Update in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece

04 Aug

Update in Croatia, Montenegro and Greece

MONTENEGRO:

International maritime traffic is performed with countries and across the territory of countries from the 'green list,' consisting of: EU Member States,  Algeria, Andorra, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Fiji, Georgia, Iceland, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Seychelles, South Korea, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zambia.  

'Yellow list': Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Kosovo, Israel and Singapore. 

At the session of the National Coordination Body for Communicable Diseases, the list of countries whose residents can enter Montenegro was updated. From 04. August 2020. Residents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan will be allowed to enter Montenegro without additional conditions.

If you and your crew meet all of these conditions you are welcome to come to Montenegro without any additional restrictions:

  • If you, your crew or guests are residents of one of the countries from the green list, or has stayed in the country from the green list, for at least 15 days before entering Montenegro
  • If in the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, you, your crew or guests did not stay in any of the countries not included in the green list of countries
  • You, your crew or guests did not travel to any of the countries or through any of the countries not included in the green list of countries, except in transit.

Also, with the negative PCR, ELISA or ECLIA test for COVID-19, which is no older than 72 hours:

  • If you, your crew or guests are residents from one of the countries from the previous 'green list' or 'yellow list' or have stayed in the country from the previous 'green list' or 'yellow list' for at least 15 days before entry to Montenegro;
  • In the period from the 15th day before entering Montenegro to the day of entry, he or she did not stay in any of country out of the previous 'green list' or this 'yellow list';
  • He or she did not travel through one of the countries out of the previous 'green list' and 'yellow list' of countries, except in transit.

NOTE: The obligation of having a test does NOT apply to children under the age of five.

CROATIA:

NOTE: Arrival for EU citizens from Montenegro to Croatia is allowed without a PCR test, but arrival from Montenegro to Croatia by citizens from any other country is not available without a negative PCR test not older than 48h. Crew members with a contract can cross Croatian boarders from all countries without restrictions (no quarantine or self-isolation required).

Arrivals of foreign citizens for tourist purposes, who will in Croatia be staying on board yachts of over 24 meters in length / vessels - passengers

1. Passengers as well as vessel owners and their family members, friends and any other person other than the crew.

2. The passengers arrived to Croatia by airplanes, and unable to present a negative results of tests of nose and throat swab for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours, shall be organized immediate transfer to the vessel. The transfer may be organized by a private helicopter that will be stored on board.

3. The passengers shall undergo tests of nose and throat swab for SARS-CoV-2 after being accommodated on board the vessel.

4. The vessel on board of which there are passengers who cannot, upon arrival to Croatia, present a negative PCR result of tests of nose and throat swab for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours, shall sail to the ports of Dubrovnik, Split, Sibenik, Zadar, Rijeka or Pula, where the passengers will be PCR tested.

Self-isolation of passengers on vessel in Croatia may be performed:

  • Berthed in a marina or port open to public traffic;
  • At anchor if there is no vacant berth in marina or port; or
  • While sailing in Croatia without calling in any port and with no contacts with other persons.

5. The passengers shall be subjected to temperature measurements and maintaining records same as the crewmembers.

Arrivals of third country citizens for immediate personal reasons and having yacht or boat berthed in Croatia - owners

1. All the persons entering Croatia from third countries as exempted from the ban of crossing the border, and the persons travelling for immediate personal reasons (e.g., owners of vessels in Croatia) or having another immediate personal reason shall be subjected to medical supervision and the 14-day quarantine/self-isolation.

The quarantine/self-isolation may be shortened to seven days if the person at their cost performs nose and throat swab test within seven days from entering Croatia and receives a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.

2. With regard to the vessels owned by legal entities, foreign citizens proving they are owners of that legal entity or that they are responsible persons in that legal entity as well as vessel owners for the purpose of these instructions. 

GREECE

Entry to Greece:

  • Is allowed for Greek citizens, regardless of their country of origin, on the condition that they have a Greek passport or a special identity card for expatriates.
  • Citizens and residents of the European Union (EU)
  • Citizens and residents of the EU+. This includes Schengen countries that are not in the EU (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, Lichtenstein) plus Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, Ireland and the UK. Non-EU passport holders with EU permanent residence permits may enter Greece. Contact the Greek Embassy in the country of your residence to verify your residency documents and they will permit you to enter Greece.
  • Citizens and residents of the following non-EU countries: Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay.

All sea connections between Greece and Turkey, Greece and Albania will remain closed until August 14th!

As from 16 July member states should gradually lift the travel restrictions at the external borders for residents of the following third countries:

Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia, Uruguay, China, subject to confirmation of reciprocity.

Regarding the epidemiological situation, third countries listed should meet the following criteria, in particular:

  • Number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days and per 100 000 inhabitants close to or below the EU average (as it stood on 15 June 2020)
  • Stable or decreasing trend of new cases over this period in comparison to the previous 14 days
  • Overall response to COVID-19 taking into account available information, including on aspects such as testing, surveillance, contact tracing, containment, treatment and reporting, as well as the reliability of the information and, if needed, the total average score for International Health Regulations (IHR). Information provided by EU delegations on these aspects should also be taken into account.

Schengen associated countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) also take part in this recommendation.

NOTE: Entry into Greece regardless of nationality is allowed for all crew members on private or charter vessels. Upon entry of the passenger who will be staying on the private or charter yacht the measures apply as for Greek and foreign nationals listed in the text above.

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