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Epidemiological measures

[Latest update: 15/09/2021]

Given the epidemiological situation and the possible transmission of Covid-19 disease, all persons in the Republic of Croatia are obliged to adhere to strict measures of physical distancing; all prescribed anti-epidemic measures, special recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health.

Mandatory precautions
• A strict measure of physical distancing requires the avoidance of close personal contact at a distance of at least 2 meters indoors and 1.5 meters outdoors.
• Mandatory use of face masks or medical masks indoors and outdoors when it is not possible to maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters.


Necessary epidemiological measures

Restaurants, bars, cafe bars
• Catering facilities and OPGs (family farms) providing catering services may serve food and beverages in open-space service areas and indoor
• Cafes may serve beverages in open-space service areas and indoor
• When staying on the terraces of catering facilities, it is necessary to adhere to epidemiological measures and maintain physical distance
• Restaurants and cafes are open from 6 a.m. until 12 p.m.


Shops and shopping centers
• The obligation for all shops, stores and shopping centers to limit the number of customers who can stay in their premises at the same time
• To clearly display at the entrance a notice of the largest possible number of customers
• Bakeries and shops selling bread and bakery products can be open until 12 p.m.


Fitness centers
• Open with strict adherence to measures
• Limited number of persons allowed


Gathering restrictions
• The number of people allowed at all public events and gatherings is 100
• The number of people allowed at private ceremonies and gatherings of all kinds (including wedding ceremonies) is 15
• The number of people allowed at public event or gathering attended only by people with an EU digital COVID certificate is 1000

Other mandatory precautions
• A ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages between 12.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.
• Opening hours of casinos and club vending machines can be from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Indoor fairs are allowed to be held with mandatory compliance with epidemiological measures and all participants must have an EU Covid digital certificate 
• Open-air fairs are allowed to be held but guests are required to wear masks
• Religious and cultural events: the number of participants will depend on the size of the venue, with a minimum of 4m2 per person
• There is no limit to the number of people attending funerals, last farewells and urn layings, but condolences must be expressed with no close contact between those who are attending

What to do when Covid-19 is suspected

For accommodation owners