So daughter and I will head to Rome-Dubrovnik-Vienna, leaving April 25 -May7. Dates are set due to her work. This is a 40th birthday gift to her, postponed flue to Covid. As we are from Canada, the discussions re:entry with CDC cards etc don’t pertain to us. We are both double vaccinated, booster and have previous positive Covid test declarations. With this itinerary, what exactly are we facing with entry to Croatia from Italy? I can’t seem to make sense of it all, so maybe someone can help out. TIA
My experience is from November, but our Canadian proof of vaccination was accepted in Italy. It may be moot, anyhow. I believe they are relaxing the requirements there soon. Someone posted about this just the other day in the Italy forum.
I'm also going to Croatia in May. From what I can determine, proof of vaccination (last vaccination within 270 days) and proof of booked accommodation are required for entry:
"persons who travel for tourist reasons and have a certificate of reservation or paid accommodation in a hotel, camp, private renter or rented vessel and other form of tourist accommodation or are owners of houses or vessels in the Republic of Croatia - entry into the Republic of Croatia will be allowed upon presentation of one of the following documents:
negative PCR test result or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2, where the RAT test must be listed in the Common list of rapid antigen tests recognized by the Member States of the European Union, published by the European Commission. If the RAT test results were made abroad, the manufacturer and/or the commercial name of the test must be visible. Otherwise, it will not be accepted as credible for entering the Republic of Croatia. The PCR test result must not be older than 72 hours and the RAT test result must not be older than 24 hours counting from the time the test was taken until the arrival at the border crossing point;
certificate that they have received two doses of vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm, Novavax) or vaccines approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use (Serum Institute of India - Covishield, Bharat Biotech - Covaxin, Sinovac - CoronaVac) not older than 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of the vaccine, or a certificate that they have received one dose of the vaccine if the vaccine is administered in a single dose (Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) not older than 270 days, provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose, or a certificate that they have received the booster dose of the vaccine;
certificate showing that they have recovered from COVID-19 and have received one dose of vaccine used in EU Member States (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm, Novavax, Janssen/Johnson&Johnson) or a vaccine approved by the World Health Organization for emergency use (Serum Institute of India - Covishield, Bharat Biotech - Covaxin, Sinovac - CoronaVac), provided that 14 days have passed since they received the single dose within eight months from contracting the disease, provided that the vaccine was administered less than 270 days from their arrival at the border crossing point;
positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result, confirming that the holder recovered from the SARS-CoV-2 virus infection, which was performed in the previous 180 days, and which is older than 11 days from the date of arrival at the border crossing point, or a medical certificate of recovery;
or if they perform PCR testing or rapid antigen test result - RAT for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon their arrival in the Republic of Croatia (at their own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until they obtain a negative test result. In case they cannot get tested, they have to self-isolate for seven (7) days."
Ok, so I get most of this, however, my medical proof of SARS positive was issued in Mexico ( we spend our winter there), I’m concerned that this certificate will not be recognized, along with my proof of double vax and booster, all administered (in Canada) with in the timeframe. I must be a dummy, I can’t seem to get this sorted,🥴
We had no problem with either Italy or the Netherlands accepting our proof of vaccination from Alberta, even though our QR code did not work internationally at the time. One screener in Italy even pretended to scan it. LOL. I'm pretty sure the QR codes are now readable in the EU, so it should be even less problematic. Honestly, we were worried about it, but there was never any issue.
How are you travelling to Italy? Are you flying direct from Canada, or are you transferring overseas?
We went to Amsterdam first. We provided our proof when we boarded our flight in Calgary, and that got us into Amsterdam. At the time, Italy required a negative test, so we got tested in Amsterdam the day before we flew to Italy. (Amsterdam was requiring daily testing to enter restaurants and some other venues for anyone without the EU pass at the time, anyhow.) We showed our proof of vaccination and, I think, of our test when we boarded our flight to Italy. Nobody checked anything when we landed in Italy. It was like getting off a bus or a train. We did need to show our proof of vaccination to enter museums, etc., and our printed proof from Alberta Health was accepted everywhere.
Will fly from Canada to Rome, after that, on to Dubrovnik. From there, fly to Vienna and from Vienna home. Initially, we were doing the reverse, V-D-R, but the flights are better starting off to Rome, only one connection. My basic concern is the landing in Dubrovnik and what that requirement will be, coming from Italy. It’s a tight schedule but we’re good for it. Any other hints are welcome!
Thanks will keep an eye out on possible changes.