How tourists can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Croatia

COVID-19 mass vaccination point in Split, Croatia
COVID-19 mass vaccination point in Split, Croatia

LAST UPDATED: 21/10/2021

While slow-moving at first due to EU shortages, Croatia now has a very efficient, streamlined process for getting vaccinated.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is not required if you want to enter Croatia. It is optional. However, to enter the country, you have to prove that you are not infected with the COVID-19 virus.

Depending on your nationality and where you are traveling from, this can be proven with:

  • Negative PCR test or rapid antigen test
  • Certificate showing you are fully vaccinated
  • Certificate showing you have received at least one vaccine dose
  • Certificate showing you have recovered from COVID-19 and have received at least one dose of the vaccine
  • Positive PCR or rapid antigen test from the previous 180 days, but no newer than 11 days.

The COVID-19 vaccine in Croatia is now available to everyone including people without Croatian health insurance, tourists, and foreign nationals with a residence in Croatia. However, vaccination rules may vary in each Croatian county.

We already explained how to get the COVID-19 vaccine if you are a resident of Croatia. [Read: How to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Croatia]

This article includes the latest information that we have found out from government institutions. However, due to frequent changes, it is required to contact the county institute of public health according to the address of your stay to check if there have been any changes.

In this post, we cover:

The facts are these…

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine in Croatia is now available to everyone including:

  • Croatian nationals
  • Foreign nationals
  • Residents with prebivalište, i.e. permanent address
  • Residents with boravište, i.e. temporary address
  • Tourists
  • People with Croatian health insurance
  • People without Croatian health insurance

This means that everyone who lives in or visits Croatia can get the COVID-19 vaccine. Croatian health insurance is no longer required to get the vaccine.

Types of the available vaccine in Croatia

COVID-19 vaccines available in Croatia provide high protection against the COVID-19 disease for most people (between 72% and 95%). All vaccines in Croatia are free of charge.

Vaccines against COVID-19 currently available in Croatia are:

  • Astra Zeneca/Oxford
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)

Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires one dose and other vaccines from this list require two doses. In some cases, it is possible to get only one dose of the vaccine in Croatia.

For example, let’s assume that you already received your first dose outside of Croatia. In this case, it is possible to get the second dose of the same vaccine in Croatia.

Before you get vaccinated, keep in mind that you must notify the doctor at the vaccination point of possible or previous severe allergic reactions, severe acute illness, or infection with high body temperature. According to provided information, the doctor will decide whether you can get vaccinated against COVID-19 or if the vaccination should be postponed.

Here you can view a Croatian vaccination map that shows the COVID-19 vaccination statistics in Croatia according to Croatian municipalities.

How foreigners can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Croatia

In Croatia, the official statement is that foreigners, including people without Croatian health insurance and tourists, can now receive free vaccination against COVID-19.

Here is a statement from the official HZJZ pages:

According to the Decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, Croatian citizens with health insurance, Croatian citizens without health insurance, and all people who have foreign citizenship and are on the territory of the Republic of Croatia can get vaccinated.

We called each of the county institutes of public health in Croatia to check out the latest information on the vaccination. It turns out that each county institute organizes vaccination according to its own internal rules.

If you are not sure of your options...

In Croatia, foreigners/tourists can get vaccinated at:

  • Mass vaccination points – Immediately upon arrival, without a prior subscription to the vaccination list
  • HZJZ County Institutes for Public Health – After they subscribe to the vaccination list and get the appointment

Below are the steps to get a COVID-19 vaccination in Croatia for persons without Croatian health insurance and tourists, according to the Croatian Red Cross and HZJZ.

Note: You don’t have to receive both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at the same location. It is possible to receive the second dose at another location. However, you can’t receive two doses of different vaccines.

Vaccination against the COVID-19 at HZJZ (with an appointment)

Step #1 Contact HZJZ

Contact the county institute of public health (HZJZ) according to your current Croatian address called “boravište”. Call them and tell them that you want to get on the vaccination list. Each county HZJZ will provide you with the latest information.

You must provide them with this information:

  • Name
  • Surname
  • Date of birth
  • OIB (if you have one)
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Information on foreign health insurance

Here is a full list of Croatian County institutes of public health:

This list is also available to download here.

If you want to call a COVID-19 info phone, call +385 (0)800 0011.

Step #2 Wait for the vaccination appointment

HZJZ will get back to you. They will give you a call and provide you with information on where and when you will get vaccinated. You will be informed of the time a few days before the vaccination.

