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All you need to know about the corona virus in Croatia & Balkans – realistic numbers, Croatian Government official statement, and our special booking policy to current situation

{September 13th}: 165 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus since yesterday. 6 people died in that period. The number of active cases is currently 2.410. 309 people are currently in hospitals and 22 patients are connected to respirators.

In the last 24 hours, there are 108 new diagnoses of the coronavirus in Serbia. 2 more people died. 390 patients are currently situated in hospitals and 28 are connected to respirators. 733 people died so far.

99 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Slovenia. There are no new death cases. Most of the people who recently contracted the virus are from Ljubljana and Maribor. So far, 135 people died and there are 837 active cases. 

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{September 11th}: 190 patients are confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. 327 people are currently undergoing hospital treatment. 26 patients are connected to respirators. 3 more people died.

92 cases of the coronavirus are confirmed in Serbia since yesterday. Officials confirmed one new death cases in the last 24 hours. 33 patients are connected to respirators.

Although there are many new coronavirus cases in Slovenia recently, officials are not planning to introduce new restrictive measures. Government’s spokesman for coronavirus epidemic Jelko Kacin said: “To introduce new measures, we should proclaim the epidemic again first. None of the European countries have done this.”He emphasized that the fight against the coronavirus is more thorough, complete and in the end, successful in comparison to other European countries. Currently, there are 34 patients on 100.000 citizens in the last 14 days. In the last 24 hours, officials confirmed 108 new cases, 27 patients are in hospitals and 5 people require intensive treatments. Local transmission between people is apparent. Most of the focal points are education institutions, work organizations and medical facilities.

290 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Despite the bigger number of newly diagnosed patients, the government is very liberal considering border regimes. Officials are also considering shortening the duration of isolation of coronavirus patients. 194 patients are confirmed in Federation of B&H and 95 in the entity of Srpska Republic.  

  Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{September 9th}: 341 cases of the virus are confirmed in Croatia since yesterday and there are 2587 active cases. 299 patients are in hospitals and 24 of them are connected to respirators. 3 more people died. 206 people died so far.

Moscow officials said that they will initiate testing of the coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine will be tried on 40.000 Moscow citizens and it is a last stage of clinical testing. The process can be attended by every Russian citizen with valid medical care.

294 new cases are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 6 more people died. 203 people are from Federation of B&H and 90 of them are from the entity of Srpska Republic. The government and medical officials are regularly inviting citizens to avoid mass gatherings and events with huge crowds of people. School classes are organized without bigger inconveniences and not a single school was closed due to the coronavirus concernes.

79 cases of the virus are confirmed in Slovenia. That’s the biggest number of newly diagnosed patients since the outbreak. There are 519 active cases and 37 more people with the virus than the day before. New focal points of the virus are retirement homes and schools that were recently reopened. Quarantine is organized only in schools where there are newly confirmed cases. 4 people are on intensive care units and 33 people are situated in hospitals.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{September 7th}: There are 117 new cases of the virus in Croatia since yesterday. 307 patients are currently situated in hospitals and 19 patients are connected to respirators. 3 more people died.

99 cases of the virus are confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s the lowest number since the beginning of July when the epidemic started to worsen. 61 cases are from Federation of B&H (8 new deaths) and 38 are confirmed in the entity of Srpska Republic (2 death cases). Despite critical circumstances in the last few weeks, officials didn’t make stricter restrictive measures. School year normally started in most of the counties in B&H and Srpska Republic with needed precautionary measures.

In Slovenia, there is a confirmation of 25 new cases after medical officials tested 706 samples. Currently, there are 525 active cases and 135 people died due to the complications. 26 patients are in hospitals, that’s 5 more than the day before. During the first week of school classes, coronavirus cases were confirmed among students, teachers and other educators in elementary schools, kindergartens and gymnasiums. On-line teaching is organized only in the schools with students/teachers who contracted the virus.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: epide[email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{September 5th}: 311 new cases of the virus are confirmed in Croatia today. 285 patients are in hospitals and 19 of them are connected to respirators. After 2 more people died, the total number of deceased patients is 197. There are 2771 active cases.  

Serbia is showing a sharp decline in number of newly diagnosed coronavirus cases. There are 77 new cases and 2 more people died. 38 patients are connected to respirators.

296 cases are confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The medical samples were gathered in the course of a few days and they were tested in the last 24 hours.

43 cases of the virus are confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. That’s 4 less than the day before.  One more person died. 22 people are currently situated in hospitals. 3 of them are on intensive care units. The most active cases are in Ljubljana (25) and Celje (22).

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{September 3rd}: 369 cases of the virus are confirmed today in Croatia. The number of active cases at the moment is 2634. 269 patients are currently situated in hospitals. 3 more people died. 15 patients are connected to respirators.

 In Serbia, there are 95 new cases of the virus. Two more people died. 545 patients are in hospitals and 41 are on respirators. So far, 718 people died.

286 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Slovenia. 9 more people died. New cases were recorded in every part of the country except Bosansko – Podrinjski canton. Currently, there are 3227 active cases and so far, 363 people died.

In Slovenia, 53 new cases of the virus are confirmed. That’s 2 less than the day before. There are no new death cases. 26 people are currently in hospitals and 4 people require intensive care. There are 486 active cases and 134 people died so far.

The spokesmen of Slovenian government Jelko Kacin said that the state officials will revise the list of epidemiologically secure countries. He especially warned about the coronavirus worsening in Croatia. Additionally, he emphasized about the bad coronavirus situations in Italy, Austria and Hungary. Those countries are currently on the “green” list of epidemiological safety. At the end, he said that, although Slovenia is recording bigger number of cases recently, the country is in favorable position.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{September 1st}: 145 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Croatia. 258 people are situated in hospitals and 14 patients are connected to respirators. One more person died.

From September 1st onwards, only 3 border crossings between Croatia and Hungary will be opened. Duboševica-Udvar, Terezino Polje- Barcs and Goričan-Leteneye. Hungary will close borders for all the people who don’t have residential place in this country.

From August 15th, Croatian citizens have to provide a negative PCR test (not older than 48 hours) to gain entrance to Serbia. Those who are just passing through don’t require a PCR test. All the people who are traveling to Italy (From August 13th) and Austria (From August 18th) have to possess a negative coronavirus test not older than 72 hours or to do the test in 48 hours of time from entering the country. This decision is applicable to the citizens of Croatia but also to the people who were staying in Croatia for some time.    

 76 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia in the last 24 hours. 48 patients are connected to respirators. Since the beginning of this epidemic, 715 people died.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a slight incline in the number of newly diagnosed patients. Officials recorded 270 new cases and 11 people died. Additional trouble for officials is the beginning of the new school year. In some parts of the country, school didn’t start on time. 193 people are diagnosed in the Federation of B&H and 77 people in the entity of Srpska Republic.

41 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Slovenia. That’s a very sharp incline in number of new cases. In comparison, there were only 18 new cases the day before. There are 468 active cases and 133 people died so far.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 30th}: 262 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia. One more person died. There are 2727 active cases and 229 patients are situated in hospitals. So far, there are 184 death cases.

 In Slovenia, there are 31 new diagnoses of the coronavirus. That’s 6 less than the day before. There are no new death cases and currently, 449 people are active cases within the country. Slovenian government announced that it is removing Serbia from the red list of epidemiological security. This means that Slovenian citizens can come from Serbia and don’t have to enter the mandatory quarantine.

243 people are newly diagnosed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s a significant decline in comparison to the earlier days. But, this is also a result of lesser number of testing. 170 people come from the Federation of B&H and 73 from the entity of Srpska Republic. Since yesterday, 4 more people died.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 29th}: In Croatia, 312 people are newly diagnosed with the virus. There are 2654 active cases. 3 more people died and 12 patients are currently on respirators.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are 333 new cases of the coronavirus and 3 new deaths.In the federation of B&H, there are 244 newly diagnosed patients and 89 are in the entity of Srpska Republic. In the west of the country, government had to introduce stricter measures to prevent big gatherings like weddings and wedding festivities. So far, 594 people died.

37 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. That’s 5 less than the day before. 23 people are hospitalized, two more than yesterday. There are no new death cases. Epidemiologist Marta Grgič Vitek said that, in this week, there were significantly more cases of local transmissions and there was a considerably lower rate of those who contracted the virus in foreign countries.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 27th}: 304 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. Currently, there are 2420 active cases and 194 patients are in hospitals. 13 of them are connected to respirators. Two more people died. So far, there are 177 death cases.

Ivan Đikić commented 10 measures that he proposed for retaining health and positive economy results during the pandemic. “The pandemic can go in 2 directions. First is expansion of the virus and second is comprehending the flaws by bringing some new measures. The announcement of new technologies is very important. Also, it is crucial not to have unnecessary critics of the citizens for bringing up some new things. We don’t control this virus. As long as the politics will meddle with antivirus services and directorates, we will not succeed. Seriousness of the current situation is a good message for the public. When the public comprehends that the situation is difficult, we will have successful measures. Otherwise, the whole situation will be even worse”.

33 cases of the virus were confirmed in Slovenia. That’s 3 less than the day before. There are 423 active cases and there were no new deaths since yesterday. 23 people are hospitalized, 3 more than yesterday.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 26th}: 358 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. 184 people are in hospitals, 10 of them are on respirators. There are no new death cases. 19 people were released from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

283 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 11 more people died. According to the medical officials from the Federation of B&H, there are 210 new cases. The most impacted region is still Sarajevo county. In the same time, 73 people are confirmed to have the virus in the entity of Srpska Republic. Coronavirus mortality in Bosnia and Herzegovina is currently 3%. That’s lower than the world’s average but still, worse than the average from neighboring countries.

36 people are diagnosed with the coronavirus in Slovenia since yesterday. That’s 15 more than the day before. 20 people are currently hospitalized but none of the contracted patients are on intensive care units. There are 419 active cases and 133 people died so far.   

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 24th}: In the last 24 hours, 136 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed. 163 people are situated in hospitals and 12 of them are connected to respirators. 2 more people died.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a sharp decline in number of newly diagnosed patients. There are 127 new cases and 11 people died in the last 24 hours. 90 cases were confirmed in Srpska Republic and 35 in the Federation of B&H. 537 people died so far.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 23th}: 275 are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. There are 2203 active cases at the moment. 155 people are hospitalized and 12 of them are connected to respirators. 171 people died so far.

Prof. Dr. Sc Gordan Lauc, member of the government’s scientific counsel, said that one of the most important things at the moment is to receive a vaccine against flu. He said “I think that it is crucial to get a flu vaccine at this moment. Flu is a serious disease and the coronavirus will be serious disease when the autumn comes. If, by any chance, you encounter two diseases in the same time, it will be an extremely difficult situation that your situation will not manage to fight properly.  

34 people are newly diagnosed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. There are no new death cases. 17 people are situated in hospitals and, fortunately, none of them are connected to respirators. According to the Slovenian media, the country recorded 300 “imported” cases of the virus in the period from June 1st to August 21st. The national government included Croatia on the red list of epidemiologically insecure countries and advised Slovenian citizens to come back as soon as possible if they want to avoid 14 day quarantine.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 22nd}: 306 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. 143 patients are situated in hospitals. There are 2052 active cases. 12 patients are connected to respirators. The total of 170 people died so far.

The directorate for civil protection brought some needed epidemiological measures for the city of Imotski and counties of Cista Provo, Lovreć, Lokvičići, Podbablje, Proložac, Runovići,. Zagvozd and Zmijavci

  • Wedding festivities can host maximum of 50 people
    • Other private festivities can be organized only in narrow family circles and can have maximum of 20 people
    • Bars and bistros can serve people only on opened terraces and other types of exteriors
    • Funerals can host maximum of 50 people and condolences cannot be expressed by close contacts.
    • Agriculture domestic houses and premises cannot host more than 20 people

43 new cases of the virus are confirmed since yesterday in Slovenia. One more person died. The biggest number of cases is recorded in Ljubljana: 10. 18 people are currently in hospitals. There are no patients on intensive care units.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 20th}: 255 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. That’s a new unfortunate record. There are 1689 active cases. 127 people are currently in hospitals and 13 of them are connected to respirators. There are no new death cases.

Counties of Šibenik – Knin and Split – Dalmatia were put on the red list of Germany as epidemiologically insecure countries. This decision was brought by Robert Koch institute. Several German regions expressed their wishes of putting Croatia on the red list.  

According to Guardian, Croatia will be most likely put on the red epidemiological list of Great Britain. Several British people who were on vacation in Croatia came back home with the coronavirus. If the decision will be confirmed, every British citizen will be put in 14 day quarantine upon returning to homeland.     

338 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 8 more people died. 188 people are confirmed in the Federation of B&H and 146 in the entity of Srpska Republic. Currently, there are approximately 5700 active cases of the virus.

