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Croatian Ministry of Tourism launches new project - Croatian Islands - COVID free zone

Written by  Apr 17, 2021

The Ministry of Tourism announced on Saturday that it has launched the "Croatian Islands - COVID free zone" campaign, so that tourists will soon have access to special data on the epidemiological situation on the islands.

"In anticipation of the upcoming main part of the tourist year, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports has further intensified its activities and, in cooperation with the Croatian Institute for Public Health, has launched the action Croatian Islands - COVID free zone. Namely, currently on the epidemiological map of Croatia, all islands are shown within the respective counties, despite the fact that their incidence of the virus is much lower than in other parts of the county," the Ministry said in a statement.

Therefore, on the website www.safestayincroatia.hr, in addition to information on the epidemiological situation by counties, tourists will soon have access to special information on the epidemiological situation on islands.

The Croatian archipelago is the second largest in the Mediterranean, and consists of 78 islands, 524 islets and 642 cliffs and reefs that are particularly attractive to tourists and thanks to which a large part of tourist traffic.

The Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac, pointed out that the importance of our islands for tourism is extremely high, because a quarter of tourist nights in Croatia are realized on the islands, and the stay of tourists on the islands is two days longer than in mainland tourist centres.

“Also, a third of the commercial accommodation capacities are located on the islands and that is why it is important that we have accurate information about the epidemiological situation on all islands, many of which are green zones. In this way, we will provide tourists with a detailed and clear insight into a safe and pleasant stay in Croatia,” said Minister Nikolina Brnjac.