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Mayor of Dubrovnik writes to UK Secretary of State - Dubrovnik is ready to establish all necessary health and safety protocols

Written by  Apr 02, 2021

The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, has sent an official letter to the Secretary of State for Transport of the United Kingdom, Grant Shapps.

In the letter, the mayor opened by saying that Dubrovnik is waiting for the decision of the government of the United Kingdom to allow, or re-establish, international travel. He pointed out that visitors from the United Kingdom are traditionally the most represented and very loyal Dubrovnik guests with whom the city has developed a long-standing strong and friendly relationship.

Based on last year's experiences, Mayor Franković made a proposal to Secretary of State Shapps to consider the possibility of establishing a set of special rules and regulations that would divide countries into green, orange and red zones when drafting and making necessary travel decisions.

Such a travel regime would mean different rules and regulations, depending on which zone tourists were travelling to and from. The mayor of Dubrovnik suggests that tourists returning from a green zone would not require a PCR or rapid antigen test while tourists returning from the orange zone would require a negative rapid antigen test. Furthermore, it is suggested that those British tourists returning from the red zones must be tested by a rapid test before leaving the zone and by a PCR test on arrival at the domicile.

Finally, those British guests who have received the vaccine or have recovered from Covid-19 are completely exempt from the need for any testing.

"Dubrovnik is ready to establish all necessary health and safety protocols to enable British citizens leaving Dubrovnik Airport can be tested by rapid antigen tests, and thus travel safely safe travel and return home,” Mayor Franković wrote to the UK Secretary of Transport, expressing confidence that many Britons who are eagerly awaiting the re-establishment of international travel will be welcome in Dubrovnik.