As of July 26, the Croatian government decided to restrict nightclubs and other venues working hours up to midnight.
Additionally, all larger events can be attended by only those who have digital COVID certificates (proof of vaccine, or proof of having COVID-19 recently, or negative test). The restriction applies to the coastal towns only.
The decision is a result of an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases over the last two weeks. Recently, ECDC put the Croatian coast on the orange list, and the government wants to avoid going to the red list at any cost.
Since most of the new cases are teenagers, it's obvious that nightclubs have been a source of the infection. Especially in Split, clubs like Bacvice and Inbox were crowded just as before the pandemic.
This decision is a piece of bad news for all party animals who were planning to have some party in Croatian coastal towns like Split or Novalja. But as we know, decisions like this one are not unusual over the last year and a half, considering the unpredictability of the pandemic.
If you are thinking about visiting Split, Novalja, or other Croatian coastal towns, do not be discouraged by this measure. You can still have some nice party time before midnight. After midnight, you can go to some beaches, like Bacvice in Split, where young people gather and usually play music by themselves.