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New Measures Announced by Croatian Civil Protection Directorate

May the 1st, 2021 - The Croatian Civil Protection Directorate has introduced new anti-epidemic measures as the country's infection rate slowly drops and the situation seems slightly more favourable. Despite that, the powers that be still consider it too risky to start on the path back to total normality.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate (often referred to as the headquarters) have considered the current situation with the novel virus and have introduced new epidemiological measures at the national level.

''Although the epidemiological situation is somewhat more favourable than it was before, it doesn't mean that we can now all relax, so, the Croatian Civil Protection Directorate has extended the implementation of all current decisions related to gatherings, the opening hours/functioning of shops, public transport and restrictions on crossing the Croatian border, until May the 15th,'' said Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic.

There are, however, some alterations for people entering Croatia from the European Union (EU) or the Schengen zone, and they will allowed to enter on the basis of a negative rapid antigen test result, and they will no longer have to repeat the test if they intend to stay in Croatia for more than ten days. Whether such persons will need to do that at all depends on the countries they're returning to and their respective measures,'' Bozinovic explained.

People who have recovered from COVID-19, and those who have been vaccinated with a single dose of the coronavirus vaccine, will be exempted from the obligation to present a negative test result or go into self-isolation/quarantine, the minister added.

The ban on the sale of alcohol will be from 22:00 to 06:00, and not from 20:00 to 06:00 as it was before. The working hours of catering and hospitality facilities will be from 06:00 to 22:00, and not to 20:00 as it was before. There are no more restrictions for foreign language schools to report. Down in the Neretva Valley, local decisions for Metkovic, Ploce and Opuzen are being repealed, and only the measures introduced at the national level are to be applied,'' Bozinovic said.

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including border, travel and quarantine rules, as well as vaccination points and testing centres throughout the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section.

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