BUĎME ODPOVĚDNÍ!


Riviera Crikvenica welcomes you back, we are looking forward to your visit and we invite you to help us in our endeavour to protect public health by continuing to practice responsible behaviour.
 

COVID-19 INFORMATION:

Effective April 1st 2021 entry to the Republic of Croatia will be allowed to all passengers who, regardless of their citizenship, come to the Republic of Croatia from EU / EEA member states / regions, and which are currently not on the so-called green list of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, with following:

  1. A negative PCR or rapid antigen test result on COVID-19 listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of sample collecting to arriving at the border crossing point). In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test.
  2. Vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border.
  3. A certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 virus infection after previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, which is valid at the earliest on the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test and no later than 180th day from the day of the first positive test result.
  4. Or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result.

If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.U slučaju nemogućnosti testiranja određuje se mjera samoizolacije u trajanju od deset (10) dana.

 

Third-country nationals

Third-country nationals not covered by the abovementioned points may enter the Republic of Croatia from third countries if they are:

  1. healthcare workers, health researchers and caregivers for the elderly;
  2. frontier workers (as well as e.g. athletes as stated in the exceptions for passengers within the EU / EEA);
  3. workers in the transport sector;
  4. diplomats, staff of international organizations and persons invited by international organizations whose physical presence is necessary for the good functioning of those organizations, military personnel and police officers, as well as humanitarian and civil protection personnel in the performance of their duties;
  5. passengers in transit;
  6. persons travelling for schooling purposes;
  7. seafarers;
  8. persons who travel for tourist reasons and have confirmation of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia;
  9. persons travelling for urgent personal / family reasons, business reasons or other economic interest;
  10. persons who have applied for residence and work, including digital nomads, provided that the competent authority has received a positive decision on the basis of their application.


Persons referred to in items 7, 8, and 9 will be allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia with:

  1. A negative PCR or rapid antigen test result on COVID-19 listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission, not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of sample collecting to arriving at the border crossing point). In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in the Republic of Croatia, the test must be repeated within ten days from the date of issuing that test.
  2. Vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border.
  3. A certificate confirming that the traveler has recovered from COVID-19 virus infection after previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, which is valid at the earliest on the eleventh day from the date of arrival of the positive test and no later than 180th day from the day of the first positive test result.
  4. Or perform PCR or rapid antigen testing on COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result.

If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of ten (10) days.

 

Application for Croatian visa

Suspension of receipt of the visa application DOES NOT apply to the following categories of persons:

  • Persons traveling for tourist reasons provided that a certificate of paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation is presented.
  • Until further notice, all communications related to obtaining the necessary information regarding the Croatian visa requirements shall be made via e-mail vize@mvep.hr.
  • Until further notice, the delivery and storage of guarantee letters is only possible by mail (address: Služba za vize, Petretićev trg 2, 10000 Zagreb).

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Traveling with children under seven years of age

Children under seven years of age traveling accompanied by a parent / guardian are exempt from the obligation to present a negative test result and to self-isolate if the parents / guardians have a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result, i.e. if they have a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of having recovered from COVID-19.

 

Passengers from the countries covered by the list of countries of the Croatian Institute of Public Health to which special epidemiological measures apply are obliged to present:

  1. a negative PCR test result not older than 48 hours and they have to stay in self-isolation for 14 days;
  2. the duration of self-isolation can be shortened if the person, at the earliest on the seventh day of self-isolation, gets a PCR test on COVID-19 at their own expense in an institution authorised to conduct testing and if the test result is negative.

All foreign citizens can check whether they qualify for an exemption from application of this requirements via an online form: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210 or via e-mail: uzg.covid@mup.hr and their request will be resolved as soon as possible.

