Final Draft Being Honed: Some Easing of Croatian Measures Coming

Lauren Simmonds

Updated on:

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, the brushing up of the package of the slight easing of Croatian measures that are set to replace the current ones on February the 1st isn’t over yet. Discussions are still going on, two days ago the matter was discussed at a coalition meeting in the Government, and epidemiologists held meetings with various ministers who represent domains of currently banned economic activity on Monday, reports Jutarnji list.

The government will most likely present the package at a session on Thursday, explaining how those whose operations have been suspended or restricted due to epidemiological measures will continue to be financially supported.

Meetings of epidemiologists of the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) with representatives of the Ministries of Economy, Tourism and Sport, Science and Education and the Interior were held on Monday, and epidemiologists gave their final suggestions on the easing of Croatian measures.

Some interlocutors of Jutarnji list claim that in this new wave of concessions, caterers would be exempt, ie that cafes will not be allowed to sell coffee outside or to go because that would mean the partial opening of cafes, which increases the overall epidemiological risk, while others say that this matter hasn’t yet been agreed upon.

The president of the National Association of Caterers, Jelena Tabak, says that they have no information about a possible concession, and they have the impression that cafes will be allowed to at least issue coffee outside/coffee to go, but they ask that support measures remain in place for restaurants.

When it comes to re-opening schools, at the coalition meeting, everyone agreed that the decision to open them back up again should be left to individual counties, depending on the epidemiological situation, Jutarnji list writes.

“There will certainly be some concessions. At the national level, children from the 5th to the 8th grade will be allowed to return to school, talks are being held intensively to allow sport and outdoor recreation to take place. For everything else, we’ll just have to see, at this moment we don’t have any definitive information on what will be allowed and what won’t,” said the head of the CNIPH, Krunoslav Capak, on Tuesday.

For the latest travel info, bookmark our main travel info article, which is updated daily

Read the Croatian Travel Update in your language – now available in 24 languages.

Join the Total Croatia Travel INFO Viber community.


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment