Is it Safe to Travel to Croatia?

Croatia, located in southern Europe, is a stunningly picturesque country renowned for its breathtaking Adriatic coastline, delightful cuisine, and hospitable residents.

When it comes to travel, Croatia offers a remarkably safe environment. With one of the lowest crime rates in Europe and a strong reliance on tourism for its economy, visitors can expect a warm and welcoming reception throughout their journey.

To address any potential apprehensions regarding booking a luxury tour or embarking on a small ship cruise, we have compiled a comprehensive guide on safety and secure travel in Croatia.

Travel Insurance

It is strongly advised to obtain travel insurance for all our trips, starting from the moment you make your booking. This ensures that you have complete coverage from the time you pay your deposit until the end of your journey. Travelers who choose not to secure adequate travel insurance will be personally responsible for any costs incurred due to changes, cancellations, or unforeseen circumstances.

We highly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for trip cancellations and interruptions, medical expenses, loss of baggage or personal belongings, and, in rare cases, evacuation. While Croatia is a safe and stable country, having appropriate insurance coverage is essential for peace of mind and protection.

Croatia -Tips for staying safe

Croatia stands out as one of the safest countries in Europe. While instances of petty theft may occur in larger towns and cities, they are very rare, and violent crime is even rarer.

We advise exercising common sense by avoiding ostentatious displays of wealth and jewelry, and sticking to well-populated and busy areas when exploring during nighttime. Applying the same level of caution as you would in any other part of the world ensures that the majority of trips in Croatia are hassle-free.

Solo travelers considering a visit to Croatia will find it to be a highly accommodating destination. With low crime rates, excellent tourist infrastructure, reliable public transportation, and exceptionally friendly locals, Croatia offers an enjoyable travel experience regardless of age, gender, or group size.

Travelling off the beaten track

If you’re an adventurous traveler seeking to explore Croatia’s magnificent national parks and hidden gems, we recommend consulting with a guide or hotel staff before embarking on hikes within the national parks. This will ensure that you choose the best route and also provide someone who is aware of your whereabouts.

For the most intrepid explorers, it’s important to note that there are still a few remote areas in Croatia where unexploded landmines may be present. However, these areas are far removed from any tourist destinations or areas of interest.

Renting a car in Croatia is a convenient option for getting around, as the country offers a fairly straightforward driving experience. Driving is on the right side of the road, and overtaking is done on the left. We recommend exercising caution while driving at all times. Although larger towns and cities in Croatia may be busy, experienced drivers should not find it intimidating. Outside of urban areas, you’ll encounter well-maintained roads with relatively low traffic.

Safe Travel with Unforgettable Croatia

We prioritize your safety above all else during your visit to Croatia. Throughout your tour, our team of knowledgeable guides, drivers, activity providers, and ship crews will take care of you every step of the way. You can trust in their expertise and professionalism to ensure a seamless and worry-free experience.

For added convenience, private airport transfers are typically included as part of your tour package, ensuring a safe and stylish arrival at both the beginning and end of your trip. Whether you’re participating in our tours, shore excursions, or engaging in various activities, you can rest assured that local experts will lead the way, prioritizing your safety while ensuring you have a memorable time.

If you encounter any issues during your journey or simply need the best local recommendations, our dedicated consultants and expert ground team are available at any time to assist you.

Covid Precautions

Croatia has managed to mitigate the severe impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic compared to neighboring countries such as Greece, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain. The country swiftly implemented lockdown measures in 2020, resulting in a significantly lower number of Covid-19 cases and fatalities.

However, the closure of borders has had an adverse effect on Croatia’s economy, which heavily relies on tourism. The country eagerly looks forward to welcoming fully vaccinated international visitors and aims to fully restore its tourism industry by summer 2022.

To ensure your safety when traveling to Croatia, it is required to provide evidence of a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours or a negative antigen test taken within the last 48 hours. Proof of recovery from Covid-19 or full vaccination is not currently considered as a requirement.

As of May 2021, the hospitality sector in Croatia is fully operational. Bars, restaurants, and cafes are open with outdoor service only, until 10 pm daily. The Croatian government aims to vaccinate a minimum of 50% of the population by the end of 2021, with priority given to those working in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Travel advisories

It is recommended to regularly check the travel advisories issued by your home country when planning your trip to Croatia, both before your departure and throughout your stay. These advisories provide important information and guidance regarding travel safety.

Here are some useful links to the key national travel advisories for various countries:

  • UK Government – Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • US Government – State Department
  • Australian Government – Department of Foreign Affairs
  • European Union – Croatia Travel Advice

For health-related advice, you can refer to the following sources:

  • Croatia Tourism health advice
  • Center for Disease Control (CDC)
  • NHS Fit for Travel

These resources will provide you with comprehensive information on travel safety and health recommendations for your trip to Croatia.