Croatia is one of the first in Europe to open borders for Russians
Unlike other European countries, Croatia can open borders for Russian tourists in a month. However, Russian citizens can come to Croatia now.
Raiko Ruzicka, the head of the Representation of the Croatian Tourism Community in Russia, said that Croatia is already opened for foreign tourists: guests from Slovenia and the Czech Republic make holiday on the country's beaches.
Unlike other countries in Europe, Croatia does not require any visitors to provide any documents on non infection or a 14-day stay at the observatory.
From June 1, Croatia will open the entrance for tourists from all EU countries, since June 15 - for citizens from the third countries, including travelers from Russia. It is still unknown under what conditions Croatia will let non-Europeans to enter the country. Most likely, this information will appear in June.
As Mr. Ruzicka explained, in principle, Russians can enter Croatia now: if their relatives live in this country or they have real estate or business. To do this, you need to send a letter to the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and obtain permission.
Russians should also know the way of entry: while this is only a land border, resumption of international “air corridors” is now being discussed.
Currently, due to the epidemiological situation in the cities of the Russian Federation and due to the closure of borders, Croatia has temporarily suspended the accepting of visa documents from Russian applicants. But it is likely that this process will resume in mid-June.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.