Mass vaccination point in Split, Croatia
COVID-19 Vaccination stations for Moderna and Pfizer at Spaladium Arena in Split, Croatia

Step #3 Get vaccinated

On the day of your vaccination appointment, show up at the location 5-10 minutes early.

The doctor will ask you if you have any allergies or severe diseases. If they conclude that everything is okay, you will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. If they find anything suspicious due to the information you provided, the vaccination will be postponed.

After you get vaccinated, you will receive a small card with your name, the date of the first dose, and the name of the vaccine.

You’ll need to stick around for 15-30 minutes after your jab to make sure you don’t have any adverse reactions.

Vaccination against the COVID-19 at mass vaccination points (immediately without an appointment)

Croatia currently has enough vaccines for everyone. In the largest Croatian cities, it is possible to get the COVID-19 vaccine without a prior subscription to the vaccination list. It is available at mass vaccination points.

This option is ideal for tourists. To check out the latest schedule, track the official city pages of the city where you’d like to get the vaccine. Each city publishes its mass vaccination schedules and the latest information on the COVID-19 vaccination on its pages.

You can choose the type of vaccine you’d like to get. However, check the schedule because mass points vaccinate with one type of vaccine on one day and then with some other type on another day. For example, on Wednesday, somewhere you can get Pfizer, but on Friday, you can get Johnson&Johnson.

A list of all current mass vaccination points in Croatia is available here.

After your vaccination

After you get vaccinated against COVID-19, you still must follow some epidemiological measures in Croatia. This is necessary to protect yourself and others from getting or spreading the disease.

  • Request your EU Digital Certificate (aka COVID passport) – Jump to this section
  • Wear a mask when you are indoors or cannot socially distance
  • Maintain a distance of at least 2 meters from other people
  • Avoid large gatherings
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Follow the epidemiological instructions recommended for your workplace, school, public spaces, traveling, etc.

All important information regarding the COVID-19 epidemic in Croatia can be found on the government’s web site here.

There are two Facebook groups for COVID-19 in Croatia, that include the latest information for the country.

If you are struggling with the COVID-19 epidemic and all the stress it carries, you can get free psychological support. [Read: How to get psychological support due to the earthquakes or coronavirus]

How foreigners can get the COVID-19 passport in Croatia

The COVID-19 passport or EU Digital COVID Certificate serves as permission to travel within the EU Member States during the COVID-19 epidemic. It is available in Croatian and English and free of charge.

The COVID-19 passport is also available to foreigners who visit Croatia, regardless of whether they have a residence in Croatia or are tourists. [Read: How to get the COVID-19 passport (EU digital certificate) in Croatia]

To get this passport as a foreigner, you must be entered into the central database of the Croatian Ministry of Health (HZZO) after vaccination or receiving a negative test result.

Visit an HZZO administration office according to the address of your residence. It would be good to call them before the visit to check if there are any changes. [Read: HZZO List of Local Health Insurance Offices]

While traveling to Croatia, Croatia also recognizes international COVID-19 passports that are issued in the other EU Member States.

Read our other COVID-19 posts


Sources:

https://www.hzjz.hr/
https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/english/286212
https://www.koronavirus.hr/en
https://www.hzjz.hr/sluzba-epidemiologija-zarazne-bolesti/cijepljenje-protiv-covid-19-bolesti-najcesca-pitanja-i-odgovori/

Please note: All information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal advice in any form. For legal advice, you must consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. We can recommend one if you contact us.

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88 thoughts on “How tourists can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Croatia

  1. ayumi
    June 10, 2021 @ 3:22 pm

    Hi there,

    I was wondering if you could give me any links to government or official sites that confirm this information? I have had many people calling all over to try and get me a vaccine but they all get told foreigners can no longer get vaccinated in Croatia. Any links or suggestions would be hugely appreciated.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      July 1, 2021 @ 6:25 pm

      Hi Ayumi,

      You can find all official sources at the end of this article. We are constantly updating this article according to the latest news.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  2. yoonhee park
    June 13, 2021 @ 2:04 pm

    Hello, I am planing to travelling Croatia.

    If I can have vaccine I would like to add Split in my plan.
    For making appointment do I need only passport?
    what about the procedure?

    and is there any place can I get vaccine easily in Zagreb?

    Thanks:)

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    • Marija Tkalec
      July 1, 2021 @ 6:29 pm

      Hi Yoonhee,

      The latest information is that only people with Croatian health insurance can get the vaccine in Croatia. We are tracking the news, so keep in touch. Have a nice stay in Croatia (:

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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      • Sara
        August 8, 2021 @ 6:04 am

        As tourists, citizens of EU, were able to easily get 1st dose of Pfizer in Zadar at the Športski Centar Višnjik – no appointment, at end of July. Still figuring out how to get 2nd dose in Istra in 4 weeks.

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        • Marija Tkalec
          August 9, 2021 @ 4:45 pm

          Hi Sara,

          Excellent news, I’m so glad to hear this! Did they tell you anything about the 2nd dose? Try to call the HZJZ in Istria to see what to do.

          Warm regards,
          Marija

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  3. Maude Frances
    June 14, 2021 @ 8:46 am

    I can’t see a date for this article. Is this information up-to-date (14 June 2021)?

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    • Marija Tkalec
      June 22, 2021 @ 6:47 pm

      Hi Maude,

      We update this article whenever we find new information. It was last updated on June 16, 2021. Thank you for reading (:

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  4. Elisa
    June 24, 2021 @ 3:43 pm

    I checked with the health centre in Korčula and they say so far they won’t be vaccinating tourists. I will be 6 weeks in Croatia and I’m hoping to get my 2nd dose there. Will post an update if I manage to find something.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      June 28, 2021 @ 6:49 pm

      Hi Elisa,

      Thanks for letting us know, we are tracking the news and updating this post accordingly. Fingers crossed for getting your 2nd dose (:

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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    • Kenny
      August 9, 2021 @ 11:55 am

      I am in the same situation as you. Having asked a friend in Croatia and she told me the service was cancelled for tourists. Need to check it.

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      • Marija Tkalec
        August 9, 2021 @ 4:47 pm

        Hi Kenny,

        Tourists and foreigners can now get vaccinated against the COVID-19 in Croatia.

        Warm regards,
        Marija

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  5. Lina
    June 24, 2021 @ 3:55 pm

    Hi, I just wanted to give an update of how easy it is to vaccinate here 🙂 Me and my boyfriend walked in to the clinic, Asked for Janssen, showed our passport and got it. No questions asked about if we are tourist or anything. I live here but my boyfriend is not registered but it didn’t seem to matter.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      June 29, 2021 @ 6:40 pm

      Hi Lina,

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us. Where did you get the vaccine?

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  6. Elisa
    June 24, 2021 @ 5:54 pm

    Me again, I just heard back from the health centre and here is the latest news. Tourists can be vaccinated in Korčula. You have to book the appointment either by phone number: +385 (0) 99 529 4945 or you can register by online form https://dom-zdravlja-korcula.hr/cijepni-punkt/
    you can also contact them by e-mail: [email protected]

    Hope this helps!

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    • Marija Tkalec
      June 28, 2021 @ 6:52 pm

      Hi Elisa,

      Thank you for your update, we appreciate it a looot 🙂

      So, the latest information that we got from the HZJZ is that the vaccine is not available to tourists and that only persons with Croatian health insurance can get it. Do you maybe have Croatian health insurance for some reason?

      Enjoy your stay,
      Marija

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      • Elisa
        June 30, 2021 @ 3:34 pm

        I don’t have insurance. We just arrived in Croatia so I haven’t tried to reach these contacts yet. I hope Croatia will change their minds about vaccinating tourists . It’s really for the good of the world that everyone gets it somehow. Especially with so many tourists arriving very soon. People are not following rules with masks and distancing here, it’s going to be a problem again.

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        • Marija Tkalec
          June 30, 2021 @ 4:38 pm

          Hey Elisa,

          Yes, we all hope that the situation will change and that tourists will be able to get their dose easily. Have a nice stay in Croatia and keep us posted (:

          Warm regards,
          Marija

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  7. Martin Wood
    June 28, 2021 @ 2:30 pm

    Just tried calling the Dubrovnik HZJZ and was told no vaccines were available anybody without Croatian healthcare despite me and my wife being residents.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      June 28, 2021 @ 5:59 pm

      Hi Martin,

      Yes, you are right – this is the latest information that we got from the HZJZ as well and we already updated this article accordingly. Thanks for sharing this information with us!

