The Croatian Tourism Association (HUT), the umbrella association of the tourism sector in Croatia, has harmonized epidemiological map of Croatia which daily presents the situation in counties and islands according to the new criteria applied by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), according to which most of Croatia, especially the coastal part, is marked as a green zone.
According to the new criteria, the Green Zone is an area with a 14-day incidence of newly infected per 100.000 inhabitants lower than 50 with a positive share in the total number of tested below 4%, or lower than 75 with a positive share in the total number tested less than 1%. According to the new criteria, the orange zone is an area with a 14-day incidence between 50 and even 200, depending on the share of positives in the total number of tested. The red zone is an area that varies from 50 to as many as 500 newly infected per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, and the dark red zone indicates areas with an incidence of more than 500 newly infected in the last 14 days.
"Presenting the epidemiological situation by counties enables the proper communication of the security situation towards tourists, which we have more and more in Croatia every day. Such monitoring of the situation in Croatia has been continuously supported by Germany, since last season, and this has been accepted by Austria and Slovenia. This is the best way to inform tourists about the real situation in the destinations where they stay, but also the best way to motivate the local population to behave responsibly, especially in tourist counties where safety is a prerequisite for tourist traffic., said Veljko Ostojic, director of the Croatian Tourism Association.
According to the new ECDC criteria, Croatia has entered the green zone in total, because we have an average of 41 newly infected per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 days, with a positive share in the total number of tested of 1,9%. Viewed by counties, only Međimurje, Šibenik-Knin, Varaždin and Zadar counties are outside the green zone.
HUT updates the epidemiological map of Croatia every day, croatiacovid-19.info, which shows the epidemiological situation in the country by counties and islands. The map shows in one place all the key standardized indicators of the epidemiological situation in the country - the daily number of new cases, the incidence per 100.000 inhabitants in the last 14 and in the last 7 days, the number of active cases and the share of positives among those tested in the last seven days. In addition, key measures related to catering, working hours and other important measures for tourists are presented, both at the national level and at the level of individual counties. The necessary information is regularly provided to HUT by the National Civil Protection Headquarters, the Ministry of the Interior, the Croatian Institute of Public Health and the Croatian Institute of Health Insurance.
Since its presentation, the map has been visited by almost a million users, mostly from Germany, the Netherlands, Croatia, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Belgium, Slovakia and the UK. The map is currently viewed by over 10.000 users every day.