Where to buy face masks, FFP2, FFP3, hand sanitizer, and gloves in Croatia

Where to buy masks in Croatia
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UPDATED: 24.1.2024.

Coronavirus is clearly not going away anywhere in the world anytime soon. While Croatia experienced a brief relief from COVID-19, it’s back with a vengeance.

It is vital that we all participate in preventing the spread of the virus and protecting the most vulnerable among us by social distancing, wearing face masks, and keeping our hands clean more than we would have prior to the virus. It’s a new world, guys.

To ensure you are prepared, stock up on face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. In this guide, we cover all the places where you can purchase this personal protective equipment within Croatia.

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Locations where you can buy face masks, FFP2, FFP3, hand sanitizer, and gloves in Croatia

#1 Protective face masks (Maske za lice)

When buying protective masks, you can choose between 4 types of masks:

  • Surgical one-use masks called “medicinske/kirurške maske”
    • Used to protect others from respiratory droplets
  • Reusable anti-viral masks
    • Contain copper oxide with antiviral and antibacterial properties
  • Reusable cloth masks called “maske kućne/domaće izrade”
    • Used to slow down the flow of breath or the transfer of respiratory droplets
  • FFP2/FFP3 masks called “filtrirajuće polumaske s ventilom i bez ventila”
    • Used for protection from solid and liquid aerosol particles in healthcare facilities

You can get more information about the types of masks and their usage in this guide from HZJZ. All of them can be bought in person and online. Below is a list of all the places you can purchase face masks.

Physical stores

Face masks can be bought at:

Anti-viral masks that destroy the COVID-19 virus are now available at pharmacies in Croatia. These masks look like classical surgical masks but they contain copper oxide with antiviral and antibacterial properties. These masks can be reused until they are physically destroyed or sprinkled with water. They can be worn for up to 3 hours at a time. After that, they must be put on a flat surface for 40 minutes to destroy the virus.

Webshops

Below is a list of webshops where you can purchase face masks:

#2 Protective and plastic gloves

Protective gloves can be purchased both in person and online.

Physical stores

Protective gloves can be purchased at:

Webshops

Here are some web shops where you can buy protective gloves:

#3 Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizers can be purchased both in person and online, pretty much at any retail shop. It’s usually on a big display at the front when you enter.

Physical stores

Hand sanitizers can be purchased pretty much everywhere these days, but here are some specific stores where you can find it:

Webshops

Below is a list of sites where you can purchase hand sanitizer online:

Taking care of yourself doesn’t just protect yourself, it protects others around you. Make sure you have all of these items on hand and that you use them when appropriate.

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Please note: Information provided by Expat in Croatia is only for the purposes of guidance. It does not constitute legal or financial advice in any form. Croatian laws and bureaucratic rules often change, and each personal case is individual, so different rules may apply. For legal advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian lawyer. For financial advice, contact us to consult with a licensed Croatian tax advisor or accountant.

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