Important travel information related to Coronavirus
Dear travelers who plan to visit Croatia and island Brač in the near future, we kindly ask you to read the following information, written by the Croatian Tourist Board and Ministry of Tourism.
UPDATE (21.3.2020.) As of today, March 21st, all travels to island Brač are forbidden! Only people with a permanent address on the island as well as the delivery of food and other resources are allowed.
Please note that Croatia implemented additional containment measures in order to decrease the risk of introduction and spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Croatia.
Pursuant to Article 22.a of the Civil Protection System Act (Official Gazette No 82/15, 118/18 and 31/20) the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia adopts on the 19 March 2020 the following
on the temporary ban of transit through border crossings of the Republic of Croatia
In order to protect the population of the Republic of Croatia from the COVID-19 disease, the transit of people through all of the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia is temporarily banned or restricted with this Decision.
Croatian citizens shall be allowed to return to the Republic of Croatia, that is, to go to the country in which they work and reside, by following the instruction and measures of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (hereinafter as CIPH).
The return to the country of residence shall be made possible for citizens of EU Member Countries1, namely citizens of Schengen Countries and Schengen Associated Countries, and their family members, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents, as well as persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU Directives or national law or who have national long-term visas.
The interest of the Republic of Croatia for the entry of persons referred to in paragraph 3 of this item into the Republic of Croatia is confirmed by the heads of ministries in accordance with the prescribed purview regarding exceptional events. The instructions and measures which are adopted by the CIPH shall be applied to such persons.
Exemption from the application of this Decision applies to:
– healthcare professionals, healthcare researchers and associates, senior care professionals, and those requiring urgent medical treatment
– cross-border workers
– freight carriers and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
– diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, personnel of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
– transit passengers
This Decision shall be published on the website of the Civil Protection Directorate.
This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its adoption and shall apply for 30 days.
The screening procedures for travelers entering the Republic of Croatia are defined in a way to ensure the highest possible protection of health and passengers with minimal disruption to international traffic.
Please note that these are current measures that, upon information of the spread of coronavirus in our and surrounding countries, will be changing from time to time.
If you want to return to your country because of the coronavirus restrictions implemented in the Republic of Croatia, please contact your country’s embassy or consulate in the Republic of Croatia to assist you with your return trip.
1 Until the end of 2020, United Kingdom nationals shall be treated in the same manner as EU nationals
The instructions and measures which are adopted by the CIPH are applied to the listed exceptions.
Island Brač set up a Crisis headquarters, and if you have any questions or concerns about the possibility of catching or having a virus, contact them at +385 (0)97 651 9550.
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