. 

Counter-Epidemic measures do not apply to:

  • Professional artistic performances and programs not involving choir singing;  
  • Movie projections;
  • Art shows at museums, galleries and other exhibition venues;
  • Religious ceremonies;
  • Meetings of bodies of representatives. 

At these gatherings the number of attendees is limited based on the venue size and the requirement is one person per 4 square meters of space. The event organizers have to ensure that the venues in which gatherings are taking place are regularly ventilated and that the number of attendees does not exceed the permitted limit and that everyone present adheres to the epidemiological measures in place and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute for Public Health.

Employers are required to:

  • Prevent arrival at work to employees who have an increased body temperature and respiratory symptoms, especially dry cough and shortness of breath;  
  • Reduce physical contact between employees whenever possible;  
  • Enable employees to work at home whenever possible due to the nature of work; Introduce flexible working hours, whenever possible;
  • Organize work in shifts or groups, whenever possible;
  • Reduce physical meetings to a minimum;  
  • Ensure regular ventilation in the workplace;
  • The implementation of this Decision will be monitored by the officers of the Civil Protection Directorate, inspectors of the State Inspectorate, the police and civil protection officers.     

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 the epidemiologist - phone: +385(0)995294455.

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

1.       Inform the epidemiologist - phone: +385(0)995294455.

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, an epidemiologist (mob. +385(0)995294455) 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

As of 19 May 2021, persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 may enter Austria without the obligation of quarantine. Certificates of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 must be in German or English. For vaccinated persons, a minimum of 22 days, up to a maximum of 3 months, should have passed after the first dose of the vaccine or a single-dose vaccine, and a maximum of 9 months after the second dose. If the first dose is given on the 21st day after recovering from COVIS-19, it is possible to travel immediately after the first dose. For persons who have recovered from COVID-19, proof that they have recovered from the infection during the past 6 months or an antibody test not older than 3 months is required. For other passengers, the quarantine obligation applies, which can be interrupted by a negative test on the 5th day after entering Austria, and a PCR test (not older than 72 hours) or an antigen rapid test (not older than 48 hours) is required to enter Austria. If a test cannot be presented upon entry, it must be taken in Austria within 24 hours. A negative test in this case does not release the person from the obligation of quarantine for 10 days, which can be interrupted by a new negative test on the fifth day from the day of entry (the day of entry is regarded as the zero day). As a rule, entry into Austria is still only possible with prior online registration or, if electronic registration is not possible, via a form you need to have with you when entering Austria. 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

Travelers from low-risk countries ("green zone") are required to fill out the online form www.prijezdovyformular.cz before traveling and to provide one of the following when entering the country:

  • national vaccination certificate issued in an EU Member State, provided that at least 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of vaccine or an approved single-dose vaccine, or
  • COVID-19 recovery certificate, provided that travellers show no signs of COVID-19 disease, or
  • written COVID-19 recovery certificate, issued in English or Czech by a doctor in an EU Member State, with a stamp and personal data of the doctor including phone number, provided that travellers show no clinical features of COVID-19 disease, that they have recovered from COVID-19, that after testing positive on the PCR test have spent adequate time in self-isolation in accordance with the requirements of the EU Member State in which they were in, and that a minimum of 11 days and a maximum of 180 days have elapsed since the date of the first positive PCR test result, or
  • negative rapid antigen test on SARS-CoV-2, performed by an accredited health care provider, not older than 48 hours from the date of testing, or
  • negative PCR test on SARS-CoV-2, performed in an accredited laboratory, not older than 72 hours from the date of testing.

France

All Croatian citizens, as well as citizens of other countries in the so-called Green Zone who have received a COVID-19 vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson&Johnson – from 9 June can travel to France without limitations two weeks after they have received the second shot of the two-shot vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca), four weeks after the single-shot vaccine (Johnson&Johnson) and two weeks after they have received the first shot of the vaccine if they have developed antibodies  and only one shot is required, provided that they are in possession of a valid vaccination certificate. Persons who have not been vaccinated are still required to submit a negative PCR or rapid antigen test not older than 72 hours. Wearing protective masks is required outdoors and in all indoor public areas and in all modes of urban and intercity public transport. People are recommended to travel only if necessary. See the link for more information.

