Entry and movement through the territory of Croatia is currently free for foreigners, including Czech citizens. No need to stay in quarantine nor submit a negative test to coronavirus. Wearing veils is not mandatory either, although the authorities recommend covering the nose and mouth in public places.
Check-in will speed up the electronic form
For faster check-in at the border, Croats request the completion of an electronic form with basic personal and contact details and place of residence before the trip. It is available in Czech HERE.
Wearing veils is not mandatory either, although the authorities recommend covering the nose and mouth in public places.
All public transport also works without restrictions; air, land and rail transport have been renewed, including ferries to the Croatian islands. Travel by car or bus from the Czech Republic via Austria and Slovenia is free, no significant delays are reported.
Upon entering Croatia, foreigners will receive an information leaflet with instructions to follow the first fortnight of their stay. The leaflet contains general information on the prevention of the spread of coronavirus, such as adherence to social abstinence, increased hygiene or instructions for self-isolation in case of suspected covid-19 infection.
Monuments report open
Croatia has long been the most popular destination for Czech tourists, and not only them. Until last year, the country on the Adriatic coast was visited by over 30 million tourists a year, most Germans.
The most popular destinations are the Makarska Riviera south of Split, about 60 kilometers long. There are popular resorts Makarska or Baska Voda, near it is also the island of Brac or the picturesque mountain Biokovo.
Although it is the pebble beaches and clear sea that attract tourists the most, Croatia can also boast a number of monuments, many of which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This is, for example, the old part of Dubrovnik, whose popularity skyrocketed after the series Game of Thrones, which was filmed in the city. The remains of Roman monuments can be found by tourists in Zadar and the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St. Of St. James in Šibenik.
Kornati are enchanting for its cliffs and bays.
Photo: Michael Švarc, News
Due to the fact that Croatia registered relatively few cases of coronavirus for the whole epidemic, the release of measures started relatively early. For example, national parks became available on 11 May, as did monuments in the coming weeks. Therefore, those who want to go to the popular Plitvice Lakes or Kornati archipelago do not have to worry about not being allowed.
However, no music festivals will take place, and events at the popular Zrce party are also postponed.
According to the Croatian Tourist Board, there is currently no increase, but no overall reduction in accommodation prices. Each device determines the price according to market demand. There are hotels that have decided to reduce the price, but there are also those that have invested a lot and prefer to keep the prices they had, knowing that they will not have full capacity.
In any case, hotels pay more attention to disinfection or keeping distances in common areas such as receptions or restaurants. However, this does not mean any restrictions for guests.
Croatia by train
This year, the Czechs will also be able to go to Croatia by train. RegioJet will launch routes to Rijeka in Istria, from where buses are to be connected to other destinations. It will depart from Prague, Brno, Pardubice, Břeclav or Bratislava.