Croatia Airlines and Ryanair to restore direct flights between Croatia and Dublin

From the end of this month, Croatia Airlines will resume traffic on the regular route between Dublin and Zagreb, while at the beginning of June Ryanair will reconnect Dublin with Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik.

From the end of this and the beginning of next month, Croatia Airlines and Ryanair will again connect Croatia and Ireland.

The Croatian national airline operated for a short time, around the Easter holidays, on a regular route between Dublin and Zagreb, but then the traffic was suspended again. The company has decided to operate again on this route from the end of May with two flights a week, every Thursday and Sunday.

The Croatia Airlines route between Zagreb and Dublin has been scheduled from Thursday, May 27th, and flights are planned for the coming summer months. A319 aircraft with a capacity of 144 passengers will operate on the route.

From mid-June, Croatia Airlines has regular charter flights between Split and Dublin, once a week, on Wednesdays, until the beginning of September.

From the beginning of June, Irish Ryanair will resume traffic on its three seasonal routes from Dublin to Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik Airport. In the summer season of 2020, the route to Zadar from the capital of Ireland was not in traffic.

The Dublin - Zadar route has been scheduled from June 2nd, twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, and the company plans to keep the same number of weekly operations throughout the summer flight schedule.

The Dublin - Split route has also been scheduled from June 2nd, twice a week, on the same days as the route to Zadar. In early July, the company plans to increase the number of weekly operations by introducing an additional flight on Fridays.


The Dublin - Dubrovnik route will be in operation from June 4th. Two flights a week have been scheduled for June, on Mondays and Fridays, while an additional flight on Wednesdays is expected from the beginning of July.


The third airline operating between Ireland and Croatia is AerLingus. The company previously announced the resumption of traffic to Pula, Split and Dubrovnik from the beginning of June, but currently all flights have been postponed until the second half of June.

Current COVID restrictions for passengers traveling from Ireland to Croatia:

  • passengers must have negative PCR or rapid antigen test taken at least 48 hours before arrival to Croatia,

  • COVID vaccination certificate (last dose must be applied at least 15 days before arrival to Croatia),

  • COVID recovery certificate.

If passenger arrives to Croatia without any of mentioned above, passenger will be sent to take PCR/rapid test and will must stay in self isolation until results are known.


Croatian passengers traveling to Ireland from Croatia must have:

  • negative PCR test taken at least 72 hours before arrival to Ireland,

  • some categories of passengers could be sent to self isolation for 14 days.

This is not applied to passengers with vaccination certificate:

  • in case of Pfizer taken at least 7 days before arrival to Ireland,

  • in case of Moderna or Janssen taken at least 14 days before arrival to Ireland,

  • in case of AstraZeneca (second dose) taken at least 15 days before arrival to Ireland.

Before arrival to Ireland, passengers must fill out "Passenger Locator Form".