Croatia Corona Travel, Tourism, Flights & Borders Update May 20, 2020
Slowly, ever so slowly, the Croatian travel advice is becoming a little clearer. Until now, TCN has been doing very detailed updates on the latest situation, the latest of which you can see here from yesterday.
The official bodies seem finally to have started to get some information together, and official information is – or should be – the most reliable.
So today’s update will be a series of links where you can find the best information. There are also three email addresses to use to contact the Ministry of Tourism and the Croatian National Tourist Board.
The national tourist board has a coronavirus Q&A page which is now being updated. If you can’t find the information you need there, the official advice is: For questions specifically related to travel to Croatia not addressed by the Q&A please contact [email protected] and Cc [email protected]
There is another contact email, again quoting the tourist board website: All other foreign citizens who have a business reason, which cannot be foreseen at this time, and do not have the appropriate documentation, are instructed to send their intention to cross the state border (entry into the Republic of Croatia) to [email protected] and their request will be addressed in the shortest possible timeframe.
Here is a link to the Ministry of Tourism COVID-19 page – good luck!
You can also follow the government’s dedicated Koronavirus website, which has an English section. This updates with the new numbers at 14:00 each day, as well as providing some useful info in English. Recent articles added include:
Recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health for Croatian and foreign nationals who are crossing the state border and entering the Republic of Croatia.
What to expect in Croatia – important information for visitors
A TCN infographic with the highlights.
Official current border information from HAK.
Slovenia Lifts All Restrictions for Croatians Entering its Territory.
A TCN visit to the border with Slovenia on May 17, 2020 to see the procedure and realities on the ground.
Latest information on the roads from HAK.
Latest ferry information from HAK.
Jadrolinija ferry and catamaran timetable.
Krilo catamaran timetable.
You can read some detailed analysis of the Croatian aviation market in the future from Max Oldorf, COO of ch-aviation in this TCN interview this recently:
Flights to Croatia Post-Corona: Overview with Max Oldorf, COO of ch-aviation
From May 4, 2020, it is mandatory to use face masks / headgear on all Croatia Airlines flights. Passengers on all Croatia Airlines flights are required to bring and wear face masks or covers. Masks must be worn throughout the stay in the cabin of the aircraft.
Acceptable face covers:
two-layer cotton face masks
medical (surgical) face masks
filter half masks with and without valve (FFP2 / N95)
CA contact center: 0800 77 77 (free calls from Croatia), 072 500 505 or +385 1 66 76 555. For more details see the link.
Osijek Airport – from 27.4. the Pothodnik branch reopens. While prevention measures are in place, the opening hours will be 9 am-5pm on weekdays (Monday through Friday). More information can be obtained by e-mail [email protected] and phone +38531284611. It is recommended that all inquiries be sent in writing to the specified e-mail. More information.
Rijeka Airport – latest info here.
Zagreb Airport – latest info here.
The Croatia Airlines contact center is available on the following numbers: 0800 77 77 (toll free calls from Croatia), 072 500 505 or +385 1 66 76 555. More info.
AirBaltic – All AirBaltic connections are suspended from March 17 to May 17, 2020. Click for the latest info.
Air France – From May 11, masks are mandatory on flights. Due to coronavirus, they have reduced 90% of flight capacity and this supply reduction is in effect until the end of May. Due to the closure of Paris-Orly Airport, all flights from and to Paris go via Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. Latest info.
Air Canada has suspended all flights between Toronto and Zagreb for the summer of 2020.
Austrian Airlines, a branch of Lufthansa, has decided to suspend all its scheduled flights until the end of May 2020. More details.
British Airways – the latest updates.
Brussels Airlines has decided to suspend flights until May 15, 2020. More details.
Czech Airlines – Masks are mandatory on flights. More details on flight plans.
easyJet – They made the decision to ground the aircraft until further notice. More details.
Emirates – Emirates has established limited passenger flights to transport passengers departing from the UAE. More details.
Germanwings – Germanwings flights no longer exist.
KLM – Latest info.
Lufthansa – More details.
Ryanair – As most EU countries have imposed flight bans or other restrictions, more than 90% of Ryanair’s aircraft are grounded, and the limited flight schedule has been extended until 28 May. More details.
Turkish Airlines – All international flights are canceled until May 28, 2020. More details.
Qatar Airways – all direct flights between Zagreb and Doha are suspended until May 31, 2020. Flexible when changing travel plans until September 30, 2020. For more information, contact the Qatar Airways office in Zagreb at +385 (0) 1 4961110 / 111, email: [email protected] or check the details here.
Wizz Air – In early May, it will fly from Budapest to Athens, Barcelona, Berlin, Birmingham, Basel, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Gothenburg, London, Liverpool, Madrid, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Stockholm and Targa Mures. See more here.
All this flight info above is official information. Below some TCN articles which cover various aspects of flight news.
Flights to Croatia: Korean Low Cost Carrier T’Way Planning flights from SeoulFlights to Croatia: Korean Low Cost Carrier T’Way Planning flights from Seoul (May 19)
Ryanair Significantly Reduces Summer Routes to Croatia (May 18)
Is Eurowings Returning to Croatia this Summer? (May 16)
Croatia Airlines Already Beginning to Reduce Number of Flights (May 16)
Hope for 2021? American Airlines Dubrovnik – Philadelphia Loaded for June 4, 2021 (May 14)
CEO Eddie Wilson: Ryanair Zadar Base Will Not Go Ahead (May 13)
Ryanair to Croatia Planned for July: Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Rijeka, Pula Flight Info (May 12)
British Airways Will Fly to Zagreb and Split from June (May 12)
Flights to Croatia: Korean Air Cancels Seasonal Zagreb Service, Air Transat Delayed (May 9)
For the latest on the trains from HAK.
The best resource we have found for bus timetables is GetByBus.
The situation is constantly evolving, and for the latest on travel updates and all other coronavirus developments, we recommend you follow the dedicated TCN COVID-19 section.
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