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Is Croatia open to US travellers? Maybe so.

If you typically travel to Croatia, or always wanted to, and are healthy and can get travel insurance, you may want to read the entry called Paperwork and Persistence on the Total Croatia News website Travel section. It describes the latest process ("Enter Croatia") and gives 3 examples of successful US travel to Croatia. Not sure if the fact that Croatia is outside the Schengen Zone for now plays a role, but it seems like some US passport holders are getting in -- with all the correct paperwork done before they leave. If you have to go, this may explain how. Pre--booked accommodation is and pre-registration online are both essential elements . TCN asked the border police to read their article, so it seems correct. Croatia is the lowest Covid risk country in the EU for now.

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It’s going to be a while before we split for Split. Croatia’s considering its options, though.

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Thanks James,
The site you referenced is solid data to help anyone needing or considering a trip to Croatia or elsewhere.
I appreciate the clarity. Some recent Croatian cases have been imported; a British tourist tested positive today, but most regions have not seen cases from tourists. As European countries continue to manage their safety and their economy, individual countries may open earlier than others to overseas visitors. That's all I'm saying. Each EU country makes their own decision on this.
Whether anyone wants to stuff themselves in a silver cigar tube for 10+ hours to Europe in a pandemic is another question.

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Situation changes daily. This week you now need a negative Covid test called a PCR taken within 48 hours before entry to Croatia if you are coming from USA, Canada and other non EU countries. Plus fill out the Enter Croatia form online as noted above. Quarantine for 7-14 days is mandatory if you do not have such a test in your hand. See Croatian sites for current rules. They are adapting and have just reduced the cost of PCR tests in Zagreb, for example, but you need to read the TCN daily updates, not rely on 'without restriction' articles. And who is offering you travel medical insurance that covers Covid?

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The only problem I see with these countries that are "still open to US travelers" , and commented on in a thread for Albania, and could for Turkey, and maybe a few others...is that it is like the old joke "I would not want to be part of any club that would accept me as a member", basically low standards invite high risk.

If they are willing to let in people, in the name of tourist dollars, from one of the highest incidence places, with few controls, then they likely will not be the lowest Covid risk for long. Lets face it, the people who will jump through hoops, travel during these times, and try to justify entry...are not going to effectively self quarantine, and a recent test is about as predictive as reading yesterdays news.

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My last comment, as someone who wants to go to Croatia for good reasons this Fall but likely won't, is that the US Embassy in Croatia has all the latest info on its website. A solid, factual resource. A PCR test taken within 48 hours - you can get one at Frankfurt airport- is their attempt to screen ALL incoming passengers from non EU countries. They have a detailed Entry Form to trace you if you turn out to have been near a confirmed case. They took multiple measures to keep their people and visitors safe (masks, etc.) and are in better shape than most parts of the world. They strengthen measures as conditions change. There are Americans in Croatia now.