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  8. Dario
    June 30, 2021 @ 11:36 am

    I’m not sure how tourists and those who “borave” in Croatia are allegedly getting coronavirus shots, but repeated phonecalls and emails to the Dubrovnik health department has yielded firm NOs even for dual Croatian citizens who reside part time in Croatia. Having Croatian health insurance is mandatory. The Korčula health department website requires you to fill in the Croatian MBO number (health insurance number) in order to register as well. The Dubrovnik health department has stated that the information posted here about the 380kn payable to receive the coronavirus shot is incorrect.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      July 7, 2021 @ 2:18 pm

      Hi Dario,

      They changed the rules several times. The latest information is that only people with Croatian health insurance can get vaccinated.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  9. Olga
    July 31, 2021 @ 10:44 am

    Hello, I am a citizen of Russia. can i get vaccinated in Croatia now as a tourist? and will I be given a vaccination certificate after? Thank you 🙂

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  10. Jack
    August 5, 2021 @ 7:53 am

    Hey Guys, is there any updated information on tourists gaining a vaccine? Hoping to be in Croatia at the end of the month.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      August 6, 2021 @ 4:52 pm

      Hi Jack,

      Currently, you can get vaccinated against the COVID-19 in Croatia as a tourist. Good luck and enjoy your stay (:

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  11. SG
    August 13, 2021 @ 12:57 pm

    I been at Velesajam yesterday, they didnt want to give me vaccine and they said to call HZJZ. I called numbers from this list and when finally one answered, they said arrogantly ‘what i am suppose to do?’, i mean, you are suppose to inform me, help me. Nevermind. That person gave me NEW phone number to call, 01 4696172, and ofc nobody is never answering, typically croatian. PLEASE, can you tell me, how foreigner can get vaccine in Croatia? This from post is not true, it is not working. Or people doesn’t want to work. It is frustrating. I am tourist, I dont have OIB, I have only Italian healthcare code and passport.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      August 13, 2021 @ 4:32 pm

      Hi SG,

      I am very sorry to hear this. However, all information stated in our posts is checked with the government institutions. At the moment, Croatia has enough vaccines and everyone should be able to get the vaccine. Tourists can get vaccinated at mass vaccination points or via county institutes of HZJZ (but they must make an appointment if using the HZJZ).

      Try to call the COVID-19 info phone; they should help you: 0800 0011

      Good luck and keep us posted,
      Marija

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      • Oksana
        August 24, 2021 @ 1:36 pm

        Dear Marija,
        Thank you very much for such a valuable information!
        I called HZJZ in Zagreb at +385 (0)1 4696 308 and they told me that foreigners can get vaccinated in Velesajam without an appointment at least till September when citizens start coming home from vocation.
        I’d like to find out the info about points of mass vaccination around the city. Do you happen to know how to call 0800 0011 from abroad?

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        • Marija Tkalec
          August 24, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

          Hi Oksana,

          Thank you for sharing your information with us, we appreciate it a lot (:

          If you are calling from abroad, type in +385 800 0011 and that’s it.

          Warm regards,
          Marija

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  12. ScottyB
    August 16, 2021 @ 5:16 pm

    Hi, My wife and I went to the Mass Vaccination Centre at Zagrebački Velesajam this morning (Monday 16 August), and had no problem whatsoever. We literally just showed our passports and said we were from Australia, and could we get the vaccine. They were more than happy to oblige. Everything went really smoothly. The only problem we had was that they spelt my wife’s name incorrectly. We didn’t notice until we were about to leave, but the staff happily sorted on the spot.
    Thanks for your article. It was so helpful.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      August 23, 2021 @ 2:50 pm

      Hi ScottyB,

      It is so nice to hear this! I’m glad that everything went fine (: Thank you for the nice words as well, it means a lot. Enjoy your stay in Croatia.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  13. Sophia
    August 18, 2021 @ 12:02 pm

    Hi everyone! This article was super helpful to us and we managed to get access to the Covid vaccine as tourist in Croatia and wanted to share our experience in case it’s helpful to others. We are in Brac so we looked for the mass vaccination center which is in Supetar. Since we are in Bol we called ahead to confirm and they told us they were not doing mass vaccinations anymore but that they could give us an appointment. So, we showed up the day of our appointment today and got access without any trouble! The people were super helpful and we are now registered for the EU Covid pass which will be ‘activated’ in a couple of weeks.

