The FCO has changed its Croatia travel advice, warning Brits to avoid ‘all but essential travel’ to the country after a rise in numbers of coronavirus cases.
Austria and Trinidad & Tobago have also been added to the ‘all but essential travel’ list.
If you have a holiday booked to Croatia, unfortunately it’s effectively cancelled – you can read more in our cancelled Croatia holidays guide including your rights to refunds whether you’ve booked a package holiday, flights only, or your flights and hotel separately.
But what about Brits who are currently on holiday in Croatia?
Any holidaymakers returning from the country after 4am on Saturday 22nd August will be required to self-isolate for 14 days, although the FCO says it’s not telling people already in Croatia to leave immediately.
The official advice explains: “The FCO is not advising those already travelling in Croatia to leave at this time. You should follow the advice of the local authorities on how best to protect yourself and others, including any measures that they bring in to control the virus. Contact your travel operator if you have any questions about your return journey.”
You should regularly check the latest FCO Croatia advice here in case there are any further updates.
If you do have any concerns then your first point of call should be your travel firm, tour operator or airline, who will be able to advise you if there are any changes to your travel plans.
As for travel insurance, Brits who are already on holiday should be unaffected, as they began their journey before the FCO changed its advice.
It’s only if you choose to ignore the advice and travel to Croatia moving forwards that your insurance will be invalidated.
If you do have any concerns, you should check your policy details and get in touch with your insurance provider.