Food stores across Croatia have been under a strict regime of working times ever since the coronavirus pandemic broke out meaning that the opening hours were limited from 8:00am to 5:00pm every day. But now with Easter coming this weekend the regulations will be slightly relaxed to allow shoppers to make sure that they aren’t too crowded.
Davor Bozinovic, the Minister of the Interior, told the public at a press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters about the change in the operation of stores for the days preceding Easter.
“Since Easter is coming and shopping will be stepped up, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday the shops will be allowed to be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm. In this way, we want to relieve the shops and prevent large crowds,” commented Bozinovic.
Thus, the opening hours of shops over the next three days will be extended by four hours, allowing citizens more time to spend on their holiday shopping and to keep the crowds as small as possible.