    We are a Mexican and an Australian without resident permit in Croatia. We took the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) shot, which is one dosis and convenient when moving around.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      August 18, 2021 @ 4:17 pm

      Hi Sophia,

      It is sooo good to hear that everything went just fine! I’m glad that our article was helpful, it is super to hear that (:

      Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts, we appreciate it. Hope it will help someone who’s currently on the island of Brač. Keep tracking us and enjoy your stay on Brač, I adore it.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  14. Andy
    August 26, 2021 @ 8:54 pm

    Confirmed vaccine is easy to get for foreigners (at least in Zagreb). Walked into Zagreb Fair where the mass vaccination center is, turn up with passport, you’re vaccinated in 10 minutes and out in 25 (they watch you for allergic reactions). Very easy, not cost, no issue being a foreigner.

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    • Marija Tkalec
      August 27, 2021 @ 3:35 pm

      Hey Andy,

      Thank you for sharing your experience with us! Yes, the process should be smooth now. It is nice to hear that everything went well.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  15. Kristina
    August 29, 2021 @ 10:54 pm

    Good evening,may I ask for updates is it possible to get free vaccine for tourists,and if yes,and where and what exactly in Dubrovnik ?Thanks in advance

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  16. Natalia
    September 3, 2021 @ 8:10 am

    Dear Marija, thanks a lot for an amazing article!

    Could you please tell me, is it possible to get J&J vaccine for a foreigner and then obtain some certificate (for example, a paper one) without the need to visit Croatia for the 2nd time?

    Many thanks in advance!

    Natalia

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    • Marija Tkalec
      September 3, 2021 @ 1:43 pm

      Hi Natalia,

      This is possible only if you have an access to e-građani application. In this case, you can get the COVID-19 passport regardless if you are a resident or non-resident of Croatia. If you don’t have access, you have to be present in Croatia to get the certificate.

      Thanks for your thoughts, I really hope this article helped you (:

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  17. Steve Kleiman
    September 8, 2021 @ 10:51 am

    Marija, THANK YOU so much for assembling this information so coherently in one place. You made it easier to navigate a tricky system, and I am most appreciative.

    I am a U.S. citizen abroad 13 months. I successfully got my second AstraZeneca dose on 3 Sept 2021 at Zagrebački Velesajam. Absolutely no problems and ruthlessly efficient. I was in & out inside of 35 minutes (including supervised 15 minute recovery window).

    I inquired at vaccination site about getting EU Vaccination Passport. They said I needed to wait a day for my second dose to be entered into their system then email [email protected] with my vaccine passport request and substantiating documents.

    I decided to wing it and went directly to regional HZZO office thinking they might best handle the request and I’d be done with it all in one day. They told me to go to a local branch. The local branch gave me a paper to go to another location across town, Rockefellerova 2. That paper also had this info: [email protected], the hours 8a-12p, and the phone numbers +385914683074, +385914683069, +385914683078.

    I went to makeshift office at Rockefellerova 2 which is in an amphitheater behind another building and was tricky to find. I entered 11:40am, no line, English greeters. My first dose was in Armenia and I was worried about Armenian paperwork not being accepted. They were curious but graciously processed my first dose foreign vaccine document.

    I’m not sure if my second dose from earlier was actually in their database yet or not, but they accepted my second dose paperwork. I walked out inside of 15 minutes with a hardcopy EU Vaccine Passport and they also emailed me a digital version.

    Mission success.

    Marija, thank you for presenting such relevant and *accurate* information. I’ve grown accustomed to dated, inaccurate reports about such matters, but here you nailed it.

    Most appreciated.

    Steve Kleiman

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    • Marija Tkalec
      September 14, 2021 @ 3:59 pm

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks a bunch for sharing this information with the Expat in Croatia team and our readers! I’m so happy to hear that everything went fine (:

      Also, thank you for the beautiful words because they mean a lot. I hope that you will continue to follow us. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Enjoy your stay in Europe.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  18. Vanessa
    September 13, 2021 @ 2:05 pm

    Thank you so much for the information. We are tourists and today morning we went to the Zagreb fair (pavilion 6) and get vaccinated. They just asked if we want Pfizer or Janssen and it was pretty simple and fast. Everybody was kind and give us all the information needed.
    Now we will just see how we can get the EU COVID passport.

