IFR will assess the local conditions closer to the travel date (5-6 weeks prior to the program beginning) and will make Go/No Go decisions then. We urge you to participate in the mandatory orientation meeting when we will discuss the latest travel information and regulations. We also suggest you consider postponing the purchase of your airline ticket until after the program orientation.
Students should purchase airline tickets to the Dr. Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb.
On June 18, 2023 students will meet our assistant at the information desk/meeting point at the Dr. Franjo Tuđman Airport in Zagreb, from where they will be escorted directly to their accommodation in Zagreb. The exact time of the meeting will be provided after the student confirm their flight bookings.
If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, please call, text or email Ms. Jana Skrgulja or Ms. Petra Niksic. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
Please consult the following websites regularly for up-to-date restrictions/protocols for travelers to Croatia: Croatian Ministry of the Interior and the US Embassy in Croatia.
Current (as of Dec. 21, 2021) travel regulations/requirements are summarized below:
Travelers from third countries, including the United States, are prohibited from entering Croatia unless they meet certain requirements. Persons traveling from the U.S. for study purposes are allowed into Croatia, but will need to present credible, written documentation (provided by IFR) upon entry to Croatia.
Citizens of the US, Canada, Japan, Republic of Korea, Australia and New Zealand do not need visa to visit Croatia for up to 90 days. All nationals who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia. Citizens of other countries are asked to check the embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirements. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Zagreb University can send an official invitation letter that, if needed, can be used at the relevant embassy to secure a visa to the program.