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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: November 24th, 2021

 
Summary

  • Coronavirus status in Croatia: significant number of daily new cases.
  • Borders are open towards EU countries and the rest of the world, with conditions.
  • Wedding receptions are allowed with no restrictions if everyone has COVID-certificates; otherwise strictly limited.

Weddings

  • Wedding receptions are allowed. If all guests have EU COVID-certificates, number of guests appears not to be limited. If not, it is limited to 50 people indoors, or 100 outdoors. (5.11.2021.)
  • Wedding receptions must end by 2AM. (5.11.2021.)
  • Guests from non-EU countries which vaccinate with EU-approved vaccines (e.g. USA, UK) can use their vaccine certificates instead of EU COVID-certificates for weddings. This isn’t officially publicized, but has been confirmed to us by email from a local civil protection agency after a lot of back-and-forth.
  • 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 with certain personal information after the event.
  • Even if everyone present has a valid digital EU COVID-certificate, masks are mandatory if minumum distance of 2m is not observed. (5.11.2021.)
  • Children age 12 or younger can attend without restrictions, as long as their parents conform to epidemiological conditions.
  • Churches are open and officiants for civil/legal ceremonies are allowed to operate.

Businesses

  • Restaurants and cafés are open until midnight. Both accept indoor seating. (1.9.2021.)
  • Hotels and private accommodation are allowed to operate normally, following epidemiological guidelines.

Borders

  • If you’re coming directly from an EU or Schengen-associated country you need a valid EU COVID-certificate. (7.10.2021.)
  • Entering from non-EU countries or if you don’t have an EU COVID-certificate, you need one of the following while entering:
  • (1) Negative PCR test not older than 72h or negative antigen test not older than 48h. For antigen tests, the test needs to be on EU’s approved antigen test list and your test results must show the name of the test manufacturer and/or the name of the test.
  • (2) Proof you recovered from corona infection in the last 365 days. This can be done with a positive test result (PCR or antigen) not older than 12 months ago and not newer than 11 days ago. Alternatively, a doctor’s note certifying you had corona infection and recovered is also acceptable.
  • (3) Present vaccination certificate showing you have been fully vaccinated by a vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm). Certificate must show you were vaccinated no earlier than 365 days ago and not later than 14 days ago.
  • (4) Show certificates that you recovered from corona infection and received one dose of the vaccine within 8 months of that infection. Vaccine should have been received within past 365 days.
  • (5) Show certificate of receiving one dose of the vaccine between 22 and 42 days ago from the moment of attempting border entry (or between 22 and 84 days ago, in case of AstraZeneca).
  • (6) You may choose to get tested immediately upon arrival to Croatia (at your own expense) and stay in isolation until a negative test result is obtained.
  • (7) Finally, you may enter without any paperwork but need to stay in isolation for 10 days after arrival to Croatia.
  • Children 12 or younger can enter without testing, as long as their parents/guardians conform to above conditions. (7.10.2021.)
  • 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.

International & domestic travel

  • Most 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.

Please note that we work hard to keep all the information here accurate and fresh. However, honest mistakes are always possible due to various reasons. To be certain, get in touch directly with Ministry of internal affairs which has jurisdiction over border entry and check which measures apply for your specific case.

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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