Update on the coronavirus situation in Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro

It is currently possible to travel to Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro. Since April 2021, Terra Balka is once again organising trips for families, couples and groups of friends.

Here is a country-by-country update on the Covid-19 situation, the opening of borders as well as security and Coronavirus protocols for visiting tourist sites.

Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro have been awarded the Safe Travel label, which identifies countries and destinations with enhanced health and hygiene standards. This label is issued by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

Updated on 12th January 2022.

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Safety and protocols

Coronavirus in Croatia

It is currently possible to travel in Croatia. Since April 2021, Terra Balka has been organising your travel in accordance with the regulations in force.

The country has obtained the Safe Travel label at the beginning of the pandemic and has established a national safety label: Safe Stay in Croatia.

Travellers with a complete vaccination programme can enter Croatia without restrictions at the border if they present a certificate stating that they have been vaccinated at least 14 days before entering the country.

In order to speed up the crossing of the Croatian border, travellers arriving in Croatia are advised to fill in the form set up by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior in advance.

As far as air traffic is concerned, several airlines, including Air France and the national airline, Croatia Airlines, have been operating direct flights as well has RyanAir, EasyJet and other companies.

 

 

 

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To enter Croatia travellers must present one of the following documents:

  • present a negative PCR test performed within 72 hours or a negative rapid antigenic test recognised by the European Commission and by the Member States carried out within 48 hours.
  • or a certificate of vaccination issued less than 270 days before entering Croatia attesting to the receipt of two doses of vaccine (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm)
  • or a vaccination certificate issued less than 270 days before entry into Croatia stating that 14 days have elapsed since receipt of the single dose of vaccine (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson).
  • or a vaccination certificate issued less than 270 days before entry into Croatia stating that 14 days have elapsed since receipt of the single dose of vaccine (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson);
  • or a medical certificate confirming recovery from covid-19 and a single injection within 6 months of infection, if this vaccine was administered within 270 days prior to entry into Croatia
  • or a certificate attesting to the receipt of a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine between 22 and 42 days before entry into Croatia;
    or a certificate attesting to the receipt of a first dose of Astra Zeneca vaccine between 22 and 84 days before entry into Croatia
  • or a positive test (PCR or rapid antigenic test) carried out between 270 and 11 days before entering the country or a medical certificate confirming recovery.
  • If they cannot present either of these documents, travellers are required to isolate themselves for 10 days on arrival in Croatia, which can be shortened by obtaining a negative result to a PCR or rapid antigen test carried out in Croatia.

Children under 12 years of age are exempt from testing (PCR or antigenic).

For travel through the Neum Corridor in Bosnia and Herzegovina (23 km passage to or from Dubrovnik by road), no testing or proof of vaccination is required and no isolation measures are taken for travellers who transit within one hour.

Conditions for travelling to Croatia :

Masks must be worn in all enclosed areas and outdoors wherever a distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained.

Bars and restaurants serve take-away and all terraces welcome customers since March 01, 2021. In addition, hotel bars and restaurants are open for their customers, also indoors.

Museums and cinemas remain open under certain conditions. Wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public spaces and in public transport. In the street, the mask is not mandatory unless safe distances can not be maintained.

Conditions of entry into your country on your return from Croatia : 
You should check the restrictions imposed by your country of residence and your airline.

Do you need a test before returning from your trip?
Terra Balka will assist you, on site, and will book your test according to your itinerary. The results are sent to your email in less than 24 hours, which allows you to optimize your stay. Here is the list of centers.

For more information on the evolution of the situation in Croatia:

Croatian Tourist Office

World Health Organization

Coronavirus in Slovenia

Slovenia is currently receiving tourists. Hotels are allowed to accommodate a limited number of guests. Bars and restaurants are also open.

The country has obtained the Safe Travel label in the early stages of the pandemic and has established a national safety label: Green & Safe label.

A person who meets the recovered/vaccinated/tested rule (RVT rule) may enter the Republic of Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home. A rapid antigen self-test cannot be used to meet the requirement of the tested rule.

