On November 26, 2020, Croatian prime minister announced the new restrictive measures, starting with Saturday, November 28. That's the news which has been speculated about in media over the last few days. With a record number of 4000 new cases of coronavirus infection and more than 2000 patients in Croatian hospitals which have developed the serious form of the disease, there was no other choice, but to put the nation into lockdown for the second time in 2020, this time in a light version.

As N1 writes here is the list of restrictions which will come into force on Saturday, and will remain at least until December 21:

  • Public gatherings, which are held with permission given by epidemiologists, should be attended by no more than 25 people.
  • Private gatherings can be attended by a maximum of 10 people.
  • Wedding parties are not allowed.
  • There should be no more than 25 people on funerals.
  • Maximum bus, ferry, and train occupancy should be no more than 40% of full capacity.
  • Shops must state the maximum allowed number of people which can be inside simultaneously.
  • Bakeries are allowed to work until 10 pm.
  • Coffe shops, restaurants, and pubs must close, except the bars and restaurants in hotels. Takeaway and delivery of food is allowed.
  • Chrismas market is not allowed.
  • Bookmakers, casinos, and fitness centres must close.
  • There should be no more than 25 people attending masses and other religious rites.

All of these measures are applied nationwide. As the government said, the whole country is now a red zone, and it does not make sense to consider applying the restrictions regionally. Even Istria, which was previously marked as the example of a successful fight with the pandemic, is now fully red zone and must go into lockdown.

Regarding the travel inside Croatia, the movement between regions remains restrictions free, meaning once you enter Croatia, you can visit any place you want.

All EU citizens can enter Croatia just as before the pandemic. The non-EU visitors may be asked to show a negative PCR test upon arrival to Croatia. Otherwise, they may be obligatory to quarantine for two weeks. More info can be found on the government's website related to the pandemic.

Beautiful Croatian attractions are waiting for the better times
Beautiful Croatian attractions are waiting for the better times

Zvonimr Peran     2020-12-04

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