New web site launched to facilitate entry into Croatia for foreign citizens

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Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic on Thursday called on foreign citizens to visit a new web site -, which is up and running as of today and to complete the questionnaire regarding their entry into Croatia in order to help shorten waiting times at border crossings.

"I recommend that foreign citizens who intend to stay in Croatia submit information via the web site in advance," Bozinovic said during a cabinet meeting.

According to a decision by the Civil Protection Authority, Slovenian, Hungarian, Austrian, Czech, Slovak, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and German citizens can enter Croatia under the same conditions that were valid prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

However, epidemiological checks remain as does the obligation to adhere to general and special recommendations by the Croatian Institute for Public Health.

"Upon entering Croatia, citizens of those member states will be registered and information will be taken regarding their destination, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses in case it is necessary to contact them for any epidemiological reason," he said.

Bozinovic called on foreign citizens to announce their arrival and send their details via the web site.

Passengers who do not submit their information in advance will do so upon entering the country at border crossings. Bozinovic said that this will require more time and that they will probably be diverted to a separate lane.

The web site is available as of today in English and Croatian and in the next few days it will be translated into a dozen other European languages.

"Citizens who announce their arrival via the web site will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of their announcement and containing all the necessary information regarding instructions and recommendations from the Institute for Public Health," said Bozinovic.