Epidemiological measures

[Latest update: 11/01/2022]

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 public gatherings indoors is 25 without Covid-certificates and 100 with Covid-certificates
• The number of people allowed at public gatherings outdoors is 50 without Covid-certificates and 200 with Covid-certificates
• The number of people allowed at private ceremonies and gatherings of all kinds is 20, with Covid-certificates is limited to 50
• Weddings and congresses can only be held with Covid-certificates and a limited number of people
• The number of visitors to sports competitions is limited. A maximum of 20 percent of an individual tribune can be filled in closed facilities, and 40 percent in the open
• All gatherings must be over by midnight
• The use of masks is obligatory at religious ceremonies, artistic performances and programs, cinema, exhibitions and meetings

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

EU digital Covid-certificate in state and public services
A Covid-certificate is mandatory for all employees of and visitors to:
• state and public services,
• local and regional self-government,
• companies and institutions founded by the Republic of Croatia, as well as state administration bodies and local and regional self-government units