More than 532,000 tourists have visited Croatia since the beginning of June, with more than 2.6 million overnight stays, and 600 hotels and 325 camps are currently open, according to the Croatian Tourism Association (HUT) from the Croatia Tourism & Travel weekly newsletter published on Wednesday.
-Thanks to the high-quality epidemiological situation, Croatia is still perceived as the safest country for holidays in the Mediterranean. The number of foreign guests is growing every week, and Croatia has confirmed its status as one of the most desirable tourist destinations this summer. From the start of June Croatia was visited by more than 532 thousand tourists which realized more than 2.6 million overnight stays, and most foreign guests are from Germany (23.5 percent), Slovenia (19.5 percent), Austria (8.8 percent) and the Czech Republic (5.8 percent) – HUT emphasized.
The assessment that Croatia still has one of the best epidemiological situations in the EU and in the Mediterranean is supported by the dana of Wednesday afternoon that currently only 18 people are infected in hospital, and there are a total of 136 active cases.
-Although there are no restrictions in Croatia (it is mandatory to wear masks in public transport and they are recommended indoors) safety standards are high, and Croatian epidemiologists have made very detailed guidelines for all types of facilities and tourist services implemented across the country – they point out from the tourism association.
They remind that Croatia has elaborated detailed guidelines in case of infection in tourist destinations, which provide for adequate isolation and treatment of infected, and all destinations have specialized tourist clinics that are ready to act quickly and safely in case of infection.
HUT also points out that all tourist facilities have high safety standards, companies adhere to all recommended guidelines for the organization of facilities and all tourist facilities, and facilities and employees are equipped with the necessary protective equipment and disinfectants to ensure guests are safe during their vacation.
They remind that Croatia has open borders for the arrival of tourists from EU countries and no one who enters the country should go into self-isolation or have any test for COVID-19.
Given the deteriorating epidemiological situation in neighboring countries, Croatia has introduced a special entry regime for people from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia and Northern Macedonia, who will be required to stay in self-isolation for 14 days when entering Croatia. The obligation of self-isolation does not apply to those transiting through these countries.
HUT advises everyone who intends to come to Croatia to fill in the entry form at EnterCroatia in advance in order to shorten the procedure at the border crossing.
Owners or users of a foreign boat or yacht are also advised to submit their data in advance via this website when entering Croatia (the data should include the planned sailing route / planned berths / anchors, mobile phone number and e-mail address).
All Croatian marinas are open and offer full service, and charter fleets are ready to welcome tourists, the HUT points out, reminding that the Croatian Institute of Public Health has issued specific recommendations for work or stay on yachts, boats and other vessels.
They also remind that the European Commission has launched the Re-open EU network platform, which offers information important for travel and holiday planning this season in one place and in real time, by lifting restrictions on free movement and control at internal borders. The joint EU platform has shown that Croatia, thanks to the quality epidemiological situation, has fully opened its borders to EU countries, they note, among other things, from HUT in the latest newsletter.