Embassy of Belgium in Croatia

Belgium in Croatia

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Due to the situation in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic in Croatia, the Embassy of Belgium in Zagreb favors 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.

 

 

COVID-19 - Travel to Croatia

It is possible to travel under certain conditions, which are explained on the following website : https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212

PLEASE NOTE: contrary to what was done before, the color code of the traveller's country of origin, as indicated on the ECDC map, is no longer taken into account for trips to Croatia.

Travelers are allowed to enter Croatia upon presentation of :

- either an EU digital COVID certificate

- either a negative PCR test no older than 72 hours or a negative rapid antigen test no older than 48 hours.

- either a vaccination certificate for people who have received two doses of vaccine used in the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) not older than 270 days.

Exceptionally in the case of a vaccine received in a single dose, a certificate of receipt of a single dose not older than 270 days will be required if the dose was received at least 14 days before their entry into Croatia.

In case a person is vaccinated with only a first dose of Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya, they can enter Croatia between the 22nd day until the 42nd day after the first dose.

In case she is vaccinated with a first dose of AstraZeneca, she can enter from day 22 to day 84 after the first dose.

- either a certificate confirming that the person has recovered from a COVID-19 infection after receiving a positive result from PCR or a rapid antigenic test, which is valid at the earliest from the 11th day from the date of the positive test and until the 270th day from the day of the first positive test.

- either a certificate attesting that the holder has recovered from infection with the COVID-19 virus and that he has received a dose of vaccine within six months of contracting the disease, under the condition that the vaccine has been administered less than 270 days before arrival in Croatia.

- either undergo a PCR test or a rapid antigen test (at own expense) immediately upon arrival in Croatia, with the obligation to remain in self-isolation until the result of a negative test. If the test cannot be performed, a self-isolation measure is determined for a period of 10 days.

ATTENTION: for children under 12 years of age, the negative test or self-isolation is not required if the parents they are traveling with have both been vaccinated with both doses or have recovered from infection with the COVID- 19 virus (PCR positive test not younger than 11 days and not older than 270 days) or have a negative test result (PCR or antigen).

Are exempt:

  • 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

03 Aug

On 4 August, French President Macron and the United Nations will hold a third international donor conference to raise funds for emergency aid for the Lebanese people. The video conference will take place exactly one year after the tragic explosion that ravaged the port of Beirut and caused a lot of casualties. The explosion came on top of institutional and socio-economic crises in Lebanon that have only worsened since then.

02 Aug

At its meeting on May 25, 2021, the European Council supported equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines and welcomed the leadership of the Covax mechanism in this regard. The EU's goal is to donate at least 100 million doses by the end of the year, as well as to help build local production capacity. In this context, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that Belgium's goal is to donate 4 million doses by the end of 2021.

02 Aug

Wouter Poels is the new Deputy Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. He succeeds Karl Lagatie who will take up his new role at the Permanent Representation to the United Nations in New York this summer.

30 Jul

July 30 marks the International Day against Human Trafficking, a global phenomenon that concerns every country in the world, including Belgium. Human trafficking can take many forms, such as sexual or economic exploitation, and even involve the sale of organs. However, it always bereaves victims of their human dignity and places them in unbearable, humiliating and degrading situations.

30 Jul

At the Global Education Summit on July 28 and 29 in London, with the theme "Raise your hand," Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy Meryame Kitir announced a Belgian contribution to the 2021-2025 work plan of Global Partnership for Education. GPE is an international fund that promotes universal access to education for both girls and boys and is currently active in some 90 countries.