The Croatian Institute of Public Health has published new recommendations and instructions for people crossing the state border of the Republic of Croatia.
The decision on the temporary prohibition of crossing the border crossings of the Republic of Croatia (OG 74/20) prohibits or restricts the crossing of persons at border crossings, from which:
1. Citizens of the EU (regardless of place of residence), the Schengen area and the Schengen countries, as well as members of their families and third-country nationals who are long-term residents under Council Directive 2003/109 / EC of 25 November 2003. on the status of third-country nationals with long-term residence and persons entitled to reside under other EU directives or national law or holding national long-stay visas.
2. The temporary ban on entry into the Republic of Croatia from third countries, except for the persons referred to in item 1, shall not apply to:
2a. - health professionals, health researchers and associates, care professionals for the elderly and persons requiring emergency medical treatment
2b. - cross-border workers
2c. - carriers of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
2d. - diplomats, police officers in the performance of their duties, civil protection services and teams, personnel of international organizations and international military personnel in the performance of their functions
2e. - passengers in transit,
2g. - persons who travel for urgent personal reasons (eg they own real estate in the Republic of Croatia) or have some other urgent personal reason.
Instructions for health surveillance of persons entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries:
a) For all persons entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries, on the basis of an exemption from the ban on crossing the border referred to in point 2g. health supervision with 14-day quarantine / self-isolation is mandatory.
Quarantine / self-isolation can be shortened to seven days if a person swapes his nose and throat at his own expense seven days after entering Croatia and receives a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2.
b) The obligation of self-isolation for persons entering the Republic of Croatia from third countries does not apply to persons referred to in points 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, and:
2e. passengers in transit:
For passengers in transit, the border police will, after being allowed to enter, check that they have left
territory of the Republic of Croatia within 12 noon.
This rule can be applied only if the exit from the Republic of Croatia is to a neighboring country that will allow him to enter.
2f. - persons entering the Republic of Croatia due to tourist or other business reasons or who have another economic interest, and persons traveling for educational purposes.
These persons can enter Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation upon presentation of a negative PCR test of nasal and pharyngeal swabs on SARS-CoV-2, which is not older than 48 hours (counting from the time of swab to arrival at the border crossing) daily quarantine / self-isolation if they do not have a negative PCR test result.
Persons entering Croatia without the obligation of self-isolation are obliged to adhere to the following measures in the first two weeks of their stay in Croatia:
• During the first 14 days after entering the Republic of Croatia, leaving the accommodation is limited to the necessary ones
- During the necessary exits from the accommodation, it is recommended to use a mask or cover for the nose and mouth, to maintain physical distance from other people (minimum 1,5 meters) and to carry out hand hygiene.
- Wash your hands as often as possible with warm water and soap and / or use a hand sanitizer that should be rubbed well into your palms. Avoid touching face, mouth, nose and eyes.
- Avoid using public transportation. In a means of transport, it is preferable for the person to be alone or exclusively with persons sharing shared accommodation.
- Groupings and gatherings should be consistently avoided
- During business meetings, as few people as possible should be met, a physical distance of 1,5 meters should be ensured with the availability of disinfectants, and unnecessary meetings should be avoided.
- Payment services are performed by cashless card payment or online services.
- Every morning it is necessary to measure the body temperature, if it is higher than 37,2 oC, it is necessary to repeat the measurement after 10 minutes, and if the temperature is again higher than 37,2 oC it is necessary to stay at home / accommodation and contact a doctor in the tourist or COVID-19 ambulance, ie territorially competent epidemiologist.
- In case of symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath or loss of sense of smell) it is necessary to stay at home / in accommodation and contact a doctor in a tourist or COVID-19 clinic, or a territorially competent epidemiologist .
- In case of sudden appearance of severe, life-threatening symptoms, the person calls the competent emergency medical service at number 194.