Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
The epidemiological situation in Croatia became more favorable resulting in much fewer coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. Thereby, the Croatian Civil Protection Authority decided to lift most measures against the coronavirus disease.
Decisions of the Croatian Civil Protection Authority that are currently in force are those that regulate:
Masks will have to be used by:
- employees in the health care system, i.e. in healthcare institutions, organisations that perform healthcare activities, and private healthcare workers
- patients and all persons who, for any reason, come to the premises of health care institutions and organisations that perform health care activities and the premises of private health care workers
- employees of social welfare institutions that provide accommodation services for the elderly and people with disabilities, and visitors to beneficiaries
Wearing masks is one of the most important epidemiological measures which significantly reduces the transmission of the virus and significantly protects uninfected people from the virus. That is why the continuous use of masks, whenever there are a large number of people indoors, is the recommendation of the epidemiological profession and the Civil Protection Authority.
The validity of the Decision on Temporary Restriction of the Border Crossings of the Republic of Croatia, which was valid until April 30th, 2022, has not been extended, i.e. entry into the Republic of Croatia is allowed in accordance with the conditions of entry valid before the COVID 19 epidemic.
Below you may find more useful information and contacts concerning the COVID-19 disease in Croatia:
EURAXESS Centre in Zagreb offers assistance to researchers and their family members in Croatia and can be contacted via e-mail.
Below you may find more useful information about COVID-19 disease measures in Croatia.
As the competent authority, the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Croatia determines the conditions of entry into the Croatia considering temporary restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Under the Ministry of the Interior, the Croatian Civil Protection Authority makes decisions on necessary epidemiological measures concerning COVID-19 and communicates them on daily basis with the general public through their website and social media.
For any additional questions regarding COVID-19 disease, you can contact the Civil Protection call center at number 113.
Passengers can check relevant information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs regarding entry restrictions, travel information, and visas.
In order to shorten the procedure at the border crossing point, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs strongly advises all foreign passengers, regardless of their citizenship, to fill the announcement in advance at Enter Croatia website
Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH) is a central public health institute in Croatia, which deals with public health, health promotion and education, disease prevention, microbiology, environmental health, school medicine, mental health care, and addiction prevention. CIPH is open every working day from 8 am to 21 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am to 15 pm. It is also available on the following telephone number: +385 1 48 63 212. Croatian network of public health institutes has created the list with addresses and telephone numbers of the Public Health Institutes in each Croatian county.
For any additional questions about the COVID-19 vaccination in Croatia, you can visit the website cijepi.se.zdravlje.hr
Croatian Health Insurance Fund (CHIF) is an institution under the administration of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, which implements basic, compulsory and supplementary health insurance. CHIF is available for information and assistance every working day from 8 am to 16 pm. You can find the nearest health facility or pharmacy, and salary compensation during temporary incapacity for work because of the COVID-19 disease, the contact number of the NCP for the Cross-border Healthcare (01 644 90 90), on the website of the Croatian Health Insurance Fund.
The European Commission has launched the website dedicated to the current situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), to coordinate a common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19. The website, which is regularly updated with new information, includes information on the latest developments and actions, useful contacts and links, general advice, statistics, and various other topics of interest for citizens and institutions.
Also, it is possible to find the newest information on COVID-19 and useful links to pages relevant to this topic on the EURAXESS EU PORTAL.
Welcome to EURAXESS in Croatia!
Croatian EURAXESS network is part of a pan-European network which consists of more than 640 organizations in 43 countries that serve mobile and non-mobile researchers, and are established by the European Commission . If you are a researcher, EURAXESS members in Croatia can assist you and your family in every step of your move, starting in your home country and continuing until your settlement in Croatia. This free personalized service is here to remove red tape and make your life easier!
Furthermore, this webpage provides useful information on life and work in Croatia, and offers additional details on your and your family's mobility. Croatian researchers who wish to continue their research in Europe or worldwide can also find information and assistance related to research and mobility, including research job vacancies, as well as different grants and fellowships.
We hope you will enjoy your stay and research in Croatia!