Due to a good epidemiological situation, restrictions begin to ease
In comparison to other countries in the region, Croatia has a good epidemiological situation. Since the beginning of the crisis, there have been 2,112 confirmed cases, 83 deaths and 1,560 recoveries. In last two weeks the number of new cases has been slowing down so the restrictive measures are beginning to ease.
Since the beginning of the crisis, the stores and supermarkets have introduced precautionary measures such as social distancing, the use of hand sanitizers at the entrance and the limited number of customers inside the store.
Croatia restricted travelling relatively early what greatly helped the efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. As the reports from several counties have shown improvements, it has been decided to ease some of the restrictions. Consequently, starting Tuesday, May 5, it has been allowed for vessels 24 m and longer to enter marinas, harbours and shipyards. Further reliefs have also been announced.
For the time being, three counties in the Northern Adriatic have not reported any new case more than two weeks period so COVID-19 restrictions have been eased and as of this week, the intercity passenger traffic has increased and more ferry lines have been introduced.
The measures such as social distancing of 2 m remain in place for all activities. It is recommended that gatherings and physical contacts in general should be avoided. It is also recommended that personal hygiene is maintained, hands washed with soap more frequently and a mask worn when out in public. If any symptom is noticed, it is imperative to contact the county’s Civil Protection Directorate / local epidemiologist.
Situation in sea-coast counties on the Adriatic:
The situation has improved first in Istra, the county in the north-west and closest to Italy. It is now allowed to travel within the entire count with no restrictions.
Civil Protection Directorate in Istra county:
Tel: +385 52 352 112; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
In Primorje-Gorski kotar county there have been 82 confirmed cases. As a first phase of relaxation, limited travel was allowed but starting May 4, the travel within the county has been allowed without a pass-permit.
Civil Protection Directorate in Primorje-Gorski kotar county:
tel: +385 51 5135 1600; e-mail: email@example.com
In Lika-Senj county there have been 22 cases so far and no deaths. No new cases for 18 days.
Civil Protection Directorate in Lika-Senj county:
Tel. +385 53 588 218; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Zadar county has 85 confirmed cases and one death.
Civil Protection Directorate in Zadar county:
Tel: +385 23 350 409; e-mail: email@example.com
Šibenik-Knin county has had 87 confirmed case so far and one death. The island of Murter which has two marinas was under quarantine until April 18 but now the situation is under control and all the general measures are in place.
Civil Protection Directorate in Šibenik-Knin county:
Tel: +385 22 112; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Split-Dalmatia county has had 496 cases until now and 32 deaths.
Civil Protection Directorate in Split-Dalmatia county:
Tel: +385 21 400 141 / +385 21 400 142; e-mail: email@example.com
Dubrovnik-Neretva County has 108 confirmed cases and four deaths.
Civil Protection Directorate in Dubrovnik-Neretva County:
Tel: +385 20 331 355; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org