"We have helped the tourism sector with measures to preserve jobs, and an additional model of assistance will be the write-off of 50% of the lump sum tourist tax and tourist membership fee for all renters and family farms that provide accommodation services", Pointed out yesterday the Minister of Tourism and Sports, Nikolina Brnjac for RTL, and added that they are also talking to hoteliers and the nautical sector in order to reduce the tourist tax by 20%.
Vaccination of tourist workers will start soon
In mid-April 70.000 tourism workers will be vaccinated, and in addition to those permanently employed in the tourism sector, seasonal workers will also be included in the priority vaccination. “The goal is for tourism workers to be vaccinated by the start of the season", Brnjac emphasized.
The Ministry of Tourism and Sports has asked members of professional associations in tourism to collect data for employees who want to be vaccinated by sorting them. in two priority groups.
The first priority group are employees who have more contact with guests or employees in the facility, taking into account those employees whose ability to maintain social distance is reduced, such as kitchen workers, while the second group are people who do not make significant contacts such as various service occupations, office work and the like.
The second group also includes private landlords, over 90.000 of them private renters, which are also taken into account in accordance with the defined vaccination priorities in the tourism sector. Private renters will be vaccinated after vaccinating the aforementioned 70.000 tourism workers, who are in greater contact with guests.
The state co-finances tests for tourists
There will also be mobile health teams that will test guests via rapid antigen tests. What is extremely important, Brnjac announced a few days ago that the state will cover part of the cost testing on Covid19 for tourists.
The minister did not reveal the percentage of the state subsidy, but announced that it would be known soon as soon as she agreed with the Croatian Institute of Public Health.
"The tests will be approved from commodity stocks, and there will be significant savings for a family of four", States Brnjac and adds that for now the Ministry of Tourism has allocated around 20 million kuna from its budget for this need.
Testing points for tourists
Tourist points throughout the Adriatic are currently being defined with local and county headquarters and tourist boards, and will be made public on the label's website. Safe stay in Croatia.
Thus, the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb has provided testing for all foreign visitors who have spent at least one night in Zagreb through its Visitor Center on Ban Josip Jelačić Square 11.
Starting with the weekend of April 10, the Zagreb Tourist Board will provide testing for foreign guests next to the Visitor Center (European Square). Thus, all visitors who have spent at least one night in Zagreb will be able to be tested on Saturdays and Sundays with prior notice.
Download safety labels - Safe stay in Croatia
It is imperative that everyone in tourism take the Safe stay in Croatia label and clearly highlight it on their facilities. Also, in order for Croatia to present itself as a safe destination, it is important that the tags, like all other accompanying video and photo materials, communicate through their social channels and in general in communication with the market and guests.
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