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Croatians living abroad urged not to visit Croatia

ZAGREB, 4 April 2020 – The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs has issued a statement urging Croatian citizens who temporarily or permanently live and work outside the country to further delay all travel to the Republic of Croatia which is not necessary.

The statement below. 

“In view of the COVID-2019 coronavirus epidemic, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, in agreement with the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia, implores Croatian nationals who temporarily or permanently live and work outside the country to further delay travel to the Republic of Croatia which is not necessary.

We advise all Croatian citizens who do not have an urgent need to travel to the Republic of Croatia to stay in their places of residence in order to minimize exposure and thus reduce the risk of coronavirus infection for themselves, their families and others.

We emphasize that all those heading for Croatia with a view to a short stay should be aware that the situation in other countries is changing and that certain rules regarding border crossings or air travel may be changed without notice, which certainly can make it difficult or impossible for Croatian citizens to return to their countries of residence and work.

We also draw attention to the epidemiological measures in Croatia that have been introduced for all those entering the territory of the Republic of Croatia from other countries. Consequently, they will be familiar with the measure of compulsory quarantine accommodation for a period of 14 days or will have to carry out a mandatory measure of self-isolation over a period of 14 days.

In these challenging times, it is important to send a message of responsible behavior to society, because by protecting ourselves, we are protecting others as well,” the statement said. 

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