*Disclaimer: hotels and flight information is correct as of 9th July 2021 and COVID requirements are correct as of 22nd July, and is subject to change*

It’s nearly that time of the year when our community gathers in Tisno for a week of dancing in the glorious Garden Resort for the almighty Defected Croatia. We’re ready to make up for a missed 2020 festival and crank it up in 2021. We want things to go as smooth as possible for you, here’s our handy guide on travel, accommodation and COVID requirements when landing from the UK and EU. 

TRAVEL 

No matter where you're based in Europe, the festival site is accessible from most major cities, with Split, Zadar and Zagreb being served by 50 airports, and all are a drive or bus ride away from The Garden Tisno; Zagreb being the furthest airport with only a 3 hour transfer time to Tisno. If you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, then you will be able to find flights from airports such as Cardiff, Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, and if you're in London, then flights are available from Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and London City starting at just £44.

Check out the latest flight deals below, all found via Skyscanner.*

United Kingdom -

04/08/21 -11/08/21 return

London (LHR)- Zagreb (ZAG) = £149

London (LCY)- Zagreb (ZAG) = £177

London (STN) - Zadar (ZAD) = £44 (3rd-12th)

London (LTN) – Split (SPU) = £58 (3rd-12th)

Manchester (MAN) - Zagreb (ZAG) (via Amsterdam) = £205 

Bristol (BRS) - Split (SPU) = £107 (3rd – 12th

Belfast (BFS) – Zagreb (ZAG) (via Amsterdam) = £216

Cardiff CWL) -   Zagreb (ZAG) (via Amsterdam) = £264

Glasgow (GLA) - Zagreb (ZAG) (via Amsterdam) = £161 
 

Europe -             

04/08/21 -11/08/21 return

Madrid (MAD) - Split (SPU) = £158

Paris (BVA) - Split (SPU) = £256

Frankfurt (FRA) - Split (SPU) = £172

Milan (MXP) - Split (SPU) (via Rome) = £98 

*Prices as of 06/07/2021, extra fees may apply

To check out the prices for any destination into Split, Zadar or Zagreb just head to Sky Scanner or Expedia...

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.


ACCOMMODATION

We have hand-picked ten perfect festival stays near the festival site just for you. With options for groups, couples and solo travellers, we hope to have found something for everyone.*

Villas Arausana & Antonina , Vodice  

Sleeps 1-3 people

Beachfront accommodation, with an on-site bar and pool for guests.

Distance from festival: 17 minute drive 


Murter- New Apartment, Murter

Sleeps 7 people

A brand new slick apartment for 2021 with a terrace and sea view.

Distance from festival: 13 minute drive


Serov, Tisno

Sleeps 11 people

Perfect for larger groups, a four bedroom apartment with WIFI, a terrace and balcony. 

Distance from festival: 25 minute drive 


Sea’s the day villa, Drage

Sleeps 6 people

This villa comes equipped with a pool, jacuzzi and a private beach spot, perfect for some pre-festival relaxation.

Distance from festival: 20 minute drive 

 
Cosy Orange apartment, Tisno

Sleeps 4 people

 

A quirky sea view apartment in a perfect location to reach Defected Croatia.

Distance from festival: 25 minute drive 

 
Luxury apartments, Vodice

Sleeps 2 people

 

For the couples this apartment is set in a gorgeous location providing a luxury stay. 

Distance from festival: 15 minute drive 

 
On the rock apartment, Šibenik

Sleeps 2 people

A unique stay for two from an Airbnb highly rate host.

Distance from festival: 25 minute drive 

 
Remote cottage, Biograd na Moru

Sleeps 9 people

 

A luxury apartment located just 20 metres from the sea. 

Distance from festival: 30 minute drive 

 
Hostel Globo, Šibenik

Sleeps 10 per dormitory 

 

Ideal if you are solo travelling or on a budget. 

Distance from festival: 25 minute drive 

 
D-Resort, Šibenik

Sleeps 1-3

 

A stylish hotel resort, including a spa for post-festival detoxing. 

Distance from festival: 25 minute drive  


*the following stays are available from dates 04/08/2021-11/08/2021 as of 07/07/2021

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.


