The data provided by foreign institutes show that Croatia is the safest tourist destination in the Mediterranean and steps are being taken to make sure that this situation remains, Tourism Minister Nikolina Brnjac told the press on Thursday in Zagreb.
Currently, over 856,000 guests are spending their holidays in the country, which confirms the fact that Croatia is a safe destination, the minister said.
Asked whether additional restrictions for British and Russian travellers should have been introduced earlier, since currently “coastal destinations are full of Brits”, as observed by some reporters, the minister responded that the coastal destinations were not yet full of British guests, and now some more air services were being Introduced from the U.K., and also some new rules would soon be introduced.
She noted that her ministry had proposed some measures and she was glad to see that the epidemiologists and the COVID-19 crisis management team had accepted them.
They will be an additional safeguard for bit us and our guests, Brnjac added.
She commented that the current tourism statistics “are really good”.
Also in terms of the COVID-19 incidence rate, Croatia fares best in the Mediterranean now, she added,
The Croatian Institute of Public Health (HZJZ) said on Wednesday that people arriving from the UK, Cyprus and Russia would require a negative COVID test to enter Croatia, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or recovered from the disease.
The HZJZ decisions enter into force on 26 July (Monday)
“Since the Delta variant imported from India has become dominant in the European Union, South Africa, Brazil and Zanzibar remain on the list of countries for which quarantine is mandatory, while mandatory quarantine upon crossing the border is being lifted for persons from India,” the HZJZ said.
Persons arriving from India will be required to produce a negative SARS-CoV-2 test taken within 48 hours of crossing the border if it is a rapid antigen test or within 72 hours if it is a PCR test, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID.
The same requirement applies to arrivals from the UK, Cyprus and Russia due to the deteriorated epidemiological situation in those countries