Embassy of Belgium in Croatia

Belgium in Croatia

Welcome to our website

 

Due to the latest measures in force in Croatia in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Embassy of Belgium in Zagreb is working with a limited number of staff at the office. We favor remote contact (telephone, email) for the processing of any consular question. If a visit to the embassy is necessary, please make an appointment in advance with our consular services, by email preferably.

 

Please note: Belgians can only travel abroad for one essential reason. For this you must have a sworn statement available on paper or a sworn statement to fill online. The declaration of honor must be linked to the Passenger Locator Form and be supported by the necessary documents.

You can find which trips are considered essential on the following page: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/news/occ-2201/

The travel ban will be controlled for road, air, sea and rail traffic.

COVID-19 - Travel to Croatia

Travelers more than 7 years old are allowed to enter Croatia upon presentation of :

- a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result for COVID-19 that is not older than 48 hours. In the case of a rapid antigen test and a stay longer than 10 days in Croatia, the test must be repeated within 10 days from the date of issuing that test;  

- OR a vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days prior. Exceptionally, in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose is required if the dose was received more than 14 days before crossing the state border;

- OR a certificate confirming that the certificate holder has recovered from COVID-19 virus infection after having previously had a positive PCR or rapid antigen test result, which is valid at the earliest on the 11th day from the date of the positive test and no later than 180th day from the day of the first positive test;

- OR perform PCR testing or rapid antigen testing on COVID-19 immediately upon arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until the arrival of a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, a measure of self-isolation is determined for a period of 10 days.

Are exempt:

  • Travelers from EU green zones with regard to the incidence rate of COVID-19, as determined by ECDC (see map on ECDC website);
  • Health professionals and cross-border students who travel daily, provided that they do not spend more than 12 hours in Croatia or abroad;
  •  Sailors, carriers, diplomats, staff of international organizations, people traveling for urgent family or health reasons or for business, including journalists and people in transit (note: transit cannot exceed 12 hours under penalty of a high fine).

- Please see the following website, where an online form is available to ask any further questions: https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212  (in Croatian or English).

- Travelers must, however, comply with the regulations and recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health : https://www.koronavirus.hr/en

- In order to speed up formalities at the border, travelers are advised to register online in advance via the following website: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

- We also advise travelers to record their trip via https://travellersonline.diplomatie.be

- Please consult the Travel Advice for all practical questions concerning your trip to Croatia: in French https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_p...

or in Dutch https://diplomatie.belgium.be/nl/Diensten/Op_reis_in_het_buitenland/reis...

 

COVID-19 - Travel to Belgium

 

 

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Croatia or Bosnia-Herzgovina and would like to register with the Embassy in Zagreb? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Croatia or BiH as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Croatia, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BELGIANS TRAVELLING TO CROATIA

-  Since 1 July 2013, Croatia is an European Union memberstate. Attention: Croatia is not yet part of the « Schengen » zone, which means you will be checked at the Croatian border.

 - Belgian tourists are encouraged to register themselves on the following website before travelling: www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be.

-  Belgian travellers (adults and children) should always have a valid travel document (passport or id-card) to enter and leave Croatia.

- Attention : Belgians who reported a lost travel document before travelling but, in the meanwhile, found it again, should inform their local community at once before travelling to Croatia. If you fail to do so, your travel document will be signalled as ‘lost’ and you could find yourself blocked at the border.

- In case you’ve forgotten or lost your travel document and you are on Slovenian territory (including on the Croatian border but still on Slovenian territory), please contact our honorary consulat in Ljubljana or Embassy in Vienna.

- In case you’ve forgotten or lost your travel document and you are on Croatian territory, please contact the Embassy in Zagreb.

- Since 7 April 2017, Belgian travellers should be prepared to face longer waiting times at the Croatian border crossings because of stricter EU border controls. You can follow the situation at the land border crossings via the following link: http://www.hak.hr/en.

- The Kuna (+/- 7,4 Kuna = 1 euro) is the valid currency in Croatia.

- There is free movement of goods within the EU, including in Croatia.

- If you travel with pets (dogs, cats or ferrets), European Union legislation is also valid in Croatia: your pet should be micro-chipped and have a valid European Pet Passport. 

 

 

News

13 Apr

Today, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announces the figures for Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the past year. The most important donors for international cooperation are represented in this Development Assistance Committee.

12 Apr

Five months after the start of the conflict in Tigray, more and more testimonies about extreme violence are coming forward. Therefore, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir has decided to increase the funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by four million euros specifically for the reception and protection of victims.

01 Apr

On Thursday 1 April, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès spoke with her counterpart Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The two ministers reviewed the bilateral and regional cooperation, including between the Benelux countries and the Baltic States, of which they each hold the Presidency. Finally, the two ministers discussed several international issues on the European agenda, notably Belarus, China and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

30 Mar

On March 30, 2021, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès co-chaired with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken a virtual ministerial meeting of the International Coalition to defeat Daesh. This meeting in restricted format brings together the 32 States and international organizations most involved in its action.

30 Mar

On the occasion of the fifth Brussels Conference on Syria ('Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region'), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir announced today 18 million euro in additional humanitarian aid for the Syrian people. They stressed that a permanent solution to the conflict is only possible if all parties involved take responsibility and return to credible diplomatic negotiations.