Italy

From 21 June 2021, all passengers from EU Member States, Schengen States, Israel, Canada, Japan and the USA enter Italy without self-isolation or quarantine obligations under the following conditions: presenting a negative test for COVID-19 (rapid antigen test or PCR test) not older than 48 from the time of sampling for passengers older than 6 years; confirmation of receipt of the second dose of vaccine, 14 days before entry into Italy; certificate of recovery from COVID-19 virus. The time from recovery should not be longer than 6 months. 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.

Hungary

The Decree of the Government of Hungary of 23 June 2021 lifted all restrictions on entry into Hungary from the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Austria, Romania, the Republic of Serbia, the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia, except in cases of travel by civil aircraft. Detailed information on the conditions of entry into Hungary is available on the  website of the Hungarian National Police.  

Germany

As of 1 August 2021, all travelers over the age of 12 are required to present a certificate of full vaccination, proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative result of a PCR test or an antigen test upon entry into Germany, regardless of the means of arrival and the area from which they are arriving. A negative PCR test not older than 72 hours (counting from the time when the swab was taken) or a negative antigen test for direct detection of SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours (counting from the time when the swab was taken), taken at an authorized health institution and printed in German, English or French.

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

From 15 July, 2021 all passengers are required to provide a proof of vaccination, a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test. From 15 July 2021 there will be no green, orange and red lists od states and administrative units and to cross the Slovenian border without having to quarantine every passenger will have to provide any of the following:

  • a proof of a negative PCR-test for SARS-CoV-2 which must not be older than 72 hours after taking the swab;
  • a negative rapid antigen test which must not be older than 48 hours after taking the swab;
  • a positive PCR test result that is older than 10 days, unless a doctor assesses otherwise, but which is not older than six months, or a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 if not more than six months have elapsed since the beginning of symptoms;
  • a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19, which proves that:
  1. at least 7 days have passed since the second dose of the Comirnaty vaccine by BioNTech/Pfizer,
  2. at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna,
  3. at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Vaxzevria by AstraZeneca,
  4. at least 14 days have passed since the dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Janssen by Johnson & Johnson/Janseen-Cilag,
  5. at least 21 days have passed since the first dose of the Covishield by Serum Institute of India/ AstraZeneca
  6. at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the Sputnik V vaccine by Russia's Gamaleya National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology,
  7. at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the CoronaVac vaccine by Sinovac Biotech,
  8. at least 14 days have passed since the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Sinopharm.
  • a medical certificate of recovery from COVID-19 and that in the period of maximum 8 months from the positive PCR test, i.e., the occurrence of symptoms, the first dose of any of the vaccines from the preceding item has been administered, with protection starting from the vaccination date (hereinafter: a certificate of vaccination for persons who have recovered from COVID-19);
  • a European COVID certificate in digital or paper form with a QR code containing data on a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, certificate of vaccination, certification of recovery from COVID 19 or a certificate of vaccination for persons who have recovered from COVID-19 (hereinafter: EU DCP);
  • a COVID certificate issued by a third country in digital or paper form with a QR code containing the same data as EU DCP issued by the competent health authority of the third country in English (hereinafter: third-country DCP). 

Any passenger not able to provide any of the above will have to remain in self-isolation at home for 10 days. The quarantine can end with the arrival of a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2. Testing can be done not earlier than on the fifth day of the quarantine at home. For more information about travel to Slovenia visit link

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  

On 3rd June, 2021 Croatia was removed from the Swiss list of countries with an increased risk of the coronavirus infection, therefore people travelling from Croatia to Switzerland do not have to go into quarantine. Any person arriving in Switzerland from the Republic of Croatia by bus, rail, boat or airplane has to complete the entry form available on link. Any person entering Switzerland by air has to show a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours at check-in.   

Exceptions:

  • Children up to16 years old;
  • People who have been fully vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health or the destination country, having required  documents as proof (valid up to 6 months after vaccination);
  • Persons who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months (calculated from the 11th day of the first positive corona test), who are able to show proof on the form of valid documents.

Detailed information is available on the link.

United Kingdom

From 19 July 2021 at 4:00 Croatia is on the so-called 'green list', which means that it is mandatory to provide a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours before the trip, take a COVID-19 test two days after entering the UK and fill out a Passenger Locator Form. Testing is mandatory for everyone, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not. We advise you to study the pages of the British Government in detail before traveling. Before traveling, it is necessary to perform the following steps: (1) take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel -information on acceptable tests and certificates is available at the above link, (2) order and pay for a Day 2 PCR test, (3) fill out a Passenger Locator Form. Information on exemptions is available at the link. 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.