43 new cases of the virus are confirmed in Slovenia. That’s 6 more than the day before. Most cases are in Ljubljana (10) and Celje (4). There were no new death cases so the total number of deceased patients stays the same: 129. There are 313 active cases of the virus, 17 people are in hospitals and 2 of them are undergoing intensive treatments.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

Testing centers in Croatia

CountyInstitution
conducting testing
Contact phone, e-mail
or web form for ordering patients
The cost
of testing
NoteWaiting time for test resultsTranslation of results (YES / NO)Translation price
City of ZagrebCROATIAN INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Rockefellerova 2,
10 000 Zagreb
+385 (0)99 46 83 338698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ANDRIJA ŠTAMPAR TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Mirogojska cesta 16,
10 000 Zagreb
No pre-order required700,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
 
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
Dubrovnik-NeretvaDUBROVNIK GENERAL HOSPITAL
Dr. Roka Mišetića 2,
20 000 Dubrovnik
There is no possibility of ordering1506,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
DUBROVNIK-NERETVA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
dr. Ante Šercera 4a,
20 000 Dubrovnik
[email protected]1507,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to 6 hourYESNO
IstriaISTRIA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Nazorova 23,
52 000 Pula
+385 (0)99 529 82 22
E-mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
MeđimurjeMEĐIMURJE COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Gorana Kovačića 1E,
40 000 Čakovec
+385 (0)40 310 336
+385 (0)98 206 460
1000,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
Osijek-BaranjaOSIJEK-BARANJA COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ul. Franje Krežme 1,
31 000 Osijek
+385 (0)31 225 761Urgent testing
1000,00 kn*
700,00 kn*  
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER OSIJEK
Josipa Huttlera 4,
31 000 Osijek
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
Požega-SlavoniaPOŽEGA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Županijska 9,
34 000 Požega
+385 (0)95 340 0019501,00 kn*RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
4 hoursYESNO
Primorje-Gorski KotarPRIMORSKO-GORANSKA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Krešimirova 52a,
51 000 Rijeka
+385 (0)51 554 802
Web obrazac: http://www.zzjzpgz.hr/index.php
698,21 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to 24 hoursYESNO
Split-DalmatiaUNIVERSITY HOSPITAL CENTER SPLIT
Spinčićeva ul. 1
21 000 Split
There is no possibility of ordering698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
12 hours
YESNO
SPLIT-DALMATIA COUNTY TEACHING INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH Vukovarska 46,
21 000 Split
+385 (0)21 401 128
E- mail: [email protected]
698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test  
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YES125,00 Kn
Šibenik-KninŠIBENIK-KNIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Matije Gupca 95,
22 000 Šibenik
+385 (0)22 341 201850,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
24 to
48 hours
YESNO
VaraždinVARAŽDIN COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ivana Meštrovića 1/11,
42 000 Varaždin
+385 (0)42 653 130
+385 (0)42 653 165
Web obrazac: https://www.zzjzzv.hr/?gid=2&aid=411
 E-mail: [email protected]                  
698,00 kn*RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YESNO
ZadarZADAR COUNTY INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Ljudevita Posavskog 7,
23 000 Zadar
+385 (0)23 643 380698,00 kn*
and
501,00 kn*
RT-PCR test
3 sequences**
and
RT-PCR test
2 sequences**
up to
24 hours
YES

{August 19th}: 219 cases of the virus are recorded in Croatia today (new record). 122 people are currently undergoing hospital treatment. 11 of them are on respirators. 2 more people died.

340 people contracted the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday. 12 more people died. 234 patients are coming from the federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 106 from the entity of Srpska Republic. Sarajevo isn’t showing any signs of improvement since there were 49 new cases of the coronavirus since yesterday.

The spokesmen of the Slovenian government said that the country will put Croatia on “red list” of epidemiological insecurity. He called Slovenian tourists to come back home from Croatia in the short notice. He emphasized that Slovenian citizens have to come back home till the end of week if they want to avoid quarantine. Also, if the borders will be overcrowded during the weekend, the deadline could be extended till Monday.

In Serbia, 158 cases of the virus were recorded. 57 people are connected to respirators.  The crisis directorate concluded that the crisis is progressively stabilizing. Epidemiologist Predrag Kon concluded that the epidemic in Belgrade is improving and emphasized that some neighborhoods in the capital city lack the individuals that presumably have the coronavirus.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 18th}: 199 new cases of the virus are confirmed in Croatia today. 120 people are in hospitals and 11 of them are on respirators. There are no new death cases.

Ministry of education in Montenegro postponed the beginning of the school year for the October 1st. Medical officials brought this decision because “the planned beginning of the school year is too risky for the general health of the children because the current coronavirus situation is still very complicated”. Officials gave some directions to medical and educational personnel to intensify the preparations for the upcoming school year because “the children need to be present in school classes normally and with all the precautionary measures. The same goes for the preschool children”

In Slovenia, one of the government officials set the date for Slovenian people to return to their homeland. In the defined time, they can return and they won’t have to enter the mandatory quarantine. The deadline is midnight at Saturday or midnight at Sunday. According to the Croatian officials, 160.000 Slovenians are currently residing in Croatia. In the last 24 hours, there are 27 new cases of the virus and 8 were imported from Croatia.

240 cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 8 more people died. 169 new cases are in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 71 in the entity of Srpska Republic.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 17th}: In the last 24 hours, there are 85 new cases of the virus in Croatia. There are 1236 active cases. 126 people are undergoing hospital treatments and 11 patients are connected to respirators. There are no new death cases.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there is a sharp decline in number of new cases in comparison to the past weeks: 102. The biggest focal point of the virus, Sarajevo, is without newly diagnosed patients. 58 cases were confirmed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Unfortunately, that entity recorded 5 new death cases. Some new precautionary measures were introduced in the whole country because of the large number of contracted patients. Restrictions are especially implemented at weddings and other festivities. In the entity of Srpska Republic, there are 44 new coronavirus cases. The entity also recorded 2 new deaths.  

In Serbia, there are 100 new cases of the virus since yesterday. That’s the fewest number of cases since June 22nd. 3 more people died and 68 patients are connected to respirators.

13 new cases were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. There are no new death cases. 19 people are currently in hospitals and 3 are situated on intensive care units.  

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 16th}: 151 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. 126 people are currently in hospitals and 11 patients are on respirators. One more person died.

228 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At least 9 people died since yesterday. 148 people were confirmed to have the virus in the Federation of Bosnia and Hezegovina and 80 people were diagnosed in the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest focal points of the virus are still in Sarajevo and Banja Luka. Inspection organizations are controlling the work of bars and restaurants more thoroughly in the last couple of weeks.

15 new cases were confirmed in Slovenia. In the last week, the number of cases was around 30 and this represents a sharp decline. Because of the large number of newly diagnosed patients, especially because of the spread of the virus among young people, Slovenian government will consider tightening the restrictive orders for entering the country from Croatia. Among the possibilities of new orders, mandatory quarantine for people between 15 and 35 years of age is also proposed.   

According to the new restrictive orders, students in Serbia will have to wear hygienic masks with 3 layers after schools start in September. Serbian epidemiologist Predrag Kon explained this decision and said that the epidemic will be still ongoing in September so extra caution is needed. The lectures will be combined and the students from 5th to 8th grade will have online classes alternately.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 9th}: 61 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. There are 586 active cases. 121 people are currently in hospitals, 8 of them are connected to respirators. There are no new death cases.

2 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia. One more person died. 24 people are in hospitals and 3 of them are situated on intensive care units. 127 people died so far. Although there is less testing than usual in the last couple of days, the leading epidemiologist Bojana Beović says that testing protocols are left unchanged.  

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 8th}: 77 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. There are 569 active cases. 120 patients are in hospitals, 8 of them are on respirators. 2 more people died.

398 new cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Federation of B&H, there are 326 new cases. The situation in Sarajevo is still very difficult and experts are estimating that there are approximately 1300 cases of the disease in Sarajevo county. 72 cases were confirmed in the entity of Srpska Republic. The most critical state is in Banja Luka where there are 16 newly diagnosed patients.

There are 14 new cases of the virus in Slovenia. One more person died. 22 people are in hospitals, 3 of them require intensive medical treatment.

69 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Montenegro since yesterday. The leading Montenegrin epidemiologist Boban Mugoša said that the country is getting near the “breaking point” in fighting the virus. He said “It is happening for days that the number of new cases is on 15% of the tested patients. That means that the epidemic will slowly begin to retreat. The situation progress only depends of our behavior”  

 Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 7th}: 62 new cases of the coronavirus are confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. There are 553 active cases at the moment. 122 people are currently undergoing treatment in hospitals. 7 people are connected on respirators. There are no new death cases.

282 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last 24 hours. 9 more people died. 198 cases were confirmed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The situation is still utterly critical in Sarajevo where the disease was confirmed in 94 people. 3 contracted patients from the capital city died. 84 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the entity of Srpska Republic. The total of 392 people died so far. Deputy minister of health in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Goran Čerkez said “The situation is still difficult, but we still have it under control. Extra effort is needed to stabilize the situation with bigger engagement of the inspection in charge and the ministry of domestic affairs.

10 people are newly diagnosed in Slovenia. That’s 5 less than the day before. There are no new death cases so the number of deceased patients stays the same: 125. The government proclaimed that they updated the epidemiological list of secure and unsecure countries. Belgium is now on the “red list” and moved Malta, Swiss and some parts of Spain from “green list “(the most secure countries) to yellow (less secure countries). Belarus, Algeria, Ecuador and Spanish province Valencia were moved from “red list” to “yellow list”

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 6th}: 28 new cases of the coronavirus are confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. There are 561 new active cases. 110 people are situated in hospitals and 7 of them are connected to respirators. One more person died.

15 new cases were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. There is also 1 new death case. Currently, there are 190 active cases. 24 people are in hospitals, 3 of them are situated in intensive care units.

Leading American epidemiologist Anthony Fauci said that pharmaceutical industry will probably produce dozens of millions vaccines for treating the coronavirus. Till the end of 2021, there will be billion doses available. Fauci expects that the vaccine will be available by the end of this year and that the epidemic will be under control.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 4th}: 24 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. There are 647 active cases. 7 patients are connected to respirators. One more person died.

 In the last 24 hours, there are 287 newly diagnosed patients in Serbia. 7 more people died. 143 people are connected to respirators.

377 people are newly diagnosed with COVID-19 since yesterday in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 301 people are from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 76 people come from the entity of Srpska Republic.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 3rd}: 34 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. 4 more people died. There are 703 active cases and 130 patients are currently in hospitals. The total of 153 people died so far.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 165 people are diagnosed with COVID-19 in last 24 hours. 10 more people died. 125 people are diagnosed in the Federation of B&H and 40 in the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest focal point of the virus is still Sarajevo with 52 contracted patients. The officials in Sarajevo county ordered stricter epidemiological measures because of the two figure number of newly diagnosed patients.

In Slovenia, only 1 case of the coronavirus was confirmed. But, unfortunately, two people who contracted the virus earlier died due to the complications. 122 people died so far and there are 228 active cases in the country. 20 people are currently in hospitals, one of them is in Intensive Care Unit.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 2nd}: 36 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia. There are 738 active cases. 131 people are currently treated in hospitals. 6 patients are connected to respirators. 4 more people died.

187 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 78 patients are diagnosed in the Federation of B&H and 109 in the entity of Srpska Republic. On the daily basis, there were at least 300 contracted patients in a single day. The record was more than 400 in one day.

9 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Slovenia and one patient died. Yesterday there were 15 cases  

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{August 1st}: 86 new cases are confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. There are 738 active cases. 127 people are currently treated in hospitals and 9 patients are connected to respirators.

Minister of domestic affairs Davor Božinović explained the decision of extending epidemiological measures for the eastern, neighboring countries. He said “We extended the ban of crossing the borders toward the third countries. The decision in question was due to expire yesterday. As you know, we extended the decision earlier today”.  He emphasized that the borders are not closing: “There are certain exceptions under which you can enter the country and, before all, transit through the country’s territory. But, considering the epidemiological situation in the neighboring countries, there wasn’t any reason to ease up the measures for migrating through the Croatian borders.

231 new cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina today. That’s twice less than the day before. 162 people contracted the virus in the Federation of B&H and 69 cases were confirmed in the entity of Srpska Republic.

15 new cases were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. There are no new death cases. The situation improved in comparison to yesterday when there were 17 contracted patients.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 30th}: 78 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia. 130 people are currently in hospitals and 6 patients are connected to respirators. 144 people died so far.

 313 people are newly diagnosed with the disease in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2 more people died. After 1800 samples were tested, the coronavirus was confirmed in 210 people from Federation of B&H and 95 from the entity of Srpska Republic. Sarajevo county is still the most impacted region in the country. 328 people died so far.

321 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Slovenia. 7 more people died. 150 people are connected to respirators. That’s 7 more than yesterday.

24 people are newly diagnosed with COVID-19 in Slovenia, that’s 10 more than the day before. There are 242 active cases. 5 people are in Intensive Care Units and 3 of them are connected to respirators.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 29th}: 71 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. One more person died in Osijek. Currently, there are 754 active cases. 132 people are undergoing treatment in hospitals. 11 people were released from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

European commission announced today that it made an agreement to buy limited edition of remdisivir: Cure for COVID -19. Remdesivir is the only cure for the coronavirus that’s approved by the European commission: But, the current stock was almost completely bought by USA. To provide the enough amount of the medicine, European Commission agreed to pay 63 million euros to buy doses for curing approximately 30.000 people.  

