Here’s firsthand information from us, Croatian wedding photographers. It’s concise and regularly updated.
- Coronavirus status in Croatia: significant increase of daily new cases.
- Borders are open towards EU countries and the rest of the world, with conditions.
- Wedding receptions are not allowed, restaurant and venue interior spaces are closed.
- Conditions for entering Croatia depend on whether you’re entering from EU/Schengen member countries or the rest of the world. In both cases you need to conform to epidemiological conditions (stated below), but if you’re coming from outside EU, you also need proof of booked accommodation in Croatia when you arrive at the border. (6.4.2021.)
- You can enter without conditions if you’re coming from a country on the ECDC’s green list. (14.1.2021.)
- For other countries, you need one of the following while entering: (1) negative PCR test or negative antigen test not older than 48h, or (2) prove you have recovered from corona infection in the last 6 months or (3) show proof you have been fully vaccinated (by a vaccine approved for use in the EU) at least 14 days ago. (6.4.2021.)
- In case you want to enter using a quick antigen test, the test needs to be on EU’s approved antigen test list. If you intend to stay longer than 10 days, you need to repeat the test on the 10th day of your stay. (6.4.2021.)
- If you want to prove you had corona and recovered, you need to show a positive test not older than 6 months and not newer than 11 days. Alternatively, you can show doctor’s certificate saying you recovered from corona in the same timeframe. (6.4.2021.)
- If you have none of the above, you can self-isolate for 10 days, or get tested sometimes during the isolation to shorten it. (6.4.2021.)
- Children younger than 7 can enter without testing, as long as their parent/guardian conforms to above conditions. (6.4.2021.)
- For more info, visit the Ministry of internal affairs FAQ. On the bottom of the FAQ you will also find a form where you can ask a question.
- You can also contact this e-mail (Ministry of internal affairs) and ask for details in your specific case.
- While entering the country, everyone needs to provide epidemiological and contact information. Fill in this form to reduce waiting at the border and check whether you’ll be admitted in advance.
- EU has announced development of digital corona-passports by June 2021. They should contain information about holders vaccination, test status and whether (s)he recovered from corona infection. These passports should facilitate border entry into EU countries. (16.3.2021.)
International & domestic travel
- Some international flights to/from Croatia are in operation.
- National carrier Croatia Airlines is connecting Zagreb with Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar and Pula. Masks are mandatory to board and they can’t be cloth/cotton masks. (surgical or FFP2 masks are acceptable)
- Intercity buses, trains and flights are operating.
- Boats and ferries to islands are operating normally.
Weddings and events
- Wedding receptions are not allowed for the time being. (1.4.2021.)
- Limit for private gatherings, such as weddings, is 10 persons. (6.4.2021.)
- Churches are open and officiants for civil/legal ceremonies are allowed to operate.
- Masks are required in all interior spaces and in public transportation.
- Most businesses are allowed to operate.
- Restaurants and cafés are allowed to operate in most counties, but only for outside seating or takeout. Not all restaurants/cafés have elected to open, however. (1.4.2021.)
- Hotels and private accommodation are allowed to operate normally, following epidemiological guidelines. Hotels are allowed to serve food only to guests staying at the hotel.
If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch! We’re putting in a lot of effort to follow local news and keep on top of everyday developments.
Finally, here’s some general wedding advice in corona times, which apply no matter where in the world you want to get married.