From 1.7. all EU citizens who have a COVID certificate will be able to enter the Republic of Croatia without any restrictions. Those who do not have a certificate will be able to enter with a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours, with a certificate of illness or a certificate of vaccination.
Regarding the new measures against covid-19, which will take effect on July 1, the head of the National Civil Protection Headquarters Davor Bozinovic announced that from tomorrow digital covid certificates will be in mass use in Croatia when it comes to public events with more than 100 people .
The new decision on crossing the border is in line with that at EU level, as the application of European digital certificates takes effect on 1 July. This means that with its presentation, all EU citizens can enter Croatia without restrictions, said Božinović, as reported by the Government of the Republic of Croatia.
"As it is to be expected that not everyone has this certificate yet, although yesterday three EU commissioners sent a letter to member states to speed up the process of issuing covid certificates, we will release them as before - with certificates of vaccination, disease recovery and rapid antenna testing. not older than 48 hours and PCR test not older than 72 hours", Said Bozinovic.
The citizens of Serbia and BiH can go to Hrvtaks without any special reasons, but with three pieces of evidence, just like all other citizens
People coming from third countries will no longer have to have a special reason to come to Croatia and prove the necessity of travel, but will have to present one of the proofs that they have been vaccinated, overcame covid, or recently tested.
"The CNIPH will regularly publish on its website lists of countries to which special epidemiological measures are applied. Citizens from these countries, which are mostly countries that will enter the red or dark red, will have to have a PCR test not older than 48 hours and will be assigned self-isolation within 14 days", Announced Bozinovic.
Covid certificates for concerts and festivals
As for the use of digital certificates at the national level, their use will apply to clubs, concerts, events and other events related to the gathering of more than 100 people.
By the way, from July 2nd digital covid certificates It will be issued, in addition to the eCitizenin system, in 150 HZZO branches, and in places where tests for covid-19 are performed, of which there are currently about 150.
"All test sites in Croatia, in addition to testing, will be able to issue digital COVID certificates. They will be able to be issued by HZZO, on the e-Citizens platform, and when you come to the test, you can get a confirmation for the 15 minutes you have been waiting. This will also be possible for foreign nationals"Bozinovic points out.
Croatia has also created an application for issuing Covid certificates, which is currently available on the Apple Store application store and is expected to be included in the Google Play application store soon.
Croatia made two million tourist arrivals 10 days earlier than last year
There are 400.000 tourists a day in Croatia, of which 345.000 are foreign tourists, mostly Slovenes and Germans, who mainly spend their holidays in Istria and Kvarner, as well as in the Split-Dalmatia and Zadar counties.
Since the beginning of the year, there have been over two million arrivals and 8,4 million tourist nights in Croatia, ie so far there has been a growth of 57 percent in arrivals and a growth of 58 percent in overnight stays compared to the same period in 2020.
We are still on the ECDC map in 4 regions, not by counties
Except of course that the current map doesn’t give a clear or accurate picture, it’s amazing that we’re still on the map Ecdc-a divided into 4 regions (NUTS 2), not by counties. A major omission by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and other related government services, as this potentially directly endangers the entire summer season.
How insane this is is clearly shown by the fact that the entire Adriatic is in one region. Smart enough.