(Last Updated on June 5th)
ARE RESTAURANTS, HOTELS AND VACATION RENTALS (ROOMS, APARTMENTS, VILLAS) CURRENTLY OPEN IN BRELA?
Currently, in Brela are open:
- konoba Galinac: from 06.06. (Saturday)
Pastry & coffe shop:
- Guliver: from 06.06. (Saturday)
- hotel Berulia: at 10th June
- aparthotel "Sunčeva postelja": at 10th June
Vacation rentals (rooms, apartments, villas): open
NEW APPLICATION "ENTER CROATIA"
Croatia has new application ENTER CROATIA
, which is up and running as of May 28th.
Foreign visitors CAN (this is not an obligation) complete the questionnaire regarding their entry into Croatia in order to help shorten waiting times at border crossings.
ENTRY AND BORDERS
Effective May 28th, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia passed a decision lifting the temporary ban on border crossings of the Republic of Croatia::
- Czech Republic
These nationals will now NOT HAVE TO prove the reason for their entry into the Republic of Croatia.
Nationals from these ten countries WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER under the same conditions as before the outbreak of COVID-19, but still, with epidemiological control, and with the obligation to comply with general and special recommendations of the Institute of Public Health, the Civil Protection Headquarters of Croatia said in a statement.
When visitors of these Member States enter the Republic of Croatia, their entry will be recorded with the collection of additional data (place of destination, mobile phone number and e-mail address), due to the possible need for contact for epidemiological reasons.
Overall safety and hygiene measures, as well as social distancing are to be respected as required.
Citizens from other EU countries may still enter Croatia, but will still have to prove their reason for entering the country (business, economic, touristic or personal reason). For a touristic visit, it is necessary to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment in Croatia (confirmation, voucher, camp lease contract, permanent berth contract etc.).
You can check the latest information in English HERE
All other foreign national intends to cross the state border he has to meet one of the following conditions:
- Possesses documentation with which he can prove ownership of real estate located in the Republic of Croatia, or vessel (lessee is also permitted), or is attending a funeral in the Republic of Croatia (possesses appropriate documentation which proves this). After meeting the conditions, such foreign nationals are allowed to cross the state border, they are registered and the location/address where they will stay, or where the real estate/vessel is located, is entered as well as the contact telephone number and duration of stay-when they plan leaving the Republic of Croatia.
- They possess documentation with which they prove that they were invited to the Republic of Croatia by an economic operator, the economic operator’s interest for them to enter into Republic of Croatia, or a business meeting invite. For these passengers, it is necessary to enter the place / address where they will stay and the contact phone number and duration of stay - when they plan to leave the Republic of Croatia.
That means that for citizens of a Member State of the EU/EEA that have booked tourist accommodation in the Republic of Croatia is necessary to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment.
The confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment includes:
- Confirmation of accommodation booking of all accommodation service providers / all types of accommodation
- Travel agency voucher
- Camp lease contract
- Permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port
- Confirmation of berth reservation in a nautical tourism port
All other foreign nationals who have a certain business reason, which cannot be foreseen at this time, and do not have the appropriate documentation, should be instructed to announce their intention to cross the state border (enter into the Republic of Croatia) atmailto: email@example.com
and they will receive an answer as soon as possible.
IS PROOF OF A NEGATIVE COVID TEST REQUIRED FOR ENTRY?
No, Croatia does not require Covid testing, nor proof of a negative test to enter.
ARE THERE FLIGHTS TO CROATIA?
Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, while new flights to/from Zurich will commence June 8th, while Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website
With the tentative reopening of borders in the upcoming weeks, some commercial airlines have scheduled flights now available on their websites to various Croatian airports for June and/or July start dates (depending on the airline) . Some of the aforementioned airlines may not have announced exact flight dates and it is best to check directly with the airline for flight schedules, whereas others may or may not have announced the resumption of flights to Croatia.
Please find a list of some airline websites below:
ARE THERE ANY DOMESTIC FLIGHTS OPERATING WITHIN CROATIA?
Domestic flights have now resumed and currently include return flights between Zagreb and Split, as well as Zagreb and Dubrovnik. Flights from Zagreb to Pula and Zadar are scheduled to resume from June 8th. These flights are operated by Croatia Airlines and more information may be found HERE
From May 4, 2020, it is mandatory to use face masks / headgear on all Croatia Airlines flights. Passengers on all Croatia Airlines flights are required to bring and wear face masks or covers. Masks must be worn throughout the stay in the cabin of the aircraft.
Acceptable face covers:
- two-layer cotton face masks
- medical (surgical) face masks
- filter half masks with and without valve (FFP2 / N95)
ARE HOTELS AND VACATION RENTALS (ROOMS, APARTMENTS, VILLAS) CURRENTLY OPEN IN CROATIA?
A large number of hotels, camps, private accommodation and other accommodation facilities have resumed operations in Croatia, with many more planning to reopen during the upcoming weeks. Please check with the hotel, camp or accommodation provider directly for details on timing.
- Hotels in Brela are prepared to open. The first hotel that will open will be hotel Berulia at 10th June. Aparthotel "Sunčeva postelja" will open at 10th June as well. More information you can get HERE.
- Vacation rentals (rooms, apartments, villas) in Brela are open, information you can find directly with owners OR tourist agencies OR Travel Booking Websites.
ARE RESTAURANTS OPEN?
From May 11th, restaurants and cafes are allowed to operate and provide outdoor seating and service pending the implementation of prescribed health and safety measures. As measures continue to ease, we expect full service to be reinstated pending approval of the Civil Protection Directorate over the upcoming weeks.
ARE BEACHES, PARKS AND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL FACILITIES OPEN?
As measures begin to ease, public outdoor spaces have slowly reopened for public use including parks and public recreational facilities, however health and safety measures, as well as social distancing guidance still applies. We expect all beaches to be operational for public use, again keeping in mind that health and safety, as well as any social distancing measures in effect at the time will apply.
IS THERE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE WITHIN CROATIA?
Effective May 11th travel between regions in Croatia is no longer restricted and as such the reinstatement of various bus routes between cities and regions in Croatia has taken effect.
WHAT IS THE SITUATION WITH FERRIES IN CROATIA?
Ferries are now operating more of less normally.
For information on ferry lines operated by Jadrolinija please check HERE
Information on other ferry and catamaran lines to and from Croatia and/or to and from Croatian islands from the mainland:
BE RESPONSIBLE, STAY SAFE
In accordance with the safety and precautionary guidelines issued by the WHO, we advise the following measures:
• Remain at least one meter away from other people and avoid all crowded places where possible.
• Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue (not your hands) when sneezing or coughing.
• Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces to reduce the risk of spreading germs.
• Persons with a fever higher than 37.5° are strongly recommended to stay at home, limit all social contacts as much as possible, and to seek medical advice.
Here you can find the latest news from official government website for accurate and verified information on Coronavirus: KORONAVIRUS.HR