All COVID19-Related Restrictions on Croatian Borders Lifted!

By 2 May 2022

May 2, 2022 - Less than three weeks since the last change of the rules regarding the restrictions for the Croatian borders, all of the restrictions have been removed.

As of yesterday, any and all crossings of any Croatian borders, to any of Croatian neighbors, are exactly the same as they were in the pre-pandemic times (remember those?). Informally, we heard talk of that since Saturday evening, but today the Croatian police finally confirmed that it's the truth. The last Odluka (bylaw) describing the requirements for the Croatian border crossings was set to expire on April 30, 2022, and since no new bylaw has been issued, it means that the border crossings are no longer governed by any COVID19-related rules.

That means that everyone trying to enter Croatia, carrying any passport, coming from anywhere to any border crossing, will be allowed to enter Croatia without being asked any questions regarding COVID-19!

The Croatian police have confirmed that to various media (including the Bosnian, who were the first ones to confirm the story yesterday) and the Croatian tportal and others.

After closely following the nightmare which was the Croatian bureaucracy's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and their policy towards border closings and managing travel, this writer can only say: finally! And, also, it is entirely fitting and in line with all of their best efforts that such a huge change went almost unnoticed, as it was not clearly made public in time that the rules have changed for so many travellers. To make matters much worse, the official website of the Croatian police created to explain the COVID-19 and borders in detail STILL has the incorrect data:


 (screenshot taken at 14:45 on May 2nd, 2022)

Hopefully, they will find the time in the upcoming days to clear up the confusion and enter the correct information at the site which was supposed to be the central hub for the official information on how to enter Croatia.