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Here’s firsthand, concise and regularly updated information from us, Croatian wedding photographers. We hope you’ll find them useful!

Current as of: June 23rd, 2021

 
General

  • Coronavirus status in Croatia: low number of daily new cases.
  • Borders are open towards EU countries and the rest of the world, with conditions.
  • Wedding receptions are allowed with up to 120 guests.

Weddings

  • Wedding receptions are allowed with up to 120 guests. (28.5.2021.)
  • All guests and staff must present one of the following proofs: (1) they have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days ago, (2) they have recovered from corona recently (within the interval of 11 days ago and 6 months ago), (3) they have recovered from corona and received one dose of vaccine, (4) they have a fresh negative test (not older than 48h). (26.5.2021.)
  • Wedding organizer (i.e. venue or planner) must notify the Civil Protection Agency of the event at least 3 days before and send them the list of guests/staff after the event.
  • It is still not clear whether masks are mandatory for indoor weddings. (26.5.2021.)
  • There are no time constraints for weddings. (26.5.2021.)
  • Children age 12 or younger can attend without restrictions, as long as their parents conform to epidemiological conditions. (26.5.2021.)
  • Churches are open and officiants for civil/legal ceremonies are allowed to operate.
  • Full text of the law in Croatian or in English (machine translation).

Businesses

  • Restaurants and cafés are open until midnight. Restaurants can accept indoor seating, while cafés still cannot. (11.6.2021.)
  • Hotels and private accommodation are allowed to operate normally, following epidemiological guidelines.
  • Masks are required in all interior spaces and in public transportation.

Borders

  • Croatia now accepts EU COVID-passports during border entry control. (2.6.2021.)
  • 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 and paid 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 72h, (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) regardless of when you received the second dose. (11.6.2021.)
  • 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 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 12 or younger can enter without testing, as long as their parents/guardians conform to above conditions. (26.5.2021.)
  • 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 should develop digital corona-passports by July 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. (26.5.2021.)

International & domestic travel

  • Many 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.

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.

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