This is the latest FCO travel advice for Croatia - and if quarantine restrictions apply

By Claire Schofield
Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 4:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th July 2020, 4:36 pm
Croatia is exempt from the advice against all non-essential international travel (Photo: Shutterstock)
Croatia is exempt from the advice against all non-essential international travel (Photo: Shutterstock)

Thousands of holidaymakers across the UK have been faced with disruption to their travel plans after the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) updated its advice for Spain.

UK travellers have now been advised against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, after the UK government removed the country from its list of low-risk countries.

As such, all travellers returning to the UK from Spain will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, due to a recent spike in coronavirus cases in the country.

But what is the latest travel advice for Croatia? Here’s what you need to know.

Can I travel to Croatia?

The FCO states that as of 4 July, Croatia is exempt from the advice against all non-essential international travel based on the current assessment of coronavirus risks.

As such, UK travellers are able to visit Croatia without facing quarantine restrictions on their return home.

Croatia is one of 74 low-risk countries currently included on the UK government’s approved travel list, with the likes of France, Italy, Cyprus and Barbados among the other destinations included.

What are the safety rules in Croatia?

It is currently mandatory for passengers in Croatia to wear a face mask on public transport and in taxis.

From 13 July, it is also a requirement to wear face masks in shops and other commercial premises.

While travellers will not have to self-isolate on their return to the UK from Croatia, you will still be asked to supply contact information to allow health officials to trace you in the event you have been in contact with someone who displays symptoms, or tests positive, for coronavirus.

Where else can I travel to?

Travellers are able to visit 74 countries and territories without having to self-isolate on return to the UK, provided they have not visited or stopped in any other country that is not listed in the preceding 14 days.

The list is being kept “under constant review”, meaning quarantine measures could be reinstated, as they have with Spain, in the event the risk to public health increases.

Here is the full list of approved countries and territories:

Akrotiri and DhekeliaAndorraAnguillaAntigua and BarbudaArubaAustraliaAustriaThe BahamasBarbadosBelgiumBermudaBonaire, St Eustatius and SabaBritish Antarctic TerritoryBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBritish Virgin IslandsCayman Islandsthe Channel IslandsCroatiaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDominicaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench PolynesiaGibraltarGermanyGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeHong KongHungaryIcelandIrelandthe Isle of ManItalyJamaicaJapanLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacao (Macau)MaltaMauritiusMonacoMontserratthe NetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNorwayPitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno IslandsPolandReunionSan MarinoSeychellesSouth KoreaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSt BarthélemySt Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSt Kitts and NevisSt LuciaSt Pierre and MiquelonSwitzerlandTaiwanTrinidad and TobagoTurkeyTurks and Caicos IslandsVatican City StateVietnam