 

MORE INFORMATION

Procedures for health surveillance of travelers crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia

 

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for foreign citizens

In order for you to cross the Croatian border more simply and safely, a short online form has been created and all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling out the form on the following site:

 

EnterCroatia online form

  • The online form includes all data normally requested in the process of crossing the border and with the simple presentation of a passport or identity document to a police officer at the border, the number or code from the identity card or passport is automatically linked to all pre-entered data. In this way, the time to complete the entire procedure of data entry at the border for each individual person in any given vehicle is reduced to a minimum and traffic flow is increased.
  • In the reply, you will also receive basic epidemiological recommendations.


More information for all travelers traveling from Croatia to other countries:
https://reopen.europa.eu

 

 

PCR tests on COVID-19 are performed at the following locations:

RIJEKA
the Teaching Institute of Public Health of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (address: Krešimirova 52a) - http://zzjzpgz.hr (detailed instructions are available on croatian, english, italian and german language; on-line order form is available on croatian and english language); e-mail: narucivanje@zzjzpgz.hr; mis.kancelarija@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 554 803
> samples collecting are carried out from Monday to Saturday, from 08 a.m. till noon - "drive in" testing site is located on the parking lot next to the Teaching Institute
> prior announcement and appointment is not required
> test results are ready within 48 hours and will be delivered via e-mail or can be picked up in person at the counter from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on working days, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays
> natural persons: before sample collection, it's necessary to submit a completed order form (available for download at http://zzjzpgz.hr or at the counter) and submit a payment at the counter on the ground floor of the Teaching Institute
> legal persons: completed order form/approval with necessary information (available for download at http://zzjzpgz.hr) must be sent via e-mail on narucivanje.poslovni@zzjzpgz.hr; sample collection will be organized by appointment

RIJEKA
Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka (address: Krešimirova 42); e-mail: pcr-covid@kbc-rijeka.hr, phone: +385 51 658 844 (appointment is organized by prior announcement via e-mail or phone number - making the appointment via phone is possible every day until 3 p.m.)
> sample collection and testing for individual requests is carried out every day from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from noon to 1 p.m., at the location Rijeka (Krešimirova 42) in a container located in front of the entrance to the Emergency, near the main hospital building
> additional information on how to make an appointment, issuance of test results and payment methods please find HERE


CRIKVENICA
branch office of the Teaching Institute of Public Health (address: Kotorska ulica 13a); e-mail: epidemiologija.crikvenica@zzjzpgz.hr, phone: +385 51 241 055
> sample collection is carried out from Monday to Friday, from 08 a.m. to 09 a.m.
> the payment and signing of the consent form is done on the spot before taking the sample
> test results are being delivered via e-mail or in person
 

The price of the PCR test is 490,00 HRK. The test result is ready within 48 hours.

 

Rapid antigen test for COVID-19 and Antibody (serology) testing:
Rapid antigen tests are performed in the branches of the Health Center of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County (branches in Rijeka, Opatija, Crikvenica, Delnice, Krk, Cres-Lošinj, Rab):
> on working days, tests are performed in the branches of the Health Center, and on Saturdays in the macrocentre office (basement) located in Rijeka (Zamet - address Bože Vidasa 16a) from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
> all interested parties can contact Health Center via e-mail rapidcovidtest@domzdravlja-pgz.hr (with the following information included: name and surname, place and address of residence and telephone number)
> upon receipt of the e-mail, the employees of the Health Center will contact the user as soon as possible; location, date and time of testing will be organized by appointment
> test results are ready within 15 minutes
> the price of the test is 150 kn (payable in cash at the location)
> questionnaires regarding test performing are prepared in English, German, Italian and Slovenian language.

The Health Center of Primorje-Gorski Kotar County is also conducting an antibody (serology) test to detect if a person has antibodies to COVID-19 virus:
> the antibody (serology) test is carried out at the Health Center headquarters (address: Krešimirova 52a, Rijeka)
> test results are being delivered via e-mail, within the same day
> the price of the test is 130 kn.

