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The Best Way to travel from USA to Croatia

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June 5, 2021


All foreign travellers will be permitted entry to Croatia as long as they hold a vaccination certificate, provide a negative COVID-19 test result or prove that they have recovered from the virus.

“It is our duty to provide all the prerequisites for a safe and comfortable trip, as well as predictable vacation planning. In that sense, Croatia is among the first, if not the first, European destination that already applies broader criteria for tourist visits, the same ones that should soon be applied at the EU,” the Minister of Tourism Nikola Brnjac said.

Usually traveling from the U.S. to Croatia involves a change of more of planes, however two American carriers are about to make the trip faster for travelers based stateside especially for Americans living on the East Coast.

Delta and United recently announced plans for non-stop service from the New York area to Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and, as a filming location for Game of Thrones, a magnet for hundreds of thousands of fans of the show in recent years.

The nonstop flights will begin this summer, with Delta initiating its service from JFK to Dubrovnik on July 2. United launches its Dubrovnik route from Newark on July 8.

While the EU is planning to let qualified visitors from outside the bloc visit for leisure travel, Croatia opened its doors last month to those who can meet certain requirements: proof of full vaccination, proven immunity after having recovered from the disease, or a negative Covid test taken no more than 48 hours before arrival. (In addition to the requisite health documentation, travelers must also show that they’ve fully paid for a place to stay. For more details go the U.S. Embassy in Croatia site.)


The Delta flights, on Boeing 767-300 aircraft, will run four times a week (Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturday from New York; Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday from Dubrovnik.) Delta One with full-flat beds and Delta Comfort + will be available in addition to the main cabin service.

United flights will depart Newark on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays; returning from Dubrovnik Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The service, on Boeing 767-300ER planes with 30 Polaris business-class seats, extends through October 2021.


Check out the Stay Safe in Croatia program, outlining health and security protocols for visitors and for companies and services involved in tourism and hospitality. Keep up to date on U.S. re-entry requirements for international air travelers by visiting the CDC website


What to Expect:

  • Wear a mask in open spaces where it is not possible to maintain s physical distance of 1,5 m
  • Maintain a physical distance
  • Use a mask indoors
  • Wash your hands as often as possible with soap and water
  • Disinfect your hands before entering public areas

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When booking or entering a facility or tourist destination please look for the Safe stay in Croatia label to ensure that the prescribed epidemiological measures and health safety recommendations have been taken at the location.

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Until now, Croatia has registered a total of 354,383 COVID-19 cases, 7,950 deaths, and 343,414 have fully recovered since the beginning of the pandemic. The country currently numbers 3,019 active Coronavirus cases. (May 21st 2021 updated)


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