363 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 8 more people died. Only in Sarajevo, there are 91 new cases. Medical officials are warning the citizens that the mass gatherings are the main reason for virus spreading and emphasizing that the health system is overloaded with the new patients. The Federation of B&H counted 227 new cases and 5 deaths. The entity of Srpska Republic counted 136 cases and 3 deaths.

14 people are newly diagnosed with the disease in Slovenia: The same number as the day before. There is one more new death case. 21 patients are in hospitals, 3 of them require intensive treatment.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 28th}: 41 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. One more person died. 133 people are currently in hospitals and 9 people are connected to respirators.

Slovenian experts for infections said that the most of the new cases are connected to the local transmissions. But, they are advising people to be extra cautious while going abroad on the territories where there are more contracted people than in Slovenia. The main expert for infectious diseases Bojana Beović said the situation in Croatia still isn’t under control. She advised people to look out while having their vacations in Croatia because there is a small number of cases that were “imported” from that country.    

As a part of the campaign “Together against the coronavirus”, UNICEF donated 10 oxygen machines – devices that are used in treatment of the people who contracted the coronavirus and who require oxygen therapy. Head of the UNICEF office for Croatia Regina Castillo said “This crisis is impacting every family in Croatia and it has a significant influence on the lives of our children. This challenging times are requiring big solidarity and immediate action so we could protect children and their families”

 229 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday.  162 cases are in the Federation of B&H and 66 cases are in the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest focal point is still Sarajevo with 76 new cases. Banja Luka is the second most critical city. According to the available statistic data, B&H has a mortality rate which is lower than the European average, but it is one of the biggest in the region because it has 8 deaths on the population of 100.000 people.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 28th}: 41 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. One more person died. 133 people are currently in hospitals and 9 people are connected to respirators.

Slovenian experts for infections said that the most of the new cases are connected to the local transmissions. But, they are advising people to be extra cautious while going abroad on the territories where there are more contracted people than in Slovenia. The main expert for infectious diseases Bojana Beović said the situation in Croatia still isn’t under control. She advised people to look out while having their vacations in Croatia because there is a small number of cases that were “imported” from that country.    

As a part of the campaign “Together against the coronavirus”, UNICEF donated 10 oxygen machines – devices that are used in treatment of the people who contracted the coronavirus and who require oxygen therapy. Head of the UNICEF office for Croatia Regina Castillo said “This crisis is impacting every family in Croatia and it has a significant influence on the lives of our children. This challenging times are requiring big solidarity and immediate action so we could protect children and their families”

 229 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday.  162 cases are in the Federation of B&H and 66 cases are in the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest focal point is still Sarajevo with 76 new cases. Banja Luka is the second most critical city. According to the available statistic data, B&H has a mortality rate which is lower than the European average, but it is one of the biggest in the region because it has 8 deaths on the population of 100.000 people.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 27th}: 24 new cases were recorded since yesterday in Croatia. 138 people are currently treated in hospitals and 9 patients are on respirators. 3 more people died in the last 24 hours.

Ministry of health introduced a new app for the patients who contracted the coronavirus. The app will not be imposed to anyone and installing is an act of free will. It provides cybernetic security and it is using temporary and anonymous data only. Ministry is assuring that app won’t collect data of the users. When someone contracts the virus, user should notify others. Those who are healthy receive a notification that they were in contact with the contracted patient. To avoid requesting of the personal data, the app uses “keys” which are shared via Bluetooth devices on smartphones.   

183 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Unfortunately, 7 people died due to the virus complications. 527 samples were tested in the Federation of B&H (158 positive patients) and 390 samples were tested in the entity of Srpska Republic (14 new cases). The biggest number of cases was recorded in Sarajevo where medical officials recorded 74 cases. The total number of deceased patients in the country is 294.

5 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Slovenia. That’s less than yesterday when there were 16 newly diagnosed patients. 20 patients are in hospitals and 4 people are in Intensive Care Units. There are no new death cases.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 25th}: 77 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. There are 881 active cases at the moment. 5 people died and 9 patients are connected to respirators.

14 new cases of the coronavirus were diagnosed in Slovenia since yesterday. One more person died. 19 patients are situated in hospitals, 4 of them are in intensive care units. The total of 116 people died.

411 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia. 8 more people died. That’s one person less than the day before. 4.544 people are currently undergoing hospital treatment and 170 people are connected to respirators. 526 people died so far. Epidemiologist Predrag Kon concluded that Belgrade is “a real epidemiological bomb” at the moment because of the big number of contracted patients and people who are walking freely in the city (not knowing that they have the coronavirus)

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 24th}:81 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 1032 active cases in the whole country. 132 patients are in hospitals, 9 of them are connected to respirators. There are no new death cases.

409 people are newly diagnosed to the coronavirus in Serbia. 10 people unfortunately died and 167 are connected to respirators. The total number of deaths so far is 518.

According to the institutions for public health from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the entity of Srpska Republic, 303 people are diagnosed with the coronavirus. Director of the institute for public health of Srpska Republic expressed his concern and emphasized that the current situation is still critical because people are still gathering in huge masses and not obeying restrictive orders. He said “Those are the simplest rules that everyone can obey without problems”

19 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Slovenia. That’s 7 less than the day before. There are no new death cases. Currently, there are 259 active cases, 23 patients are undergoing treatment in hospitals and 2 of them require intensive treatment. The government isn’t planning new restrictive measures and believes that the current regime is successful enough in fighting the virus.

  Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 22nd}: In Croatia, 108 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus since yesterday. Two elder men died in Osijek hospital. Currently, there are 1127 active cases. 90 people managed to recover in the last 24 hours.

324 people are newly diagnosed with the virus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s the biggest number of new patients since the beginning of the outbreak. The Federation of B&H tested 1209 samples and recorded 190 coronavirus cases. 653 samples were tested in Srpska Republic and recorded 134 cases of the virus. The biggest coronavirus focal point is Sarajevo and 3 more people died: Two in Sarajevo and one in Mostar. The WHO officials donated 20 tons of safety equipment to the country’s hospitals. Currently, there are 4500 active cases of the coronavirus in the country.

The epidemiological situation in Novi Sad still isn’t favorable. There are 1700 contracted patients in the city and 4000 in Vojvodina. Emergency state is proclaimed in 30 cities around the country. Crisis directorate in Vojvodina forced upon the mandatory masks wearing in closed and opened premises, limited working hours of bars and stores and banned the gatherings for groups with more than 10 people.

29 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. There is one new death case so the total number of deceased patients is 115. Currently, there are 243 active cases in the country.  

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 21st}: 49 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. There are 1116 active cases at the moment. 138 people are connected to respirators and 1 person died.

352 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia after the record number of people was tested: 10.310. According to the ministry of health, 198 people are connected to the respirators. Epidemiologist Predrag Kon warned the public about the “super transmitters” or the contracted individuals who don’t experience the symptoms and are in close contact with the big number of people. According to Kon, most of those people are situated in Belgrade. Unfortunately, newly born baby died due to the coronavirus complications yesterday in Niš after he was born with C-section. Today, the baby’s mother also died.   

24 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Slovenia. It’s a significant incline in comparison to yesterday when there were only 7 newly diagnosed patients. Also, it is a third day in a row, after a month without deceased patients, with one death case. Currently, there are 22 patients in hospitals and 3 of them are in Intensive Care Unit.

188 people are newly diagnosed in Bosnia and Herzegovina: 143 cases are from the Federation of B&H and 45 newly diagnosed patients come from the entity of Srpska Republic. Director of the institute for public health in Srpska Republic said that Srpska Republic will introduce mandatory mask wearing even on the terraces of bars and restaurants.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 19th}: 25 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. There are 1150 active cases, 57 less than yesterday. 147 people are currently treated in the hospitals, 9 of them are connected to respirators. Two elder women (81 and 79 years of age) died in Pula.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 130 people were newly diagnosed with the virus. But, the data is incomplete. It is valid only for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. From the entity of Srpska Republic, there is no available information about the results of testing. 6 people died due to the virus complications.

7 people were newly diagnosed in Slovenia since yesterday. 19 people are currently situated in hospitals3 of them are in Intensive Care Unit. One more person died so the total number of deceased patients is 113. According to the decision of the government, all the Slovenian citizens who are coming back home through Croatia and were migrating through the countries which are labeled with “red” (countries with high risk of the coronavirus) can apply on Slovenian – Croatian borders so they can get verification for entering mandatory quarantine upon coming back home.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 18th}: In Croatia, 116 cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in the last 24 hours. 139 people are currently in hospitals and 8 of them are connected to respirators. There are no new death cases. So far, 102 189 people were tested, 1338 more since yesterday.

389 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia since yesterday. 9 more people died in the last 24 hours.  After proclaiming the emergency epidemic state on March 6th, 542 136 people were tested in total. Yesterday, medical officials tested the most people in the single day so far: 9.910 of them.

After 1027 tests, 24 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday. That’s a moderate incline in comparison to the last 3 days when there were no more than 19 cases a day. 19 patients are currently in hospitals, two of them require intensive treatment. There are still 261 active cases in the country.  

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 17th}: 98 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia. Currently, there are 1192 active cases. 137 people are in hospitals and 7 of them are connected to respirators. There are no new death cases.

Director of the clinic for infectious diseases Alemka Markotić said that Croatia has much more technology and knowledge than in the beginning of the outbreak.  “We managed to get some great results and to keep the virus under control. It is an achievement worth repeating. Some people tend to forget things so it is good to remind ourselves and warn ourselves. There is no need for anger and hard feelings.”

From Monday onwards, Slovenia will issue documents about mandatory quarantine for the people who are coming from “red zones”. The document will be valid for citizens or foreigners who have a residential place in Slovenia and were visiting in countries from the “red list”. Those countries have a high risk of contracting the coronavirus. The countries include Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo and Montenegro. In the last 24 hours, 19 people were confirmed to have the virus. That’s the same figure as in the last 2 days. 19 patients are currently in hospitals; one is situated in Intensive Care Unit. There are no new death cases.  

392 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia. 10 more people died. 4716 people are currently situated in hospitals and 184 of them are connected to respirators. Epidemiologists and the member of crisis directorate Predrag Kon said that it will take some time before the implemented measures start to show results. He said: “The epidemiological barriers are completely breached in Belgrade and every person you encounter while walking in the streets can be a virus carrier. The problem is that many people are not aware of it”

In Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the government proclaimed the state of the epidemic. The ministry of health from the entity said that the measures are justified for more effective fight against the coronavirus. The ministry stated “Proclaiming of the coronavirus epidemic on the whole territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina alludes to the more thorough work of the all authoritative institutions that are bringing up antivirus restrictive measures”

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 16th}: 86 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia since yesterday. Currently, there are 1190 active cases. Fortunately, there are no new deaths. The total of 2729 people recovered so far. 934 people were released from the hospitals since yesterday, that’s 87 more than the day before. 6 patients are connected to respirators.

Italy banned entries through their borders for people who are coming from Serbia, Kosovo and Montenegro to prevent import of the coronavirus. Minister of health Roberto Speranza said “People who visited these countries in the last 14 days are banned from entering the country and migrating through it. We need to use maximum caution to protect the progress we made so far.”

267 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 3 more people died. 1300 samples were tested in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 182 diagnoses were confirmed. 472 samples were tested in the entity of Srpska Republic and 85 diagnoses were confirmed. Stricter restrictive measures were introduced including mandatory mask wearing even in the opened spaces like markets. After the decision of the minister council, the citizens of European Union can enter the country again. But, only if they possess a valid medical certification which states that they are negative to the coronavirus.

19 people were confirmed to have the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Slovenia . 1032 samples were tested. 134 new cases were confirmed in the last 7 days. The worst day was Friday when there were 34 cases. 18 patients are currently in the hospitals. Only one is situated in the Intensive Care Unit. There are no new death cases.

Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić said that he will do his best that Serbia enter the list of 30 countries that will receive the coronavirus vaccine before everyone else. He announced that the Serbia will sign the collaboration protocol with the country which finished the vaccine testing. He emphasized that there are negotiations with “the certain country” which already gives away the vaccine to other people.

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 14th}: 52 more people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and the total number of active patients is currently 1183. One more person died.

 Member of the European Union decided to take off Montenegro and Serbia from the list of the third countries which can travel within EU without restrictions. The reason is a big number of newly diagnosed patients.

Austria announced that the country is annulling airline connections with the majority of Balkan countries to make sure that corona patients don’t enter the country. The other countries outside Balkan are Egypt and Moldavia. Measures will be valid from Thursday onwards. New restrictions are valid for following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Travel restrictions are still empowered for Belarus, Great Britain, China, Iran, Portugal, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine.  

13 people died in Serbia in the last 24 hours and the total number of deceased patients is now 418. 8.659 people were tested since yesterday and 344 of them were confirmed to have the virus. 170 people are currently undergoing hospital treatment. 70 medical workers are situated in the hospitals after they were diagnosed with the coronavirus.

189 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday. That’s double more than yesterday, but the number significantly lower than the last week when there were approximately 300 cases every day. More than 1400 samples were tested and the disease was confirmed among 139 people from the Federation and 50 people from the entity of Srpska Republic.  

Montenegrin institute for public health stated that 400 out of 2000 tested samples are positive to coronavirus. Although the number of newly diagnosed patients is currently 66, the figures could be much bigger after the testing is done. Director of the institute Boban Mugoša said that there is a possibility for introducing some new restrictive measures. “According to the new data we received, we are worried because 20% of the samples that were sent in Germany for processing. That means we can expect further incline in number of cases and it will affect the way we are handling this epidemic.”   

