Croatian authorities have introduced new measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Since the number of infected people by coronavirus is decreasing in Croatia, the measures have been relaxed.
The hospital system is slowly returning to normal functioning, but all medical examinations need to be arranged in advance. Borders are open to Croatian citizens and to certain categories of foreigners, more information is available below, in the section of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
The laws relating to stay and work of foreigners in Croatia have been amended and under these changes, the validity of stay and work permits for third-country nationals and EEA nationals and members of their families expired at 11. 3. 2020. (when the risk of corona epidemic in the Republic of Croatia was declared) is extended for the entire duration of the corona epidemic. New applications for these permits can be submitted within 30 days from the date of the declaration of cessation of the corona epidemic.
Kindergartens and primary schools are open, adhering to measures, as well as museums, libraries, and national parks. The citizens of Croatia are still obliged to act responsibly and abide by the implemented measures.
EURAXESS Centre in Zagreb is still helping foreign researchers and their family members in Croatia and can be contacted via e-mail.
Below you may find more information on dedicated websites to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Travelers can check relevant information on the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs regarding entry restrictions and border control for Croatia, as well as recommendations for traveling abroad. Important information on traveling is also available on this link.
Croatian citizens are allowed to enter the Republic of Croatia or travel abroad, following the general and specific recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health. In case of business reasons or economic interests entry into the Republic of Croatia, with regards to the recommendations of the Croatian Institute for Public Health, is also possible for:
- citizens of the EU Member States and their family members
- third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EC
- persons entitled to stay under other EU Directives or national law or having national long-term visas
- persons traveling for urgent personal reasons.
Croatian Institute of Public Health (CIPH) is a central public health institute in the Republic of 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 opened every working day from 8 am to 16 pm and is also available on the following phone number: 099 468 30 01. Croatian network of public health institutes has created the list which includes addresses and telephone numbers of the Public Health Institutes of each county.
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 every working day from 8am to 16am. On the website of the Croatian Healt Insurance Fund is possible to find the nearest health facility or pharmacy and the contact number of the NCP for the Cross-border Healthcare (01 644 90 90).
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. This website 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. Information on the website is regularly updated and the website is available on this link. Also, on the EURAXESS EU PORTAL is possible to find information on coronavirus and the useful links to pages relevant to this topic.
Welcome to EURAXESS in Croatia!
Croatian EURAXESS network is part of a pan-European network established by the European Commission and consisting of almost 600 organizations in more than 40 countries that serve mobile and non-mobile researchers. 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 you have settled 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 in your and your family's mobility. Croatian researchers who wish to continue with their research work in Europe and 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!