18:32 / 30.06.2021.

Author: Nikola Badovinac

Digital Green Certificates in mass use at home and abroad

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Digital COVID certificates will be in mass use as of Thursday domestically and around the EU, Interior Minister Davor Božinović said on Wednesday.

The new decision on crossing the border has been aligned at EU level since the Digital Green Certificate goes into force as of 1 July, which means that all EU citizens who produce it can enter Croatia without restrictions, Božinović said.


Since not everyone has the certificate, although three EU commissioners sent a letter to the member states yesterday to step up their issuing. Croatia will let in EU citizens as it has done until now, if they show a vaccination or recovery certificate, a rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours or a PCR test not older than 72 hours.


Third-country nationals will no longer have to have a special reason for entering Croatia and prove the necessity of their trip, but they will have to show a vaccination, recovery or testing certificate.


Božinović said the Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) will update on its website the list of countries under special epidemiological measures. Their citizens, mostly from countries which will be listed as red or dark red, will have to show a PCR test not older than 48 hours and self-isolate for 14 days.


He went on to say that organisers of events for over 100 people must see to compliance with the COVID measures and obtain permits from local authorities.


As of 2 July, digital COVID certificates will be issued via the eCitizen system, in 150 HZZO branches and at testing locations, which currently number 150. This also applies to foreigners.


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