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 13th}: In Croatia, there are 53 new cases of the coronavirus since yesterday. Currently, there are 1145 active cases and no new deaths. 4 patients are connected to the respirators and 17 people were released from hospitals. Unfortunately, there is a new focal point of the virus in the Umag retirement home. Davor Božinović said: “We are facing a new dynamic of virus spreading on the global scale. The dynamic is also apparent in Croatia. A positive thing is that we will implement some new antivirus measures locally. But, some measures will be implemented on the national scale. I’m thinking about wearing hygienic masks in bars and restaurants, stores and public transport. We have to use this period to form certain habits so we can be prepared when the autumn comes. We also decided to reintroduce this type of conference to educate the citizens. Mask wearing is an integral part of this education, especially when the autumn comes.

8 people were newly diagnosed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. That’s the first one figure number in the week of time. Currently, there are 245 active cases of the virus. There are no new death cases and only 17 people are still in the hospitals.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 90 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. That’s two thirds less than the last week. Medical officials confirmed that 561 samples were tested since yesterday and 71 people from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina were confirmed to have the virus. Also, there are 19 new patients from the entity of Srpska Republic. 

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space

Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.
 
Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

The Decision on temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (NN 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of passengers through border crossings, of which are exempt:

  1. EU nationals (irrespective of their place of residence), the Schengen area and Schengen associated countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109/EZ of 25 November 2003 on the status of long-term nationals of third countries and persons entitled to stay under other EU or national Directives or having national long-term visas.
  2. The temporary prohibition on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, with the exception of passengers referred to in point 1, shall not apply to:

2a) Health care professionals, health researchers and associates, nursing professionals and persons requiring urgent medical treatment
2b) Cross-border workers
2c) Carriers of goods and other transport personnel to the extent necessary
2d) Diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, staff of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e) Transit passengers
2f) Passengers travelling for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, and passengers travelling for the purpose of education
2g) Passengers travelling for urgent personal reasons (e.g. they own a property in the Republic of Croatia) or have any other immediate personal reason
 
Instructions for the health supervision of passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, under exemption from the prohibition to cross the border referred to in point 2g, health supervision with 14 days quarantine/self-isolation is mandatory.
 
Quarantine/self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a passenger does a nasal and pharynx swab at his/her expense seven days after entering Croatia and gets a negative PCR test result for SARS-CoV-2.
 
b) The obligation of self-isolation for passengers entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to passengers referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:

2e) Transit passengers:

  • For transit passengers, the border police will, after they have been granted entry, check whether they have left the territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 hours
  • This rule can only be applied if the departure from the Republic of Croatia to a neighboring country enables it to enter. 

2f) – Passengers entering the Republic of Croatia for tourism or other business reasons or having other economic interest, as well as persons travelling for educational purposes.
 
These passengers may enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative nasal and pharynx swab test for SARS-CoV-2, not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing), or with the obligation of 14 days quarantine/self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test.
 
Passengers entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation shall comply with the following measures during the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:

  • During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, exits from accommodation are limited only to the necessary ones: performance of work if it is a business reason for entering the Republic of Croatia, performance of necessary activities with continuous intensified implementation of hygiene measures.
  • During the necessary exit from accommodation it is recommended to use a mask or covers for the nose and mouth, maintain physical distance from other persons (minimum 1.5 meters) and conduct hand hygiene.
  • Hands wash as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or use a hand disinfectant that needs to be rubbed in the palms. Avoid touching the face, mouth, nose and eyes.
  • Avoid the use of public transport. In a means of transport, it is desirable that a person is alone or exclusively with persons sharing a common accommodation.
  • Gatherings should be consistently avoided
  • During business meetings it is necessary to meet as few people as possible, ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, and avoid unnecessary meetings.
  • Payment services are performed by non-cash card payments or on-line services.
  • Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature if it is higher than 37.2C, the measurement should be repeated after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is higher than 37.2 C it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, short breathing/difficulty or loss of smell), it is necessary to stay at home/in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or A COVID-19 infirmary or a territorially responsible epidemiologist.
  • In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, contact emergency medical service at 194.

{July 11th}: 140 more people in Croatia were confirmed to have the coronavirus in Croatia. There are 1088 active cases. 124 people are currently undergoing treatment in the hospitals and 1 more patient died in Zagreb. Considering the epidemiological situation, crisis directorate brought the decision of mandatory mask wearing. The decision is valid from July 13th onwards. The following categories will have to wear a mask: Employees of health institutions and persons who come to visit patients there, employees in vehicles of public transportation and passengers who use their services, employees in selling branches and buyers who visit store premises and employees who are handling food, drinks and other beverages.  

345 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Serbia in the last 24 hours. 12 more people died. There are 3911 active cases and 139 patients are connected to the respirators.

Slovenian Prime minister Janez Janša appealed to its citizens to obey the epidemiological measures and rules to reduce the risk of new contractions and to reduce the number of newly diagnosed patients. The government confirmed that 34 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, that’s two times more than yesterday. The total of 111 people died so far and there are 256 active cases in this moment.

316 cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last 24 hours. This is the biggest number of newly diagnosed patients since the beginning of the outbreak. More than 1500 samples were tested and the disease was confirmed in 197 people from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 119 people from the entity of Srpska Republic. From midnight of July 11th, there is a new decision which bans the persons with B&H passport from entering Croatia (the exceptions are those who have a justified reason).

Recommendations and instructions when organizing an event

Invitating guests 
When inviting, organisers should inform guests on the measures in force and provide instructions and information. It is recommended not to invite elderly people or one with chronic diseases.
 
Visible notices
The obligation to comply with general hygiene measures and physical distance measures, in accordance with the recommendations of the Croatian Institute of Public Health, must be notified in a visible place at the entrance to the premises or immediately after entry.
 
Seating plan 
All seating positions must be marked in advance and moved away from one another to a minimum of 1,5 meters. Organisers should limit the entry to a maximum of as many participants as there are marked sitting positions.
 
Entrance and seating plan
Participants/guests should enter the venue in a way that they are not retained and grouped together and, as soon as possible, reach their sitting position. It is recommended that persons from the same household are located at the same table. It is also recommended that the seating plan is fixed and stays unchanged during the event.
 
Record keeping
Before and after entry into the record keeping sheet, the visitors should disinfect their hands. The organiser (private or legal person) should keep a record of participants and staff for 14 days after the event, in order to facilitate contact tracing in case of infection with SARS-CoV-2, and the provision of records to the territorial department in charge of civil protection or the Civil Protection Directorate. Basic data will be collected: name, surname, telephone number and signature of guests.
By signing the record keeping sheet, guest confirms that it has measured the temperature and that it is not higher than 37.2 °C; that it feels well and has no household members in self-isolation; hasn’t travel abroad in the past 14 days abroad, and if so, has a negative PCR test which is not older than 48 hours old: that in the past 14 days hasn’t had a contact with someone infected with SARS-CoV-2; and does not have any of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell.
 
Face masks
All staff, except the musicians, at the event have to use a face or medical mask. The staff should use a face or a medical mask covering the nose and mouth. In addition, the have to disinfectant their hands to regularly.

Arrival and the behavior of the guests

Measure body temperature before the arrival
All guests, organisers and staff are obliged to measure body temperature at the entry point. If it is above 37.2 °C, or if the person feels sick or has any symptoms (all symptoms or signs of illness, not only respiratory diseases), he or she may not take part of the event.
 
Also, a person may not participate in any case if:

  • Has a household member in self isolation
  • Has been abroad in the past 14 days, unless has a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours.
  • Had a contact with person infected with SAS-CorV-2 in the past 14 days
  • Has one of the following symptoms: high body temperature, cough, lack of air, sore throat, runny nose or loss of smell. 


Hand-disinfection
During the stay, it is recommended to disinfect hands more frequently. An event organiser is responsible providing disinfectants in sufficient quantities. Before leaving, the guest should disinfect hands.
 
Physical distancing
For the entire period of stay, including arrival and departure, the physical distance between all guests should be at least 1,5 metre. The organiser has to ensure that at least 3 m² of venue space is planned for each participant. The physical distance rule does not apply between same household members or those who are usually in close contact. It is forbidden to have close physical contacts, like shaking hands, hugging, kissing.
 
Music
Only performers who haven’t been abroad in the past 14 days, or have a negative PCR test not older than 14 days, can perform. It is recommended that the stage is set at least 4 m from other event participants. The 2 m distance is recommended for singers and musicians with wind instruments. T is mandator to have a 4 m distance between stage performer and audience and to ensure that the performers do not come in close contact with audience and other event participants.
 
Dancefloor
The total number of people who can be at the same time at the dance floor depends on the total dance floor space and is recommended to provide 4m2 space per each person, except those from the same household.
 
Serving and consumption of food and beverages
It is recommended to serve foods and beverages in individual portions only at the table in front of guests.
  
Dishes
Glasses, other dishware and other items mustn’t be shared.

Hygiene of venue space Air conditioners, heating and ventilation appliances
General recommendation for indoor space is to ventilate by opening windows, and to use ventilation system less. When using ventilation system, particular attention should be noted to filters and maintenance and the regular speed of indoor air substitution. A proper maintenance of ventilation and air ventilation equipment should be carried out on a regular basis. It is recommended ventilate with an increase in the percentage of the outside air circulating in the system and to use the non-recirculation mode in order to incentivise air variation that reduces the concentration of potentially infectious particles.

Cleaning and disinfection
Often contact areas such as door or window handles, working surfaces, handrails, toilet taps, door bells and other contact surfaces used by a large number of people must be disinfected before the event, every two hours after the start, and at the end. When making a sitting plan, ensure considerable time needed for the guests to enter and exit the venue space and in case of two consecutive events ensure enough time for aeration and disinfection of the premises.

{July 10th}: In the last 24 hours in Croatia, 116 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus. It is the worst day since the beginning of the outbreak. There are 1038 active cases right now and 2 more people died since yesterday. Minister of health Vili Berođ announced that the new antivirus measures will be in power in the upcoming days. “Considering the current epidemiological situation, it is clear that gatherings are causing induced number of newly diagnosed patients. New measures are focused on limiting the social contacts. But, not to completely ban them, but to introduce the measures that would generate good results. Organization staff will have  obey the measures harder as they will have to provide names of the participants to help epidemiologists in cases of the virus spreading. We secured the event supervision to make sure that gatherings won’t be the source of the virus. The situation on the borders is improved, but considering the disease progress in some countries, we will raise the criterion and introduce new measures like 14 day self –isolation.”

Banski Dvori hosted an epidemiological meeting of the scientific council. The purpose was the sudden incline of the coronavirus cases in the last couple of weeks. The meeting was presided by the Prime Minister Andrej Plenković. The other participants were minister of health Vili Beroš, headmistress of the clinic for infectious diseases “Fran Mihaljević”, director of the Croatian institute for public health Krunoslav Capak and many others.

As a part of the agreement with the directorate of the civil protection, Motovun Film Festival is officially canceled this year. Organisation concluded that the gathering of the big number of guests in relatively small town would be a huge risk for the general epidemiological safety.

17 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Slovenia since yesterday after 1793 people were tested.  The number of newly diagnosed patients in the last two weeks is variable, but generally, it is inclining.

311 people were diagnosed with the virus since yesterday in Bosnia and Herzegovina and 2 people died 1700 samples were tested in the last 24 hours and it was concluded that 196 patients come from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 114 from the entity of Srpska Republic. 72 cases were recorded in Sarajevo where one person died while being connected to the respirator. The other person died in Banja Luka.

  COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. 

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only.

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union or Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area, as well as members of their families, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals countries of long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas are not required to provide any a special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.).

They can enter the country under the same conditions as prior to COVID-19 outbreak, but still under epidemiological control and by complying with general and special recommendations issued by Croatian Institute of Public Health.

This also applies to citizens of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and the Holy See.

Also, effective July 10th, travellers from England can visit Croatia with no quarantine restrictions on return to England, unless you have travelled through a destination which is not exempt.

As with EU/EEA nationals please be sure to:

  ☑️ Fill out the ‘Enter Croatia’ form to help speed up the process of crossing the border https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

  ☑️ Familiarise yourself with Croatia’s current safety measures

And in addition, please

  ☑️ Check out the latest FCO advice

  ☑️ Fill out the UK’s Passenger Locator form so that you can get home with ease

In order to shorten the procedure on border crossing points, all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling in the form on the following site https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

All other foreign nationals may enter the country for business, tourist reasons or other economic interests for the Republic of Croatia, and pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the announcement form on the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in order to shorten the waiting time. 

Further information may be found here and additional announcements will be made available in accordance with any newly published Civil Protection Directorate decisions.

Flights to Croatia

Flights to and from Croatia are increasing weekly throughout June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from most major cities throughout Europe. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website.

Many other commercial airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun or are soon to begin flights to and from Croatia.  Please check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities. If you already have tickets for upcoming travel and/or have a question regarding travel with a specific airline, it is best to contact the airline directly as most are updating their flight schedules on a week by week basis. Should you be unable to use your current flight ticket we recommend postponing your travel to a later date.

https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

{July 9th}: 91 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 978 active cases in the country. 100 patients are situated in the hospitals. 3 patients are connected to the respirators and one more person died.

