Filter for Croatia Government Actions to Stop the Spread of Coronavirus

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2020-07-28 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
starting in autum when school reopen - Only schools, Classes with Virus Outbreak Will be Closed,
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2020-07-28 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Health Inspectors of the Croatian State Inspectorate are monitoring and enforcing individual orders to self-isolate. They are authorized to fine any individual violating this order with fines ranging from 8000 HRK for the first violation to 30,000 HRK, 60,000 HRK and 120,000 HRK for repeat offenders.
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2020-07-28 In Public health measures: General recommendations
July 28, 2020 - Speaker Gordan Jandrokovic said on Tuesday the parliament presidency was agreed today about recommending that all MPs wear masks in the chamber and that he would continue to ask all to do so.
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Testing policy
As of July 10, 2020, U.S. citizens arriving to Croatia for tourism, business, urgent personal reasons, or educational purposes must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). This is also valid for passengers and crews traveling by yacht.
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2020-07-10 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
As of July 10, 2020, U.S. citizens arriving to Croatia for tourism, business, urgent personal reasons, or educational purposes must present a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours (starting from the time of taking the swab until arrival at the border crossing). This is also valid for passengers and crews traveling by yacht.
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2020-07-10 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Travelers whose test is older than 48 hours will be allowed to enter Croatia, but they will be issued a self-isolation order and will have to be tested again locally, at their own expense. Having an expired PCR test upon arrival will allow for a shortened period of time in self-isolation pending a negative result of a local PCR test. Those who do not provide a negative PCR test upon arrival will be ordered to quarantine/self-isolate for at least 7 days prior to taking a local PCR test. Travelers who fail to present a PCR test upon arrival and refuse to take a test locally will be ordered to self-isolate or quarantine for 14 days. A local test cost ranges from $130 to $300 or more, depending upon the location, and the result can be expected between 24-48 hours.
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2020-07-01 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
As of July 1, 2020, all EU/EEA nationals and individuals holding permanent residence in the EU/EEA countries can enter Croatia freely, without restrictions. All other foreign nationals, including U.S. citizens, may enter Croatia for business, tourism, or other pressing personal reasons if they provide the relevant proof and meet the requirements set forth by the Government of Croatia.
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2020-06-12 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
First football league in Croatia to resume
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2020-06-12 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Speed up of entry process and no requirement or proof of stay for citizens of Czech Republic, Hungary, Republic of Austria, Republic of Estonia, Republic of Latvia, Republic of Lithuania, Republic of Poland, Republic of Slovenia, Federal Republic of Germany and Slovak Republic
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2020-06-10 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Maritime border opens
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2020-06-10 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Plan with options for various education models for the autumn semester developed to ensure flexible implementation depending on epidemiological situation
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2020-05-28 Out Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Tourists from the EU/EEA are allowed in again, if they can show their tourist accommodation booking
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2020-05-22 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Face mask product declaration established
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2020-05-18 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Information for visitors on how to travel and what to consider
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2020-05-18 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Pools, movies and theaters may reopen
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2020-05-14 In Public health measures: General recommendations
The Ministry of the Interior of Croatia recommends that EU citizens apply for written consent to enter the country before making a trip
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2020-05-13 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Gyms and fitness centres to reopen
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2020-05-12 Out Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Some international flights taken up again to Frankfurt, further easing expected with flights to other locations such as London
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2020-05-12 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Domestic flights have resumed
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Pre-school institutions and classes from 1st to 4th grade as well as special classes and work with children with disabilities who have a teaching assistant to reopen
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
Laboratory, artistic and clinical practice and small group work in higher education will be facilitated
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Up to 10 people allowed to gather in one place
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
National and nature parks will operate
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Catering facilities will be provided exclusively in outdoor areas and terraces with respect to specific epidemiological measures
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Shopping malls to reopen under strict hygiene measures
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2020-05-11 Out Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
People entering the country are no longer mandated to self-isolate, however they still need to follow strict guidelines including limited contact to others, limiting time outside and applying extra care measures
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Country-wide public transportation and domestic air traffic to reopen
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of up to 40 people are allowed again
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2020-05-11 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Extension until further notice: Schools (grade 5 and above) and universities remain closed.
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2020-05-11 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Hotels reopened
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
Country-wide public transportation and domestic air traffic to reopen
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2020-05-11 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Additional health pass no longer needed to travel between the regions
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2020-05-10 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Limit of public gathering (i.e. max 3 persons) installed again (contrary to national easing of measures) due to a hotspot discovery
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2020-05-10 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transport, restaurants, contact services and etc. are to keep closed after a hotspot was discovered (contrary to national progress of easing measures)
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2020-05-04 Out Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Public and private health system will be fully operational with some minor exeptions
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2020-05-04 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
An additional 1 mio EUR (next to 2 mio. Prior) set aside for supporting global vaccine research
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2020-05-04 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Also businesses with close customer contact can reopen
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2020-05-03 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Extended until 17th May
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2020-05-03 Out Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Travel between various specific counties (city of Zagreb and Zagreb county) is permitted without a pass.
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2020-05-03 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Extension until further notice: school and university closure
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Schools closure 
State professional exam resumed for priority groups of students
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All business entities engaged in trade activity are allowed to work, except those operating within the trade center
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Resuming of work for all business entities engaged in services, except those in which close contact with clients is achieved (eg carpenter, tailor, key making, tourist agency branch, photo studio ...); physical distance measures need to be respected
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public urban and suburban transport lines and high-speed lines for islands
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Libraries, museums, galleries, antiques and bookstores
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Church services with a maximum of 15 persons can be held under strict hygienic conditions.
