Recommendations and instructions of the Croatian Institute of Public Health
The Croatian Institute of Public Health has issued the following instructions for Croatian and foreign nationals entering the Republic of Croatia, who must comply with these recommendations and instructions during the 14 days following their crossing of the state border:
· During the first 14 days following the entry into the Republic of Croatia, accommodation may be left only in absolutely necessary situations: carrying out business activities if business was the purpose of entry into the Republic of Croatia, carrying out necessary activities with continuous increased hygiene measures in place.
· When leaving accommodation in absolutely necessary situations, it is recommended to wear a mask or a covering for the nose and mouth, to keep a physical distance from others (a minimum of 1.5 meters) and to practice hand hygiene. · Hands should be washed as often as possible with warm water and soap and/or a hand disinfectant should be used that needs to be well rubbed on the palms. Touching one’s face, mouth, nose and eyes should be avoided.
· Using public transport should be avoided. In the means of transport, a person should preferably be alone or exclusively with persons with whom he/she shares accommodation.
· Grouping and public gatherings should be consistently avoided.
· During business meetings, it is necessary to meet with as few persons as possible, to ensure a physical distance of 1.5 meters and availability of disinfectants, to avoid unnecessary meetings.
· During their stay in the accommodation, the persons concerned prepare the food themselves or use food and beverage delivery services.
· Payments are made by using non-cash card payments or online services.
· Body temperature should be measured every morning. If it exceeds 37.2 degrees, it should be taken again after 10 minutes. If the temperature again exceeds 37.2 degrees, the person should stay at home/one’s accommodation and contact the chosen general practitioner, if any (Croatian nationals), or a competent local epidemiologist.
· In case of any symptoms of acute respiratory infection (cough, sore throat, high temperature, short breath/difficulty in breathing, loss of smell and taste), it is necessary to stay at home/your accommodation and contact the chosen general practitioner, if any (Croatian nationals), or a competent local epidemiologist.
· In case of sudden onset of severe, life-threatening symptoms, the person should contact the emergency medical services. In case of respiratory disease symptoms. If you develop respiratory disease symptoms (high temperature, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, sore throat, weakness), you should contact your chosen doctor by phone who will, based on your medical condition, assess the need for you to be tested for the new coronavirus.
If you require medical assistance for reasons other than a respiratory disease, you should phone your chosen doctor or one of the members of your household can contact the doctor for consultations and arranging a house call.
Do not visit healthcare facilities without having previously contacted them by phone. You can find more information on the coronavirus disease and measures for reducing the risk of spreading the disease on the website of the Croatian Institute of Public Health at https://www.hzjz.hr/sluzba-epidemiologija-zarazne-bolesti/koronavirusnajnovije-preporuke/, or from your chosen general practitioner and a competent local epidemiologist.
Croatian and foreign nationals may request additional information and clarifications by calling 112 or 113.
You can also contact the Institute for Public Health using the addresses on their contact list for the various departments: https://www.hzjz.hr/en/contact-us/