Organized vaccination of tourism workers begins on Friday, April 23rd, in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, more precisely in Dubrovnik.
After Dubrovnik, in accordance with the priorities and the vaccination plan, the vaccination of tourist workers will start in all other tourist destinations of the Republic of Croatia.
In the context of the beginning of the action, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac pointed out that the vaccination of tourism workers in Croatia will reduce the possibility of hotspots in tourist destinations and further boost confidence in Croatia as a safe and responsible destination.
"Given the extreme importance and recognizability of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination, we want to start vaccinating in Dubrovnik, in order to further send a message to our guests about the safety of this and all other tourist destinations in Croatia. I would like to thank our tourism workers for the exceptional responsibility they show in the preparations for this season, as well as the Croatian Institute of Public Health and the Ministry of Health for their professional assistance.", Said Minister Nikolina Brnjac.
"We are extremely pleased that the organized vaccination of tourism workers in the Dubrovnik-Neretva County has begun, because we know how important it is to send a message of safety to tourists, and we are doing so. Dubrovnik is ready to welcome all our guests and I thank all the tourist staff who approached the organized vaccination in order to be as resilient as possible to welcome the main part of the season", Said the prefect of Dubrovnik-Neretva County Nikola Dobroslavić.
Since the beginning of April, Croatia has been open to tourists from outside the European Union, with very clear and transparent rules for entering the country.
Recall, the Ministry recently announced Instructions for vaccinating employees in the tourism sector
Priority vaccination is voluntary and applies only to employees in legal entities and crafts in the tourism sector, and employers should classify their employees, who express a desire to be vaccinated, into two groups according to the epidemiological risks arising from their workplace.
U the first priority group for vaccination are employees who make greater contact with guests and those who due to the nature of the work are not able to provide quality social distance indoors, or are in direct contact with products that go in front of the guest, while in the second priority group employees who can perform work without close direct contact with guests and make occasional contacts with guests and can provide epidemiological distance in the performance of work.
Connected to seasonal workers who will be hired later as for foreign labor, the sector will be informed in a timely manner after the agreement with the CNIPH, the Ministry points out.
"Vaccination dates will depend exclusively on the priorities set by the Croatian Institute of Public Health and the competent local and regional public health institutes and institutions conducting vaccination, while the possibility of choosing a particular type of vaccine will depend on the availability of vaccines at the time of vaccination.", Conclude the Ministry of Tourism and Sports.