National directorate for civil protection will most likely introduce the mandatory isolation for people who come from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, limiting the gatherings on just 100 people and mandatory wearing of masks in closed premises.

215 new cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday. Due to the complications caused by the virus, 5 more people died. 1860 samples were tested and the coronavirus was confirmed in 110 patients from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 105 from the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest number of contracted patients is in Sarajevo. 18 diseased patients are from Banja Luka and 14 from Zvonik in East Bosnia. Srpska Republic recorded drastic incline in the number of children who contracted the virus. Fortunately, according to the medical officials, their condition is stable.

13 people were confirmed to have the coronavirus in Slovenia. The government announced certain restrictions so people couldn’t gather in big groups. In comparison to yesterday, there is a certain decline in number of newly diagnosed patients. 15 people are currently in the hospitals, one more than yesterday. Fortunately, no one is in the Intensive Care Unit. There are 250 active cases. Slovenian parliament started their official sessions to vote the crisis package for the new coronavirus period. Among other things, government suggested the introducing of the mobile app for tracking the coronavirus. The goal is to control the people that are isolated in quarantine in a more better and consistent way.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. 

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only.

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union or Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area, as well as members of their families, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals countries of long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas are not required to provide any a special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.).

They can enter the country under the same conditions as prior to COVID-19 outbreak, but still under epidemiological control and by complying with general and special recommendations issued by Croatian Institute of Public Health.

This also applies to citizens of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and the Holy See.

Also, effective July 10th, travellers from England can visit Croatia with no quarantine restrictions on return to England, unless you have travelled through a destination which is not exempt.

As with EU/EEA nationals please be sure to:

  ☑️ Fill out the ‘Enter Croatia’ form to help speed up the process of crossing the border https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

  ☑️ Familiarise yourself with Croatia’s current safety measures

And in addition, please

  ☑️ Check out the latest FCO advice

  ☑️ Fill out the UK’s Passenger Locator form so that you can get home with ease

In order to shorten the procedure on border crossing points, all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling in the form on the following site https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

All other foreign nationals may enter the country for business, tourist reasons or other economic interests for the Republic of Croatia, and pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the announcement form on the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in order to shorten the waiting time. 

Further information may be found here and additional announcements will be made available in accordance with any newly published Civil Protection Directorate decisions.

Flights to Croatia

Flights to and from Croatia are increasing weekly throughout June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from most major cities throughout Europe. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website.

Many other commercial airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun or are soon to begin flights to and from Croatia.  Please check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities. If you already have tickets for upcoming travel and/or have a question regarding travel with a specific airline, it is best to contact the airline directly as most are updating their flight schedules on a week by week basis. Should you be unable to use your current flight ticket we recommend postponing your travel to a later date.

https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

{July 7th}: 52 new cases of the virus were confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. 89 people are undergoing hospital treatment. 5 patients are connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases. 113 people died so far.

 23 cases were confirmed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. Generally, epidemiological conditions worsened so there is a possibility that the country will enter the so-called “Yellow list”. According to the new data, Slovenia has 9,85 new cases on 100.000 citizens. This was confirmed by the epidemiologist Mario Fafangel on the press conference. He emphasized that the number of 10 could be surpassed tomorrow. The government’s spokesman Jelko Kacin said “The epidemiological situation is worsening, we can that it is getting more complicated. The government concluded last night that we should prepare for the much bigger extent of the current disease”.

299 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 13 people died. 110 people are connected to the respirators.

160 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 83 people were diagnosed in the entity of Srpska Republic (3 new deaths were confirmed there) and 77 in the Federation of B&H. Government advised new measures against the disease. Only 50 people can be in the closed premises, wearing masks is obligatory and wearing masks is strictly recommended.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. 

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only.

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union or Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area, as well as members of their families, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals countries of long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas are not required to provide any a special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.).

They can enter the country under the same conditions as prior to COVID-19 outbreak, but still under epidemiological control and by complying with general and special recommendations issued by Croatian Institute of Public Health.

This also applies to citizens of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and the Holy See.

Also, effective July 10th, travellers from England can visit Croatia with no quarantine restrictions on return to England, unless you have travelled through a destination which is not exempt.

As with EU/EEA nationals please be sure to:

  ☑️ Fill out the ‘Enter Croatia’ form to help speed up the process of crossing the border https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

  ☑️ Familiarise yourself with Croatia’s current safety measures

And in addition, please

  ☑️ Check out the latest FCO advice

  ☑️ Fill out the UK’s Passenger Locator form so that you can get home with ease

In order to shorten the procedure on border crossing points, all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling in the form on the following site https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

All other foreign nationals may enter the country for business, tourist reasons or other economic interests for the Republic of Croatia, and pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the announcement form on the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in order to shorten the waiting time. 

Further information may be found here and additional announcements will be made available in accordance with any newly published Civil Protection Directorate decisions.

Flights to Croatia

Flights to and from Croatia are increasing weekly throughout June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from most major cities throughout Europe. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website.

Many other commercial airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun or are soon to begin flights to and from Croatia.  Please check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities. If you already have tickets for upcoming travel and/or have a question regarding travel with a specific airline, it is best to contact the airline directly as most are updating their flight schedules on a week by week basis. Should you be unable to use your current flight ticket we recommend postponing your travel to a later date.

https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

{July 6th}: 69 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia in the last 24 hours. 90 people are undergoing treatment in the hospitals and 5 patients are connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases and the current number of deceased patients is still 113.

According to the survey taken in Serbia, many citizens don’t believe the coronavirus information by the official bodies. 54% of the citizens said that the level of coronavirus reports is “unsatisfactory”. 65% of them expressed their distrust in official information of the government institutions.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, new cases are in decline. There were 62 new patients on Monday. About 800 samples were tested and the disease was confirmed in 46 people from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 16 from the entity of Srpska Republic.

16 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia. There are 195 active cases and no new deaths.  

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. 

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only.

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union or Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area, as well as members of their families, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals countries of long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas are not required to provide any a special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.).

They can enter the country under the same conditions as prior to COVID-19 outbreak, but still under epidemiological control and by complying with general and special recommendations issued by Croatian Institute of Public Health.

This also applies to citizens of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and the Holy See.

Also, effective July 10th, travellers from England can visit Croatia with no quarantine restrictions on return to England, unless you have travelled through a destination which is not exempt.

As with EU/EEA nationals please be sure to:

  ☑️ Fill out the ‘Enter Croatia’ form to help speed up the process of crossing the border https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

  ☑️ Familiarise yourself with Croatia’s current safety measures

And in addition, please

  ☑️ Check out the latest FCO advice

  ☑️ Fill out the UK’s Passenger Locator form so that you can get home with ease

In order to shorten the procedure on border crossing points, all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling in the form on the following site https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

All other foreign nationals may enter the country for business, tourist reasons or other economic interests for the Republic of Croatia, and pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the announcement form on the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in order to shorten the waiting time. 

Further information may be found here and additional announcements will be made available in accordance with any newly published Civil Protection Directorate decisions.

Flights to Croatia

Flights to and from Croatia are increasing weekly throughout June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from most major cities throughout Europe. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website.

Many other commercial airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun or are soon to begin flights to and from Croatia.  Please check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities. If you already have tickets for upcoming travel and/or have a question regarding travel with a specific airline, it is best to contact the airline directly as most are updating their flight schedules on a week by week basis. Should you be unable to use your current flight ticket we recommend postponing your travel to a later date.

https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

{July 4th}: 86 people were newly diagnosed in Croatia in the last 24 hours.  Currently, there are 798 active cases. 85 are currently in the hospitals. 3 patients are connected to respirators. 1 more people died so the total number of deceased patients is 113.

 Montenegrin institute for public health confirmed 57 new cases of the coronavirus in the country. 396 people contracted the virus in the last 3 weeks and 4 more people died. 2 patients are critical.

325 new cases were confirmed in Serbia in the last 24 hours. 8 more people died, that’s 3 less than the day before. According to the official statement by the ministry of health, 7.434 people were tested. 86 patients are connected to the respirators.

289 people were newly diagnosed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last 24 hours. That’s the biggest number since the beginning of the outbreak in the March of this year. There are 103 new patients in the entity of Srpska Republic and 186 on the territory of B&H Federation.

30 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. 6 people are hospitalized. No one is situated in intensive care unit and there are no new death cases so the total number of deceased patients stays 111. 30 new cases is the biggest number in the last 2 and half months.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective July 1st, all EU/EEA nationals and persons with permanent residence in EU/EEA country can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. 

All travellers are, however, advised to fill out the form on the ENTERCROATIA web-page.

Third country nationals still have some restrictions in place: they can enter on business or tourism related reasons only.

When entering the Republic of Croatia, nationals of Member States of the European Union or Schengen Member States and Member States associated with the Schengen area, as well as members of their families, and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals countries of long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or who hold national long-term visas are not required to provide any a special reason for their entry (business, economic, tourist, etc.).

They can enter the country under the same conditions as prior to COVID-19 outbreak, but still under epidemiological control and by complying with general and special recommendations issued by Croatian Institute of Public Health.

This also applies to citizens of the Principality of Andorra, the Republic of San Marino, the Principality of Monaco and the Holy See.

Also, effective July 10th, travellers from England can visit Croatia with no quarantine restrictions on return to England, unless you have travelled through a destination which is not exempt.

As with EU/EEA nationals please be sure to:

  ☑️ Fill out the ‘Enter Croatia’ form to help speed up the process of crossing the border https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

  ☑️ Familiarise yourself with Croatia’s current safety measures

And in addition, please

  ☑️ Check out the latest FCO advice

  ☑️ Fill out the UK’s Passenger Locator form so that you can get home with ease

In order to shorten the procedure on border crossing points, all visitors are advised to announce their visit by filling in the form on the following site https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

All other foreign nationals may enter the country for business, tourist reasons or other economic interests for the Republic of Croatia, and pressing personal reasons, if they provide relevant proof. Please note that once you receive confirmation that you may enter the Republic of Croatia, you are advised to fill in the announcement form on the following link: https://entercroatia.mup.hr/ in order to shorten the waiting time. 

Further information may be found here and additional announcements will be made available in accordance with any newly published Civil Protection Directorate decisions.

Flights to Croatia

Flights to and from Croatia are increasing weekly throughout June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from most major cities throughout Europe. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website.

Many other commercial airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun or are soon to begin flights to and from Croatia.  Please check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities. If you already have tickets for upcoming travel and/or have a question regarding travel with a specific airline, it is best to contact the airline directly as most are updating their flight schedules on a week by week basis. Should you be unable to use your current flight ticket we recommend postponing your travel to a later date.

https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels  

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

{July 2} 81 people were newly diagnosed either the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Croatia. 84 patients are currently in the hospitals and 2 more people died.

180 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1758 samples were tested. 122 people come from the Federation and 58 from the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest number of cases emerged in Sarajevo with 27 contracted patients, 9 people are from Banja Luka and 7 from Pale

21 cases were confirmed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. That’s 8 more than the day before. It is the biggest number since April 16th, when there were 36 positive tests.

Serbian president Aleksandar Vučić will announce new measures for fighting the virus tonight. As it was unofficially confirmed, police watch will be introduced again and also, if needed, Belgrade city will be completely closed.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to and from Croatia are increasing weekly throughout June. Croatia Airlines maintains flights from Zagreb to and/from most major cities throughout Europe. For more information on Croatia Airlines flights, please check their website.

Many other commercial airlines have updated flight schedules and have begun or are soon to begin flights to and from Croatia.  Please check their websites for flights to various Croatian cities. If you already have tickets for upcoming travel and/or have a question regarding travel with a specific airline, it is best to contact the airline directly as most are updating their flight schedules on a week by week basis. Should you be unable to use your current flight ticket we recommend postponing your travel to a later date.

https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

{July 1}: 54 new coronavirus cases were confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. The number of active cases is currently 568. 80 people are undergoing treatment in the hospitals. Unfortunately, one person died.

Austrian government decided to introduce the highest degree of caution for travelers who are heading in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro and North Macedonia. Austrian minister of foreign affairs Alexander Schallenberg said. “We are introducing the highest degree of caution. Travels in these countries have to be cancelled at any cost”

European Union published a list of the third countries from which the travelers can enter the Union. But, they didn’t include Turkey, USA, Brazil, Russia and some other countries. Turkish president Erdogan said on Wednesday European restrictive measures towards Turkey are representing a valid political point of view.

152 cases were diagnosed in Bosnia and Herzegovina since yesterday. 1209 samples were tested and 110 diagnosed people are from the Federation and 42 are from the entity of Srpska Republic. There are no new death cases. The council of ministers said that it will make some reciprocal measures and it will not allow the entrance in the country to the citizens of European Union as long as the current restrictions are valid.

13 people were newly diagnosed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. That’s less than yesterday when there were 15 of them. Currently, there are 110 cases and 8 people are undergoing treatment in the hospitals. No one is situated in Intensive Care Unit.

