Health & Safety Guidelines
Updated: October 30, 2020
Notice of New Dates: We have continuously monitored the current situation in Croatia in anticipation of our upcoming Destination Expo this December. After consulting with the Croatian Tourism Ministry, the City of Dubrovnik and the US Embassy in Zagreb, and with recent changes to the size of meetings and events in Croatia, we are required to postpone ASTA Destination Expo until June 10-13, 2021.
Please be advised that all participants will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver in advance of the event.
ASTA is committed to providing you a safe experience during our in-person events. This page will be updated frequently and include information on how we're working to keep you safe.
- Wearing protective masks is mandatory through the country of Croatia in all businesses/facilities where face-to-face contact is required.
- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing:
- As of July 10, 2020, U.S. citizens arriving in Croatia must present a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test not older than 48 hours. Travelers whose test is older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter Croatia, but they will be issued a self-isolation order and will have to be tested again locally at their own expense. We are working with the Croatian Government to mitigate this dilemma with a solution to allow for a longer testing window. Those who do not provide a negative PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to quarantine/self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days.
- All of our Educational Journeys (FAM trips) will be based in the country of Croatia.
- Our host hotel is a resort property, the Valamar Lacroma. This is a large and spacious resort with plenty of room for distancing; the hotel meeting rooms are also very large and allow for plenty of required space. You can see more information on the hotel and safety protocols here.
- Citizens of EU+ countries can travel without restrictions - Borders remain open to EU, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Andorra, San Marino, Monaco and Holy See citizens. This also includes the families of the mentioned nationals. However, entry from third countries may also be permitted for business, study and even tourism reasons, providing relevant documentation, listed here. In these cases, it is obligatory to present a negative PCR test that is not older than 48-hours upon arrival. Travelers who fail to present a test that fulfils these criteria must undergo a 14-day quarantine. The government has advised all travelers to fill an online form in order to shorten border checks.
- For the most up-to-date information, please visit the U.S. Embassy in Croatia's website.