As of today, the health situation related to COVID-19 in Zagreb, as well as the rest of Croatia is serious but under control.
In any case, sporting activity for high-level athletes affiliated to national federations is permitted by the Croatian Government Authorities. Competitions of International and national level are allowed, but currently without public spectators.
As an example, on the 3rd and 6th January 2021, the Audi FIS Ski World Cup “Snow Queen Trophy“ took place in Zagreb, which saw a participation of athletes from different countries but without spectator presence. In addition, in November 2020, a European Junior and U-23 Judo Championships were held in Poreč, Croatia, with participation of 685 athletes (more than 1000 participants altogether), arriving from 37 countries, also without spectator presence. Both of these events were held under strong epidemiological measures, which finally resulted in no local viral outbreak or transmission.
The Croatian Rowing Federation has prepared their annual calendar of competitions which of course include the 2021 World Rowing Cup I 30th April-2nd May in Zagreb. For the conduct of the 2021 WRC I we have prepared a Covid-19 Response Plan protocol to minimize the risk and spread of infection following the guidance documents prepared by World Rowing and approved by the Croatian Rowing Federation.