Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs published a new list of countries by zones / colors according to the epidemiological situation. What is important to emphasize is precisely the regional approach to travel restrictions, which is what Croatia is doing tourism entrepreneurand have been struggling since the beginning of the covid crisis, and it is on this path that the proposal and European Commission.
Thanks to this approach, although most of Croatia is still in the red zone, the news is that according to the new updated list - Istria and Varaždin are on the "green" list, thus enabling Belgian tourists to travel to these two regions.
Namely, the European Commission presented a proposal Recommendation on a coordinated approach to restrictions on free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the proposal identifies four main areas where close cooperation between Member States is needed:
- common criteria and thresholds Member States to introduce travel restrictions
- mapping common criteria agreed color code
- a common framework for measures applicable to travelers from high-risk areas
- Clear and timely informing the public about all restrictions
Member States should provide data on new cases to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control on a weekly basis and should also provide regional level to ensure that the measures can be targeted only to areas for which it is absolutely necessary. Read more in the attachment.