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To enter Slovenia and meet the RVT rule, travellers must provide one of the certificates listed below:

  • present a negative PCR test for COVID-19, less than 72 hours old from the date of sampling,
  • or a negative rapid antigen test, not older than 48 hours from the date of sampling.
  • or proof of cure – a positive PCR test certificate dated more than 10 days but not more than six months ago, or a medical certificate stating that you have had COVID-19 and that no more than six months have passed since the onset of symptoms. This proof of recovery is only valid if issued by a Member State of the European Union, a Member State of the Schengen area, Australia, Israel, New Zealand, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland or the United States of America, at checkpoints on international air routes, and also if issued by Turkey.
  • or a certificate of vaccination against COVID-19 attesting that one of the following vaccines has/have been administered:
    • a second dose of Comirnaty vaccine from the manufacturer Biontech/Pfizer for at least seven days,
    • a second dose of COVID-19 Vaccine from Moderna for at least 14 days,
    • a first dose of Vaxzevria vaccine (COVID-19 Vaccine) from the manufacturer AstraZeneca for at least 21 days,
    • a first dose of COVID-19 Vaccine from Johnson and Johnson/Janssen-Cilag for at least 14 days,
    • a first dose of Covishield vaccine from the manufacturer Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca for at least 21 days,
    • a second dose of Sputnik V vaccine produced by the Russian National Centre of Epidemiology and Microbiology Gamaleya for at least 14 days,
    • a second dose of CoronaVac vaccine from the manufacturer Sinovac Biotech for at least 14 days, or
    • a second dose of COVID-19 Vaccine from the manufacturer Sinopharm for at least 14 days.
  • or a vaccination certificate for cured persons (proof of cure and a certificate stating that they received the first dose of one of the vaccines mentioned in the previous point within a maximum of eight months of the positive PCR test result or the appearance of the first symptoms)
  • a European digital Covid certificate in digital or paper form, bearing a QR code, which contains the information on the negative PCR or rapid antigen test, a certificate of vaccination, a certificate of cure or a certificate of vaccination for persons who have recovered from Covid (European digital Covid certificate),
  • Entry to Slovenia without being ordered to quarantine at home and without applying the vaccinated-tested-recovered rule is permitted to children under the age of 12 who are crossing the border with a close family member who has not been ordered to quarantine at home or refused entry to the Republic of Slovenia […].
  • From the 1st of February 2022, for persons over 18 years of age, vaccination and recovery certificate will be valid if they are not older than 270 days. Vaccination certificates issued after a booster dose referred earlier will also be considered as proof of vaccination, with the exception of the vaccines Vaxzevria (COVID-19 Vaccine) manufactured by AstraZeneca and Covishield manufactured by Serum Institute of India/AstraZeneca. The certificate is obtained on the day of vaccination.

Both service providers and guests from all countries are required to comply with the recovered-vaccinated-tested requirements :

  • inside catering establishments,
  • in tourist accommodation (hotels, flats, campsites),
  • at cultural events,
  • at sporting events,
  • at public gatherings and events with more than 100 participants,
  • at fairs and exhibitions,
  • at congresses,
  • in restaurants with dance music or a cultural programme,
    casinos and gaming halls.

Conditions of entry into your country on your return from Slovenia : 
You should check the restrictions imposed by your country of residence and your airline.

For more information on the evolution of the situation in Slovenia:

Website of the Slovenian Customs

Official Website with conditions of Entry to Slovenia

Coronavirus in Montenegro

Montenegro welcomes travellers again since 18 June for EU nationals.

On 24 August, the Public Health Institute of Montenegro announced new measures to deal with the resurgence of the epidemic that the country is facing throughout the country.

The country was awarded the Safe Travel label by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) in October 2020.

Montenegrin citizens and foreigners can enter Montenegro through all border crossings only if they possess one of the following proofs:

  • compulsory presentation of a certificate of vaccination (complete vaccination schedule) or a certificate of injection of a dose ;

  • or proof of recovery (for persons with a history of Covid-19 (between 14 and 180 days after a positive test));

  • And in all cases, a negative PCR test less than 72 hours old or a negative rapid antigen test less than 48 hours old must also be presented.

It is recommended to take out a Covid-19 Guarantee which will include coverage in case of illness. Local hospital capacity could quickly become saturated during the tourist season.

These measures are subject to change without notice.

Conditions of entry into your country on your return from Montenegro :
You should check the restrictions imposed by your country of residence and your airline.

For more information on the evolution of the situation in Montenegro:

WHO official website

Official Website of Montenegro

 

Safety and protocols

At present, we have organised many trips to Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro this season 2021. It is quite possible to travel to our destinations.

Since the end of June we are receiving travellers from Croatia as well as from Slovenia and Montenegro. The stays are going very well, our travelers are very well received by all our partners on the spot.

At Terra Balka, and in collaboration with all our partners, we have been organizing ourselves since the beginning of the crisis to implement security protocols defined by the Croatian, Slovenian and Montenegrin governments in order to receive our travelers in optimal security conditions: respect of social distancing, reduced capacity in private transportation with driver, regular disinfection of our vehicles and infrastructures (hotels and restaurants), regular hand washing of our teams in the field, as well as the wearing of masks.

To properly prepare your trip to one of our destinations, go to our Info section.