Yesterday, the Minister of Tourism and Sports Nikolina Brnjac held meetings with the directors of county tourist boards and representations of the Croatian Tourist Board (CNTB) to discuss preparations ahead of the summer season and the results of activities aimed at recognizing Croatia as a safe tourist destination.
In recent months, Croatia has been working intensively on a number of activities to make the tourist system ready to welcome tourists. From the Safe stay in Croatia project, to the set up points for testing tourists, co-financing tests and vaccinating tourist workers, Brnjac emphasized.
"As of today, the Safe Stay in Croatia project has more than 16.000 users and we are extremely satisfied with that, but now it is important that all facilities that have been awarded the national label and protocols apply and the Ministry begins increased control. All directors of tourist boards should be engaged in order to make tourists feel as safe as possible in their destinations, especially in terms of encouraging tourist workers to vaccinate and adhere to measures, as well as to establish additional testing points. The government is continuously working on all the preconditions for a safe and successful season in Croatia, in which its partnership with the county tourist boards is especially important. Only with the coordination and responsibility of all stakeholders can we remain competitive this year as well" she pointed out Minister Brnjac during meetings.
During the meeting, the directors of representative offices in emitting markets especially pointed out that the Safe stay in Croatia project had an excellent response in emitting markets that recognized Croatia as a destination that focuses on security and takes all measures to ensure that their guests have all necessary services available today. travel conditions. It was emphasized at the meetings that it is crucial to maintain, but also to improve, the current favorable epidemiological situation, and in this context it is extremely important to increase the vaccination of the population and tourism workers.
Namely, one of the most important factors in choosing the destination of many tourists in the security segment is the data on the vaccination of the population and employees in tourism and activities related to tourism. So far he is in Croatia vaccinated more than 60 percent of employees not only in the tourist system but also in the activities that are part of the travel chain, from carriers, employees in airports, marinas, etc ..
In addition, since the possibility of simple and affordable testing is an integral part of the trip, they also discussed the continuation of the installation of additional testing points depending on the needs and increased tourist traffic. So far, the eye has been set 350 additional test points throughout Croatia.
Furthermore, current trends related to travel facilitation measures, ie border crossings and increased demand from numerous markets were also discussed. Croatia, ie parts of Croatia and its counties have been removed from the list of risky countries in Austria, Germany, Russia, Switzerland, Slovenia, etc. in recent days.
Also, yesterday was a new decision of the Civil Protection Headquarters of the Republic of Croatia entry into the Republic of Croatia for persons coming from the Scnhegnes area, who are vaccinated with two doses of vaccine, they will be allowed to enter as soon as they are vaccinated with the second dose, they will not have to wait 14 days.
This is extremely important news for Croatia, considering that the German market is one of our most important emitting markets because German tourists are the most numerous guests in our country, Brnjac pointed out and added: "I believe that with this new travel facilitation, even more German tourists will choose our country as their ideal destination, but also that this decision will be an incentive for other countries that have not yet done so, to declare Croatia safe for travel."
Photo: ACI marina Split