14 Day Croatia Quarantine Returning for Coronavirus Patients

By 26 February 2021

February the 26th, 2021 - The previous fourteen day Croatia quarantine for those confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus was shortened to ten days (with the exception of passengers arriving in the country from countries with special epidemiological measures placed on them), but now the fourteen day rule is set to return.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, Croatian Institute for Public Health director Krunoslav Capak has said that new instructions on new quarantine measures and testing will be published today.

"We'll be making a return to quarantine/self-isolation for fourteen days for every category of peson. It was previously lowered to ten days, this was done mainly to speed up the return of healthcare workers to their work positions following exposure to a positive person or infection.

We will now bring the fourteen day Croatia quarantine rule back because most healthcare professionals in the country have now been fully vaccinated. We have fewer coronavirus sufferers, but we don’t know how prevalent the British strain currently is within the population. That will all be announced today,'' said Krunoslav Capak, who previously warned of a growth in the number of new cases of almost 35 percent in just one single week.

"We don't have enough data on it yet. I mentioned some observations in Europe, they don't have enough reliable data yet either. It is estimated that this strain is taking precedence in Europe. It [the British strain] has also now been confirmed in two Hajduk players and in two samples from the Dubrovnik-Neretva County. That's the latest information from today,'' said Professor Alemka Markotic.

What this means is that if you're instructed to go into self-isolation, either because you've tested positive or because you've been in close contact with a positive person, you'll need to remain indoors for fourteen days, not ten days, regardless of your situation.

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