Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected the lives and well-being of people around the world, as well as researchers living and working in Croatia. In order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 disease, the Croatian Civil Protection Authority issued a Decision on necessary epidemiological measures restricting gatherings and introducing other necessary epidemiological measures and recommendations.
Considering the epidemiological situation and possible transmission of COVID-19 disease, all persons in Croatia are obliged to adhere to strict physical distancing measures, prescribed anti-epidemic measures, special recommendations, and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
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.
Passengers coming directly from the European Union countries will be allowed entry into Croatia if they possess a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate. Citizens of EU Member countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents or have national long-term visas and are coming from third countries, must also present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate when entering Croatia.
Exceptionally, the abovementioned category of passengers who do not yet possess an EU Digital COVID Certificate will be allowed to enter Croatia under the conditions prescribed on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
Third-country nationals who are not family members of EU Member States nationals, nor are long-term residents, or do not have national long-term visas will be granted entry in Croatia only in cases of necessary travel.
Exceptions to the above-mentioned necessary travel are the categories prescribed on the website of the Ministry of the Interior.
Until further notice, the lodging of a visa application at the Croatian Embassies/Consulates is temporarily suspended. For more information about categories of persons to which suspension of receipt of the visa application does not apply, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Currently, there is a list of countries to which special epidemiological measures apply when their nationals are crossing the Croatian border.
You may find more information on the websites dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak below.
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 almost 600 organizations in more than 40 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!