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Training sessions for professionals athletes resumed
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2020-04-27 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public transportation in cities and suburbs, as well as speed boat lines to those islands that did not have a ferry connection, will be reinstated. Public transportation will remain restricted to counties only.
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2020-04-23 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation to wear a face mask in shops and public transport
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2020-04-20 In Movement restrictions: Additional health/documents requirements upon arrival
Travel pass required for traveling between counties; travel passes are available for employees of essential services, transport of essential goods, media reporting, commuting to essential employment that cannot be done from home, emergency medical care, and vital family reasons.
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2020-04-20 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Croats have been allowed to leave their homes to buy essentials or seek medical treatment, go for a walk or do an exercise, but not in a group and avoiding social contact.
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2020-04-18 In Lockdown: Partial lockdown
Expansion until 4th May: only allowed to leave home for essential reasons
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2020-04-14 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Digital AI-powered assistant to advise people how to diagnose and manage suspected COVID-19 infections launched
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2020-04-14 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Moratorium imposed on enforcement proceedings during COVID-19 outbreak
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2020-04-08 Out Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Public markets allowed to re-open under strict hygiene measures (with exemptions)
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: Other public health measures enforced
Stricter reporting mandated for retirement homes and care institutions
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2020-04-08 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Recommendation for cleaning of various (public) services published, e.g. hotels, trains
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: General recommendations
To Croatians having their residency abroad to stay in their country of residence unless for urgent reasons to return
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2020-04-07 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Two new financial instruments are being introduced as of this week - the " COVID-19 loan " and the " Micro loan for rural development "
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2020-04-07 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Temporary hotline established
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2020-04-02 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Economic support for small dairy farmers
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2020-04-01 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Government announced additional measures, including: an increase of the subsidization of the net minimum wage; tax obligations of companies to be reduced or written-off depending on their turnover and loss; VAT payments will not be due until payment is received from customers, and the deadline for the 2019 financial reports will be extended to June 30
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2020-03-23 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
SME’s have the chance to defer loan payments and easier access to loans ensured
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2020-03-23 In Movement restrictions: Domestic travel restrictions
People are not allowed to leave their county with intercity travel and vehicular traffic is suspended, with exceptions for essential workers and reasons
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2020-03-22 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
All public transport except for taxis has been suspended for 30 days
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2020-03-21 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Call to all entrepeneurs and businesses to reach out to ministry of health, if they have capacities to produce protection equipment
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2020-03-20 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
Development of health camp outside of main hospital
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2020-03-19 In Public health measures: Strengthening the public health system
The capacities of hospitals across Croatia are increased and the decision made to establish a digital platform ensuring interoperability and coordination across actors to monitor the outbreak
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: Border closure 
Temporary ban of transit through border crossings, excluding cross-border workers, freight carriers, healthcare professionals
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2020-03-19 In Movement restrictions: International flights suspension
Dubrovnic airport closed until 15th April
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Closure of businesses and public services
Closing of restaurants, cafes, bars, night clubs, shopping centers, sports and fitness centers, museums, cinemas, theatres, places of worship, hairdressers, beauty parlors and similar services where close human contact can be expected
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2020-03-19 In Social distancing: Limit public gatherings
Gatherings of more than 5 are banned
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2020-03-18 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The government has also resorted to purchases of unsold stocks of finished goods in agriculture, food processing industry, medical equipment, and similar strategic goods.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
A moratorium for three months on obligations to banks has been introduced. Banks will not apply enforcement measures during this period.
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
The Croatian National Bank (CNB) has provided additional liquidity, supported the government securities market, and temporarily eased the regulatory burden on banks; various measures implemented gradually
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2020-03-17 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Establishment of COVID-19 loans to ensure financial liquidity and delays in tax collection or reduction in taxes and fees; complete plan has 63 measures and measures a worth of 350 million HRK
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2020-03-16 In Social distancing: Schools closure 
Two week suspension of schools and universities starting 16 March
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2020-03-15 In Socio-economic measures: Economic measures
Freezing prices for essential foods and drugs to level of 30th January 2020
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2020-03-12 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Forced government quarantine of 14 days for any traveller arriving from China (Hubei), Germany (Heinsburg, NRW), Iran, Italy, and South Korea (Chendong and Daegu). Health monitoring for other countries.
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2020-03-12 In Socio-economic measures: Emergency administrative structures activated or established
The national civil protection agency’s powers were extended to respond more appropriately
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2020-03-03 In Public health measures: General recommendations
Those over 60 and those with chronic diseases should avoid crowded public places (including taking transport at peak times)
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2020-03-01 In Public health measures: General recommendations
It is recommended that health care institutions and health care professionals postpone the provision of health tourism services (providing health services to persons from outside Croatia, such as dental services, spa services, etc.) to persons coming from the affected areas in the next month to prevent
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2020-02-24 In Movement restrictions: Surveillance and monitoring
Health Inspectors of the Croatian State Inspectorate are monitoring and enforcing orders to self-isolate. They are authorized to fine any individual violating this order with fines ranging from 8000 to 120,000 HRK
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2020-02-24 In Public health measures: Isolation and quarantine policies
Health inspectors are monitoring compliance with self-isolation orders and can fine up to 120.000 HRK
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