@Viliki - Through which country did you go?
@Viliki - Is it correct that the issue the first time was that the flight from that non-Schengen country to the US had a layover flight in a Schengen country airport? Our discussion with the US state department confirms that this resets the clock and blocks entry again, and proclamation 9993 applies. Means, it is critical staying outside the Schengen area for 14 days, and never touching the Schengen area, not even during a transit flight layover.
@All - Here our plan and we are still trying to get it confirmed via embassy's, state department, ESTA, and airline, its rough getting it out as not all respond or if they do, they are elusive.
Here our scenario we are trying to get answers to, did anyone try it with those countries? Did embassy's state department, airline carries and ESTA confirm any or all of the below is correct?
- I am a German citizen living in Belgium (Schengen), my fiance in the US.
- If I travel to Croatia (not Schengen) and stay there for 15 days, then I am outside of the scope of the proclamation 9993 blocking boarding a flight to the US.
- If I fly Zagreb-Istabul(Turkey, not Schengen)-Boston(US), I never touch the Schengen. In theory, this seems fine, but had so for no formal confirmation, besides the US state department confirming that this allows boarding a flight. The entry to the US will be decided by the respective DHS-BorderControl staff.
- In theory this should work? Has anyone tried of Croatia and then using a flight Croatia-Turkey(layover only)-US? Which countries did you try?
Penny for your thoughts and happy about any other information anyone can provide on the topic!
P.S.: The embassy in Croatia confirms that my partner could fly in from the US, so we could spend some time there together, before flying to the US. The following conditions apply. I simply post the text here
With reference to rules and regulations concerning entry into the Republic of Croatia, please be advised of the following:
When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union, i.e. Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area, as well as their family members (regardless of their residence), are not required to provide any special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.), and can enter the country under the same conditions as before the COVID-19 outbreak, although still under epidemiological control and by mandatory compliance with general and special recommendations issued by the Croatian Institute of Public Health upon entry. EU citizens are not required to submit a negative PCR test at the border.
Furthermore, citizens of the United States of America do not require a visa for transit through or intended stays in the territory of Croatia not exceeding 90 days in any 180-day period. Passport has to be valid for at least another three months after the planned departure from Croatia and issued within the previous 10 years.
Holders of valid American passport can enter Republic of Croatia for the purpose of tourism with a proof of paid accommodation and a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). This is also valid for passengers and crews traveling by yacht.
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. Having an expired PCR test upon arrival will allow for a shortened period of time in self-isolation pending a negative result of a local PCR test. Those who do not provide a negative PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to quarantine/self-isolate for at least 7 days prior to taking a local PCR test. Travelers who fail to present a PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days. A local test, depending upon the location, the result can be expected between 24-48 hours.