COVID-19

These pages contain all the information needed for your travel and stay in Zagorje – A Fairy Tale in the Palm of Your Hand. Accommodation facilities are open, working hours of attractions, restaurants and other tourist facilities are regularly updated.

 

You can get the newest coronavirus information by calling the official COVID call centre 113 every day 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

 

Information, recommendations and instructions related to the tourism sector

Croatian Institute of Public Health

Koronavirus.hr

Re-Open Europe

Coronavirus map: number of COVID-19 infection cases by region

Here you can find basic information about the visa regime between the Republic of Croatia and all other countries/entities

A common list of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests, including those of which their test results are mutually recognised, and a common standardised set of data to be included in COVID-19 test result certificates

 

Please sent all your unanswered questions regarding travel to Croatia to mintcz@mints.hr

If you need help with the EnterCroatia online form, please send your questions to the following e-mail address: entercroatia@mints.hr

 

www.safestayincroatia.hr website lets you search all tourism sector stakeholders with the Safe stay in Croatia national safety label, access relevant information on health and safety protocols across seven main categories, and also find recommendations on how to act in case of a suspected COVID-19 infection. Destinations, facilities, and other tourist services with the National Label of Safety in Zagorje – A Fairy Tale in the Palm of Your Hand

 

Recommendations for Travellers

Avoid crowds
We recommend avoiding crowds and keeping a distance of at least 1.5 meters away from other people to make sure you are behaving as responsibly as possible towards yourself and your loved ones.

Observe the basics of good hygiene
In accordance with decisions and guidelines of competent authorities, we would like to remind you that observing the basic principles of personal hygiene is your responsibility – wash your hands with soap and warm water as often as possible!

Act responsibly
If you notice any symptoms of a COVID-19 infection (e.g. fever) or have been in close contact with persons returning from areas of increased risk, please observe the following measures immediately.

Contact details and working hours of Krapina-Zagorje County Health Centre doctor’s offices

Doctor’s offices available on Saturdays

Special on-duty doctor’s offices

 

Testing options in Krapina-Zagorje County

 

KRAPINA-ZAGORJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Zivtov trg 3, Zabok

+385 (0) 49 221 596

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test
HRK 150.00
To schedule an appointment, please call: +385 (0) 49 221 596 Mondays to Fridays from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Saturdays from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and Sundays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.
Same-day test results via email.
Please find additional information by following the link: http://www.zzjzkzz.hr/default_vijest.asp?sid=5601

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody test
HRK 150.00
Test results within 2 days via email
Mondays to Fridays from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

GENERAL HOSPITAL ZABOK AND HOSPITAL OF CROATIAN VETERANS

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test
HRK 200.00
To schedule an appointment, please call: +385 (0) 49 204 510 Mondays to Sundays from 0:00 AM to 24:00 PM.
Same-day test results.

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody test

HRK 150.00

To schedule an appointment, please call: +385 (0) 49 204 161 Mondays to Sundays from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Same-day test results via email.

 

SPECIAL HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL REHABILITATION KRAPINSKE TOPLICE

Rapid COVID-19 Antigen test
HRK 230.00
To schedule an appointment, please call: +385 (0) 99 233 9971 or email: ivana.bakliza@sbkt.hr Mondays to Fridays from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.
Results every thursday

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test
HRK 650.00
To schedule an appointment, please call: +385 (0) 99 233 9971 or email: ivana.bakliza@sbkt.hr

 

RED CROSS CIVIL SOCIETY KRAPINA, Frana Galovića 7D, Krapina

+385 (0) 49 371 141, +385 (0) 98 706 288

Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Antigen test
HRK 240.00 (price includes the option of obtaining results in English and German)
Same-day test results via email
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays at 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Fridays at 8:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 5:00 PM
Saturdays at 9:00 AM

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody test
HRK 235.00 (price includes the option of obtaining results in English and German)
Same-day test results via email
Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM or as scheduled

SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR test
HRK 750.00 (price includes the option of obtaining results in English and German)
Next-day test results via email
Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM or as scheduled

 

CATHERINE SPECIALTY HOSPITAL, Bračak, Zabok

+385 (0) 49 296 600

Rapid COVID-19 infection test
Scheduling required.
HRK 250.00
Please find additional information by following the link: Rapid COVID-19 testing (svkatarina.hr)

 

Testing options in Zagreb

https://www.stampar.hr/hr/novi-model-uzimanja-uzoraka-briseva-na-koronavirus-za-gradane

https://covid.hzjz.hr/lokacija/rockefellerova/?date=2021-03-16&time=0750

 

On 13th of January 2021, the Civil Protection Directorate of the Republic of Croatia issued a Decision temporarily prohibiting and restricting the crossing of persons across all border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia. However, in accordance with the guidelines of the competent authorities, exceptions have been made as follows:

 

  • Passengers coming directly from the countries and / or regions of the European Union, i.e. countries and / or regions which are Member States of the Schengen Area and Schengen Associated Countries, and which are currently in the green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, regardless of their citizenship, will be allowed entry into the Republic of Croatia under the same conditions as before the onset of the COVID-19 disease (they do not need to present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 nor are they assigned the measure of self-isolation) if they show no signs of disease and they have not been in close contact with an infected person. A graphical representation of countries by color according to the risk of COVID-19 can be found on the website of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

 

  • If the aforementioned persons transited to the border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia through other countries / regions without delay, they should prove at the border crossing point that they did not stay in transit areas and in that case, they will not be required to have a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours, nor stay in self-isolation.

