Coronavirus cases remain high across the globe. Health officials caution that travel increases your chances of getting and spreading the virus. Staying home is the best way to stem transmission. Below is information on what to know if you still plan to travel, last updated on May 25.
If you’re planning to travel to Croatia, here’s what you’ll need to know and expect if you want to visit during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Croatia has had one of the highest death rates in Europe from Covid-19. While the country reopened to tourists for the 2021 summer season, it soon began see coronavirus cases rise again. The new Omicron variant, which first emerged in November 2021, brought about yet another increase in infections, with Croatia recording its highest number of cases so far in January 2022. However, case numbers have been dwindling in recent months.
What’s on offer
Its coastline and myriad islands have helped make Croatia the perfect summer escape for travelers keen on something a bit less obvious than Greece, Italy or Spain. Dubrovnik, with its historic old town and ancient walls, is a key stop off for cruise liners, but the whole coast is a joy, from Roman remains in Pula and Split to picture perfect islands such as Korčula.
Who can go
The borders are now open to all travelers, regardless of their vaccination status.
What are the restrictions?
As of May 1, Croatia has dropped all Covid-19 restrictions for travelers.
“All travelers entering Croatia can now do so under the same conditions of entry that were in force before the Covid-19 pandemic, i.e with valid travel documents,” read a statement from the Croatian National Tourist Office announcing the news at the beginning of May.
US CDC travel advisory
Level 3: Make sure you are vaccinated and up to date with your Covid-19 vaccines before traveling to Croatia. If you are not up to date with Covid-19 vaccines, avoid travel to Croatia.
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Tamara Hardingham-Gill, Julia Buckley and Joe Minihane contributed to this report.