From midnight onward, all the citizens of EU/EEA and people who are permanent residents of EU/EEA (United Kingdom, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Andorra, Monaco, San Marino and Vatican)  can enter Croatia without restrictions. For all the travelers, the recommendation of filling the form ENTERCROATIA is still valid. All the other foreign citizens can enter Croatia for business and touristic purposes.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact competent epidemiologist

{June 30} 52 new cases were identified in the last 24 hours in Croatia. Currently, there are 515 active cases, 75 people are undergoing hospital treatment and 2 patients are connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases and the number of the deceased patients is still the same: 107. Krunoslav Capak said that the 2 main focal points, Zagreb and Đakovo, are currently under control and epidemiologists are working hard in identifying their contacts and putting them in isolation,

Minister Božinović said that the European union is still negotiating about opening the outer borders towards the countries which aren’t the part of Schengen zone and so – called third zones. He added that Croatia brought the decision which is changing the current directive which will be annulled on June 30th. It is about temporary ban of border crossing. Now, decision is not valid for citizens of European Union, Schengen territory and third countries with the permanent residence. He recommended that passengers who are entering Croatia should register their entrance on the page Enter Croatia. The exceptions are workers who are working across the borders, goods carriers, diplomats and police officials, international military staff, transit passengers, scientists, tourists, persons who require emergency medical care and persons who are traveling from the third countries for educational reasons.

In Serbia, officials proclaimed the emergency state in several places. The worst situation is on the territory of Novi Pazar where doctors are treating contracted patients for two weeks without the help of the government and needed safety equipment. According to the site Nova.rs, official statistics about the coronavirus victims is not including people from Tutin county.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, one person died in the 24 hours period, a middle-aged man from Tuzla. Now, the number of deceased patients is 140. Since yesterday, 140 people were newly diagnosed with the virus. In the entity of Srpska, 327 samples were tested and the coronavirus was confirmed in 40 persons.

15 new cases of the disease were identified in Slovenia since yesterday. Approximately, there are still 101 active cases in the country and 8 people are undergoing treatment in the hospitals. Government’s spokesman Jelko Kacin said that Croatian officials and epidemiologists are proposing closing of nightclubs and discotheques. So, there is no need to take the country from the list of secure countries.    

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

{June 29} In Croatia, 34 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Currently, there are 463 active cases in Croatia. 65 patients are in the hospitals and one person is connected to the respirator. There are no new death cases so the total number of deceased patients stays 107.

In Serbia, 242 people were newly diagnosed with the disease and 4 more people died. 1433 patients are currently undergoing hospital treatment and 36 of them are connected to the respirators. Serbian crisis directorate brought the decision which says that everyone has to wear masks in public transport from Tuesday and all closed facilities. Also, all the visitors of markets, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, beauty salons and gyms have to obey the rule of wearing masks.

The spokesman of the Slovenian government Jelko Kacin said the country will remove Croatia from the “Green list” which indicates epidemiologically secure countries. If the number of newly diagnosed patients surpasses 10 on 100.000 citizens, Croatia will be put on the “yellow list” of the countries which are moderately insecure. In the last 24 hours, 4 people were diagnosed with the virus after testing of 300 samples. 8 people are currently hospitalized. Government also announced that the app for the disease tracking will soon be obligatory for persons who will be self isolated in the future.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, 128 patients are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus. 97 new cases is from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 31 cases come from the entity of Srpska Republic. The biggest number of diagnosed patients is from Sarajevo (44) and Tuzla is on the second place (35). People from the Federation have the obligation of wearing masks and keeping the distance in public spaces since Monday. Croatian minister Davor Božinović that Croatia will open their borders with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Also, mandatory isolation for the travelers who are coming from B&H will no longer be obligatory.  

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

{June 28} 67 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia in the last 24 hours and the current number of active cases is 435. 60 people are in the hospitals. There no death cases and not a single patient is connected to the respirator.

108 new cases were discovered in Bosnia and Herzegovina. That’s a drastic decline in comparison to yesterday when there were 172 cases. 68 people were diagnosed in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 40 were diagnosed in the entity of Srpska Republic. In the Federation, the biggest number of contracted patients is from Sarajevo (33) and Tuzla (13). Unfortunately, 2 more people died so the total number of deaths is now 178.

9 new cases were identified in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. That is fewer than yesterday when there were 14 new cases. 7 people are currently in the hospitals. There are 86 confirmed active cases in this moment. There are no new death cases so the total number of deceased patients is still 111.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

Persons who enter the Republic of Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia are required to self isolate for 14 days.

Passengers coming from other countries will not be required to self quarantine at this moment. Self isolation can be only prescribed for persons who were in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.

The border police will hand a leaflet with belonging instructions and recommendations to passengers who are not required to self isolate upon entry into Croatia. The leaflet is issued by the Croatian institute for Public Health which passengers must adhere to for the next couple of days. 

{June 27} 85 people were diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Croatia. There are 368 active cases and 54 people are undergoing hospital treatment. Fortunately, there are no new death cases and not a single patient is on the respirator. 2363 people are currently self-isolated.

172 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus. That’s a new, unfortunate record for that country. 101 people were diagnosed in Federation of B&H and 71 patients were diagnosed in Srpska Republic.

In Serbia, new sharp daily incline of newly diagnosed patients. 227 people were newly diagnosed. 2 more people died and two more patients were connected to the respirators. According to the media reports, at least two government officials in the country are positive to the coronavirus (president of Serbian parliament Maja Gojković and the minister of defense Aleksandar Vulin) Serbia is recording 3 figure incline of newly diagnosed patients in the last 5 days.

Slovenian government announced that 14 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus. The number of active cases is currently 80. Almost 100.000 tests were made since the beginning of the outbreak. 8 patients are currently in the hospitals and only one is situated on intensive care unit. There are no new death cases. The spokesman of the government Jelko Kacin said “The report of the institute for public health about the coronavirus spreading is giving us a warning. Yesterday’s positive coronavirus tests are the confirmation that people are not obeying instructions about keepin the social distance. That’s a very important measure in the fight against the virus. The secondary contractions should be reminder to everyone that warnings of the medical professions should be respected consistently”

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

Persons who enter the Republic of Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia are required to self isolate for 14 days.

Passengers coming from other countries will not be required to self quarantine at this moment. Self isolation can be only prescribed for persons who were in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.

The border police will hand a leaflet with belonging instructions and recommendations to passengers who are not required to self isolate upon entry into Croatia. The leaflet is issued by the Croatian institute for Public Health which passengers must adhere to for the next couple of days. 

{June 26} 56 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Croatia. 51 patients are currently in hospitals. There are no new death cases and no patients are connected to the respirators.

The headquarters decided to introduce control in the nightclubs to make sure that everyone is obeying the rules and restrictive measures. The decision of wearing masks in public transport remains valid.

Croatian scientist Ivan Đikić denied the statements of his colleagues Ivan Primorac and Vili Beroš that the virus is weakening.   He emphasized that statements about the weak virus are scientifically unapproved.

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, there are 140 newly diagnosed patients and 3 more persons died. 87 people were diagnosed within the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and 53 newly diagnosed patients emerged from the Srpska Republic. 3 death cases happened in the Tuzla County. The total of 170 people died from the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 2330 patients managed to recover so far.

Despite the sharp incline of newly diagnosed patients, Slovenia decided to retain Croatia on the list of epidemiologically secure countries. But, epidemiologists advised the entire population to be careful in this period. Also, 14 day quarantine for people who are entering Slovenia from Croatia is not needed. Eva Grilc from the Slovenian national institute for public health emphasized that Slovenian epidemiologists are in close contact with their Croatian colleagues and that many focal points of the disease are not mutually interconnected. This is also valid for touristic points on the Adriatic Sea which are usually visited by Slovenian tourists.  843 persons were tested in the last 24 hours and 11 of them were diagnosed with the coronavirus.

In Serbia, medical officials tested 7311 samples and determined that 137 more people have the coronavirus. The total of 954 patients is currently connected to the respirators. There are no new cases so the total number of deceased patients is still 264. The member of national crisis headquarters Predrag Kon stated that the coronavirus situation is worsening and that nobody knows when it will improve.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Effective June 15th, sport events are now opened for the public, but will be subject to the recommendations and measures given by the Civil Protection Directorate.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Effective June 25th, passengers in all forms of public transport are required to wear hygienic safety masks.

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

Persons who enter the Republic of Croatia from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and North Macedonia are required to self isolate for 14 days.

Passengers coming from other countries will not be required to self quarantine at this moment. Self isolation can be only prescribed for persons who were in contact with a person infected with the coronavirus.

The border police will hand a leaflet with belonging instructions and recommendations to passengers who are not required to self isolate upon entry into Croatia. The leaflet is issued by the Croatian institute for Public Health which passengers must adhere to for the next couple of days.

{June 8} No new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Croatia since yesterday. 3 people recovered in the last 24 hours. 2 patients are still connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases.

While visiting Rijeka, minister of health Vili Beroš commented on proclaiming the end of the epidemic in the near future. “Since the beginning of the epidemic and the beginning of our fight against the virus, I’m saying that we should be careful and one step ahead of the disease. Thanks to our wariness, we have these results. Still, we have to watch world events that are connected to the coronavirus and be ready for possible events. I hope that the second wave of the epidemic won’t happen. If it happens, we will be readier than now”

Tuzla county is a new micro focal point of the coronavirus. The federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina recorded 23 new cases, the entity of Srpska Republic counted 8 of them. Country minister of health Dajana Čolić said that 15 cases are only in the town of Živnice. Čolić advised local residents to be cautious and to obey epidemiological measures that are still enforced.

Cyprus will open its borders for the visitors from 13 countries. Cyprus will allow its visitors to enter the country without the quarantine under condition that they are negative on the coronavirus. The measures will be applied on the following countries: Germany, Austria, Malta, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Lithuania, Norway, Denmark and Hungaria. The second group of the countries which includes Croatia, Switzerland, Czech, Poland and Romania will probably be added on June 20th. But, this is yet to be confirmed.

Slovenia announced a new list of the “epidemiologically secure countries”. From this Monday, another group which contains 14 countries that are members of European Union could enter the country without mandatory quarantine. These countries are: Germany, Greece, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia,  Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Norway and Slovakia.  

{June 7} The number of newly diagnosed patients in Croatia in the last 24 hours is 0. 10 people are currently in the hospitals and 2 patients are connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases so the number of the diseased patients is still 104. Considering the good epidemiological situation, the crisis headquarters decided to annul the mandatory obligation of cleaning stores between two shifts.

New 13 cases of the virus were confirmed in the town of Tešanj in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This was confirmed by the Sarajevo clinical center. By Sunday, the total of 108 coronavirus cases were confirmed in Tešanj where the outbreak begun on May 21st.

82 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia. Since the beginning of the outbreak, the total of 11.823 people was diagnosed.   

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

{June 6} No new cases were confirmed in Croatia, but unfortunately, one female person died in Zagreb. The total number of death cases is 104. 10 people are still in the hospitals, 2 of them are connected to the respirators. 8 people managed to recover since yesterday.

Epidemiological service located all 66 travelers who came from Frankfurt to Zagreb by plane. That includes a male person who was diagnosed with the coronavirus. All the passengers who were sitting two rows in front of him and two rows behind him will enter the 14 day quarantine.  

5 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. 4 contracted patients are from the town of Jesenice and 1 is from Ljubljana. According to the local media, all the cases emerged because of people who contracted the virus in foreign countries and returned to Slovenia.

The director of Slovenian diplomacy Anže Logar announced that the country will reopen the border with Italy soon. He mentioned June 15th as a possible date. Logar said that Slovenia is orderly following the epidemiological situation in Italy and will open the borders in consideration with epidemiological situation. The decision will be brought when the Slovenian institution for public health estimates the situation.

31 new cases were confirmed in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the last 24 hours. The situation in the town of Tešanj is still critical after 95 residents were confirmed to have the virus. 23 cases are confirmed among people who are situated in the entity of Srpska Republic.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

{June 5} There are no newly diagnosed patients in Croatia. 12 people are currently treated in the hospitals and 3 patients are connected to the respirators. 8 people recovered in the last 24 hours. Fortunately, there are no new death cases.

Two new cases were confirmed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. Both cases emerged in the town of Jesenice. There are no new death cases and the total number of contracted patients is now 1479. In Ljubljana, only 6 patients are situated in the hospitals.    

Serbia recorded sudden incline of the number of newly diagnosed patients. 96 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours. But, epidemiologists are convincing citizens that there is no reason to panic. Epidemiologist Zoran Radovanović says that this incline is an “unpleasant surprise” and reminds that the number of newly diagnosed patients in high in the recent times. He also emphasized that “the curve of the epidemic is never going equally, there are always occasional leaps in its movement”.

180 samples were tested in the Clinical centre of the Sarajevo University. Not a single one was positive. According to the data brought by the ministry of civil affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, less than 500 active cases were recorded on June 4th.  

WHO organization updated its guidelines on Friday. They emphasized that masks are just one of the tools which can reduce the risk of virus transmission. Maria Van Kerkhove, technical director for the coronavirus said “We are advising governments to influence the population to wear masks. More specifically, the population should wear cloth masks which are not for medical purposes. We have results of the research which say that masks can be a barrier for potentially contagious drops.