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  19. James Clark
    September 20, 2021 @ 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the useful information! Here is my experience:

    Using the list of mass vaccination points in Croatia, I found a place in Split and just walked in. I’m an Australian on a tourist visa, and my first vaccination was done in Vietnam with Astra Zeneca 8 weeks ago. I read a comment somewhere that Croatia wasn’t offering mixed vaccinations, but I was offered a choice. I wanted to get Pfizer for my second shot but I was told that I needed to wait 12 weeks after my first AZ shot, so I went with AZ again. The staff were accommodating to me as a foreigner, and everyone I dealt with spoke English. It felt like they were just trying to get as many shots in arms as possible. I just showed my passport and first vaccination certificate, and I wasn’t charged anything.

    Thank you, Croatia!

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    • Marija Tkalec
      September 20, 2021 @ 2:57 pm

      Hi James,

      I am glad that everything was super and thanks for sharing your story with us 🙂

      Enjoy your stay,
      Marija

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  20. Polina
    September 21, 2021 @ 8:11 am

    Good afternoon. I’m a tourist and I want to get the vaccine in Dubrovnik. Where can I do this and what I need to be vaccinated? Thank you.

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  21. Michael
    September 22, 2021 @ 4:11 pm

    Hello Marija,

    I am a tourist and will be in Split this weekend. Can I get Jensen vaccine somehow there?

    Many thanks,
    Michael

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    • Marija Tkalec
      September 22, 2021 @ 4:45 pm

      Hi Michael,

      You can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at NZJZ SDŽ, Vukovarska 46, Split, starting from 8:30 am, but there is no ending time and the type of vaccine is not mentioned. I suggest coming in the morning hours.

      Good luck,
      Marija

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  22. Evgeniya
    September 30, 2021 @ 8:10 am

    Hi Marija,

    do you know how I can find schedule of mass points in Zagreb for the nearest future, for example at Zagrebački Velesajam?
    I need to make Johnson & Johnson vaccine and I am a tourist.

    Also I didn’t understand from the articles if this is possible to wait for Covid passport outside of Croatia (via email). Will appreciate your help.

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  23. Nataliia
    October 1, 2021 @ 11:10 am

    Hi Marija,

    Thank you for the information! It’s extremely helpful. Could you please help me understand, are there any mass vaccination points in Dubrovnik? If yes, what days they are providing tourists with vaccines?

    If no, do I need to contact HZJZ points directly to organise vaccine for myself?

    Many thanks,
    Nataliia

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  24. Elena
    October 1, 2021 @ 1:23 pm

    Good day! We plan to be in Pula as tourists in mid-October, please tell me where we can get vaccinated by Johnson?

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  25. Gina Marie Wilke
    October 2, 2021 @ 8:55 pm

    Hello Marija!
    We want to get the vaccine as tourists in either split or Dubrovnik. We met another tourist today who told us about your article, and that there is a list of mass vaccination sites. I can’t find the information of where we can go to get the Johnson and Johnson. Your article is super helpful, but I can’t find the official city website for Dubrovnik or split that have published which days they offer the J&J and what location…could you please help me?

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  26. VIKTOR
    October 3, 2021 @ 12:41 pm

    good afternoon, we are planning 10/25/2021 .— 10/28/2021 we plan to deliver Zagreb to Moderna, advise the vaccination point and which airport is better to fly to and make it a pleasure. Sincerely, Victor.

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  27. VIKTOR
    October 3, 2021 @ 12:45 pm

    We want to put ourselves a maderna

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  28. Ana
    October 4, 2021 @ 7:52 am

    Hi Marija,

    Would you mind telling where to get vaccinated in Dubrovnik or nearby? I’m a tourist and interested in mass vaccination points, the links you sent in the comments above are for specific dates and expired.

    Thanks in advance.

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  29. Greg
    October 4, 2021 @ 2:35 pm

    Hi Marija,
    Thank you for this wonderful information, you are a legend! I have read all the info and posts but am not clear on children getting the vaccination, I have 2 daughters 12 and 14 that we are willing to fly into Split to get them vaccinated (we live in Moscow).
    I know that Johnson&Johnson is not approved for 12-17 year olds, but Pfizer and Moderna are. Will the vaccination centers jab my girls?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Greg

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    • Marija Tkalec
      October 6, 2021 @ 4:52 pm

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks a lot for your wonderful words 🙂 Pfizer is available for children 12 years of age and older. However, it wouldn’t be a waste to contact the HZJZ before traveling (https://www.hzjz.hr/en/contact-us/).

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  30. Gregory
    October 6, 2021 @ 9:35 am

    Hi Marija
    Thanks for the great information. Can I get my 12 and 14 year old daughters vaccinated (Pfizer)? I am willing to travel to Croatia to get them done.