 

  • Exceptionally, on the following link you may find the list of the travelers who do not need to have the PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 traveling from EU / EEA member states / regions on the red list. Passengers can check whether they meet the conditions for exemption from this Decision via the website available in Croatian, German or English or at the border crossing itself.

 

*All other passengers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU / EEA member states / regions, and which are currently not on the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed with:

 

  1. Presentation of a certificate of negative PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, if the test result is not older than 48 hours testing until arrival at the border crossing. In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay of more than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be performed again by the tenth day from the date of issuance of that test.
     
  2. Presentation of the vaccination certificate for persons 14 days after vaccination with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine or since vaccination with a single dose, in the case of a single dose vaccine
  3. Presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, referred to in subparagraph 1 of this paragraph, confirming that the person has recovered from SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, where test was performed at the latest 180 days ago and is older than 11 days from on the day of arrival at the border crossing or upon presentation of a certificate of illness COVID-19, issued by a doctor
  4. Certificate of self-isolation upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia with the possibility of PCR or rapid antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2, and in case of impossibility of testing self-isolation lasts 10 days.

 

Citizens of EU Member States (including Croatian citizens), i.e. of Schengen Member States and Schengen Associated States, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who have national long-term visas coming from third countries, upon entering the Republic of Croatia must also meet the above mentioned four conditions for entry.

 

Exceptionallyfor the abovementioned persons, a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours will not be obligatory at the border crossing point for healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly, frontier workers, workers in the transport sector, diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the good functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties, passengers in transit with the obligation to leave the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours from entry and persons travelling for schooling purposes, as well as persons who travel for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons or have some other economic interest, and do not stay in the Republic of Croatia for more than 12 hours.

 

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

 

THIRD-COUNTRY NATIONALS

Third-country nationals not covered by the abovementioned points may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries if they are:

  1. healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;
  2. frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);
  3. workers in the transport sector;
  4. diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the good functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  5. passengers in transit;
  6. persons travelling for schooling purposes;
  7. seafarers
  8. persons who travel for tourist reasons and have 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;
  9. persons travelling for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest
  10.  persons who have applied for residence and work, including digital nomads, provided that the competent authority has received a positive decision on the basis of their application.

 

Persons referred to in items 7, 8, and 9 will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with:

 

  1. Presentation of a certificate of negative PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, if the test result is not older than 48 hours testing until arrival at the border crossing. In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay of more than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be performed again by the tenth day from the date of issuance of that test.
     
  2. Presentation of the vaccination certificate for persons 14 days after vaccination with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine or since vaccination with a single dose, in the case of a single dose vaccine
  3. Presentation of a positive PCR or rapid antigen test, referred to in subparagraph 1 of this paragraph, confirming that the person has recovered from SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, where test was performed at the latest 180 days ago and is older than 11 days from on the day of arrival at the border crossing or upon presentation of a certificate of illness COVID-19, issued by a doctor
  4. Certificate of self-isolation upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia with the possibility of PCR or rapid antigen testing for SARS-CoV-2, and in case of impossibility of testing self-isolation lasts 10 days.

 

 

Children under the age of seven traveling with a parent / guardian are exempted from presenting a negative test result and self-isolation if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test, or confirmation of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19.

 

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of third countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute for Public Health to whom special epidemiological measures are applied (available at the following link:must present a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they are obliged to stay in self-isolation for 14 days, which could be shortened if a person takes a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 at their own expense on the seventh day of self-isolation at the earliest at an institution authorized to perform PCR testing and the result is negative. Upon arrival from the following countries / regions, special above-mentioned epidemiological measures are applied when crossing the border of the Republic of Croatia:

 

  1. Republic of South Africa
  2. Brazil
  3. Zanzibar (Tanzania)

 

*Passengers (regardless of their citizenship) coming from countries currently covered by Annex I to Council Recommendation (EU) 2020/912 on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction, namely Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, China and special administrative regions of the People’s Republic of China – Hong Kong and Macao, do not have to present a negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 nor are they subject to self-isolation if they have not been in close contact with an infected person and show no signs of disease. During their stay in the Republic of Croatia, they are obliged to adhere to the general and special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

 

At the border crossing point, the aforementioned persons, who transited to the border crossing points of the Republic of Croatia through other countries / regions without delay, should prove that they did not stay in transit areas and in that case, they will not be required to have a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours nor stay in self-isolation.

 

More information on the Provision you may find here.

 

Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake
Persons travelling to the Republic of Croatia for humanitarian reasons related to providing assistance to the areas affected by the earthquake (Sisak-Moslavina County, Karlovac County and Zagreb County), regardless of their citizenship and the area from which they arrive, are allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia based on the previous consent of the Civil Protection Directorate of the Republic of Croatia.
These persons present an exception and will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia without the need to present a negative PCR test result on SARS-CoV-2, nor will they be obliged to self-isolate upon entering the Republic of Croatia.

 

For all foreign passengers, regardless of citizenship, due to the shortening of the procedure at the border crossing, we advise you to fill in the announcement in advance via the Enter Croatia application.

 

Other general notes on the provision may be found here.

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

Coronavirus Q&A