COVID REQUIREMENTS

The recent information provided by global authorities suggests the majority of vaccinated adults (18+) in key territories will be able to travel with ‘COVID passports’; either a record of antibodies or negative COVID tests, and safely travel to Croatia.

Below we have included more information on country requirements:

ARRIVING FROM THE UK

To enter Croatia from the UK you must provide the following -

- You must also have a negative test result even if you are vaccinated or have already had COVID-19 (comes into effect from July 26)

- You will also need to complete an online entry form at https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.


ARRIVING BACK TO THE UK

To enter the UK from Croatia you have to:

- Pay for a COVID-19 test from a private test provider to be taken 3 days before your departure

- Book and pay for a COVID-19 test to be taken on the second day of your arrival in the UK

- Complete a passenger locator form via the Gov.uk website before you get on your flight home

You can take a COVID-19 test before you leave Croatia on the festival site. Make a booking here: https://covid-zadar.com/garden-resort/

Alternatively you can arrange a COVID-19 test before you leave Croatia with a private provider such as Qured here: https://qured.com/covid-rapid-tests/

A ‘Day 2’ test can be ordered via a private provider such as Qured here: https://qured.com/returning-to-england/

If you’d like to keep up to date with international travel requirements and restrictions, a good resource is https://apply.joinsherpa.com/travel-restrictions 

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.


TRAVELLING FROM CROATIA TO THE EU & USA

ARRIVING FROM THE EU

When travelling from countries within the EU to Croatia you must provide one of the following:

- A valid EU Digital COVID Certificate

- A negative PCR test result taken 72 hours before your arrival.

- A negative rapid antigen test result taken 48 hours before your arrival.

- A certificate showing you have received two doses of a vaccine used by the EU (Pfizer, Moderna, AstaZeneca, Gamaleya, Sinopharm) that is not older than 210 days.

- A certificate showing you have received one dose of a vaccine used by the EU (if it is administered in a single dose) that is not older than 2010 days.

- A certificate showing you they have received the first dose of the Pfizer, Moderna or Gamaleya vaccine, on the basis that you can enter Croatia in the period of 22 to 42 days from receiving the vaccine, or 22 to 84 days from receiving the first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

- A positive PCR test result or rapid antigen test result confirming that you have recovered from COVID-19 which was taken within the last 180 days and which is older than 11 days from the date of your arrival in Croatia.

You can also take a PCR test or rapid antigen test immediately upon arrival in Croatia (at your own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until you obtain a negative test result. If you cannot get tested, you will have to self-isolate for 10 days.

You will also need to complete an online entry form at: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ 

If you are booking an antigen test, make sure it is from the list of rapid antigen tests approved by the EU.

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.

ARRIVING BACK FROM THE EU

On returning to your home country in the EU from Croatia, please check the Sherpa resource to find out which documents you need to provide upon entry: https://apply.joinsherpa.com/travel-restrictions

You will have to provide the same EU Digital COVID Certificate or test results as you did to enter Croatia, as well as a pre-registration form or health declaration form that is specific to the country you are entering, so please check before you travel.

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.

 

ARRIVING FROM THE USA

When travelling from the USA to Croatia you must provide one of the following:

- A vaccination certificate showing you are fully vaccinated and that 14 days have passed since you received a second dose of Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, Gamaleya or Sinopharm or since you received a vaccine in single dose such as Janssen or Johnson & Johnson. The certificate should not be older than 210 days

- A vaccination certificate showing you have received the first dose of Pfizer, Moderna, or Gamaleya and are between 22 and 42 days of receiving the vaccine, or 22 and 84 days if it is the first dose of AstraZeneca

- A negative COVID-19 PCR taken 72 hours before arrival or a COVID-19 rapid antigen test result taken 48 hours before arrival 

You can also take a PCR test or rapid antigen test immediately upon arrival in Croatia (at your own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until you obtain a negative test result.

You will also need to complete an online entry form at: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

If you are booking an antigen test, make sure it is from the list of rapid antigen tests approved by the EU.

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.

