Here you will find upcoming events of the honorary consular mission as well as further information and announcements.

1. Round table discussion on the topic "Janko Šajatović - Krabat" on 02/22/2022

On February 12, 2022, a round table discussion on the topic "Janko Šajatović - Krabat" took place in the City Hall of Varaždin. The Honorary Consul of the Republic of Croatia, Dr. Peter Neumann was received at the City Hall by the President of the Varaždin City Council, Zdravka Grđan, and the city's Deputy Mayor, Miroslav Marković.
You can find pictures and the press release for the interview on the website of the city of Varaždin.


2. Corona information Croatia

Travelers from Germany and the EU/EEA and Schengen area can enter Croatia if they have an EU digital COVID certificate. Children under the age of 12 traveling with a parent/legal guardian are exempt from presenting a negative test result or self-isolation if the parent/legal guardian can present a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate or a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or have a certificate of vaccination or recovery. The Croatian Ministry of the Interior provides information about other exceptions. Upon entry, travelers' contact details are registered for the duration of their stay in Croatia.

To avoid long waiting times when crossing the border, the Croatian Ministry of the Interior recommends storing contact and residence data online in advance.

The current test and quarantine regulations are also published in German by the Croatian Ministry of the Interior. Violations of the test and quarantine requirements will be punished with a high fine.

(Status: 4th April 2022)



3. Inaugural visit of the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to Saxony

On July 16, 2021, the Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, HE Gordan Bakota, made his inaugural visit to the Free State of Saxony. Accompanied by his embassy counselor, Ivana Karanušić, and the honorary consul, Dr. Peter Neumann, the Saxon authorities.

First they met with the President of the Saxon State Parliament, Dr. Matthias Rößler, and the deputy director, Dr. Silvia Brueggen.

The invitation to the Chamber of Industry and Commerce was accepted, where the vice president, Christian Flössner, and the head of the foreign trade department, Robert Beuthner, received the invitation.

Following this, H. E. Gordan Bakota signed the Golden Book of the City of Dresden. Of course, this happened in the presence of Dresden's Lord Mayor, Dirk Hilbert.

At the end of the day, everyone gathered at the Saxon State Chancellery to pay a visit to the Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer.

4. Earthquake in Croatia

After the Zagreb - Varazdin region was affected by earthquakes immediately after the start of the Corona crisis in spring 2020, Croatia was again hit by earthquakes at the turn of the year 2020/2021.

Numerous buildings were destroyed in the devastating earthquake in Croatia on December 29, 2020. At least seven people are said to have died. On December 30, 2020, earthquakes again occurred in the affected region.

After the earthquake in Croatia, two more tremors shook the area around the small towns of Sisak and Petrinja on the morning of December 30th, 2020. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) gave the magnitudes as 4.8 and 4.6. The epicenters were again around 45 kilometers south-east of Zagreb. Nothing was initially known about new victims.

Earthquake causes devastation

"What has not yet fallen from the ruins of the city has now fallen," Petrinja Mayor Darinko Dumbovic told state television HRT. The 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday devastated the center of Petrinja and the nearby district town of Sisak. At least seven people died, including a 12-year-old girl. 26 people were injured. Many more are believed to be missing. According to the hospital director there, the earthquake also caused severe damage to the municipal hospital in Sisak.

More earthquakes in January 2021

Petrinya. More than a week after a devastating earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4, another strong tremor shook the region south-east of Zagreb on January 5th/6th, 2021. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) gave the magnitude as 5.0. The epicenter was in the small Croatian town of Petrinja, 45 kilometers southeast of the country's capital.

To deal with the consequences of the earthquake, the Croatian government has activated a donation account via the Ministry of Finance:

Donations from abroad:

Bank: Hrvatska narodna banka/ Croatian National Bank
Bank address: Trg hrvatskih velikana 3/ Trg hrvatskih velikana 3
Zagreb 10000, Hrvatska/ Zagreb 10000, Croatia

Recipient: Ministarstvo financija Republike Hrvatske / Ministry of Finance
Address of the recipient:

Katančićeva 5/ Katančićeva 5
Zagreb 10000, Hrvatska/ Zagreb 10000, Croatia
Bank details/ bank account number:

HR12 1001 0051 8630 0016 0
Reference number/ remittance info – remarks: Earthquakes aid