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Safe Travel in Covid-19 Times

For us as a tour operator, the well-being of our guests always has the highest priority. All hotels and holiday resorts in our programme, as well as the ships in our fleet, have developed hygiene concepts in close cooperation with the Croatian State Health Authority HZJZ. These measures have been well implemented and we have already had very good experience with them in summer 2020.

In the following, we will give you an overview of the measures taken, which relate to the situation during the 2020 season. Depending on the course of the pandemic, these measures may change as a result of official orders on or during the 2021 season.

You will also find up-to-date information on entry regulations for Croatia.

The information on this page is constantly updated!

  • On each ship, a minimum distance of 1.50 m between the deck chairs or seats of guests not travelling together is ensured.
  • Hand disinfection when entering the ship and in the saloon. Disinfectants are provided at several places on board.
  • The saloons are ventilated by opening windows and doors and less by the use of ventilation systems – especially without recirculation.
  • The air conditioning systems in the cabins use only purified air from the cabin itself. Air conditioners or their filters are disinfected each time guests change.
  • On all ships in the I.D. Riva fleet, an ioniser has been installed in the salon in excess of the official requirements. The ioniser cleans the air of micro-organisms using the latest technology – including HEPA filters, as used in aircraft. These ionisers are produced by Zepter and have been certified by the German institute Gui-Lab. The certificate can be seen here, more detailed information about the Zepter Therapy Air® iOn can be found here.
  • Whenever guests change, the cabins are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with officially approved disinfectants and are not entered by crew members until you arrive.
  • The crew will not enter your cabin during the cruise. Daily cabin cleaning in the deluxe category can be arranged by agreement.
  • In all public areas of the ships, the necessary physical distance of guests not travelling together is made possible.
  • The welcome drink on the day of arrival will be held on deck or in smaller groups in the saloon, depending on the ship’s conditions.
  • Depending on the size of the group and the nature of the ship, meals will be served either in two sessions or simultaneously in the saloon and on the outside decks. Meals will be served exclusively on the spot, there are no buffets. Waiter and chef will wear face masks and gloves during the serving of food.
  • We kindly ask you to show responsibility also during the swimming breaks and to keep the minimum distance when entering and leaving the sea, as well as when swimming. A crew member will assist you with instructions if necessary.
  • Before and after each shore leave, hands must be disinfected.
  • The Croatian National Health Authority HZJZ recommends that passengers bring their luggage on board by themselves to avoid excessive contact. If you need the help of a crew member, he will either wear gloves or disinfect his hands. We also recommend that you carry only one piece of luggage per person and one piece of hand luggage.
  • Every guest is free to wear a mouth and nose protection on board. As things stand today, it is compulsory to wear a mouth and nose protection on guided city tours.
  • If you feel ill during the trip or show symptoms typical of Covid-19, please inform the captain or a responsible crew member immediately. Our service team will then immediately initiate the necessary measures and will of course assist you.
  • Holiday homes and vacation rentals are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before your arrival and are not entered by the hosts until you arrive.
  • The hosts will not enter the accommodation units during your stay.
  • The potential occupancy rate of hotels was reduced.
  • Sufficient disinfectants are available in all public areas of the hotels.
  • The hotel rooms will be disinfected before your arrival and will not be entered by staff anymore until you arrive. Rooms will only be cleaned during your stay if you wish.
  • In the hotel restaurants, the table arrangement has been adapted so that the minimum distance between individual groups of guests is maintained.
  • In some hotels, due to the size of the restaurant, dinner may be divided into two sessions.
  • At buffets, the dishes selected by the guests can be served on plates by the restaurant staff.
  • Meals can also be offered as a menu choice instead of buffet form and served at the table.
  • Wellness facilities and indoor swimming pools may be available only to a limited extent or not at all.
  • Miniclubs for children may be closed.
  • Animation programmes may be limited or not available at all.
  • The accommodation units are disinfected before your arrival and are not entered by the staff anymore until your arrival. There will be no cleaning of the apartments, mobile homes and tents during your stay.
  • There is sufficient disinfectant available in all public areas.
  • In the restaurants, the table arrangement has been adapted so that the minimum distance between individual groups of people is maintained.
  • In buffet restaurants, the dishes selected by the guests can be served on plates by the restaurant staff.
  • Wellness facilities (if available) may be limited or not available at all.
  • Miniclubs for children may be closed.
  • Animation programmes may be limited or not available at all.
  • Face masks must be worn from the moment you enter the departure airport, during the flight and until you leave the destination airport.
  • Although your fare may allow you to carry two pieces of hand luggage, most European airports currently allow passengers to pass through security checks with only one piece of hand luggage
  • Face masks are compulsory for all passengers, even during the journey.
  • The first row of seats is locked to ensure the minimum distance from the driver’s seat.
  • During the journey a minimum distance between seats is not required by law, but we ask you to maintain a safety distance of 1.5 metres during boarding and exiting.
  • Entering and leaving the bus is possible via the front and rear doors. This is to prevent the persons getting in and out of the bus from jamming themselves.
  • There is no free choice of seats, but passengers are allocated their seats according to a seating plan.
  • No snacks and drinks are sold on board, please bring your own food and drink for the journey.
  • Toilets on board will remain closed during the entire journey, but there will be sufficient breaks at rest areas.
  • Disinfectant is provided at the doors.
  • When loading and unloading luggage, drivers wear a face mask and disposable gloves.
  • When passengers change buses, handholds and tables are disinfected by the driving personnel.

