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Things to know before traveling to Croatia
If Croatia is your dream destination, you’re in luck! The COVID-19 vaccinations are on the rise and travel restrictions are easing up so there’s a good chance you’ve already started planning a new trip.
However, there are still some regulations you need to know. So, here we have prepared a quick and simple guide to ease your worries and keep you updated.
How to stay safe?
Always try to maintain a physical distance. If you find yourself in an open space where you can’t maintain a physical distance of 1,5 m, wear a mask. Whenever indoors, wear a mask without any exceptions. Make sure to wash your hands as often as possible with soap and water and disinfect your hands before entering public areas.
Recommendations for check-in
Nava is operating according to the current recommendations of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and the Croatian Institute of Public Health protocols. When you arrive at our charter base, we will immediately informe you of the safety guidelines and general rules to follow.
To keep yourself and our staff safe, please comply with the physical distancing rules in the entire marina and wear a mask. Your check-in/check-out procedure shouldn’t take longer than 15 minutes, and we have installed protective plexiglass in our offices. You’ll also find a disinfectant dispenser at the entrance. Finally, our staff will inform you on the telephone numbers of on-call institutions, medical and available pharmacy services in the area.
Sailing bareboat or crewed?
Nautika Centar Nava offers both! Regardless of which option you choose, we make sure you are safe on board. Check out all the cleaning procedures, tools, and products we use in our video.
Bareboat sailing means you sail only with your immediate circle and don’t have anyone else on board. On the other hand, a crewed charter guarantees an exceptional sailing experience. Maintenance, meals, and navigation are all taken care of. That allows you to explore Dalmatia without a worry in sight. The best part is you don’t have to worry about COVID-19. In fact, Croatian government promotes vaccination of tourism workers and since health is one of our main priorities, some members of the Nava team are already vaccinated and ready for the season. Reach out to our charter team to learn more about this.
Is there anything else to know?
Regulations often change depending on the number of active cases and vaccinations. So, how to be sure whether you are up-to-date with everything? We recommend, just taking a look at the website with important information for visitors from the Croatian government.
Nonetheless, all places you visit should have a “Safe Stay” label, just like the one Nautika Centar Nava has. Visit this website to learn more about it.
Charter with Nava and stay safe!
Reach out to our charter team
We are happy to answer all your questions and help you sail responsibly and safely.
Who can enter Croatia?
According to the new resolution, all travelers who come to Croatia from EU/EEA states and regions which are currently not on the so-called green list can enter Croatia with:
- Certificate of negative PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests Mutually Recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission if the test result is not older than 48 hours at the moment of arrival at the border crossing.
- Vaccination certificate that attests that at least 14 days passed since the vaccination with the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine or vaccination with a single dose, in the case of a single dose vaccine
- Positive PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the person has recovered from SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, where the test was performed at the latest 180 days ago and is older than 11 days on the day of arrival at the border crossing or upon presentation of a certificate of illness COVID-19, issued by a doctor.
What if you don’t adhere to these preconditions?
In such cases, you will need to self-isolate upon arriving to Croatia. You also have the option of taking the PCR or rapid antigen test and if it turns out negative, your self-isolation period ends immediately. Presuming you don’t test or test positive, the self-isolation lasts 10 days.
If you’re a third-country national, you can enter Croatia only if you adhere to one of the above-mentioned preconditions and are a home or vessel owner or you have a certificate of paid tourist accommodation.
In case you are travelling with a child under the age of 7 and adhere to one of the 3 above-mentioned preconditions, your child won’t have to take the test or self-isolate.
You can learn more about these conditions on the COVID Q&A website.
Local restaurants and bars
Tasting the local gastronomy is one of the best parts of traveling to new destinations. In Croatia, all restaurants and bars are working outdoors. Open hours are from 6 am until 12 pm so there’s plenty of time for you to discover some of the local specialties. Just bear in mind that you should still keep social distance and regularly wash your hands with soap to stay on the safe side.
Bars, night clubs, discos and disco clubs are only open if they have outdoor facilities and to those with a valid EU covid digital certificate.
Currently, private gatherings are limited to up to 10 people from 2 different households in one place. However, if you are in an open space, current regulations allow up to 25 people in one place. All public gatherings can take place from 6 am until 10 pm.
Take your family and friends on a perfect boating cruise. Charter a bare boat or a crewed boat, depending on your experience level and preference.