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Could the Russians save Croatia's tourism in 2021?

Written by  Apr 07, 2021

Croatia has restarted the issuance of tourist visas for Russian citizens, and the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in the Russian Federation has already received the first applications. That the demand for Croatia as a tourist destination is expressed on the Russian market is also confirmed by the announcements of Aeroflot Airlines, the Russian national airline which plans to connect Moscow with Pula, Dubrovnik and Split with daily flights from the beginning of June to the end of September this year.

"On the Russian market, there is a demand for a safe summer vacation, and among the sought-after destinations, Croatia stands out. The future trends from this market are certainly supported by the re-issuance of visas for Russian citizens, as well as new border regimes according to which Russians can enter Croatia with a negative PCR or antigen test, and confirmation that they have recovered from Covid-19, or most importantly, confirmation that have received any vaccine," said Rajko Ruzicka, director of the Croatian National Tourist Board in Russia, adding that the announcements of new airlines that will connect key Russian and Croatian destinations are welcome.

Aeroflot currently operates once a week between Moscow and Zagreb, the second weekly flight will be available from May, while in the middle of the summer season this line will operate as many as three times a week. Among the announced flights are the flights of the airline S7 from Moscow to Pula and Dubrovnik and the airline Nordwind to Zagreb. These flights refer to the period from the end of April to the end of October.

Croatia's good position was also confirmed during the recent MITT fair in Moscow. This is the first Russian tourism fair to be held in 2021 in a classic form. On that occasion, the Russian tourism sector, as well as the media and visitors to the fair expressed great interest in Croatia and Croatian destinations.


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