Croatian Shop Opening Hours: Stores Open Until 17:00 As Of Tuesday

Lauren Simmonds

Easter this year has certainly been an unusual as family gatherings have become a thing of the past as the coronavirus crisis continues to bite. In preparation for the Easter holidays, shops remained open until 20:00, but now that the festivities (or what was left of them this year) are drawing to a close, Croatian shop opening hours are also going back to what they were.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 12th of April, 2020, the deputy chief of the National Civil Protection Headquarters, Damir Trut, was a guest on N1 television, and he discussed the measures governing Croatian shop opening hours.

”The [civil protection] headquarters is constantly monitoring the epidemiological situation and decisions are being made according to those analyses. When the conditions are good enough that it can be done, then we will do it. We’re thinking a lot about that,” Trut explained, referencing Croatian shop opening hours and the way the anti-epidemic measures have affected them.

On monitoring the gathering of citizens, Trut says that all measures taken by the Civil Protection Headquarters are aimed at protecting the public. ”Throughout the day, the entire area is monitored continuously, with all locations for people going out closely watched. During 24 hours, there were about 800 controls and during those controls there was no suspicious behaviour to note. Staying at home is the best measure we can employ to protect ourselves and everyone else,” Trut said.

”Croatian shop opening hours were extended by the shops for the last three days, that is, for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Markets will be open from 08:00 to 13:00 as of Tuesday,” Trut clarified.

As for the question of whether Croatian shop opening hours be extended, it appears that we’re not at that stage yet.

“I’d like to ask people to respect the measures which are currently in force, and when the opportunity allows, we will communicate which measures will eventually be discontinued,” he concluded.

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