The list of locations across Croatia where PCR tests on COVID-19 are performed:
https://www.koronavirus.hr/latest-news/testing-centers-in-croatia/764

 


Additional health and safety measures:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is mandatory to use a protective or surgical face mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Obligation to wear protective and surgical face masks in all enclosed/indoor spaces.
  • Strict measure of physical distance, avoiding close contact at a distance of at least 2 meters indoors and 1.5 meters outdoors.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 2 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.(http://www.kvarner.hr/en/tourism/plan_a_trip/Useful_information/Tourist_... or https://www.koronavirus.hr/important-phone-numbers/152).
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Overall safety and hygiene measures, as well as social distancing are to be respected as required: The latest Covid-19 information and accompanying measures may be found here: https://www.koronavirus.hr/en.

For transit visitors, regardless of nationality, they will also receive special instructions regarding the transit route and requirements upon entering Croatia.

 

For more information please visit:

 

IMPORTANT NOTES:

Before your departure and arrival to Croatia, please inform yourself regarding possible restrictions and requirements on return to your country of origin (for example measure of self-isolation and etc).

In case you identify any symptoms that are similar to the mild flu-like symptoms, such as: fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain and fatigue, or you had a close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus infection, immediately call the doctor:
http://www.kvarner.hr/en/tourism/plan_a_trip/Useful_information/Tourist_... or https://www.koronavirus.hr/important-phone-numbers/152.
Describe your symptoms and follow their advice. We suggest calling by phone before going to the doctor's office.

Frequently asked questions and answers regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia considering the restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19

  • Emergency service: +385 112

 

PERSONAL DOCUMENTS

A valid passport or some other identity document is required while staying in Croatia. Visitors are allowed to stay in the country for a period of three months.
At the request of a police officer, you are obligated to present a document that proves your identity. The loss of passport or another personal document must be reported to the nearest police station. The police will then issue an official report on the loss of the document.

 

TRAFFIC REGULATIONS

If driving a vehicle, you are required to have a valid driver’s licence, vehicle registration certificate and green card (if you are a foreigner). All passengers in the vehicle must wear a seat belt. Drivers are forbidden to use mobile devices while driving (except for hand-free devices). Driving under the influence of alcohol (0.5 g/kg) and/or narcotics is also forbidden. Please obey the maximum speed limits and directions of police officers directing the traffic.
If you have a car accident, call the police by dialling 192. If necessary, call the emergency service by dialling 112. Do not leave the scene of the accident until the police arrive.
If the car accident involves material damage only, just call the police. You can also take a photo of the position of the vehicle, move it off the road, and wait until the police arrive. In the meantime, fill in the European Accident Statement.

 

PROTECTING YOURSELF AND YOUR POSSESSIONS

Crime rates in Croatia are lower than in other European countries. However, let us remind you of several universal safety measures which could help protect you from becoming a crime victim:

- Make sure that you lock your vehicle and do not leave any valuables in sight (handbags, wallets, mobile phones, etc.).
- Do not leave your baggage unattended and do not keep all your personal documents and money in one place and/or unattended.
- While spending time on the beach, do not leave your personal items (cameras, vehicle keys, money, etc.) unattended.
- Be careful when withdrawing money from an ATM, especially late at night. Do not carry your PIN with you. Do not exchange money in the street.
- Do not expose a wallet with large amounts of money in public, and be especially careful while paying at markets, shopping centres, restaurants, cafés, etc.
- Do not let anyone play a trick on you: there is no limit to the number of devices the imposters will use in order to deceive you. Do not be credulous.
- All narcotics are illegal in Croatia and the possession and use of the same is subject to the Misdemeanour Act and the Criminal Code.

If you experience an inconvenience of any kind or notice that something is missing, please contact the police by dialling 192. If you notice that a person who has committed a criminal offence is running away, try to remember as many details as you can, including the person’s distinctive physical features. In doing so, you will help us find that person. For the purpose of protecting evidence, do not touch anything and do not move around the crime scene.

 

IF YOU ARE A BOATER ...