Current status, valid from 1st March 2021

  • Face masks are compulsory in all shops, shopping centres, banks, post offices, public authorities, etc.
  • Obligation to disinfect hands when entering shops, shopping centres, banks, post offices, authorities etc.
  • Face masks must be worn outdoors only at places where the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained, e.g. at bus stops or markets.
  • Catering establishments (restaurants, cafés) have been allowed to open their terraces and outdoor areas since 1st March 2021. Entering the indoor areas is only permitted for toilet use, with strict adherence to the mask requirement.
  • No sale of alcohol from 10:00 pm to 06:00 am.
  • Shops, shopping centres etc. must provide information at the entrance, visible from the outside, on how many customers may be present in the premises at any one time.
  • Night clubs, night bars, and discos are closed.
  • Betting agencies, casinos, gambling halls, and fitness centres are opened again from 15th February 2021.
  • Strictly limited number of participants at private gatherings (10), funerals (25) and meetings (25), sports events without spectators only.
  • Private gatherings are only allowed between a maximum of two households.
  • Wedding receptions and parties are not allowed.

Current status, valid from 1st April 2021

Entry into Croatia without restrictions – i.e. without PCR or antigen test or quarantine – is only allowed to travellers coming from so-called „green zones“ in EU/EEA Member States or Schengen associated countries.

All other travellers from EU/EEA member states or Schengen-associated states must present one of the following documents on entry:

  • Negative PCR test or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 not older than 48 hours (calculated from the time of swabbing until arrival at the border crossing point). If it is a rapid antigen test and the stay in Croatia is longer than 10 days, the test must be repeated by the 10th day after the first test in Croatia.
  • A vaccination certificate for persons who received a second dose of COVID-19 vaccine more than 14 days ago. Except in the case of a single dose vaccine, a confirmation of receipt of the single dose if the dose was received more than 14 days before the date of crossing the state border.
  • Provide a certificate confirming that the traveller has recovered from SARS COV-2 virus infection following a positive PCR or rapid antigen test. This certificate is valid no earlier than the 11th day after the date of arrival of the positive test and no later than the 180th day from the date of the first positive test.
  • Or perform a PCR or antigen rapid test immediately after arrival in Croatia (at own expense), with the obligation to self-isolate until a negative result is obtained. In case of impossibility of testing, there is an obligation to quarantine for a period of 10 days.

An official and constantly updated map with the risk areas (green, yellow and red zones) can be found here.

On entry, the contact details of travellers are registered for the duration of their stay in Croatia. In order to avoid long waiting times when crossing the border, the Croatian Ministry of the Interior recommends that contact and residence details are registered in advance online.

Further information can be found here.

Current status, valid since 1st December 2020

Travellers from third countries are allowed to enter Croatia only in exceptional circumstances.

Further information can be found here.

You can find detailed and up-to-date information – including information on entering your home country on your return from Croatia – here in German.


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