Entering Events with Covid Passports in Croatia: New Details on Large Gatherings

Daniela Rogulj

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Covid passports from Saturday can also be used as tickets for cultural and sports events where epidemiological measures do not have to be adhered to, the National Civil Protection Headquarters decided. 

All organizers of concerts, festivals, performances, and sporting events can choose to organize events that can only be attended by those who have been vaccinated with two doses at least 14 days ago, those who have had Covid in the last six months, and people who have a negative test no older than 48 hours. Events can be organized without checking the Covid status, but then they have to apply all the rigorous measures: mandatory masks, distancing, one guest per four square meters, etc.

Jutarnji List thus learned from the National Civil Protection Headquarters the details of how to enter events with Covid certificates. The organizer will have to report the event and the number of people waiting. They will register to organize the event with Covid certificates. Visitors will have to show a document at the entrance proving that they have one of the conditions. This can be a Covid certificate or a certificate they have received from a doctor.

They must also be prepared to show an identification document, which confirms that the certificate they have is theirs. The National Headquarters explains that, since they attend voluntarily, visitors voluntarily agree to show the document, and the organizer is obliged to use it only for the purpose of reporting to the authorities to check the status of visitors.

This is actually a test phase, i.e., a period in which organizers and citizens learn about the new rules, and on the other hand try to show citizens, especially younger ones, that vaccination is the most effective and cheapest way to have fun. From the beginning of July, Covid confirmations will no longer be just an option, but a condition for organizing all major and risky events, adds Jutarnji List. 

Although new variants of the virus pose a threat, Europe, including Croatia, has a good epidemiological situation. In the last 24 hours, 134 new cases of infection were recorded, and the number of active cases is 1207 in total. Although the number of hospitalized and patients on respirators is decreasing, there are still those who have to go to the hospital. A total of 456 patients are in the hospital, and 44 patients are on a respirator. Thirteen people died.

“Last week we had 1,056 patients, and this week 814, which is 22.9 percent less. The current incidence is 67.6. It is the lowest in Istria, and the highest in Međimurje County. According to the 14-day incidence rate in the EU, Croatia ranks 12th and is lower than the European average. The mortality rate is 1996, which puts us in 21st place on the EU scale,” said Krunoslav Capak, director of the CNIPH.

For all you need to know about coronavirus specific to Croatia, including travel, border, and quarantine rules, as well as the locations of vaccination points and testing centers across the country, make sure to bookmark our dedicated COVID-19 section and select your preferred language.


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