The Prefect of the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Nikola Dobroslavić, has urged for stricter measures against the spread of Covid-19. The recently updated European Centre for Disease Control map of Europe listed the whole of the Croatian Adriatic coastline as orange, instead of green as it had been before. And whilst this map is only used as advice for European Union countries the fact that Croatia’s most popular tourist destinations are now listed as orange should concern the tourist industry.
Dobroslavić hinted at stricter Covid-19 measures as he commented that “On the occasion of the growing number of cases and returning to the ECDC orange list, and after talking to members of the Headquarters, I sent a letter to mayors calling on them to engage in maintaining a good epidemiological picture in the county. All mass public events should be controlled, provide the necessary measures, space and hygiene, or ask for EU COVID certification. Those events that are risky should not be approved! We need health, we need tourism. Let's be responsible, adhere to the measures. And we also get vaccinated!"
And as the UK opens up to tourism from Monday the 19th of July there are clearly fears that more cases of the delta strain will arrive in Croatia.