    Regards
    Greg

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    • Marija Tkalec
      October 6, 2021 @ 4:44 pm

      Hi Gregory,

      Thanks for your thoughts! In Croatia, Pfizer is available for children of 12 years of age and more.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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      • Gregory
        October 6, 2021 @ 5:09 pm

        Thank you so much, you are a legend!!! Booking tickets now.

        Greg

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      • Petar Janjicic
        October 12, 2021 @ 2:54 pm

        Dear Marija,

        I am able to come to Dubrovnik on Monday 25th October or Tuesday 26th October. Is there some venue in the city that does vaccination for foreigners on those days?

        Best wishes,
        Petar

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  31. Petar Janjicic
    October 13, 2021 @ 2:50 am

    Dear Marija,

    I am able to come to Dubrovnik on Monday 25th October or Tuesday 26th October. Is there some venue in the city that does vaccination for foreigners on those days?

    Best wishes,
    Petar

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  32. Julia
    October 13, 2021 @ 2:03 pm

    Hi Marija,

    First off, thanks heaps for these wonderful Covid related articles, you’re doing amazing job – super helpful
    I’ve got a question very similar to those the others already asked, but since new information keeps on coming, better to be safe than sorry.
    I’m planning a trip to Zagreb between 28/10 and 31/10, and aiming at getting the J&J vaccine. However, I keep getting different information regarding whether you need to get an appointment beforehand or you don’t.
    Found here https://www.infozagreb.hr/corona-virus/vaccination-of-foreign-visitors-in-zagreb that there are 2 spots (and, apparently, there’s also a walk-in Zagreb Fair with high lvl of uncertainty re what vaccine you may end up with), but it’s kinda unclear on the HZJZ website whether an appointment is required or not.
    Called the Radoslava Cimermana 64a one on +385 1 6474 333, they said “you don’t need an appointment, just come with your passport”, but their English wasn’t very good, so I’m still not sure.
    Very confused. Please, help, kind soul

    Thank you,
    Julia

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    • Marija Tkalec
      October 13, 2021 @ 4:47 pm

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for the support, it means a lot (:

      If you visit a mass vaccination point, you don’t need an appointment. The whole process is described in this article. I recommend you to go to Zagreb Fair because an appointment is not required there.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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  33. Tanya
    October 13, 2021 @ 4:27 pm

    Hello! I want to come to Zagreb in november to have a J&J shot, i am curious how long will it take to get the Covid passport, so i could continue travelling in Europe?

    Thanks

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    • Marija Tkalec
      October 13, 2021 @ 4:40 pm

      Hi Tanya,

      You can get the COVID-19 passport on the 15th day after being vaccinated. View more information here: https://www.expatincroatia.com/covid-19-passport-croatia/

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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      • Tanya
        October 13, 2021 @ 7:09 pm

        Thanks! an i do shot on weekends as well?

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        • Marija Tkalec
          October 14, 2021 @ 5:05 pm

          I just replied a few seconds ago (: You will probably have to go during the week.

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      • Tanya
        October 13, 2021 @ 8:51 pm

        Thank you! Can i get vaccinated on weekends?

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        • Marija Tkalec
          October 14, 2021 @ 5:05 pm

          Hey Tanya,

          The vaccination is usually done during the working week (Monday-Friday).

          Regards,
          Marija

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  34. Maria
    October 14, 2021 @ 1:13 pm

    Hi, I’m Russian citizen going travelling to Dubrovnik in the last week of October’21 . I can’t find an information if I can get Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Studentsky Dom (as it was available in September)? There is no information for October unfortunately .

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    • Marija Tkalec
      October 14, 2021 @ 4:55 pm

      Hi Maria,

      Information for the week that you mentioned is still not published. I recommend you to track the internet, I assume that this info will be published next week.

      Good luck,
      Marija

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  35. Anna
    October 17, 2021 @ 6:15 pm

    Dear Marija,
    I am a US citizen traveling to Split on Thursday, October, 21st. Which place would be the best to get Janssen?
    Thanks,
    Anna

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    • Marija Tkalec
      October 19, 2021 @ 4:40 pm

      Hi Anna,

      The vaccine should be available at the Spaladium Arena (without setting an appointment). However, you will have to inform about the type of the vaccine. I recommend you to call the HZJZ (contact is available in this article) and they will provide you with the latest information.

      Warm regards,
      Marija

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