Info Covid-19: Travel Safely

New Conditions for Entering the State Border of Republic of Croatia

[Latest update: May 30, 2020]

According to the decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of Republic of Croatia, about the temporary ban on crossing the state border at the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia, today the decision was complemented with the following information.

The nationals of the members states of the European Union: Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Austria, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, Republic of Slovenia, Federal Republic of Germany and Slovak Republic, due to the convenient epidemiologic situation, will not have to – when entering the Republic of Croatia, specifically prove the reason of their entrance (business, economic, tourist, etc.). They will be allowed to cross the border under the same conditions as it was before the pandemic COVID-19, but with the epidemiologic control and according to all the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Institute for Public Health.

In order to be able to contact the nationals of the member states in Republic of Croatia, due to the epidemiological reasons, on crossing the state border their entrance will be recorded by collecting the additional information (travel destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address).

For all other nationals the measures regarding crossing the state border remain the same and borders are open for foreign citizens that are owners of the real estate in Croatia, owners or members of the board of the company or business activity in Croatia, in case they are invited by the economic operator from the Republic of Croatia due to the business meeting or in case they have to attend the funerary in Croatia or visit a sick person. Also the borders are open for the citizens of member states of the EU/EEA who have booked tourist accommodation in the Republic of Croatia, and have to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment to enter the Republic of Croatia.
– Confirmation of accommodation booking of all accommodation service providers / all types of accommodation
– Camp lease contract
– Permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port
– Confirmation of berth reservation in a nautical tourism port
– Travel agency voucher etc.

With the aim of decreasing the time of crossing the state border which will be extended compared to the previous years, due to the collection of additional information, we recommend to foreign nationals who will travel to Republic of Croatia to send their information in advance via web entercroatia.mup.hr.

The web site has accessible design and is easy to use; it has a form available in Croatian and English to enter all the necessary information, and in the following days, it will be available in other languages (German, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, etc.)

For all travellers who will send their data via the web it will not be necessary to wait at the cross border, because the information will already be collected in the system. All travellers who will send their information in that way, they will receive at their e-mail address the confirmation of the received announcement and all other information regarding the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Institute for Public Health.

The travellers who will not send their information in advance via the above-mentioned application, they will be able to do that at the border on entering the Republic of Croatia, but it is possible that they will have to wait longer at the border.

HTZ

Everything You Should Know About the Current Situation Regarding COVID-19 in Istria

[Latest update: May 28, 2020]

Is it possible to book the accommodation in Istria this summer?
The accommodation facilities and the rest of the tourist facilities in Istria are getting ready to provide safe conditions to the visitors, according to the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Public Health Institute. The measures are related to the functioning of the hotels and private accommodation, tourist agencies, camps and marinas, air traffic, national and nature parks.

The aim of all the tourism stakeholders is to provide the maximum safety to the guests as well as to provide the health conditions that will affect the health of the local people as well as health of all the Croatian and international citizens who plan to visit the Istrian Region.
It is possible to book the private and hotel accommodation in Istria; all the information regarding the details of the opening of each accommodation facility can be found on the official website of the facility and in the meantime you can find all the updates on our website and social media.

Which services are open in Istria?
In Istria all the services are open, including the shops, markets, shopping centres, pharmacies, banks, post offices, hairdressers, beauty salons and fitness centres. Cafes and restaurants are opened in adherence with all the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Public Health Institute. Museums, libraries, nature parks and national parks, are all open for visitors.

It is recommendable to contact each object before visiting it in order to get the information about the business hours and to book the appointment, where possible.

Are cafes and restaurants open?
Yes, it is possible to drink coffee, tea or some other favourite drink in the cafes and restaurants in Istria, and order favourite meal in restaurants, taverns, pubs and patisseries. The health conditions of the employees and guests of the services will be provided, adhering to the current measures and recommendations.

In this case, it is also recommendable to contact each object in order to get information about business hours of each object and to book the table, where possible.

Is it possible to do sport and outdoor activities in Istria?
It is possible to do sport and outdoor activities in Istria, taking in consideration all the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Public Health Institute.
Service facilities related to active tourism, such as adrenaline parks, kayaking, tennis, golf, riding, sailing, windsurfing, paragliding, speleology – adventure, go kart, quad and paintball, can be performed and here you can check all the details about business hours.

Does public traffic work?
The public transport in Istria, including bus, ferry, air and boat transport is functioning according to the adhered measures and recommendations.
More information about the public transport, which will help you in planning your trip to Istria, can be found here.

Are the state borders open?
Currently the state border of the Republic of Croatia is open for foreign citizens that fulfil these conditions: ownership of the real estate in Croatia, ownership of the company or business activities, the official invitation of the business object to Republic of Croatia, attending the funeral or visit to the sick person.

Citizens of member state of the EU/EEA who have booked tourist accommodation in the Republic of Croatia, have to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment to enter the Republic of Croatia.
– Confirmation of accommodation booking of all accommodation service providers / all types of accommodation
– Camp lease contract
– Permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port
– Confirmation of berth reservation in a nautical tourism port
– Travel agency voucher etc.

All the detailed information about the possibilities of crossing the state border for Croatian and foreign citizens, can be found here:
» Ministry of the Interior: FAQ regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia

All other foreign citizens who have some other business reasons, which are not possible to define or anticipate in advance, are advised to contact uzg.covid@mup.hr, with the aim to cross the state border, and their request will be answered as soon as possible.

What should I do if I am infected with Covid-19 in Istria?
If you notice the symptoms of the coronavirus, such as high temperature or you have been in close contact with the person infected with Covid-19, you can contact:
Urgent medical service 112
Institute for Public Health of Istria County +385 (0)99 529 44 55

We hope that we made your planning to travel to Istria a little bit easier, and if you need additional help, at your disposal are contact phone number: +385 (0)52 880088 and e-mail: info@istra.com.

» Croatian National Tourist Board: Covid-19
» Example of booking confirmation