The Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Mato Franković, received an official letter Robert Courts, the UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport regarding the traffic and travel situation between the UK and Croatia.
Robert Courts thanked Mayor Franković for his reflections and concrete proposals, as well as for his continuous cooperation on these important issues for the transport and tourism sectors as well as for national economies.
Courts pointed out, among other things, that the UK has the most ambitious vaccination plan in history, which will provide the authorities there with a unique opportunity to gradually and safely relax the restrictions currently in force. As early as the beginning of May, he says, the British government will decide on the reactivation of tourist trips from May 17.
“After the abolition of travel restrictions, we will introduce a system of "traffic lights" which will classify countries as Red, Yellow and Green. Such a system will allow us to change the restrictions depending on the risk of traveling from a certain location, as well as flexibility in response to changes in the degree of risk," said the British Under-Secretary of State for Transport in a letter to the mayor.
Under such a regime, British guests coming from "green" countries will not need to be quarantined upon return but only a PCR test and a second day test upon arrival, while the quarantine obligation will apply to arrivals from red and yellow states.
The decision on international travel, to be made by the British Government soon, will be subject to change, the letter said, and will be revised through a series of parameters in June, July and October, taking into account current national and international data.
“The direct communication and cooperation that this city administration has opened and nurtured with the British authorities is another indicator of a proactive approach to tourism and travel industry issues in the challenging and complex conditions of the pandemic. The efforts of the City, the Dubrovnik Tourist Board and partners to invest in the tourist recovery and promotion of the destination have resulted in the re-establishment of a direct airline from the United States, the second most represented market in Dubrovnik,” stated the City of Dubrovnik on their official website.