A press conference was held in Opatija today, announcing the opening of new test sites for rapid antigen and PCR testing on SARS-CoV-2 in Opatija and Mošćenička Draga, in cooperation with the Special Hospital "Medico" from Rijeka.
From Saturday, June 12, testing in Opatija will be possible at the new location, within the hotel "Paris" in the area to the entrance to the reception, at the beginning Nikola Tesla Street. Tests will be conducted every day, including weekends and holidays, from 9:00 to 11:00 and a rapid antigen and PCR test. In Mošćenička Draga, also from Saturday, rapid antigen and PCR tests for guests and the domicile population will be conducted within the health center, at the address Barba Rike 5a, in the hall on the 1st floor. Testing will be conducted from 11:00 to 13:00.
The price for the rapid antigen test is HRK 100,00, while the price for the PCR test is HRK 550,00. The findings are published in Croatian and English. Payment is made on the spot in cash and will soon be via the app app.Medico.hr both login and payment will be enabled.
"Today's guest is primarily looking for high safety standards, risk-free vacation and high quality service. At the Tourist Board, we pay special attention to protecting the health and safety of all our guests and we want to provide them with everything they need for a pleasant and safe vacation. As the number of tourists grows, so does the need for testing, and our desire is to make it easier and faster for guests to do so, so we have arranged another location where our guests can be tested by rapid antigen test and PCR test, every day including weekends and holidays. she pointed out Suzi Petričić, director of the Tourist Board of the city of Opatija.
The Mayor of Opatija and the Mayor of Mošćenička Draga expressed satisfaction with the opening of new checkpoints with the aim of providing the best possible conditions for tourists. “We want visitors to Opatija to spend a pleasant vacation in our city this summer and to return to their countries safely after a quick and well-organized test. Our priority is to provide all the conditions, in accordance with the valid epidemiological measures, so that this year's tourist season will bring the best possible economic results. I thank all those who helped us in the process of opening a new testing point at COVID-19, which is intended exclusively for tourists ", the mayor of Opatija emphasized Fernando Kirigin.
. The initiative of the Medico Clinic, and the joint cooperation of the City and the Tourist Board of Opatija, and the Municipality and the Tourist Board of Mošćenička Draga resulted in the realization of this important health service, all with the aim of safer and more pleasant stay of visitors. directly at their place of residence. I would also like to emphasize my satisfaction with the price of the service provided by the Medico Clinic, as well as their availability both in Opatija and in Mošćenička Draga. I am of the opinion that in these pandemic times, such a service must be provided to the tourist who ultimately expects it, and this proves the high health awareness of the Opatija Riviera and the importance of safe stay of tourists in the destination, " concluded the mayor Riccardo Staraj at today’s press conference.