Croatia prioritises vaccination of tourism workers
Croatian authorities to vaccinate tourism sector workers and add more
testing locations for tourists
Stockholm, April 22, 2021 – The Croatian Ministry of Tourism and the Institute of Public Health have decided to implement comprehensive safety protocols to ensure the safe return of tourism in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan prioritizes the vaccination of tourism sector workers and the establishment of additional testing locations for tourists.
Beginning in May, Croatia will begin vaccinating its 70,000 permanent and seasonal workers in the tourism sector and plans to expand the vaccination program to 90,000 private accommodation providers. In addition, the authorities will establish additional locations for testing tourists and provide the necessary training for testing site staff in accordance with the Croatian Institute of Public Health’s guidelines.
“Croatia is among the first to start vaccinating tourism workers and this is extremely important for us – not only to protect our people in this critical sector, but also to strengthen our position as a safe destination. In addition to the Safe Stay in Croatia program, this is an additional guarantee to tourists that Croatia meets all the prerequisites for a safe holiday for every guest who chooses our country as their destination. Croatia would start vaccinating its tourism workers in May, and that testing locations would be set up in resorts so that tourists could get tested upon arriving in Croatia and before returning home” said Minister of Tourism and Sports, Ms. Nikolina Brnjac.
The Safe Stay in Croatia program is another way in which Croatia is prioritizing travellers’ health and safety. The certification allows visitors to easily identify destinations, accommodation providers, transport, tourist attractions and other facilities that have adopted global standards for health and hygiene. Authorities conduct regular inspections to ensure all measures are followed and maintained, so tourists can travel with confidence.
“We are happy to see such a positive response to our efforts by airlines and tour operator increasing capacity out of Scandinavia and Finland to Croatia,” says Mr Vedran Sušić, Director of the Croatian National Tourist Board. “With these measures in place, we can wholeheartedly and confidently open our borders to safe travellers from the Nordic regions.”
Traveling to Croatia
In order to enter Croatia, travelers must meet one of the following prerequisites and provide the required documentation:
- Provide proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 (listed on the Joint List of Rapid Antigen Tests)
- Provide certification of completed vaccination program (14 days after final dose)
- Provide PCR or rapid antigen test, confirming that the person has recovered from SARS-CoV-2 virus infection
- Take PCR or rapid antigen test for SARS-CoV-2 immediately upon arrival (at own expense), with the obligation to stay in self-isolation until receiving a negative test result. If testing cannot be performed, self-isolation for 10 days is required.
For more information on the COVID-19 regulations in Croatia, visit:
Croatia Online Press conference video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kk8f6mo8ZlU
Director, Vedran Sušić
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