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Post COVID-19 travel to Zadar, Croatia: All you need to know

We know that due to coronavirus situation you had to stay in your home last couple of months for the sake of your loved ones and others. If you were searching the internet, like many other travelers, planing which destinations you would like to visit when all that passes, then you were probably seeing virtual images of Croatia, imagined scents and flavors that transformed from your screen into the reality and that you will visit Croatia some time soon.

Now that the hardest is behind us, you can travel again and Zadar and Croatia are waiting for you, more beautiful than ever and ready for the vacation you deserve.

That is why we’ve done our best to answer some of the most important questions that you ask us, and will be at your disposal for all additional questions or inquiries. Reach us via e-mail: info@magic-croatia.hr.

1. Is it safe to travel to Zadar and Croatia?

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Croatia is recognized as a country with an extremely favorable epidemiological picture. Croatia has a relatively low number of total Covid-19 cases (2 246 confirmed cases on 4,5 million residents) and almost no new cases over the last few days. In Zadar, so far were confirmed total 87 cases and for quite some time there was no new cases. As it has always been, the safety and security remained highest priority and for that reason Croatian Institute of Public Health issued guidelines for all those travelling and working in travel industry.
The good thing about Zadar is that you can always find an isolated place here, as there are only 75 000 residents.

2. Are the borders open?

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Borders are open but travelers must comply with recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (keeping a minimum of 1.5 m distance, avoiding handshaking, close contact and similar).

3. Entry into the Republic of Croatia for foreign citizens?

Citizens of EU member states such as Slovenia, Hungary, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Germany, due to the favorable epidemiological situation, will not have to prove the reason for their entry when entering the Republic of Croatia (for example: economic, tourist, etc.). Citizens from these ten countries will be able to enter under the same conditions as before the outbreak of COVID-19, but still, with epidemiological control, and with the obligation to comply with recommendations of the Institute of Public Health. Their entry will be recorded by filling additional information (such as place of destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address) via on-line form Enter Croatia for the possible need to contact due to epidemiological reasons.
As the situation improves, the group of countries whose citizens can come to Croatia will expand.
Tourists from countries, not mentioned above, will still need to have confirmation of booking accommodation/charter services/etc. that proves entry into the Republic of Croatia for tourist purposes.

4. What is Enter Croatia?

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Enter Croatia is a new online web form launched on May 28th. It allows visitors to enter all the necessary information to ease border crossing prior to traveling to Croatia. The online form includes all data normally requested when crossing the border and with the presentation of the passport or identity document to a police officer at the border, the number from the identity card or passport is automatically linked to your pre-entered data in the form. That way, the time of the procedure of data entry at the border for each person is reduced to a minimum and traffic flow is increased.
Additionally, all visitors who fill out the online form will receive email instructions that will include epidemiological guidelines and information that are currently in place for visitors to Croatia.
At the moment the page is available in English and Croatian, but soon will be available in 10 other languages such as German, Slovenian, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, ect.

5. What does the confirmation of booking accommodation looks like?

Citizens from other EU countries may still enter Croatia, but still will have to prove their reason for entering the country (business, economic, touristic or personal reason). For a touristic visit, it is necessary to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment in Croatia (confirmation, voucher, camp lease contract, permanent berth contract etc.).
It can be in the form of a document or e-mail and the guest must have it when entering the Republic of Croatia and show it at the border when crossing.
The booking confirmation is provided by the service provider or accommodation host and should contain the following information: name and surname of the owner of accommodation/company, address of the accommodation/company, type of service, name and Surname of the buyer of service, number of persons for whom the service is purchased and period for which the service is purchased (date from/to).

6. Do I have to self-isolate after entering the Republic of Croatia?

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No. The measure of self-isolation is no longer imposed on all passengers on border crossing points when entering the Republic of Croatia.
It may be imposed only on individuals for whom it is determined during border checks that they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.

7. Are there flights to Zadar, Croatia?

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Croatia currently maintains one daily return flight: Zagreb – Frankfurt – Zagreb operated by Croatia Airlines. They have announced that they will begin service from and to Copenhagen effective June 1st and will also increase the daily flights from Frankfurt. For more information check their website here.
For Zadar there are no direct flights at the moment but in the following two weeks Eurowings will fly from Germany to Zadar. With the planned reopening of borders in the upcoming weeks, some commercial airlines will schedule available flights on their websites for June and/or July start dates. Please check Zadar airport and the airline websites for detailed information: www.ryanair.comwww.lufthansa.comwww.easyjet.comwww.vueling.comwww.lot.com itd.

If you are still having second thoughts, read our post 9 Reasons why you should visit Zadar this summer! The vacation you deserve is closer than you think!

 

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