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Croatia further eases restrictions as cases drop

Croatia to extend current epidemiological restrictions

ZAGREB, 26 May 2021 – With cases continuing to drop, the national COVID-19 response team has announced further relaxation of measures. 

In the past 24 hours, Croatia has registered 538 new coronavirus cases and 21 related deaths, the national COVID-19 response team reported on Wednesday. There are currently 3,112 active cases in the country and 1,034 hospitalised patients, 102 of whom are on ventilators.

A total of 1,988,226 people have been tested for COVID-19, including 6,830 in the past 24 hours.

As at 25 May, 1,608,291 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, with 1,197,164 people having received at least one dose and 411,127 having received both shots.

Measures announced and which will come info force on 28 May. 

Gatherings – more than 100 people are allowed to gather in one place. The ban on private gatherings and ceremonies is lifted.

Public events and gatherings of all kinds can last up to 11 pm.

There are no more restrictions on the number of people at funerals, but expressing condolences is prohibited.

Bakeries can now work until 11 pm.

Alcohol can now be served between 6 am and 11 pm. 

Hospitality facilities can work 6 am and 11 pm.

Restaurants and all hospitality facilities which fall under the restaurant category, which can be pubs and cafes, can serve food indoors, as long as they meet minimum technical requirements.

Wedding ceremonies with 120 guests may be held with the obligation to provide information on the place and time of the event and to follow special instructions, and if all persons present have received a second dose of the vaccine more than 14 days ago, or have recovered from COVID, or tested negative in last 48 hours. 

Casinos can be open from 8 am to 11 pm. 

Organised dance schools can now open.

Indoor training can now take place, expect not in school halls only. 

The 40 percent passenger capacity limit on public transport is now lifted. The obligation too wear masks on public transport still remains.

Border crossings – children up to 12 years of age traveling with parents who have been vaccinated or have recovered from COVID or have a negative test do not have to have a negative test or go into self-isolation.

The next review of measures will be made in the middle of June. 

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