Since February 1st 2022, Croatia has had new regulations for issuing EU digital COVID certificates that comply with the EU Regulation and Council Recommendation.
If it has been less than 365 days since the last dosage in the series, a booster vaccination certificate will be issued. Certificates are primariy issued to people who have received two doses of vaccine and a third or booster dose (3/3), to those who has recovered from COVID-19 and are then primary vaccinated with two doses and with a third dose (3/3), and for each additional vaccination, for example 4/4, etc.
Booster after single vaccination dose (Janssen)
A booster vaccination certificate will also be issued to people who were primary vaccinated with a single-dose vaccine and then received one (2/1) or two additional doses of two-dose vaccine (3/1), as well as those who were vaccinated with a single-dose vaccine and then received a second dose of the same or a different vaccine that is also received in a single dose (2/1).
These certificates can be requested from the date of vaccination with the last specified dose.
Whether the illness happened before or after vaccination, the recovery is not recognized as a booster dose in the EU digital COVID certification system.
The certificate of primary vaccination (1/1, 2/2) is issued if no more than 270 days have passed since the last dose in the series. They are issued to people who have been primarily vaccinated with vaccines given in one (1/1) or two doses (2/2), as well as to those who have been recovered and vaccinated with one dose of vaccine given in two doses (1/1) and people who have been recovered and vaccinated with vaccine given in a single dose (1/1).
Since February 1st, it's no longer possible to request a certificate of primary vaccination older than 270 days. Certificates previously issued will remain valid in the Republic of Croatia for 365 days, but not for crossing the border.
These certificates can be requested from the day of vaccination with the last prescribed dose.
Certificates are valid for crossing the border on the 14th day from the day of vaccination with the last specified dose.
The first dose
Certificates are valid for 84 days in the Republic of Croatia for people who have received the first dose of the two-dose vaccine (AstraZeneca). These can be requested on the 22nd day from the day of vaccination.
Certificates are valid for 42 days in the Republic of Croatia for those who have received the first dose of the two-dose vaccine (Pfeizer, Moderna). These can be requested on the 22nd day from the day of vaccination.
Certificate validation refers exclusively to the use of certificates in the Republic of Croatia. Since February 1st, it is not possible to cross the border with a certificate based on the first dose of vaccine received.
IMPORTANT! A new EU digital COVID certificate must be requested after each change in a person's vaccination status, whether it is the first, second or each additional dose of the vaccine.
Check the country's entry requirements before planning a trip on: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
The regulations for the use of EU COVID certificates at the national level are based on HZJZ recommendations and the national COVID-19 crisis management team's decisions: https://www.hzjz.hr/en/, https://civilna-zastita.gov.hr/odluke-stozera-civilne-zastite-rh-za-sprecavanje-sirenja-zaraze-koronavirusom/2304