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British Airways to return flights to Croatia in July

Written by  Jun 17, 2020

British Airways have announced the return of flights to Croatia from this July. Three Croatian destinations will receive flights from British Airways, Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik. According to an article on Croatian Aviation British Airways had planned flights to Croatia at one point even for June, this did not happen, mainly due to restrictions imposed by the UK government.

At the moment, 14 days of self-isolation after arrival in the UK is still mandatory, but companies based in this country are putting pressure on the authorities to lift this restriction, which would greatly facilitate the re-establishment of air traffic. The UK government have already stated that they will review the self-isolation regulation on the 29th of June.

According to current information, British Airways intends to launch three routes to Croatia from July, to Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik, with flights from Heathrow and Gatwick.

This will be a much needed shot in the arm for Croatia’s tourism industry, not least for Dubrovnik where traditionally UK tourists are the most numerous. BA have announced that they will fly to Dubrovnik from the 16th of July, three times a week, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, from London Gatwick. This is much less than they flew last year, when the airline operated 11 flights a week to Dubrovnik, but nevertheless these flights will still open up Dubrovnik to UK tourists.



BA have announced a similar flight schedule for the capital, Zagreb, with three flights a week, from the 9th of July, on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. And from London Heathrow to Split, from the 9th of July, on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

And BA isn’t the only UK airline to restart flights to Europe and Croatian destinations, EasyJet, and others all look set to restart flights in July. Of course a lot will depend on the future decision of the UK government and whether they decided to lift the 14-day self-isolation regulation. This regulation was introduced on the 8th of June and was heavily opposed by the UK travel industry. The regulation means that all those arriving in the UK, including British citizens, have to declare an address where they will self-isolate for two weeks, with those who fail to do so facing a fine.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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