Everything You Should Know About the Current Situation Regarding COVID-19 in Istria


Is it possible to book the accommodation in Istria this summer?
The accommodation facilities and the rest of the tourist facilities in Istria are getting ready to provide safe conditions to the visitors, according to the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Public Health Institute. The measures are related to the functioning of the hotels and private accommodation, tourist agencies, camps and marinas, air traffic, national and nature parks.

The aim of all the tourism stakeholders is to provide the maximum safety to the guests as well as to provide the health conditions that will affect the health of the local people as well as health of all the Croatian and international citizens who plan to visit the Istrian Region.
It is possible to book the private and hotel accommodation in Istria; all the information regarding the details of the opening of each accommodation facility can be found on the official website of the facility and in the meantime you can find all the updates on our website and social media.

Which services are open in Istria?
In Istria all the services are open, including the shops, markets, shopping centres, pharmacies, banks, post offices, hairdressers, beauty salons and fitness centres. Cafes and restaurants are opened in adherence with all the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Public Health Institute. Museums, libraries, nature parks and national parks, are all open for visitors.

It is recommendable to contact each object before visiting it in order to get the information about the business hours and to book the appointment, where possible.

Are cafes and restaurants open?
Yes, it is possible to drink coffee, tea or some other favourite drink in the cafes and restaurants in Istria, and order favourite meal in restaurants, taverns, pubs and patisseries. The health conditions of the employees and guests of the services will be provided, adhering to the current measures and recommendations.

In this case, it is also recommendable to contact each object in order to get information about business hours of each object and to book the table, where possible.

Is it possible to do sport and outdoor activities in Istria?
It is possible to do sport and outdoor activities in Istria, taking in consideration all the measures and recommendations of the Croatian Public Health Institute.
Service facilities related to active tourism, such as adrenaline parks, kayaking, tennis, golf, riding, sailing, windsurfing, paragliding, speleology – adventure, go kart, quad and paintball, can be performed and here you can check all the details about business hours.

Does public traffic work?
The public transport in Istria, including bus, ferry, air and boat transport is functioning according to the adhered measures and recommendations.
More information about the public transport, which will help you in planning your trip to Istria, can be found here.

Are the state borders open?
Currently the state border of the Republic of Croatia is open for foreign citizens that fulfil these conditions: ownership of the real estate in Croatia, ownership of the company or business activities, the official invitation of the business object to Republic of Croatia, attending the funeral or visit to the sick person.

Citizens of member state of the EU/EEA who have booked tourist accommodation in the Republic of Croatia, have to present the confirmation of accommodation booking in an accommodation establishment to enter the Republic of Croatia.
– Confirmation of accommodation booking of all accommodation service providers / all types of accommodation
– Camp lease contract
– Permanent berth contract in a nautical tourism port
– Confirmation of berth reservation in a nautical tourism port
– Travel agency voucher etc.

All the detailed information about the possibilities of crossing the state border for Croatian and foreign citizens, can be found here:
» Ministry of the Interior: FAQ regarding the conditions of entry into the Republic of Croatia

All other foreign citizens who have some other business reasons, which are not possible to define or anticipate in advance, are advised to contact, with the aim to cross the state border, and their request will be answered as soon as possible.

What should I do if I am infected with Covid-19 in Istria?
If you notice the symptoms of the coronavirus, such as high temperature or you have been in close contact with the person infected with Covid-19, you can contact:
Urgent medical service 112
Institute for Public Health of Istria County +385 (0)99 529 44 55

We hope that we made your planning to travel to Istria a little bit easier, and if you need additional help, at your disposal are contact phone number: +385 (0)52 880088 and e-mail:


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