Is It Safe To Retreat to Croatia During COVD
Safe and Easy Travel
You are almost ready to book your retreat and not sure of the Covid situation here in Croatia. You’ve already heard about relaxed measures in Croatia, especially on islands and coast. But you want to know what you can expect in Dalmatia.
I moved to Split when Covid started and witnessed growing communities of expats and accidental tourists escaping EU lockdown in search of a place that was restriction free. They found it on the Dalmatian coast and on the islands in the Adriatic.
Croatia Is Safe
As of April 28, 2021, according to the IHME projections, Croatia has passed the peak of the current wave. And still it’s always better to be safe by continuing to observe the rules, regulations and measures in place, no matter if you agree with them or not. Entering Croatia has been simplified for EU/EEA countries and regions on the green list. You can freely enter Croatia in the same way you entered before the pandemic.
People working in tourism and personnel you will meet in restaurants, hotels and other accommodation options will be vaccinated by June, according to the authorities.
How To Enter Croatia
Crossing The Border
At the time of writing this, if you are travelling from any EU/EEA country that is not on the green list, you need one of the following, regardless of your citizenship:
- a negative PCR
- a rapid antigen test or
- a certificate of vaccination
If you have recovered from Covid-19 in the last 180 days (but not less than 11 days), you will require a positive PCR or rapid antigen test. Children up to seven years of age can freely enter Croatia without any additional documents besides their normal travel documents.
If you travel from any non-EU/EEA country, not included above, you will need to produce accommodation booking evidence to show your accommodation has been booked and paid for in full and in advance.
Guests from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Rwanda, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Uruguay, China, Hong Kong and Macao, enter the same way as pre-Covid.
If you are looking to retreat to Croatia and join us, you will be required to fill out this online form before your arrival to reduce the waiting time at the border.
Where Can You Get Tested In Croatia
If you need to be tested in Croatia when entering or to return to your home country, you will find the PCR test in Croatia will cost you around 60€ at all COVID testing centres. The rapid test is cheaper and can be done mostly in private clinics.
Split area, Dalmatia County
- Split Hospital KBC Split (PCR test), 95 €, results within 12h, first come first serve basis
- Institute for Public Health (PCR test), 55 €, results within 24h to 48h, by appointment via this online form
- Polyclinic Analiza (Rapid Antigen Test), 18 €, results in 30 min, by appointment via this contact page
- Polyclinic Lab Plus (Rapid Antigen Test), 35€, results in 30 min, by appointment via this contact page
Do You Need A Visa?
The majority of foreign visitors do not need a visa to enter Croatia. If you are coming from an EU country, you can enter with an ID card. From all other countries you will need a valid passport.
If you require a visa to enter Croatia and hold a valid Schengen visa, as well as visas for Cyprus, Romania, and Bulgaria, you don’t need a separate visa for Croatia. You are free to travel to Croatia under the condition of your current visa from the above-mentioned countries.
Getting To Croatia
Travelling to Croatia from anywhere in Europe is relatively easy. From April through September, many airlines have direct flights from all over Europe to all major Croatian towns. Besides, Split and Zagreb are connected by plane with the rest of Europe throughout the year. For detailed information on flights scheduled to Croatia, consult the Skyscanner website.
The bus is also an option to travel to Croatia from other European towns. If you like to travel by bus, we highly recommend you use the GetByBus website to check and book intercity buses in Croatia and beyond.
Our favourite way to travel around Europe, and to Croatia as well, is by car. Whether it’s your own car or a rental car, it’s the most convenient way to move around Europe.
Your Early Bird Price Before June 1, 2021
We can’t wait for you to join us at one of our two retreats in 2021.
11-17 September 2021, Balancing Your Energy SUP & SEA Yoga Retreat. Take time out for yourself and deepen your practice fully immersed in Yoga and the Sea, on the Dalmatian Island of Vis, CROATIA.
18-25 September 2021, Your Eternal Self, Kundalini Yoga Retreat
Both of these retreats are on VIS island, a Covid safe zone. All activities will take place in the open natural space with distance provided as needed. Island surface area is sunbathed throughout the year, which is a guarantee of cleaner space and ground.
VENUE DETAILS: VILLA TALEŽ
LOCATION DETAILS: VIS ISLAND
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP: RETREAT YOURSELF@DALMATIA
READY TO BOOK: CLICK HERE
We look forward to welcoming you to Croatia.
CONNECT TO YOUR HIGHER SELF
The practices of yoga and meditation can help us know our higher self a bit better. Taking time to retreat helps us profoundly understand ourselves so we can have the life we dream of.
Our dreams can manifest from imagination into reality.
I invite you to bravely stand up to the parts of you that hold you back and go to that Retreat.
Your soul will thank you.