Looks like Americans will be able to travel to Europe this summer after all.
If you’re headed to Croatia that is! Earlier this month Europe opened its borders to tourism but unfortunately, Americans were excluded. Now it would seem like our hopes of going to Europe of summer might not be dead after all. Breaking away with the traveling restrictions previously stipulated by the EU, Croatian officials announced that Americans and other non-European travelers would be allowed into the Balkanic country.
As of July 10, Americans can travel to Croatia for tourism, business and educational purposes but must comply with a series of regulations prior to traveling. Americans planning to travel to the central European country must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours in addition to completing a travel registration form available on Croatia’s tourism website. If your test is more than 48 hours old, you will be allowed into the country but you will have to self isolate for 14 days and will have to get tested again locally.
Tourists will also have to present a confirmation of paid accommodation in Croatia or if you’re staying with family or friends, proof of address. Upon your arrival, you’ll find there are no temperature tests or screenings but the obligatory use of masks and the physical distancing protocols still stand. You can stay up-to-date on the most recent policies on the country’s tourism website here.
So while you won’t be able to go country-hopping around Europe this summer (entry to other EU countries from Croatia is still banned for non-EU travelers), at least you’ll get to visit Dubrovnik, the real-life King’s Landing!