Commisioner of European commission for state affairs Ylva Johansson said on Friday said she expects that the restrictions on interior borders of the European Union will be annulled by the beginning of June. Limitations of the entrance for the residents of the third countries should be annulled by the end of July. She said “I personally believe that the Schengen territory will be fully operational by the end of June so people could freely cross the borders”

In Spain, government’s spokesperson Maria Jesus Montero said that the country will reopen their borders to the foreign tourists from July 1st. Although the tourism is an economic field that generates about 12% of the Spain’s GDP, the country still hesitates to reopen their borders and will bring all the important decisions in collaboration with European Union.   

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Flights to Croatia are increasing as we enter the month of June. Croatia Airlines flights from Zagrebto and/from Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Copenhagen while the new flights from Zurich will commence June 8th.  Brussels, Munich, London, Sarajevo, Split-Rome, Dublin and Vienna have been announced for mid-June. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service

If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist

{June 4} Only one newly diagnosed patient was confirmed in Croatia today. 15 people are currently treated in the hospitals. 3 patients are connected to the respirators. Fortunately, 10 people managed to recover in the last 24 hours.

Minister of health Vili Beroš said that the overall situation in Croatia is stable and positive. But, he emphasized that people should still use caution. He said “Although there are specific criterions that must be fulfilled so we could proclaim the end of epidemic, we should be very careful. We will proclaim the end of epidemic in the optimal moment. We have to have in mind that this is a new disease, that we are opening to other foreign tourists and that we are visited by foreigners from countries where the disease is still present.

Spain will open their terrestrial border with France and Portugal on July 1st. This was confirmed by the ministry of tourism. Spokesperson of the ministry said that international travel will be possible from June 1st. Also, the international tourism will move forward with that decision.

Slovenian government brought the decision that migrating through the borders will be available for the citizens of Austria without restrictions. This decision was brought after Austria annulled the control and restrictions on their borders, including Slovenia. Only measures that are currently in power are on the Italian border. The decision of annulling the orders of restrictions on Italian borders will be brought according to the actual epidemiological situation.

16 people were confirmed to have the coronavirus in Novi Sad. The disease was discovered in the retirement home. 6 employees are also confirmed to have the disease. 7 people were escorted to the hospitals; others have a mild version of the disease.

Another coronavirus focal point was discovered in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the town of Modriča after factory workers contracted the disease. The total of 31 people from the entity of Srpska Republic was confirmed to have the disease. 23 of them are citizens of Modriča. The epidemiological service on duty immediately took actions to establish the contacts of the diseased workers. Earlier cases emerged in Tešanj where the disease also spread among factory workers.

Experts are saying that millions of children could die because they won’t receive proper vaccine on time. The cause is the outbreak of the coronavirus and disturbed program of vaccine distribution. At least 68 countries are impacted. Initially, WHO advised many countries to suspend vaccine programs so they could slow down the coronavirus spreading. Currently, WHO is one of the organizations who openly advise impacted countries to help the children in need.

No new death cases or newly diagnosed patients were confirmed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. Only 5 people are currently treated in the hospitals, but none of them is in serious condition.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.

{June 3} In Croatia, there were no new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 7 people managed to recover since yesterday. 4 people are still connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases so the total number of deceased patients is still 103.

Low budget air company WizzAir reinstated their flights from Sarajevo this Wednesday. Also, flights from Tuzla are also available via the same company. After restriction annulling, civil air traffic from Bosnia and Herzegovina is operational again. 

8 people were confirmed with the coronavirus diagnoses in Tešanj. The total of 2540 people was confirmed to have the coronavirus in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  1900 people recovered and the number of cured patients is getting bigger with every new day. Unfortunately, 157 people died.

Austria is annulling all the bans of border crossing. The exception is Italy. But, travels to Croatia are not yet approved. This was confirmed by the Austrian minister of foreign affairs Alexander Schallenberg. Restriction annulling also means that the mandatory quarantine for people who are coming from foreign countries is not needed again. This decision is valid for the countries of Germany, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech and Hungary

In Croatia, there were no new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 7 people managed to recover since yesterday. 4 people are still connected to the respirators. There are no new death cases so the total number of deceased patients is still 103.

From June 15th, German government is annulling warnings for traveling outside the European Union. Other countries include Great Britain, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein. This was announced by the minister of foreign affairs Heiko Maas. He also added that this decision is valid only in the case if the pandemic is not worsened

Famous primatologist Jane Godall warned that the humanity will be destroyed if we don’t make some radical changes in our nutritional system in response to the coronavirus and climate change. She accused the humanity of creating COVID – 19 because of the exploitation of nature. “Our disrespect of wild animals and household animals created this situation in which the disease can be transmitted to other human beings.”

Only 5 patients are still hospitalized in Slovenia. All the pupils of elementary schools in the country are coming back to their classes. The exception is one particular class in Maribor where the pupils were sent to two week quarantine after a child was confirmed with the coronavirus diagnoses.

After one month of easing up the quarantine measures, Italy began to reopen their borders to European tourists. The officials and accommodations managers are still hoping that the tourist season can be saved. But, many in tourist business are afraid that Italy won’t be the first choice for travelers this year because of the horrendous death rate among the contracted patients.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.

Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services

{June 2} There are no newly diagnosed patients in Croatia in the last 24 hours. 11 people managed to recover since yesterday. 17 people are currently in the hospitals. There are no new death cases.

Minister of health Vili Beroš said that there are only 66 “active cases” in the country. He said “We reacted to this crisis adequately. These results could be one of the indicators that we can continue with current behaviors”. Director of the Croatian institute for public health, Krunoslav Capak referred to the recent testing on seroprevalance. “The results of the seroprevalence tests are expected, we have a very small number of positive persons”. He added that the end of epidemic is proclaimed 14 days after the last recorded case.   

In Slovenia, pupils of the third grade in one of the Maribor schools were put in quarantine after one of the children was recently diagnosed with coronavirus. Headmistress of the elementary school “Ludvik Pliberšek” stated “We have to very careful. The pupils from this particular class will be in quarantine next 14 days. All the other pupils and employees will continue coming to the school with applied preventive measures that were in power so far”. This case is the first new diagnose of the coronavirus in Maribor after a month. Maribor was fortunate enough to have low number of the coronavirus during the epidemic so the city’s mayor Sašo Arsenović proclaimed it the first “corona-free” urban center in the country.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.
  • Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services.

{June 1} In the last 24 hours, there were no newly diagnosed patients in Croatia. 22 patients are currently undergoing hospital treatment. 4 patients are on the respirators. Fortunately, there are no new death cases.

Epidemiologist Bernard Kaić from the Croatian institute for public health said that the people should not relax too much – it would be the biggest possible mistake. He said “We are not sure how much this summer weather is stopping the circulation of the coronavirus.” Kaić thinks that it would be very bad if the flu comes in the same time as the second wave of the coronavirus. Apparently, the symptoms are very similar. “Breakthrough event would be the discovery of the vaccine. If the second wave comes in the autumn, vaccine won’t be available” 

According to the new research of World Tourism Organization, world destinations are slowly taking steps to ease up traveling limitations which were introduced as a response to COVID-19 pandemic. Researches show that 3% of the global destinations took such actions in hope of attracting tourists.

After the decision of the minister board, Bosnia and Herzegovina decided to reopen their borders with Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. There won’t be any restrictions and special conditions for entering the country. This decision is valid only for the citizens of Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and may be accessed here

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.
  • Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services.

{May 31} There are no newly diagnosed patients in the last 24 hours in Croatia. Also, there are no new death cases. 23 people are still in the hospitals. 9 people managed to recover since yesterday.

Davor Božinović sad that the decision of annulling the ban of working on Sundays is brought because of the good epidemiological situation. He said “Nonworking Sunday was an epidemiological measure. Croatian institute for public health evaluated, considering very good epidemiological situation in Crotaia, there is no need for nonworking Sunday as a part of epidemiological measures.”

In Slovenia, the end of epidemic is officially proclaimed. There are no new death cases or newly diagnosed patients. This is a third day in a row without new cases/deaths. 6 people are still in the hospitals. Thanks to the favorable epidemiological situation, hotels, wellness and fitness centers are now allowed to resume their operations. Public events are also allowed, but with a limit of 200 people. Pupils will return to their elementary schools. Also, graduate students will be able to do their exams. From the next week, mandatory quarantine for everyone who enters Slovenia will be annulled. This decision will be valid for many categories, including for those who are entering Slovenia from the third countries outside of the European Union.

Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are much more important than the economy. He said that in spontaneous way after he briefly stopped reading prepared speech while addressing the audience on the St. Peter’s square in Vatican. In Italy, 3 month quarantine is slowly coming to an end. He said “It is important to cure people, but saving money for economy recovering is not of such importance. Cure the people because they are much more important than the economy.” St Peter’s square was reopened again for public last Monday. His last speech before the quarantine, Pope Francis held on March 1st. Shortly after that, national quarantine was proclaimed. Last limitations in the country will be annulled on Wednesday. During his speech, Pope Francis emphasized that the world will exit this crises more unified than before. “People will not be the same after this crisis. We will be much worse or better than before. We have to have the courage to become better people so we could build ourselves in the post-crisis period after pandemic is over.”

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croati

Effective May 28th, The civil protection Directorate passed on amendment regarding the temporary ban on crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia.

This decision specifies that the following members of the European Union (The Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) will not be restricted to any of the above categories of entry, but will be able to entry under the same conditions as before the outbreak of the of COVID-19, but will still be subject to epidemiological control.

Effective May 28th, a new online web form EnterCroatia has been launched and  can be accessed here https://entercroatia.mup.hr/

EnterCroatia online form allows visitors to enter all the necessary information to ease border crossing prior to traveling to Croatia.

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.
  • Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services. 

{May 30} One new case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Croatia in the last 24 hours. The total of 103 people died and 80 people are still under treatment in the hospitals. 4 patients are connected to the respirators.

In Slovenia, there are no newly diagnosed patients. Government announced that it is planning to proclaim the “administrative” end of the epidemic in the country because of the favorable epidemiological situation after 80 days. Only 7 patients are undergoing treatment in Maribor and Ljubljana hospitals. Slovenian parliament brought the new package of social aid for people who were impacted by the coronavirus. Also, the decision of giving special touristic vouchers is officially included in the law.  

Expert advisors in Great Britain are warning that the country could lose the fight with current epidemic. The government started to ease up the quarantine measures. In the same time, experts are saying that government officials lack the comprehensive operative program for fighting the coronavirus.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

As of May 21st, all foreign citizens who intend to enter the Republic of Croatia as well as Croatian citizens who are from The Republic of Croatia (as well as those who are not) can find in one place answers to all questions related to entering this country. All frequently asked questions about entry conditions are published on the official website of the Ministry of Interior under the category UZG COVID

https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days. 

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens

{May 29} In Croatia, there are no new coronavirus diagnoses in the last 24 hours. 28 patients are still in the hospitals. 4 patients are on the respirators. 8 people managed to recover in the last 24 hours. One more person died so the total number of deceased patients is now 103.

Greece will open their borders for the tourists from 29 countries on June 15th. The visitors will be randomly tested on the coronavirus. The following countries are on the list: Germany, Croatia, Denmark, Norway, Cyprus, Israel, Switzerland, Japan, Malta, Bulgaria, China, Australia, New Zeland, North Macedonia, Albany, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Lebanon, Hungary, South Korea, Serbia, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech and Finland.    

54 people were newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in Serbia. There is one new death case. The total number of deaths is now 242.

Norway and Denmark will reestablish traffic between two countries. The so-called “Traffic balloon” will not include Sweden because of the unfavorable epidemiological picture in that country. Norway is still considering if it will allow free travels from Sweden.  

Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina brought the decision about annulling the state of natural disaster. The decision was brought after the government decided to annul specific set of measures. Last week, the entity of Srpska Republic annulled the emergency regime. In the entity, 11 people were recently diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Recent study showed that diabetes patients have a higher chance of getting COVID-19. So far, it was widely known that diabetes is one of the crucial factors which worsen the condition of coronavirus patients. So, the patients have a high risk of contraction and dying. The same goes for the people with obesity problems and high pressure. The first study that was published by the expert magazine Diabetologia analyzed characteristics of 1317 diabetics who contracted severe kind of COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

As of May 21st, all foreign citizens who intend to enter the Republic of Croatia as well as Croatian citizens who are from The Republic of Croatia (as well as those who are not) can find in one place answers to all questions related to entering this country. All frequently asked questions about entry conditions are published on the official website of the Ministry of Interior under the category UZG COVID

https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Events and public gatherings

From May 27th, the decision of 40 person limit on events and gatherings is lifted. All events and public gatherings are now subject to the guidelines and recommendations outlined by the Croatian institute for public health. Further details will be made available on the CIPH website in the next days.  

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.
  • Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services. 

{May 28} One new patient was confirmed to have the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. 5 patients are connected to the respirators. 4 people recovered in the last 24 hours. One more person died so the total number of the deceased patients is 102. 

Also, headquarters for civil protection brought the decision amendment about temporary ban of crossing the borders the Croatian republic. The following members of the European Union (Citizens of Czech, Hungary, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Germany and Slovakia) won’t have to give a special reason of entering Croatia because of the favorable epidemiological situation.  While entering Croatia, citizens of those EU countries will provide additional information (desired destination of interest in Croatia, phone number and e-mail address) for epidemiological purposes. To shorten the waiting time in queues by the borders, we advise foreign citizens who will enter Croatia these days to deliver their personal information to the web page entercroatia.mup.hr.   

