Croatia Is Opening Its Borders To American Tourists
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Croatia Is Opening Its Borders To American Tourists

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Parker Diakite
Parker Diakite Jul 13, 2020

Despite the European Union’s ban on United States citizens, Croatia, a non-Schengen EU Member State, is opening its borders to everyone, including Americans.

According to a notice of the US Embassy in Zagreb, all third-country nationals have been eligible to enter Croatia since July 1.

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“If you are arriving in Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having an economic interest or personal reasons, you may enter Croatia without the obligatory self-isolation upon presentation of a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours – starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossings,” a statement on the US Embassy Zagreb’s website reads.

Travelers that do not have a negative test will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Even if not ordered to self-isolate, you are instructed to stay put, leave your accommodation as little as possible, wear masks, and avoid public transportation. Self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at her or his expense seven days after entering Croatian territory,” the statement adds.

Despite Croatia’s ease of restrictions, the US Department of State’s Global Health Advisory warning citizens not to travel has not changed its Level 4 status since March 31st. Level 4 is the highest level travel alert the department issues.

“The Department of State advises U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19,” the State Department warns.

Croatia has reported more than 3,700 coronavirus cases and at least 112 deaths. Zagreb, the country’s capital and largest city, has reported the most cases with more than 900 people contracting the virus.