Let us remind you that:
-  any person operating a yacht or a boat in international maritime traffic that enters the territorial waters of the Republic of Croatia is obligated to take the shortest route to the nearest port with a border crossing for the purpose of border control;
- while driving a speedboat, the distance from the coast must be at least 300 metres.
Do not drive speedboats in areas where it is not permitted to do so.
Do not sail at a distance of less than:
- 300 m from the coast if driving sport and recreational boats and crafts,
- 50 m from the coast if driving small motor vessels and sailing boats.
You must keep the boat:
- 50 m from the buoy barrier of a recreational beach,
- 150 m from the shore of a wild beach.

We advise you to contact a licensed diving centre for information about scuba-diving and other underwater activities. To ensure your personal safety, we recommend that you go on your underwater diving adventure with an instructor or a buddy diver. For sailing safety advice and information, contact the relevant Port Captaincy.

 

IF YOU ARE A CAMPER ...

Please camp only in such places where camping is allowed. “Wild” camping is forbidden! It is forbidden to camp along the roads, on parking lots or hidden spots. It is forbidden to make fire in open areas and in the vicinity of forests. Please make sure that you put the cigarette butts and matches out, as they can start a fire if left burning.

 

FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC VISITOR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

The registered accommodation provider whose services you will be using (hotels, auto camps, marinas, private renters) is obligated to report your stay in the Republic of Croatia. For your comfort and for the purpose of being able to exercise of your rights, please check if you have been registered for the entire period of your stay, i.e. from the arrival until the departure date. If you arrange to be accommodated elsewhere or you own the place where you will be staying, you are required to register with the relevant tourist board in the place of your stay within 48 hours from entering the Republic of Croatia.

 

 

HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER TO KEEP THE DESTINATION “HEALTHY”?

  • Inform the accommodation facility of your arrival time in advance and follow the provided instructions
  • Measure your body temperature every morning. If your body temperature is higher than 37.2, please check your temperature again in 10 minutes. If the thermometer again reads above 37.2, please do not leave your accommodation and contact the owner of your accommodation facility / reception by phone or e-mail
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water for about twenty seconds – HOW TO WASH YOUR HANDS PROPERLY
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue, when coughing or sneezing, then throw away the tissue into a bin and wash your hands
  • Pay attention to personal hygiene and proper cleaning and regular ventilation of your living spaces
  • Spend as much time as possible outdoors
  • Disinfect regularly high-touch surfaces
  • Avoid using air conditioning
  • Wear a face mask and wash your hands before putting on and after taking off the face mask
  • Pay using a contactless card whenever possible
  • Cover frequently-touched objects such as payment terminals or door handles, etc. with a disposable handkerchief or paper towel before touching them
  • Keep a physical distance from others of at least 1.5 meters
  • Stay updated with the latest instructions applicable in the locations you visit
  • If you notice that you have COVID-19 symptoms, follow the instructions below
  • Enjoy your holiday and be responsible


WHAT TO DO IF YOU NOTICE THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS: cough, sneezing, sore throat, fever or shortness of breath?

  1. Both you and the persons with whom you are staying must not leave the accommodation facility
  2. Keep physical distance from others both inside and outside the accommodation facility
  3. Contact by phone or e-mail the owner of your accommodation facility or the hotel/camp reception and they will in turn contact physicians, epidemiologists and other competent services. Telephone number of the legitimate epidemiologist : 00385 91 125 7210.
  4. Wait for additional instructions from the physician and follow them

 

Do you want to make a COVID-19 test before returning to your home country?

The testing for COVID-19 will be done in front of Crikvenica Health Center, Kotorska ulica bb. Taking swabs is carried out every day from Monday to Friday,  from 8 am to 9 am. The price of PCR testing is HRK 490,00. 

GENERAL MEDICINE

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

KORONAVIRUS.HR

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

HRVATSKE AUTOCESTE

UZG COVID

 

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