Even in these difficult times, we are of course on the road for our customers at home and abroad. Depending on the destination, this requires good planning and compliance with various requirements. However, the health of our employees is always our top priority during these assignments. In this article, we report on a foreign assignment in Croatia as a representative of our business trips.
Before the trip started, some organizational points were clarified the week before. The documents required for entry included the A1 certificate on social security legislation, a travel notification for entry into the Republic of Croatia and a certificate issued by QA on the absolute necessity of a business trip. Furthermore, proof of a negative test for infection with the coronavirus must be carried when entering Croatia and re-entering Germany. In cooperation with the customer in Croatia, an appointment for an on-site PRC test was already organized before the start of the trip.
With the QA company car and equipped with a supply of FFP2 masks, we set off from Stolberg in the direction of southern Germany. First stopover: Frankfurt am Main. Here a PRC express test was carried out. Thanks to good organization on site and prior booking of an appointment, the test was completed in the shortest possible time and the journey could be continued quickly. The test result arrived by email after only about 30 minutes. The destination for the first day was the city of Passau in Bavaria. Due to the long total distance of 1200km, a stopover was necessary. We deliberately decided against an overnight stay in Austria, as this would have resulted in a 10-day quarantine obligation.
Equipped with vignettes for Austria and Slovenia, we continued the next day to the vicinity of the Croatian capital Zagreb. On arrival at the customer’s site, work on the plant was started immediately and continued successfully over the next few days.
In order to have a proof of a negative PRC-Corona test for the return journey to Germany, this was already carried out one day before departure at the University Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Zagreb. Our employee was accompanied by the customer, as he is familiar with the local conditions and organizational structures. The results were available in time for the departure and so we returned to Stolberg with an overnight stay in Germany.