Croatia Update August 26
As part of our ongoing efforts to keep our clients and travelers informed of the latest COVID-19 travel situation in Croatia, we continue to provide regular updates.
With a number of our representatives currently on the ground in Croatia, we are able to give you a first-hand glimpse into what life is really like for tourists who are currently in the area.
The current situation in Croatia
Over the last couple of weeks there has been a small uptick in the number COVID-19 cases seen across Europe. Croatia continues to remain one of the lesser affected countries in the region and has been among the most successful in dealing with and managing the virus. At the time of writing, there have been just 8,888 recorded cases and 175 deaths, which places Croatia as the 96th most affected country in the world in terms of cases.
Croatia has a number of strict COVID-19 measures in place to keep both citizens and visitors safe. Social-distancing is enforced, face coverings are worn on public transportation and in indoor areas, and people are encouraged to frequently wash their hands. Social gatherings are limited in size and those who work in the hospitality industry and who serve or prepare food and beverages are required to wear face coverings.
The current situation for US citizens remains the same with no quarantine period required upon arrival back to the USA.
For any US citizens looking to travel to Croatia the protocol remains as of July 10th 2020:
“U.S. citizens arriving in Croatia for tourism, business, urgent personal reasons, or educational purposes must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). This is also valid for passengers and crews traveling by yacht.”
“Travelers whose test is older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter Croatia, but they will be issued a self-isolation order and will have to be tested again locally, at their own expense. Having an expired PCR test upon arrival will allow for a shortened period of time in self-isolation pending a negative result of a local PCR test. Those who do not provide a negative PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to quarantine/self-isolate for at least 7 days prior to taking a local PCR test.”
Prior to arrival in Croatia all visitors must also fill in a travel form providing proof of paid accomodation that is available online.
Looking to the future…
For those who love traveling and enjoy soaking up the rich culture, sounds, sights, tastes and smells of different countries, 2021 is going to be a year of hope, adventure and prosperity.
With 2020 being dominated by the coronavirus pandemic there is no doubt you will want to make your 2021 vacation one to remember. A trip to Croatia will satisfy all of your adventurous needs while providing you with memories to last a lifetime.
With over 1000 enchanting islands, islets and crags, Croatia, ‘The pearl of the Adriatic’, is full of stunning medieval cities and towns. It is home to world-renowned national parks, picturesque vineyards and stunning beaches with crystal-clear, blue waters that are unlike anywhere else in Europe. It’s a destination that is becoming more and more on the North American travel radar and we invite you to experience it’s wondrous charm.
If you would like to plan a trip of a lifetime to Croatia later this year or for 2021, Adventures Croatia are here to help. Our expert team, both at home in the US or on the ground in Croatia will work with you to plan your dream itinerary so you can experience everything this wonderful country has to offer.
To keep you safe and provide you with peace of mind, all of our bookings are covered by our book with confidence guarantee. Our on the ground team will also take every step to ensure your stay is as safe as possible throughout the trip. From ensuring the same driver throughout, to recommending the hotels and restaurants with the most picturesque and socially distanced outside spaces, we’ll cover every detail to make your trip as magical and secure as possible.