ARRIVING BACK FROM THE USA

When travelling from Croatia to the USA you must provide one of the following:

- An original printed or electronic negative COVID-19 viral test result (NAAT: RT-PCR, RT-LAMP, TMA, NEAR, HDA, or Antigen: Rapid). The test must be taken up to 3 days before the first scheduled departure time in your flight itinerary. This applies to all travelers, including US citizens, residents, and transit travelers, as well as travelers who have been vaccinated

You must also complete a travel attestation form before arrival to the USA. This will be provided by your airline at check-in.

Travelers are also recommended to quarantine for 7-10 days after arrival in the USA as well as take a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after arrival. If the test is negative, it is recommended that you complete your 7 day quarantine. If the test is positive, you should self-isolate until you recover. 

Please check quarantine requirements for the state you are traveling to, as there may be different rules in place.

This information is correct at time of publication and is subject to change.


FESTIVAL ENTRY

- You must provide one of the following before you can enter the festival site:  

- Proof of double vaccination via the EU Covid Digital Certificate, NHS App or the equivalent if you are from the USA

 - A negative PCR test no older than 48 hours 

 -  A negative lateral flow test no older than 48 hours

 - Proof of having COVID no longer than 6 months previous

Everyone who attends the festival must also provide a negative test result that is not older than 48 hours before entering the festival site for the first time. You may provide the negative antigen or PCR test result that you used to enter Croatia if it is not older than 48 hours. Festival attendees who are not fully vaccinated or do not have proof of having covid within the last six months will also have to provide a negative lateral flow test result every two days during the event. There is a testing facility on the festival site as well as in Tisno that will provide tests for entry, tests for re-entry every 2 days and pre-flight tests before you return home. You can book your test by following this link: https://covid-zadar.com/Rapid testing is a strict requirement for the festival site being able to open and is provided by a third party. Defected does not make any money from any testing facility in Croatia. 

This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

RAPID TESTING UPON ENTRY 

You can book your test for entry (as well as 2 day re-entry) to Defected Croatia at a test centre on the festival site or in Tisno by following this link: https://covid-zadar.com/Rapid testing for entry will cost 95 HRK per test. Payment can be made at the test centre. It is essential that you reserve a test in advance to get tested on-site or in Tisno. This will speed up the process of getting tested upon your arrival at the test centre. Once you reserve a test, you will receive a code in your email inbox that will be used to locate your details when you are at the test centre. All the information required will be uploaded onto the Croatian health ministry national system within the hour of testing. Rapid testing is a strict requirement for the festival site being able to open and is provided by a third party. Defected does not make any money from any testing facility in Croatia. 

This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

GETTING A TEST BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT HOME

If you require a PCR test before you travel home, this can be taken at the test centre in Tisno or on-site at a cost of 600 HRK. Book a test by following this link: https://covid-zadar.com/It is essential that you reserve a test in advance to get tested on-site or in Tisno. This will speed up the process of getting tested upon your arrival at the test centre. PCR testing is a requirement for international travel and is provided by a third party. Defected does not make any money from any testing facility in Croatia.

This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

ON-SITE SAFETY 

You’ll find hand sanitiser stations all over the festival site and this year we will be using a cashless payment system to make transactions quicker and more sanitary (you will be provided with a bracelet that can be used to make transactions at the festival and can be topped up at stations around the festival site, Barbarella’s and on our boat parties). Face masks are not obligatory on site, however if you do choose to wear one there will be no judgement. Please respect one another on the dancefloor and around the site. This is the first Defected festival since the pandemic began so let’s look out for each other and stay as safe as possible. 

This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change

CROATIA GUIDELINES

Face masks are mandatory when indoors as well as in public places where social distancing is not possible. You must also wear a face mask while on public transport and it is recommended to wear a mask while using taxis too. The Croatian government also recommends the use of hand sanitiser while visiting public places. Full information can be found via this link: https://croatia.hr/en-GB/coronavirus-2019-ncov-q-and-a

This information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change


This information is subject to change however please do contact croatia@defected.com if you have any concerns or queries regarding tickets, travel, accommodation or anything else, we are here to help!