I was wondering if anyone has dealt with this scenario. Flying in and out of Croatia from the US but with a visit to another country during the trip time frame. I know you have to show documentation of where you are staying while in Croatia when you arrive, but if you were planning on staying the first week in Croatia, the second week in Hungary and the third week back in Croatia before flying home, would you have to provide documentation of your stay in Hungary as well?
No, not Hungary, just Croatia. Dont remember, Travelmom might, but I think you do one form before going, then another on line for the return trip. Or maybe they will let you split it on one form. Just dont remember. Go to the site and check. They are pretty easy. If you are driving between the two I doubt anyone will check anything. But best follow the rules anyway.
Good question, don’t know. When we went in September we avoided going to Italy for this reason. Did you try completing the online form yet. Why don’t you start to complete it omitting that week and see if anything pops up before you submit it. We were in Croatia in September and went to Bosnia for one night in between our stay. We didn’t enter the hotel because we didn’t cancel our hotel room in Dubrovnik so all our days were accounted for. No one at the border checked anything. Our driver held up our passports and they just waved us through. But, we were traveling by car and it was only one night.
I just checked their website, entercroatia.mup.hr and it states that if you are coming from another EU country and do not have the EU digital card, proof of vaccination is okay. No testing is required. Personally, I would fill out the form twice with each set of dates separately, choosing the country I am coming from on each form. There is a drop down box to choose.
And for Croatia to Hungary and back. If you are renting a car; expensive. If you are flying; long. If you want a private transfer: about 400 euro (I know an operation that does this)
For the Enter Croatia form, I used my initial entry date and my final departure date (the whole trip was 30 days and I flew round trip to Dubrovnik). In September, visitors from the U.S. no longer had to show proof of paid accommodation and for the form, I just used the initial apartment address. I am pretty sure I printed my reservation but more than sure no one wanted to see it. Nor the entry form.
I left Croatia for one night in Mostar and later for 5 nights in Slovenia - both by car. I did not complete any additional forms for re-entering Croatia - just kept a printout of the initial one handy (didn’t use it). I am pretty sure I was following advice but I can’t remember from where.
I did confirm ahead that there was no additional testing required for entry back into Croatia from either Bosnia and Herzegovina or Slovenia.
Edit: no idea about Hungary, but leaving Croatia for Slovenia, the Croatian station was not even open, so I just “entered” Slovenia. Returning, I officially “left” Slovenia and at the enter Croatia point, the person looked at my passport enough to see I had one - it didn’t even make it to his hand before he was waving me on. Surely that is not standard but just reporting my one experience. :) Maybe it was the Croatian rental car tags. No idea.
Edit: no idea about Hungary, but leaving Croatia for Slovenia, the
Croatian station was not even open,
The same last time I checked. They really dont exist at most crossings because of open EU borders.
The form is checked when you enter Croatia, just not the paper one. Like I stated, we also were just waved through going into Bosnia but you don’t know if it will be the same going to Hungary. Does Hungary have an entrance form you must complete too?