Croatian surgeon from Padova Nela Sršen commented on the current coronavirus situation in Croatia. She also gave some professional insights about the virus spread.

“We all expected that, after the “lockdown”, the rate of the positive cases will be very high. But, on the contrary, with every new day we see that the number of contracted patients is declining.” She added that hospitalized patients are not in the critical condition. It is possible that the virus lost its virulence. She also emphasized that the coronavirus could become integral part of our lives. “This virus will have to adapt so it can survive. It means that it will not kill its host, a human being. It will just adapt, be less virulent and appear seasonally like every other kind of the coronavirus.”

 Bosnia and Herzegovina will open their borders for citizens of the neighboring countries, including Croatia. The director of the ministry council in Bosnia and Herzegovina Zoran Tegetlija confirmed this news and stated “We brought the decision to open the borders to neighboring countries from June 1st. There will be no limitations about coronavirus testing at all.” Despite the fact that Bosnia and Herzegovina is opening their borders, Croatia and Montenegro still have restraining orders for the entrance of the B&H citizens in their countries.

Testing that was conducted in Bosnia and Herzegovina showed that the new focal point of the coronavirus is in the town of Tešanj. Clinical center of the Sarajevo university confirmed that medical officials tested 225 samples from Tešanj. 19 samples were positive. County authorities confirmed that the center of the disease was identified and determined that the virus spread among workers of the company “Koža – komerc” and their families. Tešanj was recently considered a place that was spared from the epidemic. Now, more than 50 people were confirmed to have a virus there.    

Two new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Slovenia in the last 24 hours. The number of the hospitalized patients is in constant fall for over a month. Only 7 people are currently in the hospitals. No new death cases were confirmed in the last 24  hours so the total number stays the same, 108. As for the tourism, government clarified some circumstances about so-called “touristic vouchers”. Their usage will be confirmed within the frame of the new “corona law”. Tourists will use the abovementioned vouchers for overnight stay/overnight stay with included breakfast in Slovenian tourist facilities. Tourist will have the obligation of using those vouchers in one hotel, camp or some other type of facility. Adults will receive a voucher that is worth 200 euros and children will also get one that is worth 50 euros.    

{May 27} No new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Croatia today. 38 people are currently in the hospitals. 6 patients are on the respirators. Among other decisions, ban of the public events with more than 40 people is annulled. Sport events will be held without the presence of the audience.

Bosnia and Herzegovina received a donation of medical equipment from United Arab Emirates. The package contained equipment like the coronavirus tests and respirators. 20 tones of useful medical things was brought by the giant Boeing 747 and it is a gift from a sheik Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Minister of foreign affairs in Bosnia and Herzegovina Bisera Turković said that the equipment will be equally distributed on both entities in the country and part of it will be received by Brčko district.

14 people were confirmed to have coronavirus in federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. All 14 people are residents of Tešanj where the total of 33 people has the disease. In the entity of Srpska republic, 3 people were recently diagnosed with the coronavirus and 1 person died.

French government announced that the doctors in the country are not anymore allowed to use Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of the coronavirus patients. Two advising bodies proclaimed that the use of this substance can cause serious health issues. This medicine is usually used in treating malaria, arthritis and lupus. Initially, the use of the medication was proposed by the French virologist Didier Raoult who met French president Emmanuel Macron to discuss the new purpose of the substance. Not a single medical study recommended its use for treating the coronavirus. Although, Donald Trump said it is using Hydroxychloroquine for preventing the disease. Also, it was approved by Brazilian president Jan Bolsonaro.

Portugal and Great Britain are discussing about establishing air corridor which will enable British tourists uninterrupted return home without entering the quarantine

Germany decided to extend the current quarantine restrictions to June 29th. This was confirmed by the Angela Merkel’s government. On public spaces, gatherings will be limited up to 10 people which is usually equivalent of the two families. State governments are inviting people to socialize outside because the risk of contraction is lower in the exterior.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

As of May 21st, all foreign citizens who intend to enter the Republic of Croatia as well as Croatian citizens who are from The Republic of Croatia (as well as those who are not) can find in one place answers to all questions related to entering this country. All frequently asked questions about entry conditions are published on the official website of the Ministry of Interior under the category UZG COVID

https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.
  • Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services. 

{May 26} Hungary joined the deal that Czech Republic conceived with Slovakia. The deal is about letting the tourist through the borders of abovementioned countries. But, there is a time limit in which tourists can reside in those countries. The Prime Minister of Czech Republic Andrej Babiš confirmed that on his Twitter account and added that he made a deal with his Slovakian colleague Igor Matovič on opening the Czech/Slovakian borders. But, only in condition which says that travelers should return to their homelands in two days. If someone breaks the time limit, return to homeland will be possible only with a confirmed coronavirus negative test or entering a two week quarantine.

Ursula von der Leyen said that, thanks to the global campaign, 9,5 billion euros was accumulated for development of the coronavirus vaccine. She emphasized that this is significant case which shows how the world can show solidarity in difficult times.

Treatment with the medicine which shortens the time of recovery for patients who contracted the coronavirus is now available in Great Britain. Remdisivir is an antivirus medication which was initially developed for fighting Ebola. But, British regulatory officials said that there is enough scientific proof for using the medicine in treatment of the selected patients with the coronavirus.

German government is planning to annul the warnings for travelers that are planning to visit foreign countries. This decision will be valid from June 15th. DPA said “We thought about 31 countries while annulling those orders. They are all countries of the European Union. Great Britain and countries that are within the Schengen territory but they are not part of the EU”. DPA referred to the document called “Criterion for liberation of European tourism” which should be accepted on Wednesday during regular meeting of the German government.

President of the French parliament and his German colleague invited their governments to open borders of the countries as soon as possible. After the borders were closed for many weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic, Richard Ferrand and Wolfgang Schauble sent mutual statement “France and Germany should work on the redevelopment of free migration within Schengen territory in case where all conditions are fulfilled”. Ferrand emphasized “Closing of the French – German border has already got serious consequences that are beyond border regions and are especially important for the perception of Germany – France relations.”

No reports of the new cases in Slovenia. One more person died so the total number of deceased patients is now 108. Only 9 more patients are situated in the hospitals of Ljubljana and Maribor. Golnik clinic which served as a special COVID hospital has no more patients. The situation in retirement and nursing homes is getting better and better. The government continues to ease the quarantine measures.  

 COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

As of May 21st, all foreign citizens who intend to enter the Republic of Croatia as well as Croatian citizens who are from The Republic of Croatia (as well as those who are not) can find in one place answers to all questions related to entering this country. All frequently asked questions about entry conditions are published on the official website of the Ministry of Interior under the category UZG COVID

https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Croatia Airlines has announced that they will begin service from and to Copenhagen from June first. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

Public ferry transport

Travel to and from islands is now possible. For information about current ferry lines and routes, check the link below.

https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/schedule/info

Entering Croatian waters with private boats

New guidelines regarding entering Croatian water for boat owners were issued. The further relaxation of the measures is expected in the summer months. But, no matter how popular nautical tourism is in Croatia, health and safety concerns are on the first place. Full details and instructions about entering with boats, vessels and yachts can be found here: https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSING%20THE%20BORDER%20CROSSINGS%20OF%20THE%20REPUBLIC%20OF%20CROATIA%2015-5_20.pdf

The decision on temporary ban of transit through Border crossings of the Republic of Croatia and the decision on the Amendment of the aforementioned decision from May 9th 2020 allows:

  • Croatian citizens to enter Croatian grounds and go into foreign countries.
  • The return to the residential country for those who are citizens EU member countries, Schengen countries and Schengen associated countries. The decision is also valid for their family members and third country nationals pursuant to the Council Directive 2003/109/EC of 25th November concerning the status of third country nationals who are long term residents and persons who have the right of residence on the basis of other EU directives or national law or who have national long term visas and entry into the Republic of Croatia under special conditions.
  • The same decision also prescribes exceptions of abovementioned provisions, they apply to the following

1. Healthcare researchers, healthcare professionals and their associates. Also, exceptions are those requiring urgent medical treatment.

2. People who are working across borders.

3. People who are operating freight carriers and personnel associated with this kind of jobs.

4. Officials who are on their duties: Police officers, members of civil protection services, personnel of international organizations so as international military personnel.

5. Passengers who are traveling in transit

6. Persons who are migrating because of their business purposes or have some kind of similar economic interest.

7. Persons who are migrating because of some urgent reasons.

Entry into the Republic of Croatia for Croatian citizens:

  • The self isolation measure in the duration of 14 days is no longer implemented.
  • The citizens are given special leaflet by the border police which says they are obligated to adhere general and special recommendations and instructions by the Croatian institute for public health.

General epidemiological measures:  

Everyone has to be instructions with particular measures so they can protect self and others.

  • The personal contact has to be reduced to minimum
  • Avoid face-touching
  • Consider wearing a face mask or surgical mask
  • Contact doctors or visit hospital if your body temperature is higher than 37.2 degrees.
  • Avoid using public transport if it isn’t strictly necessary.
  • During stay at accommodations, if there is a opportunity, prepare your own food or use a delivery service
  • If you notice that your symptoms intensify (cough, sore throat, high body temperature, trouble breathing/respiratory problems, loss of smell taste), you should not leave your premises. Immediately contact the chosen family physician if there is one in your near vicinity and reachable. If it is not, contact territorially competent epidemiologist.
  • Payment is done by contactless payment or through on-line services. 

{May 25} There are no newly diagnosed patients today. One more person in Koprivnica died which makes the number of the deceased patients 100. 78 people are undergoing hospital treatment, that’s 3 less than yesterday. 6 patients are connected to the respirators.  

 The leading hotel group in Croatia, Valmar resort announced that it is planning to reopen most of the camps by the end of May. The reopening of the hotel facilities is planned for June. Adriatic luxury hotels JLH will reopen hotel Palace on May 30th.

Many countries of the European Union are easing up their restrictive measures since the coronavirus is showing a significant descending rate. Also, many countries are convinced that they are well prepared for the second coronavirus wave so they won’t have to enter the quarantine, especially Poland and Belgium.

On July 1st, Spain will annul quarantine for foreign tourists. This decision was brought two days after the government decided to reopen Spanish borders for international tourism. They will be reopened in July also.

French consortium announced that it will initiate a production phase of the test that detects COVID-19 via saliva. They said that the test will be conducted by the health professionals who will take only one milliliter of saliva from the patients. The sample is then heated on the 65 degrees and it is then analyzed so it can be seen if there is a virus in there.

In the entity of Srpska Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina, 5 people are newly diagnosed with the coronavirus in the last 24 hours. Two new death cases were reported. 104 people died so far in the entity of Srpska Republic. 768 people managed to recover.

One new case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Slovenia. There are no new death cases. The total number of diseased patients stays the same, 1469. The total number of deaths is 107. Currently, 16 people are hospitalized because of the coronavirus diagnoses. The number of hospitalized patients is in constant decline. Just two weeks ago, 40 people were hospitalized because of the same diagnosis.

COVID-19 situation on the borders and in Croatia

As of May 21st, all foreign citizens who intend to enter the Republic of Croatia as well as Croatian citizens who are from The Republic of Croatia (as well as those who are not) can find in one place answers to all questions related to entering this country. All frequently asked questions about entry conditions are published on the official website of the Ministry of Interior under the category UZG COVID

https://mup.gov.hr/uzg-covid/286210

Flights to Croatia

Currently, there is only one daily return flight available: Zagreb – Frankfurt. It is operated by Croatia Airlines. Flights to Amsterdam will be available from May 25th and daily flights to Frankfurt will be increased. Other destinations like Brussels and London are planned, but the decision is waiting for an approval. As for the domestic flights, return flights “Zagreb Split” are available. Information about the regime of national flights in Croatia can be found here: https://www.croatiaairlines.com/important-notice/important-information-about-covid-19?langid=en

Hotels 

Many hotels reopened recently. But, it is important to emphasize that the government didn’t ban them from operating. They were closed due to the borders closing, health and economic reasons. The opening of the various hotels and camps with implemented safety measures is ongoing. Depending on the market demand, individual accommodations facilities are opting to begin operations depending on market demand. All the health and safety procedures can be found here https://mint.gov.hr/news-11455/big-interest-in-opening-borders-says-tourism-minister/21180

Restaurants and bars

Since May 11th, caffe bars and restaurants are allowed to operate.

Beaches, parks and other recreational facilities

Abovementioned recreational grounds are reopened for public use. But, health and safety measures are in power. Social distancing is required. All beaches will be operational in the summertime, but we advise people to obey predefined rules of social distancing. The Zagreb Zoo reopened on May 11th, National and Nature parks also.

Public transportation

From May 11th, there are no more restrictions for public transporting in Croatia. Lines between cities and regions are operational again. For schedules and information on reinstated routes it is best to check with local bus stations. Croatian domestic rail service is also operational and certain routes are reinstated. Information for major stations can be found here. https://mmpi.gov.hr/UserDocsImages/dokumenti/MORE/More%205_20/MSTI%20IMPLEMENTATION%20OF%20THE%20DECISION%20ON%20THE%20TEMPORARY%20BAN%20ON%20CROSSIN