UPDATE: Due to ongoing uncertainties regarding the travel regulations related to COVID-19, 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 21 2021, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com). A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
Information regarding current protocols that apply to travelers from US to Croatia may be found at the following link: https://hr.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information-2/
- 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 schooling purposes are allowed into Croatia, but must present a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2 that is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of taking the swab to arriving at the border crossing point) or have the PCR test done immediately upon arrival to Croatia and remain in self-isolation until they receive a negative test result. A COVID-19 RT-PCR test at the Dr. Franjo Tuđman Airport costs 100 EUR and the result can be expected between 24-48 hours. After receiving a negative test locally, travelers will need to contact a local epidemiologist to clear them from self-isolation. For further information, please consult the Croatian Ministry of Interior website.
- If a multi-day quarantine is required, the students will be provided a room for self-isolation. The transfer will be arranged by the Croatian Institute of Public Health. All costs are covered by the City of Zagreb.
- If a student is held at the border for health reasons, they should contact Mrs. Jana Škrgulja via Whatsapp.
Students will travel from the airport to the hostel by van and all COVID-19 related safety measures will be ensured. Students and staff will be transferred daily from the hostel to the field site according to the COVID-19 related regulations. Masks will be worn in vehicles at all times. The vehicles will be disinfected as needed. The number of occupants per vehicle will be determined according to the protocols set by the Croatian Institute of Public Health with lower-density passenger loads than those set by the vehicle manufacturer.
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.