As of 1 February, new rules for issuing EU digital COVID certificates, which are in line with the EU Regulation and the Council Recommendation, are in force in Croatia.
The changes concern the rules for issuing and the validity of COVID certificates of testing and vaccination. The new rules define the differences in the application of COVID certificates in the territory of the Republic of Croatia and at border crossings.
Certificates of testing based on the PCR test are still valid for 72 hours from the time of sampling. For rapid antigen testing, the certificate at the border is valid for 24 hours, while in the national application it is valid for 48 hours.
Certificate of primary vaccination (1/1, 2/2) is issued when no more than 270 days have passed since the last dose in the series. It can be requested by people who have been vaccinated with one (1/1) or two doses (2/2), people who have had COVID19 disease and have been vaccinated with one dose of one dose (1/1) or one the dose of vaccine given in two doses (1/1).
As of 1 February, it is no longer possible to request a certificate of primary vaccination older than 270 days. Previously taken certificates will still be valid for 365 days in the territory of the Republic of Croatia, but not for crossing the border. These certificates can be requested from the day of vaccination with the last prescribed dose, but they are only valid for crossing the border. 14th day from the day of vaccination with the last prescribed dose.
To obtain a booster vaccination certificate, it is important that no more than 365 days have passed since the last dose in the series. It is issued for all additional vaccinations after the primary vaccination. It is important to emphasize that in the EU digital COVID system the disease is in no case recognized as a booster dose, whether the illness occurred before or after vaccination.
Certificates issued on the basis of the first dose of vaccine received in two doses are now valid only for application within the Republic of Croatia and, as of 1 February, they are not allowed to cross the border.
More about the rules of issuance: https://eudigitalnacovidpotvrda.hr/hr/covid-potvrde