Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Zagreb, Croatia (November 27, 2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Zagreb, Croatia (November 27, 2020)

Location:  Croatia

Event:  Croatian officials announced new COVID-19 measures to help mitigate the spread of the virus.  As of 12:00am on November 28, the following measures will apply until December 21:

  • Restaurants and cafes will be closed. Catering facilities in hotels and camps are permitted to serve their guests.
  • Food delivery and drive-thrus are permitted, and bakeries may remain open until 10:00 pm.
  • Nightclubs and casinos are closed.
  • All public events, gatherings, and celebrations are limited to 25 people and must end by 10:00pm.
  • Private gatherings and ceremonies are limited to 10 people.
  • Wedding ceremonies are suspended.
  • Funerals are limited to 25 people.
  • Public transportation capacity is capped at 40%.
  • Sporting events and trainings are suspended, except for certain professional athletes.
  • Gyms, fitness, recreation centers are closed.
  • All amateur plays, concerts, programs, practice, workshops, and dance schools are closed.
  • All professional performances that include a choir or orchestra are cancelled.
  • Foreign language schools may only operate online.
  • Fairs and tourist events where products are sold, exhibited or displayed are suspended.
  • For any indoor gatherings that are not otherwise restricted, organizers must secure 4m squared of space per participant.
  • Alcohol will not be sold from 10:00pm to 6:00am.

It is now mandatory to wear a face-covering in the following situations:

  • Retail employees and shoppers/customers in stores.
  • Employees and clients where face to face contact is required, such as banks, post office, ministry counters, public notary, currency exchange, etc.
  • All services that require close contact (hairdressers, salons, etc.)
  • Drivers and passengers in public transportation.
  • Employees of all hospitality services who serve and prepare beverages and food.
  • Customers in all hospitality services who serve and prepare beverages and food, except while sitting in their seats and consuming food, drinks or beverages.
  • All health care workers and visitors to hospitals.
  • Employees in offices where a physical distance of at least 2 meters cannot be maintained
  • All participants of religious ceremonies and gatherings indoors.
  • Visitors at all social and public gatherings indoors.
  • Anywhere outdoors where 1.5 meters of social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • When entering a cemetery.

For more information on the latest measures, please visit the Croatian Government’s COVID website.

Global Health and Travel Advisories:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 in Croatia travel advisory.  The Department of State has issued a Level 3: Reconsider Travel health advisory for Croatia.

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