Health & Safety Guidelines

Updated: May 24, 2021

ASTA is committed to providing all attendees with a safe experience during our in-person events. This page will be updated frequently and will include information about how we're working to keep you safe. By registering for an ASTA Event, attendees agree to the Event Terms and Conditions set forth by ASTA.

What You NEED to Enter Croatia

  • A Valid Passport with six months validity prior to expiration.
  • ALL attendees MUST fill out and submit this form before arriving in Croatia.
    • Print out or screenshot a copy of your successfully submitted form for your travel.
    • Use this hotel information when completing your form: Dubrovnik President Valamar Collection Hotel Address: Ul. Iva Dulčića 142, 20000, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • ALL Attendees will need negative PCR (swab) / Rapid Antigen test results OR their Vaccination Certificate. 
    • Vaccine Certificate - You must have received the second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before arrival. In the case of a single dose vaccine, a vaccination certificate must also be presented and the 14 day rule applies.
    • A Negative COVID Test - Your negative PCR / Rapid Antigen Test Results must be from a test taken no more than 48-hours before arriving in Croatia. With the expansion of COVID-19 testing throughout the United States, attendees should be able to obtain a PCR (swab) / Rapid Antigen test through local testing sites. Click here for more information on testing through the U.S. Department of Health & Human services.
    • Proof of Recovery – Proof of recovery from COVID-19, 1) a medical certificate or 2) a positive PCR or rapid antigen test performed in the last 12-180 days.
  • ALL Attendees must sign and email a copy of ASTA's Liability Waiver to meetings@asta.org before arriving onsite.
  • Please note: If you are transferring through another country other than Croatia, you may need to obtain a negative PCR / Rapid Antigen test regardless of your vaccination status. Please refer to your airline for guidance on testing requirements. 



What You NEED to Re-Enter the United States

  • A Valid Passport with six months validity prior to expiration.
  • A Negative COVID Test - You will need to get tested no more than 3 days before you travel by air into the United States and show your negative result to the airline before you board your flight, or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel). Please refer to the CDC Requirement for Proof of Negative test webpage for more detailed information. 
    • All attendees will have the ability to receive a COVID-19 test on the following dates for your return to the U.S. based on your post-Educational Journey choice. Testing will be available on the following days:

      • No Educational Journey: June 13th at the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel 
      • Post-Stay in Dubrovnik: June 17th in Dubrovnik
      • Post-Dubrovnik to Zagreb: June 18th in Zagreb 


      Please note: Cost of testing will be the attendee's responsibility. Estimated costs: 

      • PCR Test: $79 HRK* 
      • Rapid Antigen Test: $24 HRK*
      • Translation of Tests to English: $20 HRK*
      *Because of the fluctuating exchange rates, the pricing may vary between $1-$3 HRK. 
  • Attestation Form - You will also need to fill out an Attestation Form for your return to the United States. You can find this form here. We will also have printed copies for you onsite at the registration desk in Croatia. 

 

Must Know Information
  • Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the three months prior to the event should not attend an ASTA event in-person unless he/she has been cleared for travel by a health care provider.
  • Wearing protective masks is mandatory through the country of Croatia in all businesses/facilities where face-to-face contact is required. ASTA Event Terms & Conditions require all attendees to adhere to the recommended safety protocols, including frequent handwashing and maintaining a six-foot distance from other attendees while at the event. Feel free to give as many air high-fives and waves as you want!
  • All of our Educational Journeys (FAM trips) will be based in the country of Croatia.
  • All visitors to Croatia who stay longer for 10 days must be retested by the tenth day from the date of issue of the first PCR test. See information on testing available in Croatia in our list below.
  • Our host hotel, has upgraded the V-Health & Safety program with a V-care guarantee, thus providing the organization of all necessary health services during the stay of guests in the hotel (also in the case of COVID-19). Our hotel is a large and spacious resort with plenty of room for social distancing. The hotel meeting rooms are large and spacious allowing for curated floor plans that keep all attendees socially distanced at all times. Click here for more information!
    Please note: All attendees arriving from the United States must present a valid European Health Insurance Card to qualify for free treatment in public health institutions - all other medical treatments for attendees without an insurance card will require out of pocket payment. 
  • For the most up-to-date information, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Croatia's website.