After it was announced Wednesday night that Croatia was to be placed on the British list of green countries, and that the first British tourists would arrive on the Adriatic on from the 19th of July the tourism sector has been inundated with concerns after the initial wave of happiness.
The United Kingdom is one of the countries with the highest growth in the number of newly reported cases of the so-called delta strain, and it is feared that a wave of British tourists could close the tourist season, so these days the National Staff is considering introducing some additional restrictions on the arrival of British tourists.
As the Croatian newspaper Jutarnji list reports, the possibility of introducing mandatory antigen testing for all vaccinated Britons is being discussed. Arguments for the introduction of a rapid antigen test are a desire to preserve the season and open borders despite the spread of the delta strain that has already caused chaos in some Mediterranean countries, such as Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Greece.
Namely, the National Staff believes that the cost of one hundred Kuna for a rapid antigen test would not be a greater financial burden for tourists, however on the other hand, it would still increase security and reduce the number of imported viruses.
Apart for the British, the same measure of restriction is being considered for visitors from Russia.