Is it safe to sail in Croatia and tips on how to travel safely

Thursday May 21, 2020

Is it safe to sail in Croatia and tips on how to travel safely in these times

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We have big news! As of 15 May 2020:  

  • Croatian borders are now open for all EU citizens 

  • there is no obligation of 14-day self-isolation or quarantine

  • charter and sailing is allowed throughout our beautiful Adriatic coast 

  • all marinas and ports are open

  • all charter guests and boat owners can enter Croatia

There are only two conditions that you must comply with in order to be able to come sailing to Croatia. Firstly, you have to have a crew list with all passengers and ID information. The crew list does not need to be confirmed, a draft version of the document will suffice. Here is the official decision in English, German (we expect the official translation soon), French and Spanish. Secondly, although it’s not obligatory, we also recommend you to have a boarding pass as well. You need to present these documents at the border crossing along with your IDs. 

Guidelines and Recommendations

The Croatian Public Health Institute has issued guidelines and recommendations for charter clients and boat owners. One of the recommendations is to limit non-essential going ashore for the first 14 days of stay. Detailed guidelines that apply to charter can be found here: 

 

It may look like a lot but the basic idea is pretty much what we’ve been hearing for the past few months. Keep social distance from other sailors and employees. Do not enter other boats. Companies are obligated to place disinfectant dispensers and guidelines and rules. All employees need to check their body temperature daily in the morning before coming to work. Announce your check-out from the marina in advance so the invoice is prepared and the waiting time is reduced to a minimum.

Situation in Croatia

 

Sail awayAll the stress that was built up during the lockdown urges you to get lost in beautiful Croatia. Especially now when you get the chance to experience quiet anchorages, nearly deserted beaches just like towns and islands free of crowds. 

Croatia has been successfully fighting the virus. According to Oxford university, Croatia has implied one of the strictest regulations in the world and early on. This resulted in excellent achievements in comparison to other countries all over the world. Feel free to check Croatian official website for a daily update. The official authorities are closely monitoring the situation and will publish new measures and recommendations. We will make sure to notify you. 

Plan your route and the drive

Preparation is always the key. Now more than ever, it’s time to prepare detailed notes before jumping into anything. Keep in mind, travel restrictions (recommendations or guidelines) in individual countries, you will be passing through. They will most likely be similar to the ones in Croatia. In order to speed things up at the borders, Croatian authorities kindly ask all travelers to fill in this online form

Hygiene products will be more than useful to have on the road. Hand sanitizer, disinfecting wet wipes, disposable gloves, just like disposable plastic bags and tissues are a must-have these days. Once you get on board, rest assured the boat has been thoroughly cleaned. We have organized everything abiding by all guidelines and regulations. Because, we want you to feel safe and relaxed. We know you deserve it! 

 

 


By Marinela & Jelena at 21 May 2020, 12:03 PM
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