Croatia Border Open to UK Citizens & Possible ‘Air Bridge’
By Helen Lease, 31st May 2020
This morning on BBC Breakfast, The Independent’s travel expert, Simon Calder said that British tourists were welcome in the Croatia and just required an accommodation booking to be in place. He also suggested that an ‘Air Bridge’ with Croatia was possible which, if it transpired, would mean no quarantine would be necessary on return to the UK from a holiday in Croatia. Calder also said that he thought that FCO travel advice would be reviewed imminently giving great hope to travellers to most of Europe.
As flight bookings go on sale for June and July from the UK direct to Croatia the summer tourist season looks positive. The Croatian border has been open to EU & UK citizens since the 9th May 2020 when the Croatian government issued an amendment to the border regulations to allow foreign nationals to enter if they had a paid accommodation booking. The Croatian government have now provided a website Enter Croatia and an online form that can be completed in advance by guests with accommodation bookings. A document containing proof of the accommodation booking is also required at the border which you should arrange in advance with the accommodation provider. No Covid-19 test is required.
On the 28th May Croatia also opened its borders fully with no restrictions to 10 countries (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia and Germany). As things stand, UK citizens can still enter in the above mentioned basis (with an accommodation booking).
There is no quarantine requirement on entry into Croatia and most things are open like beaches, restaurants, shops etc (though there are local social distancing procedures and rules in place as you’d expect).
For Croatia Travel Updates, Total Croatia Travel is a great source of information and also recently launched a new Viber community called Total Croatia Travel INFO.