The Omicron variant of COVID-19, which has been spreading rapidly around the world, has caused an unwanted rise in infected people in many countries, including Croatia. As a result, the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia issued a decision to amend the Decision on necessary epidemiological measures restricting gatherings and introducing other necessary epidemiological measures and recommendations to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The new anti-epidemic measures entered into effect on January 11 and will remain valid until January 31.
Up to 200 people outdoors and up to 50 people indoors allowed with EU-COVID certificates
Instead of 100 participants, the new measures allow up to 50 people at outdoor public meetings and events. The previously unlimited number of people allowed to gather at events with digital EU COVID certificates and with permission from the local COVID-19 crisis management team is now limited to 200 people.
Indoor gatherings are limited to 25 people without or 100 people with the digital EU COVID certificate and with permission from the local crisis management team. The same restrictions apply to private gatherings which are limited to 20 people without the digital EU-COVID certificate or 50 people with the certificate, except for wedding ceremonies.
Organizers of public events and gatherings attended only by people holding an EU digital COVID certificate, are required, no later than 7 days before the event, to inform the local crisis management team of the intention to organize such a gathering. The competent civil protection headquarters is required to respond to the request within 3 days of its receipt.