Monday, 03 August 2020

Tourism down by half in July - no cases of imported Covid-19

By  Jul 10, 2020

The tourism industry in Croatia, as in the rest of the world, continues to struggle with the Covid-19 pandemic and its catastrophic consequences for travel. Figures just released show that so far in July the number of tourists in Croatia is around 52 percent when compared with the same period from last year. Croatia should, in any normal year, be in the middle of the tourist season. The beaches full, cafes and restaurants alive with languages from all over the world and the hotels fully booked. But 2020 is no normal tourist season.

The Croatian Minister of Tourism, Gari Cappelli, stated at a government session on Thursday that the highest concentration of tourists is currently in two Adriatic counties - Istria and Primorje-Gorski Kotar, where about half of the current number of tourists in the country are staying, or around 250,000 tourists. Cappelli also pointed out that so far not one tourist has been infected with Covid-19, or indeed has “imported” the virus into Croatia.

"There are practically no problems with Covid-19, safety is everywhere in the facilities and destinations, and it is important that we now have only 10 percent fewer tourists from Germany than at the same time last year," Cappelli said.


The Voice of Dubrovnik


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