Croatia has largely escaped the worst effects of Covid-19. It was one of the very first countries in Europe to go into lockdown in 2020, and as such has suffered a fraction of Covid-related cases and deaths compared to nearby Greece, Italy, France, Portugal, or Spain.
However, with tourism being such an integral part of the Croatian economy, the country has suffered economically from the closure of borders. The country is keen to receive fully vaccinated guests from overseas, and hopes for the full restoration of its tourism industry for summer 2022.
To prove that you are safe to travel to Croatia, you will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR test, not older than 72 hours; or a negative antigen test not older than 48 hours. Proof of recovery from Covid-19, or full vaccination, is not considered.
As of May 2021, the hospitality sector in Croatia is now back fully operational. Bars, restaurants, and cafes are fully open until 10pm each day – with outdoor service only. The Croatian government aims to have a minimum of 50% of the population fully vaccinated by year-end 2021. Those working in tourism and hospitality are to be given priority.